We’ve been on a granola kick lately. My daughters have discovered that they love it more than anything else on top of tangy yogurt or in a bowl with a bit of milk. I’m more for grabbing a handful here and there for a little snack, or dipping apples in almond butter and then coating them in granola. A few years ago I started making Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola. I was amazed how quickly that […]
Man, I love homemade granola. Sometimes I forget how much. These days I usually start my day with a green smoothie or juice rather than a bowl of cereal. But honestly, by mid-morning I’m in need of a snack and this tropical granola kind of hits the spot in a way nothing else can. I’ve been making my own for several years now and I love doing it because I am able to control what […]
Buckwheat-Amaranth Porridge with Strawberries and Coconut
My little strawberry patch is bringing forth tiny, juicy little berries once again. I’ve been juicing so much for breakfast, that I’ve almost forgotten what a warm, comforting porridge can do for me–fill my belly and bring a smile to my face. I haven’t splurged on gluten-free oats yet. I’ve been using up my stores of other GF grains and seeds (quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth). They don’t keep for such a long time on the shelf, […]
Eat Vegan On $4 a Day: Millet Crunch
A few months ago I received Eat Vegan On $4 A Day by Ellen Jaffe Jones to review. I was excited to read it because I have been trying to get back to better eating habits and we are on an incredibly tight budget. Win-win. I opened the package right away and thumbed through it. Then I took it as reading material when we went on a long drive. As I read the introductory chapters, […]
Quinoa For Breakfast.
Quinoa, how I love thee. One night when I was perusing and feverishly printing off recipes to try from 101 Cookbooks, I saw Heidi’s recipe for Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa. Quinoa for breakfast? Interesting…I thought to myself. I tried it the next morning and was completely converted. But then I eat quinoa almost every day anyway. Last summer my daily breakfast became a big bowl of quinoa and fresh fruit, particularly raspberries I picked with Jen […]