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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes | Vegan Pancakes. Hello world. That’s what WordPress recommends I say here for my first post. Personally, I disagree. I’d rather go with something more friendly like ‘Hey, thanks for stopping by.” Because what says “hello” and “thanks for stopping by my blog” more clearly than that? But really, thanks for stopping by. This site has been my brainchild for just a little while now, but it’s really been in the making for long time because I’ve always loved minimalist baking I just never called it that. One day a few months ago I started to envision a place where I could share only my favorite recipes that gushed simple. In short, this site embodies everything I adore about food – its simplicity, its beauty, its delicious taste, and its joy-giving nature. If there’s one thing you should know about me right up front it’s that I love pancakes, always have.

I’ve called these chocolate chip oatmeal cookie pancakes for a very plain reason: that’s exactly what they taste like. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes. Berry Cream Cheese Pastries. I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days. Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government. Good grief, I won’t even go there. Instead though, I thought I’d offer my idea of a more comforting alternative. Pasta. When life is good, and when life gets crazy, I turn to pasta.

And this pasta recipe is one of my all-time favs. And just as it has for years, this one hit the spot. Read more This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. And a very special birthday girl turned the big 3-0. Friends, meet Stacey. Read more TGIF, friends. Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. Read more Ever since my friends and I met for a tapas happy hour at our neighborhood Spanish restaurant a few weeks ago, I’ve had sangria on my mind.

Read more Read more Read more Happy day, friends! Banana Bread Pancakes. SRC: Berries & Cherry Walnut Oatmeal Bars « The first week of the month is generally busy for me- what with the Recipe Swap post going up the first Sunday of the month and the SRC post going live the first Monday of the month. As a result, the weekend is always spent working on the posts and since I am a big time procrastinator, I end up baking/cooking, editing photos and blogging two posts in one day.

I know, I should plan things better! Anyway yesterday proved to be doubly busy as I finally made myself a Facebook page for the blog! Yay! After toying with the idea for months, I finally decided its time to face my fears. Since I was getting all tech savvy for the blog, I made myself a twitter account too!

Coming to this month’s SRC. Isabelle is a very talented blogger with a blog that is a treat to not only look at, but with some great recipes to try. Isabelle’s talent has shown through and landed her many accolades and awards . Going for the theme this month , I narrowed down on Isabelle’s recipe for homemade oatmeal bars . 1 egg. Grain Free Granola and Fruit Salad – A “Parfait” Combination! One of the aspects of my healthy lifestyle that I don’t really ever talk much about is how I keep fit and active.

Oh! Not that it isn’t a very important part of my life. In fact, I work out 6 days out of the week. I don’t do, miss workouts. Not unless I have a VERY good reason. I guess if I don’t talk about it much, it’s because I’m not quite as passionate about it as I am about food. Alright, I’ll be honest. Still, I know that it’s good for me, and I always feel so much better after I’m done. Seriously, the fact that I don’t care much for exercise forces me to constantly find new things to do, because I get bored very easily. A few years ago, I had picked up running and even ran a half marathon that summer.

But you see, the thing is I HATE running. So last year, I didn’t run. I really missed being out there, though, taking advantage of the beautiful days of summer, so this year, I decided that I needed to find something I could do OUTSIDE! I think I found the PERFECT thing! Oh! Dry Wet. Apple, Raspberry and White Chocolate Crumble Cake | Art of Baking. The mainland states and capital cities of Australia claim fame to many things. Melbourne, Victoria, calls itself the fashion capital and often jostles with Sydney for the arts and sporting title. South Australia is proud of its wine country and Adelaide in particular claims fame for being the city of churches. Western Australia and Queensland are renowned for their beaches and other natural beauties.

But what about Tasmania? Often our southern most neighbours are forgotten, especially with an ocean between. You no doubt know the recipe now for how we like to spend our weekend: run, coffee, bake…relax. However this time the weekend recipe called for extra chilling time when we ventured down to Hobart, Alex’s native roots, where the temperature hovered just over single digits. That being said, the cooler weather allowed for a wonderful weekend road trip and allowed me to (legitimately) hopfoot around in my Hunter Wellington’s.

An apple cake from the Apple Isle Author: Rani Prep time: Jalapeno Corn Waffles With Sriracha Maple Syrup & How To Survive Online Bullies. Don’t Feed The Trolls: How to Survive Online Bullies In the age of living online, the greatest gift are the people you meet. The biggest drawback? The people you meet. Once a skeptic of online friendships, I’ve felt the connections made across the globe from one screen to another. A richness lent to my world through knowing people who live in such far off places, we never could have connected, seen our similarities, shared our thoughts and support, had it not been for two lap tops with internet connections. I’ve also seen the dark side of the vail that the computer brings, an entire society of online bullies waiting with snark and nastiness to prey on anyone with a voice.

The blog comments I’ve seen from online bullies rage wildly from strange with a twist of insanity, to angry and hateful. “I hope your baby dies. “Ugh, I can’t stand this girl. “This recipe sucks, it’s probably why your husband left you.” “I bet you just adopted that baby so you could get more blog hits.”

