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Banana, Butternut Squash, and Chai Spiced Cake. In collaboration with Flora Healthy

Whoever said you can’t eat cake for breakfast (or lunch and dinner) hasn’t tried my banana, butternut squash, and chai spiced cake topped with a Flora Healthy manuka honey peanut butter frosting. 🤯🍯

Been eating this cake for any meal the last few days and it’s been the best idea. It’s packed with goodies like bananas, butternut squash, and most importantly Flora Healthy manuka honey. Manuka honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant benefits. In fact, it has traditionally been used for wound healing, soothing sore throats, preventing tooth decay, and improving digestive issues. 👏🏼  Head over to florahealth.com to get yourself a jar (or two) of Flora Healthy’s manuka honey and don’t forget to use “honey15” to receive 15% off your manuka honey purchase. Now who’s ready for CAKE?! #BeFloraHealthy #ManukaHoney

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Cake:

  • cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large bananas ripe
  • 1/4 cup mashed butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup plain kefir yogurt
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 2 scoops vanilla chai lactation powder

Frosting:

  • 1 cup powder peanut butter
  • 1/2 -1 cup nut milk (may need more or less depending on your desired consistency)
  • 3 tablespoons Flora Healthy manuka honey

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F. Spray an 8 inch square baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Whisk together the pastry flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and sea salt in a large bowl, set aside.
  • Using an immersion blender, combine the bananas, butternut squash, kefir yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla, coconut oil, and egg. Blend until smooth and pour the blended wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Whisk well until combined.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool completely in the pan before frosting.
  • Make frosting by mixing the frosting ingredients together with a rubber spatula in a medium size bowl. Start by adding 1/2 cup nut milk and gradually add more until you’ve reached your desired frosting consistency.
  • Frost cake, decorate with unsweetened coconut flakes, vanilla coconut flakes, and dried banana.
  • Store frosted cake in the fridge in an air tight container for up to a week or freeze!

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Cauli-Oats of My Dreams

If “you are what you eat” then I’d like to be this giant bowl of cauli-oats please.

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Remember when cauli-oats first started popping up around Instagram? I remember seeing these bowls in 2012 thinking “UM, NO WAY. Ain’t happen, sorry sista”. But yesterday I had the urge to try it again. I had tried making a bowl back then and wasn’t impressed but this, THIS bowl is where it’s at. This isn’t a completely oat free recipe, I love my oatmeal and it’s good for lactation, but you could 100% make this oat free and substitute more riced cauliflower.

Here’s the scoop:
* 1/3 cup rolled oats (or riced cauliflower)
* 1/2 – 3/4 cup riced cauliflower (I use frozen cauliflower rice but you can make your own!)
* Cinnamon
* 1 tsp chia seeds
* 2 cups non dairy milk or water
* 1 egg white (you may omit and add one scoop of your favorite vanilla or chocolate protein powder but I highly recommend using an egg white, it helps the texture SO much)
* 1 tbsp cacao powder
* 1 tsp manuka honey
Toppings:
* Homemade raspberry and rhubarb chia seed jam (follow my strawberry chia seed jam recipe on my story highlights but sub for raspberries and rhubarb and double the maple syrup and chia seeds)
* Banana slices
* Homemade cashew yogurt
* Cashew coconut nut butter
* Cinnamon
Find my “how to” egg white porridge on my story highlights. You make these cauli-oats exactly the same except you’re using the oats and cauliflower here instead of just oats.  #porridgelikerobin

Would you try this?! Looking at this bowl I can’t imagine someone not trying at least a bite, even if they didn’t like cauliflower!


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#BerryTogether in collaboration with Driscoll’s Berry and the feedfeed

Sharing food with my family is one of my favorite acts. The time spent cooking my heart out in the kitchen is always worth it when I see the joy on everyones face after each bite.

