Strawberry-Banana Cake Waffles

Strawberry-Banana Cake Waffles

Who says you can’t have cake for breakfast? 

Actually, probably 9 out of 10 dietitians wouldn’t recommend it… something about having a sugar crash midway through the morning?  I dunno.  Well, I guess I’ll just chalk that up to another “life’s not fair” instance and move on…

Wait, no.  That’s depressing.  And when it comes to cake, I like to think of myself as an optimist.

Besides, earlier today I was having one of those cake-or-waffles dilemmas.  You know, where you have to make the ultimate decision.  Between cake… or waffles.  Yes, the struggle is real.

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7 Healthy Smoothies Video!

7 Healthy Smoothies Video!

With all the award shows going on lately, I’ve been inspired.  I’ve gotten into the movie-making business, people!

It hasn’t been up long enough to get nominated for anything… yet.  But just wait – who knows?

I mean, among movies about smoothies made at home on computers that have barely enough memory to edit a few minutes of film?  I have to say, it is just stunning.  And I’m counting the seconds until someone realizes I have incredible talent on film and throws money at me to just host my own dang FoodNetwork show, already.  No bigs.

I’ll stop waving my oversized toque now so you can instead appreciate the fact that I made you breakfast.  For, like, a week.  

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Brownie Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Brownie Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

 

If you’ve ever, at any time, read a healthy-eating guide of some sort, you’ve heard the phrase, “shop the perimeter of the grocery store, avoid the aisles!”  You know why that is?  Because the aisles are full of devious gnomes that steal your coupon books and put candy bars in your cart when you’re not looking.

Or maybe that’s not it.  It probably has more to do with the fact that processed foods fill the majority of the aisles.  After all, one of the best things you can do for your health is ditch the junk food and eat whole food, right?

 

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/ Pomegranate & Hazelnuts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/ Pomegranate & Hazelnuts

"I can't believe I never used to eat Brussels sprouts before!" 
    - My Husband

One Thanksgiving, probably about three years ago, my sister-in-law made a simply amazing roasted Brussels sprouts dish.  Neither my husband or I could remember ever having eaten Brussels sprouts - certainly not like that, at least - so it was basically a life-changing experience.  Insofar as Brussels sprouts can be life-changing, at least.

Ever since then, I've been using Brussels sprouts every chance I get, using them raw [LIKE THIS!] or roasted, by themselves or with other veggies/ cheeses/ ingredients.  And (nearly) every time I make them, my husband says something along the lines of the above quote.  

Yep.  He even goes back for seconds on the veggies.  (Husbands eating veggies... it's a miracle, I tell ya.)  Someday maybe I'll be lucky enough to have kids that say the same thing.  Fingers crossed.

 

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