Melted Oatmeal Cookie Breakfast Bowl

melted oatmeal cookie

Listen, I know plain, unflavored and unsweetened oatmeal is the way to go, and nine times out of 10 that’s what I make. But this morning I discovered a packet of brown sugar-cinnamon instant steel-cut oats in the back of the pantry (Quaker makes it). Knowing that a bowl of sweet oatmeal is basically a… 

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Southwestern Breakfast Scramble

southwest breakfast scramble

I’ve got nothing against egg yolks. They’re actually my favorite part of the egg. But sometimes I’d rather spend my fat calories on something else, like avocado or sausage. So while I always have a dozen eggs in the fridge, I usually have a carton of egg whites in there, too, for times, when I… 

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Cornmeal Crusted Avocado with Eggs, Tomato & Crispy Bacon

cornmeal crusted avocado

Over the last few months I’ve been making a huge effort to eat a healthy, well balanced breakfast. One that includes lots of protein, healthy fat and carbohydrates in the form of vegetables. My go to has been eggs, bacon and sliced tomatoes. Delicious, but after a while? Boring. Plus, I needed some healthy fat… 

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Butternut Bacon Home Fries

butternut bacon home fries

Behold, the awesomeness that is frozen butternut squash cubes! There’s no peeling, no sawing, no seed scraping and really no prep other than opening the bag. Just 1 pound of golden chunks, ready to add to any recipe. I’ve used butternut squash in so many potato-ey ways — mashed, fries, oven roasted — but I… 

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Green Vegetable Frittata

green vegetable frittata

Spring arrives very soon, and I am thrilled that my local farmer’s market is beginning to fill up with delicious green vegetables.  My recent shopping trip scored some amazingly fresh asparagus, pak choy, leeks, scallions and dinosaur kale.  I needed a recipe that I could incorporate all these beauties, so I started thinking about making… 

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Chai & Roasted Squash Muffins

chai & roasted squash muffins

At the end of a gardening season, most gardeners sit down and look back on what they grew and how successful their crops were. This summer my squash crop was not nearly as successful as my tomato crop, but I did manage to get a few Butternut squash to grow in the garden.  After harvest,… 

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Green Tea Latte Chia Pudding

green tea latte chia pudding

Chia pudding has been around for awhile, so I thought I’d gather together a bunch of superfoods and put a new spin on it. This is a great little preworkout breakfast or afternoon snack, since it has that little kick of energy from the matcha powder. Make it the night before and it’ll be all… 

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Hatch Green Chili Mini Quiche


It’s hard to believe we are wrapping up another Hatch green chili season.  It seems like just yesterday I was coming up with green chili recipes for Shrinking Kitchen last year.  Anyway, I knew life wouldn’t be complete without at least one new green chili recipe.  Enter…Crustless Hatch Green Chili Mini Quiches with Avocado Green… 

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