Category Archives: Breakfast

Fresh Fig & Oatmeal Muffins


When’s the last time you sank your teeth into the fuchsia-colored flesh of a fresh fig? No, Fig Newtons don’t count. Unless you’re a fig aficionado, it’s probably been awhile, hasn’t it? If you live in California, odds are favorable that there’s an old fig tree growing somewhere in your neighborhood, along a creek, or maybe at your own home. Go out and harvest some or visit your farmer’s market this weekend. If you have never had a fresh fig, for the love of Pete, go get some. Then bake these fig muffins. You might just fall in love…
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Orange Rosemary Scones


I’m sad citrus season is coming to a close. Bye bye oranges, lemons, kumquats. Hellllllooooo peaches, nectarines and apricots! Okay, so I’m not really that sad. Because ripe peaches off the tree are the nectar of the Gods…but Orange Rosemary Scones topped with honey or orange marmalade and served with a cup of spiced tea are also pretty darn good.
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Ginger Coconut Mango Aloha Granola


In a former lifetime I worked as a real estate transaction coordinator in Everett, Washington. My boss, Clint Schlotfeldt, was the coolest boss ever. Our political views were polarized and we had very few common interests, but I had great respect for him and the way he ran his business. He gave me a lot of autonomy and taught me not only about real estate, but about people and negotiation. His nickname for me was…”Granola.” Yup, Granola. If I had to be nick-named after a food, I don’t mind being dubbed after this Ginger Coconut Mango Aloha Granola.
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Sweet Potato & Herb Frittata


Frittata is a fancy word for lazy busy man’s crustless quiche. Really, don’t bother with the crust. It’s better this way. Instead create a faux-crust using thinly sliced layered sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes won’t spike your blood sugar like the nutritionally inferior white flour quiche crust. They are also an excellent source of minerals, such as potassium, manganese, folate, iron, and copper. Okay, I will get off my sweet potato soapbox.
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