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I wish you could have seen the look on my mother-in-laws face after she took her first bite of this Sangria Berry Crumble. It made my heart so happy to see her enjoy her birthday dessert as much as she did! Joel loved it too which is huge because he’s not a sweets guy (except for boxed brownies). I used a combination of Driscoll’s berries: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries, and topped the warm crumble with french vanilla ice cream. Click the link in my bio or swipe up in my stories for the recipe! Or you can simply invite me to your next party and I’ll gladly make this for you

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Sangria Berry Crumble:

  • 6 ounces Driscoll’s blueberries
  • 6 ounces Driscoll’s blackberries
  • 6 ounces Driscoll’s raspberries
  • 12 ounces Driscoll’s strawberries, cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 lime, juice and zested
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons red wine, I used Malbec

Oat crumble:

  • 1 1/3 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (I love cinnamon so I usually add more!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
  • 6 tablespoons vegan butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • French vanilla ice cream for serving, diary or non dairy

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. 
  • Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Add all the Driscoll’s berries to the baking dish and toss in the lime zest and juice with a silicon spatula. Wish together the coconut sugar, gluten free flour and pink salt and then mix into the fruit mixture. Sprinkle this over the fruit and gently toss. Allow this to sit for 10 minutes. Drizzle the red wine and fresh orange juice over top.

Oat crumble:

  • Combine the oats, coconut sugar, flour, cinnamon and pink salt in a large bowl. Mix in the softened butter and combine thoroughly. 
  • Add in the vanilla extract and combine. Sprinkle the crumble evenly over top of the fruit. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the crumble on top is golden.
  • Let cool slightly before serving, you still want it to be warm when eating. Serve with french vanilla ice cream (or chocolate peanut butter if you’re feeling wild like me). Enjoy!


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Let’s Chat Probiotics

When your probiotics are so good you bring them to coffee with you.

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Like many of us, I’ve been devoting more of my attention to gut health. Alongside MegaFood’s probiotics I’ve been eating foods that promote gut health, like fermented foods, healthy fats, and bone broth. With the additional immune boosting foods like garlic, turmeric, and ginger. While eating these real foods to help heal my gut I wanted to pair them with the best probiotics filled with real ingredients. This is why I had no shame in showing off my probiotics during our coffee date today! I’ve been around the probiotic block a few times and none have compared to MegaFood’s probiotics. Here’s a few reasons why MegaFood’s supplements are at the top of my list: MegaFood is an award-winning dietary supplement brand dedicated to changing the world and providing for a healthy, sustainable future by crafting premium vitamins and supplements made with real food from trusted farm partners. MegaFood’s new Immune Defense shelf-stable probiotics help your immune and digestive system with 15 probiotic strains and 20 Billion CFU of live bacteria. The acid-resistant capsules help protect the probiotic strains from degradation in the stomach, ensuring the strains make it past your stomach into the lower intestine, where it really keeps you feeling good.

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MegaFood’s probiotics are certified glyphosate residue free. If you don’t know, Glyphosate is the number one herbicide used in the world and has been classified by the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer as “probably carcinogenic in humans.” How insane is that?! MegaFood, together with the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and several additional food and nutrition brands, including Ben & Jerry’s and Stonyfield, has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the use of glyphosate as a desiccant before harvest. MegaFood invites people everywhere to support this call to the EPA by signing a public petition aimed at joining consumers together under one common goal, to protect our families and our food. When companies care about their products as much as MegaFood’s does I can’t help but jump in the air with excitement. Caring about their supplements makes me realize how much they care about their consumers, and that my friends is VERY cool to me.

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Find out more about MegaFood at www.megafood.com and don’t forget to checkout their new line of shelf-stable probiotics!


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Evolve the Day with Evolution Fresh

I want someone to look at me like Poppy looks at my Evolution Fresh kombucha. #EvolutionFresh #Sponsored

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Being a stay-at-home mom has it’s highs and lows but the lows are seldom when I have a fridge stocked full of my favorite things. Having products in the house, like Evolution Fresh, make spending time with Poppy easier because I spend less time in the kitchen and more time with Poppy. I have been all about the Ginger Lemon Honeycrisp Kombucha lately. It’s the perfect combination of apple, lemon, and a kick of ginger! Poppy is growing so fast and I don’t want to miss a thing so grabbing one of these from the fridge has become a daily habit. 

