6 posts in group breakfast

Baked Sweet Potato Spring Rolls with Strawberry Sauce

An easy dessert, breakfast or dinner wrapped in a convenient handheld package. Creamy sweet Potatoes wrapped in a crispy shell and paired with a strawberry sauce. The combination is strange to say the least but it will be a winner in your book! Revamp the classic cinnamon and nutmeggy sweet potatoes with some agave and almond extract.   The addition of the strawberry sauce completes the dish in a crispy and chewy delight.   Sweet potatoes and strawberries........ Continue Reading

Tofurniki (Russian Vegan Syrniki or Cheese Pancakes)

Out of all the delicious Russian dishes I remember from childhood, I must say that Syrniki are by far my favorite. They are pancakes on steroids...and I LOVE PANCAKES!!! Why are they on "steroids"? Because they are heartier and creamier and much more delicious!!! Everyone has had pancakes up the wazooo. Blueberry....smores....chocolate chip....well revamp your pancake game and try something RUSSIAN!!! Syrniki translates to cheese pancakes. Generally, these beauties are made with some ... Continue Reading

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Bananas Foster Sauce

The first time I tried Bread Pudding, I fell in love. It is such a simple dessert but absolutely delicious. I remember, I was at an Italian restaurant a decade ago and I saw it on the dessert menu. This type of dessert is not common for Russians so of course I have never had the opportunity to try it. I decided on a whim to go for it because I did recollect hearing about it. I never had an interest in trying it because well it doesn't "sound" like the best dessert you could have. I ... Continue Reading
Dark Chocolate and Cherry Parfait with Granola and Cherry Compote

Dark Chocolate & Cherry Parfait

I love cherry season! When these guys come into season, I load up as much as possible and binge till my little belly is popping. Actually....I basically do that to all fruits when they come into season because....well...I love FRUIT!! I wanted to create a dish that would incorporate my love of cherries and my love of chocolate....BUT still be sort of healthy. Yea....chocolate doesn't usually scream healthy but when you add some good old oatmeal and fruit then it's okay right??? ... Continue Reading

Caramel Ginger French Toast

The inspiration for this French Toast came from my love of Ginger Chews.... I LOVE GINGER CHEWS They are so zesty and sweet. Like a pleasure and pain sort of relationship. Such a fascinating combination of flavors. The caramel prolongs your enjoyment due to the immense amount of chewiness and the ginger perks you RIGHT UP!!! They are the perfect after dinner treat to curb a strong sweet tooth or just an aide in digestion. I am sure that you know that ginger is perfect for nausea or ... Continue Reading

Lemon Burst Oatmeal

The list of health benefits from drinking lemon water as soon as you get up are ENDLESS! Weight Loss Detoxification Anti Inflammatory Digestion Immune Skin Health and so on... Unfortunately...it is not one of the most pleasant experiences your taste buds can experience. So....I created the ultimate breakfast to obtain those wonderful health benefits in the pleasant combination of a sweet oatmeal. You get a double dose of lemons in ONE BOWL!!! Continue Reading