All posts tagged: breakfast

Seafoam Green Smoothie

Happy Sunday! Today’s post is pretty short, mostly because I need you all to go make this Seafoam Green Smoothie as soon as possible! This is NOT your typical green smoothie, it’s packed with a ton of unique ingredients that will help boost your energy all week. In addition to the green spirulina (hence the “Seafoam”), this smoothie has a little Caribbean twist because it uses frozen plantains and fresh coconut! This week has been pretty hectic. Work has been picking up and I also traveled to attend a friend’s wedding. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and gave me a chance to reconnect with friends that I have not seen in a while. But now that I am back, I have so much work to catch up on! Since I was traveling, I was not able to meal prep this week, meaning all my meals will be based on what I have in my pantry and freezer. That also means that for breakfast this week, I will be eating a TON of smoothies like the …

Banana Citrus Pancakes | Sweet & Sorrel

Spiced Banana Citrus Pancakes

Happy Sunday! What better way to start your Sunday than with these Spiced Banana Citrus Pancakes?! This pancake recipe screams “Fall is here!” and they are a delicious way to welcome in the cooler temperatures. If anyone asked me to name my favorite breakfast food, I would have a hard time deciding between pancakes or waffles. Both are just so fluffy and delicious (yes, I said fluffy!), that it’s hard to decide! But I promised a friend that I would feature a banana pancake recipe on the blog, so today, pancakes win out (but don’t worry waffle-lovers, I’ll make a waffle recipe soon!). Technically, I learned about pancakes long before I ever knew what a waffle was. That’s because my first introduction to “pancakes” were the banana fritters I used to make with my mom as a child in Jamaica. Our “pancakes” were a simple mix of mashed bananas and flour that we would form into long oval fritters and pan fry. Banana fritters are not as dense as pancakes (and we don’t add maple …

Carrot Yogurt Popsicles | Sweet & Sorrel

Carrot Coconut Yogurt Popsicles

Hey all! This is the last weekend of August, and that means summer is coming to an end…or it’s supposed to! But the weather here in D.C. is HOT. I mean the kind of hot that makes me not want to turn my stove or oven on at all! Which means it’s the perfect time for Carrot Yogurt Popsicles! These simple Popsicles are the perfect way to beat the heat– they are easy to make, delicious, and healthy! They are an awesome option for breakfast or a quick snack. I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that my mom and I love to make fresh juices, especially fresh carrot juice. It is a labor intensive process but SOOO worth it. Fresh carrot juice tastes so good! My mom would convince me to help her make the juice by telling me that it would help my eyesight, which was destroyed after years of reading books. Nerdy, I know! I bought my mom’s story and was her willing assistant. Drinking all that carrot juice didn’t have …

Grapefruit Coconut Bars | Sweet & Sorrel

Grapefruit Coconut Bars

Hello everyone! This is a very special day! Why? Today is the first time that I am featuring a dessert on the blog! Seriously guys, this is big news. I’m in full on happy dance mode over these Grapefruit Coconut Bars! These no-bake bars are a yummy mix of all things tropical and are (gasp!) kind of healthy for you! Plus, they are very easy to make! I know the past two recipes on the blog have featured some ingredients that I dislike (ahem, coffee), but let me be clear — I LOVE dessert! Chocolate has never done wrong in my mind and cheesecake is a gift from the heavens. But desserts often get a bad reputation for being overly sweet and full of calories. I don’t know about you, but my idea of a great desert is something that satisfies my sweet tooth without making me feel guilty after I eat it. This usually means that I am drawn to desserts that are made from fresh fruits and real ingredients. Not only are these kinds …

Ackee & Saltfish with Plantain Gnocchi | Sweet & Sorrel

“Ackee” & Saltfish with Plantain Gnocchi

Hey everyone! Cheers to another Sunday in August. August is one of my favorite months of the year: the weather is (usually) sunny, there’s always something fun to do outside, and best of all, August is the month many Caribbean countries (including Jamaica) celebrate their emancipation and independence days. So in honor of Jamaica’s birthday, this week’s recipe is a spin on Jamaica’s national dish! Keep reading to find out how to make this amazing “Ackee” & Saltfish with Plantain Gnocchi! Ackee is a fruit that originated in West Africa. When the fruit ripens, the ackee pod opens up to reveal a soft yellow meat that Jamaicans cook and pair with steamed saltfish (salted cod). As a child, I used to love separating the ackee from its large black seed and eating the cooked ackee fruit. But as I got older, something changed. Which leads me to a confession – I actually really dislike ackee! Including last week’s Coffee Crusted Tofu Salad, this is the second week in a row that I’ve made a dish …

Sweet Potato Tempeh Sandwich | Sweet and Sorrel

Sweet Potato Tempeh Sandwich with Basil Pesto

Hey there, Welcome to another Sunday post on the blog! Today, I’m sharing an incredible vegetarian (or vegan, if you nix the cheese) Sweet Potato Tempeh Sandwich with Basil Pesto! This sandwich tastes so good, you’ll forget that there’s no meat in it. Seriously, this sandwich is an instant classic. I will probably make this on a weekly basis for the rest of the summer because it is soo good! Sandwiches can be sort of a hit or miss for me. Especially vegetarian/vegan sandwiches. Whenever I go out and see vegetarian sandwiches on a menu, it’s normally bell peppers and cheese between two hunks of bread. Umm, that’s not a sandwich! I need more! That’s why I decided to play around with some ingredients. And I came up with this mega-sandwich. The stars of this dish are the oven roasted sweet potatoes, the skillet tempeh, and the homemade basil-almond pesto. Let me give you the inside scoop on all three! First, the roasted sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes have been part of my life since I …

Breakfast Crostini 3 Ways | Sweet & Sorrel

Breakfast Crostini 3 Ways

Hi all, welcome to July! You might be thinking, Danielle, back-to-back posts?!! What’s going on here? My personal goal is to post a new recipe every week. But since this is a holiday week (the 4th of July is Wednesday and I’ve decided to treat the entire week as a holiday!), I wanted to do something a little special. Hence, these breakfast crostinis! Breakfast for me is usually something on the go. Which is so sad because I really love sitting down and making my meals an event. But I love sleep way more. I’ve found that portable toasts/crostinis solve this dilemma for me, because they are super easy to make and very satisfying. And the star ingredient is bread. Which is obviously one of the greatest things ever invented (apologies to all my gluten intolerant friends, you really are missing out!). Since I also normally work out before eating breakfast, I tend to look for a breakfast option that has a good amount of protein and carbs to help with my recovery. These crostinis …