5 Favorite Breakfast Recipes

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We have been on the go lately. Between work, school, puppy and sports I feel like I could use another 5 hours in my day to get everything done. Although I have delegated more in recent weeks, time still flies! I have decided to compile some of my go to recipes for quick healthy breakfast that also fills you up. Yes, all of you green smoothie only or a cup of yogurt until lunch time…just doesn’t get it done for this girl (I wish it did). I need something a little heavier during the morning. I also want to note that we are up before the sun every morning and my children eat two breakfasts before school. With that said, healthy but hardy is key in my house.

5 Breakfast Recipes:

  • Egg Tacos: We use this recipe and put a fried egg on top. All of the ingredients except the egg, can be made ahead of time and warmed up in the morning.
  • Avocado Toast: This is another go to in my house. Here are many different variations for this yummy quick toast.
  • Waffles: Once a week I will make either waffles or pancakes with a clean eating recipe. I always make the batter the night before and cover it in the refrigerator. This helps with both keeping the kitchen clean and buys me more time in the morning.
  • Scrambled Egg Muffins: My husband leaves really early in the morning so, I will make this easy egg recipe or a frittata. This way he can take a piece right out of the refrigerator and eat it on the go.
  • Roasted Veggies and Eggs: This is another go to, and can easily be refrigerated. I usually roast the veggies and keep them in a container. I heat them up with the fried egg in the morning.

Bonus: I have not tried this recipe yet but, doesn’t it look amazing?!

 

 

 

Green Tomato Salsa

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Its that time of year again, when the sun isn’t shining quite as long and the nights are cooling off. As I long for all that Fall brings, I am also sad that my green tomatoes in the garden are probably not going to make their ripe red debut. Alas, food is food, and in this house we use up everything! I decided to make green salsa with my leftover tomatoes this year. It is a pretty quick recipe and perfect for canning or freezing. There is a little bit of spice paired with the tanginess of the lime- just perfect for chips and margaritas. You can add it to your favorite taco recipe or pair it with some guacamole.

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Magnolia Table: Review

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Joanna Gaines is my spirit animal! I have always been in love with her style, house design and all around demeanor. If you haven’t read her book The Magnolia Story and enjoy the show, you should check it out. She writes of the good and the bad and how she saw the positive in all aspects of her life even when things were down. This is the kind of life I want to live and she is someone that I want to emulate.

“We both hope, with all of our hearts, that the people who read this book and watch our show and come to see what we’re working on in Waco will take a chance to go after their dreams too. Because the key to everything Chip and I have learned in our life together so far seems to be pretty simple: Go and find what it is that inspires you, go and find what it is that you love, and go do that until it hurts.
Don’t quit, and don’t give up. The reward is just around the corner. And in times of doubt or times of joy, listen for that still, small voice. Know that God has been there from the beginning–and he will be there until…The End.”
― Joanna Gaines, The Magnolia Story
After seeing every Fixer Upper episode, getting the Magnolia magazine, reading Joanna’s book and checking out her online store, I knew I had to buy her cook book.
At first glance the pictures and stories in the cook book are beautiful and the recipes are simple (as in not fancy- ingredients that you would have on hand) and very much what you would think of cooking on the farm or in the country. There are recipes for biscuits (my family favorite), pancakes, and pot pie and more. What makes this book special is that Joanna adds personal recipes and twists on traditional recipes from her Korean roots.
I also like how Joanna Gaines is not afraid to be honest and real. At the beginning of the cook book she gets personal about being on a tight budget and not being able to afford much. This is a real struggle facing many families today but, the best thing to take out of this story is that with hard work, positivity and dedications (and aligned stars) you can make your dreams come true. Whatever they may be!

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Kombucha Mocktail

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Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been around for a very long time and is associated with its gut health benefits. Not only does it taste good but, it is also good for you. I have always wanted to make my own kombucha but, getting my hands on a SCOBY from a reliable source is harder than I thought. So instead, my go to kombucha is GTs Gingerade. It is one of the lowest sugar varieties that I have found. If you prefer another flavor, feel free to change it in the recipe below.  Keep on Reading!

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

I am a huge fan of spice and love buffalo sauce!  In our house, we have really cut back on our meat consumption so I am always looking for some vegetarian dishes to make.  I have had buffalo cauliflower in the past, but I thought how great would it be to make a taco out of it because, well, who doesn’t love tacos?!  These tacos have been on repeat in our house lately!  Continue reading “Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos”

Rainbow Pasta Salad

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I can not believe we are already in the second week of July! The Summer seems to be flying by and we are having a blast. I hope you are too. We are always on the go and my garden has all kinds of goodies growing in it so, I decided to throw it together with some quinoa pasta. It is the perfect dish for a picnic, pool side and you can make it ahead. Keep on Reading!

Grilled vegetables

Marinated Grilled Vegetable Medley

One thing I love about the summer is all the access to various kinds of vegetables at a reasonable price.  Sometimes on those hot days the last thing that I want is a heavy and large meal.  This vegetable medley is perfect to throw on the grill and is packed with flavor.  This would be perfect to make after a trip to your local farmer’s market and can really be made with any combination of vegetables! Continue reading “Marinated Grilled Vegetable Medley”

Easy Chocolate Cream Pie

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The fourth of July is coming up here in the USA and this recipe is great for any back yard BBQ. I had planned to make something like cupcakes, decorative cookies, or even an ice cream dish using this yummy recipe, but my son asked for a simple chocolate cream pie. How can I say no when he wants to be in the kitchen helping to make something tasty to share with friends and family. Even though we had all of the ingredients for the cupcakes, we ventured to the store and purchased all of the things we needed for the cream pie. Keep on Reading