All posts tagged: breakfast recipes

Cranberry Sauce Syrup

Just in time for Christmas brunch! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—I’m a super fan of the tartness cranberries boast, and I certainly was not going to pass up the opportunity to pair them with one of my favorite foods ever: pancakes. ‘Tis the season. Along with the cranberry syrup, I added a couple of layers of cashew cream to the pancakes pictured for an extra dose of holiday joy and deliciousness. And, might I also suggest putting a bowl of Blueberry Syrup on your holiday breakfast table? I think a spoonful of each would be twice as nice. (Oh, and here’s my recipe for Gluten-Free Grain-Free Pancakes.) Happy holidays everyone! M Cranberry Syrup Ready in: 25 min Yeilds: about 3 cups Ingredients: 2 cup cranberries 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup maple syrup Directions: In a medium saucepan on medium-low heat, melt butter, then stir in 1/4 cup of water, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Stir until sugar is melted, about one minute. Add cranberries, stirring …

Green Chai Juice

Cinnamon? On a green juice?? Yep! This post is inspired by a juice I used to get at a downtown Seattle shop called The Juicy Café, and that combo sounded just as weird to me as it might be sounding to you right now. But, one sip and I was hooked. This recipe also calls for a sprinkle of Himalayan sea salt, and there’s just something about the flavor created from that, the celery—which plays a big part—and cinnamon that just works. And it’s a fun tweak that keeps the basic green juice from getting boring. Hope you love it as much as I do! M Green Chai Juice Ready in: 5 min Yeilds: One 10 to 12 ounce juice Ingredients: 1/2 cucumber 4 celery stalks, cut in half 1/2 apple 1/2 lemon w/peel sliced off Large handful of spinach (or other greens) 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of Himalayan sea salt Directions: Juice all produce together, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sea salt. TIP: Ball up the spinach and push it through the juicer either between the other …

Acorn Squash Quiches

I’m always trying to think of  creative ways to make crustless (i.e. gluten-free) quiches, and to that end, made a pretty delicious potato-crusted version a few months ago—I mean, who wouldn’t want a quiche wrapped in crispy potatoes?!   Then, while working on some squash recipes this fall, I noticed that, when cut open and seeds removed, the hollow part of an acorn squash seemed to be exactly the right size to fit an egg. Oohhh, I thought, that’s fun! I had to experiment with the baking method a bit—pre-baking the squash before adding eggs seemed like the way to go, but the egg actually needs just as much time to bake as the squash. And turns out you can actually get one and a half eggs in there. All the more hearty! This recipe is the perfect one-dish breakfast for two that requires very little effort, other than the muscle you need to put into slicing the squash. (I recommend asking someone who works in the produce section of the grocery store to cut it for you …