Breakfast Burritos

So, I am absolutely in love with breakfast burritos. Sometimes, if I have to think about breakfast it just doesn’t happen. So having a breakfast that’s easy to make takes the stress out of the morning (well at least that part of the morning). Best part… this recipe can be made ahead of time and thrown in the freezer. These breakfast burritos are so delicious, it actually makes me want to eat breakfast. Even on my groggiest days. Continue reading “Breakfast Burritos”

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

So…. I have a confession. I have a freezer full of carrots. I’ve been trying every carrot dish I’ve come across. But making breakfast as easy as possible has been my main focus since we’ve kicked off back to school. I love these Carrot Cake Overnight Oats. Not just because it’s another way to get rid of the carrots in the freezer but because it’s healthy. Who can say no to carrot cake for breakfast, right? Continue reading “Carrot Cake Overnight Oats”

Eggs and Ham in a Jar

When I was pregnant my mom (and everyone else) was on me about having breakfast in the morning. I told her I didn’t have time. But you know how mom’s are she didn’t want to hear it she told me to pop some eggs in a ramekin and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. That’s how Eggs and Ham in a Jar came to be. Continue reading “Eggs and Ham in a Jar”

Tuscan White Bean and Pancetta Saute

What is Tuscan? I’ve always wanted to know what that meant when Chefs said it. And after a bit of research and lots of cooking, I realized that Tuscan just means delicious and simple. The Tuscans are called the bean eaters so this dish is wholly appropriate. They utilize herbs and just a few simple ingredients to make their dishes. And isn’t that the best food? Something that is simple, rustic and hearty? Something that reminds you of home without all the anxiety and effort?  I think that’s why I like this Tuscan White Bean and Pancetta sauté. It’s effortless, enjoyable and extremely tasty. It’s savory and filling. Which of course, is a necessity in comfort food. Because sometimes it’s not just the feeling you get from the food but the enjoyment of making it.

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Fried tofu w/sesame-ginger sauce

September is back to school time and many of us are happy to send little faces to school to become better versions of themselves. So, we try to send them to school with everything they need and a little piece of home. Something that makes them smile when they open their backpack or lunchbag. But how do you fit that type of comfort in such a small bag with all of the restrictions the school has. The no gluten, no nut etc etc has been the bane of my school lunch existence. What to do? What to do? Make something that will withstand all the pressure. Fried tofu is perfect.

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Sausage with Spinach and Mushrooms

Have you ever tried to make a comfort dish healthy? I used to think adding vegetables made a dish healthy. So many times my answer to a really fatty (delicious) meal was just to add vegetables. I got away with adding peppers to sausage and carrots to meatloaf for many years. Then when my husband and I decided we were going to lose weight together, we turned to Dr. Ian’s Fat Smash diet.

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