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Kid-Friendly Breakfast Burrito Egg Muffins
Kid-Friendly Breakfast Burrito Egg Muffins

When it comes to cooking breakfast for her 5-year-old daughter, Victoria’s Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio follows a simple philosophy: “I try to give her a little of whatever I eat. If I eat eggs, she eats eggs.”


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Ecuadorian Breakfast Colada
Ecuadorian Breakfast Colada

When I lived in Cuenca, Ecuador, a growing city in the Ecuadorian highlands, my host mother made a special trip to a bakery every few days to buy me bread for the “American style” breakfast the Spanish school told her to serve me.


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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

There is something about the fall season, when the flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, and pumpkin are present in every dish, from our coffee to our lunch to our dessert.


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Cactus Paddle Frittata
Cactus Paddle Frittata

In Southern California, we are lucky to have such easy access to a wide variety of dishes featuring nopales or cactus paddles.


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Morning Green Juice
Morning Green Juice

Oh, those days. Those days when you feel heavy, your once perfectly-sized clothes barely stretching across your body, the scale blatantly reminding you of the extra weight you're carrying. Those days are the days when you realize you absolutely need to get back on the diet.


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Shrimp, Chorizo, and Yuca Hash
Shrimp, Chorizo, and Yuca Hash

Breakfast in Colombia is a big deal, and I mean that both figuratively and literally! When I was growing up, my mom would cook a large, hot breakfast for the entire family almost every day of the week.


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Mote Pillo (Ecuadorian Hominy and Egg Scramble)
Mote Pillo (Ecuadorian Hominy and Egg Scramble)

Growing up in Ecuador, I always looked forward to our end of school year trips. Sometimes we took these trips with our entire class, while others times, my family took a few days off to travel to La Sierra, the Andes region of Ecuador.


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Nopalitos con Huevo Main
Nopalitos con Huevo

There was a folk singer on tour that came to our rural community about 30 years ago. My parents bought tickets to see her, as the singer was a big star on the national scene, having sung at Woodstock.


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Chilaquiles
Breakfast Chilaquiles

My husband and I spent years driving across Mexico, visiting relatives, touring archeological sites, and basically bumbling though jungles and desert highways, taking in the scenery. We never had an itinerary, or a hotel reservation, yet we had terrific adventures.


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Natural Yogurt Smoothies

Yogurt is available in every supermarket, in every imaginable texture, flavor, color, and caloric content. However, identifying what is truly a “natural” yogurt can be a bit of a challenge since so many yogurt products have lots of added sugars, dyes and thickeners, such as gelatin.


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