Breakfast

Frittata Basics

Making a large frittata for the week is a simple way to add protein and veg to your weekday breakfasts.

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Turnip Cake (Lor Bak Gou)

Kung Hei Fat Choi!!! Turnip cake is a well-loved dim sum dish, served steamed or pan-fried throughout the year. Turnip cake is especially popular during Chinese New Year because the word cake ‘糕’ and ‘high’ in Cantonese are both pronounced as ‘gou’, making cakes a symbolic food of prosperity and fortune. So. Eat your cake.

If you’re wondering what turnip cake actually is, it is a savoury steamed cake made of rice flour and shredded turnips, with little pieces of Chinese sausage, mushroom and dried shrimp. It is truly much more delicious than it looks in writing (as are most dim sum items 😉 ) This is my mum’s recipe I’ve posted. It is my favourite.  Continue reading

The Ultimate Loaded Cookie

These chewy cookies are absolutely packed with all sorts of goodies, and though some may call them breakfast cookies, they are really anytime cookies, whether on-the-go or to savour with tea. Why I love them? The base is oats. The glue is crunchy nut butter. The sweetener is a whole banana and apple butter. And the filler are seeds, cacao and dried fruits. No sugar or oil added. Gluten-free. Delicious. Continue reading

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Looking for an excuse to have dessert for breakfast? Here’s a cookie recipe that will make a decadent indulgence guilt-free thanks to some protein powder and natural nut butter forming the bulk of the batter. I threw in some oats for healthy fibre and because I love the chewiness of them in my cookies. But, of course, you can easily reduce this or replace with coconut or almond flour if you want to go the extra low-carb mile. Did I mention it only takes 20 minutes to throw together from start to finish? Yep. These are ready in a snap when you are hungry and in a hurry!!! Continue reading

Peanut Butter & Honey Cereal

I LOVE peanut butter. I put it in my smoothies. I eat it on a spoon. I whip it into dressings…icings… bars… marinades…

And now. Cereal.

Let me clarify. I’ve been spooning peanut butter into my cereal for as long as I can remember.  But I’ve been doing it wrong. The cold milk always cements the peanut butter onto the spoon, and it ends up that I am just eating an extra-strength palate-sticking spoon of peanut butter before I get to the cereal. I’m not complaining, per se, but I have found a better way to do this!

This recipe is an amalgamation of Harvest Crunch, Rice Krispies and peanut butter, with some extra goodies sprinkled in. Very easy. Very tasty. Problem solved!

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Pudla, Savoury Chickpea Pancakes

Indian Pudla are earthy spicy “pancakes” which make for a delicious gluten-free bread alternative that will waken your senses. IMG_1395

Spiced with cilantro, ginger and green chilli, they are light and tender on the inside, hot and crispy on the edges. The base of this pancake is garbanzo bean (chickpea) flour which has 6g of protein, 5g of fibre and 18g of carbohydrates per 1/4 cup. Which means that these satisfying pancakes will curb your hunger with half the carbs of one made with white flour. Plus they are vegan. Plus they are dairy-free. Plus ginger and cilantro are excellent for detox and digestion. Pretty much +’s through the roof.

So why not whip up a stack of these to try, just for health’s sake, and don’t be surprised if you absolutely adore them

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All-in-One Breakfast Bake

Enjoy this hearty morning meal with family for holiday brunch, or solo as a morning-after cure following a big night out. This dish combines your egg, sausage, veg and bread all in one dish, and best of all, it can be prepped a day ahead to pop in the oven with your sleeping mask on in the AM. Make sure to set the timer!
Thank you for your support in the first year of my blog. I wish you health, happiness and prosperity in this new year! 

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