Pinhead or steel cut oats for Brekkers

Steel cut oats. The Sangeeta version.   A bowl of slow cooked pinhead oats, lavished with thick coconut milk, bananas, pomegranate and some macadamia nuts ! Delicious !! My mantra is soak everything for at least 7 hours ! Pix off the net, with thanks …

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…

A Green and Delish Breakfast

So, no grains. Nothing acidic. Light yet filling. Tasty. This is entirely Veron’s creation and it was so good, so good. Boiled eggs, halved. Yolk discarded. Avocado into guacamole sans tomatoes (and it tasted better). Organic kale chopped, freshened with a simple olive oil/lemon juice/salt/pepper dressing. Roasted pine nuts. And for those who wanted grains…

Breakfast in a Mason Jar

This worked brilliantly – easy, delish and convenient. The Cuisinart smoothie-blender is very ergonomic and this came out tops. And the Mason jars are great to walk around with … The Banana Bonanza (for 2) 2 ripe bananas 2 tablespoons raw oats 8 almonds 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal 1/2 cup vanilla flavoured Greek yoghurt 1/2…

Vasu’s Coconut Chutney

Simple, and whipped up in a flash. In India, and breakfast is all things South Indian, which means dosas, idlis … and today, adais for breakfast. I watched her deftly prepare the accompaniment, and here is the how. 1 cup freshly grated coconut 1 pod garlic bit of fresh ginger, one and a half times…

Bon Appetit

This is to kick off the memories : Paris 2009 with friends : a holiday of the senses, an effervescence of food, an exploration of haute cuisine, gastro-tourism, Michelin stars, Michelin guides and just plain ordinary eating. The compact, businesslike (soon to be rated Michelin discovery) Le Gaigne in the Marais quarter (third arrondissement) makes…

Trying out gluten free cereals …

Gluten free small batch toasted organic rice flakes, walnuts, flax seeds and palm sugar shavings. Would you buy ? I don’t eat cereal … but if I did, I would. I certainly would. How does it taste ? Been eating the muesli every day. Enjoying it, especially with virgin coconut oil, no milk. It tastes…

Breakfast Muesli : Recipe for Syl

Is the one you are referring to ? ‘… which I had it at your place a 100 years ago …’ Muesli ½ cup sunflower seeds, toasted ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted 1 cup hazelnuts, toasted, chopped 1 cup oats 1 cup wheat flakes 1 cup barley flakes 1 cup raisins ½ cup chopped dried apricots…

An Indian Breakfast that never got made … Chez Rosalyn Mary, Coonoor

Pesarattu or Dhal Dosa Whole green moong dhal, sprouted Half and half of split yellow and green moong dhal A handful of rice (for crispness) Red chili Ginger A pinch of hing or asephoetida Salt Onions, coriander and curry leaves, finely chopped Soak the dals overnight. Grind to a fine paste with the rice, chili,…

Breakfasts Chez Rosalyn Mary, Coonoor

Parsi Eggs aka Khagina Onions, sliced Green chilis, de-seeded, diced Couple of cloves garlic, minced Bit of ginger, minced Eggs (as required – we used four) Salt and pepper Plenty of fresh coriander, chopped In hot olive oil, saute onion, garlic, chili and ginger to a golden brown, making a ‘nest’ in the pan. Break…

The Dalia Dosa

Bursting with health ! Whole wheat, broken up, she said, do you get it in Singapore ? Hmm, I do get the ‘dalia‘ I replied and she said, perfect. Though dalia is normally eaten at night because it is ‘light’, I would prefer that you had it in the morning because I believe it is…

Preparing yourself for a new food programme

Having recently embarked on a new food regime to re-balance and recalibrate one’s metabolism for optimal functioning, we had to undergo a week of preparing the body – a kind of cleansing or detox. Here are the fundamentals. 8 – 10 glasses of water a day. 6.15 a.m. : One glass of water before coffee…