Pancakes

Since returning to New Zealand we have become a family that roams from one game of sport to another on the weekends. Long gone are the days of a little extra snooze – it’s a marathon in itself just to get out of the door with all the kit in tow. Saturday mornings are junior…

Almond & Banana Porridge

This is a super quick and wholesome breakfast. If you are trying to reduce or avoid dairy use almond milk instead, it gives a lovely nutty flavour. Serves 1 Ingredients: 1/2 cup of organic rolled oats (45g) 1 cup of almond milk (250ml) 1/2 small banana or 1 whole small banana Handful of flaked or…

Poached Eggs on Kumara “Toast”

This is a tasty alternative if you are looking for a reduced carb breakfast or brunch or if you are simply trying to avoid bread. You can make the Kumara toast ahead of time if you are too busy of a morning to be cooking for too long. Serves 2: 4 fresh, organic eggs 1…

Rhubarb with Greek Yoghurt & Granola

Here’s a happy way to start your day, you could make these the night before in small sterilised jam jars, but they look really good in a cocktail glass as part of a leisurely breakfast.  First make a sugar syrup, by putting equal quantities of sugar and water into a saucepan and bring to the…

Sunday morning here we come…French Toast with Cinnamon Sugar 

You’ll need eggs, milk, bread (it’s a great way to use up stale bread) sugar, cinnamon and fruit (optional)…it’s also really good made with brioche, like this version below that I had in a cafe in New Zealand recently. The combination of blubbery compote, poached rhubarb, apple, pistachio nuts, marcapone and maple syrup was gorgeous. …

Soda Bread Scones 

Soda bread scones are quite different from normal scones, they have a lovely crisp outside and a slightly chewy soft inside. They don’t crumble and the flavour is something else.  I can’t claim this recipe – and the lemon curd in the photo is shop bought (Mrs Darlingtons Lemon & Lime Curd – so good!)….

All Day Breakfast 

There are so many variations to the all day breakfast and I find that people are very particular about what constitutes their perfect “fry”.  In our house there are those who will only eat egg white, and others who’ll only eat the yolk – so that works out ok. Then there’s those that will only…

You can’t beat a Fresh Fruit Salad…

Fresh fruit salad is a great thing, it’s quick to make, looks great, tastes delicious, goes a long way towards your “five a day” and is versatile. This morning we had some for breakfast and the remainder will be used this evening with the pavlova for pudding. For that reason I don’t tend to use…

Perfect Poached Eggs

Bacon and eggs, what a perfect pairing. I’m partial to a fried egg, over easy so there’s no risk of gooey egg white messing up proceedings. This morning however it’s poached eggs. There’s nothing tricky about poaching an egg – there’s far too much technique talk in recipes about how to get it right. You…