Posts Tagged ‘Breakfast’

 


All right, I have a pretty big confession to make.

I steal lavender.

By that I mean, when I head out on my daily walks, my hand might ever-so-slightly slip onto a neighbor's lavender plant and give a little tug. If some buds end up in my hand then I just figure it was fate and move along to the next yard.

D doesn't approve, but I have quite a few arguments that can justify the whole process. If you really want to hear them, I'd be glad to share, but right now they might just sound like excuses.

*Slightly random side note: I picked up a new book the other day called The Welcoming Kitchen. It's full of allergen-friendly (i.e. gluten-, dairy-, egg-, soy-free, and vegan) recipes. It's a really cute book (cute shape, classic fonts, and a great color scheme), although it's greatly lacking in pictures (in other words, there arenone). The recipes look yummy, though, and if nothing else, they are inspiring to me when I'm in the kitchen. It's also inspiring to know that allergen-free cookbooks are becoming more and more prevalent.


The following recipe is not at all like the book's recipe for pancakes, but seeing the addition of cornmeal in The Welcoming Kitchen's ingredients list made me add it to my own recipe, so I feel that I should give a shout-out to the cookbook authors. 

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Bella McKenzie

Simple and Delicious Blueberry Banana Parfait

September 5th, 2014 by Bella McKenzie

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One thing that I have really enjoyed this past summer is making breakfast parfaits.

I do not know what it is, but they are just light on the system and they kinda trip the body into thinking that it's getting a sugary treat so you don't crave sugar all day (YAY!)

This parfait is sweet, HEALTHY, and satisfying!
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Teri Gruss, MS

New Gluten-Free Blueberry Pancake Recipe

June 4th, 2014 by Teri Gruss, MS

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2011 © Teri Lee Gruss

Gluten-free pancakes with blueberries feature one of nature's richest sources of antioxidants, blueberries, a healthy and delicious way to start your gluten-free day.

Hope you like it!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 to 8 panckaes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free all purpose flour blend  NOTE: I used 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Gluten-Free Pantry All Purpose Flour Mix - a blend of white rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch and guar gum) PLUS 2 tablespoons sweet rice flour. If you use a gluten-free all purpose flour blend with added xanthan gum or guar gum don't add more gum to this recipe. If you are using a GF flour blend without added gum, add 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum to this recipe.
  • 2 tablespoons organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil OR your favorite neutral vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk OR your favorite dairy-free substitute
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (If using frozen blueberries, thaw first)
  • PLUS, extra vegetable oil for frying pancakes

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Gluten and Dairy Free High Protein Banilla Smoothie © 2010 Teri Lee Gruss

Gluten and Dairy Free High Protein Banilla Smoothie © 2010 Teri Lee Gruss

Kids love this creamy delicious high protein "banilla" smoothie. There's a lot of nutritional value in this 5-minute busy morning gluten and dairy free smoothie. Use a frozen banana for extra creamy texture.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

Jennifer Harris

Gluten Free Product Review: Glutino’s Muffin Mix

July 22nd, 2013 by Jennifer Harris

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Cheesy Sausage Muffins Credits: Jennifer Harris

 

glutino muffin mixA mix, is a mix, is a mix, right? Not necessarily and definitely not when taking Non-GMO Verification into consideration. Glutino's Gluten Free Pantry muffin mix is free of gluten and dairy, it is GMO free, and it is incredibly easy to use.

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Bella McKenzie

Sundried Tomato Scrambled Tofu Recipe

May 10th, 2013 by Bella McKenzie

Perhaps the hardest thing to give up when attempting a vegan lifestyle are eggs.

Let's face it.

Just type in google images right now "breakfast ideas" and watch what comes up.

In fact, I will do it for you now and tell you what I got:

  1. Pancakes (made with 1 egg).
  2. Breakfast Burritos (made with egg whites).
  3. Spinach and Mushroom Frittatas (made with 4 eggs).
  4. Over easy egg and avocado (made with eggs...I guess you knew that).
  5. Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich (made with meat and ....you have it...eggs).

 

Eggs are pretty impressive aren't they? 100% the most popular breakfast selection - at least in America that is... (they love 'em in Europe too though, so I know that).

So that's why the problem exists for people trying to go vegan. What are you to do about your morning breakfast when everything seems to center around eggs?

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Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Green Chile and Cheese Omelet

April 29th, 2013 by Amy Fothergill

At one of my favorite grocery stores, they make a chile relleno casserole that is delicious. I found out it has flour so I've been researching how to make it gluten-free at home; it wasn't too hard. Well I just didn't feel like making a full-on casserole so I opted for a puffy omelet instead.

I took a couple of quick pics and decided to share them with you. Sometimes the simplest things in life can be the best. I hope you try it and enjoy it!

Green Chile and Cheese Omelet

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Gluten Free Irish Breakfast Nachos (with Prosciutto) Recipe

March 20th, 2013 by Chrissy and Lauren

Nachos for breakfast. What more could you really ask for?

Your answer should be nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Irish Breakfast Nachos

Irish Breakfast Nachos

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Amy Fothergill

Gluten-free Dairy-free Blueberry Muffin Recipe

March 14th, 2013 by Amy Fothergill

Whether you make your own gluten-free flour mix or buy one like Auntie’s Flour Blend, it’s easy to make really tasty muffins. You just need a fool-proof recipe!

I’ve been making these muffins for about 5 years. When my daughter was first diagnosed with a gluten and dairy sensitivity, I put my best foot forward and figured out the perfect combination of ingredients to create a moist and flavorful end product. There are a few rules, though, that are important to follow. Here are my suggestions:blueberry_muffins

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When my husband and I lived in California, there was a place that we really loved to dine at named Dharma's.

Yes, it lived up to the name...

Cooky owner, rockstar looking workers, New Age decor...

Yet it was a wonderful place to eat out at. In fact, if you were in my town, it was an absolute must - everyone knew that.

This restaurant, beautifully was full of all sorts of healthy, organic, vegan, and gluten free clean eats. It was known for its colossal sized breakfast, lunch, and dinner options to try that crossed all cultural bounds - Indian cuisine, Asian, Mexican, Italian, American - you name it.

That was indeed our default go-to restaurant.Screen shot 2013-02-10 at 4.09.02 PM

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