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San Diego Staycation

When someone asks for a sip of your oat milk cold brew. Sorry, didn’t hear you!

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WHAT A WEEKEND. On Saturday we had a little staycation here in San Diego and it was just what our family needed. Both Joel and I have been insanely busy this entire year. Between his full time school schedule, his job, my job, and the job of being parents, we have felt burnt out. We have always loved traveling and going new places together. We bounced around the idea of where we should go and what would be best for Poppy. We came to the conclusion that a staycation just made the most sense. Poppy would get to nap in her crib, we weren’t spending money on a hotel, and we wouldn’t have to find a sitter for Aero. I am so happy we played tourist for the day! Started our morning at Ranch 45 for breakfast, swipe right to see our spread! Everything can be made gluten free at Ranch 45 which is pretty cool. Made our way to Powerhouse Park in Del Mar for a little swing sesh for Poppy, stopped for a quick bite at Beaming, Poppy napped at home while we worked out, went to the beach in Carlsbad, and grabbed dinner to go at the new Mendocino Farms in Bressi Ranch. If you’re itching for a little weekend adventure but don’t want to go far, try a staycation in your one town. You’re sure to find hidden gems that you didn’t know were there.

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Our Ranch 45 breakfast spread: gluten free seasonal berry pancakes, avocado toast with poaches eggs, a corned beef hash, and scrambled eggs and berries for Poppy. Not sure what was in those eggs but Poppy devoured them faster than I have ever seen her eat eggs!

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What would you choose out of our breakfast spread? Those pancakes were insanely good, just sayin. 


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Matcha Crepes, in collaboration with Aiya Matcha

This is what Friday eve should always look like.

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Have you made crepes before? I’m going to assume most of you will say no, or at least not successfully. I’ve figured out a fool proof way to step up your crepe game and make you a crepe master! You can find my “how to crepe” videos here from back when we lived in LA featuring chef Aero and my pregnant belly.

Matcha Crepes:

  • 1 tsp Aiya matcha culinary grade
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup quick pancake mix
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tso cinnamon
  • 1 tso vanilla extract

Toppings/filling:

  • Strawberry coconut butter or strawberry coconut yogurt
  • Banana slices
  • Strawberry slices
  • Chai cashew nut butter syrup drizzle (1 tbsp melted chai cashew butter + 1/4 cup maple syrup)

Directions (watch my “how to” here):

  • Whisk crepe ingredients together in a medium size bowl, let sit for five minutes.
  • Heat a medium size pan on medium heat.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measuring spoon to scoop crepe batter onto sprayed pan (spray pan before each crepe! Very important), pick up pan and swirl batter around to spread it across the entire pan. Let cook on one side until the edges start to peel away from the pan (3-5 minutes). Flip the crepe and flatten with the back of a spatula. Let cook a few more minutes.
  • Remove the cooked crepe from the pan, place on a large plate, and cover with a lid to keep warm (this will help the crepes from cracking when you’re assembling later). Repeat instructions above until the batter is gone. It should make eight crepes total and don’t forget to spray the pan between each crepe!
  • Once crepes have finished cooking, fill each crepe with 2 tbsps coconut butter or yogurt, roll, and plate. Top with goodies and enjoy!

Do you like matcha? I’m an afternoon matcha kinda gal so having these crepes for breakfast along side my coffee was such a treat!


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Sweet and Savory French Toast, in collaboration with Chino Valley Ranchers

I’ve been told I make brown food look good. 🤓

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Scroll through my feed and you’ll see a similar pattern of breakfast and baked goods, aka brown food. Not sure how this happened but all I know is that lookin at my feed I start to drool so I’m not mad about it! Partnering with my friends over at Chino Valley Ranchers this morning to give you this sweet and savory french toast. Made with Chino Valley Ranchers cage free egg whites and topped with an organic, soy free, and free range drippy egg. There couldn’t be a more “Robiny” meal than this right here.

Sweet and savory french toast: (makes two servings)

  • Four slices your favorite bread
  • Egg wash (6 tbsps Chino Valley Ranchers cage free egg whites, 1/4 cup nut milk, and cinnamon)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Chino Valley Ranchers organic soy free free range eggs
  • “Everything but that bagel” seasoning

Directions:

  • Whisk egg wash ingredients together in a shallow bowl.
  • Dip each bread slice into the egg wash, coating each side.
  • Place on a hot skillet sprayed with non stick cooking spray and cook until desired crispness on both sides.
  • While french toast is cooking, fry whole eggs on a skillet and season with “everything but the bagel seasoning”.
  • Place french toast onto two plates, top each with a fried egg, and drizzle with syrup.

