Coconut Almond Chia Seed Yogurt with Mango

How is it that chia seeds, something I’d only heard of via infomercials of my youth (ch-ch-ch-chia), become one of the latest health food crazes?  I still remember as a kid watching the Chia Pet commercials and so wanting one for Christmas…… I’d have to wait 30+ years until finally meeting the chia.  But rather than being in the form of a terracotta animal slathered…

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Scrambled Egg Muffins

It’s my one year blogging birthday!!  One year and 50+ recipes later, I’m still chugging away and you’re still reading my posts and trying out these recipes.  Thank you!!! Today I’m posting Scrambled Egg Muffins.  Sorry it’s not a birthday cake or some other witty tie-in with my blogging anniversary. These muffins fall into the “easy-and-healthy-after-school snack” category as well as the “protein-packed…

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Shakshuka (eggs in spicy tomato sauce)

Shakshuka – you probably aren’t familiar with it, but I’m hoping to change that.  Shakshuka is an Israeli dish of eggs in a spicy tomato sauce.  Works just as well for dinner as for breakfast or brunch.  Though I haven’t been fortunate enough to travel to Israel….yet (would love to visit Dr. Shakshuka in Tel Aviv…I hear that’s ground zero for…

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Pineapple Pecan Muffins

Three years ago I was living back in the States (Boston) and working a 3-month internship at America’s Test Kitchen, home of Cook’s Illustrated magazines and cookbooks.  As part of “graduation” from the internship program, we did a “muffin project” (I promise there will be no more ” ” in this article….) which involved developing a unique muffin recipe and…

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Whole Wheat Pancakes

Happy Fat Tuesday, Paczki Day, Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, as it’s called here in the UK.  Whatever you call it, whether you celebrate it or not, it’s a good excuse for pancake dinner.    You’ll see that pancakes from scratch are quite simple.  From the photos you can see I get my daughters involved in making the batter, though they usually call…

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Maple Pecan Scones

Scones and I have a lukewarm relationship.  When they are warm, flaky, buttery, tender inside and with a bit of crunch outside they are a perfect food to wake up to.  But often they can be hard as hockey pucks, with a similar taste.  In the States scones come in an assortment of flavors – chocolate chip, raspberry, blueberry, lemon poppy seed –…

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