recipes under Pamela Salzman breakfast

Bircher Muesli with Hazelnuts and Golden Raisins

bircher muesli with hazelnuts and golden raisins recipe
I had no intention of posting this recipe today because I already have a muesli recipe on my site.  But that was from so, so long ago and I know I don't even remember what I posted...

baked cinnamon cake doughnuts!

baked cinnamon cake doughnuts recipe (gluten-free adaptable!)
I love teaching people how to cook and I love working with food, but one business I don't see myself in is the restaurant business.  That just seems like waaaaaay too much work!  But if I did open a...

strawberry-cucumber smoothie

strawberry-cucumber smoothie recipe
Thank heavens for the smoothie. When one of my teenage daughters oversleeps and has "no time" for breakfast, I can throw in the blender an assortment of fruits, vegetables and things that don't normally go with fruits and vegetables...

grain-free white bean coffee cake

grain-free white bean coffee cake recipe
Trust me that this cake is so good!  It does NOT look like it has white beans in it, nor does it taste like white beans (which may I remind you taste like nothing.)  And lest you think I...

strawberry-rhubarb sauce

strawberry-rhubarb sauce recipe
It's amazing what a little fruit sauce can do. "How about some waffles for breakfast?" "No00, thaaaanks." "How about some waffles with strawberry-rhubarb sauce for breakfast?" "Really?  Is it a special occasion or something?" Making fruit a little extra special always turns something standard...

banana-carrot almond flour muffins

banana-carrot almond flour muffins recipe
You know what makes me laugh about Passover?  When I was growing up (in a very Italian-Catholic home,) my mother was always quite excited when Passover was imminent because matzoh would hit the shelves in the supermarket.  And my...

green muffins!

green muffins recipe — perfect for st. patrick’s day
I am too excited about this muffin recipe to wait until St. Patrick's Day!  I've had great luck in the past using pureed spinach to turn pancakes green, so I knew I could make a green muffin.  Not...

Coconut Coffeecake with Chocolate Chunks

coconut coffeecake with chocolate chunks recipe (gluten-free/dairy-free adaptable)
I haven't lived in a cold climate since I was in college, which was a loooong time ago.  Sure, several times a year I visit my family in New York and we ski in Utah, but it is not...

cranberry-orange almond flour muffins

cranberry-orange almond flour muffin recipe
Even though Thanksgiving is passed, I am not letting go of cranberries just yet.  I'm not letting go of winter squashes, pears or apples either for that matter.  And I might just make some pumpkin pancakes tomorrow morning if...

cranberry-granola-yogurt parfait

cranberry-granola-yogurt parfait recipe
Sometimes I think of Thanksgiving as the culinary Olympics since there is major cooking and intense prep involved.  And today I have the sore legs to show for it!  But it is all worth it especially when I get...

unsweetened slow cooker applesauce

unsweetened slow cooker applesauce recipe (oven version, too)
I don't know about you, but we love having both cranberry sauce and applesauce on Thanksgiving and always the homemade kind.  It's my tradition every year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to make a huge pot of...

apple-dipped pancakes | pamela salzman

apple-dipped pancakes recipe
Huh???  What is an apple-dipped pancake?  I know.  It's really the silliest name, but I didn't want to call these beauties "apple pancakes" because that makes me think of something that these are not.  These are better than just...

overnight refrigerator oat and chia porridge

overnight refrigerator oat and chia porridge recipe
I know not all my dear readers and cooking class students have children, and therefore are not likely submerged chin-deep in back-to-school chaos right now.  You lucky ducks.  I have three kids in three different schools and I can't...