I know. 1. 2. 3. Creamy Dreamy Spicy [Breakfast] Buckwheat Pudding. You all know just how much I love my buckwheat, right? So of course, it will come as no surprise to you if I say that, when I saw this recipe for Spiced Buckwheat Pudding on Nora’s Natural Noshing, it was like, I had to try it. HAD TO! Now, if you’re on the same page with me, then you’re already sold. Every thing I say beyond this point is completely unnecessary.

I’ve already lost won you. You’re not even reading anymore: you’re checking out the recipe, drooling all over your keyboard. Perhaps you’ve even headed for the kitchen and have all the ingredients, pans and measuring cups all layed out across the counter. For those of you who are still reading, I don’t think that it will take much to convince you that you MUST try this. This is one seriously creamy, smooth, chewy, sweet, spicy and tasty warm breakfast cereal. One tiny little word of warning, though. For you see, this is actually my second time making this recipe… Droooooooool! Who needs oatmeal when I can have buckwheat? Notes. Strawberry rhubarb apple oatbake - a house in the hills - interiors, style, food, and dogs. This breakfast treat was born out of an impulse rhubarb buy and inspired from this recipe. oh me oh my, i wish you could have seen me strutting around the kitchen like a top chef when i tasted it. that's totally obnoxious normal, right?!

It all stems from what a clustercuss i've always been in a kitchen and my newfound prowess. just support me in this, if you will. now, how do you feel about eating something healthy for breakfast that tastes like freaking dessert?! Because that's what we have here my friends, strawberry rhubarb apple oatbake. formerly known as healthy-breakfast-that-tastes-so-much-like-dessert-it-seems-i've-reached-the-pinacle-of-my-life. it's the kind of dish you can feed your in-laws and have them worshipping at your feet. and best of all, it's only 6 ingredients and pretty much foolproof. i know, i know, you're waiting for the other shoe to drop. but get this, THERE IS NO OTHER SHOE!

Enjoy. the what: 2 fuji apples, peeled and very thinkly sliced 2 cups of almond milk. Weekday Pancakes. I'd like to be the kind of person who thinks ahead. Reality is, I'm not. Stephen often (very sarcastically, of course) calls me "foresight Ashley" because there are so many instances when I just act before thinking. One classic example: Taking a shower when no towels are in the bathroom (or on the second floor, for that matter). I do that at least once a week and have to holler for Stephen to rescue me before the neighbors see something indecent. At breakfast, I frequently let my appetite get ahead of me. So. To make quick vegan pancakes for two . . . 1 cup wheat flour + 1 tablespoon baking powder + pinch salt + 3/4 to 1 cup almond milk Mix dry ingredients before adding wet.

I've fussed with pancake recipes in the past. I thought it'd be nice to share this with you all on a Monday. Thank you, everyone, for your comments, especially on the sugar posts. That's it for now. And over on Writing Chapter Three, I shared a video of ANOTHER baby A. Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake. I’m going to talk to you about something totally for realsies. I’m in an ongoing war with mornings. I don’t know what the issue is honestly, because in my mind, I am a morning person. Like, I want more than anything to get up super early every day, immediately take a shower and get dressed, go over my calendar, watch a bit of the news, and be preparing breakfast when my son gets up for school. I want that so very desperately. But dudeitssohard. Everything is great the night before, but when that alarm goes off, all my happy dreams go right out the window.

And I snooze and snooze and snooze my way to rushing around, pouring cereal, and waving everyone off in my pajamas. And once my husband and Jon David leave, I have to check emails, or work on a post for later that morning. Not even kidding. And the stairs face my front door, so I couldn’t dash upstairs to get presentable without being seen. Also, 3 minutes in a pitch black bathroom tub feels more like 3 hours. Have a very happy Monday!! Raspberry and orange sweet rolls. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal | Alida's Kitchen. Pancakes for Breakfast. In my household, pancakes are a treat even though we eat them almost every Friday morning and sometimes other days during the week, too. My little dearests go bananas over them every time they’re served pancakes, as though it was the first time they had ever eaten them.

I go a little wild over them, too. I like to make them thin and stack them up, placing thin slices of bananas between each layer and topping it off with honey. It’s like having dessert for breakfast, yum! Do you make pancakes from scratch? I used to make them from scratch using flour, eggs, and the like, but lately unless I get up an hour before the kids wake up, I don’t have the time. One of these weekends I’ll try out one (or two … or all) of these mouth-watering recipes: Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Dessert Oats. Beet Smoothie and Why Beets Are Good For You. I realize that this is a recipe many of you may not be too excited about…but you should be. Because beets are really good for you, and this is a great-tasting way to have them! I’m not super-crazy about beets myself, but I liked this smoothie. Not only does it taste good, but you also reap the many benefits of beets… Beets are know to help prevent and fight against cancer, especially colon cancer–high in fiber, they increase the production of special immune cells that destroy cancer cells in the colon.

