Category: Breakfasts

vegetarian spaghetti carbonara

vegetarian spaghetti carbonara

This post was created in partnership with Barilla. All opinions are our own.

Break out the Prosecco and pasta! This Saturday, April 6, is the third annual World #CarbonaraDay. We have a feeling that this year’s celebration will be the best one yet because we created a delicious vegetarian version to bring to the party that everyone can enjoy. There may not be any meat in our recipe, but we have some tasty tricks up our sleeves that make this dish just as satisfying—even without the traditional pork. Pick out your favorite bottle of wine—or perhaps it’s a cocktail that belongs in your hand this weekend—and surprise your friends and family with this classic Italian pasta dish. Arrange some colorful flowers on the table, choose something sweet for dessert, and prepare your taste buds for a Roman holiday. 

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cookbook preview: orange-pecan overnight french toast

orange-pecan overnight french toast

We’re packing our bags and hitting the road! Our new cookbook comes out in less than a month, and we are beyond excited for our upcoming tour. We have always loved traveling—and eating—together, and many of the recipes in the book are inspired by our adventures, like the creamy Ecuadorean soup, Locro de Papa, that we fell in love with while exploring The Galapagos in 2015, and Churros con Chocolate, a traditional Spanish dessert that we get every time we visit Ryan’s relatives in Bilbao. On this trip, we’ll be kicking off the tour here in Los Angeles on March 9 at Barnes & Noble at The Grove at 2pm. We will be baking treats and signing books, so bring the entire family! After our event in town, we’re heading north and hosting book signings in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, and Napa—see below for all the details and check back as we’ll be adding more dates soon. Okay, now let’s talk about this french toast!

Tour Dates

March 6, 2019
California Live (NBC live morning news show)
Los Angeles / San Diego / San Francisco
station website

March 9, 2019
Barnes & Noble at The Grove
Los Angeles, CA
2pm
facebook event page
store website

March 15, 2019
AM Northwest (live morning news show)
Portland, OR
9am
station website

March 17, 2019
Powell’s Books
Portland, OR
2pm
facebook event page
store website

March 18, 2019
New Day NW (NBC live morning news show)
Seattle, WA
11am
station website

March 19, 2019
Third Place Books Seward Park
Seattle, WA
7pm
facebook event page
store website

March 22, 2019
Napa Bookmine
Napa, CA
5pm
facebook event page
store website

March 23, 2019
Omnivore Books
San Francisco, CA
3pm
store website

March 30 & 31, 2019
Eagle Rock Community Garden Plant Sale
Eagle Rock, CA
10am-2pm
garden website

April 3, 2019
Melissa’s Produce
Los Angeles, CA
Live Cooking Demo
11am
Melissa’s website

April 11, 2019
Feedfeed Live Cooking Demo
New York, NY
feedfeed website

April 13, 2019
MacKenzie-Childs Store, SoHo
New York, NY
12pm
store website

May 19, 2019
West Elm Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
12pm
store website

May 25, 2019
Pacific Food & Beverage Museum
San Pedro, CA
Live Cooking Demo
2pm
museum website

June 1, 2019
Folded Hills Winery Tasting Room
Montecito, CA
Book Signing
4pm
website

June 15, 2019
Williams Sonoma
Beverly Hills, CA
1pm
store website

June 26, 2019
Afternoon Live (KATU live news show)
Portland, OR
2pm
station website

June 27, 2019
Book Larder
Seattle, WA
Live Cooking Demo
6:30pm
store website

July 27, 2019
OC Fair
Costa Mesa, CA
Live Cooking Demo
Main Stage – Culinary Arts OC Promenade Building
4:00pm
fair website

these simple ingredients are all you need—let's get cooking!
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raspberry breakfast parfaits

raspberry breakfast parfaits

Spring is here—the perfect time to pick up some freshly-grown raspberries. We wanted to create a light and healthy breakfast using this deliciously tart fruit, and came up with a recipe that will surely put the spring in your Spring. Made with smooth greek yogurt blended with raspberries, vanilla, and lightly sweetened with powdered sugar, these pretty parfaits may look like dessert, but they are filled with protein and vitamins, making it a tasty way to start your morning. Layered with a toasted pecan and graham cracker crumble, swirled with a striking red raspberry puree, then topped with fresh berries, your family may just shed tears of joy when you waltz into the dining room this weekend with these gorgeous cups in hand. Tune into our weekly Instagram show today at 12pm PST as we prepare these pretty pink parfaits live from our cozy house on the hill in Eagle Rock, California—and if you aren’t able to catch the show today, subscribe to our YouTube so you never miss an episode. See you soon!

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lucia’s vegan lemon waffles

lucia's vegan lemon waffles

Is there a word for a meat-eating vegan? This describes our nine-year-old niece Lucia, who can eat anything except for eggs and dairy. Last week she took her first solo flight from Portland, Oregon to visit her favorite uncles, and we packed in four days of fun activities from the moment she stepped off the plane. Cooking pancake breakfasts together, riding every rollercoaster at Disneyland, hand-feeding tropical birds at the Long Beach aquarium, and watching the sunset (with cotton candy) from the Santa Monica Pier—we let her choose the itinerary, and had an unforgettable time. But the best part was having Lucia join us on Instagram Live last Friday for our most adorable episode yet! In case you missed it, the full show is now on our YouTube page and we have lots more coming soon, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any upcoming videos.

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peach melba pancakes

peach melba pancakes

Pancakes that make you cry: a true story. In the summer of 2001, Ryan’s 10-year-old cousin from Bilbao, Spain was visiting the United States with her family for the first time. She didn’t speak a word of english and was nervous for the trip—especially about the “weird” American food she had heard about—and worried she would starve during this two week vacation in Portland, Oregon. On the very first morning, as Ryan’s mom cooked pancakes for everyone, his cousin sat at the breakfast table white as a ghost. She had never seen or heard of a pancake before, and when a fluffy golden stack was set down before her, she immediately burst into tears. Once the initial shock wore off, she took a few brave bites, but had clearly decided that pancakes—and American food—were not for her. Thankfully, she became a bit more comfortable over the course of her stay and managed to escape starvation, so now she’s in her mid-twenties, happy, healthy… and still avoiding pancakes. Another true story is that the recipe we are sharing today had nearly the exact same effect on us—except they were tears of joy! If you love peach melba, prepare your palate for peach melba pancakes and let the peach party continue…

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