Tag Archives: Breakfast

Cucumber & Cantaloupe Salad

12 Jul

I am so hooked on this right now! I ate it 3 times last week! Twice for breakfast and once for a light dinner…

This recipe makes 1 serving:

-1/4 Cucumber (peeled if it’s got a thick skin): slice into bite size chunks (not thinly sliced)
Cantaloupe: use a Melon Baller or a metal Teaspoon if it has a scoop shape works just as well, and scoop about 5-6 balls (I like to have ratio with slightly more Cucumber to Cantaloupe)
-1/2 Cup Plain Yoghurt (preferably whole, but lowfat or nonfat can be used too)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1 Tablespoon
-A big pinch of Salt (I like using Pink Himalayan)
Optional Garnishes: sliced or slivered Almonds, Sesame Seeds, Chopped Mint, Crumbled Feta

In a medium bowl, place all of the ingredients & gently stir until everything is combined. If you would like to garnish, sprinkle on top.

Enjoy!

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Mixed Berries With Orange Blossom Water

16 Jun

A little goes a long way…just a splash!

This is a super simple and light dessert, or enjoy with yoghurt for breakfast. Garnish with some sliced Almonds or a sprinkle of Granola.

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Perfect Winter Meusli

11 Jan

I love my breakfast this morning and thought I just have to blog about it, right now! I recently discovered Jamie Oliver’s Perfect Winter Meusli. He is one of my favorite Chefs. I think his recipes are very approachable, even for not very experienced cooks. This is a perfect example. This Meusli is full of goodness and is so comforting. Super easy too and kid-friendly!

Check out the video here. Sorry I didn’t include a photo but by the time I thought about writing, my bowl was half gone and no longer photo worthy!

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Egg Salad Garnished With Smoked Salmon

25 Aug

Here’s an idea for breakfast or brunch…

Make some Egg Salad (I usually leave out 1/2 the yolks to lighten it up, and I also like to add a few dashes of dried Dill Weed, finely chopped Celery and Shallot, and just enough Mayonaise to combine so it holds together–if it sits overnight, expect it to get a little more moist and use less Mayo).

Tip: if your Eggs are very fresh, they can be hard to peel so instead of peeling the Eggs, a quicker way is cutting them in half, with peel on, then take a small spoon and scoop out the egg. It works really well!

Cut up a slice of Pumpernickel into quarters and top with the Egg Salad.

Then place some small pieces of Smoked Salmon to garnish. It’s so simple yet elegant and delicious!

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Mushroom & Gruyere Omelette

3 Jul

Omelettes are wonderful for a satisfying meal any time of day! I enjoyed this one for lunch at K & L Bistro. Eggs are a great option for eating vegetarian, and I prefer a meatless meal much of the time. I love vegetables and just about any of them go with eggs.

There are so many ingredients for filling them, such as sauteed red and yellow peppers, onions, spinach (one of my favorites in an omelette!), feta, peaches, sliced prosciutto, crab, and more! They are also a great vehicle for using up leftovers, like a ratatouille, or sausage ragu.

If you’re not comfortable with the idea if making an omelette, you could also use the same ingredients to do a frittata or even just scrambled eggs. Add a salad of greens and you’ve got a quick, delicious and affordable meal that won’t heat up your kitchen for more than about 10 minutes!

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Moroccan Inspired Dessert (or Breakfast)

19 May

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This is one of my new favorite recipes! Put some plain Yoghurt on a dish with a couple slices of Orange (Cara Cara have a lovely pink hue), thinly sliced Dried Apricots and Dates (pitted), Toasted Almonds, Sesame Seeds, a drizzle of Honey, Cinnamon, and a splash of Orange Blossom Water (or it’s also good with a few drops of Rose Water).

The recipe is from a Moroccan Street Food class I attended last week at Kitchen On Fire. They have classes for all levels and I highly recommend them!

Green Smoothies To Revitalize Your Body

11 Feb

Looks can be deceiving! I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how delicious this tastes and you will feel so healthy after drinking it. The flavors go together really well and it’s definitely a great way to start the day, cleanse your body, and increase the amount of antioxidants and vegetables in your diet. By using a blender instead of a juicer, you will benefit by getting more fiber too.

In a blender, add the following in order:

  • 1 Apple, cored and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces (not peeled) — I like Gala Apples
  • 3/4 of 1 English Cucumber (not peeled — I recommend English Cucumbers since the skin is thinner and they are seedless so easily digestible
  • Fresh Spinach Leaves, 2 big handfuls
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon (optional: include some of the zest, but avoid the white pith)
  • Ginger, a small 1/4 inch slice, peeled and finely grated (Optional)
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups of water

Start with low-speed and move up to the highest speed. Makes 2 servings.

If you like it, try these Mix and Match Green Smoothie recipes from the VitaMix company.

By the way, here is link if you’d like to get more information or purchase one of my favorite kitchen gadgets, the VitaMix Blender.

“Let food be thy medicine …” – Hippocrates