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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

VeganYumYum | Yup, I'm back. 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…

Healthy Bran, Conference Pear and Bullace Breakfast Muffins by Madalene Bonvini-Hamel, Founder of The British Larder It was Mums birthday the first week of August and on the Saturday before she returned home we took Mum, Roy and Linda to Borough market, followed by a delicious afternoon tea at Browns Hotel. I love going to Borough and it was no surprise that Mum enjoyed the visit just as much. One of Mums recipes that made it into her suitcase was her bran muffin. She likes making it, as it’s easy and the bran is good for the digestive system too. At Borough we all enjoyed tasting, looking and joking with some of the friendly stall holders. The stallholder was friendly and we I asked if I could get a pound of bullace he pointed out that the lb on the tags stood not for a pound but for a large bag. It was a mere coincidence that as we were driving home via the country lanes in our area we became aware of lots of trees with wild fruits. The sight of the first English conference pears is a lovely one, but they are a bit hard to use in your fruit bowls for now however they make brilliant cooking pears.

100 Things to Do with a Banana How many times has someone spotted excess, overripe or just unused bananas in your kitchen and said, “uh-oh, looks like it’s time to make banana bread!” — as if the only things possible to do with a banana are eat it or turn it into bread? Well we say “no more.” Here’s our carefully curated list of 100 Things to Do with a Banana (not including banana bread). Click on the photos for full recipes. From Bananas to Apples, 100 things to do with apples: Sponsored Content 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 |

Funky Bircher Muesli breakfast Espuma recipe and food photography by Madalene Bonvini-Hamel Food Fanatic and chef From the British Larder Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Oats and whole grains are perfect as they release energy slowly. The attraction for this recipe is that there is no added sugar as the fresh and dried fruits supply natural sweetness and the nuts and seeds give it a lovely bite. I add fun to breakfast with the Mango and Blackcurrant Espuma; using an old fashioned cream gun you can create dairy free foam that is easy, fun and funky. 100g rolled oats125ml fresh apple juice150g natural yoghurt (replace the yoghurt with fruit juice for dairy free)40g golden sultanas30g pumpkin seeds30g toasted flaked almondsfreshly grated nutmeg½ tsp ground cinnamon1 apple, variety of your choicepinch of salt Wash and core the apple.Do not remove the apple skin. Refrigerate the Bircher muesli over night. To serve garnish with the espuma of your choice; the Bircher Muesli can be kept for up to three days in a clean airtight container. Mango OR Blackcurrant Espuma Makes approximately 6 x 100g portions

100 Things to Do With Peanut Butter You most likely learned long ago that peanut butter ain’t only good for PB&J sandwiches. George Washington Carver’s greatest invention can in fact spruce up everything from drinks to desserts. Actually, we’d be hard-pressed to come up with a dish that wouldn’t be better with a little Skippy. Peanut butter chili, peanut butter broccoli, peanut butter ice cream and peanut butter cocktails — it all works. Folks, there is peanut butter tuna salad to be found on this list. Sincere apologies to those with allergies and all you non-Americans who just don’t get it. Click on the photos for full recipes. See also: 100 Ways to Use a Strip of Bacon 100 Ways to Cook With Guinness From strawberries to sriracha, find the rest of our 100 Ways here. Sponsored Content

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)