“Grab-and-go” breakfasts are a huge part of my life these days. Weekday mornings are hectic, and some mornings I just want something that I can quickly grab from the fridge and take with me and chow down on the ferry, or in the office. I just love overnight refrigerator oats, because they’re ULTRA EASY to make, (takes just 5 minutes), are ready to go in the morning, and healthy to boot!
Avocado toast is the BOMB, and one of the simplest and tastiest ways to dress up a slice of toast. I mean it’s literally toasted bread with an avocado smashed on it, you can’t get any simpler than that.
This baby kale salad with chickpeas and avocado is such a SIMPLE WEEKNIGHT KID APPROVED salad. It takes 5-10 minutes from start to finish, and complements any meal.
This salad is vegan, whole-30 approved and paleo, so for those of you on any of those diets, feel free to dig in.
Today I’m going to show you how to roast whole beets without foil. I found an even easier and less wasteful technique, where the beets come out perfect, flavorful and tender every time, and that is to just put the whole beets on a layer of parchment paper, and roast them away. Easy peasy!
If you’re looking for an easy, healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, grab and go breakfast that will keep you full for hours, then you have to try these overnight refrigerator steel cut oats with chia and strawberries. This is my go-to travel and weekend breakfast. I make these oats all the time to take to Tahoe, so I have an easy breakfast to eat in the car on the way to the slopes.
A good grilled cheese sandwich is a bit like life. It not always pretty, it can be messy, fall apart and be all over place, and sometimes the inner components don’t hold together well, but in the end with that first bite, everything comes together. The flavors meld, the messiness is forgotten and thus balance is created, as the inner components compliment and come together to create this beautiful satisfying sandwich.
I’ve recently taught a few small cooking classes/demos and come to the realization that a lot of my local readers and friends are on the lookout for simple, tasty, easy, no-fuss recipes to add to their repertoire. Recipes that I think are simple and not exactly blog post worthy, are really what most people want to make, and have time to make. I’ve always assumed that everyone had a go-to guacamole recipe, knew how to make brown rice, or de-stem kale, but I’ve come to realize that not everyone knows these things, and most of the time will not admit it.
WAIT, before you scratch your head and wonder to yourself, “what the heck is Marin mama posting and making these days,” just read through this post a bit and you will gain a bit of insight into my insanity.
Smoothies are a year round thing in my house, not as much with Zoe, but Eli and his peeps love them! It can be cold and pouring out and Eli and his peeps will still want a smoothie. That’s why I always keep a batch of frozen bananas and some fresh or frozen fruit on hand, so when the troops come home, I’m ready to go!