Category Archives: Breakfast

Maple Apple Cranberry Breakfast Sausage

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When we place our order for a butchered hog, we typically have half of the ground pork left plain to give us some flexibility when cooking.  When I got ready to make breakfast this morning, I discovered we were out of breakfast sausage.  Luckily, we still have quite a bit of ground pork in the freezer, so I decided to try making my own recipe for breakfast sausage.  The results were so good, I may consider making my own from now on…

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Egg-free Pancakes

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Our kids like pancakes for breakfast, especially on weekends when we have a big meal before setting out on our day’s worth of adventures or chores.  That was before two members of the family were diagnosed with sensitivities to eggs, which has required some new approaches to many foods (and breakfast especially).  Simple substitutions to the original recipe didn’t work.  They came out as more of a “porridge” – not bad by any means, and actually worthy of a little more experimenting as an oatmeal substitute, but certainly not pancakes.  So it was time to try reworking things beyond substitutions to make a new, egg-free variety.

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Sweet Potato Hashbrowns O’Brien

Recipes posted a year ago:

Here’s a simple and tasty breakfast side – perfect for Sunday mornings.  Prep time is next to nothing, and then you can get the rest of breakfast all ready while these are roasting in the oven.

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Mark’s Primal Hot Cereal

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If you are not familiar with Mark Sisson, then check out his site at Mark’s Daily Apple.  The site is an excellent resource for health information and recipes.  This recipe came from one of Mark’s cookbooks, Primal Blueprint, Quick and Easy Meals.  It is full of tasty recipes with simple ingredients that you most likely already have on hand.   The Primal Blueprint Cookbook is another one that I love to cook from.

Fall is here and the warmth and smell of this breakfast dish hits the spot!

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Blueberry Lemon Muffins

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There is a wonderful new book being released tomorrow called “Practical Paleo” by Diane Sanfilippo.  I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book pre-release date.  Not only does Diane offer some delicious recipes that are super easy, she also explains the concept behind the Paleo lifestyle.  But beyond this, she lets you in on the USDA guidelines for food and why they are unfounded.  She explains how your body is like a bank of sorts and you need to make good deposits in order to get some meaningful withdrawals.  Putting food into your body such as grains and artificial sugars are not giving your body any sort of nutrients it needs in order for you to get what you want out of it.  Makes complete sense, right?

She explains how to heal the gut.  I also love the fact that she mentions this is not a “one-size fits all” lifestyle.  People have allergies or certain foods they need to avoid and this she also addresses.  Whether your goal is fat loss, blood sugar regulation, thyroid health, or if you have MS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune condition(s), or neurological issues, she offers a lifestyle plan for you.  Are you following a nightshade-free diet or FODMAPS? (more on this later); this is covered also.

I am very impressed with the layout of this book and the concise, simple format.  Very easy to read and follow. I have read a lot of books, articles, and blogs on paleo/primal and I love how she touched on some new things that I didn’t know.

This is one of the recipes from her book.  There is another recipe from her book I also want to try, so stay tuned!

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Bacon and Beef Frittata

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I got the inspiration for this recipe after talking with Adam at CrossFit Fort Vancouver.  We spend plenty of time talking about food as it is, of course, one of our favorite subjects.  I love to walk in and hear him say, “ We made (insert food dish here) last night and it was good!” I reply back excitedly, “Oh yeah?  How much of (insert meat, veggie, and/or spice here) did you put in?” His reply is ALWAYS, “well, we didn’t measure, we just threw together what sounded good. I brought some for my lunch. Want to try a bite?” I probably don’t need to tell you that my answer is ALWAYS a resounding, “Of course! Duh!” or something to that effect.  This gives me such a great feeling, not just the fact that I get to sample some food, but because experimenting, just throwing together what you think may taste great together, is a great measure of how far your own food knowledge has come.  Spending time in the kitchen has paid off.  Casey and I love to cook, it is true.  But, this honestly doesn’t seem to take as much time for us as it used to.  Yes, most of the time we are both in the kitchen cooking together which saves time and the more we learn, the more efficient we are.  Great food in less time.  Alas, you do not have to spend the time that we have.  Take advantage of our site.  We are happy to do the experimenting for you! I digress.

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Homemade Greek Yogurt

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I was recently lucky enough to speak with Dr. Allison Siebecker for a few minutes about gut health.  You can check out her website on SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) here.  She mentioned to me that she makes her own Greek yogurt.  It is a very simple process although prep to finish takes about a day.

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