Breakfast

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

I was browsing the Sunday paper today and an interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz caught my eye.  When asked whether he ever indulges in unhealthy food, he responded that he practices what he preaches, and eats Greek yogurt with blueberries every morning. Now, no offense to Dr. Oz (and kudos to him for taking his…

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Blackberries Galore!

One of the perks of living here in the Seattle area are the wild blackberries that abound this time of year.  I’m so used to being able to go to any number of parks, backyards – even the side of the road! – to pick free blackberries, that I can never bring myself to actually…

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Green Smoothies that taste pink!

My passion for nutrition began somewhere late in high school, early in college.  During my sophomore year living in the college dorms, I remember tasting Odwalla Superfood juice for the first time.  Dark green and thick, this juice reminded me of swamp water.  My curiosity was piqued.  Could this possibly taste good?  It certainly looked…

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Colleen Week: Day 5 (Tempeh Bacon and Lemon Bars)

I didn’t get around to blogging yesterday, but I made Colleen’s Tempeh Bacon, from The Vegan Table, for breakfast in the morning.  (For those of you just joining me, I’m cooking entirely from Colleen Patrick Goudreau‘s three cookbooks this week.)  I’ve bought tempeh bacon before, pre-marinated in the package, and I really liked it, so…

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Feeling Your Oats

Does everyone use the expression “feeling your oats” or was it just my family growing up?  Nutritionally, it makes a lot of sense.  Oats are full of complex carbohydrates which give the body a slow release of energy for hours.   They are one of my favorite breakfast foods, especially when it is cold outside….

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