Savory Oatmeal with Hummus, Kale and a Fried Egg

With so many of us trying to cut back on sugar, why not go savory with oatmeal. Oatmeal does not always have to be covered with brown sugar or maple syrup and like other whole grains, it works well on the savory side. Here it’s cooked with a vegetable broth and served with hummus or…

The Basics of Cooking Beans

I’m pushing beans again because I’m trying really hard to get you to eat them several times a week.  If you’ve never cooked them from dried beans, it’s definitely worth the little bit of extra effort because the texture is far superior to canned beans.  You can purchase dried beans at any supermarket but for…

Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, (and bean) Energy Bites

This recipe was sent to me by a friend and I was pleasantly surprised by these little bites. I knew the peanut butter and chocolate chips would be delicious but I wasn’t sure about the addition of beans. The beans add creaminess, texture and of course, essential nutrients and fiber but thankfully you can’t detect…

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

With March around the corner, here’s a healthier version of Irish Soda Bread for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  This quick bread from Cook’s Illustrated is a crusty, hearty bread, with a nutty flavor. No kneading, no waiting for it to rise. Just combine a few simple ingredients, mix and bake. In about 45 minutes…

Savory Pancakes with Edamame, Corn and Scallions

Yum! One word sums up this delicious vegetarian pancake that’s so easy, no cooking skills required (other than being able to make pancakes). Shredded cabbage is blended into the egg batter then topped with edamame, corn and a drizzle of oyster sauce. I made these for dinner but leftovers would be excellent as a savory…

Gingerbread Oatmeal (a warm and cozy New Year’s breakfast)

If you like the flavor of gingerbread (my favorite), you will love this oatmeal. Combining the traditional gingerbread flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and molasses, you create a healthy version of gingerbread in a bowl. For a faster breakfast, make it the night before and reheat in the microwave with a splash of milk. A…

4 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes to Celebrate Fall

Autumn equals pumpkin and in my family that means pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin oatmeal and pumpkin bread pudding. If I can add pumpkin to a recipe, it’s on the menu. When my kids were little (and big), it was not unheard of for pumpkin pie to show up on the breakfast table (of course…

Turkey, Apple Sausage Patties with Fennel and Sage

Are your eggs at breakfast feeling a little lonely? Bacon and sausage are not the healthiest partners for our eggs but I found a delicious way to get sausage back on your plate. These apple turkey sausage patties have that quintessential sausage taste from fresh sage and fennel seeds without the unwanted nitrates, nitrites, extra…

90 Second Dinner for Breakfast Bowl

Dinner for breakfast. I like the concept suggested by this month’s Recipe Redux team. Many of us get in the rut of choosing traditional breakfast foods (cereal, muffins, pancakes, bagels and waffles) that start our day with a large dose of refined carbohydrate and added sugar. A savory breakfast is a low sugar, high protein,…

Mushroom and Spinach Quiche with a Spaghetti Squash Crust

Using vegetables in place of flour for the crusts of pizza and quiche is a brilliant, low-calorie, nutrient dense swap. I used the original veggie pasta, spaghetti squash, for the crust for this recipe but you could use spiralized sweet potato or zucchini noodles or even broccoli or cauliflower rice.          …

Dutch Baby Pancake with a Blueberry Lemon Syrup

You might be asking, what’s a Dutch Baby (at least in culinary terms)? A Dutch Baby or German pancake is a sweet popover that is served for breakfast and is absolutely delicious. It’s a time saving choice when serving several people at once because you don’t have to cook individual pancakes. All recipes for Dutch…