Cherry Puffy Pancake

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When you only need a few pancakes, and want some without the fuss, why not make a puffed pancake in the oven? This is about as easy as can be-and uses fresh or frozen cherries. Change it up by substituting blueberries or slices of fresh peach as fruit comes into season! Either way you'll be surprised just how easy it is.

Fresh cherries in a pancake you bake in the oven

French Toast Cups

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Author: Karen Humphrey

Let the kids customize their own French toast cups! Mix up these little 'muffins', top with fruit, nuts, or bits of chocolate, then bake to give everyone their own breakfast flavours. The maple syrup is baked right in so you don't need to sweeten it up any more-try serving with more fruit and some yogurt for a really great breakfast!

Mix and match toppings for a portable breakfast

Bacon and Egg Fried Rice

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Author: Karen Humphrey

Looking for a twist on breakfast? Why not try bacon and egg fried rice? Savory and filling, this dish is a different way to get your eggs in the morning. Always use leftover rice as it's drier and works better, but you can change up things if you like. Add frozen peas, swap bacon for sausage, or use brown rice if you wish. Either way it's a very tasty breakfast!

A breakfasty twist on the classic Chinese staple

Chicken and Potato Hash with Eggs

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Author: Karen Humphrey

Turn your boring leftovers into a hearty breakfast or lighter dinner simply by frying them up and topping with an egg! This is a great recipe for using up leftover chicken or turkey along with roasted or boiled potatoes. You can change things up by adding spicy peppers or even a bit of sausage or bacon if you wish. The egg cooks nicely on top and when you eat it, the yolk adds creaminess to the dish.

Use up your leftovers for a hearty breakfast or light dinner

Chocolate Pudding Pie

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Chocolatey and smooth, this pudding pie is as delicious as it is retro. Sometimes the simplest things really are the best and your family will be delighted with this dessert that is easy to whip up and put in the fridge for later. Who needs pudding from a box? You likely already have all the ingredients in your kitchen.

A creamy retro pie that's easy as... pie!

Roasted Cauliflour, Couscous and Poached Egg Bowl

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Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness. Mixed with some chick peas, lemon, and sweet tiny tomatoes this dish makes a satisfying lunch or light dinner. A creamy egg adds richness and some healthy protein. It's a perfect go to lunch for work or if you have vegetables in the fridge that need using up! Be sure to use only fresh, not frozen cauliflower.

Roasted veggies topped with creamy egg are a healthy dinner

Florentine Eggs Benedict

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If you're vegetarian or just want a lighter version of eggs benedict, try swapping out the ham with some fresh spinach and tomato. The spinach holds up well under the creamy egg and rich sauce-and while some recipes will have you saute your spinach, I think it's just as good kept fresh and light. You decide!

Skip the meat with this veggie version of eggs benny

Shrimp and Feta Frittata

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If you are look for a quick, nutritious, and tasty meal frittata is your answer. This combination of leeks, salty feta, and shrimp makes it something special-and you can whip this up in no time for a lunch or a light dinner. It's a great way to use a few little bits leftover in the fridge. If you don't have a skillet with an oven proof handle, you should still be able to use yours if you cover the plastic handle with aluminum foil. Just be careful removing it from the oven-sometimes I forget that the handle is hot and then grab it!

Shrimp and feta are the best.

Root Vegetable Hash

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If the cost of fresh produce is getting you down, get back to your roots! Beets, sweet potatoes, carrots and potatoes are not only fairly inexpensive but given a slow roast in your oven they turn into tender, sweet, tasty bits that marry well with a creamy poached egg. The beauty of this recipe is that it's not really a recipe, but more a guide; feel free to change things up to suit what you have on hand! Add some crispy bacon or sausages on the side, use feta instead of Boursin cheese, it's all up to you.

Get back to your roots.


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