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Have you tried Evolution Fresh before? You can find these gems at your local market and you’re sure to be hooked after one taste. Happy sipping! #EvolveTheDay

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I Like Eggs

Basic toast with a not so basic egg. 😍🍳

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Eggs, I sure do love ’em. But not just your average egg, Chino Valley Ranchers organic free range eggs. If you’ve been following me for at least a year now you’ve seen me post about Chino Valley Ranchers multiple times and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. For more than 30 years Chino Valley Ranchers has been devoted to providing consumers with the best of the best organic free range eggs and keeping their hens happy. It’s simple. They get to do what chickens are supposed to do and they are treated with care. Click here to find out more about Chino Valley Ranchers and here for the perfect potato crusted quiche using their liquid egg whites.

Sourdough toast details:

  • Coconut cardamon and chia seed cashew butter, banana slices, cinnamon, and hemp hearts.
  • Mashed avocado, pink himalayan salt, and fried Chino Valley Ranchers organic free range egg with EBTB seasoning

 


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Sprouts Grocery Haul

Farmers market, grocery store, online grocery shopping, I love it all! There’s something so therapeutic about grocery shopping. Making my list, checking it twice, and creating yummy recipes with the food I purchase is one of my favorite past times.

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Moving to San Diego brought us closer to a grocery store I haven’t explored in a long time. Sprouts is walking distance from us and that made me super excited to discover new items that other grocery stores might not have. Like my all time favorite vegan vanilla protein powder and a giant jar of peanut butter (#priorities). Fun fact: In college my best friend Erika and I would go to Sprouts after class to order a PB&J before the gym. Who does that?!

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Scroll my Sprouts grocery haul and get shopping!

Fresh Fruits and Veggies- We love ALL of their fresh produce. We’ve never had a problem with their produce rotting too quick and Sprouts has killer sales! Here’s a few of our favorites:

  • Bananas
  • Honeycrisp apples
  • Persimmons
  • Blackberries
  • Pears (Joel’s favorite)
  • Cucumbers
  • Kabocha squash (my favorite)
  • Living butter lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Zima tomatoes
  • Red yams
  • Purple sweet potatoes
  • Japanese sweet potatoes (my favorite)
  • 1 lb bag carrots
  • Butternut squash spirals

Meat:

  • Lean ground beef/ Grass fed beef
  • Chicken breast stir fry
  • Lamb (my favorite)

Bakery:

  • Izzio sourdough bread
  • Locally made corn tortillas
  • Angelic Bakehouse hamburger buns
  • Canyon Gluten Free bread, bagels
  • Food For Life sprouted tortillas
  • Sprouts oatmeal

Dairy/Nondairy:

  • Lifeway Farmer cheese
  • Siggis yogurt, plain and coconut
  • Nancy’s probiotic yogurt
  • Nancy’s probiotic cream cheese
  • GTS Cocoyo
  • Good Karma Flax Eggnog
  • Ripple vanilla half & half
  • Ripple unsweetened original/vanilla (my favorite)
  • Chino Valley Ranchers egg whites
  • Sprouts cage free eggs
  • Kitehill Strawberry vegan cream cheese
  • Miyoko’s vegan cream cheese
  • Miyoko’s vegan butter

Drinks:

  • GTS Kombucha (gingerade & cayenneade)
  • Zevia, Cream soda

Condiments/Snack:

  • Seaweed snacks (Joel’s favorite)
  • Sprouts Kale Chips, Ranch
  • Late July chips, Nacho Chipotle & Jalapeño
  • Late July salsa
  • Brad’s Cheddar veggie chips
  • Justin’s creamy peanut butter, Large jar
  • Lovegrown Lion Loops and Chocolate Comet Crispies
  • Pretzel Slims (Joel’s favorite)
  • Black Garlic Hope Hummus
  • Jalapeno hot sauce, Siete
  • Better Bean Co, better refried beans
  • Sprouts Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder

Frozen:

  • Halo Top frozen dessert, Mint and Chip, PB & J
  • Enlightened ice cream, Butter Pecan, Chocolate PB, Monkey Bussiness
  • O’My dairy free gelato
  • Amy’s frozen pizza


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Milk and Eggs Grocery Haul

What a time to be alive when grocery shopping can be done from the couch. If that’s not living, I’m not sure what is!

