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Category: Breakfast

Pumpkin Scones

It is still November, so I am still on the pumpkin train.  I hope everyone is getting excited for Thanksgiving this coming week!!  We just pulled our turkey out of the freezer to start thawing, so it is ready to go on Thursday.  Lots of savory cooking will happen in our house this week.  But we also enjoy the sweets that come with the holidays. These pumpkin scones have been on our morning menu for a couple weeks!   Scones remind me of when my husband and I first got married.  We would go on morning walks to a local bagel and coffee shop to have breakfast, but then before walking back home we would get these mini scones to share.  It is such a fond memory.  I am so thankful for my little family and my husband has always been my best friend, you know, the kind you are willing to share your yummy scones with 😉  I hope this week brings you all joy and I hope you like this recipe.  Happy Thanksgiving friends! Print Pumpkin Scones Ingredients 2 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour + 2 tablespoons, plus another…

Cinnamon Apple Bread

Back with a recipe today!  This week has been a busy one.  I had a slight head cold and work was just packed.  Some great things happened though.  At work specifically there were so many wonderful conversations with clients about being more flexible with food and seeing people feel more empowered is amazing.  This was also week two of my seminars on intuitive eating with Evelyn Tribole.  This weeks’ session came with a helpful exercise I wanted to share with you all.  Plus, I’ve got a very tasty snack or breakfast treat that is perfect for a cozy fall day. The idea of listening to our bodies seems difficult and maybe a tad hippie-hippie.  But turning inward is very possible, and really helps you let go of any previous rules and/or just negative thoughts about food and/or your body.  You don’t need anyone telling you what or how much to eat or exercise, you can just list to what feels good.  It does take practice, and it takes being able to listen. So the exercise: asking ourselves to tune in and feel…

Pumpkin Muffins

Do you ever just want to cook or eat something made with real flour and plain sugar?  On my journey to heal my relationship with food, I have been more aware of my true cravings and really noticed I have no intolerances to foods, none.  So I made “normal muffins” today.  I used ingredients I had in my home, I didn’t feel like experimenting ways to make them “modified” this time, I just wanted a simple muffin recipe using regular flour and regular sugar.  And we thought they came out quite good.  The recipes also includes a strudel topping that is optional, I’ve made these muffins with and without, and both are lovely.  The topping just makes them a little more festive and adds a texture element.  When I first started this blog, I felt an immense amount of pressure (put on by myself, mind you) to make foods that were trendy in the “wellness” world, I felt really boxed in.  I was in a different head space then, and just didn’t know what I know now.  The beauty…

Beet & Ginger Smoothie

Okay, it is HOT outside!  I have been craving more cool dishes lately and smoothies are always a great go-to for me.  They are quick, packed full of nutrients, and I can take them with me as I’m running out the down.  I secretly love sipping on smoothies for breakfast, alone in my car on my way to work while listening to an inspiring podcast, instead of Baby Einstein, and it is just good “me time.”  There’s some mom-truth right there…  We roasted beets early this week, just in time for today’s recipe.  Beets contain folic acid, iron, plus they also contain antioxidants that may slow fatigue.  Which is why they are often popular in cooking for athletes.  They contain nitrates, which may reduce oxygen costs during high intensity exercise.  Results from studies saw more improvement and decreased fatigue after drinking beet juice in trained or recreational athletes, not so much in elite athletes. This recipe is a great source of carbohydrates (energy providing) that would be a wonderful pre-workout fuel. Nourishing your body to have…

Spaghetti Squash Frittata

You know that question about food and desert islands?  Like what would be the 2-3 foods you wouldn’t want to live without?  For me, eggs is totally one of them.   I could eat eggs any time of day, in all different ways.  It is not called the “incredible edible egg” for no reason! This is a great recipe for any get together, and comes perfectly in time for next weekend, which is Mother’s Day!  We happen to be doing a lunch this year for Mother’s Day, but this is on the menu today because my mom really wanted to try it, and it is so good it can be eaten multiple times a week!  (This was also dinner on Thursday). The spaghetti squash is a nice addition here.  It almost acts like a crust, but really just becomes one with the eggs.  We kept the add-ins simple, but like with any egg dish, you can be creative.  It goes great with lots of different vegetables and herbs and you could even add meat or switch up the cheese – goat cheese would be amazing. I make…