Tex-Mex Tofu Scramble | Pamela Salzman

tex-mex tofu scramble recipe
I haven't posted too many recipes with tofu because I am on the fence about it.  Unfermented soy, which includes tofu,  is not very easy to digest.  On the other hand, fermented tofu, such as tempeh, miso, shoyu and...

perfect avocado toast | pamela salzman

avocado toast
A perfect avocado completes me.  I have a mild obsession with them.  If you gave me a choice between mashed avocado on a piece of toast or an ice cream sandwich, I honestly wouldn't even think twice about it!...

slow cooker apple pie steel cut oats

slow cooker apple pie steel cut oats recipe (stovetop version, too!)
I feel like whining.  Nooooo, I don't waaaaaaant school to start tomorrow.  I have to wake up so eaaaarrrrrly.  Ugggh.  And lunnnnnnches.  Ok.  I'm done.  Thanks for listening. I think making breakfast, lunch and dinner during the school year is...

blueberry-banana bread

blueberry-banana spelt bread recipe (gluten-free version too!)
This year I am trying to get an early jump on the beginning of school.  I actually say that every year and I still end up in those ridiculous lines at Staples on the first day of school.  My...

individual warm peach pie pot | pamela salzman

individual warm peach pie pots recipe
I guess this is favorites week.  In my last post, I went on and on about my obsession with summer tomatoes and today I am sharing my new favorite dessert which uses my favorite fruit bar none, peaches....

fresh blueberry sauce | pamela salzman

blueberry sauce recipe (refined sugar-free)
I know what you're thinking.   "We waited five whole days for a new recipe and it's blueberry sauce?  That's the best she could come up with?"  You know what, friends?  I have been busy!  Daughter #1 is still...

Individual Baked Oatmeal Cups by Pamela Salzman

individual baked oatmeal cups
I'm down one child for the next six weeks since I dropped Daughter #1 off far, far away in upstate NY for a summer college program.  There were some tears before I left.  I know how most of you...

Raspberry Chia Jam by Pamela Salzman

raspberry chia seed jam
Poor Mr. Picky was crying a little when I put him to bed last Sunday night.  I thought it was because his baseball team got walloped in their playoff game which then ended their season.  That wasn't it.  I...

chocolate peanut butter banana oatmeal smoothie by Pamela Salzman

chocolate peanut butter banana oatmeal smoothie recipe
Most of the time we just call this the Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie.  Mr. Picky says it's his new favorite and he is usually the one to make it.  You should see how many bananas I have to buy to...

Savory muffins with spinach, feta and roasted peppers

savory muffins with spinach, roasted peppers and feta recipe
If you read my last post, you know that we haven't gone out for Mother's Day in several years and this Sunday will be no different.  Truth be told, I couldn't be happier for several already mentioned reasons....

Asparagus and Artichoke Frittata via Pamela Salzman

asparagus and artichoke frittata recipe
I was talking to some ladies in one of my classes last week about their plans for Mother's Day.  It turned out to be a really funny conversation and rather interesting to hear how everyone spends the "holiday."  I...

warm coconut millet porridge by pamelasalzman.com

warm coconut millet porridge recipe
I don't know what has taken me so long to share my favorite breakfast with you.  Although I haven't really been holding out on you since I did snap a picture of this delectable millet porridge a few months ago...

my favorite passover breakfast

tex-mex matzo brei recipe (migas with matzo!)
I used to look forward to Passover when I was a child even though I wasn't Jewish and was never invited to a seder.  But Pathmark and Shop Rite would carry matzo for about 2 weeks around the time...

Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Muffins with Almond Flour

chocolate banana almond flour muffins with chia seeds recipe (gluten-free & passover friendly)
There's a new (but not really new) diet in town which everyone is talking about called the Paleolithic Diet or Paleo, for short.  Sometimes it's referred to as the Caveman or Hunter-Gatherer Diet and it focuses on the foods...

cool and creamy

healthful vegan mint chip smoothie recipe
I quietly went dairy-free recently which made me a little bummed out because I love yogurt and feta and Pecorino Romano cheese.  My acupuncturist was begging me for years to break up with dairy once and for all so...

green from spinach, but still sweet!

st. patty’s day green pancakes recipe
My favorite green holiday is coming up which is funny since I'm not one iota Irish, I don't drink booze nor do I eat beef.  But I look forward to St. Patrick's Day so I can take all the...

warm and hearty

baked berry oatmeal recipe
My favorite thing about the weekends and vacations is lingering over breakfast.  Weekdays are (sadly) so rushed that we don't really have more than 10 minutes to sit down and enjoy our morning meal.  Not only are we lacking...

