Posts in the category: Breakfast

Spiced Maple Stout Quick Bread

Spiced Maple Stout Quick Bread Recipe // @nicoledula

I’m pretty sure all you need to know is that I sent one of these loaves to work with Marc and it was gone in a flash. Marc deserves a chunk of the credit, though, because he shared his “technique” for putting out my baked goods at work and getting people to partake. First of all, he tells me Mondays and Friday are good days to share because the company doesn’t offer any snacks on those days. He also sets out plates and napkins and attaches a sticky note to tell everyone what the treat is. This time he even… Continue reading

Almond Poppy Seed Bread with Blood Orange Glaze

Almond Poppy Seed Bread with Blood Orange Glaze Recipe // @nicoledula

The sun is shining bright and reflecting off the snow. The temps are in the single digits. This morning I picked up paczki for Fat Tuesday and I made eye contact with an older gentleman getting out of his car dressed in striped knee socks and sporting serious bed-head that happily greeted me with a “Happy Paczki Day!” I had a lime curd cream-filled one with raspberry glaze that will be on my mind until next year. I can’t complain about today. If you’re having a lime curd cream-filled day like me or not, this almond poppy seed bread will make… Continue reading

Vegan Peanut Butter + Cacao Nib Granola Bars

Vegan Peanut Butter + Cacao Nib Granola Bars Recipe // @nicoledula

The Sunday after Christmas, we drove from my mom and dad’s in west Michigan back home to celebrate with Marc’s family. We left pretty early and stopped at our favorite coffee shop Lemonjello’s. We ordered lattes and some freshly made energy bars. We loved the chewy texture and the hearty ingredients that tasted great and kept us full until lunch. After that first bite, I wanted to try making my own. I loaded these vegan, no-bake bars with all of our favorite things. There’s peanut butter, sliced almonds, cacao nibs, hemp seeds and coconut. They’re quick and easy to make, too. You’ll… Continue reading

Raspberry White Chocolate Scones

Raspberry White Chocolate Scones Recipe // @nicoledula

When the farmers market is open, often I’ll treat us to a raspberry white chocolate scone on Saturday mornings. They’re sweet, but not too sweet and perfect for a quick breakfast before washing the veggies that came from the market. I’ve always wanted to make my own version and I’ve finally done it. These are actually not very similar to the scones I get at the farmers market, which are more like a drop scone with trails of raspberry making the dough a touch blue. I saw this technique of rolling the scones over at The Vanilla Bean Blog, a method America’s… Continue reading

Christmas Stollen 2014

German Christmas Stollen 2014 // @nicoledula

This recipe is one of the best parts about Christmas. It takes a bit of planning and a whole day of baking, but it’s the coziest food memory I have. My Oma used to bring foil-wrapped loaves of this traditional Christmas bread every year. This is the 6th year I’m making it and the 3rd year making it with my friend, Nancy. That’s why we call it the “Stollen Workshop” now. We split up the ingredients and we both get our mixers going. Every year I think I have the recipe and technique perfected, but each year I write a… Continue reading

Pumpkin Butter Crumb Cake

After making a slow cooker full of delicious pumpkin butter, I dipped apple slices in it, I gave some away and I still had about a cup left. My sister-in-law was visiting and I wanted to have something sweet around. I thought of my favorite crumb cake recipe and substituted pumpkin butter for the jam I normally use. It turned out so good! I also bought 3 tubs of Jeni’s ice cream and then we chose our favorite scoop flavor for on top of this pumpkin butter crumb cake. I need to recreate that food moment. I’ve been making this cake for… Continue reading

Apple + Blueberry + Beet Smoothie

Apple + Blueberry + Beet Smoothie Recipe // @nicoledula

A childhood friend of mine recently moved to metro Detroit and we made a lunch date to celebrate. We had the best chat, the kind you can only have with someone you’ve known since you were 6 years old. She showed me around her new house, talked about her kids, husband and remodeling plans. It’s sometimes funny to think of us as adults. Even though we have mortgages, jobs and husbands. During lunch I remember when we got glamour shots, the time I let her sister cut my hair and swimming in her pool. It made my heart happy to spend time… Continue reading

4 Ingredient Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding Recipe // www.dulanotes @nicoledula #vegan

I always have chia seeds around for morning smoothies, but I was hesitant to try chia pudding. Despite the intrigue of a nutritious pudding that is fast to make and requires no heat. You see, I’ve never been a fan of tapioca pudding and I just assumed it was the same deal. I wanted to like this pudding, though! So what do you do when you need food to be more appealing? My motto is quickly becoming: Make it pink! This chia pudding is now one of my favorite snacks or breakfasts-on-the-go. It’s especially nice with creamy coconut milk and a… Continue reading

Pumpkin Tahini Bread

Pumpkin Tahini Bread Recipe // @nicoledula

I can’t stop thinking about The Roosevelts. Have you been watching the Ken Burns’ documentary on PBS? It is completely fascinating and I’m realizing how little I knew about Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor. It’s a long, 7 part series, but wow. Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt was a sickly child and not expected to live into adulthood? Did you know that Franklin was awkward and unpopular in school? Did you know that Eleanor was Theodore’s niece and Franklin’s 5th cousin? Did you know that Eleanor suffered from debilitating fear and self-doubt, but blossomed at an all-girl’s school, only to be… Continue reading

Blueberry Nectarine Galette

Blueberry Nectarine Galette Recipe // @nicoledula

I’ve decided that galettes are my favorite food. They’re pretty no-fuss to make, adaptable to the seasons and always the most beautiful things to ever come out of my oven. How could they not be? The fruit bubbles up and glistens as it cools. The free-form crust of the galette ensures there’s no two alike, but each one is rustic and charming. I love that. They don’t last long in our home and they are the sole reason I keep a spare pie crust in my freezer. You know, for galette emergencies. I found some beautiful nectarines at the farmers… Continue reading