Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Glaze

Why did I bake banana bread today?  Oh, because the heat came on this morning… that and, it is easily the case that having homemade baked goods on our counter helps home feel warm and familiar.  We are getting there as far as settling into our new digs, in no small part thanks to repeatedContinue reading “Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Glaze”

Fig & Greek Yogurt Toasts with Almonds & Honey

I’m happy to say that the contents of our kitchen should be here (in our new home in SF) in less than a week’s time.  That said, we are already going on a longish stretch with no proper kitchen set up to speak of, with all due respect to our car-camping pot, pan, sharp-ish knife,Continue reading “Fig & Greek Yogurt Toasts with Almonds & Honey”

Make Ahead Monday: Rolled Oats with Greek Yogurt & Mixed Berries

With rain in the forecast today and tomorrow, combined with the particularly warm and humid weekend, this week’s make-ahead presented an unusual challenge in that I wanted it to be cozy-ish but not piping hot.  (We climbed in the Gunks – (New Paltz, NY) yesterday in spite of hot and sticky conditions and the thoughtContinue reading “Make Ahead Monday: Rolled Oats with Greek Yogurt & Mixed Berries”

Make-Ahead Monday: Mixed Berry Scones

Lately I have such a hankering to bake!  Even though the weather’s warming up I just really enjoy it, I think because even amid all the chaos a day (a week, a month, life) can bring, baking requires weights and measures, plus patience, and for me lends an actual sense of calm!  Also, it’s funContinue reading “Make-Ahead Monday: Mixed Berry Scones”

Raspberry Sunflower Smoothie

I can’t stop with the micro greens lately!  This smoothie makes delicious use of them.  It’s raspberry – mango base compliments the earthier flavor of Sunflower micros perfectly, creating a subtly sweet nutritional powerhouse. Have a great day!!!

Paul’s Perfect Poached Eggs

Aren’t poached eggs just the best at times?  It’s amazing that what’s one of the simplest of dishes – an egg boiled in water – can be so comforting, satisfying, delicious and nutritious all at once.  We buy them by the dozen for a few dollars, but are also willing to shell out multiples ofContinue reading “Paul’s Perfect Poached Eggs”

Chocolatey Chia Pudding with Strawberries & Hazelnuts

Monday morning means we’re talking make-ahead breakfasts that will start the week off strong without sacrificing flavor or fun, and as such we kicked this week off with Chocolatey Chia Pudding.  By using unsweetened cocoa powder and topping with hazelnuts, we’ve updated what has been flavor-wise for me one of the most life enhancing  foodsContinue reading “Chocolatey Chia Pudding with Strawberries & Hazelnuts”

Fresh Herb & Goat Cheese Frittata

  It’s week four of new breakfast Mondays and confession time, this classic but new-to-our-kitchen morning meal was *not* made in time for the early departure today!  That’s because yesterday we had quite the baking marathon and it was only after planning today’s breakfast, late last night, that I realized we were down to twoContinue reading “Fresh Herb & Goat Cheese Frittata”

Spring Training Granola

The pros and cons of March are an oft debated topic in our household, and I’d say for good reason.  The days are a little warmer, to the point that some – many of them are inviting enough to head out sans layers, overcoat, hat and gloves.  Outdoor rides may be accomplished without neoprene bootiesContinue reading “Spring Training Granola”

Green Smoothies Two Ways

Here’s a question I wish I wasn’t asking myself right now: why did I wait so long to dive into green smoothies?  I know the unfortunate answer, and I’ll admit it.  It’s because #1) I love my berry smoothies, and #2), the unfortunate part, I didn’t think they would be good.  That could be becauseContinue reading “Green Smoothies Two Ways”

Snowday Inspired Energy Loaves

  At the outset of what might turn out to be the coldest week this winter, Paul suggested a muffin with a little more heft to it.  Muffins are often first bites here so the aim with these is to sustain a little longer into the morning.  Since we had ripe bananas, and since overContinue reading “Snowday Inspired Energy Loaves”

Overnight Oats with Deconstructed Nutella

What’s this!?!?  An overnight oats dish for those of us who share a love and devotion to all things chocolate & hazelnut is what.  Some of us know this combination as Nutella.  However with all due respect to that addictive spread, it is sugar laden beyond the point of reason, plus is not exactly discerningContinue reading “Overnight Oats with Deconstructed Nutella”

Carrot Cake Waffles with Greek Yogurt

Whaaa?  Yep, and let’s deconstruct these right off the bat.  These waffles include: two cups of grated carrot, walnuts, whole wheat flour, apple sauce, coconut oil, and just a teeny bit of sugar.  In all actuality, they are not too far afield from our carrot muffins, they simply have a bit more liquid and fewerContinue reading “Carrot Cake Waffles with Greek Yogurt”

Steel Cut Oatmeal with Stewed Fruit for the Heart of the Holidays

This oatmeal and stewed fruit combination is going to knock your socks off, whether you are fueling up for a long workout or a full day of last minute shopping, or feeding hungry guests during the holidays.  Oh, it is so good!  The inspiration for the stewed fruit came to me from a restaurant inContinue reading “Steel Cut Oatmeal with Stewed Fruit for the Heart of the Holidays”

Easy Chia Breakfast Bowl

Chia pudding may be the easiest make ahead breakfast I’ve encountered.  Add your liquid of choice – almond milk, a light smoothie, 100% fruit juice, traditional milk – to a proportionate amount of chia seeds, leave it in the fridge overnight, and it’s ready in the morning, when you can add any accoutrement you like.Continue reading “Easy Chia Breakfast Bowl”