Juicy citrus segments and pinwheels

how to segment citrus fruit
Right now is probably not the most exciting time of the year for fruit, even in Southern California.  Sure, we have amazing citrus coming our of our ears, but that’s pretty much it.  Pomegranates and persimmons just finished.  Even...

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even easier homemade almond milk recipe
I know I've already posted a How-to-Make-Almond-Milk-from-Scratch recipe.  In fact, I gave you three different versions!  But my how-to involves slipping the skins off the soaked almonds before blitzing them in your blender which is really no big...

ready to enjoy

winter fruit salad recipe
Although I'm not 100% strict about it, I do try my best to eat seasonally as well as locally.  This helps to keep our bodies in harmony with nature, and is more healthful for us as well as the...

pumpkin oatmeal with pears, pecans and vanilla maple syrup

pumpkin oatmeal recipe
I always thought the strategy stopped once I served Thanksgiving dinner, but I actually think it's just as challenging figuring out how to work efficiently with all the leftovers.  I really detest throwing away food, so I try to...

chia pudding

vanilla and chocolate chia seed pudding recipes
Have you ever bought something that you heard people talking about, that you thought you should start eating and would figure out how to get it into your diet soon but never did, only to have that something sit...

Kale, Mushroom and Brown Rice Muffins!

kale, mushroom and brown rice bake recipe
Daughter #1 is my 15-year-old who used to turn her nose at her plate if food groups were touching.  So you can imagine how very satisfying it was for me when she sighed, "I could eat Kale, Mushroom and...

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zucchini bread pancakes recipe
A few years ago, someone suggested I teach a class with a breakfast menu.  At first I didn't think it was such a good idea because breakfast seems kind of easy, at least too easy to be taught in...

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blueberry spelt muffins with flax recipe
I have to say, so far our family vacation is going really well!  I have to give much of the credit to my husband who enjoys planning and executing trips like this.  Unlike him, I don’t have the knack...

golden, puffed perfection

summer garden frittata recipe
While I was away last week, my husband thought it would be a great idea to refinish the cabinets in the kitchen.  No wait, we might as well do all the cabinets in the entire house, he thought to himself.  Why...

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acai bowl recipe
  I am a little bit of a skeptic, I'll admit.  When a new food comes onto the scene claiming to save your life, I have to raise an eyebrow.  One food can't do it all.  If you've noticed, I...

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how to make almond butter
Why would you need to know how to make almond butter?  After all, you can buy it very easily at the supermarket or even via amazon.  You can pick your pleasure -- with a hint of sea salt,...

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no-sugar, no-egg, no-flour breakfast cookie recipe
Most people are not mind readers, so if you have a wish for the perfect Mother's Day, you may need to drop a few hints.  I used to dream of a day where I could relax in my bed...

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gluten-free oatmeal pancake recipe
I have two things on my mind this week -- eating anything that was forbidden during Passover (like grains) and being mindful of our consumption of limited resources with Earth Day coming up on April 22nd.   "How will...

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how to make perfect hard boiled eggs
I imagine many of you are getting ready to boil eggs this week, either to decorate for Easter or to include at a Passover seder.  I loved the annual event of dyeing Easter eggs when I was a child....

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spinach and avocado smoothie recipe (aka “leprechaun juice”)
Are you having trouble getting your kids or significant other to eat green food?  If so, your big chance is coming up and I don't want you to miss out. Instead of looking at St. Patrick's Day as a...

