Mango Black Rice Breakfast Bowl

Organic mangoes are wicked yummy right now, sweet and juicy! I love the contrast of the slippery sweet bright fruit with the nutty gritty black grains, and a bit of soy milk to enhance the textures even more! Breakfast just tuned into dessert, in a healthy way!

You need:

2/3 cup cooked grain medley (black rice, red quinoa, buckwheat, steel cut oats)

1/2 cup soy milk

1 cup chopped fresh mango

Microwave 1min if grains were cold.

Top with optional:





Oat Bran Muffins (With Blueberries!)

These vegan, no added fat muffins came out light and fluffy and can easily be gluten free! These are so delicious and so good for you! Natural fruits and heathy oat bran 🙂
You need:

2 cups oat bran

3  ripe bananas

 7 small dates 

Vanilla 1/2 tsp

Almond extract 1/2 tsp

Salt 1/4 tsp

Cardamom 1/8 tsp

Nutmeg 1/8 tsp

Cinnamon 1/4 tsp

1tsp each baking soda and powder 

1 cup soy milk

2tbs flax

Optional 1 cup wild blueberries

Combine wet ingredients and fruit in blender, combine well. Add flax, blend until moistened, let sit 5 min. Combine all other dry ingredients in a bowl. Pour wet into dry. Lastly add blueberries if you choose to. Top with wheat germ or sunflower seeds.

Bake at 350 for 10 min for mini, 20 min regular sized muffins.


Light Miso Noodle Soup!

I was feeling under the weather, and didn’t have the ingredients to made a good veggie broth. So, I went super simple and went for the miso paste in my fridge. Miso paste is not low in salt, but it does have plenty of health benefits. When you need something hot to soothe a sore throat and encourage you to drink fluids, this soup is perfect.

You need:

4-5 tbs miso paste

6 cups water

1/2 tsp pepper

1/8 tsp red pepper

1/4 tsp parsely

1/4 tsp kelp seasoning by braggs

2 dry servings of noodles (I used quinoa noodles)

1 cup each frozen edamame and corn
Add water and frozen veggies to the pot, and bring to a boil, add noodles of choice and boil for about 7 minutes until tender. Remove about a cup of hot water and out in a bowl. Add in spices and turn off heat. Stir miso into side bowl of hot water to dissolve, the. Add back into pot. Stir well and enjoy! 
Garnish with green onion recommended.


Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal 

I made this using butternut squash, but use any pumpkin, fresh or canned! This is a simple way to sneak a veggie into breakfast 🙂
You need:

1 cup (leftover) roasted butternut squash

1/2 cup whole oats

3/4 cup water

1/2 banana

Cinnamon, dash

Nutmeg, dash

Sea salt, dash
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Microwave for 1 minute, stir and put back in for additional 30 sec increments until water is absorbed. Enjoy!!



Low Fat Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Easy healthy chocolate chip cookies. Chewy and full of good energy, none of that fat sluggishness or refined sugar crash here! Just nourishing goodness! And SO easy! 
You need:

2 very ripe large bananas, mashed

4tsp coconut vinegar

2tsp vanilla 

1tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1cup gf oats

1/2cup quinoa flakes

1/4 cup carob chips

2 tsp cinnamon

Pinch salt
Blend all ingredients well in a bowl, spoon into parchement paper lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 12-14 min and enjoy!

Cornbread Waffles

I love cornbread. I love waffles. I love savory breakfast foods. I love home cooked southern meals. So cornbread waffles are a food of my dreams 🙂 

You need:

 1 cup soy milk

1tbs olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1tsp coconut vinegar

1 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup brown rice flour

5-6 dates 

1 tsp flax

3-4 tbs jalapeños 
Combine all ingredients in high speed blender and pour one by one into hot, oil sprayed, waffle maker. Enjoy one by one as a savory waffle with your dinner! Top with chili, cheese, beans, greens, whatever your heart desires! Enjoy!













Oatmeal Blender Waffles 

It is your morning oatmeal, simply in waffle form! YUMMMMYYYYY.  Plus it is too easy, thanks to blending 🙂 What is not to love about that?
You need:

1 cup oats (gf)

3/4 cup soymilk

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vinegar

2 tbs vanilla

1 tbs cinnamon

7-8 small dates
Combine all ingredients in a blender and our into oil sprayed waffle iron one by one. Yielded 4 small waffles!  Make the night before and then pop into the toaster in the morning for ease.

Top with fresh fruit, nuts, and agave syrup for lower glycemic impact. Enjoy!!! 

Crockpot Pintos 

These are delicious and easy and so good for you! Really takes almost no effort. Throw all ingredients into a crock pot and cook on low for about 8 hrs! You come home from work ready to eat! Serve however you like, in tacos, on rice, with cornbread waffles and greens (recipe to come…)

You need:

1 can tomatoes

1lb dried pinto beans, soaked overnight and drained 

Crushed red pepper 1 tsp (or to taste, I like spicy!)

Garlic powder 1 tsp

Onion powder 1 tsp

Oregano, 1/2 tsp

Parsley, tsp

Paprika, dash

Sea salt (if used low sodium tomatoes)

Pepper, dash


Chocolate PB Cookie Oatmeal!

Dude….  đź™‚ So good, so easy, nothing more to say!
All you need:

about 2/3 cup whole oats (gf)

2 cups water

1 tsp PB2 (de-fatted peanut butter, subs for regular peanut butter if you like)

1TBS cacao/cocoa powder

1 banana mashed

Pinch salt
These can be made easily as overnight oats, where you combine all well, and stick in the fridge overnight for the ultimate easy and grab-n-go, or can be heated in the microwave for 1:30-2minutes (depending on your machine) for a hot breakfast cookie taste!   This tastes SO yummy, you’ll forget it has NOTHING BAD FOR YOU in it :)))  Enjoy! 
Because sometimes you need chocolate and PB to get outta bed, am I right??


Roasted Veggies and Grits

This southern girl loooves her some grits. Did you know you can cook them in a rice cooker? I simply added some salt and cooked it in the brown rice setting!  I love that grits are a traditional breakfast cereal (hot), but that they are usually served savory, not sweet (cheese grits anyone??)!  Well, if you can have shrimp and grits, I say you can have roasted veggies and grits, and boy was I right! The veggies I made nice and soft in a crock pot.  Too easy! More simple real foods that I love 🙂
All you need:

1cup dry white grits

2 cups water

1/2 tsp salt

1 zuccini

1/2 butternut squash

(other veggies encouraged: mushrooms, red bell pepper, broccolini…..)

1/2 cup veggie broth/stock
Place salt, water, and grits in rice cooker and cook on brown rice setting.

Meanwhile wash and cut veggies, placing in crock pot with broth. Cook on highly for approx 1 hour or until veggies are soft to your liking.
Then simply serve grits into a bowl and top with veggies! Garnish with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!