Gingerbread French Toast

Gingerbread French Toast – warmly spiced with the flavors of gingerbread, this simple brunch classic is is crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and the perfect level of sweet.

 

Gingerbread French Toast @spabettie

French toast has always been one of my favorite breakfasts. When I was a kid, Grandpa Z always made the best French toast – fat slices of soft bread, dipped in custard before placing in a sizzling pan… then salting the toasts. Yep, salt.

Just a bit, and the flavor was perfection.

When I am lucky enough to enjoy brunch at a fantastic restaurant, I rarely choose the French toast. Yes, it is one of my favorites, and it is just so easy to make at home, you know? Well, that and I love a good Benedict, and I need to try each and every one.

…and while making a great Benedict at home is always good too, chances are if you are …

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Epic Tofuna Melt Sandwich

Epic Tofuna Melt Sandwich @spabettie

Epic Tofuna Melt Sandwich – a flavorful and crunchy plant based tuna and a truly epic and melty vegan cheese, this sandwich is one you will crave often.   I have two epic things to share with you today – a new plant based tuna, and some of the best plant based cheese I have…

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Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto

Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto @spabettie

Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto – this quick and easy pesto sauce brings bright flavor and vibrant color – use as a dip or a spread, and over fresh pasta! I have been craving pasta lately, but still want light and fresh flavors that aren’t always associated with a pasta craving. Picking fresh tomatoes and basil…

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Sesame Ginger Poppers over Broccoli Kale Salad

Sesame Ginger Poppers over Broccoli Kale Salad @spabettie

Sesame Ginger Poppers over Broccoli Kale Salad – warm and cool, with layers of flavor and texture, this protein packed superfood salad will definitely satisfy all kinds of cravings!   This has been The Summer of Salads. not to be confused at all with The Summer of George. I would also say this has been…

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Raspberry Protein Breakfast Custards

Raspberry Protein Breakfast Custards

Raspberry Protein Breakfast Custards – crunchy granola, sweet berries, and protein pumped custard make this a brunch perfect dish everyone will love!   That day I recently spent at Oregon Fruit Products? You may remember my Savory Sweet Summer Rolls with Raspberry Ginger Sauce…? Yes. I am still having fun playing with all the product they…

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola @spabettie

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola – a quick and easy five ingredient granola that tastes just like the classic cookie! enjoy a bowl with chilled cashew milk, sprinkle over coconut yogurt, or just eat by the handful! Last week I had a granola craving. I also had a cookie craving, which is rare. I am not so…

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Savory Sweet Summer Rolls with Raspberry Ginger Sauce

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Savory Sweet Summer Rolls with Raspberry Ginger Sauce – also known as Best of Summer Rolls – fresh basil and juicy nectarines wrapped with a buttery pan fried tempeh, crunchy pistachios, and perfect avocado for layers of summer flavor! You know I am all about bright and vibrant, yes? That is what we have going on here,…

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Vanilla Apricot Energy Bites

Vanilla Apricot Energy Bites @spabettie

Vanilla Apricot Energy Bites – five flavorful ingredients make these protein energy bites quick and easy to make! Fuel for your workout or a tasty treat to get you through the afternoon.   Do y’all read The New Yorker? I will admit to sometimes having an irrational fear of the earthquake that is expected to happen in…

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Sweet and Salty Pineapple Jalapeño Poppers

Sweet and Spicy Jalapeno Popper

Sweet and Salty Pineapple Jalapeño Poppers – a unique flavor twist on everyone’s favorite party bite – sweet pineapple is a natural flavor pairing, and buttery cracker crumbs are a tasty topper to this spicy bite! If you follow me on Instagram (you should! we have all day picnic parties!), you may have seen me mention…

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Chai Tai Smoothie

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Chai Tai Smoothie – warmly spiced with the perfect balance of salty sweet, this nourishing smoothie is the satisfying boost that will power you through your morning! My friend Tess has done it again, with the release of her latest book, The Blender Girl Smoothies. This book is incredibly delicious, with 100 gluten free, vegan, and paleo…

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