the real breakfast of champions- Vitamix smoothies

I’m obsessed with the Vitamix we’ve now had in our kitchen I think one month or so that we were easily sold on during the usual trip to Costco (how stuff gets into the basket and makes it home, I’ll never know). I’m a professional blow-out blender girl (kitchenaid, cuisinart, black-n-decker) so I’ve been dreaming…

easy bake quiche

After a day at the wineries, we were all due for a cozy day in. Starting the day off with quiche fills you up for a long haul of resting on the couch. Inspiration here was Tillamook white cheddar cheese from the wine country excursion and ciabatta bread left over that we were supposed to…

Lemon sour cream almond pancakes/waffles

I woke up this morning thinking it’s a rainy day, perfect reason to cook. Craving something sweet and hearty. Going through in my mind what was in the kitchen, I started googling ideas, was my idea possible. Lemons (lots of them) sourcream and almonds. I’d made lemon cottage cheese pancakes before (will post later). So…

Grilled Vegetables- it’s what’s left in the fridge

Grilled vegetables, it’s what’s left in the fridge. Tomatoes, squash, snap peas, onion, kale, peppers, potatoes in spanish olive oil, crushed red pepper, tjoes everything seasoning, sea salt and pepper. Fresh pretty and deliciously healthy. Great way to not let the veges go to waste and they held their flavor for over a week stored…

Adding flavor to boring turkey bacon

I grew up with a nice treat on Sundays – brown sugar bacon. TJoes turkey bacon is – well meaty- and actually doesn’t taste like bacon for a lot of reasons- it’s not. So to “spice it up” I cook (stovetop in pan) it up with a spread of brown sugar and then some caliente…