Last week I gave you guys my five ways to practice self-care. My #5 favorite way was to try a new recipe. There are tons of recipes out there, but this one is a must-try this week! If you’ve stocked up on canned goods, this is one recipe that will utilize them. Already gluten-free, full of protein and fiber and easily transformed into a vegan dessert, if needed!
Growing up, my mom always cooked. I remember going out to restaurants and literally making myself think I was sick, just because it wasn’t my mother’s cooking. And honestly, when I think back, it’s not even the home-cooked dinners that I remember the most. It’s the weekend breakfasts! Every weekend, we woke up to a home-made breakfast. Whether it be pancakes, waffles, eggs and biscuits ‘n gravy or muffins. We always knew that weekends were for lazy mornings and good breakfasts with the family.
One of my all-time favorite breakfasts are muffins. When we were young, my mom would make up a big batch and we would eat them throughout the week too! We even had a mini muffin maker that would make five tiny muffins and it always cooked them to the perfect temp where they had a nice crisp breading on the outside, but a moist cake-y inside.
I try to continue this tradition, regardless of living alone, because it is something that I continue to look forward to on the weekends and it is not only my way of satisfying a craving for those yummy breakfast foods, but also a piece of home to me.
The fun thing about muffins, is that you can always mix them up! There are so many variations that you can make and I love explore with that. So instead of making my typical banana nut or banana chocolate chip muffins, I had been craving a good ole blueberry muffin.
Crisp apples, yellow california raisins, crunchy kale, goat cheese, and hearty pecans come together in this fresh Fall Quinoa salad. An easy and loved dinner party favorite! Add the Creamy Lemon Ginger dressing to top off the flavor.
This is seriously the easiest recipe I’ve ever made. I always make the chicken up ahead of time during meal prep. So all I have to do is make my salad up, throw the chicken on, and head out the door! It takes less than five minutes to throw it all together and I never get tired of it.