Truffled Mushroom Toast with Lemon Zest and Chives

Truffled Mushroom Toast with Lemon Zest and Chives

Golden brown mushrooms are infused with black truffle oil and lemon juice and zest before being piled onto garlic rubbed toast and topped with fresh chives and shredded Grana Padano cheese in this tasty toast. The umami level is off the chain! But all the richness is balanced with bright and acidic lemon juice, pops [...]

Refried Bean and Egg Tostadas with Chunky Tomato-Avocado Salsa

Refried Bean and Egg Tostadas with Chunky Tomato-Avocado Salsa

A crispy, freshly fried tortilla is topped with creamy 'refried' beans, a runny egg, pickled onions and a chunky tomato-avocado salsa in these best ever breakfast tostadas. This take on refried beans uses bone broth to simmer the beans down until they burst, forming the smooth texture we all know and love about some good [...]

Rainbow Bowl with Green Tahini Sauce

Rainbow Bowl with Green Tahini Sauce

Made with a quinoa base, all the colorful veg, and a parsley-lemon green tahini sauce, this rainbow bowl is an explosion of freshness, texture, and flavor. This is the kind of bowl you can eat for any meal of the day! It is modeled after the rainbow bowl from Bluestone Lane Cafes, which happens to [...]

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Salad with Sumac Vinaigrette

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Salad with Sumac Vinaigrette

Breakfast salads are one of the most satisfying ways to start the day IMO. Packed with protein, fat, and veggies, I feel fuller for longer with less cravings than I feel when I start the day with lots-o-carbs. These benefits aside, this bacon and egg breakfast salad with sumac vinaigrette is freaking delicious!  Bacon and [...]

Spanakopita Breakfast Skillet with Swiss Chard and Leeks

Spanakopita Breakfast Skillet with Swiss Chard and Leeks

If you are a fan of the greek spinach pie known as Spanakopita, this skillet is a tasty way to get the same flavors without the effort of phyllo dough. Plus runny eggs! I mean... It's delicious! This spanakopita mix is a bit special because swiss chard replaces the spinach and leeks stand in for [...]

Kefir Chia Pudding with Maple and Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Kefir Chia Pudding with Maple and Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Are you a cran fan? If so you'll love this kefir chia pudding with maple and ginger cranberry sauce!  This chia pudding has serious cranberry cheesecake vibes going on. In fact, cranberry cheesecake was the inspo for this recipe. Kefir is a drinking yogurt, so it adds tang and lots of creaminess. It gives it [...]

The Funky Monkey: Coffee, Cacao, Banana, Date and Peanut Butter Smoothie

The Funky Monkey: Coffee, Cacao, Banana, Date and Peanut Butter Smoothie

For an easy and delicious breakfast (or lunch) give this Coffee, Cacao, Banana, Date and Peanut Butter Smoothie a try! This smoothie is modeled after a drink I had in Tucson, Arizona at a cafe a block from my apartment called the Funky Money. An ode to the magic that happens when you combine banana and [...]