Breakfast

Coffee Nut Milk
Coffee Nut Milk

  My mum always replied with "The person who cooks can't really eat much!" when we admonished her for not digging in with gusto,   a delicious meal she had toiled over. As a child, I never understood that. Even less when I was in my teens and my...

Homemade Mocha Puffs And Breakfast In Bed For ELLE Australia
Homemade Mocha Puffs And Breakfast In Bed For ELLE Australia

  I remember doing impromptu one pan fry-ups in our pjs and sipping mugs of steaming coffee nestled in between still warm sheets on days when the sun had forgotten to rise and the chill in the air was just right (Quite hard to re-imagine that in the awful hot...

Cereal Milk
Cereal Milk

  For generations bleary eyed people have stared at the bottom of their cereal bowl, eyes still glazed with sleep as they shove bits of cereal and milk in their mouths as if on automaton. Then along comes a genius who has a spark of imagination as her eyes peruse...

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...

Strawberry Coconut Muffins With Chia Seeds
Strawberry Coconut Muffins With Chia Seeds

On discovering coconut sugar for the first time at the supermarket, I sent out this instagram asking people what they did with coconut sugar. Some very delectable suggestions later, I realized that baking with it was the way to go. It has been a while since I...

Coconut Oat Milk
Coconut Oat Milk

Necessity is the mother of invention. I used to hear that phrase a lot as a child. It started dissipating as I grew up. I wonder why. Maybe it was because times changed and the convenience and affordability of modern life ensured that we didn't have to work very hard...

Beetroot Leaf And Yoghurt Flatbread (Gozleme)
Beetroot Leaf And Yoghurt Flatbread (Gozleme)

For the longest time I thought I was allergic to beetroot. It was suggested to me as a child. Can't remember when or by whom. So I stayed away (dear old responsible me!). When I was a little older, I had beetroot quite by accident, on a long distance train of all...

Cashew Nut Smoothie With Blueberries And Mango
Cashew Nut Smoothie With Blueberries And Mango

Sometimes mangoes go the way bananas do, in profoundly ripe land. Although there is no tradition of mango bread (something that needs to be addressed!), there are ways to salvage an over ripe mango besides feeding it to your chickens (which drives them a little...

Green Tea And Oat Smoothie
Green Tea And Oat Smoothie

  For the past few days I have been having this beautiful green tea and oat smoothie for breakfast. I have a Vitamix blender visiting me for a couple of weeks and I have been enjoying his (yes, all my kitchen helpers are big strapping males. I don't have a fetish...

Beetroot And Cacao Nib Smoothie And The Weekend In Pictures
Beetroot And Cacao Nib Smoothie And The Weekend In Pictures

  How was your weekend? I spent an afternoon with the boys at the park, sitting under a tree thinking and watching them play. We had just come back from the vintage book fair with nearly 50 books and I read one sitting on that park bench for nearly an hour. It...