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.

Something else to dollop Ricardoes relish

Posted on October 18, 2010

A few weeks ago I got given some of the famous Ricardoes Tomato Relish and I’ve been dolloping it on everything!

Here’s a quick lunch I whipped up using a beautiful bunch of cavelo nero I picked up at Marrickville Farmers Market.

Simply follow the same instructions for my mushroom and bacon open face omelette but replace with diced pumpkin and shredded cavelo nero instead. Then top with a big spoonful each of relish and sour cream, yummo!

That’s all for today, but stay tuned because coming up soon will be a pineapple pudding, a sweet curry and a vegan panna cotta!

Chat soon, Christie x

Cafe-style breakfast at home: add relish

Posted on September 22, 2010

Last weekend my lovely mother in law and her lovely sister drove down from the far North Coast to deliver my hubby’s childhood cradle.

Altogether now… awwwww.

My baby girl is going to love it (in November).

On the way, they stopped just outside Port Macquarie and grabbed me some super-ripe tomatoes and tomato relish.

Not just any tomatoes, Ricardoes Tomatoes. From Ricardoes farm where you can pick your own tomatoes and strawberries by the bucket-full.

In possession of such wonderful produce I could only do one thing – cook! (more…)

Blueberry Breakfast Muffins

Posted on August 3, 2010

Warning! These are not fluffy little cakes. They’re dense and filling breakfast-on-the-go.

They contain no oil or butter and are dairy-free with only a 1/3 cup of sugar in the whole batch.

I was trying to make a really healthy muffin that could be grabbed and eaten on the way to work for those time-poor mornings when you really have to wash and blow dry your hair.

The oats and wholemeal flour make them super-filling and they passed the breakfast test too. I took them into the office on Monday morning and left them in the kitchen with a note saying ‘please eat me’ – then I went back 10 minutes later and they were all gone!

If you’re not keen for these healthy delights, then check out some naughtier chocolate and banana muffins I made a while back.

For the rest of you, click the button below to keep reading and get the recipe! (more…)

Caramelized pear porridge

Posted on May 15, 2010

Pear Porridge - Sydney Food Blog

Lazy weekend breakfast

If I’m not going out for breakfast on the weekend then I like to spend a little bit of time and make something extra special.

It doesn’t have to be a large meal or use lots of ingredients, it just has to haveĀ one luxurious touch. In this case, porridge gets jazzed up with caramelized pears, if you are no sure about a porridge for breakfast you should check out these 9 Health Benefits Of Eating Porridge Oats And Oatmeal in the mornings.

Other times I’ll make a compote with seasonal fruit like rhubarb or splurge by using truffle salt on scrambled eggs. They’re only small things but they make a big difference.


Dense and moist banana bread

Posted on April 26, 2010

banana bread loaf

You know the best thing about this recipe? Actually, there’s two things; you don’t need an electric mixer and you only need one bowl.

So there’s no fancy cooking instruments and less washing up. Sounds like heaven to me, how about you?

My husband adores banana bread and banana cake and raw bananas. Yes, he’s a banana fan. I like sliced banana on my porridge because that’s two healthy things together, although the spoonful of brown sugar probably negates them slightly – but (for me) is a necessary evil.

I don’t have much of a sweet-tooth, but I do have a butter-tooth. Therefore, I indulge in my hubby’s craving for banana bread so I can serve it hot with lots of good quality butter; Harmonie Organic Butter being my current favourite. (more…)

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