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Paleo Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for breakfast—every college student’s dream (and nightmare). My college years, and pre-paleo days, often consisted of pizza for breakfast, or whatever takeout was leftover. An adage of mine that survived this period of life is, “if it isn’t good cold, it isn’t good,” and I still use this for food and recipes today. We don’t often splurge for pizza these days, paleo or otherwise; but when Heather asked for breakfast this Sunday morning, I had an urge to be creative. About 30 minutes later, we were full and this recipe was born.

We made this paleo breakfast pizza fairly plain, with a topping of pepperoni and fresh basil, but don’t let that stop you from making it your own. We’ll likely update this post as we move forward with additional ideas, but feel free to add veggies, additional meats (…bacon?!), or cheese, if you tolerate it. Let us know in the comments how you personalize this paleo pizza, and enjoy!

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Easy Morning Green Smoothie

Brent and I made a commitment to getting more greens into our diet this summer and morning smoothies have been a fast and delicious way to do it. This recipe is so simple, it almost feels like it shouldn’t count. Still, we have experimented with a few variations and ultimately found that we like this collection of ingredients best. The smoothie is tangy, bright, and filling. It would be refreshing any time of the day, but we have enjoyed sipping it each morning the past few weeks. (It’s been too hot to crave eggs or other, heavier breakfast items.) We hope you’ll agree that this is an excellent way to start your day!

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Sunday Broccoli-Mushroom Egg Bake

I love breakfast, and I really appreciate the value that a large egg bake creates for Brent and me during a busy week. On a typical work-week morning, I spend anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes preparing breakfast for Brent and myself. Most of those mornings, one or both of us has to run out the door with that food in a to-go container, destined to eat in the car or at the office, rather than sitting down at our kitchen table to enjoy it and each other’s company.

This Sunday Broccoli-Mushroom Egg Bake, and others like it, often change that. Not only is it easy to make and delicious, it saves me time morning after morning as the week progresses. When there’s a breakfast casserole available, it takes me just a couple of minutes to pack up a piece for Brent and myself so I can sleep in an extra few minutes. Or, even better, Brent and I can actually take 10 minutes to eat together before starting our busy days.

Whip this up on Sunday morning, enjoy it, and save the left overs to make your work-week morning routine a little less hectic. We hope you enjoy it!

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Fall Breakfast Muffins

As I rummaged through the refrigerator Saturday morning, looking for a little inspiration, the apples and carrots caught my eye. (I have mentioned more than once that I love apples, especially at this time of year when you can pick them fresh at the local farms.) I was craving something sweet. So, decided I would bake a delicious morning treat inspired by the season. We hope you enjoy these delicious fall breakfast muffins!
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Coffee-Banana Breakfast Smoothie

We brew coffee every morning. For years, we used an inexpensive french press. However, about 3 or 4 months ago, we retired the french press and decided to try something new: the Chemex Coffee Maker. We love it! The coffee is never bitter and we never get bits of coffee grinds in our coffee. It’s wonderful and we highly recommend it.

In addition to coffee, we usually make a few eggs with sauteed greens and bacon. Yet, sometimes we do not have time for all of that. So, on these hot summer days, we simply turn our coffee (which we tend to chill before drinking) into a breakfast smoothie. This coffee and banana smoothie is simple and fast. Plus, it provides a rich flavor and a caffeine boost we enjoy while filing our stomachs.
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Hazelnut Pancakes

As a little girl, Sunday morning was a special time to cook waffles or pancakes with my dad before my older sister and mom would wake up and come into the kitchen for breakfast. I was the designated pancake flipper. As an adult, I didn’t often indulge in making pancakes for myself and since choosing to be grain-free with Brent, we have only attempted “paleo” pancakes a few times.

I don’t remember why we bought hazelnut flour; but lately it’s been calling to me. Sweet breads and baked goods have floated through my imagination. I settled on hazelnut pancakes because making pancakes takes me back to a simpler time, a time when it seemed like my sole purpose in life was to explore the world and smile. I hope these little hazelnut pancakes give you something to smile about, too.  Continue reading

Deep Dish Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Sausage breakfast casserole is one of my favorite ways to add meat to breakfast.  Don’t get me wrong, we love bacon, but we wanted to diversify our egg recipes.  This easy casserole takes very little time, and went over really well with family and as leftovers.

For this casserole, all you’ll need is ground breakfast sausage (or ground pork with some seasonings), eggs, onion, and spinach.  You could easily add in some mushrooms or bell peppers to suit what’s on your mind or in your refrigerator.  We hope you’ll add this egg recipe to your regular breakfast rotation.
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