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Pancakes Face Off

Pancakes, flapjacks or hotcakes…whatever you call them I consider this dish to be the All American Breakfast item. Just about every country around the world has their own version of a pancake, some thin like crepes, some savory and covered in gravy, some stuffed with fruit or jam; but these starchy treats in America are typically sweet, served for breakfast, fluff up like a pillow and are covered in butter and maple syrup. For this weeks Face Off we brought to the ring 2 great recipes – one as always is Vegan and free of animals, the other Gluten Free and free of grains. Read more

Vegan Almond Pancakes

Pancakes for breakfast remind me of weekends when I was a child – after a slumber party with friends my mom would always make us pancakes in the morning. When I was really young I remember my dad taking “pancake shape requests” – I would always ask for the number “100” and sure enough he would make it. I loved having this sweet breakfast item and often chose this over eggs. As I got older I started to change a bit and enjoy the more savory breakfast foods. Now-a-days my breakfast options are often limited to tofu scrambles or oatmeal, however, when Pancakes, Waffles or French Toast are a Vegan option I am known to get my fill. Read more

Breakfast Scramble Face Off

When you think of a breakfast scramble you probably think of eggs; unless you are Vegan then your thoughts quickly switch over to the scramble you can have…Tofu. For this week’s Face Off we decided to try our hand at breakfast scrambles – two unique breakfast options with simple, yet interchangeable, ingredients. Read more

Tomato & Pesto Tofu Scramble

There are no Vegan substitutions for eggs. Sure you can find egg substitutions for your Vegan Baking needs, however, when creating a dish where egg’s are the star of the show, such as Scrambled Eggs, a faux egg just doesn’t exist. Our next best Vegan option is the incredible, versatile, TOFU! Read more

Super Green Morning Smoothie

Need a morning pick-me-up? One that is non-caffeinated and has all sorts of goodness blended into a smooth puree of sweet, delicious, green (sort of) liquid? Well, I have just the thing you are looking for… Not really a juice, not so much a smoothie, but a super tasty way to start your morning.

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Kale & Egg Tacos

Getting more dark, leafy greens into my diet always seems to be a concern. Kale is so good for you, but sometimes is so not fun to eat. Disguising it by making kale chips, or smothering it in avocado are all fine and good, but my favorite way is to make scrambled eggs with a healthy serving of kale, which happen to be delicious when wrapped in warm corn tortillas. Read more

Chocolate Banana Shake

We’ve all been there before. Staring at the food you have to use up before leaving for a work trip or vacation. Seeing all the dollars you will be wasting if you don’t consume it all prior to heading to the airport. I’m doing this right now. I’m in my kitchen. Staring. The already somewhat-brown bananas, my container constantly full of arugula, sweet potatoes that have probably been there too long already. I see them all, and I have to think of something to do with them.

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Carrots & Kale Juice

I have Bloat Coat. There I said it… We all know what I am referring to, even if you haven’t heard that term before (Thanks TMZ). It’s the layer of “bloat” that creeps up after a few days of overindulgence. A few too many glasses of wine here, a few too many second helpings there, or having dessert with every dinner for a week, and voila , it appears. Creeping around your midsection, forcing you to take a deep breath before zipping up your jeans, and demanding a huge sigh as the zipper finally makes it all the way up.  I have it…and I’m trying to get rid of it. Read more

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares

Oatmeal on the go! These Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares are a perfect way to have yourself a fast-food breakfast while putting something healthy into your body at the same time. Not too sweet, yet not too bland, these squares are perfect for a quick breakfast or even just a mid-day snack. Read more

The Pioneer Woman’s (Crazy Good) Cinnamon Rolls

These are not gluten free. These are not vegan. Not dairy free, either. However, they are incredibility good, surprising easy to make, and are an amazing way to kick off your morning (if you are not gluten free, vegan, or dairy free, that is). I do realize this is a gluten free or vegan blog. I do see the utter irony that I, someone who is trying to be gluten free, is posting a ‘bread’ recipe. Well, none of us are perfect…. right? Read more

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

During our crazy hot summer, starting the day with a smoothie was one of the ways I tried to stay cool. Tiring of my normal breakfast of cereal or granola, making smoothies was a welcome break. First I just threw in almond milk, frozen fruit, chia seeds, or ground flax seed, but then started to get creative when I started a cleanse. Needing variety, I started adding in nut butters, protein powder, and coconut oil. The combinations are endless, and most of them come out pretty tasty. Read more

6 Minute Eggs

One of the best things about being with family for the holidays is your mom making you a home cooked meal. I never feel like the food I make at home tastes as good as anything that my mom prepares…There is just something about it, even if it is something as simple as the eggs she made me for breakfast this morning. Read more

Kay’s (Gluten Free) Banana Bread

I’ve never thought of myself as a baker. I hate measuring ingredients, and love having the liberty to add a bit here and there when cooking. So when Susan wanted to do the banana bread face off, saying I was nervous is an understatement. Read more

Gluten Free Lemon Pound Cake

Baking has never come easy to me, and now that I am gluten free it seemed even more daunting than before. Knowing that I would have to suck it up at some point, I bought some gluten free baking flour (by Bob’s Red Mill), rolled the dice and did my best. Which I did, and for two worthy causes. Read more

Gluten Free Maple Nut Granola

I came across this recipe while reading, Clean Food. I have always wanted to make homemade granola because buying it in the store can be rather pricey, and this recipe looked perfect. Not too many ingredients, most of which I had at home, and about three steps. Sounds easy, and it was. I couldn’t believe you can make this at home, and probably for the fraction of the price per serving. In my opinion, it also tastes better than store-bought granola. So good in fact, that I ate it right out of the oven because couldn’t wait until it cooled down.  Read more