I woke up today thinking “I want to make a bunch of pumpkin flavored recipes…” so I went out to Whole Foods, bought some organic pumpkin puree and got to work. These were the first of my pumpkin experiments and they turned out really fluffy, moist & delicious– despite the fact that they’re gluten-free and vegan (sometimes gluten-free baking turns out like a brick). I added apples to the muffins to add an extra sweetness- they’re at the peak of their season right now and absolutely delicious so head to your local farmer’s market, co-op or grocery store and stock up.
Here are a few yummy vegetables that you can find at your local farmer’s market this fall: sweet potatoes, bell peppers and onions! This morning I made a delicious baked breakfast hash using these three ingredients along with a few spices and condiments.
I’ve been drinking more protein smoothies in the morning and thus trying various brands of soy-free plant-based protein powders. So far I have tried Plant Fusion’s Vanilla Bean (good but a little too chalky/stevia-flavored), MediClear Plus (once recommended by my naturopath- super healthy but absolutely no flavor and hard to drink at first but I got used to it), Vega One French Vanilla (similar flavor to Plant Fusion’s but with more vitamins and minerals- I liked it) and now Vega’s protein smoothie in Bodacious Berry– which may be my personal favorite so far.
This breakfast muesli is healthy, delicious & easy to make. The best part of all is that it’s a cheap breakfast- just visit the bulk bin section of your local grocery store for organic oats, nuts and coconut flakes and use pantry-staples like maple syrup, brown sugar and coconut oil to seal the deal. Pair with your favorite non-dairy yogurt or milk and some fruit for a perfect meal. Pictured in this recipe is vanilla coconut milk yogurt with fresh chopped cherries, but I won’t lie my absolute favorite way to eat this cereal is with sliced banana and vanilla rice milk. No matter how you serve it- it’s delicious 🙂
Who wants dessert for breakfast? This oatmeal tastes just like dessert- with healthy wholesome ingredients like strawberries, pistachios, chia seeds and oats and some added sweetness with the coconut flakes, coconut milk & coconut nectar.
Quick story: I have been working so much at the office (day, night, all weekends) that I haven’t cooked one meal for myself in two weeks straight. Instead of my normal healthy meals, I was drinking large almond and soy milk lattes like it was my job and eating meals packed with preservatives, soy, wheat and not enough fruits and veggies. The result?
This. Was. Awesome. And oh-so-easy to make.
The other day I thought to myself “gluten-free cereals are so expensive!” That and “why are there so many ingredients in this stuff?” I hate not knowing if my food has GMO’s and extra additives because the ingredient list reads like a mini novel. So I made my own cereal this morning and it is really, really good. This granola cereal reminds me of those “vanilla nut cluster crunch” type cereals I used to love when I was little, only this one has less than 10 ingredients, it’s healthier and it has a nice dose of protein and fiber 🙂
We were craving pancakes on this lovely Sunday morning, so I whipped up a recipe on a whim that turned out really yummy. I asked my boyfriend for a “review” and he said they were “light but still sweet with some texture. They were scrumptious“. Yep- he said scrumptious. The maple syrup topped them off perfectly.
Made this up on the spot and it was delicious, so I thought I’d share 🙂 Happy Sunday!