Breakfast

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day

The Zenbelly Cookbook Sneak Peek: blueberry muffins

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Breakfast, grain-free, Paleo, Vegetarian | 4 comments

The Zenbelly Cookbook Sneak Peek: blueberry muffins

The Zenbelly Cookbook, an epicurean’s guide to paleo cuisine is available for preorder! To celebrate the release of my very first cookbook, I will be sharing a recipe from it every week, so you get a sneak peek of what’s to come! And if you’re already excited, you can, of course preorder it HERE. What can you expect from The Zenbelly Cookbook, you ask? Good question! Here are the things I’m most excited about: How To’s: The beginning pages of The Zenbelly Cookbook are chock full of tips and techniques, complete with step by step photos to go with them....

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Pear Cardamom Muffins

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Breakfast, Snacks | 6 comments

Pear Cardamom Muffins

It’s Fall! Or at least that’s what the calendar says. In San Francisco, seasons really aren’t much more than what month the calendar is flipped to. (And yes, I still have a real life paper one, and it is always, always, a Hand Turkey Calendar) Having grown up in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut, it’s strange to live somewhere without crunchy leaves and the unmistakable crispness that comes with fall. I miss it. A lot. Winter? That I do not miss. At all. So I’ll stay where I am, and enjoy the weather that always feels something like a cross between spring...

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3 Ingredient Cinnamon Plantain Pancakes

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Breakfast, Paleo, Vegetarian | 16 comments

3 Ingredient Cinnamon Plantain Pancakes

I love the idea of recipes so simple that they fit on an index card with the picture of the finished product. This is a perfect example, and has almost limitless variation potential. Add chocolate chips, nuts, shredded coconut, fresh fruit; whatever your heart desires. Or just leave them plain and top with some grassfed butter. Keep the heat to medium-low when frying up these babies, to ensure they cook through and don’t burn. Feel free to share this image with anyone you think could use more simple recipes in their life!  ...

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Sweet Cinnamon Cereal or Cinnamon Graham Crackers

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Breakfast, Dessert, grain-free, Paleo, Snacks, Vegetarian | 56 comments

Sweet Cinnamon Cereal or Cinnamon Graham Crackers

As a toddler, my mom used to put Cheerios in the pockets of my overalls in case I got hungry while toddling around. Not kidding. Before going mostly paleo, I LOVED cereal and always had several varieties in the pantry. I’ve never been into the sweet stuff, I can thank my Mom and my Cheerios habit for that. But I have always loved cereal as a snack, especially an after dinner one.   Since going mostly paleo, cereal has sadly vanished from my life. I know it’s for the best, since cereal has little to no nutritional value. And I’m glad that I no longer consider it a...

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Tropical Breakfast Muffins

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Breakfast, grain-free, Snacks, Vegetarian | 27 comments

Tropical Breakfast Muffins

Breakfast. Let’s talk about it. I know that as someone who is mostly paleo, I should be eating dinner for breakfast. I should abandon the notion that breakfast food should look different than the foods we eat for the rest of our meals. We are, after all, the only species who does that. It’s silly. I know. But I’m not always in the mood for dinner for breakfast. And guess what happens if nothing in the house looks appetizing and I have to run out? That’s right; I don’t eat. And then I get hungry, and can’t find anything acceptable to eat, and then before I...

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Banana Bread (sweetener-free)

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Breakfast, grain-free | 29 comments

Banana Bread (sweetener-free)

There are a LOT of paleo banana bread recipes out there. I probably didn’t need to create a new one. But you know me! I can’t help myself. This paleo, dairy-free, sweetener-free banana bread is bare bones, plain Jane. But don’t let that stop you from adding nuts, chocolate chips, coconut, or all of the above. Paleo Banana Bread preheat oven to 350° and grease a 7″x3″ bread pan 1 1/4 cups almond flour 1/2 cup arrowroot starch 2 tablespoons coconut flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas * (about 3 bananas) 1/4 cup palm...

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