Wholewheat Italian Avo Slices

  When it comes to avocado toast, it can be super simple or a bit elaborate and creative. I was in the mood for a little Italian flavor profile and avocados at the same time. So this creation was born. The Italian white bean spread is creamy and the fresh basil and pine nuts really give it a unique flavor.…

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Orange Superfood Smoothie Bowl

  It’s my birthday today and only my closest friends and family know that its my birthday because I really don’t share it with many. Not even on Facebook, maybe I will get three “Happy Birthday” wishes on Facebook today. So why am I posting it today on this blog? Well two reasons, one I want to share this orange…

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Oatmeal

  Who doesn’t love chocolate and hazelnuts? Especially together. Milk chocolate and hazelnut chocolate bar was my favorite, even though there never seemed to be enough hazelnuts in it. There was way too much empty chocolate space in each bar. I lucked out my last shopping trip and found a huge bag of toasted and peeled hazelnuts, which by the…

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Sprouted Smashed Avo-Toast

  Its Monday! Ha, as if you didn’t know. Like most Mondays, my day started really early and in trying to get as much done I left the house without breakfast. I really try not to do that since I think its a bad habit and I get so famished by lunch that I over eat. Well, today was that…

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Whole Grain and Protein Breakfast Tart

  Easy protein packed and filling breakfast tart is a great alternative when you are just not in the mood for a smoothie or shake. Which is what I have been having for breakfast everyday lately. This tart is just as easy to make, especially since you can bake the crust off in advance and assemble the tart in less…

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Mandarin and Cardamom Vegan Waffles

    I look forward to Sundays and Sunday brunch every week. I try to keep my Sundays free from appointments and work but that does not always happen. There is just something about lazy Sundays, sleeping in and just relaxing before the crazy work week begins. Today was no exception and we made these delicious mandarin waffles with a…

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Chambord Sugar Hearts

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these cute and sweet Chambord Sugar Hearts. I made these with Chambord which is a sweet French black raspberry liquor with a very distinct flavor. Its unique flavor is the key ingredient in a French Martini and it gives it a flavor that cannot be substituted. In my opinion, anyway. However, these sugar hearts can be…

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Red Beet Tartare for Two

  What is Tartare? Most people are not familiar with tartare or confuse it tartar sauce. And, that is is ok, I wasn’t familiar with this raw meat dish either. It is a French dish consisting of raw beef or fish. Supposed to be fancy shmancy but honestly, not for me. However, about a year ago, I was out to…

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Blueberries-n-Cream Chia Pudding

  Chia seed pudding is one of the simplest, fool proof desserts to make. But at the same time, I made some that I just didn’t really care for. I also feel that there are mixed feelings out there about this very simple and popular dessert. Could it be the texture? I can see that to be an issue for…

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Ultra Violet Berry Smoothie Bowl

  If you haven’t heard, the color of 2018 is Ultra Violet. At least according to the color experts at Pantone. “Pantone is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. They are world-renowned authority on color. For over 50 years, Pantone has been inspiring design professionals with products, services and leading technology…

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