Instead of cooking dinner for your love, take the opportunity to try out brunch recipes! Nothing says “I love you” more than a heartfelt and scrumptious home cooked meal, especially when cake and cocktails are involved. Show your loved one just how much you care with a delectable homemade brunch spread: lemon cakes, sweet french toast, coffee and even a special hot chocolatey drink. After all, isn’t the way to anyone’s heart through their stomach?
- 1 ½ cups organic rye flour
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
- ¼ cup finely ground pine nuts
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 1 cup organic sugar cane
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 2/3 cup Gaea Organic extra-virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease the pan. In a medium bowl mix the flour, sea salt, baking powder and pine nuts. Next, mix the lemon zest into the sugar cane. In a separate bowl mix the zesty sugar cane with 3 eggs for about 2 minutes, then add the lemon juice, Greek yogurt and Gaea olive oil. Combine both bowls and pour the batter into the cake pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
1 cup milk
1 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
11/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
12+ slices bread
Heat griddle and brush with coconut oil. Blend remaining ingredients (except bread) in a blender until smooth. Pour into a shallow dish. Submerge each slice in mixture and place on griddle.
Cook till golden brown, then flip over to cook other side. Serve with maple syrup.
- 1 can condensed milk (14 ounce)
- Ice cubes Shots of room temperature espresso coffee, unsweetened made in an IMUSA ESPRESSO MAKER
First, pour 2 inches of condensed milk into the base of 4 (4oz) juice glasses.
pour the equivalent of one shot of coffee on top of the condensed milk in each glass.
Take the remaining four shots of coffee and put them in a blender with four ice cubes. Blend in the blender until a thick foam is formed.
Pour the foam into each glass carefully. Serve immediately.
Slow Jam by KRUPS Brand Ambassador, Sam Lewontin
- 1 doubleshot espresso (use
an espresso with a chocolaty or nutty flavor profile here)
- 1oz. dark chocolate syrup
- 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
- 1 dash Bittermen’s Orange
- 5oz. steamed almond milk
Combine espresso, chocolate,
About today’s featured brands…
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Carrington Farms Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil
Carrington Farm’s cold-pressed Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is made from only the freshest certified organic coconuts. With no trans and hydrogenated fats, Carrington Farms Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is a delicious replacement for butter or fat; sautee vegetables, roast sweet potatoes, add to smoothies or mix into cereal, or even use in baked goods and over popcorn! (MSRP: 12 oz. $7.99, 54 oz. $23.30,www.CarringtonFarms.com)
The IMUSA Espresso Maker allows users to become a barista right in their own home kitchens. This stovetop espresso maker brews under a mild pressure, forcing hot water up from the base through ground coffee then into the top carafe in just minutes. Available at Target.com for $10.99