Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Healthy Breakfast Series #3: Breakfast Salad

There are times when you eat at a restaurant and you think to yourself “I could totally make this at home.” That thought occurred to Ash and I while we were eating brunch one lovely Sunday morning so we set ourselves the challenge.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies: Not completely gluten free

I’ve made a version of peanut cookies and they were ok, but these are amazing. So amazing that I went out to get 4 more jars of peanut butter after I tasted these. They were originally made for my lovely friend Mykel because he has coeliac disease and I was super excited to give him this tasty treat. But after my excited announcement, I was super bummed to learn Australians with gluten intolerance can’t eat oats!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Healthy Breakfast Series #2: Peaches and Cream with Granola

The first time I made granola was from a recipe on The Kitchy Kitchen blog. It was fantastic. Crunchy, sweet, nutty and totally addictive. I tried to find the recipe again the other day but it must have gotten lost when The Kitchy Kitchen moved to it's new website. There was a new recipe on her site, so I gave it a shot but it wasn't successful.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Healthy Breakfast Series #1: Avocado Smoothie

Long time no see blog! Although I haven't been posting much, for some reason the voice of this blog is always at the back of my mind, nagging me to get writing and pushing ideas at me left, right and centre. So with (yet another) long hiatus, I'm coming back at you with a new concept and series for the blog, my Healthy Breakfast Series! A small collection of delicious, quick, easy and good-for-you recipes that are perfect for busy weekday mornings and hectic weekends.

Our first stop, Avocado Smoothie Land. I've always been a big fan of the Vietnamese interpretation, grassy green with condensed milk and lashings of ice. This version is it's healthier, glowier cousin, without the added sugar. I feel kind of like the good chef in Good Chef Bad Chef. 

Easy to make, even easier to drink, you can make this smoothie and take it in a to go cup (I use my Starbucks Tumbler) as you head out the door. I hope you try out this simple recipe and let me know what you think!

Avocado Smoothie

1/2 large or 1 small avocado
1 banana
1/2 cup frozen mango
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup water
Honey, to taste (optional)

It's super simple, just blend all ingredients together in a blender and serve in your favourite glass or tumbler.

Thanks so much for reading,