Nutrient Packed Oatmeal

Hi there lovelies!

So I know…I’ve been MIA for a little while now, and I’m sorry. There’s been tons of exciting stuff going on, and very little spare time to update my blog and share deliciously amazing recipes with all of you. You may be asking, “what’s all of this exciting stuff you’re talking about?” Well, we’re in the process of submitting the final manuscript for our cookbook, to be released Spring 2016 by Random House (Yahooo!!!), and needless to say, it’s taken up every spare moment of my life for quite some time. Not to mention also running Kelly’s Bake Shoppe day in day out…

Well I’m back at it, and better than ever. To re-launch my blog, I’d love to share my delicious nutrient packed oatmeal recipe that puts me into superwoman speed when I need to get a ton of stuff done! It nourishes and fuels me for the day ahead. I find that whenever I have this for breakfast, I’m completely satisfied without any snack cravings until lunch, if not longer.

I’ve been making this oatmeal for quite some time now, and recently tried it out on my family while skiing in Whistler, and they loved it!

It’s loaded with chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, almond butter, fresh fruit, and of course rolled oats (steel cut oats work well too).

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Here it is….

2 cups filtered water

1 cups rolled oats

½ teaspoon sea salt

¼ cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons chia seeds

2 teaspoons hemp seeds

2 teaspoons flax seeds

2 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds

4 tablespoons sweetener of your choice (maple syrup is best!)

2 cups Fresh fruit, sliced and diced (apples, strawberries, bananas work well)

2 heaping tablespoons almond butter

1 cup non-dairy milk (almond, hemp, soy, cashew, rice)

SERVES 2.

Directions

  1. Boil water in a small to medium sized saucepan. Add the salt and rolled oats.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, and cook oats, uncovered for 5-7 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, combine the cinnamon, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds in a small bowl.
  4. Then, add the coconut oil to the oatmeal, and stir to combine.
  5. Once the oats have finished cooking, remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Portion the oatmeal two serving bowls, and top with the fresh fruit, then the seed mixture, then almond butter.
  7. Finish with maple syrup (or another natural sweetener) and non-dairy milk.
  8. Serve immediately.

I hope you keep this recipe in your back pocket, and share it with all of your friends and family

Much Love,

Erinn

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Summer Time “Spiralized” Zucchini Pasta with Raw Vegan Marinara Sauce

We all enjoy a nice bowl of heart warming pasta. However, usually piping hot, heavy, carbo-loaded pasta is the last thing that you want in the middle of the scorching summer, especially when you’re trying to keep your beach bod in perfect shape! Well, not to worry because this recipe resembles pasta, but guess what, its raw zucchini noodles! I know what you’re thinking…Really Erinn, Zucchini doesn’t even closely resemble pasta, but it DOES! Use your imagination and think outside the box…you’ll be glad you did. You’ll feel satisfied and feel fuller longer than if you would’ve just had a plain old bowl of pasta. And, you’ll keep slimmer too! That’s good news all around don’t you think?

Hopefully you can use it at your next family dinner or Friday Date with your Hunnie. I made this a couple of weeks ago for my Family and they loved it. They’re by no means vegan and they we’re absolutely stuffed at the end of the meal! But, they of course had room for Kelly’s Bake Shoppe Brownies…I mean who wouldn’t?

Here’s the Recipe broken up into sections, you’ll put the Zucchini on the bottom and the Marinara on top finished with the Vegan Parmesan!


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For the Zucchini Pasta

3 Yellow Zucchini

3 Green Zucchini

1 Spiralizer (I use the PADERNO brand)

Cut the ends of the zucchini off and make a 1 inch slice in the top of the zucchini. Make sure you have the right blade in the machine before using it (I used the smallest one) Push one end of the Zucchini into the top of the spiralizer and the other into the “spikes”. It should sit there comfortably. Now spin the lever in a clockwise motion until long zucchini noodles come out of the spiralizer, you’ll be done when you have no more zucchini to spin! 🙂

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Marinara Sauce

3 C Tomatoes (7-8 Medium Roma tomatoes)

1 C Fresh Lemon Juice

4 Tbsp Tamari (gluten free soy-sauce)

4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil

4 Tbsp Chopped Yellow Onion

6 Cloves of Garlic, Peeled

1 ½ Cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes

1 tsp Sea Salt

In a High Speed Blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Salt to taste.

