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Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa Recipe

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa Recipe
This stunning berry-studded breakfast quinoa is from Dr. John La Puma's recent release - Chef MD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine. I've written about just a handful of books this year (more to come, I promise!), but I wanted to highlight this one for a few reasons. "...I have begun to think of a home kitchen in much the same way I think of a health spa - a place where people can come to be restored, feel better, experience pleasure, and become healthier. There's a lot going on here (in a good way). The quinoa berry bowl is typical of what you'll find in the recipe section. My diet is far from perfect, but I've learned over the years that if you surround yourself with delicious, healthy, real ingredients you'll discover and create amazing ways to use them. I used a red quinoa here, but you can use whatever kind you like, white/buff colored seems to be the most common. Combine milk, water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Serves 4. Print Recipe Related:  brunchHealthy breakfast

Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Recipe If you were to ask me which food most defines my childhood, I’d answer – without hesitation – chocolate chip muffins. During my entire childhood, not only did my mom make chocolate chip muffins at least once or twice a week for breakfast, but my grandmother would bring giant containers full of them whenever she visited. Even when I went off to college, my mom actually mailed the muffins to me. That means until I moved in with Jack, pretty much every day was muffin day! That’s why I’m honestly shocked that 6 years into this blog, I’ve yet to share a chocolate chip muffin recipe! I guess I got too distracted by zucchini breads and pumpkin breads over the years. So today I’m here to remedy the situation! These muffins are vegan(!) Of course, if you aren’t a fan of chocolate in your muffins, just leave it out and you’ll have delicious banana bread muffins. Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins If you make this, let us see! This post is in partnership with Almond Breeze.

Oatmeal Mason Jar Breakfast Meals | Simply Mindful Prep Time: 10 Cook Time: NA Difficulty: Easy These breakfast jars are a cinch to make and will delight you throughout the week! The Goods: Each 16 oz jar contains:1/4 cup rolled oats, gluten-free1 Tbsp chia seeds1/2 to 3/4 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)liquid stevia, 2 drops (optional) Topping ideas: Mango-macadamia-coconutBlueberry pistachioStrawberry almondChocolate with Goji berries & pepitasAlmond butter with cacao nibs & slivered almonds The Magic: Combine oats, chia seeds & almond milk in jar. Add the combination of fruits & nuts listed above or create your own. Store in fridge & enjoy throughout the week! Join the Conversation or Share your Magic…

Brown Sugar and Oatmeal Crumbly Apple Bars As much as I love the Legend of Johnny Appleseed, it always bothered me-even when I was young-that he wore his cooking pot on his head. Somehow, that just didn't seem like the cleanest place to put the pot you'd be cooking in. Did he even get to wash his hair with real shampoo in the unsettled West? It's Johnny's birthday this week, and even if he had a dirty pot head, it's still worth recognizing. And you must must must make these bars. Money Saving Tips: I've always used whatever apples I have on hand and even the non-baking varieties have worked out very well, so use whatever you can get for a good price. Brown Sugar and Oatmeal Crumbly Apple Bars Estimated Cost: $4.00 for 12 bars Notes: I love these warm out of the oven, but they hold together much better if you wait till they're cool. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 cup rolled oats 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I used half whole wheat) 1/2 teaspoon soda 3/8 tsp salt 10 tablespoons cold butter, divided 2 teaspoons lemon juice, divided

Blueberry Lemon Zest Breakfast Cookies Recipe Here’s how much I love these cookies: after I finish typing this post, I’m going to go downstairs to the kitchen to make more. I like to store stashes of these cookies in the freezer because they’re a perfectly portioned daily breakfast for me. The freezer is also a great way to hide them from Jack, who would otherwise eat one every time he walks past the kitchen counter 🙂 These cookies are both vegan and gluten free. They have fiber from the oats, protein and healthy fats from the almond butter, and they’re naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Who wants to eat a bowl of oatmeal when you can eat a cookie for breakfast!? This recipe is a revamped version of my Carrot Quinoa Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies. These cookies get lightly crisp on the bottom, but as you’ll see, they’re pretty puffy – more like a muffin top than a flat/crispy oatmeal cookie. Happy Friday baking! Blueberry Lemon Zest Breakfast Cookies Author: Jeanine Donofrio Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: 17 Healthy, Autumn-Inspired Recipes (Pumpkin, Pomegranates, Pecans & More) Get Healthy Living Newsletters: Autumn has some true culinary stars. Apples, roasted winter vegetables and pumpkin-flavored everythings tend to steal the show come dinner and dessert. For the sake of flavor, health and an indelible love for fall, we've rounded up 17 truly inspiring breakfast bombshells that pulse with autumnal flavors and boast a bounty of nutritional benefits to boot. Pomegranate Pecan Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Bowl Pecan pie for breakfast is no longer a fantasy (nor do you have to succumb to that left-over slice in the fridge): The protein-rich supergrain bowl makes nice of the tart, delicious flavor of the pomegranate seed (which serves up an honorable dose of antioxidants). Hello, stunning thing. For more healthy breakfast ideas, click here. Also on HuffPost: Filed by Kate Bratskeir |

