April 29, 2011

# Breakfast # Gluten Free

Breakfast for Royalty

I hope everyone has been able to catch a little bit of the royal wedding. I did not see it in live time but I have been watching highlights all day. I must say that it was the absolute perfect wedding! Kate and Will looked so elegant and happy. I love Kate's perma-smile! She is a gorgeous bride.

It’s great to see everyone so preoccupied with joy and love. The excitement makes me dream of my own fairy-tale wedding. It also makes me want to travel to London and get my own fascinator!

I present to you a breakfast fit for Royalty. I'm not kidding when I say that I would love serving this to Dutchess Katherine!

It is a combination of quinoa, toasted coconut, and mango. I love quinoa. I think this crunchy little seed makes a perfect breakfast but that's not in your taste it also makes a lovely lunch.

Quinoa with Coconut, Mango, and Strawberries
Adapted from here
Serves 2

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup water
Pinch salt

3 tbsp shredded coconut
2 tbsp coarsely chopped almonds

2 tbsp applesauce
1/4 cup chopped strawberries (about 2)
1/2-3/4 cup chopped mango (about 1/2 mango)

Maple syrup (optional)

Combine quinoa, water, and salt. Bring water to a boil and then cook for 15 minutes, until all the water is absorbed. Remove quinoa from heat and let cool slightly.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix together coconut, almonds, and cinnamon on a baking pan. Toast coconut for about three minutes until browned and fragnant, the almonds should also be lightly roasted.
Divide quinoa into two bowls. Stir one tablespoon of apple sauce into each. Top each equally with strawberries and mangos.
If desired add some maple syrup and/or soymilk on top.

What was your favorite royal wedding moment?
Mine was when one of the clergy members did cartwheels down the Church aisle after the couple had left

Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. I still haven't baked with quinoa yet. Looks awesome though!

  2. Oh my gosh, did someone seriously do a cartwheel?! Haha, that is awesome!

  3. Ahhh, this looks delicious! Strawberries and mango, to remind me that...summer isn't too far away. Right?! Looking out my window I wouldn't know that, but I've just gotta hope sunshine and warmth isn't too far off ;)
    Enjoy your Saturday!

  4. OOh what a fun way to cook Quinoa! My favourtie wedding moment was for sure all the crazy crazy hat

  5. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and I'm so glad I did. I love it! Your recipes are looking amazing! :-) I can't wait to try some of them out!

  6. Quinoa for breakfast - what a great idea. I'm pretty sure I'd feel like a duchess if this was served up to me. Yum!

  7. I'm a huge fan of quinoa for breakfast! I love to make it with a bit of maple syrup, toasted pecans, and some blueberries/strawberries. Love your kinda tropical version too!

    Also, huge fan of the Royal Wedding! Loved the festivities!

  8. Hi,

    While searching for gluten free, dairy free recipes, I came across your blog. I really like it :) This recipe looks GREAT!!

    I am putting together a book/ebook of recipes to assist my PCOS patients in eating well. I was hoping I could have permission to use some of your recipes. I would, of course, reference your details and your website. This may be a good link for your site.

    I thankyou for your consideration.

    Dr Rebecca Harwin.


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