Breakfast

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

Hi friends! This month’s Recipe Redux theme challenged us to make dinner-inspired recipes for breakfast. Here in Kosovo, I’ve been seeing these huge bags full of peppers at the farmers market, so I picked one up and made these delicious Breakfast Stuffed Peppers. The peppers I used were a bit small and didn’t hold the …

11 Homemade Backpacking Meals

Are you sick of spending money out the wazoo for pre-packaged backpacking meals? Those things are $8-10 a pop, which means my recent 3 day trip with 3 people would have cost ~$180 for food alone!! That’s just crazy. So I decided to start making my own homemade backpacking meals. These easy to prepare homemade …

Rice and Eggs

Weekday mornings are B-U-S-Y! Who has time to make a healthy breakfast these days? Good thing my favorite breakfast only takes 5 minutes to make. Rice and Eggs is not only simple to make, but it is much healthier than eating sugar packed cereal, pop tarts, or a nutri-grain bar in the morning. It keeps …

Grandma Devlin’s Bran Raisin Muffins

Grandma Devlin’s Bran Raisin Muffins are just the perfect thing for breakfast, tea, or a snack. And with a pat of Irish butter, they are just to die for. Not to be confused with the cereal “Raisin Bran,” these muffins are made with actual bran, which is the outer-most layer of the grain. It’s generally …

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Cookies {Recipe ReDux} (Paleo/Vegan)

What goes best with chocolate? PEANUT BUTTER!!!! This month’s Recipe ReDux theme challenged us to make something healthy with our favorite chocolate match, and well…chocolate and peanut butter are pretty much a match made in heaven if you ask me. This chocolate chip banana nut cookie recipe is the perfect combination of peanut butter chocolaty-ness, …

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Yeah, yeah…we’ve all heard it a thousand times. But the thing is apples are healthy AND delicious. And they make fall comfort food so easy. I love fall. There is just something about the cooler weather and the changing colors and feeling the crunch of the leaves …

Apple Cinnamon Granola Crunch {Recipe ReDux}

Can you guys believe it’s fall already? I feel like I completely missed summer. The weather was very mild in Monterey, California. Then I moved to Slovenia at the end of July, and only got a couple weeks of warm weather before it started feeling like fall. I love this time of year though when the …

Sautéed Chanterelles

sautéed chanterelles in butter-seriously the best ever!

Chanterelles. You’ll pay a pretty penny for these in California. But not in Slovenia. I paid 2.5 Euro (about $3.35 dollars) for these meaty, woody mushrooms-called “lisičke” in Slovenian-and boy am I happy!! These would have cost me around $11 or so in the US. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on …

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

I like simple and I like healthy.  This strawberry kefir smoothie is both.  With only three ingredients, it’s quick to whip up and hits the spot after a hot summer run. One cup of kefir has 14 grams of protein, making it perfect for a post-workout recovery smoothie! Kefir is kind of a cross between …

How to make quick oats out of rolled oats

Have you ever found yourself standing in the cereal isle wondering what all those different oats are and which one you’re supposed to get?  There are so many different options between quick oats, instant oats, rolled oats, steel cut oats, old fashioned steel cut oats, am I missing any? Did you know you can make …