Kona Coffee Granola

Serves: 9 cups
Cooking Time: 1 hour

1/2 cup light agave nectar
1/3 cup 100% pure maple syrup
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup 100% Kona Coffee, ground
3 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup light olive oil
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds, blanched
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup shredded sweet coconut
1 cup ground flax seeds
1 cup raisins
1 cup cranberries
non stick cooking spray


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a small saucepan simmer the agave nectar, maple syrup, sugar, ground coffee, vanilla, and salt on low heat for 5 minutes and then set aside to cool. In a large bowl add oats, almonds, walnuts, coconut, flax seeds and olive oil. Next pour the agave & coffee syrup into a fine mesh strainer over the oat mixture making sure to strain out the coffee grinds. Toss granola mixture together. Spray a large sheet pan (13 by 18 by 1-inch) with non-stick cooking spray and spread out the granola evenly onto the tray. Bake for 35-45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to achieve a golden color. Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool. Finally add raisins and cranberries and store in an airtight container. Enjoy as a snack, in yogurt, or with milk for a new twist on breakfast.

coffee granola

Mother’s Day Crepes

Makes: 12 Crepes
Total Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

2 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 ¼ cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Cooking Spray
1 (13oz) Jar Nutella, chocolate hazelnut spread
1 quart Strawberries, Sliced
2 pints Blueberries

For the batter place all ingredients in a blender and mix for 30 second until smooth, and set aside. For the filling slice the strawberries and combine the blueberries in a bowl and set aside. Heat a 9-inch non-stick pan on medium heat, coat lightly with cooking spray. Ladle a small amount (1/4 Cup or 2 ounces) of the batter onto the pan and then immediately tilt and swirl so the bottom is coated evenly with a thin layer of batter. Cook the crepe for about one minute, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other for another minute. Stack finished crepes on a plate, Continue until all batter is gone. To assemble the crepes, spread about 1 tablespoon of Nutella on the crepe, add about 1/3 cup of fruit mixture, roll up like a burrito and serve.

Mother's Day Crepes Recipe

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Quinoa Salad

Serves: 4-6 people as a side dish or light lunch
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

2 cup quinoa
4 cups water
1 avocado – peeled, pitted and diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 red pepper roasted, diced
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large lime juiced
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Chili Garlic Sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

Rinse the quinoa thoroughly before cooking to remove the bitter coating on the grains. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed. Once cooked let the quinoa cold down in the refrigerate. Once the quinoa has chilled, gently stir in the tomatoes, roasted pepper, onion, cilantro and garlic. Season with lime juice, coconut oil, salt, and pepper and mix together. Enjoy with your favorite poultry or as a light lunch.

quinoa salad

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Easter Brunch Casserole

Serves: 6-8 people
Cooking Time: 1:20

1 pack English muffin (6 whole muffins)
6 ounces ham, thinly sliced
15 shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, caps sliced
1 onion, diced
2 tablespoons butter
4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (about 1 1/2 cups)
4 ounces Swiss cheese, grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
4 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup chopped Basil
18 large eggs
2 1/2 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and mushrooms and sauté about 8 minutes until tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Let the mushroom and onions cool. Spray a 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut the English muffins in half, Line the bottom of the baking dish with 1 layer of bread (6 halves), Arrange half of ham evenly over bread. Sprinkle half of the goat cheese, Swiss cheese, parmesan cheese, basil, and mushrooms on top of the ham. Next add a second layer of English muffins. Layer remaining ham, goat cheese, Swiss cheese, parmesan cheese, basil, mushrooms and onions on top of bread. Whisk eggs, milk, mustard, and salt in bowl and a pinch of pepper. Pour egg mixture over bread and press down on the bread with a spatula allowing the bread to soak up egg mixture.

Bake about 1 hour until center is set and golden brown. Remove from oven and cut into squares to serve.

Easter Casserole Recipe


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Hauntingly Good Pumpkin Pancakes

Serves: Makes 8-10 (4-inch) Pancakes

Cooking Time: 25 Minutes

Pancake Ingredients
20 oz Box of Bisquick original pancake mix, 2 Cups
1 Cup of Quaker Oats
1 Cup of 2% Milk (or for lactose intolerant use Almond Milk)
1 Can 100% Pure Pumpkin, 1 cup
2 Egg
1½ Tablespoons of Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice
3 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
Pam Original nonstick spray

Maple Syrup Ingredients:
1 ½ cups of Maple Syrup
1 Orange, Zested
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Preheat a sauté pan over medium heat. Meanwhile in a large bowl combined all the pancake ingredients and stir together well by hand or with a hand blender. Once the pan is hot spray it with the Pam and spoon about one 1/3 cup of pancake mixture onto the pan. Repeat until all the batter is used and you have 8-10 golden brown pancakes. Next take your favorite maple syrup and put it into a measuring cup and add the orange zest and vanilla extract. Place the measuring cup into the microwave and heat for 30 seconds or until hot. Serve pancakes with hot syrup for a Halloween or festive fall brunch.

