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Seedy Cauli-Oats topped with Craisins. In collaboration with Ocean Spray.

Is there a food that instantly takes you back to childhood? That’s Ocean Spray craisins for me.

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I remember each weekend going through my grandparents pantry searching for the bag of Craisins® Dried Cranberriesto eat by the handful. I think at one point they put the bag on a higher shelf just so I couldn’t reach them. I was obsessed!

Things haven’t changed because I still love these lil guys. They pack a punch of flavor and are great when added to a sweet or savory dish. I topped them on my seedy cauli-oats and it was just what this bowl needed. I’m sharing this seedy porridge bowl topped with Ocean Spray Craisins® Dried Cranberries over on my Pinterest. Get your pinning finger ready because you’ll want to save this recipe to make tomorrow for breakfast! Or for dinner tonight, no shame.

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Share you favorite craisin recipe and tag @oceansprayince #tinycraisinsmightyflavor and #CraisinsGiveaway for a chance to win a Ocean Spray goodie package. There are multiple winners so enter away and they’ll be announced on October 25th. What’s your favorite way to enjoy Craisins® Dried Cranberries? Cheers!


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Bone Broth Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

BONE BROTH GLUTEN FREE BANANA PANCAKES | perfect for parents and baby. No nut butter syrup & crunchy seeds for Pops though, one day!

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Bone broth gluten free banana pancakes: (Makes 8-10 pancakes)

  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 overripe banana
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened nut milk
  • 1/4 cup bone broth (chicken, beef, or veggie works)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Nut butter syrup drizzle:

  • 1 tbsp melted nut butter (natural is best)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Topping:

  • Cocoyo or yogurt
  • Banana slices
  • Mixed seeds/chia seeds

Directions:

  • Place all pancake ingredients in a Vitamix or another high speed blender. Blend on medium/high until smooth.
  • Heat a flat skillet on medium heat and coat the pan with non stick cooking spray. Use a 1/4 cup measuring spoon to ladle pancake batter onto the heated skillet. Cook for 3-5 minutes on one side, then flip. Repeat until batter is gone.
  • While pancakes are cooking, make nut butter syrup drizzle. Melt nut butter in a microwavable ramekin for 15 seconds. Mix in syrup and 1/2 – 2 tsp water if needed.
  • Top pancakes with cocoyo, banana slices, mixed seeds, and nut butter syrup drizzle.  for yourself and served chopped for your little one plain. Enjoy!


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Cauli-Oats of My Dreams

If “you are what you eat” then I’d like to be this giant bowl of cauli-oats please.

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Remember when cauli-oats first started popping up around Instagram? I remember seeing these bowls in 2012 thinking “UM, NO WAY. Ain’t happen, sorry sista”. But yesterday I had the urge to try it again. I had tried making a bowl back then and wasn’t impressed but this, THIS bowl is where it’s at. This isn’t a completely oat free recipe, I love my oatmeal and it’s good for lactation, but you could 100% make this oat free and substitute more riced cauliflower.

Here’s the scoop:
* 1/3 cup rolled oats (or riced cauliflower)
* 1/2 – 3/4 cup riced cauliflower (I use frozen cauliflower rice but you can make your own!)
* Cinnamon
* 1 tsp chia seeds
* 2 cups non dairy milk or water
* 1 egg white (you may omit and add one scoop of your favorite vanilla or chocolate protein powder but I highly recommend using an egg white, it helps the texture SO much)
* 1 tbsp cacao powder
* 1 tsp manuka honey
Toppings:
* Homemade raspberry and rhubarb chia seed jam (follow my strawberry chia seed jam recipe on my story highlights but sub for raspberries and rhubarb and double the maple syrup and chia seeds)
* Banana slices
* Homemade cashew yogurt
* Cashew coconut nut butter
* Cinnamon
Find my “how to” egg white porridge on my story highlights. You make these cauli-oats exactly the same except you’re using the oats and cauliflower here instead of just oats.  #porridgelikerobin

Would you try this?! Looking at this bowl I can’t imagine someone not trying at least a bite, even if they didn’t like cauliflower!


