Posts Tagged‘Breakfast’

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15 Recipe Ideas for Day Old Bread

In  Morocco it’s almost unheard of to throw away bread. Even though it is consumed at least three times a day and there inevitably is bread leftover, it is saved, reused if possible and if not, put into the garbage in a separate bag.  It’s then often fed to animals. Instead of letting these day-old pieces go to waste, why not give them a second life? Now, want my recipe for an easy chocolate chip bread pudding?  It’s a great dessert or sweet breakfast for a special occasion.  You might want to double this recipe because everyone at my house…

15 Minute Doughnuts

15 Minute Doughnuts

Unexpected company show up for breakfast or brunch? In 15 minutes you can have a hot plate of doughnuts on the table! Pair with cold glasses of milk and fresh fruit for a perfect – albeit last minute – meal! I regularly make many things from scratch, however time is always an issue for me. There are a lot of shortcuts I rely on to make meals easier – and especially breakfast time.  I have lived most of my life in the “dairy state,” and so a lot of my meal inspiration comes from dairy products.  I shop the perimeter…

Homemade Granola for The Leftover Swap

Homemade Almond Cardamom Granola #TheLeftoversClub

It’s time for the #TheLeftoversClub! This fun food blogger swap was created by Jen of Savory Simple. Each month participating bloggers are paired up and swap their leftovers! My partner this month was Martine of Whey Beyond the Naked Truth. She’s expecting a baby any day now so please stop over and wish her a safe and healthy delivery! This past month (May) we had my mom and sister over for a Mother’s Day brunch.  In anticipation of that event I decided I wanted to try my hand at granola. We haven’t had too much luck finding a gluten-free granola…

Mom's Protein Power Balls

Mommy Protein Balls

  I can’t believe how fast April is flying by!  We’ve been busy and I have to say I haven’t been cooking a lot.  It’s been easy things that I can pull together fast or relying on meals I’ve prepped and stored in the freezer. Speaking of which, I’ll be sharing a post next week to fill you in on freezer cooking.  It’s part of my real food on a budget series and I have to tell you, this has been revolutionary for me.  I have another batch of meals to prep this weekend so I’ll be taking you with…

Moroccan Farro Breakfast

Farro, It’s What’s for Breakfast

I’ve got to be honest I had never tasted farro before finding out about a cooking challenge from Tuscan Fields and Eat Write Retreat.  I knew it was a grain and it reminded me of barley but that’s about it.  A quick google search told me that it’s really common in salads. So when two boxes of farro arrived on my doorstep I racked my brain to create a new recipe.  The grains reminded me so much of hrbil, a Moroccan breakfast made most often during Eid. I love hrbil, and so I was very hopeful that recreating it with…

Mini Banana Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Mini Muffins

Every time we go to the store my youngest sons asks me if we can buy these. And, every time I say no. There’s something about the little packages that make a 6 year old perk up his ears and want to dig in.  But the zillion ingredients that go into making one of these little muffins scares me!  I have been promising him for weeks that I will make him little muffins and finally I’ve done it!  I made quite a few substitutions with ingredients to make these as nutritious as possible.  I use the best quality ingredients, cut…

Asparagus and Manchego Quiche

Mixed Asparagus and Manchego Quiche

Confession…. I hate breakfast. I always have. I might enjoy an egg and toast from time to time but I’m not one to wake up and tuck into a big “breakfast-y” meal.  I have tried really hard to like “breakfast foods,” foods but they just don’t appeal to me. So I gave up on them.  I started eating what I wanted to eat for breakfast.  Turkey sandwich? Sounds good.  Leftover spaghetti and meatballs?  Why not.  Really it doesn’t matter. Now I’m afraid I’ve passed on either genetically or by example this same trait to M.  We’re both late eaters, breakfast…

Stuffed French Toast

#SeriousSandwich Bread – Emeril’s Brioche Loaf and Stuffed French Toast

Most of my bread baking has been confined to the gluten-free variety lately. I knew that I wanted to tackle this brioche recipe in Kicked Up Sandwiches almost as soon as I saw it.  Brioche can be somewhat intimidating.  There’s a a lot of butter and a lot of eggs that go into making it. My attempts in the past haven’t been failures but they weren’t highly successful either. It’s usually a struggle for me to stick exactly to a recipe but I followed this one to a “T”. All I can say is I wish I could work out…