Breakfast

I’m a BIG breakfast fan. As an early riser I seriously enjoy preparing myself a strong cup of tea and a healthy and delicious breaky to fuel my day. My favourite dishes include either eggs or a fruit, yoghurt and nut combo.

Sweet, savoury, healthy or indulgent. Be sure to start the day with your favourite flavours using one of my easy recipes.

Homemade fig, vanilla and lemon jam

Posted on March 8, 2014

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After yesterday’s heavy post, I thought I’d get back on your sweet side with some homemade jam. Did it work?

My very good friends Robyn and Rocco gifted me with about 3kg of figs from their tree last month. Tiny, sweet, gorgeous things. I was ecstatic until I realised I couldn’t actually eat that many figs before they were going to turn.

What was I to do? That’s right, make jam. But I also stuffed them into biscuits, brownies (so good! Use this recipe and just chuck in a cup of chopped fresh figs with the nuts in step 4), plus I ate them on muesli everyday.

And I STILL had about a kilo left over. Jam, was their destiny. (more…)

Christmas pancakes

Posted on December 11, 2013

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Yep, I’m giving everything the Christmas makeover at the moment. I just love helping you prepare for the festivities!

First there was the chilled dairy free eggnog, then a delicious rolled turkey breast with cranberry couscous stuffing and most recently, some delectable christmas cake brownies (yum, yum, double yum!).

Today I present you with… christmas pancakes. Go on, I know you want to! (more…)

Proscuitto wrapped avocado with balsamic & thyme (properly) roasted tomatoes

Posted on December 2, 2013

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I’m a bit of a roasted tomato snob. OK, a lot of a snob.

I believe if tomatoes are advertised as roasted they should be properly collapsing and luscious. If not, then cafes should not bother serving them. There’s nothing worse than reading ‘slow roasted tomatoes’ on a menu and then looking down at your plate to see half a pale orange/red fruit that’s seared on the cut side and completely hard throughout. (more…)

Mediterranean smashed avocado on roasted flat mushroom

Posted on November 25, 2013

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Sometimes I feel like a really light breakfast that is carb-free and packed with veggies. Mind you, it’s usually after I’ve had a massive pizza feast the night before, but still – my mind is in the right healthy headspace.

I’m actually a big believer in getting at least one serve of veggies in at breakfast time, especially on the weekend, as that’s when I’m usually prone to ordering more cheekily than usual (um, hello battered barramundi and chips!).

Do you fall into the weekend naughty eating trap too? No? You’ve probably got more self control then.

Anyway, this recipe combines many of my favourite things – mediterranean flavours, mushrooms and buttery ripe avocado – and also happens to be vegan, paleo, gluten free and dairy free. Winning!¬† (more…)

Herby avo salsa with corncakes & bacon

Posted on November 18, 2013

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Have you been enjoying my Monday posts with breakfast dishes featuring avocado? I’ve been loving coming up with them!

The breakfast pizza is particularly going off on Pinterest and the avo with pesto combo has been a hit too.

Today I present you a scrumptious stack with three ingredients that are the very best of friends; corn, avocado and bacon. A threesome match made in heaven, if you will! (more…)

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