 Vegan Parmesan

1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast

1 Cup Raw Cashews

2 Cloves of Garlic

2 tsp Salt

In a food processor, pulse the cashews (about 15 pulses). Add the nutritional yeast, salt, and garlic and pulse for an additional 7-10 pulses. It should be completely combined at this point and be ready for dusting on your pasta!

Here you go, a delicious Summer Pasta that won’t increase your waistline!

xo

Erinn

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Our Team. You Amaze Me…

After having back-to-back- to-back crazy holidays (Easter, Mother’s Day, Victoria Day)  at Lettuce Love and Kelly’s Bake Shoppe, I’ve begun to acquire a deeper respect and admiration for our team. Well, I’ve always had such gratitude for everyone who works with us, but  last weekend in particular set me over the edge (in a good way!).

Over Easter Weekend, we broke all previous records at Kelly’s Bake Shoppe and Lettuce Love for the busiest weekend EVER, and the next holiday, Mother’s Day was no different. On Mother’s Day Sunday,  in the midst of a full house at Kelly’s Bake Shoppe, I ran down to Lettuce Love to make sure everything was running smoothly (because I could see on my phone that we were in the middle of having our busiest Sunday EVER at Both locations…”ahhhh!” I thought, “I hope everyone’s O.K!”). I walked in to Lettuce Love, and the place was just hopping. Our customers we’re busy gabbing with friends, drinking mimosas and enjoying blueberry pancakes! “Phewww, was that a relief”, I thought to myself.  At that point, I went back up to Kelly’s to make sure everything was A OK, and guess what? It was. Our girls were buzzing around serving customers, taking orders, and chatting with customers.

But then I just sat in that moment for a minute and thought about where I was and how amazing these two businesses have become that we’ve built from the ground up. Working 14 plus hour days back in the Kindfood days baking, cooking, and trying to figure out what exactly our businesses would blossom into has really paid off…I’ll admit I had a bit of a teary moment,  because I’ve never really taken a step back from “LIFE” to truly understand how quickly we’ve grown our two companies, the impact we’ve had on the planet and people, and how many amazing people want to work with us every day. It was a pretty big ah-ha moment for me….

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Where would we be without the over 25 amazing team members at Lettuce Love Cafe and Kelly’s Bake Shoppe (I know…can you believe our team has grown to be this big?) ? You’re our foundation and the most integral part of our businesses. I’m sending you ALL the warmest THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You make our business what it is on a daily basis, and help us take our two businesses to the next level.

Your efforts don’t go unnoticed. You’re the most incredible people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. 

Love,

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We Love Moms at Kelly’s Bake Shoppe! Gluten-free, Vegan, Nut-free, Peanut-free Bakery

Have you been to our beautiful bakery yet? Well if you haven’t stopped by yet… make a point to come in with your Mom (or any other amazing Woman in your life) over Mother’s Day weekend. Treat her to a delicious cupcake, or even one of our delicious Vegan Soft Serve Ice Creams!

We love Mom’s at Kelly’s Bake Shoppe. I mean how could we not, after all we’re a mother-daughter team working together every single day !

Click here for our Mother’s Day Menu! It’s available Thursday to Sunday of Mother’s Day Weekend.

We’ve also extended our Summer hours, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights til 9pm!

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We’ll have tons of delicious Mother’s Day inspired goodies over the weekend! Come in bright and early to stock up for Mom, or you can also call us to place your order (905)-333-1400!

Happy Mother’s Day!

xo

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