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My S.S. is traveling for some very important business across the country, and I wanted him to have a piece of home to fuel him throughout the mornings.

The challenge?
1. Make it healthy
2. Use only the ingredients available in my pantry.
3. Finally use up the blueberries that I forgot about.

Blueberry carrot muffins filled these requirements. I used this recipe and made a few changes. Here we go:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt
2 large eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup agave
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
4 medium carrots, grated (about 2 cups)
1 pint blueberries

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom of muffin tins with canola oil.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, ground flax seeds, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, agave and vanilla.
4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix–a few lumps are fine.
5. Fold in the carrots and blueberries until just incorporated.
6. Divide among a 12-cup muffin tin (for some reason I only have a 6-cup tin, which worked beautifully).
7. Bake for 25 minutes, rotating halfway through, until a cake tester or toothpick comes out clean.

So basically, if he has a good trip, it’ll mostly be because of me 😉

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More of an idea than an actual recipe:
baguette (I used whole wheat)
olive oil
kosher salt and pepper
butter
eggs
tomato
avocado
hot sauce

1. Brush sliced baguette with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toast in a 400 degree F oven until lightly browned.
2. Meanwhile, heat butter in a pan over low heat and add the eggs. Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring constantly, until cooked through but still wet.
3. Season tomatoes with salt and pepper and place on top of the baguette.
4. Top tomatoes with scrambled eggs and garnish with avocado slices and hot sauce (optional).

Notes: use sliced tomatoes (not quartered cherry tomatoes), consider different cut of bread. This was ridiculously difficult to eat, but so so delicious.