Breakfast
Roasted Tomato Basil Oatmeal (vegan savory oatmeal)

Roasted Tomato Basil Oatmeal (vegan savory oatmeal)

I used to be the kind of person who could have something sweet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  There were often jokes made about how eating sweet things are what made me so sweet.  Ok, ok, sometimes I still make super terrible hilarious jokes like that.  Like sometimes I sit on an exercise ball at

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

I am here to tell you I am unapologetically posting a pumpkin recipe on the first official day of autumn.  Does this make me a sterotype?  Probably, but I don’t care!! Ha!! Man, it feels good to say that.  I have been called “quirky” for most of my life.  I’m not sure its always in

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Vanilla Oatmeal with Blueberries and Figs

Vanilla Oatmeal with Blueberries and Figs

I have smoothies for breakfast a lot.  Like, for the most part I have a smoothie every morning.  Always.  But I realized I haven’t been showing the love to oatmeal.  And oatmeal deserves some love! Last Saturday I was like “let’s do something crazy for breakfast! its the weekend!!”  In my head I was picturing

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Cherry Berry Smoothie (Vegan)

Cherry Berry Smoothie (Vegan)

This weekend officially marked the start of summer.  I better get over to the farm to get a new tank of propane because my grill is looking ready to be BFFs again. The berries and cherries I am getting right now are like beautiful music to my taste buds.  And I am really loving just

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Breakfast Berry Salad (with Cinnamon Oat "Croutons")

Breakfast Berry Salad (with Cinnamon Oat “Croutons”)

While some food trends come and go, I think there are a few that I am likely to stick with.  Like my obsession with kale and green smoothies.  And my love affair with my Vitamix.  (Sometimes I do yoga, remove my makeup with coconut oil, drink my smoothie and think about how I might be

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Strawberry Mint Quinoa (vegan)

Strawberry Mint Quinoa (vegan)

My love of oatmeal for breakfast started at a young age.  With one that had dinosaur eggs that melted into mini dinosaurs, and one with packets of fruit jam that I got to swirl in all by myself, what wasn’t to love? When I made this quinoa, I didn’t even realize I was pretty much

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Vegan Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

Vegan Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

I drink a lot of smoothies.  Generally one a day.  Occasionally two.  I found a brand of frozen fruit that I like, and since I get fresh produce delivered weekly, I don’t go to the food store regularly these days.  So the times I do get to the store I end up going to the

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Tummy Tonic

Tummy Tonic

As humans, we all have tummy troubles from time to time.  (All you non humans would enjoy this recipe too, but just for yummy reasons, because clearly you are an alien.. I mean, do you even have a stomach?) There are a few foods that can really help when you are having digestive upset: bananas,

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Vegan Carrot Cake Salad

Vegan Carrot Cake Salad

I think I can finally convince even non believers that salad for breakfast is where it’s at. I am seriously hooked on this salad.  I am on kind of a raisin kick right now (it took me a while to get over the inner child that cringed at raisin things, even though I do still

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Green Orange Juice

Green Orange Juice

I have been getting the most beautiful citrus fruit lately.  And sometimes I love cutting it up and eating it like a salad (grapefruit segments with maple syrup and walnuts is pretty much the best thing that ever happened to grapefruit for breakfast).  And other times I am less motivated and I just want yummy

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Strawberry Vegan Green Smoothie

Strawberry Vegan Green Smoothie

A while back the weirdest thing ever happened to me.  I started to love exercise.  I went from the wake-up-as-late-as-I-can-get-away-with (I was serious about getting every last minute of sleep) to getting up early to work out.  Which is seriously something I never ever thought I would do. (Ok, I am still serious about my sleep,

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Dark Chocolate Brown Rice Pudding

Dark Chocolate Brown Rice Pudding

So if you are going with the Date Night Salad for Valentine’s Day, you may have saved room for a bit of a more decadent dessert.  It was part of my master plan for your meal (insert evil laugh here). So here it is, a decedent rice pudding but made with some wholesome stuff, so

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