Brekkie, in some style !

Veggies are good at breakfast, I read, they are especially good, as they’re nutritious, full of antioxidants, provide very few calories per portion, and are packed with fiber—which is filling because it takes up space in your digestive system. Fiber also slows digestion, which means you’ll have a steadier supply of energy over a longer…

Elsie’s Egg Curry

So, another friend is visiting and I have mined her trove of easy-home-food recipes in an attempt to coax Mum into eating … … because when I try Mum’s recipes, they are never up to par as far as she is concerned. Mona suggested I don’t even try to replicate her recipes, but offer different…

Bombay Masala Scrambled Eggs aka Anda Burji

A breakfast staple in India, good with either bread or parathas, this is Mona’s delish version.   8 eggs, whisked with pepper, salt and a dash of milk 2 tomatoes, chopped lots of fresh coriander, chopped 2 big onions, chopped 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 green chilies, finely diced pinch of haldi (turmeric powder) a…

Poached Eggs for Breakfast

So Syl arrived with these silicon containers to poach the eggs. And vinegar was added to the water and a pot set a-boil, and the darn things lowered gently in. Gently.          And into a plate, with slices of smoked salmon and some herbs. Toast. A grind of salt and pepper. Divine.

Elizabeth’s & David’s Biryani in a Rice Cooker

Elizabeth kindly shared her biryani recipe – most interesting as the rice was cooked in coconut milk instead of water. It was utterly delish and needed no accompaniment other than a raita … perhaps not even that !   2 cups basmati rice, cleaned 2 ½ cups coconut milk ( use the ‘first’ milk and…

300 Calorie Breakfasts

The last entry, this one and the next two contain information on Mediterranean eating fundamentals. The credit for all the hard work and good information goes to the September 2013 issue of Good Housekeeping. They’ve kept it simple and made it easy ! Oatmeal with Fruit & Nuts Combine 25g rolled oats with 100g  plain…

The Chalkboard

A friend emailed a link with the brief comment – interesting. Indeed, it is. Check it out.

Egg Whites : Masala Toast

Add spice to your breakfast ! “Egg whites are recommended in most diets and I go nuts trying to think up new ways of making them interesting.  I recently tried this version of the classic french toast.  I call it Masala Toast.  It’s easy.” – K 3 egg whites, beaten well Half a small onion,…