Hauntingly good pumpkin pancakes

Quick Corn Bread Flax Seed Oatmeal Waffles with Blue Agave Syrup

Serves: 4-5
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

16-ounce Marie Callender’s low fat original Corn bread mix
¼ cut whole ground Flax Seeds mill (“Bob’s” or self grounded)
½ cup Quaker Quick oats
2 Eggs
2 Tablespoon Vanilla
¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 cup Water
Pam Cooking Spray


Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Stir together well. Preheat a Belgian waffle iron, spray with Pam and add 5 ounces (a little more than ½ a cup) of the waffle mixture. Cook until golden brown. Serve with organic blue Agave sweetener and fresh berries. Or, for a sweeter option use your favorite syrup.


quick corn bread waffles with organge

Portuguese Sausage, Mushroom & Five Cheese Egg White Frittata

Serves: 4-6 people
Cooking Time: 35 minutes

12 Large Eggs, Whites Only (3 eggs per person)
½ Small Red Onion, Diced
8 oz Package pre-shredded Kraft Italian style five-cheese blend
1 Package of Mushrooms, Sliced
1 Package of Portuguese Sausage (Hot, Medium or Mild Heat)
Pinch of Salt and Black Pepper
Nonstick Cooking Spray

Preheat oven to bake at 400 degrees. Spray a 12-inch non-stick oven safe skillet pan with nonstick cooking spray. Heat pan over medium heat. Cut the Portuguese sausage into small pieces. Add the sausage to the pan and cook for 5 minutes. While cooking separate the egg whites from the yokes and discard the yokes. Place the egg whites into a bowl, add a pinch of salt and black pepper and whisk the egg whites together for 30 seconds or until foamy. Cut the onions and slice the mushrooms. After the Portuguese sausage is cooked blot away the excess oil on the pan with a paper towel. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook for a 1-2 minutes. Now add the egg whites to the skillet and place the cheese on top (do not stir the eggs). Place the skillet into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Complete the dish by divide the frittata among plates evenly. Serve with toasted English muffins or whole-wheat toast.

Portuguese Sausage, Mushroom & Five Cheese Egg White Frittata recipes

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Banana-Cream Stuffed Cinnamon Raisin French Toast

Serves: 4-6 people
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

1 loaf (24 ounce) Cinnamon Raisin Bread (Or any bread)
6 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoons Spiced Rum Captain Morgan’s (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick of butter (to cook with and top French toast)

Banana-Cream Filling
1 box (8oz) Cream Cheese
2 Ripe Banana’s
1 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
1 ½ Tablespoons Granulated White Sugar

Add room temperature cream cheese to a large mixing bowl. Peal bananas and mash them into the mixture. Add maple syrup and sugar and mix well until smooth and set aside.
French Toast:
Remove precut bread from package and set slices side by side. Take the filling and spread 1 large tablespoon of filling on top of 8 of the 16 pieces of bread. Create sandwiches by piecing together the filled and empty slices. Once complete you should have 8 pieces of French toast sandwiches. Now mix the milk, vanilla, eggs, cinnamon and rum to a bowl. Lightly dip both sides of the sandwich and place onto a preheated sauté pan along with melted butter. Cook each piece well on both sides until lightly brown. Finish with favorite maple syrup and blueberries.

Banana-Cream French Toast Recipe by private chef hawaii

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Low-Fat Papaya Berry Yogurt Bowl

Serves: 2 people
Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes

1 Large Papaya
½ Cup Strawberries (or any Seasonal Berry)
½ Cup Blueberries (or any Seasonal Berry)
1 Cup of Low-Fat Vanilla Yogurt
2 Tablespoons Granola
Optional: Agave Syrup

Cut the papaya in half and scrap out the black seeds and discard. Fill the inside of the papaya with the vanilla yogurt. Wash and cut berries and place them on top of the yogurt. Sprinkle granola to the top and if you want to add a little extra sweetness try some natural agave syrup. Enjoy for breakfast or a healthy lunch.

Papaya Bowl Picture

Easy Lemon Soufflé Pancakes

Serves: 4-6 people
Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes

1 Box Lemon Cake Mix (Betty Crocker or any boxed cake mix)
1 Lemon
1 Cup Oatmeal
6 Egg Whites
1/8 Cup Olive Oil
1 ¼ Cup Tap Water
Maple Syrup
Optional: 1 Box Fresh Raspberries

Separate eggs into a bowl and whip until stiff. Set the egg whites aside. Now add into a bowl the cake mix, water, oatmeal and oil. Zest the lemon and squeeze its contents into the bowl and mix everything together until blended. Now fold in the egg whites. Preheat a non-stick skillet on medium heat and cook pancakes to your liking. Best served with fresh raspberries and maple syrup.

Easy Lemon Soufflé Pancakes Recipe

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