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Egg Pizza Breakfast

Pizza for breakfast??  Well not exactly… But I am in love with this breakfast!  I always have a batch of hard boiled eggs on hand and putting it together like a “pizza” is absolutely delicious, filling and nutritious!  Great way to start off the day!  There are so many versions you can do with this, but below is my quick and simplest one. Serves 1-2 (Either 1 half or 1 whole English muffin) INGREDIENTS: 1 hard boiled egg 1 whole wheat English muffin 2 thick tomato slices 1-2 Tbsp grated mozzarella cheese Dried oregano INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to broil at Read More

Baked Muffin Tin Eggstravaganza

There are really is NO rules when it comes to the ingredients in this recipe.  You’ve probably seen a hundred variations on Pinterest alone!  However, many of the recipes out there suggest cooking for 20 minutes.  Unless you like your eggs overcooked (yuck), I do not suggest cooking them for this long regardless of your oven! I always try to do my best to keep things simple when it comes to my recipes or those I post.  Do a Google search of “muffin tin eggs” and you’ll find hundreds of recipes with 15+ ingredients!  I do my best to provide Read More

Cheesy Green Cakes

One of the veggie-consumption trends I see in my practice is that other than cooked vegetables for a side dish at dinner, or an occasional lunch salad, many are willing to step out the box and eat their greens for a snack!  OK maybe your munching on some baby carrots and hummus from time to time, but there is a whole world out there of veggie snacks you’re missing! As part of my fav picks for muffin tin recipes, these cheesy green cakes top the chart!  Also check out my Muffin Tin Magic blog for other ideas on using this Read More

Quirky Quinoa Cakes

One of the popular nutrition trends for 2014 is returning to ancient grains such as spelt, amaranth, quinoa, millet and kamut.  These “super” grains have health benefits that refined grains do not contain and are easy substitutes in many recipes. If you have never tried quinoa, this is a good recipe to try out! Check out my Muffin Tin Magic blog for other ideas on using this piece of kitchen equipment in a non-traditional manner! Makes about 12 “muffins” INGREDIENTS: 2 cups water 1 cup quinoa 4 eggs 1 cup canned black beans (rinsed) 1 cup “other” vegetable (see below) Read More

Baked Apple Pie (without the pie!)

These “apple pies” are perfect for breakfast or a snack!  Serve with some Greek yogurt, cottage cheese or eggs to increase the protein content and make your plate balance!  Check out my Muffin Tin Magic blog for other ideas on using this piece of kitchen equipment in a non-traditional manner! Makes about 12 “muffins” INGREDIENTS: 2 apples (Such as 1 granny smith, 1 Fuji) 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 Tbsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 2 cups oats 1 egg white 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup almond Dash of honey INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Read More

Make Ahead Muffin Tin Oatmeal

There is are numerous ways to put this recipe together, but I am going to provide a simple “base” that only includes what you really need, and probably have in your cupboard, which is oats!  And a little water of course… All other “add-ins” are to, well make it taste better, and to increase the nutrient density of each one. Makes about 12 “muffins” SIMPLE “BASE” INGREDIENTS: 2 cups old fashioned or steel cut oats 3.5 cups water (old fashioned oats), 3 cups water (steel cut) *The amount of water used to make oats is determined by the kind you Read More

Avoceggo (Avocado + Egg)

I love cooking fruits!  And yes, an avocado is a fruit – botanically speaking :) I have seen many variations of this recipe throughout Pinterest and food blogs, but what I found, like many other bloggers out there, was that the yolk became hard and dry.  Now there are few ways to avoid this, but it takes way too much time in my opinion, when you have little time to prep and cook as it is! Here is my version that is quick and simple: Makes 2 servings INGREDIENTS: 2 eggs Salt and pepper to taste Cayenne pepper INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat Read More

Baked Pear Salad

On its own, a baked pear is very tasty.  Mix it with roasted chickpeas and sweet onion and its absolutely delicious! Packed with protein, fiber and lots of flavor, this salad is nutritious and perfect for a cool autumn day.  Check out some of my other favorite baked fruit dishes such as the Avoceggo and Core & Stuffed Baked Apple. Makes about 4 servings INGREDIENTS: Bag of leafy greens 1 sweet onion 2 firm Anjou, Bosc or Bartlett pears 1 can of chick peas Salt/pepper to taste 2 ½ Tbsp olive oil Olive oil spray 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 Read More

Core & Stuffed Baked Apple

I remember making these as a kid, but instead of making a filling, I would pour honey in the center and bake with a cinnamon stick.  Very sweet!  Here is another take on this classic with a little less sugar. The fat content of the nut butter will also keep you fuller, making this snack more balanced! Check out some of my other favorite baked fruit dishes such as the Avoceggo and Baked Pear Salad. Makes 2 servings INGREDIENTS: 2 apples ½ cup oats 2 Tbsp peanut butter Cinnamon to taste 1 cup hot water INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare Read More

Stone Ground Mustard & Balsamic Marinade

I belong to this amazing mom’s club and when I recently had surgery, I got meals delivered to my house for 5 days when I arrived home from the hospital. How generous and thoughtful is that!?  The first night I received a lean pork tenderloin with this stone ground mustard and balsamic marinade. It was amazing! This mom mentioned it was passed down from her mom, and now I am passing it on to you!  Super easy and can be used on chicken or turkey as well.  Here is the recipe if using for a pork tenderloin. INGREDIENTS: ¼ cup Read More