Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Favorite Breakfast of Mine

I have been having this breakfast every morning lately.
It is a great way to start the day!

Lovely Oats Breakfast

1/4 cup oats
1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
1-2 teaspoons agave nectar
Sprinkle of cinnamon

Mix together and enjoy.

I have this with a cup of coffee with coconut creamer and 1/2 pack of stevia.
If I feel like I need it, I have a little fruit with it.  Most mornings I don't though.

Note:  As part of my morning regimen of vitamins, I also have a tablespoon of
flax oil.  So that helps to keep me full as well, so if you need to increase the
almond butter and/or oats.

Kickin' Kale Quesadilla's

I was perusing the world wide web tonight,
and I saw a recipe for vegan quesadilla's,
but I didn't have the ingredients,
so I decided to make my own version,
and it was absolutely delicious!

Kickin' Kale Quesadilla's

1 Stacy Tortilla
1 slice of Vegan Cheese
3 mushrooms, sliced
1 green onion, sliced
1 leaf of kale torn

Put the tortilla in a frying pan and add cheese.
Add mushrooms, green onion, and kale.
Cook until brown on one side,
flip and turn off heat.

Serve with guacamole on the side.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Well Hello Again.....

Well hello again.....

I am revamping my food blog,
so to speak.

I am back to my vegan ways,
and have been cooking up a storm, 
and decided to post my recipes here
for my own reference 
and quite possibly for yours.

I'm going to put the same recipe I put on my home blog
on Friday because I love it SO much
and really wanted to have it here for reference.

Dawn's Smooth and Delicious Cottage Chai Latte

1/2 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk
1/2 Cup Original Almond Milk
1 Chai Tea Bag
1 Stevia Packet
Sprinkle of Nutmeg

Heat Almond Milks in pan on stove over medium heat.
Stir with a whisk until heated thoroughly
and frothy, 
but NOT boiling.
Put tea bag in cup,
Add hot (NOT BOILING) Almond Milk
and steep Chai Tea Bag in Almond Milk
until you achieve the desired strength.
For me, about 4 or 5 minutes.
Add Stevia packet 
and sprinkle nutmeg into mug.
Enjoy while writing your next blog
post which is what I am doing with mine =)

I am loving the new recipes I'm finding 
and am so glad I am back to eating so healthy.
It truly rocks this girl's world!!!

So there we have it,
the start of something beautiful?
Yes I think so.

There are so many recipes I want to put on here,
and links of some GREAT blogs I've found with vegan recipes.

Happy, Healthy Eating ~~

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Homemade Granola ~~ Get-Out-of-Town Good!!

I am a granola bar junkie, but the commercial kind are not so great for us, so what's a girl to do? Yep make your own. I have actually made several different kinds and I'm always in the market for a new one to try, but this one is one of my fav's ~~ so give it a try. Go on don't be scared :0)

It's YUMMMY!!!

2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup sliced almonds
½ cup oat bran or wheat germ
½ cup honey or agave nectar
¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
1-ounce unsalted butter, plus extra for pan
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
6 1/2 ounces chopped dried fruit, any combination of apricots, cherries or blueberries

Butter a 9 by 9-inch glass baking dish and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, and oat bran onto a half-sheet pan. Place in the oven and toast for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In the meantime, combine the honey, brown sugar, butter, extract and salt in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook until the brown sugar has completely dissolved. Once the oat mixture is done, remove it from the oven and reduce the heat to 300 degrees F. Immediately add the oat mixture to the liquid mixture, add the dried fruit, and stir to combine.

Turn mixture out into the prepared baking dish and press down, evenly distributing the mixture in the dish and place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

These are so yummmmy!! My hubby loves to take these in his lunch. So go on give them a try!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mushroom Miso Soup ~~ Go on try it ~~ it's good!!!

I love Miso soup. I first had it in a Japanese restaurant a few years ago. I generally cannot eat soups cooked in restaurants, they almost always have MSG in them. And I cannot eat Chinese out at all, but I found a Japanese restaurant in my area that not only has MSG free items on their menus, their Miso Soup is one of them. It was wonderful.

Well what exactly is Miso and where do you find it? Miso is fermented soy, and it is wonderful for you if you have hormone fluctuations. It helps to keep them stable. That is definitely a plus for me. And you can find it your local health food store. You can also get red, white or yellow. They are all delish. The red has the strongest flavor.

So onto this lovely soup.

I wanted a nice, warm and light soup on this ridiculously cold evening. I found a recipe that is similar to this one, but it used dried mushrooms and seaweed, so I modified not having either ingredient, and this is what I came up with. Delish!!!

Mushroom Miso Soup

3 cups veggie broth
2 tablespoons white miso
4 large button mushrooms

Warm broth in a medium pan and add miso. Stir until dissolved. Add mushrooms and cook for about 10 minutes.

Easy and delish. This is a low calorie, light and lovely soup.

I fixed a tofu sandwich with vegenaisse and romaine lettuce and had a lovely supper.

If you are watching your weight, this is a lovely soup and surprisingly filling when eaten with a tofu sandwich.

Hope you enjoy ~~

Happy and Healthy eating,

Monday, January 4, 2010

Porridge, lovely Porridge ~~ A GREAT way to start your day!!!

This is one of my favorite breakfast concoctions. It keeps me satisfied for a long time and it is yummy!!

Yummy Breakfast Porridge

1/3 cup Bob's 5 Grain Plus Flaxseed Hot Cereal (or you can use oatmeal, but use 1/2 cup)
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Amplify Whey Powder)
1 tsp Agave Nectar (or honey)
1/4 - 1/2 cup milk (I use Soy, but Skim is fine)
Blueberries or Banana as desired

Make cereal according to package directions (I make mine in the microwave). When it is finished, add protein powder and milk and put in microwave for 20-30 seconds. Add Agave Nectar and blueberries or banana. Enjoy!!!

* Note: I also add a teaspoon Almond butter sometimes, but it's not necessary, but it is oh so yummy!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fig-Fig Bars.....YUMMMEEE Fig Newton Escq....

Since my heart scare about a month ago, I have been following a very strict eating plan. I have been looking for yummee recipes to help me follow this eating style while not feeling deprived or hungry. This recipe fits the bill.

If you like Fig Newton Bars, you will dig these.


8 ounces dried figs
4 ounces pitted dates
2 tbsp. silvered or chopped almonds
1 tbsp. agave nectar (or other liquid sweetener)
2 tbsp. water
1 tbsp. lemon juice
¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice

Snip off the figs' stems, and put them, the dates, and the almonds into the food processor. Grind to a coarse paste. Stir in the remaining filling ingredients and process until mixed. Set aside.

1 cup regular or quick oats, ground in blender until fine
1 cup regular or quick oats, uncooked (not instant oatmeal)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces unsweetened apple sauce
3 tbsp. agave nectar (or other liquid sweetener)
1/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir in the wet ingredients, mixing well to a thick consistency. Press half the crust mixture into the bottom of an oiled, eight-inch square cake pan (use a wooden spoon or your hands). Spread the fig mixture evenly over the crust. Smooth the remaining crust mixture over the filling. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.

Icing (optional):
Mix powdered sugar (about 3 tbsp.) with a little water (Start with 1/2 tsp.) until the right consistency. Add vanilla or almond extract to taste (just drops). Drizzle over top of bars before cutting.

Cool. Cut into 16 squares.

Makes 16 bars. Each bar (with almonds) contains: 117 Calories (kcal); 1 g Total Fat; (10% calories from fat); 2 g Protein; 26 g Carbohydrate; 0 mg Cholesterol; 67 mg Sodium; 4 g Fiber