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#BerryTogether in collaboration with Driscoll’s Berry and the feedfeed

Sharing food with my family is one of my favorite acts. The time spent cooking my heart out in the kitchen is always worth it when I see the joy on everyones face after each bite.

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I wish you could have seen the look on my mother-in-laws face after she took her first bite of this Sangria Berry Crumble. It made my heart so happy to see her enjoy her birthday dessert as much as she did! Joel loved it too which is huge because he’s not a sweets guy (except for boxed brownies). I used a combination of Driscoll’s berries: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries, and topped the warm crumble with french vanilla ice cream. Click the link in my bio or swipe up in my stories for the recipe! Or you can simply invite me to your next party and I’ll gladly make this for you

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Sangria Berry Crumble:

  • 6 ounces Driscoll’s blueberries
  • 6 ounces Driscoll’s blackberries
  • 6 ounces Driscoll’s raspberries
  • 12 ounces Driscoll’s strawberries, cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 lime, juice and zested
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons red wine, I used Malbec

Oat crumble:

  • 1 1/3 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (I love cinnamon so I usually add more!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
  • 6 tablespoons vegan butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • French vanilla ice cream for serving, diary or non dairy

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. 
  • Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Add all the Driscoll’s berries to the baking dish and toss in the lime zest and juice with a silicon spatula. Wish together the coconut sugar, gluten free flour and pink salt and then mix into the fruit mixture. Sprinkle this over the fruit and gently toss. Allow this to sit for 10 minutes. Drizzle the red wine and fresh orange juice over top.

Oat crumble:

  • Combine the oats, coconut sugar, flour, cinnamon and pink salt in a large bowl. Mix in the softened butter and combine thoroughly. 
  • Add in the vanilla extract and combine. Sprinkle the crumble evenly over top of the fruit. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the crumble on top is golden.
  • Let cool slightly before serving, you still want it to be warm when eating. Serve with french vanilla ice cream (or chocolate peanut butter if you’re feeling wild like me). Enjoy!


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Sprouts Grocery Haul

Farmers market, grocery store, online grocery shopping, I love it all! There’s something so therapeutic about grocery shopping. Making my list, checking it twice, and creating yummy recipes with the food I purchase is one of my favorite past times.

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Moving to San Diego brought us closer to a grocery store I haven’t explored in a long time. Sprouts is walking distance from us and that made me super excited to discover new items that other grocery stores might not have. Like my all time favorite vegan vanilla protein powder and a giant jar of peanut butter (#priorities). Fun fact: In college my best friend Erika and I would go to Sprouts after class to order a PB&J before the gym. Who does that?!

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Scroll my Sprouts grocery haul and get shopping!

Fresh Fruits and Veggies- We love ALL of their fresh produce. We’ve never had a problem with their produce rotting too quick and Sprouts has killer sales! Here’s a few of our favorites:

  • Bananas
  • Honeycrisp apples
  • Persimmons
  • Blackberries
  • Pears (Joel’s favorite)
  • Cucumbers
  • Kabocha squash (my favorite)
  • Living butter lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Zima tomatoes
  • Red yams
  • Purple sweet potatoes
  • Japanese sweet potatoes (my favorite)
  • 1 lb bag carrots
  • Butternut squash spirals

Meat:

  • Lean ground beef/ Grass fed beef
  • Chicken breast stir fry
  • Lamb (my favorite)

Bakery:

  • Izzio sourdough bread
  • Locally made corn tortillas
  • Angelic Bakehouse hamburger buns
  • Canyon Gluten Free bread, bagels
  • Food For Life sprouted tortillas
  • Sprouts oatmeal

Dairy/Nondairy:

