Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Let's Talk Breakfast!

Breakfast is my least favorite meal of the day. Or should I say, traditional breakfast. I usually eat leftovers from dinner. I have been known to eat split pea soup for breakfast everyday of the week..  but since I still cook for my family and I'm writing a cookbook, more traditional breakfasts are a must.  The photo above is still a work in progress Stovetop Granola. Sugar free and low in fat. It's almost there, I think one more tweak the next time I make it and I'll have the recipe written.
I'm also working on my Coconut Yogurt recipe and it's almost perfect! Woohoo! Once more for good measure. I constantly tweak recipes and am very rarely satisfied with them. Writing recipes is actually somewhat difficult for me because I cook 100% by intuition. It is almost like a dance that just flows out of me.. I can zone out and come up with awesome food but to actually break it down into steps goes against every fiber of my being!

That being said, I do have it down to a process at this point and it's not nearly as tedious as it used to be.

When I worked at my last job I spent the first two hours of the day baking. I developed quite a few recipes  for sweets and muffins (mostly gluten free and always vegan!) but wanted to give my customers some healthier options. Here some of my favs:



5 Spice Pear Ginger Muffins (sugar free, wheat free)

I really love using white beans in breakfast treats! You can't taste them and they give such good protein and staying power to what can normally be not so healthy options. 

Portrait of the Day (see why I'm doing this!)

9 comments:

  1. Love that these are sugar & gluten free. While it's great that there are lots of full fat vegan foods out there to replace non vegan full fat food, lots of us long termers just eat healthier each year! I am THRILLED there are so many vegan cookbooks out there now, but since I went GF and don't really eat much flour, most of them don'ot appeal to me much. It's good to see stuff that is both Vegan, GF, and Sugar free!

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  2. I'm way more of a savory breakfast gal!! :) That being said, those chocolate energy balls look AMAZING!

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  3. I just printed off your recipe for white bean pancakes! Breakfast is my fave meal of the day.

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  4. I appreciate that you really test out your recipes multiple times. I try to repeat them a few times too before publishing.

    How cute you have split pea soup for breakfast! Good protein for sure.

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  5. Coconut yoghurt! Be still my heart! That sounds ah-may-zing! x

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  6. I can't wait for your book. I remember testing for you and loved the recipes I tested. Hope you are doing well. :o)

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  7. I'm so fascinated by the idea of stovetop granola! I assume stirring is involved? I look forward to ordering your book down here in australia!

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  8. coconut yoghurt! I can't wait to see that!

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  9. I am a big leftover dinner for breakfast kind of girl, but am definitely working towards eating more breakfasty breakfasts. Can't wait to hear about your coconut yogurt!!

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