Are you a little more interested in trying out this beet smoothie now? BEET SMOOTHIE by NancyCreativeMakes 2 servings1/2 cup vanilla soymilk1/2 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed is best!) Do you like beets? Like this: Like Loading... Rejuvenating Beet Smoothie (Non-Dairy) There sure are a lot of big food-related holidays and events during the winter. In "Beverages/Smoothies" 8 Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas. You can save a lot of money and feed your family more wholesomely if you ditch breakfast out of a cereal box. However, much of the time, mornings can be busy and there’s not a lot of time to spend making breakfast from scratch. What’s the solution? Try make-ahead breakfasts! Here are eight of my favorite ideas: 1. Pancakes and waffles can be made ahead of time and frozen. If your family prefers fresh pancakes or waffles, you can save time by mixing up the batter the night before and then just cooking the waffles or pancakes in the morning.

A few of our favorite freezer-friendly recipes: Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Whole-Wheat Chocolate Pancakes, Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Waffles, and Carrot Cake Waffles. 2. Breakfast burritos are a hearty grab-and-go food that teenage boys and men seem to especially love. 3. We love muffins at our house! Recipes to try: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins or Pumpkin Carrot Cake Muffins 4. Love oatmeal? 5. 6. 7. 8. Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal Recipe. Homemade breakfast hot pockets. Things we never had in our freezer/refrigerator/pantry growing up: poptarts, bagel bites, dunakroos, that cool cheese dip with the red spatula thing and hot pockets. Things all our friends had: see above list. Obviously, I’m grateful for my mom’s discretion now, but back in middle and high school it was just another thing to add to the list of how uncool my parents were.

I actually have no need for on-the-go breakfasts most of the time. The great thing about these are their versatility. If you’ve got a busy schedule I can’t imagine how spending 30 minutes on a weekend to prep these for the rest of the week wouldn’t be worth your time. Hot pockets! (don’t tell me you haven’t been singing that since seeing the title) Homemade Breakfast Hot Pockets Make these breakfast pockets ahead of time for a quick on the go meal in minutes. Author: Gina Matsoukas Recipe type: breakfast Serves: 8 Ingredients Instructions. Whole Wheat Breakfast Pockets | fromscratchtoplate. Breakfast. It’s the bain of my existence.

Or it’s a stable beginning to a day of healthy eating. Or it’s an indulgent part of a fabulous day the ends in me with chocolate stains on my shirt. It fluctuates between those three. I have to have protein with my breakfast, and so do my kids. I took inspiration from frozen hot pockets, and decided to make some myself, but healthier. WHOLE WHEAT BREAKFAST POCKETSmakes 18 pockets 1 cup warm water 1/4 cup raw honey 1 1/2 TBS yeast 1/2 cup oil 1 egg, whisked at room temperature 3-4 cups whole wheat flour, divided 4 TBS vital wheat gluten 1/3 cup dry milk 1 tsp salt Take the egg out of the fridge to bring to room temperature, whisk it in a bowl. When kneading is finished, cover bowl with a towel and place in a warm spot to rise for one hour, or until double in bulk. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Let cool before placing in freezer zipper bags and freezing. Sausage, Egg & Cheese: 1/2 lb breakfast sausage 12 eggs cheese of choice Brown sausage in a skillet. Strawberry-Peach Pancakes.

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Creamy & Healthy Steel Cut Oats with Orange Zest and Cranberry Sauce. Pepper Lynn | Overnight Oats, Two Ways. A Recipe Contest — Peanut Butter & Oat Carrot Cake Breakfast Pudding with Candied Oats. Peach Pie Oatmeal | grubography. Vegan Chocolate Cardamom Pancakes. Kauai-granola. Healthy Black Forest Baked Oatmeal - Easy Recipes - Reader. The whinery 2.0 » Blog Archive red quinoa in coconut milk & mango puree. Pumpkin Olive Oil Pancakes – Exploring Olive Oil in the Kitchen (WFMW)

Apple Pancakes for Breakfast « PDXfoodlove. Things we make, bake and photograph: Baklava apples. Singing With Birds: Top of the Morning. Make ahead Breakfast Enchiladas « A Thrifty Mom – Extreme couponing the right way. Chocolate Banana White Chocolate Chip Muffins » Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts. Vanilla Peach Buttermilk Pancakes | Live. Learn. Love. Eat. Canadian breakfast pancakes. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola « Feast Ur Eyes. Wild Rice and Red Apple Griddle Cakes. Oatmeal-Blueberry Pancakes. Very Vanilla Vegan Pancakes. Baked oatmeal with mixed berries, banana, maple syrup and walnuts | a splash of vanilla. A Healthier Pop-Tart – Apple Cinnamon with Oat Bran Crust.

Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Muffins. The Macy’s Culinary Council Thanksgiving and Holiday Cookbook. Cranberry Pancakes Recipe: Turn Leftover Cranberry Sauce into Breakfast! Powered Up Pumpkin Oats. Farm Breakfast Casserole » The official blog of America's favorite frozen dough.