Tag Archives: breakfast

How To Create A Brunch DIY Avocado Toast Bar

diy avocado toast bar

Avocado toast has been getting a bad rap right now and it shouldn’t, because it’s downright delicious and affordable when you make it at home. Also, a brunch dish cannot be blamed for an entire generation being unable to afford a house in an overpriced city centre.

Don’t even get me started.

I catered a Vegan Baby Shower with Jenni Bost (all photos in this post also by Jenni) last month for our friend Lindsay Ingalls. If you missed it – see my post on this Vegan Cheese Platter I created. Now you’re thinking, what do you serve at a vegan brunch that doesn’t require eggs or meat?

Avocado toast to the rescue! (more…)

7 Delicious Recipes for Weekend Brunch at Home

sweedeedee weekend brunch

Brunch is serious business.

You can opt to fight through the crowds and line-up with the tourists for a killer weekend brunch OR you can opt-out and create your own stellar brunch menu at home.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love going out for brunch, but more often then not – I’ve been craving lazy Sundays at home where I’m cooking, cleaning, blogging and meal prepping.

Here are a few easy brunch recipes and ideas for your weekend menu:  (more…)

An Easy Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie Recipe

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strawberry banana smoothie recipe

If you’re new to smoothies and not sure where to start, this Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie is a great jumping off point to start your year refreshed. From there, you can start incorporating spinach or other greens to get your full serving of fruits and vegetables in the morning.

This smoothie makes a delicious breakfast on-the-go. Just add your favorite vanilla protein powder to make it a meal and keep you full until lunch time. Or skip the protein powder and enjoy this as an afternoon snack. I like to pair it up with a hard-boiled egg if I’m still hungry. (more…)

How To Create An Easy + Relaxed Holiday Brunch

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holiday brunch ideas

Brunch is one of my favorite meals and I love having the time to put in a little extra care and effort this time of year for a full-on holiday brunch for friends and family. I definitely want things to be special, but at the same time – I like to keep things easy, simple and relaxed.

If you’re hosting a holiday brunch for your own family, here are 5 easy holiday brunch ideas and recipes to get you inspired! (more…)

Egg on Toast


Do you have those food moments where sometimes the simplest dish will be the best thing you’ve ever eaten?

Egg on toast is one of those things for me. Though the above photo looks simple enough, I made Drew Barrymore’s recipe for her favourite open-faced egg sandwich recipe and it was divine.

I bought a crusty organic French loaf from Whole Foods, toasted the bread and then slathered some fancy Boursin Herb & Garlic cheese on top before layering on fresh basil and sliced tomato. I cracked an egg into a non-stick frying pan and cooked it on medium-low until the yolk was just set. I like to give my egg a sprinkle of freshly ground pepper and red pepper flakes before sliding it on top of my toast.

The results are breakfast perfection. The cheese paired with the basil, tomato, the runny egg yolk and the crunch of the bread is everything I would want from breakfast. I added some leftover salad greens from my dinner the night before and some cut fruit and I was in heaven. Add a cup of nice dark coffee and it’s like room service.

Thank you Drew Barrymore for sharing. Here’s her recipe on Refinery 29.


Swiss Chard Saute with Eggs + Toast


I’ve been trying to figure out how to get more greens into my breakfast besides making my favourite smoothie every morning. I’ve been seeing Swiss Chard at the grocery store but I always seem to default onto spinach, kale or broccoli when it comes to my greens.

I signed up for my very first CSA box this month from Organics To You in Portland and I was delivered a fresh bunch of Swiss Chard from an organic farm here in Oregon. Which totally got me thinking about this recipe – Swiss Chard Saute with Eggs and Toast! (more…)