Mother’s Day is fast approaching…

Well, you have six days to think about what you’re going to do for your special Momma.

And boy o’ boy do I have a plan for you.

Ya see, back in November I met one of my dearest friends, Carrie who writes the most amazing Deliciously Organic blog and we bonded- then we reconnected again in March here in NYC and even though we live on opposite coasts- live totally different lives and come from completely different parts of the country- we’re like, well- sisters.

At least, that’s how I think of her.  Like a big sister.

‘Cause I don’t have one and she’s just pretty darn fabulous.  We’ve both been through quite a bit in terms of our health and have similar stories of how we both searched for many years to find an answer to our unexplained medical problems- I think the two of us combined exhausted every doctor from California to New York.  And now, through the journey of Eastern medicine- we’ve regained our health and our passion for darn good food.

So, since she’s a mother to two beautiful children we thought it would be fun to get together (virtually) to share with you our Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed.

We’ve paired a sweet recipe and a savory one- like Carrie’s sweet breakfast waffles and my savory morning “pillows”- laid out a shopping list for you below and a play-by-play on Carrie’s blog for your special morning with tips on how to whip cream, cut an avocado and pour waffle batter into a waffle iron- so you can serve the perfect Mother’s Day breakfast in bed to your mother.

So, grab Dad and rally the kids because this is going to be a Mother’s Day to remember.

I for one am going to be celebrating the day with my amazing mother, Joann here in Manhattan- we have a picnic in Central Park every year and I am so excited to see her and spend the day with my family- just the four of us perched on a rock in the middle of Central Park enjoying some fresh grub from Whole Foods Market.

I wish I could serve my momma this breakfast in bed- but since her bed is quite far away…

These pillows are so cute- they’re like miniature cookies but instead they’re morning ‘pillows’ because who eats cookies for dessert? Not me.

And not my mom.  But, pillows – yes – I’ll take a few bites of these fluffy “pillows” with breakfast.

I think I’ll whip up these waffles and “pillows”- wrap ’em in a pretty bag with a pink ribbon and serve them at our picnic.

Let’s just hope it doesn’t rain.

Because soggy waffles and cookies just wouldn’t look so nice.


Savory Flax Morning “Pillows”

Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Makes 12 cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1 cup all purpose gluten-free flour mix
  • ¾ cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, very finely ground
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup organic salsa, for serving
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together margarine and sugar.  Beat in egg.
  3. Mix together dry ingredients in a separate medium sized bowl.  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients; mix well to combine.
  4. Drop heaping tablespoon-sized balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven; set aside to cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack.
  6. Serve with a spread of salsa and mashed avocado. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.
  7. Enjoy.

Mother’s Day Shopping List

  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 cup Plain Whole Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Salted Butter, softened
  • 5 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Gluten-Free Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Gluten-Free Oats
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream, whipped
  • 1/2 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 pint Fresh Strawberries, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. Ground Flax seeds
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts, finely ground
  • 1 cup Organic Salsa
  • 9 large Organic Eggs
  • 1 ripe Avocado

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    1. You’re fabulous. I wish we lived closer; I miss you so much. xoox Hope you are having a fabulous week, darling. Sending hugs to Cali!!!