Churros – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Churros are in Mexico what doughnuts are in the U.S. But rather than being round, these are like long sticks. They are especially wonderful when freshly made and served warm. (I like dunking them in hot chamomile tea). CHURROS Ingredients 2 cups vegetable oil 1 cup water 1/2 cup margarine 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Breakfast, Desserts, Mexican|Comments Off on Churros – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Slow Cooker Pear and Applesauce

If you're struggling with a tender stomach, gut, throat or bladder, sometimes you just have to go back to the basics... a gentle applesauce that will go down easily and provide some light nourishment. Registered dietitian Julie Beyer RDN offers a simple recipe for apple and pear sauce that is simple, fresh and refreshing. With thin skinned [...]

By | 2017-04-10T20:27:32+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Breakfast, Fruit|Comments Off on Slow Cooker Pear and Applesauce

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

After graduate school, I spent a year living in Fort Bragg on California’s Mendocino Coast where the Laurel Street Deli & Bakery enticed the locals with the most amazing homemade muffins. Twenty years later, I still have fantasies about their rich, moist flavorful Pumpkin Apple Streusel muffins. Here’s a recipe that comes close but if [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Baked Goods, Breakfast, Fall Recipes|Comments Off on Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Oatmeal Yogurt Parfaits – Probiotic Series

Breakfast Made Simple & Probiotic Friendly The soluble fiber in oatmeal and chia seeds, combined with the healthy bacteria of the Greek yogurt and natural sugars of fresh fruit is a quick combo of microbiome friendly ingredients to start your day out right! Recipe is for one oatmeal yogurt parfait. Ingredients ¾ to 1 cup [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Breakfast, Fall Recipes, Probiotics|Comments Off on Oatmeal Yogurt Parfaits – Probiotic Series

Cinnamon Pear Smoothie – Probiotic Series

Yogurt Based Smoothes Offer Probiotics This smoothie recipe, featuring fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and natural sugars is a great way to nurture the good bacteria “guests” in your intestinal tract! Ingredients 1 ripe fresh pear ½ cup milk (vanilla almond milk, or skim, low-fat, or whole cow’s milk) 1 cup Greek yogurt ½ banana (optional) 1 [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Beverages, Breakfast, Probiotics|Comments Off on Cinnamon Pear Smoothie – Probiotic Series

Cuban Omelet with Bell Pepper – Healthy Breakfast Choice

You shouldn't be afraid of the flavors of fresh herbs and some spices. Here's a Cuban omelet recipe that uses a tiny bit of cumin, garlic and cilantro to start your day with a high protein and very flavorful meal! Enjoy! Cuban Omelet with Bell Pepper 1 cup cooked black or pinquito beans, (rinsed and drained [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Breakfast|Comments Off on Cuban Omelet with Bell Pepper – Healthy Breakfast Choice

Blueberry Breakfast Casserole

For those special morning occasions, such as Mother's or Father's Day, Easter or a special birthday celebration, this lovely recipe creates an amazingly flavorful and fun breakfast casserole sure to please family members of all ages. Simply put.. it's yummy! Blueberry Breakfast Casserole Ingredients: 12 slices homemade-type white bread 16 oz. cream cheese, cubed 1 [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Breakfast|Comments Off on Blueberry Breakfast Casserole

Pear French Toast – Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Bev Laumann, author of A Taste of the Good Life: A Cookbook for an IC Diet, offers a healthy and fun way to start your day, with a rich, flavorful French Toast. Pear French Toast With Blueberries This healthier take on a classic replaces acidic jelly and calorie-laden syrup with fiber rich fruit and nuts [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Breakfast|Comments Off on Pear French Toast – Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Bread (Muffins) (from Confident Choices: A Cookbook for Interstitial Cystitis and Overactive Bladder) Ingredients 3 eggs ¾ c. oil or ¾ c. 1 ½ c. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 2 c. peeled and grated zucchini 3 c. all-purpose flour ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ t. baking powder ½ [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Baked Goods, Breakfast|Comments Off on Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Bread

Ingredients 3 eggs 1 c. oil 1–1/3 c. sugar 1 t. vanilla 2 c. peeled & grated zucchini 3 c. flour 1 t. salt 1 t. cinnamon 1 t. soda 1/4 t. baking powder 1/2 to 1 c. chopped nuts Preheat oven to 325°F.  Beat eggs; blend in oil, sugar and flavoring. Add zucchini. Sift [...]

By | 2015-09-27T02:39:57+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Breakfast, Desserts, Flavor Fun, General|Comments Off on Zucchini Bread