Posts Tagged“breakfast”

oatmeal

I’m a terrible blogger. As soon as I get busy the blog is the first thing to go. With my September nuptials and South American honeymoon in November, which I both planned, along with my busiest time of year at work, I haven’t had time to test many new recipes or coerce my dear husband into creating new vegan dishes. That said, we’ve still been eating healthily so I’m making a concerted effort this month to get back to sharing all of my delicious finds both in the kitchen and spiritually – more on that later. So let me get back…

the french woman breakfast

I read this article in Harper’s Bazar about what the author of  “French Women Don’t Get Fat” has for breakfast every morning. The author and former Veuve Cliquot CEO claims that this simple breakfast of yogurt, oats, walnuts, flax, lemon and honey keeps her satiated and it’s been her go-to for the last decade. My verdict? Mais c’est parfait quoi! 1 tsp flaxseed oil or flaxseeds 2/3 cup vegan almond yogurt (or low fat regular yogurt) 2 tbsp gluten-free oats 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped juice of half – one lemon 1 tsp agave or honey blueberries Mix it all up and enjoy!…

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Guys! This is a big day. I made, for the very first time, a Buddha Bowl. Of course it was co-created by the master chef of the household, Matt, but stil. It was my idea. Making a Buddha Bowl is a big deal because it’s a staple in the vegetarian/vegan/yogi world. Buddha Bowls are meal-sized bowls of simple, whole, clean food, typically made up of veggies and grains. Our Buddha Bowl consists of nutritious goodness including quinoa, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, onions, carrot, avocado, kale, tofu, sunflower seeds and basil. Wowza! Try fitting all that love from Mother Nature  into a typical meal. The…

Banana chocolate oatmeal

Because if you can’t have chocolate for breakfast at Easter, when can you? – 2 cups water – 1 cup gluten-free organic oatmeal – 1 tablespoon of natural almond or peanut butter – 1 teaspoon of agave or mapple syrup (optional – I find it sweet enough without it) – 1 or 2 bananas, depending on the size – 2 “strips” of 70% or higher organic dark chocolate, roughly chopped Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a small pot Cook 1 cup of oatmeal on medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the water starts evaporating (Some…

Portobello mushroom melt

This is the easy yet fancy sort of breakfast that you make when you just start sleeping over at your lover’s house. The kind where you wake up before him, quietly pad to the bathroom to remove the mascara residue from under your eyes, brush your teeth and fix your hair (the old “I woke up like this” routine). Then you make this breakfast with some French pressed coffee and fresh juice, and you’ll have made your impression. POTATO HASH – 2 sweet or russet potatoes – 1 red bell pepper – 1/2 yellow onion – 2 tablespoons olive oil…

Tofu scramble

Brunch is my favourite meal of the week and I was relieved to find vegan and gluten-free recipes in my cookbooks and online. This tofu scramble recipe also makes a tasty protein addition to salads. – 2 ounces firm tofu, crumbled (1 to 1.5 packages) – 2 tablespoons of EVOO – 1 cup finely diced white onion – 1/2 bunch of asparagus cut 2 inches in length (no ends) – 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, diced – 3 tablepoons nutritional yeast – 2 tablespoons wheat-free tamari – Pinch of sea salt – 1/4 tablespoon turmeric – Ground pepper…

Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Pecan Pancakes

During the first few days of the 21-day detox it’s normal to feel very irritable, down, and sort of pissed off that you can’t indulge in the treats that you usually would be consuming, especially on the weekends. This is OK – your body may be craving processed sugar and caffeine and without it you can be moody (read b*$chy).  So I recommend making a nice Sunday brunch to help get over the hump. Vegan and gluten-free doesn’t mean pancake-free! Here’s a recipe from Fran Costigan via Crazy Sexy Kitchen. You’ll need three things from the health food store that…