Breakfast/Brunch

apricot coconut cake

apricot coconut cake

The apricots this year have been extra-juicy and sweet, making them the perfect fruits to turn into a sweet cake for brunch or dessert. I’ve been buying buckets and buckets of apricots since they are one of Gabriel’s favorite fruits and have been turning them […]

quick coconut granola

quick coconut granola

Sleep deprivation is really tough. So tough, but worth every lost second of sleep when I see our beautiful Gabriel smile and grow by the minute. If you believe that a baby sleeping a long 6-hour stretch at night qualifies as “sleeping through the night”, […]

healthy carrot walnut bread

healthy carrot walnut bread

Sweet breakfast breads made with vegetables are really not a European thing…however, carrot, zucchini or pumpkin make yummy brunch cakes and should be used more often! From all the healthy breakfast breads I’ve made, this one has got to be one of my favorites. It’s nutritious, moist, naturally […]

healthy apple oat pancakes

healthy apple oat pancakes

Sundays rhyme with pancakes. Okay, not really, but you get what I mean; there’s nothing like the smell of homemade pancakes filling up your kitchen on a Sunday morning. Although I have to admit that it’s hard to beat Aunt Jemima’s Original Pancake Mix, homemade pancake […]

healthier apple cinnamon bread

healthier apple cinnamon bread

I can’t believe how quickly 2016 is passing by. It feels like yesterday that I was preparing our first Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) dinner at home, cooking up a storm including this unbelievable roasted chicken dish and this apple crumble pie among tons of other […]

gluten-free banana cinnamon pancakes

gluten-free banana cinnamon pancakes

Growing up as a kid, not a morning would go by without my mom cooking pancakes for us to have for breakfast. My sister and I could sense that it was time to wake up when we could hear noise coming from the kitchen. No matter the […]

baked raspberry and coconut oatmeal

baked raspberry and coconut oatmeal

Jon is finally starting to enjoy oatmeal for breakfast. He’s not a big fan of porridge versions, but likes the baked variety the best. To keep breakfast exciting and healthy every morning, I’ve been experimenting with different baked oatmeal combinations. Bananas are almost always part of the […]

sweet potato and spinach tortilla

sweet potato and spinach tortilla

The best thing to cook when you come back home from a long holiday is something that (1) can be ready in no time, (2) uses ingredients that you have in your pantry or freezer and (3) will satisfy everyone, including picky eaters. This sweet […]