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Posts tagged ‘recipes’

Crunchy Spicy Kale Chips

My crunchy snack standbys are almonds and sriracha smattered popcorn. They are permanent fixtures on my snack time menu. But, every so often you have to shake things up, so I’ve decided to give kale chips a slot in the rotation.

Psst: I don’t know if you guys have heard, but I think this kale stuff is going to be pretty popular, call it a hunch.

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Tea Time {ginger + lime + nutmeg}

From the start of September to the end of April, I’m continuously searching for ways to stay warm. Maybe it’s my low blood pressure, my slightly below average body temperature, or maybe I’m part reptile. Regardless of the reason, I require teas, soups, blankets, and wool socks to be administered on a regular basis. My current go-to tea is a spicy and soothing ginger, lime and nutmeg blend. In addition to warming you up, this tea is also great for digestion – something that will surely come in handy with Thanksgiving only a few days away.

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Breakfast Bars {Quinoa + Chia + Cranberry + PB}

Mornings that begin with smoothies are on the decline here in Pennsylvania as it is frightfully cold. It’s really not all that bad. I’m still in an adjustment phase and by late December I’ll hardly whine at all. My go-to breakfast in the depths of winter is a toss up between steel-cut oatmeal or sleeping in the middle of my bed under several comforters with my cat huddled next to me for added warmth. If you want to go the oatmeal route I’ve got a post for that. If you want to go the amorphous bed blob route you’re on your own, but I suspect you can figure it out. For these moderately chilly mornings where I can still get out of bed with relative ease, I wanted something more portable, but still nutritionally substantial – enter the quinoa breakfast bar.

Quinoa breakfast bars

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Banana Breakfast Obsession

I saw the recipe on Pinterest over the weekend and I’ve made it twice since then, a clear indicator that I should share. The original recipe is for “fried” bananas as a sweet treat,  but I add some protein and fat to make a perfect Fall breakfast.

bananas, walnuts and greek yogurt breakfast

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Strawberries + Champagne Cupcakes

I had the pleasure of celebrating a dear friend’s upcoming nuptials this past weekend. Because these major life events don’t happen just everyday, they deserve desserts that don’t happen just everyday. Cupcakes featuring strawberries and champagne seemed entirely appropriate. I followed a fantastic recipe from 20 Something Cupcakes.

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Pan-seared Peaches & Steel-cut Oats

Second only to eggs, oatmeal is my favorite breakfast food. More specifically, steel-cut oats. A little crunchy, a little creamy and entirely reminiscent of my childhood. My mom used to make me oatmeal or cream of wheat for breakfast during the colder months of the school year and it was awesome. Unfortunately, due to my body’s love/hate relationship with gluten, cream of wheat is out of the picture. But, I still reach for oatmeal whenever the temperature drops below 50 degrees. Here’s one of my favorites.

Peaches and steel cut oats

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Banana “Ice Cream”

When it comes to chips, cookies or fried foods, I really don’t have much trouble passing them up. But, one unhealthy treat that I have a borderline unhealthy relationship with is ice cream. No matter the weather or time of day, I can always go for a scoop (or two) of ice cream, which is why this recipe is an absolute staple for me.
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