Would you try this? Comment below if you’re into it or not.


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Seedy, Chocolate, & Raspberry Gluten Free Blondies, in collaboration with Driscoll’s

My afternoon snack just became better because of YOU.

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A few days ago on my stories I asked what should I make with Driscoll’s berry of the month, raspberries, and a number of you said raspberry blondies. Light bulb, what a killer idea! These seedy, chocolate, and raspberry grain free blondies were in the oven shortly after and they are more perfect than I could have imagined. Run, don’t walk, to the kitchen to make this afternoon, midnight, any time of day treat asap!

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Driscoll’s organic raspberries
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened nut milk
  • Juice from 1 medium size lemon
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 + 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 + 1/4 cup gluten free flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons mixed seeds (chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, any seeds!)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, nut milk, lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla, and sea salt. Mix in almond flour, seeds, gluten free flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips, adding a tiny splash more milk if it looks too dry
  • Transfer mixture to a sprayed square baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  • Press the Driscoll’s raspberries into the batter just before baking.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until risen and golden brown on top.
  • Let cool completely before cutting into squares and devouring!

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Breakfast salad, yay or nay?

Breakfast salad, would you try it?

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I have yet to jump on the breakfast salad train. Something about leafy greens that haven’t been sautéed doesn’t sound appealing to me before noon. Instead, I make breakfast salads for Joel, he loves them, and I stick to my sautéed veggies covered in chipotle cashew cheese sauce.

Breakfast deets- For me: Sautéedd brussels, sweet potato, carrots, and kale in avocado oil, one fried egg, one egg white, Everything But The Bagel “EBTB” seasoning, and chipotle cashew cheese sauce.

For Joel: Spring mix lettuce, diced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, two fried eggs, EBTB seasoning. Side paleo mini bagels (recipe on my Instagram feed) with vegan cream cheese and grapefruit.

Chipotle cashew cheese sauce:

  • 1 cup of raw, unsalted cashews
  • 1 chipotle pepper from a can of chipotles in adobo
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric

Directions:

  • Put the cashews in a bowl and cover completely with steaming hot water. Let the cashews soak for at least an hour. Pour out liquid.
  • Put the cashews in a food processor along with 1/2 cup of fresh water and the ingredients listed above. Blend until smooth.
  • Refrigerate up to five days.


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Banana, Butternut Squash, and Chai Spiced Cake. In collaboration with Flora Healthy

Whoever said you can’t eat cake for breakfast (or lunch and dinner) hasn’t tried my banana, butternut squash, and chai spiced cake topped with a Flora Healthy manuka honey peanut butter frosting. 🤯🍯

Been eating this cake for any meal the last few days and it’s been the best idea. It’s packed with goodies like bananas, butternut squash, and most importantly Flora Healthy manuka honey. Manuka honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant benefits. In fact, it has traditionally been used for wound healing, soothing sore throats, preventing tooth decay, and improving digestive issues. 👏🏼  Head over to florahealth.com to get yourself a jar (or two) of Flora Healthy’s manuka honey and don’t forget to use “honey15” to receive 15% off your manuka honey purchase. Now who’s ready for CAKE?! #BeFloraHealthy #ManukaHoney

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Cake:

  • cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large bananas ripe
  • 1/4 cup mashed butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup plain kefir yogurt
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 2 scoops vanilla chai lactation powder

Frosting:

  • 1 cup powder peanut butter
  • 1/2 -1 cup nut milk (may need more or less depending on your desired consistency)
  • 3 tablespoons Flora Healthy manuka honey

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F. Spray an 8 inch square baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Whisk together the pastry flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and sea salt in a large bowl, set aside.
  • Using an immersion blender, combine the bananas, butternut squash, kefir yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla, coconut oil, and egg. Blend until smooth and pour the blended wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Whisk well until combined.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool completely in the pan before frosting.
  • Make frosting by mixing the frosting ingredients together with a rubber spatula in a medium size bowl. Start by adding 1/2 cup nut milk and gradually add more until you’ve reached your desired frosting consistency.
  • Frost cake, decorate with unsweetened coconut flakes, vanilla coconut flakes, and dried banana.
  • Store frosted cake in the fridge in an air tight container for up to a week or freeze!

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