Breakfast Cereal Blend

Making your own cereal mix is cheaper and healthier because its less processed. I buy a few bags of my favorites and mix them all together.  It lasts for months and you can top with fresh fruits, raisins, or cinnamon and make it your own.  When I have this for breakfast,  I like to add sliced bananas on top with yellow raisins and lots of cinnamon. Serve with your favorite milks, flax, almond, or coconut, and enjoy.

Ingredients:

1 bag millet

1 box plain shredded wheat

1 bag puffed rice

Garnish: add as much as you like for these toppings

cinnamon

banana, sliced

yellow raisins

Preparation:

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cereal blend

I mix this in two batches. Take a large bowl and add half of each ingredient together and mix well. Repeat until all cereal is mixed well and keep in a plastic storage container or gallon size Ziploc bags. This lasts for months.

Serve 1 cup portion with raisins, banana, and cinnamon on top with your favorite milk and enjoy.

Let me know what you think in the comments below and Happy cooking!

xoxo- Julie

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Ham and Broccoli Quiche

This quiche is perfect for brunch, and even for dinner. While its baking, the ham sits all along the bottom and all the fresh veggies rise to the top, leaving the middle a creamy egg delight that is to die for. 

Ingredients:

1 frozen pie crust, thawed

6 eggs

1 yellow bell pepper; washed and seeded

1/4 cup broccoli; washed and diced small

1/4 cup ham; diced small

1 cup of milk

1/2 cup of half and half or heavy cream

1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp. rosemary

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp. thyme

pepper to taste

Preparation:

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Ham and broccoli quiche for brunch, along with some taiyaki pancakes

Take a 13 1/2 inch glass pie dish and roll out the pie crust into the dish. Pressing it into the dish and making it even along the sides. Once the dough is formed in the dish, use a fork and poke holes into the dough all over. Preheat the oven to 425*F and bake the crust for 10-15 minutes, until lightly golden in color. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. 

In a medium bowl add the eggs,all the spices, milk, and half and half or heavy cream. Whisk  until well combined.

Wash and dice the broccoli, yellow pepper, and ham and add to the egg mixture. Pour into the par baked pie crust and bake 45-60 minutes, or until the egg is firm and cooked through. 

You can test it with a toothpick in the middle to see if it comes out clean, or gently shake the dish and when it stays firm its done baking. 

Let cool 15 minutes and serve. 

Let me know what you think in the comments below and happy cooking!

xoxo- Julie

Croissant French Toast Topped with Fresh Berries

The croissants are so flaky and buttery, this recipe is so easy to make and quite delicious. Top with your favorite fruits and syrups and the one is a household favorite!

Ingredients:

4 croissants

3-4 eggs

1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

2 tablespoon of oil (sunflower, canola, grape seed)

Fresh fruit (blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, bananas)

Powdered sugar

Preparation:

Pre-heat a medium skillet on medium high heat with 2 tablespoon of oil.

 In a medium bowl whisk the eggs, add the ground nutmeg and cinnamon.

Cut the croissants in half, and dip each half into the egg mixture, let the excess drip off and place into the hot pan. Cook the croissants on each side for 3-5 minutes until the egg is cooked and the color is golden brown. Repeat until all croissants are cooked.

Top with fresh fruit, and dust with powdered sugar and enjoy! 

Let me know what you think in the comments below, and happy cooking!

xoxo-Julie

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