Breakfast Chef Salad

Breakfast salad with lettuce, simple vinaigrette, boiled eggs, sunflower seeds

I first encountered a breakfast salad fifteen years ago. My ex-husbands sister-in-law was from Japan and she always ate a small salad with breakfast and told me salad was a regular component of Japanese breakfasts. I thought to myself it was a grand idea, but never made it part of my daily breakfast habit. And…

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Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet potato waffles with orange and vanilla = Creamsicle Waffles

Sweet potato waffles that also taste like orange-vanilla Creamsicle? Line starts at the left. But seriously, have you ever seen a naked waffle picture like this? I admit. Waffles look a little sad in a photo when they aren’t covered in whipped cream and syrup and melted butter pooling in all the pockets. But  .…

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Chorizo fried rice

chorizo fried rice

Chorizo fried rice is great for a quick breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner. I’d heard of bacon fried rice before and I had some really excellent chorizo in the fridge and I figured bacon and chorizo have about the same amount of fat so it ought to work. And it does. See??? Here’s picture proof! The recipe…

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Cornbread Waffles with Black Beans

cornbread waffles with black beans

This used to be something I’d make often for dinner when I was vegetarian. Cornbread waffles with black beans, sour cream, salsa and avocado are a fun and cheap meal. Healthy and wholesome, too! Make big, standard sized waffles and serve them like a tostada with all the toppings piled on top. Or make mini waffles…

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Sweet Potato Banana Bread

Having a kid has made me have to try harder to be better. Not that I wasn’t already a pretty good person, generally, but it’s made me think a lot more about what I eat — and drink — how much sleep I get, how much sugar I eat … and how much much I…

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Pumpkin Muffins

pumpkin muffins recipe

This recipe for pumpkin muffins was (mildly) adapted from the Joy of Cooking. It may be more correct to even say it was just barely adapted, and only by accident. By accident because it turns out it is very hard to bake pumpkin muffins (or anything) while you are wearing a Freddy Krueger glove, so many…

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Chewy Granola Bars

chewy granola bars recipe

Chewy Granola Bars Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. I took a poll on Facebook to find out whether people prefer chewy granola bars or crunchy granola bars. I personally like them both, but have a slight leaning towards crunchy. So it…

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How to cook bacon in the oven

A simple way to cook bacon in the oven to save space on your stove top or to neatly cook a large amount of bacon at once. Use this method to cook thick cut bacon or thin-cut. The time will be shorter for thinner bacon. Some people like to cook the bacon on a rack,…

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Banana Pancakes (Egg-free pancake recipe)

It is HARD to find good toddler recipes, meaning things that can be made ahead and reheated, things that aren’t complicated, things that my toddler will actually EAT. I started making these egg-free banana pancakes for Flint when he was about eight months old. He had a bad reaction (an instantaneous facial rash) to eggs…

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