How to Craft the Perfect Smoothie Bowl

Photo by Holly Wade

You've seen these smoothie bowl recipes (or acai bowls) all over Pinterest, but have you tried to make one of your own yet? A smoothie bowl isn't hard to make it home, but remember, it's just as much about the smoothie as it is about the toppings! Blend your favorite ingredients together to make a tasty smoothie bowl recipe that will ensure your morning is off to a great start.

This strawberry banana smoothie bowl recipe is my favorite go-to flavor combo, but I can mix it up with different toppings based on what I have in the house, mixing chia seeds, nuts, fruits and coconut shavings. Continue Reading

9 Weird Ways to Make Your Coffee in the Morning

9 weird ways you could be making your coffee in the morning

If I'm ever put in one of those awkward share-something-about-yourself scenarios, my default answer is to say: I love coffee. Because it's just so true. I love coffee which ever way it's prepared, and I feel like I'd tried them all… until I did a little research. It turns out there are a LOT of weird ways to make your coffee in the morning, from putting it in a sock to adding butter. Let me know in the comments if you've braved any of these weird ways to make coffee! Continue Reading

How To: Make North African Shakshuka

created at: 02/01/2013

Last night I concocted this dish, well I thought I did, till a fellow instagrammer pointed out that in the North Africa it’s affectionately known as Shakshuka and is an Israeli staple… go figure!

My own personal recipe has the addition of a bell pepper, for a true classic you can omit it and top with crumbed Feta.

Ingredients

(Serves 4)

4 large ripe tomatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp dried red chilli
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
2 red or yellow bell peppers
2 large garlic cloves, crushed
4 eggs
salt
pepper
chopped fresh Italian parsley, to garnish

Step 1: Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water for 10 minutes, peel off their skins, chop up the flesh, reserving the seeds and juices. Continue Reading

Make: Homemade Bacon Jam!

A little sweet, a little tangy, a lot bacon-y. With the bacon trend showing no signs of going away – or even slowing down – it was only a matter of time before the treat made its way even deeper into the foodie realm. This time in a gourmet “jam” that you can make in your own kitchen. If you’re thinking this is just going to be a greasy, fatty mess… STOP , because we promise you will be oh so pleasantly surprised. Continue Reading

11 Very Scary Fast Food Breakfasts

Before you take a bite of that Egg McMuffin, you might want to take a gander at this list of some of the WORST fast food breakfasts you can snarf. What make them really bad? A combination of things including ridiculously high sodium, saturated fat and caloric content.     

  1. Carl’s Jr Breakfast Burger
  2. McDonald’s Big Breakfast with Hot-cakes
  3. Burger King Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Platter
  4. Burger King Double Croissan’wich with Sausage Egg and Cheese
  5. Hardee’s Double Sausage Egg n’ Cheese Biscuit
  6. Hardee’s Loaded Breakfast Burrito
  7. Hardee’s Low Carb Breakfast Bowl
  8. Jack in the Box Steak and Egg Burrito
  9. Jack in the Box Extreme Sausage Sandwich
  10. Chick-fil-A Sausage Biscuit
  11. Cick-fil-A Chicken Egg and Cheese Bagel on a Sunflower Multigrain Bagel

To see the breakdown of calories, fat calories, total fat, saturated fat and sodium for each item, visit The Green Daily. Continue Reading

Endlessly Customizable Toast!

“Nothing gets your morning going like a cup of joe and a piece of toast slathered in your favorite spread. Of course, it can also be the time of day when things are hectic to start. Kids running around, people in and out, everyone trying to remind everyone else about the super important soccer meet after school. Next time, put it on toast.

This toaster by Sasha Tseng incorporates a little message board where one can read quick notes. Continue Reading