Granola Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

This Granola Yogurt Breakfast Bowl features an easy homemade granola that can be prepared in advanced for weeks’ worth of quick, healthy breakfasts. I’ve been working with Bob’s Red Mill for several years now, and I find that their range of healthy base ingredients (whole grains, beans, flours, etc) fit seamlessly into my recipes. It’s a natural, comfortable partnership. Since I’ve been thinking quite a bit recently about how to minimize food waste, I’ve created a homemade granola that uses a variety of their

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Tomato Feta Egg Tart

This Tomato Feta Egg Tart is perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or even for breakfast. It’s beautiful and incredibly delicious. I mentioned recently how food waste has been weighing heavily on my mind. The fact that more than one-third of all food produced globally is wasted or spoiled, while there are people down the road from me living in food deserts who can’t afford to put a meal on the table is insane. INSANE. It’s been causing me to make changes. Small

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Stone Fruit Yogurt Muffins

Stone Fruit Yogurt Muffins are incredibly soft, moist, and easy to prepare. Bursting with summer flavor, these are perfect for summer brunch. There’s so much swimming around in my head right now, even more so than usual. It’s hard to focus on getting anything done. The news is disturbing me. Political games are disturbing me. I rarely watch TV anymore, and I do my best to stay blissfully ignorant when things get too distracting, but the internet refuses to let me turn

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Open-Faced Grilled Cheese + a Fried Egg

Want a treat yourself? This Open-Faced Grilled Cheese Sandwich is topped with mild cheddar cheese and a Spanish fried egg. It’s total decadence. I’ve recently become enamored with Spanish fried eggs. It’s a technique for frying eggs that gets the whites puffy and crisp while still leaving a nice running yolk (though you can cook it a bit longer if you prefer solid yolks). Recently I’ve been treating myself with this incredibly decadent open-faced grilled cheese sandwich that uses a mild Wisconsin

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The BEST Green Smoothie + How I lost 30 Pounds

The BEST green smoothie is sweet, healthy and filling. Ingredients include bananas, yogurt, pineapple, mango and spinach (which you cannot taste!). Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I need to stop eating so much junk. I’m not just saying that because it’s a January cliche to eat healthy, or because I want you to make this smoothie. Sure, I’d love for you to try it, but I’m also serious. If I don’t refocus, I stand to undo a

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Old Bay Deviled Eggs

Old Bay Deviled Eggs are an easy, flavorful appetizer that’s ready in under 30 minutes. They’re low carb & gluten-free! One of the many things that drove me crazy about culinary school was that there was always only one right way to do things. If you deviated from this method, you were wrong and would likely be reprimanded. I first started giving my chefs the side-eye when my Phase I instructor was teaching us how to achieve “perfect hard boiled eggs

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Cherry Vanilla Muffins

These cherry vanilla muffins are soft and delicate from buttermilk. They can be made with either sweet or sour cherries and are perfect for brunch! I went cherry picking for the first time this past weekend! It was so much fun and I can’t believe I waited this long to pick my own. Cherries taste amazing straight from the trees. The heat of the sun makes the juices burst in a way that reminds me of freshly roasted berries. I’ve always loved to

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Savory Baked Oatmeal with Bacon, Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions

This recipe is 100% inspired by the food photography retreat I attended over Memorial Day Weekend. I’ve never been a fan of sweets for breakfasts so I was delighted when we were served savory oatmeal and savory french toast. I knew I wanted to recreate the oatmeal as soon as I got home. Savory oatmeal is the best, you guys. It’s my new thing and I don’t understand why it’s not a thing everywhere. It should be.

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Roasted Tomato Tart

This simple tomato tart is made with only 4 ingredients: tomatoes, puff pastry, roasted garlic and fresh thyme. “It’s not good enough.”  “You’re not good enough.” “You’re going to fail.” When I go through spells of depression, the negative self talk I experience is crippling. I become full of self doubt and am emotionally paralyzed to the point where it becomes impossible to get any real work done. I question all of my decisions and quickly become overwhelmed and foggy as

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Grilled Brioche with Brie, Dark Chocolate and Blueberries

Grilled Brioche with Brie, Dark Chocolate and Blueberries is amazing for dessert or brunch! Dessert grilled cheese? Yes, I’m going there. I’ve teamed up with Wisconsin cheese as a Grilled Cheese Insider for their 2015 Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown. When they asked me to create a recipe, my mind immediately went to dessert and and the combination of Wisconsin brie, blueberries, bittersweet chocolate and French brioche. You’re going to love this.

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