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Matcha soaked steel cut oats

October 6, 2019

      For me breakfast is cereal but sometimes I like to switch things around, especially in the summer when a hot cereal may seem heavy. On those occasions I would soak oats overnight in plant based milk, orange juice or apple juice, and have it for breakfast cold with topping of seasonal fruits. This time I soaked the oats in cashew milk and decided to add a little matcha for colour, flavour and... View Article

Dutch Baby Savoury Pancakes

September 30, 2019

Ingredients Makes 2 8″ pancakes Pancakes: 2 eggs 1/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon sugar A pinch of salt 2 tablespoon parsley 1/4 cup flour 1/2 tablespoon butter for each skillet Toppings: 3 cups mushrooms (chanterelles) 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil Parsley, thyme optional Salt and pepper   Eggs, one or two per person Creme fraiche for drizzling.   Directions The pancakes: Preheat oven to 425°F. Place the eggs, melted... View Article

Vegan No Fat Pancakes

September 9, 2019

  I was in the mood for pancakes and made them for dinner, so there. Why not? Breakfast for dinner is apparently a good thing. I had a small box of wild huckleberries, foraged by Scott Moran in the mountains of BC, and used them both inside the pancake batter and scattered around the plate. The white stuff on top could or could not be whipped cream, I admit nothing. And the drizzle you see... View Article

Vegan banana peanut butter muffins with caramel walnut crunch

October 26, 2018

Here is an easy recipe for vegan banana muffins with peanuts butter as a second flavour. The caramel walnut crunch is a nice addition to the soft muffins. Enjoy.           Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 teaspoon salt   1/2 cups sugar 1/4 cup canola oil 3 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork 1/3 cup peanut butter Caramelized walnuts 1/2 walnuts 1 tablespoon sugar... View Article

Chocolate Waffles with Caramelized Pears

November 27, 2017

Pancakes and waffles breakfasts are rare in our house these days. There were times when it was a standard weekend fare but then the kids were at home and life was different. Still, now and then I feel like making waffles and indulge: whipped cream, maple syrup, caramelized or fresh fruits, the works. This past weekend was one of those occasions and believe it or not, I made both buttermilk waffles AND chocolate waffles. There... View Article

Roasted fingerling potatoes, red peppers and eggs with herbs

October 29, 2017

I have been working on my book about our stay in Spain in 2014 and came across a picture that made me hungry. I remember that bar and the dish we had very well and also remember trying to go there again and not being able to find it. All the small street and side alleys merged into one big maze in our mind so we had to let it go. The dish was simplicity... View Article

Chilaquiles with salsa verde

January 14, 2017

As much as I enjoy going out for breakfast at one of the beautiful beach restaurants in this area, once in a while I have to put my cooking skills to use and make something at home other than the routine oatmeal that I usually “have to have”. Chilaquiles, a classic Mexican breakfast dish, is one of my favourite Mexican style breakfasts. Although it is seemingly a quick dish to make, it is composed of... View Article

Granola, Yogurt, Honey, Papaya

December 19, 2016

Local fruit and granola dishes are featured on any breakfast menu on the Mayan Riviera and although I rarely order it at restaurants I enjoy making it at home now and then. Just like we have unparalleled berries, apples, pears and stone fruits in the Okanagan, local fruits here are so ripe and full of flavour that they hardly resemble the version of these same fruits that we get at home. I am yet to... View Article

Chilaquiles with red sauce and fried egg

December 17, 2016

Chilaquiles, meaning “broken up sombrero” in one of the native Mayan languages, is a quintessential Mexican dish that you find anywhere, from humble beach cafes to five star hotel restaurants serving local cuisine. Chilaquiles is made with fried corn tortilla triangles (or strips) that are briefly soften in red tomato or green tomatillos sauce, then topped with fried egg, queso fresco, chopped red onion, plenty of chopped cilantro (forgot to put it on before taking the... View Article

Amsterdam Trip report (part 4 of 5): Proffertjes – little Dutch pancakes

November 21, 2016

I have one more report about Amsterdam but it’s not ready and I had to share with you the recipe for these little yeast pancakes they eat all over Amsterdam. My obsession during our stay other than art were these little pancakes they call proffertjes. Once I tried them a couldn’t go a day without. Proffertjes are served anytime although it is essentially a breakfast item. They are made with a yeast dough and cooked... View Article

Fluffy Peanut Butter mini pancakes – no dairy, no eggs

June 21, 2016

I have posted several pancake recipes on the blog but here is one more: a fluffy stack of peanut butter pancakes that contain no eggs or dairy. The recipe came about through necessity – I wanted to make pancakes but had no eggs, made them anyway and they turned out as fluffy as any. Peanut butter pancakes were a specialty of Rosa Park, the woman who changed the world by refusing to give up her... View Article

Dutch Baby pancakes

June 6, 2016

Baked in a cast iron skillet, these are a cross between pancake and a popover. The simple batter contains eggs, butter, flour, milk and sugar with a little vanilla flavouring. It’s best to whip it up in a blender so it’s lump free. Once it’s ready, you pour it into a heated cast iron skillet and slide it into the oven. Within minutes the batter will puff up creating it own raised sides “bowl” ready... View Article