Mum's The Word & Five Recipes To Try Now

Mum's The Word

This Sunday is a day all about the most important woman in our lives: mom. We should make sure she knows how loved and important she is year-round, but Mother's Day should be extra special for her. And of course that means she should be very well fed!

Instead of taking her out for breakfast or brunch, whip something up for her in the comfort of her own home. A few delicious ideas to consider:

Moroccan Guacamole Toasts with Fried Egg. Because avocados + eggs are like a match made in brunch heaven.

Banana Bread Donuts with Maple Almond Glaze and Coconut Whip. Uh, yeah. Because selfishly you know that you'd want at least one, too.

Sunrise Mimosas. For a bubbly little Sunday toast.

Photo courtesy of Anett Velsberg

Photo courtesy of Anett Velsberg

Or perhaps mom is into sippin' on smoothies just like you? Or in this case, a smoothie that you can eat with a spoon. Get her out for a nice walk or jog (together, of course) and then cool off with some delicious, nourishing smoothies. I'm thinking that this simple Fig and Banana Smoothie Bowl might be a nice treat.

Five Recipes To Try Now

Spring recipe inspiration has been flying all around me lately. People are just so darn creative in the kitchen these days! Here are five recipes that I'm eyeing closely and think that you should try this season as well.

Photo courtesy of Lush Loves

Photo courtesy of Lush Loves

Brown Rice Salad with Green Miso Dressing, because what's not to love about the richness of brown rice paired with a little avocado, snowpea sprouts, sesame seeds, tofu and a mouthwatering umami-style dressing to drizzle all over?

Photo courtesy of Cookie + Kate

Photo courtesy of Cookie + Kate

Brussels Sprouts Pizza with Balsamic Red Onions. The thought of caramelized onions and brussels sprouts is enough to make your mouth water, but when combined onto crispy pizza dough, that's a whole new ball game. Who cares about a little onion breath for a few hours? Worth it.

Photo courtesy of Sprouted Kitchen

Photo courtesy of Sprouted Kitchen

Photo courtesy of How Sweet It Is

Photo courtesy of How Sweet It Is

Mexican Grilled Corn Avocado Toast. It's your margarita's best friend and another excuse to consume even more avocado toast. Grilled, charred and buttery. Yes, please.

Photo courtesy of Noshed

Photo courtesy of Noshed

Roasted Poblano Hummus with Mango and Coconut. The gal who came up with this should be crowned Top Chef. It's spicy and sweet, to hit all the right notes on your tastebuds. 

 

When Cinnamon Buns (and Rolls) Make You Go Oooh

I don't know what it is but I have been craving cinnamon buns/rolls lately and have the itch to make a fresh batch sometime very soon (pending how polished up I am with my baking skills). And when you start throwing in some summer berries, dark chocolate or figs, that's when you start to go oooh. You'd be surprised at how many vegan friendly recipes there are, so I've wrangled a few. We'll see where I net out. You do the same.

According to Minimalist Baker, these are the world's easiest cinnamon rolls. Seven ingredients and practically fool-proof, maybe this is where we start. Add them to your Mother's Day brunch menu. 

Dark Chocolate Fig Cinnamon Buns. Is this what we call the grown up fig newton? Then I'll take it. 

When you put a spring/summer spin on your buns and rolls, I suppose the result is something like these Orange Pistachio Cinnamon Buns or Spelt Summer Berry Buns with Maple, Orange & Cardamom. A little Pillsbury Orange Glazed Cinnamon Rolls never hurt anyone, but these....these will certainly do. 

Photo courtesy of Food Mouth

Photo courtesy of Food Mouth

And can we fixate on how insanely good this Cinnamon Roll Smoothie probably tastes? Again, people are genius. 

Photo courtesy of Food52

Photo courtesy of Food52

More Link Love & Fun Finds

How to judge a person by their ice cream choice. I'm thinking that I would be a Magnum Double Peanut Butter.

Purely Elizabeth just launched their Spring issue! It's one of my most favorite times of year. You'll want to dig your nose into this one real good.

"No, my love, I don’t think there is such a thing as too much Nutella." Then try this Brown Butter Nutella Skillet Cookie. And here's a four-ingredient vegan nutella recipe that you can make yourself!

Ten influential women share the wellness practices that they learned from their mothers.

What happens when Africans eat an American diet for two weeks. (Yikes!)

Well being is the new power meeting

Happy Thursday & be well!

xo Allison

 

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