There was a time in my college years, quite some years ago, where our quarterly student meetings were accompanied by a choice of a sweet treat – there was banana bread, brownies or muffins to choose from. I remember these muffins, they were ENORMOUS and I would always skip the chocolate, banana or lemon poppy flavours in favour of blueberry. Blueberry muffins, yum.
Times have changed quite a bit and healthy home baking has taken over in place of those not-so-good-for-you processed ‘treats’. My love for blueberry muffins hasn’t changed one bit though! I still long for these every so often – warm from the oven with lots of blueberries for little bursts of berry bliss…
Saturday morning. Waking up isn’t my favourite part of the day (thank you dark winter days), but this morning I’m nearly leaping out of bed and making my way downstairs. I’m pretty excited about the cinnamon rolls in the fridge that I prepped the previous night! My oven gets to do all the work while I take my time to wake up. The smell of cinnamon starts filling our home. I’m brewing some delicious coffee while the rest of the house wakes up. Breakfast is served! This is what Saturday morning dreams are made of.
Okay, truth be told: it’s not this perfect in real life. But it’s pretty close to it! And that’s mostly got to do with the fact that my 1,5 year old won’t sleep in that long anymore. The rest is pretty much accurate.
When the weekend comes around, I always get excited about breakfast. While there’s nothing wrong with our nourishing weekday porridge, there’s a world of possibilities opening up on that Saturday morning. Lately, I’ve been all about fritters. Give me a stack of warm & savoury fritters packed with flavour + topped with delicious extra’s and I’m one happy woman. Zucchini & corn fritters have been a long time favourite, but I was looking for a yummy but seasonal version for these winter months. These super tasty kale pea fritters have been my solution and I just know you will love them too!
Oh September. All of a sudden you were here! You came with crisp, hazy mornings and the smell of autumn. And even though I’m still longing for some late summer days, I’m looking forward to this new season. It has to be one of the best seasons of the year really.
Today I’m sharing a recipe that is perfect for this time of the year – it takes the most delicious summer fruits and puts them on top of a warming rice pudding that has a hint of nutmeg. It’s like it says ‘bye summer, hello autumn’. YUM in a bowl really.
We like our breakfasts in this household. And we like our eggs too! We go through different phases – there’s weeks where we always opt for poached (especially if we can get our hands on some super fresh eggs!), boiled or fried. And guess what, at the moment we’re in the scrambling phase!
Scrambled eggs – and I’m not talking about those tiny, dry overcooked egg pieces that you come across at hotel buffets. I mean the deliciously soft and silky eggs that melt in your mouth, creamy yet with some texture. The perfect topping on a piece of sourdough toast, and lovely even with just a little salt & pepper.
Is there anyone who doesn’t love a good breakfast? This first meal of the day is by far my favourite, and I could eat breakfast foods at any time of the day. I don’t really understand people who skip breakfast – why would you miss an opportunity to eat yummy food? Ha.
In this transition time between winter and spring season, I am still yearning for hearty, warm comfort foods but slowly introducing some lighter meals too. This dish is perfect for this time of the year! Warming, rich french toast with the citrusy freshness of blood oranges that are still around at this time of year.
During our Sunday night dinner Daniel and I usually take a moment to chat about the week that’s ahead. We go through our schedule and plans, making sure we keep some slots open for family time and social hangouts. Last Sunday I thought this moment would also be a good time to tell each other what we would like to get out of the coming week. A way to be intentional about our time and maybe set a small goal for the coming days. Daniel was up for it so we’ll give this a try! I said:
“I want to make an effort to eat more greens again.”
I always find it easier eating healthy during the warmer months of the year. We naturally want to eat a bit lighter, drink lots of water and there’s lots of fresh & delicious produce available. Now that it’s getting cold out and holiday season is upon us, I find it definitely harder to stick to eating fresh food, as the sugary treats and heavier comfort meals are calling. Yet it is probably the most Continue Reading