Blackberry Smoothie Oatmeal Bake


This baked oatmeal dish was inspired by a blackberry overnight oats recipe gone awry. I had blended blackberries, yogurt and almond milk together in a large smoothie blender intending to pour the mixture over oats (overnight, obviously). Well I did this one night and was not thrilled with the results the next morning. The mixture…

Breakfast Nachos


Frequently Daily my friend Bethany and I share with each other (via text) what we eat. One day she shared with me her breakfast which was essentially a list of foods she had eaten for breakfast and I responded: Did you eat nachos for breakfast? She did. She ate nachos for breakfast. And as soon as…

Asparagus Avocado Toast {w/egg}


After the success of my Avocado Asparagus Omelet Sandwich I was eager to try more asparagus with more bread and more avocado. So the obvious dish to make was avocado toast. With asparagus. Despite the fact that I loaded the toast down with a bit too much asparagus and I intended to make soft boiled…

Donut Bread Pudding


A few years ago for my birthday my sister got me a delicious cookbook for Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts. One of the recipes that immediately caught my eye was for “bread” pudding made with donuts. I am a big fan of any kind of bread pudding, sweet or savory. My love for bread pudding can…

Avocado Asparagus Omelet Sandwich {w/Bacon}


I have no clue exactly what I was looking for when I stumbled upon this recipe for Avocado and Asparagus Omelet Sandwiches at BHG and just dropped what I was doing and stared. I had to have it immediately whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I had bread, eggs, and bacon on hand and immediately wanted to…

Pesto Arugula Avocado Toast {w/bacon and eggs}


My family and friends are very aware of my love of food. Oftentimes they will share with me foods they’ve eaten or foods they think I might like. Anything that would be appropriate for me to recreate at home and subsequently share via my blog. The other day one of my friends sent me a…

Herbed Quiche with Blue Cheese


I have what seems to be an endless amount of blue cheese in my refrigerator. I partially chipped away at one brick and have an entire untouched other brick in my fridge. I was looking for salad recipes that used blue cheese when I came across an interesting looking recipe for quiche at Emeril Lagasse’s…

Wheat Berry Pancakes


If you walk a few blocks down the street from where I live is one of the best breakfast joints in the area. They serve the best healthy pancakes I’ve ever had. No joke. They are wheat berry pancakes. Yeah. Who ever heard of wheat berries? Not me until I had Breakfast Bar’s wheat berry…

{one pan} Sausage Patty and Fried Eggs Breakfast


    At work we celebrated one of my coworker’s service anniversary (30 years) by going to Stacked in Huntington Beach. Everyone was drooling over the burger I built that had cheese, bacon, avocado, and tomato and was topped with a fried egg. (Some of my coworkers had never heard of having an egg on…

Shallot and Rosemary Sausage Patties


There’s something I love about breakfast sausage. I like almost every kind. Pork sausage. Chicken sausage. Turkey sausage. Sausage packed into a casing. Sausage without a casing. Ground sausage. What I never really eat is sausage patties and I’m not quite sure why. They’re basically like mini hamburgers you have at breakfast and I love…

Double Chocolate Banana Bread {Paleo, GF}


A few weeks ago I made a paleo chocolate banana bread recipe that turned out to be less than stellar in my opinion. It managed to be underdone but dry at the same time. How does that happen, you ask? The middle was under done but the edges were dusty dry. I blame this on…

Kabocha Squash Pancakes {paleo, GF}


I am a bit obsessed with grain free recipes these days. Only because I feel like I’ve hit the grain-free flour jackpot when using almond flour in conjunction with tapioca starch. I swear you cannot notice a difference between pancakes or dessert breads made with almond flour and tapioca starch versus all-purpose. I have tried…

Banana Pancakes {paleo, GF}


I have vivid memories of pancakes from my childhood. I grew up eating pancakes. My mom and grandma both made a fantastic buttermilk pancake but they always turned out sort of flat. The vivid memories of flavored pancakes take me back to sleepovers I had as a child. For about a year or so, I…

Roasted Pepper Chorizo Savory Pie {paleo, GF}


Let’s talk about spice for a minute. I like spice. Sometimes I think I think I can tolerate spice a bit more than my body actually can but a bit of a kick is nice. I bought some chorizo this weekend thinking I could make some sort of egg dish for breakfast. So I set…

Delicata Squash Pancakes {paleo, GF}


I’m a pancake girl. I always have been. So delighted was I to discover you can make healthier pancakes that are grain free and guilt free too. I played around with a recipe to find a good base for starchy vegetables such as sweet potatoes and pumpkin. When I saw that people were making pancakes…

Grain Free Dutch Baby Pancake


Let’s talk about pears for a minute. I’m very particular about them. I only like them when they are green and crunchy – like an apple – and I’m particular to the Bartlett kind, I pass on any other. So when I realized that I had a ripe pear in my refrigerator (the horror!) I…

Post Thanksgiving Buttermilk Waffles {made w/dressing!}


I have a massive amount of dressing leftover from Thanksgiving as the recipe I made serves about 12. I think between my dad and myself we maybe ate 1 serving on Thanksgiving day. I’m not one to throw out leftovers. I need to share them or eat them. I’ve given one of my friends and…

Four Cheese Strata {with bacon}


Part of what’s great about the holidays is kicking the day off with an indulgent breakfast you wouldn’t normally make any other time of the year. Sometimes I make something sweet, like these lemon sticky rolls I made one Christmas, but normally I gravitate toward some sort of cheesy-eggy dish (gouda corn pudding; sausage, bacon and…

Microwave Breakfast Soufflé


I am obsessed with what I call Breakfast Souffle. Call it what you’d like. Breakfast cake. Cake in a jar. Mug cake. Microwave banana bread. I guess any of them would fit. I like to call it breakfast souffle because it’s so versatile I don’t want to pin down a specific flavor. I’ve had pumpkin,…

Crab and Bacon Savory Pie {grain free}


I’ve nearly stopped buying bacon altogether instead favoring bacon ends and pieces. It’s rare that I eat bacon for the sake of eating bacon (like with eggs or pancakes). I’m usually buying it for a recipe with bacon as the star of the show or even a side act. Bacon ends and pieces are significantly…