To me, the kitchen is the soul of the house and I love my open door policy. At my house anyone is welcome anytime. I hate the idea that my friends would ever need to make an appointment to see me. I believe electronic communication has distanced us enough from one another and I think we should get back to face to face interaction. As a result, I leave my door open most of the time and people can come and go as they please. I always leave treats in my fridge for whoever might be passing through. When I came home from work at 11:00 p.m. the other night there were three people sitting at my kitchen island debating. It warms my heart.
These 3 recipes are the top breakfast picks at my house this week.
Blueberry Banana Pancakes
1 cup spelt flour
3/4 cups oat flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 cup almond milk (vanilla or plain)
6 tsp olive oil
3 tsp maple syrup
1/2 medium ripe banana
Handful of fresh blueberries
Place dry ingredients in a bowl. Blend wet ingredients in blender. Mix wet into dry and then fold in blueberries. Spoon into greased frying pan and flip when the top starts to bubble. Top with maple syrup and/or peanut butter. Yes, peanut butter. While in Hawaii, on vacation, I came across the best peanut butter in the whole wide world. I put the stuff in and on everything. Check it out. It's called North Shore Goodies Famous Coconut Peanut Butter
CITRUS ALMOND FRENCH TOAST
6 slices of bread of your choice (I use any type from the local company Little Stream Bakery)
2 tbsp raw honey
1/4 cup almond milk (vanilla or plain)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp grated orange zest
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp butter or coconut oil (melted)
In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, almond milk, honey, cinnamon, orange zest and vanilla extract. In a frying pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Soak the bread in the mixture and fry in the pan until golden brown.
The Perfect Start to the Day Green Smoothie
This is what I have :)
1 cup homemade almond milk
1 scoop of unflavoured whey protein
1/2 ripe banana
dash of cinnamon
1/4 cup oats
2 tbsp almond butter
1/2 bunch of rainbow chard or red chard (or spinach...but chard is my favorite)
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender and enjoy!