Category Archives: Breakfast

A Healthy Spring Breakfast

Chard_breakfastAfter my 30-day Whole9 challenge ended in February, I took what I learned from the challenge and adapted my regular diet to include some elements of a paleo-type diet. I reintroduced dairy because I felt like I needed the calcium, for example, and added back chocolate, well, because I love hot chocolate. Continue reading


Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

paleo_pumpkin_muffin_2cropLast year, I posted a recipe for Pumpkin Muffins, and more recently I posted on for Paleo Muffins, but here’s another version that I really like. This is closer to the paleo recipe than the original pumpkin one, but it substitutes pumpkin for bananas in a paleo-friendly mix. Continue reading

Paleo Muffins

muffinA friend who takes my crossfit class and who is also trying the Whole9 challenge told me about a paleo muffin she had at a bakery in Sun Valley that she was hoping to replicate. She told me what was in it, and I googled “banana paleo muffiin” and found a recipe that came close. Continue reading

It’s Father’s Day, Baby

Want to do something special for Dad this weekend? Here’s a recipe that I made for my dad while he was staying with us for his 70th birthday. (Because he lives in Montana, I won’t get to spend Father’s Day with my dad, but I’ll be thinking about him.) Continue reading

Treat Your Mother on Sunday

I’m catering two events this weekend, one Friday and the other Sunday, so I won’t be able to spend Mother’s Day with my mom—but hopefully you will be able to celebrate with yours.

As I mentioned in December, in my “New Year’s Brunch Strata” post (which included a recipe for Butternut Squash and Spinach Breakfast Bake), making a strata for a gathering with friends or families is a good way to let chefs enjoy their guests instead of being stuck in the kitchen. Continue reading

New Year’s Brunch Strata

Last winter, when I had invited several friends over for brunch, I wanted to serve something that could be prepared ahead so I would have as much time as possible to spend with my guests. A strata–a layered, bread pudding-like dish made with bread and eggs–seemed like the perfect solution.

If you’ve got guests coming over for New Year’s Day–or just want to be able to enjoy as much time as possible with your family–I recommend making this dish. Continue reading

Get Your Pumpkin On

With halloween approaching, I thought it might be nice to include some pumpkin recipes on the blog.

My mother loves to cook and bake and she’s constantly trying out recipes and sharing them with me–or showing me recipes that she thinks I should share. (Unfortunately, she doesn’t own a computer, so she can’t follow my blog.) Mom has been making these muffins since I was a teenager. Continue reading

Breakfast on the Go

I recently made this recipe for one of my clients who always encourages me to try new things. She likes to participate in the cooking process so she can learn how to make things herself, and because she is concerned about her cholesterol, she asked me to help her come up with some high-protein breakfast alternatives that don’t include eggs or cheese.

These energy bars seemed like the perfect solution. Continue reading