Tag Archives: Breakfast

Good Morning Muffins

9 Jan

Actually, they are blueberry grapefruit muffins.

But with oats, chia seeds and the unusual but delicious combo of blueberries and fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, these make for a good morning indeed!

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Green Smoothies and Chia Seeds

12 Dec

This weekend we got together with friends to celebrate the holidays and some very exciting news!  Our hosts introduced us to the wonders of chia seeds!  These tiny seeds are packed with Omega-3, antioxidants, protein, fiber and calcium.  Our friends claimed that they also kept them feeling full and gave them more energy during work-outs.  We were sold!

Another friend at the party shared her recipe for green smoothies, and after a night of delicious leg of lamb, roasted chicken, butter and bacon laden side dishes and tiramisu, we thought we’d test out both the smoothie recipe and the chia seeds for breakfast!

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Improvisational Biscuits

12 Sep

Ahh, biscuits.  The shining star of the southern breakfast table.  Everyone’s grandmother (Granny) made the BEST biscuits.  Southerners are known to have extended debates about where to get the softest, tastiest, fluffiest biscuits in town (Bojangles!  Biscuitville!  Flying Biscuit!).

With all the hype, there is a misconception that biscuits are too hard to make at home.  But, as Charles and I learned at a biscuit-making class recently, it’s really all about the method.  Once you get the method, you can make any number of biscuit varieties: sweet, savory, cobblers, minis, buttermilk, cheese…even chicken and dumplings (the dumplings being essentially a basic biscuit, rolled flat).

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Peanut Butter Banana Muffins – And They’re Good For You!

1 Sep

Bananas are one of those staple items I buy whenever I go to the grocery store.  We eat them for snacks, blended into protein shakes and sliced into cereal.  If there are any extras that start to turn brown, I usually peel and freeze them for future smoothies and banana breads.

This time, I was looking for something a little different – a little healthier – and I found a recipe on one of my favorite food blogs, Joy the Baker.  This recipe comes from Cooking Light, and in addition to being light on the butter, it’s also got whole wheat flour (FIBER!), greek yogurt (PROTEIN!) and flax seeds (ANTIOXIDANTS & OMEGA-3!).

To balance out the healthy, these muffins have a good amount of peanut butter and dry roasted, salted peanuts for crunch.

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