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Grocery shopping on Milk and Eggs has been a life savor many times and it’s only going to get more convenient once Baby Plotnik is here. Between the fresh produce and the amazing brands they carry, hi Ripple Foods, there’s no turning back for me. I couldn’t imagine going to the grocery store again each week for our favorite foods instead of sitting on the couch, sipping a smoothie, and clicking away.

Below I’ve listed the items that Joel and I love from Milk and Eggs. We don’t get all of this each week of course but we rotate through this list. Milk and Eggs is constantly adding new items as well so I’ll be sure to keep this list updated!

Vegetables:

  • Josies’ organic baby spring mix salad 
  • Josies’ organic baby spinach salad
  • Green onion
  • Garnet yams/ sweet potatoes 
  • Cucumber
  • Cherry tomatoes organic
  • Celery 
  • Baby carrots rainbow organic
  • Broccoli bundle
  • Herb basil
  • Herb chives
  • Red onion
  • Kabocha squash
  • Ginger
  • Cilantro
  • Shanghai baby boy chow
  • Yukon gold potato
  • Crimini mushrooms
  • Jalapeño peppers
  • Mini sweet peppers
  • Artichoke

Fruit:

  • Pineapple 
  • Mini seedless watermelon organic
  • Jazz apple
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries 
  • Bartlett pear
  • Tangerine minneola
  • Limes
  • Lemons, large bag 2lbs
  • Mango 
  • Cantaloupe 

Dairy/Nondairy:

  • Chino valley ranchers eggs
  • Chino valley ranchers egg whites
  • Ripple unsweetened vanilla
  • Ripple half & half vanilla 
  • Ripple chocolate 
  • Kite Hill ricotta
  • Miyoko’s Creamery nut cheese mozzarella
  • Miyoko’s Creamery nut cheese smoked farmhouse
  • Miyoko’s Creamery nut cheese double cream chive

Bread/Bakery:

  • Cabo brand fresh corn tortillas
  • Alvarado California style complete protein bread
  • Bread lounge croissant
  • Rudi’s whole grain english muffins
  • Cabo brand fresh jalapeño tortillas 
  • Bread LA marble rye loaf
  • Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread

Condiments/Snacks:

  • Magee’s kreamy peanut butter and krunchy
  • Pacific pickle works mother’s puckers
  • Farmhouse culture garlic dill pickle sauerkraut
  • Cabo chips blue corn tortilla chips
  • Hope Foods guacamole green Chile, hot
  • Stonewall Kitchen Chile con queso
  • Brothers baked garlic pita chips
  • 4th & Heart ghee butter

Drinks:

  • Califia farms concentrated cold brew coffee 32oz
  • GT’s kombucha lavender love
  • GT’s kombucha cosmic cranberry
  • GT’s kombucha strawberry serenity
  • Pressed juicery greens 1
  • Pressed juicery charcoal lemonade

Meat:

  • Salmon Atlantic fillet 8oz
  • Grass fed ground beef
  • Applegate uncured turkey bacon
  • Applegate natural chicken & maple breakfast sausage
  • Applegate sliced prosciutto
  • Northern cafe dumplings – vegetarian or chicken 
  • Grass fed beef sliders – 6 pack

Use “robineats” at checkout to receive 20% off your Milk and Eggs order and enjoy the beauty that is waking up to a porch full of groceries. Happy shopping!

 


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Baby Plotnik in Portland

Portland may be one of the only places where we weren’t ready to come home after three full days. From the scenery, the food, the people, and everything in between, I can confidently say for the both of us that we instantly fell in love with Portland.

If I can choose walking over any other transportation I will. Being 30 weeks pregnant on our trip that didn’t stop us from walking over 20,000 steps the first day and not too much lower the next two days. Portland has a lot to see and I didn’t want to miss out by being in a car!

