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Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins | alidaskitchen.com

Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins are a simple cornbread made with pumpkin and hints of cinnamon and vanilla. {dairy free}

Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins | alidaskitchen.com

Football season is upon us…or so I’m told. I am not much of a football fan, but I am a football food fan! Chili, chips, dips, whatever is in the slow cooker and more…it’s all good. I usually make this Three Bean Vegetarian Chili – it is quick to make, hearty and delicious – so much so that even meat-eaters go back for seconds!  So as I was planning the menu, I got to thinking where there is chili, there better be cornbread! Inspired by football season and all things fall, are these Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins….

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Blueberry Vanilla Pancakes | alidaskitchen.com

Blueberry Vanilla Pancakes

An easy recipe for Blueberry Vanilla Pancakes made with whole wheat flour, vanilla soymilk and studded with fresh blueberries throughout.

Blueberry Vanilla Pancakes | alidaskitchen.com

I always have Vanilla Silk® Soymilk on hand for my favorite smoothies or oatmeal…my usual breakfast foods.  The vanilla flavor from soymilk makes them taste extra special, and I love that the Silk Soymilk is a good source of protein, low in saturated fat and has no cholesterol.  Because Vanilla Silk Soymilk has been such a delicious swap in my other favorite breakfast foods, I decided to treat my family by using it in place of the usual dairy milk in a new pancake recipes – Blueberry Vanilla Pancakes!…

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Vanilla Mixed Berry Smoothie | alidaskitchen.com

Vanilla Mixed Berry Smoothie

Vanilla Mixed Berry Smoothie is an easy recipe for a delicious smoothie that tastes like a berries and cream dessert.  This is one of my favorite smoothies! {vegan, gluten free}

Vanilla Mixed Berry Smoothie | alidaskitchen.com

With school in full swing, to say that mornings are hectic is an understatement.  I wake up before the crack of dawn to get in a quick workout before the kids are awake.  Then I get home, hop in the shower, get the kids fed, dressed and we’re out the door.  Sitting down for a leisurely breakfast is definitely not in my future for the next…15+ years?  Healthy, easy breakfast recipes are key, like this Vanilla Mixed Berry Smoothie!

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Almond Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #vegan #breakfast #cookies #mybloom #spon

Almond Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Almond Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are a healthy breakfast treat made with simple, wholesome ingredients such as bananas, almond butter, and oatmeal. {vegan}

We are always looking for quick and easy breakfasts – something healthy that can be eaten on-the-go. And when that means eating (healthy) cookies for breakfast, even better! When I stumbled upon these vegan breakfast cookies, I could not get to the kitchen fast enough to whip up a batch. Almond Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are really easy to make, using ingredients commonly found in the pantry. They taste even better the second day (or third, if they last that long). Since they are so moist and chewy, I stored them in the refrigerator. They were really tasty chilled as well! From the bananas to the oatmeal to the almond butter, Almond Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are like a healthy bowl of oatmeal in cookie form….

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Silk’s Tastemaker Challenge


I have been selected by Silk and DailyBuzz Food to be an ambassador for Silk Soymilk.  While I have been compensated for my time, all opinions are completely my own.  

When I told my kids that the new taste of Silk Soymilk left me speechless, their reaction was, well…you can see for yourself.

 

Indeed.  While I did not capture photographic evidence of Mike’s reaction, it’s safe to assume the refrigerator is going to be well stocked with Silk.  Ha!  I didn’t remain speechless for long though.  Let me tell you how Silk Soymilk transformed two of my everyday staples into something so extraordinary that it almost left me speechless!

I began my Silk Tastemaker Challenge with the most important meal of the day: breakfast!  I enjoy the same old breakfast day after day: oatmeal, unsweetened cocoa, and flaxseed, all cooked in water and topped with a sliced banana.  It’s basic, it’s simple and it’s tasty!  I decided that replacing the water with Silk Soymilk would be a good way to test the new taste of Silk.  And now enter the speechless moment.  My (slightly) boring old breakfast became something different; something better! 

For my next Silk Tastemaker Challenge, I decided to use Silk Soymilk in my favorite mixed berry smoothie.  I replaced the usual juice with Silk Soymilk.  The result?  Let’s just say this post-workout smoothie did not last long.  In fact, the only thing slowing me down was the ice cream headache.  You know, when you consume something icy cold so fast that your head literally hurts?  I think some people call it a brain freeze.  Anyway, I  have not had an ice cream headache since I was a child!  I told Mike ‘This is the best smoothie I’ve ever had in my life.  You have to try it!’  Mike took a sip and his eyes lit up.  I could tell he wanted more, but he politely declined since he knew how starving I was after a long run.  However, the next day, when I got back from my run, I found two glasses innocently placed next to the blender.  I guess I’m not the only one who was left speechless by the new taste of Silk Soymilk!

  Be sure to visit Facebook.com/SilkUS for a chance to create your own taste description and to be a part of Silk’s Tastemaker Challenge!


This post is brought to you by Silk. Take the Tastemaker Challenge on facebook.com/silkUS.