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Avocado Toast Revisited

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Avocado Toast Revisited

I give a lot of lip service to laziness masquerading as a commitment to simplicity, but the truth is that sometimes if you invest a little extra effort, you can reap massive rewards. Case in point: avocado toast. 

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Teddy Bear Toast with Salted Vanilla Cashew Butter

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Teddy Bear Toast with Salted Vanilla Cashew Butter

It’s back to school season! So today I’m back with a kid-friendly, super adorable toast-inspired recipe that’s easy to put together and even easier to enjoy. I’ve been seeing photos of these teddy bear toasts recipes where people use fresh fruit to replicate the face of a bear. I fell in love with the idea so I decided to make it here! For this recipe, I used homemade cashew butter, but you can use any variety of nut butter or sweet spread (perhaps even cookie butter like the one I made last year). These Teddy Bear Toasts are cute, simple, and easy to assemble. Get the kids involved! I also found that adding raisins and a drizzle of maple syrup works beautifully here as well. Mornings never tasted so good. 

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French Toast Berry Sandwich

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French Toast Berry Sandwich

I used to think that brunch was only a food fad that my grandparents participated in, during the 50's and 60's. However, as I have gotten older, and the trend has grown exponentially in popularity, I am slightly disappointed I didn't pay more attention to it when I was younger.

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Roasted Red Peppers and Goat Cheese

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Roasted Red Peppers and Goat Cheese

My particular kitchen vibe is best described as “assembling ingredients.” Rarely does what I do cross over into “cooking” territory. I argue, however, that what I do requires a different set of skills than cooking. In order to assemble ingredients in a satisfying way, one has to have a taste for what ingredients will go well together. Usually, I steal from restaurants. This situation is no exception.

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Breakfast in Bread

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Breakfast in Bread

Did you know that you can buy French toast already made? I’m not talking about those frozen sticks of French toast-like substance; I’m talking about real pieces of thick, high quality Aunt Millie’s bread with all the yummy flavor of French toast built right in. You just pop a slice in the toaster and—bam!—French toast smells waft throughout your kitchen, and maybe fill your entire home, if your home is a 600-square foot, one bedroom apartment. In a matter of minutes, you’re eating French toast with a sly smile as if you’re getting away with something.

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Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

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Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

I work from home, and for the most part, it’s everything you’re imagining: laptop in bed, pajamas at 3:00 p.m., talking to my cats about their hopes and dreams. But what they don’t tell you about working from home is that you are responsible for lunch every single day. There aren’t any monthly team Chipotle lunches or impromptu midday margaritas with co-workers. It’s just me and the kitchen every single workday.

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Turmeric Milk French Toast

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Turmeric Milk French Toast

It’s Nathaniel from TermiNatetor Kitchen and I am back with another tasty Toastimonial. Today I’m sharing my recipe for Turmeric Milk French Toast. Now, if you haven’t had turmeric milk (or sometimes called “golden milk”) before, here is the run down. Turmeric milk is the infusion of either dry turmeric powder or fresh turmeric root into milk. Traditionally, it is an Indian drink most commonly used for treating specific diseases as well as a tonic for general health. Now turmeric milk is the cool new libation on the foodie scene that everyone and their brother is talking about, and for good reason. Two words: it’s amazing! 

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The Coziest Toast

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The Coziest Toast

When I was growing up, cinnamon toast was a staple of my wholesome Midwestern childhood. My mom would make it for me as an occasional breakfast or more likely for a bedtime snack. Even now, as an adult making cinnamon toast for myself in my apartment overlooking San Francisco, when I bite into a warm, crunchy, sweet piece of cinnamon toast, I am transported back to Indiana in the 1980s. 

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Adventures in Avocado Toast

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Adventures in Avocado Toast

When I first saw it on the menu at a trendy brunch spot in none other than the Mission neighborhood in San Francisco, I looked over my shoulder to see if I could spot my guardian angel. Alas, she was working invisibly as usual, placing me in the path of my destiny in such a way as to make me believe I’d chosen it myself. For avocado and bread are my two favorite foods, and here they were together in one perfect dish bearing the unassuming moniker of Avocado Toast.

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Simple Cheese Strata

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Simple Cheese Strata

Despite having so many activities of obvious precedence, we still have to eat. This is when having a few, foolproof, ready-to-go meals become a necessity. However, as any seasoned veteran of summer time unpredictability knows, you have to be able to adapt. You never know who will be sitting at the table

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