  • Lifeway Farmer cheese
  • Siggis yogurt, plain and coconut
  • Nancy’s probiotic yogurt
  • Nancy’s probiotic cream cheese
  • GTS Cocoyo
  • Good Karma Flax Eggnog
  • Ripple vanilla half & half
  • Ripple unsweetened original/vanilla (my favorite)
  • Chino Valley Ranchers egg whites
  • Sprouts cage free eggs
  • Kitehill Strawberry vegan cream cheese
  • Miyoko’s vegan cream cheese
  • Miyoko’s vegan butter

Drinks:

  • GTS Kombucha (gingerade & cayenneade)
  • Zevia, Cream soda

Condiments/Snack:

  • Seaweed snacks (Joel’s favorite)
  • Sprouts Kale Chips, Ranch
  • Late July chips, Nacho Chipotle & Jalapeño
  • Late July salsa
  • Brad’s Cheddar veggie chips
  • Justin’s creamy peanut butter, Large jar
  • Lovegrown Lion Loops and Chocolate Comet Crispies
  • Pretzel Slims (Joel’s favorite)
  • Black Garlic Hope Hummus
  • Jalapeno hot sauce, Siete
  • Better Bean Co, better refried beans
  • Sprouts Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder

Frozen:

  • Halo Top frozen dessert, Mint and Chip, PB & J
  • Enlightened ice cream, Butter Pecan, Chocolate PB, Monkey Bussiness
  • O’My dairy free gelato
  • Amy’s frozen pizza


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Apple Berry Crisp, in less than 5 minutes

Wish I could say I was craving an Apple Berry Crisp because of the winter weather, but with a high of 79°F today I think it’s just a craving. 🤤🍏🍨

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This microwave Apple Berry Crisp topped with Apple Pie Paleonola is a quick fix when you don’t have the time, or patience, to wait for a traditional crisp to bake. In less than five minutes you’ll be enjoying a delicious treat! 😍

Ingredients- (Serves one)

Fruit Mixture:

    • 1/2 large apple, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup mixed berries, I used strawberries and blueberries

Topping aka “Crisp”: 1/4 cup Apple Pie Paleonola

Directions:

  • Toss sliced apples, cinnamon, maple syrup, lemon juice, and ginger together. Arrange apple slices in a microwave-safe bowl. Layer berries on top of apples, then layer Apple Pie Paleonola.
  • Microwave for 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 minutes, or until berry juices are bubbling.
  • Top with your favorite yogurt, cottage cheese, or ice cream! 😋


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Pumpkin Pie To-GO

Bitesize pumpkin pie bars, perfect for those on-the-go pie moments. 😍🎃🙋🏻‍♀️

The family’s always hesitant when I bring dessert to parties. Me being healthy and all, I can’t be trusted. 😜🍫

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This year I surprised everyone with these Pumpkin Pie bars with a Pecan Date crust. Perfectly fluffy and packed full of flavor. Even my uncle Mark went back for thirds and that’s saying something! 👩🏻‍🍳🧡

Pumpkin Pie Bars:
Ingredients
For the pumpkin pie filling:
* 15 oz can pumpkin puree
* 2 tablespoons vanilla ghee
* 1/4 truvia (or other sugar replacement)
* 2 eggs
* 3/4 cup Ripple unsweetened original
* 1 tsp pumpkin stevia drops
* 1/4 tsp cinnamon
* 1/4 tsp nutmeg
For the crust:
* 2 cups gluten free oats
* 1 cup dates
* 2 tbs coconut oil
* 1/2 cup chopped pecans
* 1/4 tsp nutmeg
* 1/4 water

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Add the oats, dates, coconut oil, and nutmeg to a food processor and pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Add in the water and continue to pulse until the mixture begins to come together. Add in the pecans and pulse until they are fully combined.
3. Line a 8 x 8 baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil. Add the crust mixture and pat down with your hands until the crust is evenly spread throughout the bottom.
4. Combine the pumpkin puree, ghee and truvia to a medium size bowl. Beat together until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, Ripple milk, pumpkin spice drops, and spices. Pour the mixture on top of the crust in the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 70 minutes.
5. Cool for 2 hours before removing from pan and cut into 16 squares (worth the wait, I promise!). 🤤🎃🙏🏻