"what is wrong with me?" tofu scramble why in the world did it take me this freak'n long to make tofu scramble?! did i live under some rock in the back of a deep, dark cave?!?! 'cause hot damn, tofu scramble = the great goodness of all that is fantastical! :D i started to notice that my recent breakfasts of local blackberry & peach smoothies weren't really holding me over for very long - so i decided to take some local tofu & combine it with local peppers to create my first tofu scramble and see if it would keep me from being hungry for a few hours. end result: holy batman, i can't wait to make the rest of the tofu block into more deliciousness tomorrow!! here's what i did for my scramble... ingredients:1/2 block extra firm tofu1/2 red aruba pepper, diced 1/2 sun bell pepper, diced 1/2 green pepper, diced1/2 red onion, diced(you better believe i'm saving the other halves for tomorrow's scramble!) what you'll need:medium-sized skillet

Apple Cinnamon Crunch Overnight Oats Recipe It’s December! How did that happen already? With the holidays quickly approaching, you’re busy (and I’m busy!) Admittedly, I was late to the overnight oat craze, but I’m pretty obsessed now. I’ve been keeping these stocked in my fridge (they last up to about 3 days) for both myself and Jack. Speaking of holiday craziness, this weekend we got the chance to get a head start on our holiday shopping at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago at the Bridgeport Arts Center. Our friends at Quaker Oats had a booth at the event and asked us to stop by. The booth was great – for starters, you can get your name etched on your very own overnight oat jar. Of course, I nabbed some pretty ceramic plates before we left. Apple Cinnamon Crunch Overnight Oats ½ cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats½ cup almond milk½ cup diced applea small squeeze of lemon (to keep the apples fresh overnight)⅛ teaspoon cinnamon1 tablespoon granola (I made one similar to this recipe)1 teaspoon honey (sub maple syrup if vegan)

cinnamon chia pudding with banana, dates & almond butter This was what I had for breakfast this morning after finishing my short juice fast last night (I had raw zucchini noodles with kale pesto) because chia is a great cleaning food. Its soluble fire gels up when stirred with water and when you eat it, it literally goes through your digestive system soaking up toxins and junk you don't want in there. Think of it as a sponge. But then that's not very appetizing... hmm. Anyways - it's delicious and SUPER nutritious. cheery chia bowl: serves one 2 tablespoons chia seeds mixed with 1/4 cup water 1 sliced banana Small handful each of pumpkin seeds, goji berries and hemp seeds 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon maple syrup/raw honey/other sweetener 3 pitted, sliced dates 1 tablespoon almond butter (optional) The chia seeds and water should make a gel-like substance after sitting for a few minutes.

Oatmeal Toasting Bread Recipe<br>& A Baking Invitation This is one of my favorite breads. You can also use the dough to make scrumptious burger buns and dinner rolls (see photo below), which would be a wonderful addition to any Thanksgiving table. If you feel like really going all out, you could fill your bread basket with a mixture of Oatmeal Toasting Bread rolls and some of my festive carrot herb rolls (I love these). I've been baking variations of this bread for over ten years, experimenting until I came up with what I consider the perfect loaf. Of course I've found that as soon as any bread recipe (or formula, as commercial bakers call them) is invited into a baker's kitchen, it immediately becomes their own, even if they're attempting to follow it to the letter. That said, I invite you to take my recipe into your kitchen and share your results with the rest of us. So bake this oatmeal bread and then leave us a comment describing your version. One bread recipe is now in many hands. Farmgirl Susan's Oatmeal Toasting Bread Recipe

Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal Recipe Oats are everywhere! I know I’m late to the oat party, and I got burned out on oatmeal in college, but they have been haunting me. I’ve been seeing such beautiful & inspiring dishes all over my Instagram and Pinterest for the last two years that I finally decided to give oatmeal another shot and you know what? This oaty-nutty-cinnamony goodness is really closer to a soft oatmeal cookie or the topping of a fruit crumble… and it’s a far cry from the packet of instant oats mixed with water and microwaved that I was so obsessed with in college. The recipe starts with all of those things labeled above. I layer my baking dish with bananas and strawberries, then the oat mixture. Top it with a layer of blueberries, slivered almonds, more hemp seeds and more coconut. Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal If you'd like to reduce the sugar in this recipe, omit the brown sugar and use ⅓ cup maple syrup. If you make this, let us see! Recipe inspiration from Camille Styles and Cookie and Kate.