Cinco de Mayo Frittata

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Instead of eating chips and queso and fajitas; I decided to make something a little lighter this year. This dish can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Frittatas and egg casseroles have always been a staple in our house. They are so easy to make and they give you the freedom to throw whatever you have on hand in the dish. This time I wanted something healthy and substantial enough that I would not feel hungry a couple hours later. This frittata was the answer. [Read more...]

Cocoa Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Here I am talking about pancakes again. I’ve been busy testing all sorts of pancake recipes, and I have yet to get sick of them. I just love the texture and flavor of pancakes. This recipe is the exact same as the last pancake recipe, but with the addition of cocoa powder. The cocoa adds a nice touch to the batter. You can add more if you like, but I don’t like the cocoa flavor to overwhelm the simple pancake flavor. The rich cocoa really shines with the extra virgin olive oil. I’d recommend you serve with fresh berries, powdered sugar and plenty of butter. [Read more...]

Olive Oil Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Pancakes have always had a special place in my heart. Growing up, I remember my parent’s house would have the sweet aroma of homemade German pancakes floating around. My Dad used to make them for us every Saturday. It was a Meyer family tradition. My brother, sister and I would sit around the kitchen table and gobble up one pancake after another. Sometimes we would even have a contest to see who could eat the most German pancakes (I don’t recommend that now).  [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies (Gluten-Free)

Recently, I talked about my love for healthier snacks. You know, something healthy that you can nibble on while you study, read, play on the computer, chat on Twitter, etc. I think I was just trying to make myself feel better, because what I really wanted to snack on was a fudge-y brownie. Not just any brownie my loves… a rich, decadent brownie laced with hints of peanut butter. These brownies are that good, you won’t be able to stop eating them. [Read more...]

Cinnamon-Sugar Kale Chips (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free)

Looking for a healthy snack that satisfies your sweet tooth? Look no further than these delicate cinnamon-sugar kale chips. As you all know, kale chips have become quite popular over the past couple years. I still make them all the time. I haven’t gotten sick of them yet. I am in my last semester of graduate school right now (yay!) so I am always on the look out for something I can snack on while I study. Normally that little afternoon snack is something salty, but this time I went to the sweet side. I love the way the subtle flavor of the palm sugar really shines with the coconut oil and the touch of nutmeg. It’s definitely a keeper. [Read more...]