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Granola & Berries

Just a little picker-upper to get you going. Anytime of day, in fact!

Try this… toffee almond granola, mixed berries and organic rice milk. Good stuff!

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Nutty French Toast

I was initially hesitant to use non-dairy milk to make my french toast. But I went ahead and took the risk since hemp milk was all I had in the fridge. Well, I have to say I couldn’t tell the difference. And I just added a little sprinkle of mixed nuts and a few berries and it was breakfast heaven! Simple, yummy and healthy… what more can you ask?

Ingredients (2 servings):
4 slices Whole Wheat Bread (slightly stale is best)
3/4 cup Hemp Milk (Rice or Soy will do, I’m sure), room temp
2 egg yolks
2-3 Tbs. crushed Mixed Nuts (or whatever you have)
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/3 tsp. Cinnamon Powder
Butter or EVOO
Pinch of Salt
Pure Maple Syrup
A handful of Berries (or some other diced up fruits)

Directions:
In a wide-mouth bowl, whisk the eggs along with the milk, nuts, vanilla extract, cinnamon powder, salt, a tablespoon of cooled melted butter or EVOO and a tablespoon of pure maple syrup. Dip bread into mixture for 25-30 seconds on each side and set aside.

Meanwhile, melt a dab of butter (or drizzle a little olive oil) in a medium-low heated skillet and cook each slice to golden brown, about 3-4 minutes on each side.

Serve with maple syrup and garnish with more nuts and/or fruit of your choice.

4 slices Whole Wheat Bread (slightly stale is best)
1/2 cup Hemp Milk (Rice or Soy will do)
2 eggs (1 whole, 1 white only)
2-3 Tbs. crushed Mixed Nuts (or whatever you have)
Pinch of Salt
Pure Maple SyrupIn a wide-mouth bowl, whisk the eggs along with the milk, nuts and salt. Dip bread into mixture for at least 30 seconds on each side. Melt a dab of butter in a medium-low heated skillet and cook each slice to golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Serve with maple syrup and garnish with more nuts and/or fruit of your choice.

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Berry Berry Good Pancakes

Good morning, ya’ll! Well, I had some batter left in the box and a few berries (blue, black & rasp) in the fridge, so I decide to go for a big breakfast today. Nothing like fresh fruits in your pancakes, I tell ya. A big breakfast once a week is not bad at all. Especially when it’s prepared the healthy way.

By the way, I sliced the berries so the juice would bleed when cooked. It’s a good thing, trust me!

Ahhh!! Now, I can say…. CARPE DIEM!

Ingredients: Pancake Batter, Berries (your choice), Walnuts, Pure Maple Syrup, Margarine with no Hydrogenated Oils, Mint Leaves

Directions: Slice berries in half and fold in with prepared batter along with some walnut pieces. Cook in non-stick griddle. Be careful not to overcook or it’ll dry out. Serve with butter and syrup. Garnish with mint leaves and more walnuts, if you want.

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Don’t wanno kiwano

It’s like 30F out there, at 7am on a Saturday and where am I? At the grocery store wondering what I’ll have for breakfast. I move over to the fruits section, grab a box of fresh strawberries and as I try to scan the rest of the fruits on display, to see what else I can pair the strawberries with, I see this…

Kiwano, it says. A ki-what-now? This thing looks deadly with its spikes but I gotta admit it got the best of me when I grabbed one thinking, I’ve got to at least give it a try. I had no idea what I’m in for with this strange looking mutant but for 4 buck a pop, it’s gotta be good, I thought.

Back home, I jump on the web to try to find out what the story is! What it is, where it came from, who’s had it before and if there’s a chance it might be good with strawberries. Well, first I learn that it’s a melon, a horned melon (Say what?) and it’s of African origin. Fine, I thought. Now, I go to the kitchen and slice it open…

Not wanting to taste it yet, I bring the plate into the study and continue to read blogs of people who’s had it before. Not a whole lot has had it, I discover. Worse, none of those who’s had it had anything good to say, either. Great!! Now, only one way to find out, for sure. So finally, I scoop out a chunk with a spoon. It was gooey, gelatinous and awkward with seeds I’m not sure are edible. If they’re not, it would be bad. I mean, why bother when the seeds are what most of the fruit itself consists of. Anyway, moment of truth! I take a bite and all I can say is…

OMG!!!!

All I can think of is… you gotta be kidding me! Almost flavorless and whatever hint of flavor it has wasn’t even fruit-like. And the seeds! The seeds! You really want to spit them out but it’s impossible to do. I mean, you might as well not eat the fruit at all, y’know! Which, evidently, wasn’t such a bad idea at this point. It was 4 bucks down the drain but, oh well. At least, there’s one less fruit I have to decide on, next time.

Glad to, at least, have the strawberries around to please my morning palate and save the day.

A little drizzle of lemon juice, some lemon zest, chopped mint to garnish and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Ahh… now, that’s redeeming!

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