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cornbread (with quinoa!) recipe
Let me just start out with a disclaimer -- I am not from the South.  I am a Yankee, which means I like my cornbread with half cornmeal and half flour and a drop of sweet and that's that....

oatmeal with dates, bananas and walnuts

overnight steel cut oatmeal recipe
We eat a lot of oatmeal in this house for so many reasons. It is nutritious, filling, inexpensive and incredibly easy to make.  Oatmeal is high in soluble fiber (the kind that helps reduce the absorption of cholesterol by...

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building a better breakfast
You probably know that people who eat breakfast generally weigh less and have a lower Body Mass Index than people who don't eat breakfast.  Maybe you've learned from personal experience that when you skip breakfast, you have low...

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spinach and feta strata
You know I'm a fan of the do-ahead breakfast for busy (and early) weekday mornings.  But holidays and weekend brunches are also the perfect time to prepare a fabulous breakfast the night before.  On Christmas morning, the kids love...

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pumpkin pancakes with sauteed apples
Now that my daughters are teenagers (sigh), I encourage them to invite their girlfriends to have sleepovers at our house on the weekends.  I don't always get my wish, but I do like having them home so I can...

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healthy granola bars recipe
Has school started in your neck of the woods?  We're back at it this week.  I get a little bummed when the kids go back to school.  I've really enjoyed spending more time with them and summer is so...

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watermelon and tomato salad with feta and mint
This is the time of year when I am furiously trying to maximize my consumption of all things summer.  The seasonal window for some of my favorite foods is just too short, especially tomatoes.  In my classes July through...

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zucchini-blueberry bread
Have I warned you about planting mint in your garden?  No?  Ooops, sorry 'bout that.  I know I have told several people to only plant mint in containers since its root system will go crazy and you'll never be...

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watermelon agua fresca
We just dropped Mr. Picky off at the bus to take him to sleepaway camp for two weeks.  The goodbye was a tearful one.  The tears were all mine and my husband's, of course.  He couldn't wait to be...

three ways!

do-it-yourself almond milk — 3 versions
You saw from my Alternative Milk Guide that these non-dairy beverages are basically nuts/seeds/grains pureed with water and strained.  Although Mr. Picky drinks raw milk regularly, the rest of us don't and the non-dairy milk that is used...

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iced blended mocha
If you opened this post with glee and thought I actually put a recipe on my site for a real iced blended mocha, well then, you don't know me well at all, do you?  But if you clicked on the...

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muesli
My husband and I have a division of labor approach to managing our home, kids and life. For example, he is in charge of sports, car issues, and electronics, and I handle meal preparation, communication with teachers and writing...

homemade granola

granola recipe
  I started making my own granola when I realized how much money I was spending to buy it at my local natural foods store.  $8 for a little container?  Ouch!  But the price wasn't the only deterrent.  There's also...

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swiss chard frittata recipe
The conversation went like this:  Daughter #1, "I don't like eggs." Me, "Did you change your name to Sam-I-Am?  You do like eggs." Daughter #1, "You're not funny.  No, I don't."  Me, "You like frittatas, so you like eggs." Daughter #1, "That's different." Really?...

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whole grain buttermilk pancakes recipe
Packaged pancake mixes confuse me.  The idea behind packaged food is to provide the consumer convenience.  That is, it should be more convenient for you to use a boxed pancake mix than to make pancakes from scratch.  But let's think...

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date-sweetened banana bread recipe
One of my pet peeves is when people label a dessert as "healthy," and not because that is grammatically incorrect, but rather because desserts have sugar of some form and that will never be "good" for you no matter how...

healthy brown rice pudding recipe
Brown rice is a staple in my home.  A simple bowl of steamed brown rice, whether it is short-grain, long-grain, basmati or jasmine is utterly satisfying to me.  I love the nuttiness and wholesomeness of brown over white.  Keeping...

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whole wheat pumpkin muffin recipe
I prefer not to encourage too many desserts and sweets on this site.  There are so many reasons that sugar and refined sweeteners are bad for your health that I will devote an entire post to the subject in the...