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OVERNIGHT QUINOA OATMEAL

OVERNIGHT QUINOA OATMEAL Anything I can do that allows me to sleep in is worth the effort, so of course I’m embracing all the overnight oats recipes that are popping up everywhere. Oats are better with quinoa though, because quinoa has a nice long nutritional burn that keeps you from getting hungry for hours and hours. It’s the perfect food before a long hike or an extra-busy day when lunch might get postponed until dinner. Add fresh or dried fruit […]

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BLUEBERRY GRAPEFRUIT MUFFINS

BLUEBERRY GRAPEFRUIT MUFFINS These muffins have a lot going on – blueberries, grapefruit juice (with a little pulp thrown in for texture), poppy seeds, and yogurt. I was feeling experimental, and this is one of those recipes that makes me think I should follow my instincts more often. It’s breakfast in a muffin tin: juice, fruit, and carbs, and there’s no need for butter because they already have so much flavor. These were gone in a few seconds, though I […]

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YEAST BISCUITS

YEAST BISCUITS These lovely, light yeast biscuits are a memory from the first and only time I met my Great Grandmother Rogers. She made fried chicken and biscuits in honor of our visit (I still have the recipe in her slightly wobbly handwriting), and they were a revelation. I was six, and the whole experience was wonderful – to meet a total stranger who was a family member, and so loving and kind as she welcomed us into her little […]

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CHEESY EGGS AND POTATOES

Here’s an all-American breakfast to acknowledge a historic week. Inaugurals are like professional football games and the Macy’s Day Parade – better when watched from the comfort of your living room TV. After having experienced more than a few of them, here’s what I know: the weather will be iffy, the crowds are crazy, and traffic in Washington will be gridlocked from today until the 21st. Should you have the day off on the 20th (as Washingtonians do), with no place […]

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GINGER PANCAKES AND MAPLE BACON

Here’s a Christmas morning breakfast to get excited about: a gingery pancake that’s so flavorful you don’t even need syrup or butter, with a side of crispy bacon that splinters into pieces of pure deliciousness after a quick brush of maple syrup to finish it off in the oven. The sugar makes the bacon crumble into shards of savory sweetness that will have you chasing every last morsel. And the aroma of ginger pancakes in the morning! Add some fresh […]