Here’s a lowdown of how we spent our three days BabyMooning in Portland:

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From the airport we went straight to our hotel to change before heading out for breakfast. We stayed at the Ace Hotel Portland and we could not have been more happy. The vibe was so cool and I highly recommend staying there. Or at least in that area because we were walking distance to so many sights and food. For breakfast we went to Pine State Biscuits where all my biscuit dreams came true. I went for the class biscuit, sausage, and egg combo while Joel went all out with a biscuits and mushroom gravy. Was the perfect start to our Portland eating adventure!

We then walked north to Good Coffee to hangout before walking east on Hawthorn Blvd to House of Vintage, Crossroads, Jackpot Records, and other fun shops. We then stumbled upon Laurelhurst Park and sat there for about an hour eating some snacks we picked up from a local grocery store. From there we too an uber to Eb & Bean Frozen Yogurt.  I ordered the Salty Pistachio & Mexican Chocolate (both dairy free) topped with crumbled vegan waffle cone. Holy no-cow that was good!

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We ventured back to the hotel for a quick rest before walking to Powells Books. Really surprised we didn’t get lost in the store because it’s HUGE. We found our way to the children’s section and bought Baby Plotnik a Dr. Seuss book as a souvenir. We were there to celebrate her after all! After wandering Powells we worked up an appetite and walked  to Dicks Kitchen. Dicks Kitchen is a paleo dream come true. We aren’t Paleo but we can definitely appreciate a delicious grass-fed burger. I ordered the Thai Burger Bowl, Joel got the Zizou Burger (with a margarita on the side), and we split an order of sweet potato fries. I’d walk 30 minutes for this burger bowl multiple times! We popped into Whole Foods after dinner for a night-cap, aka a Gingerade Kombucha to split at the hotel.

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We woke up ready to take on another day of eating. We have Blue Star Donuts in LA but since it came so highly recommended we had to make a stop! We split the Raspberry Old Fashion donut and regretted not getting our own five minutes later. Blue Star Donuts went way beyond our expectations. We live dangerously close to the one in LA and I know we’ll become frequent customers. After our donut we went to Heart Roasters to grab some much needed caffeine. I went full caff on this one and got their homemade macadamia almond milk latte. Usually I don’t notice a difference in homemade milks and store-bought but this one you could totally tell! The latte was creamy and absolutely perfect.

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From there we walked to Waterfront Park enjoying the water and finally found Mills End Park, aka the worlds smallest park. You really can blink and miss this in the middle of the street. As silly as it seems, I’m so glad we stopped for a photo because it makes me giggle every time I see it! It’s worth the stop if you have a spare second. We walked back inland to Pioneer Square where there were multiple food trucks lined up. I saw a bright yellow truck named “Fried Egg I’m in Love” and knew we had to eat there. I ordered the “Smells Like Protein Spirit” with veggie sausage and Joel got the Sriracha Mix-A-Lot. They have a special hot sauce that set Joel’s mouth on fire! That’s saying a lot coming from a man who loves everything spicy. They have a few trucks around Portland so stay on the lookout!

 

We made a pitstop at a random Stumptown Coffee for a decaf coffee before relaxing at Ira Keller Fountain Park and a photo opportunity at the White Stag Sign. The White Stag Sign was difficult for us to locate because we were under the bridge! The security guards we saw were super helpful and directed us to the top of the bridge. Was a bit difficult to get a photo because there was so much traffic but we got it!

Since my husband is a video game lover (secretly me too but don’t tell anyone 😉) we headed to Ground Kontrol, a classic Arcade that serves alcohol and food. Plus it’s attached to a music venue and you might like to see someone who’s playing! After gaming our hearts out we walked to another one of Joel’s favorite things, cookie dough. Portland has a Cookie Dough Cafe and all their cookie dough is egg free making it safe for all to consumer, especially this mama-to-be! I got the Vegan Brownie while Joel got the classic Chocolate Chip. We tried about 20 samples each so one scoop each was all we needed!

