Egg & Pesto Quinoa Bowl

This sunny, light, grain free and dairy free dish is just the ticket for those wanting-to-look-leaner summer days ahead.  Easy to make, filling, yet healthy and low in calories.  All while tasting decadent and rich via the combination of egg yolk and pesto, so yum.

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Moody Berry Buckwheat Pancakes

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These blackberry & blueberry pancakes are just to thing for any and all lazy, romantic, delicious weekend brunching.  Anyone who has looked through my other recipes will be unsurprised at seeing yet another pancake recipe this week.  I do have a slight love affair with them in any and nearly all flavors.  (To name my favorites: Matcha and Raspberry, Pumpkin Oat, Paleo Carrot Banana, and finally, Pumpkin Pie pancakes).

Now adding onto the list of my favorites, these dark berried pancakes are lightly sweet, juicy, moist and totally tasty.  They are grain-free, lactose-free and sugar-free.  And yet taste, bite for bite, like the pancakes you would find in any high quality restaurant except that these are awesome for your health!

Did you know that buckwheat is actually a fruit seed?  Its not a grain at all, instead coming from the same family as rhubarb.  And, did you further know that buckwheat is amazing for your body!?!  Good for cardiovascular system, helps control blood sugar and may lower ones risk of diabetes, helps in preventing gallstones, and has health promoting potential that is equal to or even higher than that of some fruits and vegetables.  How cool is that?

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Edinburgh Mist French Toast

Named after one of my favorite European cities.  Edinburgh making me think of words like…dark…romantic…lovely…haunting…misty…soot covered…magical.  This French Toast is sweet, ever so subtly spiced, fluffy, and totally tasty.  Making for a special, impressive, yet shockingly easy brunch/breakfast entrée.  Impress your friends and family with this one, all while moaning in deliciousness every bite.

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Pumpkin Chia Cinnamon Oatmeal

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I know, I know.  Again with the pumpkin.  You will be thanking me after trying this one though.  Like autumn in a bowl.  Pumpkin-y, creamy, subtle cinnamon and spice, filling, hearty, lightly sweet and just YUM!!!

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Need I remind all you readers of the power of pumpkin?  The health benefits this bright vegetable offers are countless.  Click here for a short list of why pumpkin is AMAZING for your health.  That aside though, this makes for a healthy but oh so tasty treat.  Like a dessert but it isn’t.  The perfect breakfast, snack or healthy sweet.  And a super cinch to throw together in just 15 minutes.  Get excited!!!

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Banana Chia Oatmeal

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Here’s one for all you healthy eaters out there who simultaneously don’t want to give up delicious comfort food.  This dish is gluten-free, lactose-free, sugar-free, filling and delightful.  Optional add-ins include peanut butter, sunflower butter, honey, chocolate chips, you name it.  Hearty, so yummy, lightly sweet yet healthy.  Enjoy!!

This recipe serves 2-3 people.

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Raspberry Chia Jam

Jam is just the best on so many things.  Delicious on all manner of bread and cakes.  Its especially tasty on chocolate desserts.  This raspberry jam pairs perfectly with my chocolate zucchini cake/brownies.  The best part of this jam?  Its sugar-free, not like the store bought ones which are laden with it.  This one is light, sweet and lovely.

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Pumpkin Pie Paleo Pancakes

As most of you know who have looked at this blog, I love pancakes.  They are one of the main foods dominating my foodie fantasies.  I cannot get enough of this fluffy, lightly sweet, blank-canvas-begging-for-all-manner-of-toppings dish.  Pumpkin is also another favorite over here.  So versatile and yummy.  Cheesecakes, donuts, pastas, lasagnas, cookies and yes, pancakes, all made with pumpkin are just the bomb.

This morning, I discovered what is likely to become my new go-to pancake recipe.  Grain-free, lactose-free, sugar-free and nearly raw, this is an awesome one.  The two magical ingredients in these are canned pumpkin and almond flour (aka ground almonds).  Clocking in at about 250 calories for 4 pancakes, these guys are a sweet deal.

I was skeptical, imagining the taste plain and boring.  Nope.  It was as though eating pumpkin pie, with strawberries on the side and syrup on top.  I downed the entire plate in minutes and was dying for more.  YUM.

Happy Sunday brunching!!

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7 Ingredient Banana Bread

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Have I got a fun little (almost) Friday recipe for you.  Just seven ingredients for this nourishing, oh-so-yum banana bread.  The recipe is lactose-free and almost refined sugar-free (save for the chocolate chips).

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Devilish Eggs

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Have I got a light, easy, ultra healthy dish for you.  This one can also be aptly titled “eggs in hell” if you prefer.  I realize this dish isn’t the prettiest of faces, but for what it lacks in looks, it makes up for in taste.  Essentially raw, and hitting all the other major health points as well (grain-free, lactose-free and sugar-free).  You’ll feel full, satisfied and all the while, enjoying the taste of what you are eating.  Imagine that!  The perfect dish in tandem with approaching spring.

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Get your Glow On Potato Boats

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Ready to get your glow on with these sweet, delicious, childhood nostalgic treats?  Plant based and loaded with filling, glow-inducing ingredients, along with just 5 minutes to make, you cannot go wrong with these guys.  They taste like a dessert but are GREAT for you!

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