Stuffed Saturday

I hope everyone had a great week and looking forward to a relaxing weekend! We’ve had a very busy and productive week, so the weekend couldn’t come sooner. Unfortunately, our weekends are just as busy.

When I was catching you up this week, did I mention we are now both Coffee Connoisseurs?! Ohh yeaaa… LaurenAsh has joined the cool scenes of the coffee world. Imagine that! Two corporate professionals now working at boutique coffee shops, some days I can’t believe it either. But when I take in all the stress I know longer have, it’s all worth it.

So I decided to share this delicious concoction from last weekend, when we were free to relax.

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I can taste these beauties as I type. When I make this dish, I say to people “and you thought eating gluten and dairy free was hard?”
My new favorite type of bread to cook with is “Food For Life”, which can be found in your local health food store or Shoprite.

French Toast a la apple 🙂
4 slices of Food For Life brown rice bread
1 tbsp of cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 c. of coconut or rice milk

(Glaze)
1/3 c coconut milk
1 tbsp of confectioners sugar

After mixing all of the ingredients together and soaking the toast, I butter the pan with Melt (butter spread) and pan fried the toast. In a separate pan, simmered pink lady apple slices, butter and cinnamon.

Just plate, drizzle and enjoy! 🙂

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Hola Lunes!

Buenos Dias Amigos! 🙂

This morning we are taking a little excursion to Mexico and enjoy a healthy dosage of “Rancher’s eggs” or “Huevos Racheros”.

This traditional and popular dish was created on rural Mexican farmlands and now in our modern day kitchen. 🙂

It can be created in a few varieties but will always have the 3 basic ingredients: fried eggs, corn tortillas and a tomato-chili sauce.

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I decided to make a homemade chili sauce by slowly simmering, green peppers, onions, red peppers, garlic and organic tomato paste with a dash of cayenne pepper.

Instead of a side of rice, guacamole or refried beans, I went with pan-fried plantains tossed in honey butter and a few slices of avocado.

Yummy, the perfect combination.

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Delicioso! hasta luego

#Breakfast in a Hurry!

So…we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Blah blah blah BUT no really it is important to “break the fast” every morning!

So…you’re not a morning person and oh you don’t have time to make a “healthy” breakfast so you rush to the nearest fast food place you can find or even worse you skip it overall!

We’ve all been guilty at some point and time. What would you do if I told you breakfast can be as quick and healthy as you make it? This is not a joke 🙂

Here’s my go to 6 minute breakfast when I’m pushing it:

Gluten free Hot Cereal with cinnamon, honey apples & Walnuts and a cup of Goji Berry Green Tea.

Still don’t believe me?

1/2 cup of Arrowhead Mills Organic Quinoa Rice & Shine Hot Cereal (ready in 3 minutes)
2 cups of water ( 1 for cereal & 1 for tea)
1/2 Organic Gala apple (cubed)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp of Earth Balance coconut spread
1/2 tsp of Organic Raw Honey
1 Tea bag
3 to 4 walnuts (chopped)

Bring 2 pans of water to a boil ( 1 for cereal & 1 for tea.) After about a minute, transfer one pan of hot water to your tea cup and steep for 5 minutes. Next, add your dry cereal to water and immediately lower heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add your coconut spread to a small skillet over medium heat, add apple cubes and sprinkle with cinnamon and honey, sauté for 3-4 minutes until tender.

Mix your apples with your hot cereal, top with walnuts and you’re good to go!

Make it a great day!

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