Gluten Free Starbucks Banana Nut Bread

Starbucks Banana Nut Bread (with gluten free option)

This is a healthier and lighter version of the popular banana nut bread from Starbucks. Gluten free flour and oat flour are substituted for white flour. (You can use whole wheat flour if you prefer).  I also used coconut oil in reduced amounts instead of margarine.  The last change I made was utilizing palm sugar […]

Sunshine Smoothie with banana, mango and chia seeds

Sunshine Smoothie with banana, mango and chia seeds

Sometimes we don’t have the time or inclination to make a delicious, healthy breakfast.  But we shouldn’t cheat our bodies either, and this smoothie is the perfect answer.  It provides all the essentials we need to start our day. Greek yogurt (0% fat) is low calorie and provides us protein.  The banana provides potassium, the […]

Omelet crepe with ham, cheese and bruschetta

Omelete crepes with ham, cheese and bruschetta

Today we’re serving up an Italian inspired breakfast. This thin omelet, which is very similar to my smoked salmon omelet, is packed with flavors and colors. It’s also great for people on a low carb diet.  With the exception of the fresh basil, every single ingredient in this receipe came from Costco. Omelete crepes with […]

Ricotta pancakes topped with icing sugar and fresh blueberries

Fancy Ricotta Pancakes

When it comes to sweeter breakfast choices, my husband has two favorites: freshly made Belgian waffles and these ricotta pancakes.  They are delicate, but rich, light and moist and our children have taken to calling them “fancy pancakes”.  They taste best when sprinkled with icing sugar and topped with fresh fruit like raspberry or blueberry.  […]

Raspberry and ricotta Valentine's crepes

Raspberry and Ricotta Valentine’s Crepes

Do you want to surprise your sweetheart with a unique Valentine’s breakfast?  This recipe combines French crepes and Italian ricotta which is then kissed with the sweetness of a raspberry sauce.  This recipe makes quite a few crepes, 5-6, but any extras can easily be frozen and later defrosted at room temperature. Raspberry and Ricotta […]

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

I was browsing through Pinterest when I found a very interesting recipe for banana “pancakes”.   It really intrigued me, because the list of ingredients had only 2 items:  banana and eggs.  That’s it!  So why not give it a try?  It’s gluten free and I had bananas and eggs so in the morning I decided […]

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