Breakfast Recipes

Uttapum: savory indian pancakes

These little pancakes are one of my favorite go-to's throughout the year...and I thought it might be a fun recipe for the holidays, as the red and green definitely make a plate feel festive and fun! Savory Indian Pancakes Uttapum are South Indian pancakes that are...

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Best Banana Muffins…ever.

Best Banana Muffins....ever. Do you ever pick up a bunch of bananas on Sunday and then by Thursday have them sitting in the same place, overly ripe...leaving you wondering what to do with them? If that's you, you'll be grateful you bought them because you're going to...

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Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

For this Mother's Day, my mom said she didn't want any presents, just full day of spending the day together doing some fun stuff--so that's what we're gonna do! We're going to start with a homemade brunch, followed a day in DC where we'll visit some museums, take a...

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CTA Toast

One of my favorite things in the summer are tomatoes…and as we head into summer and the tomatoes and avocados are ripe and delicious, CTA Toast (Cottage Cheese, Tomato & Avocado) makes a great breakfast. It’s especially nice because it takes less then 5 minutes to make…and it’s fresh, high in protein, and of course, delicious…so ENJOY!

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Sautéed Apples & Spice…and our 21-day cleanse

I had a funny epiphany a few days into the New Year….this is the first, in MANY years that I didn't create a long list of foods that I was not going to eat after the New Year :). This is huge for me…since I've had one of these lists every year since probably high...

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Almond Ojas Drink…and the winners are!

This little almond drink is so delicious…not to mention mighty rejuvenating and energizing…just what we all need for the new year! The recipe is from Dr. Lad's, Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing: A Practical Guide book (one of my favorite go-to books for simple...

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Honey & Lemon Tea: my favorite tonic.

It's the new year and I'm guessing 9 out of 10 of us want to get healthy in some form another; build up our immune systems,  shed some unwanted pounds and in general detox a little from the year before. One thing I've often added to my new year routine, is an age-old...

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sunday morning HASH.

a twist on a classic...  Right now in the Indian lunar calendar there's a period called Shraddh going on...this year it falls from Sept 29- Oct 15. Shraddh is a two week period dedicated to remembering and honoring our ancestors because the energy of these two weeks...

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end of summer small batch JAMS & SMOOTHIES.

A great way to use up the end of summer fruits.... Peaches are one of my favorite fruits....last week I went on little overboard buying our fruit for the week...so my peaches had gotten a little overripe :). I hate throwing food away....so whenever my pitted fruits or...

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ASIAN PEARS kissed with salt and red chili powder.

De-lish! I LOVE Asian Pears....they're perfect! Crisp, refreshing, not overly sweet....yum! We have two trees in our backyard that are completely full...if you live in the Bay Area, drop me a note and we'll figure out a way to get you some. One of my favorite ways of...

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WAFFLE mornings. WAFFLE evenings.

WAFFLE mornings. WAFFLE evenings. WAFFLE mornings. WAFFLE evenings. I'm always looking for quick and easy breakfast ideas....Trader Joe's now carries egg-less, Gluten Free Waffles :)! Yippee! I just pop one in the toaster, add a little maple syrup, a dollop of greek...

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smoothies to-GO….

smoothies to-GO.... Like I mentioned a few posts ago....my husband and I love our smoothies on the road. This a great thing to pack for road trips...a nutritious, filling, tasty, fast and definitely cost-effective alternative to eating out for breakfast or a snack...

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another GREEN DRINK!

another GREEN DRINK! A very dear reader sent this recipe in of a morning green drink she makes...THANK YOU for sharing! See below for Ayurvedic recommendations...and feel free to send in any recipes you have and would like to share with the group! ENJOY! *** VEGAN...

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green drink: ’tis the season to CLEANSE….

'tis the season to cleanse.... Spring's here!....the grass is turning green, the flowers are blossoming, bird's are chirping...and before we know it, it's going to be summer. A few years ago, I attended an awesome workshop by Jen Jensen and Phil Madden of Sonoma...

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BATATA POHA: flat rice at its best.

POHA: flat rice at it's best. Batata Poha (potatoes and flat rice) served with a hot cup of chai is by far my most favorite breakfast ever! It is SOOO satisfying....maybe it's the combination of salty with sweet...all I know is that it tastes de-lish together. Best of...

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CHAI: traditional yogi style.

I'm not a "need to have my CHAI everyday, or else..." type of person, but nothing beats a good cup of chai on a cold day... sitting with a steamy mug listening to the drumming of the rain....what could be better!  Indian chai is made by boiling water, milk and black...

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KITCHARI: the ultimate comfort food.

Who doesn't LOVE comfort food? Imagine a comfort food you don't have to feel guilty about, you can eat as much of it as you want and it's super easy to make...seems unbelievable, eh? Well, Kitchari fits the bill for me..and a lot of other people I know!  It's TOTALLY...

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eggLESS benedict.

BRUNCH anyone? Who doesn't LOVE a good brunch...sleeping in, followed by good food, good family/ friends, good conversation...and then lingering over another cup of tea/ coffee that can nicely take you into a lazy afternoon...it's LOVELY. Making a traditional brunch...

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Eggnog French Toast: eggless

Eggnog French Toast: eggless Kinda sounds like a paradox, eh...EGGnog French Toast: EGGLESS :)....I stumbled upon the "skeleton" of this recipe at the bookstore yesterday and decided to try it out this morning...changed a few things like making it with soynog, adding...

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Apple Pie Turnovers- spiced up!

Apple Pie Turnovers- spiced up (6 ppl) I LOVE traditional, puff pastry made apple turnovers.  Actually, apple turnovers a la mode are my favorite. I love the way the warm turnover slightly melts the ice cream...yum! Apple Pie Turnovers are my version of apple...

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