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Breakfast in a Hurry

Didn't have time to soak your steel cut oats last night?

Ran out of bread for toast?
No worries, here are some simple steps to prepare breakfast in a flash, anywhere at any time! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it provides the energy to keep you ticking through the day.  If you start your day with a well-balanced meal, you'll avoid the binges later on.
When I received my shipment of gluten-free (GF) rolled oats, I was inspired to prepare my own muesli. Muesli was used in 1900 by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner for his patients. The rolled oats are rich in fiber and help lower cholesterol, while the nuts and seeds provide Omega 3's and minerals. The best part is that you can personalize it to your favorite nuts, seeds and fruit and it's easy to take with you anywhere. 
2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts
Handful brazil nuts
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/4 cup dried coconut flakes
Handful of pumpkin seeds
Handful of sunflo…

Chickpea

What does a gluten-free, vegan do when she doesn't have enough time to prepare her lunch in the a.m.? Two options: a. Go hungry; or b. Contribute to the abundance of the national economy by eating out! 
There's hope - being Cinco de Mayo, I was craving for something Mexican, but that was short-lived when my friends were too busy.  So I opted for the next best - something spicy, something close by and with PROTEIN and not saturated with FAT.  I went to Chickpea.  I like that name, sounds like a cute baby store or something of that sort.  Their falafels are BAKED - not fried! Yum!  Love those little spinach-broccoli ones. They are full of flavor and texture and go so well with the basil hummus or tahini.  I got the falafel nuggets sans pita.  The tahini and hummus are vegan and dairy-free. The basil hummus simply melts in your mouth!

If you are ever looking for a quick snack, a side order of five falafel bites is only $1.50.  Chickpea has several locations in the City.

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