Blueberry Breakfast Bars

I have a coworker who absolutely loves blueberries. She is retiring this week, and I wanted to make her a blueberry treat before she left. I adapted this recipe for Blueberry Breakfast Bars on The Kitchn, with the original recipe coming from the Whole Grain Mornings cookbook by Megan Gordon. My version uses quite a bit of substitutes and including using sprouted spelt flour instead of whole wheat flour because I could not find my whole wheat flour when I went to make these (I guess I need to clean out my pantry!) I also have more blueberry filling in my version, and used a different sized pan. Be sure to check out the original version on the kitchn to see if you prefer their method! Ingredients: Blueberry filling: 4 cups fresh blueberries, divided 1/4 cup natural cane sugar 3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract the juice and zest of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon water Crust: 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup original wheat germ 3/4 cup sliced raw almonds 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds 1 cup sprouted spelt flour (or whole wheat flour) 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon kosher salt … Continue reading

Pappardelle Pasta with Snap Peas

  Last Sunday, my boyfriend ran in the ODDyssey Half Marathon. So the Friday before, I wanted to make a pasta dish for him to “carb load,” but I didn’t want to give him our normal protein-heavy meat sauce.     This recipe from Food Network was a perfect choice! It uses fresh veggies and herbs to deliver the flavor instead of meat and tomatoes.     Ingredients: Kosher salt 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 bunch scallions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 cup of chopped scallions) 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, roughly chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley 1 bunch fresh chives, thinly sliced (about 3 tablespoons) 1/2 pound dry pappardelle pasta 3/4 cup crumbled ricotta salata ground pepper, to taste

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