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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | August 8th, 2013|Breakfast, Desserts, Flavor Fun, General|Comments Off on Zucchini Bread

PEAR FRENCH TOAST WITH BLUEBERRIES – makes 2 servings

This healthier take on a classic replaces acidic jelly and calorie-laden syrup with fiber rich fruit and nuts for a lighter breakfast.  2 ripe pears, peeled and sliced 2 tsp. honey 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 cup salted cashews, chopped fine (optional) 2 egg whites (from large eggs) 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. salt 1/3 [...]

By | May 15th, 2013|Breakfast, Flavor Fun, Meal Ideas, Recipes|Comments Off on PEAR FRENCH TOAST WITH BLUEBERRIES – makes 2 servings