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Quick and Easy Breakfast

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This recipe just came to me this morning while I was out in my garden picking broccoli. I am so in love with fresh broccoli, there is nothing like it. If you ever get the chance to grow your own do it or pick some up at your local farmers market.

For all of the recipes that I post on this blog  I only use FRESH fruits and veggies. You can absolutely use frozen if you like, but when you can use fresh, because fresh is always best. We also use  farm fresh eggs, we stopped buying eggs from the grocery store about three years ago and for a couple of reasons, one they taste so much better, you know where they come from, it helps support local farmers and you can read more about it here. Let’s get cooking…..

1/2 TBS Kerrygold Butter, Coconut Oil or Ghee

1 Small Garlic Clove

1/2 cup Fresh Broccoli

1/2 cup Chopped Zucchini

1/2 cup Crimini Mushrooms

1 Chicken and Apple Sausage from Aidelles cut into cubes

2 Farm Fresh Eggs cooked the way you like them

Heat up a medium sized skillet, once heated add the butter or your favorite oil. I start off with the broccoli it is the veggie that takes the longest to cook, then I add the zucchini and then the mushrooms. I set the veggies aside into a bowl and then in the same pan I brown up the sausage, it is already cooked but I like to get a little color and crunchy texture on the sausage. Add the veggies back into the pan when the sausage is to your liking and toss together. Pour mixture back into that same bowl you had your veggies in (no need to dirty another dish) and then cook your two eggs in that same pan (again no need to dirty another pan, less dishes to wash later = winning) . I like mine over medium, and my honey likes his scrambled, both ways are delicious


 Quick Breakfast

Please post in the comments below if you try the recipe and what are your favorite quick and easy breakfast recipes?

Love to you all, Krista


Pumpkin Pie Oats

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Pumpkin Pie Oats

I am so excited that Fall has finally arrived here in Southern Arizona, the days are still a bit warmer than I would like but the mornings and evenings are simply amazing!! Its the perfect weather for warm comforting but healthy foods. I absolutely love pumpkin in everything from lattes to muffins to soups. Pumpkin is wonderful for both sweet and savory dishes, I have some wonderful recipes to share with you this Holiday Season, did I just say Holiday Season sheeeesh!!!! We will talk about that later for now lets move on to my Pumpkin Pie Oats.

This recipe serves one but you can increase the amounts if you so wish, you will want to share this with your loved ones or maybe not.

1/4 cup Organic Steel Cut Oats
2 TBS Chia Seeds
2-3 TBS Organic Pumpkin
2 tsp Coconut Sugar or REAL Maple Syrup
Ceylon Cinnamon and Freshly Grated Nutmeg to taste
small pinch of salt
2 TBS of Pecans, Almonds or Walnuts

Cook the steel cut outs according to the package instructions, remember these type of oats take a bit longer to cook than rolled oats but feel free to use whatever type of oats you like or have on hand. For this recipe it is completely okay if there is some liquid left in the oats because the chia seeds will soak it right up. After the oats are done I add all the other ingredients and mix it all together and top it with chopped pecans. So simple and so easy. ENJOY!

Please leave me a comment on what pumpkin recipes you would like to see….

Have a Beautiful Day!!!!

Apple Fritter Quinoa “Oatmeal”

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Hey everyone, for the past week I have been gathering all of my recipes together, making them, and taking photos to share with you. I hope you enjoy them. This recipe was inspired by one of my ultimate favorite things DONUTS!!! I love everything about them especially the dun dun dun Apple Fritter but unfortunately they do not love me back and they are an unhealthy choice, I have weight loss goals that I want to meet, these are an absolute trigger food for me and one is not enough.
The other morning I was feeling a little down and that darn Apple Fritter was the first thing I thought of with a nice cup of coffee mmm. So I came up with a healthier option. This recipe is very satisfying and can be used with any nutrition plan that you choose.

This recipe is four servings, very simple and with only a few ingredients, even better! I find when I prep my meals in advance it helps me stay on track.

4 Apples of your choice cubed
1 TBS of Coconut Oil
4 tsp Coconut Sugar
Pumpkin or Apple Pie Spice
1 1/2 Cups Quinoa
Homemade Almond Milk optional

*First get your quinoa started according to the package instructions, I cook mine just like I would rice.

*Cut, Core and Cube your favorite type of apples. Mine are Organic Fuji or Gala. I left the skin on mine but you are more than welcome to peel it off.

*In a small skillet heat 1 TBS of coconut oil or the oil of your choice. The coconut oil gives you a nice buttery taste and is a much healthier fat option than butter.

*Place the apples in the skillet. I cooked the apples until they were a bit browned, kinda like a fried apple YUM!!!

*Then I add the coconut sugar and the spices, and I like a lot of spice, you can add the spices to your liking. Also the coconut sugar makes a nice little syrup that also can be drizzled over the top of your bowl.

*When the quinoa was done I made 4 one cup portions so I could have it for a quick easy breakfast on the go. Then I portioned the apple the same way it ends up being about a half an apple on each portion.

*I also added a little Homemade Almond Milk about 2 TBS for a little creamy texture. I will blog about this later.

This really was SO delicious, not an Apple Fritter but it did the job and was equally as good. Full of healthy plant based protein to keep me satisfied and energized for a few hours vs. eating a donut and being hungry again in 20 minutes or even possibly going into a whirlwind of eating what ever is in sight and then feeling bad about my food choice…. I am happy I made this!!!

Thanks for stopping by everyone


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