Breakfast

Fuss-free breakfast recipes for the whole family! From make-ahead delicious juices, healthy smoothies and veggie-packed muffins to breads, eggs and vegan recipe ideas, find something delicious for every season.

Want to know my favourite? Try my wildly popular Coffee Banana Bread or the mood-boosting Happy Smoothie (a yummy, creamy, vegan banana chocolate smoothie that everybody loves!). This really good Veggie Muffin is a lifesaver for breakfast on the go.

Have a bit more time? Perhaps a special weekend breakfast for the family? Then try something really unique like the Parsi Egg, Tray Baked French Toast or Crispy Zucchini Fritters! And don't forget to also try my delicious vegan breakfast recipes like Vegan Pesto Mushrooms on Toast and Vegan Spiced Scrambled Eggs.

Breakfast Cranberry Scones
Breakfast Cranberry Scones

  For the past several weekends, we have been having pancakes in all shapes and sizes for breakfast. We've done Dutch, traditional American and even silly animal ones. It was time to break the pancake run this weekend. Browsing through Bill Granger's Holiday...

Dutch Pancakes aka Poffertjes
Dutch Pancakes aka Poffertjes

I had my first taste of the scrumptiously delicious 'Poffertjes' at the St. Ives Heritage Fair in Sydney. There were heaps of fruits and toppings to choose from, we chose fresh strawberries with whipped cream and chocolate sauce and were instantly hooked. The snaking...

Potato Bacon And Egg Grill Sandwich
Potato Bacon And Egg Grill Sandwich

I did a hearty and warm salad for dinner last night. No pasta and no rice, I thought to myself. I whipped up a hot pot of pumpkin and potato soup. Drawing inspiration from a Lyonnaise salad that I make quite often, I decided to make a warm version of it with some...

Dark Chocolate And Mixed Berry Muffins
Dark Chocolate And Mixed Berry Muffins

  The weather is truly glorious here in Sydney and the bite in the air is becoming more prominent everyday as we head deeper into Autumn. I continue my tryst with the Bourke Street Bakery Cookbook. This time around I am gunning for their bestselling dark...

Baked Ricotta And Mars Bar Hotcakes
Baked Ricotta And Mars Bar Hotcakes

  These past two weeks have been a whirlwind for me. Projects, kids, bus trips, socializing, gym, landscaping and the usual daily grind have kept me on my toes and I haven't been posting on the blog nearly as much as I would like to. I have been cooking though...

Wheatgerm Honey And Raisin Muffins
Wheatgerm Honey And Raisin Muffins

    A few years ago when I first visited Australia on a holiday, I found a lovely little cookbook called Coffee & Bites by Susie Theodorou in a basement selling bargain books in Sydney. It was a stylish and simple unusually square paperback and the cover...

Buttermilk Baby Pancakes And Pancakes In Paradise

  We had some amazing pancakes on our recent holiday in Gold Coast, everything from crepes to savory pancakes to chocolate ones. The day after we got back home, we were missing having pancakes so much that I decided to make a fun batch for breakfast. I whipped...

Green Apple Pancake Pudding
Green Apple Pancake Pudding

I was inspired to make this fabulous and fast dessert recipe from one of Bill Granger's breakfast recipes. He cooked an apple pancake in a skillet and suggested dousing it with a generous helping of maple syrup for a rib-sticking breakfast. Why follow the norm and...

Healthy Hummingbird Muffins
Healthy Hummingbird Muffins

  Most of us are no strangers to hummingbird cupcakes or a delectably, moist hummingbird cake. {For those who are, you must try one soon, because it will be the most flavorful cake you would've ever tasted}. The hummingbird muffin was invented to have these...

Tessa Kiros Inspired Oat Cookies

I realized earlier today that my cookie supply needed to be replenished [yes, another of my New Year's resolutions is to bake and devour my own cookies, not store-bought ones]. I went through a couple of cookbooks till a recipe for simple oat cookies from Tessa...

Ham And Pineapple Pizza Muffins

    I was hit by "3-30itis" as they say it in the Campbell soup ads on telly. Severe hunger pangs I tell you! I picked up this little book called "The Muffin Bible" and started flipping pages. I have in the past experimented with a few...

Hot Cranberry Scones
Hot Cranberry Scones

When I was living in Singapore, one of my favourite bakeries to visit was "Four Leaves". They had amazing cakes and a delicious array of baked buns and goodies. I surprise myself when I say this but I think Singapore had better bakeries and a mind boggling...