After some downtown at the hotel we felt ready for dinner. One thing I’ve craved my entire pregnancy is pizza. I could have pizza everyday, for every meal, and be completely satisfied. We could see Sizzle Pie from our hotel room and we could not wait to check it out. Sizzle Pie filled my high school soul with heavy metal music and food puns for pizza names. I ordered the “Cops and Robbers” vegan slice and the “Rabbit” salad with vegan ranch while Joel ordered the “Mad Men” meat slice, the “Bandit” veggie slice, and the “Caligula” salad with vegan caesar dressing. The crust was thin, just how I like it, and the salad was fresh. Highly recommend Sizzle Pie if you’re a pizza lover! After pizza we went to Clyde Common (adjacent to the Ace Hotel) and enjoyed the rest of the evening with my sweet husband. He got a fancy whiskey drink while I filled up on sparkling water. Kind of wished we were still hungry because their food looked incredible!

Day 3:

Our last day was bittersweet. We had another full day planned but not before taking photos in the photo booth at the Ace Hotel. I’m a sucker for photo booths and this is such a nice memory to have! We grabbed some coffee and a piece of banana bread with cream cheese from the Stumptown connected to our hotel before we were off to breakfast!

We took an Uber over to the Tin Shed to enjoy a hearty breakfast. I ordered a few sides: a toasted english muffin, two over hard eggs, and chicken sausage and Joel ordered “The Stay”- potato cakes with sweet potato hash, collard greens, scrambled eggs, and a rosemary mushroom gravy. The Tin Shed is very dog friendly, they even have options for dogs on the menu! We had plenty of time to spare after breakfast so we walked about 45 minutes to Coco Donuts to enjoy a Carrot Cake Donut with a donut crumb topping and Joel ordered a Raspberry tea to sip on.

After charging our phones we walked around Mississippi Ave. up to Mississippi Records then all the way to Swift and Union for Joel to enjoy a cocktail. Their food looked amazing but we had our hearts set on Cultured Caveman for an early dinner. The atmosphere was casual but the food was 5 star. Cultured Caveman is Portland’s first paleo-friendly restaurant and I’d go paleo if I could eat here everyday. I ordered the lamb Shepard’s Pie with a cabbage jicama coleslaw and Joel ordered the pork carnitas on coconut flour tortillas with a side of bone broth soup. We ended up splitting both meals because we were each bragging about how amazing our meals were. Really wished we had time to go back again because the coconut chicken tenders were calling my name. We made one last stop for a breath of nature at a park nearby before heading to the airport. Portland really surprised me with how many flowers were throughout the city! My heart had never been so happy being surrounded by nature and city life.

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Portland was good to us and we will definitely be back, but next time with Baby Plotnik in our arms instead of my belly. #WhatRobinEatsForTwo #BabyPlotnikInPortland

 


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Gluten Free Bread Pudding Cups

Gluten Free Bread pudding: making this gloomy day in LA cozy. 😌🌥🍞

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There’s no greater smell than fresh gf bread pudding straight outta the oven. Made with gf bread, vanilla Ripple Foods half & half, nutmeg, and so much more. Baked with sliced pear on top and eaten with a dollop of coconut yogurt. Another pregnancy craving satisfied with good for you ingredients all while tasting incredible. 🤰🏻🍨

Ingredients:
  • 8 slices Canyon Gluten bread, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 cup Ripple Foods Vanilla Half & Half
  • 1 egg and 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 pear sliced into 1/4′ thick pieces
  • 5 tsp. honey

Directions:

  1. Spray five large muffin spots with cooking spray (or ten regular size muffin spots). Add bread cubes evenly to each spot.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together half & half, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon until well combined.
  3. Pour wet mixture over bread cubes, pressing down on them to ensure that they soak up the liquid Let sit for at least 15-20 minutes, checking regularly to make sure the bread cubes are getting spongy.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F.
  5. While bread cubes are soaking, prepare your pears by adding cooking spray and pear slices to a skillet over medium-low heat and cooking until tender, sprinkle with nutmeg. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Place pear slices over bread cube mixture, distributing evenly and drizzle a teaspoon of honey over each.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until pears are golden brown and egg mixture is set.
  8. Remove from oven and serve. Top with vanilla yogurt, whip cream, or enjoy as-is.
 Your soul will thank you. 😍💓🍞