Archives: Breakfast

6 Ingredient No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

My new addiction. I have replaced my hurried-morning gluten free protein bar with these high protein peanut butter balls. This definitely isn’t “diet” food, but it is considerably healthier than protein bars that are full of sugar and isolates. These READ MORE

Oh Baby! Homemade BabyCakes Donuts (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, No Refined Sugar)

This is something you CAN try at home. BabyCakes is a gluten free bakery in New York City. I was fortunate enough to accidentally come across the store when I was visiting my wonderful in-laws last Easter. I went a READ MORE

Green Berry Greek Yogurt Smoothie

In keeping with my recent rave of the healthy benefits of Greek yogurt, I’ve changed up the Green Berry Smoothie to accommodate its goodness. The slight change by changing out the banana for yogurt (not exactly a 1:1 health change) READ MORE

Spinach and Manchego Cheese Frittata

Manchego cheese is one of my favorite cheeses. It comes from the Manchego sheep breed and has a firm texture, but sharp, buttery flavor. And I just happened to still have a block of it in my fridge. I couldn’t READ MORE

Gouda, Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Comfort food!  Eggs, hash browns, sausage and Gouda cheese baked together in delicious goodness. But it’s the southwestern-style hash browns that makes this dish a hit! Finally, my favorite “Simply Hash Brown Potatoes” have declared their “southwestern” hash browns gluten READ MORE

Vegetarian “Sausage” and Egg Breakfast Casserole – Gluten Free

One of my favorite breakfasts is my aunt’s sausage, egg and hash brown casserole.  I wanted to make it vegetarian, but have had a tough time finding gluten free vegetarian “meat” patties. However, a clever friend of mine happened along READ MORE

Almond Butter Banana Breakfast – RAW


I’m just about the last person in the world to buy into the whole “raw” diet thing. But I have met some pretty amazing “glowing” people who really seem to think it works. One of them was Joy Houston, of READ MORE

Chocolate Agave Groats – RAW


Let’s just get the groat part out of the way. What is it? Why would you want to eat it? Is it gluten free? What the heck is a groat? (Did I say that already?) Not even wikipedia really knows. READ MORE

Canadian Bacon and Goat Cheese Frittatas – High Protein, Low Carb


If you have 20 minutes in the morning, you could make a variation of these every day! They’re high in protein, low carb and can also easily be made dairy free. (just substitute the milk with water ) Turns out READ MORE

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake – Gluten Free and Fabulous


I find it amusing that cake is okay at breakfast if you call it “coffee cake.” (Because that makes it okay!) However, it seemed absolutely necessary over the holidays to have coffee cake on hand. This turned out to be READ MORE

The “Make-Ahead-For-New-Year’s-Day Brunch” Italian Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole

It seems the New Year’s Day generally starts late for most people. Not only that, but I’m thinking that having a scrumptious brunch already made will feel like a blessing once the hunger pains start to kick in on January READ MORE

The Elusive Gluten Free Breakfast at a Restaurant!


I have to admit, once I discovered that I loved cooking, I began to avoid eating out at restaurants all together.  Over the years, I have become addicted to healthier, fresh food and the instant gratification of preparing a delicious meal.  READ MORE

Moonstruck in the Morning – A little old world-style egg and toast


Life imitating art! I’m always looking for a something a little different at breakfast. I’ve built up a habit of scrambled eggs and toast.  I was recently inspired by my Udi’s gluten free bread and “Moonstruck.”  In the movie (circa READ MORE

Southwest Breakfast Potato Scramble


As soon as I bought my cast iron skillet, all I could think about was they myriad of comfort foods that I grew up with in Texas.  One of the best parts about this dish is that it is all READ MORE

Breakfast on Day 2 of Gluten Free Culinary Adventures in San Francisco


I was in the beautiful city of San Francisco for a food conference over the weekend. I made a faux pa or two on the first day of this glorious event. a) waking up late  b) forgetting that I’m not READ MORE

Gluten Free Bisquick Pancakes


Guess what I finally found while grocery shopping last night? The elusive, brand new, Gluten Free Bisquick! I could hardly wait for the morning so I could try it out for pancakes.  Before I go any further: THANK YOU BETTY READ MORE

Greek Quinoa Breakfast Scramble – Gluten Free


Please don’t be afraid of Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wa”) if you’ve never heard of it. It’s one of the oldest grains known to man and is naturally gluten free. It’s also the highest protein grain you can find. It has a READ MORE

How to Poach an Egg


This is “by request” post for my friends who thought poaching an egg for Eggs Benedict was too challenging. Once you get the Hollandaise sauce down (see previous post), this part is even easier.  The key is to add 1 READ MORE

Udi’s Gluten Free Bagels – Breakfast is Back!


Yes, that’s right! What you see here is a GLUTEN FREE bagel that gets to play the starring role in breakfast again. Udi’s ( has amazing, fresh bagels that are gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, soy free and nut READ MORE

Gluten Free English Muffins – that actually taste great!


Since I have been gluten free, breakfast has occasionally been challenging. I finally found some terrific English Muffins at Whole Foods this weekend.  I think they were about $5-6 and came packaged just like regular English Muffins. Get this. They READ MORE

Rice Chex and Friends Go Gluten Free!


Here’s a company that got it right!! has modified their ingredients to be gluten free for: Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Chocolate Chex, Honey Nut Chex and Cinnamon Chex. It even says so right on the front of the package. READ MORE

Vera’s Egg and Cheese Stuffed Breakfast Potato


This recipe has endless possibilities, but I went with my friend Vera’s original suggestion for a terrific Sunday morning breakfast! This is simply a baked potato with the middle removed, and filled with scrambled eggs, shredded Cheddar cheese and chives. READ MORE

Blackberry Compote for your Gluten Free Pancakes


Have you ever made breakfast and realized that it should be dessert? I mean, a pancake IS cake, is it not? This very easy blackberry compote is amazing and was a delectable topping for my gluten free pancakes (mix from READ MORE

Baked Spinach Frittata


After all the birthday carbs we endured, it was time for a healthy, protein breakfast! This is a very easy to make egg and spinach frittata. There is cheese in this, but it can be left out to make it READ MORE

Blueberry Muffins


Many of my readers continue to ask for something easy to serve their gluten free guests that they would want to eat too! A lot of those inquiries come from people who are friends/family with someone who eats gluten free READ MORE

Aunt Nancy’s Breakfast Casserole


This is one of the best breakfast dishes I have ever had. My Aunt Nancy always serves this when we visit and it quickly became one of my favorite breakfasts. It also holds up great for leftovers! Ingredients: 1 bag READ MORE

Fruit Bowl


Gracing my grandmother’s china this afternoon is a simple, flavorful selection of fresh fruit. It’s not just the pre-packaged treats that top my list of favorite things. Plain, fresh fruit ranks the highest among my choices for snacks and breakfast. READ MORE