Sweet Orange & Walnut Quinoa with Fruit

Quinoa gets a lot of love from people at lunch and dinner time, but it is also an awesome option for breakfast. It has has so much strong, slow-release energy, and is basically guaranteed not to leave you feeling sluggish. Sweet deal. My first time eating quinoa I cooked it myself, and my reaction boiled…

Nutty Maple Apricot Oats

  Believe the hype, breakfast is vital. This has finally been drummed into me by life. You just gotta do it. Why? It frames your energy for the whole day. Being a late convert go the Church of Breakfast, I’m always super excited when a new recipe I throw together is awesome enough to become…

Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am Banana Cake

  For the last six months I have had my head down studying Patternmaking at Fashion Tech. Today we graduated! This is the course that I had to leave, because of my health foibles, four years ago, so it has been a poignant day. I am proud of myself and excited for the present and…

Pecan Pancakes & Shortcut Boysenberry Sauce

Food photography by Lissa Davidson; header image via Pinterest   Do pecans make everything better? My vote is YES! I made this recipe when I had a craving for pancakes with a little somethin’ extra and it has become my go to recipe. Refrigerating the batter for 20 minutes might test your patience, but it…

Apricot & Berry Vegan Mini Crumbles

Image via Pinterest   Last night after dinner I was craving something sweet, but was in one of those moods where spending a lot of time making dessert happen was not at all on the cards. My solution? An easy, old school fruit crumble. The only hard part about this whole gig, is leaving the…

Jump-starter Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

Image via Keiko Lynn   This morning I felt like I needed an extra boost alongside the usual breakfast smoothie that kicks my day into gear. Instead of my go-to oatmeal, I decided to conduct a lil quinoa experiment, and it turned out to be a keeper. Don’t you love when that happens? ♥ This…

Before You Go Go Banana-Walnut Breakfast Muffins

Skate Rock Jam by Bicicleta Sem Freio |   I made a round o’ these last night and, oh man, the delicious, warm aroma of vanilla, banana and walnuts filling the room is something I need more of in my life! One of the best things about making muffins, cakes, cookies et. al, is that…

Lemon Lime Pancakes with Berry Sauce and Coconut-Cashew Cream

Art by Paul X. Johnson, via Supersonic Electronic   Strange times in our neck of the woods lately. I was on holiday in New Plymouth when the 6.3 earthquake gave Wellington a big shake last week – thankfully we arrived home to a house that was just as we left it. No cracks in the…

Apple Pie Pancakes

Monika Krawczyk via Pantyhose Party   Now that the weather is cooling down, I am beginning to crave food that feels like a hug. These pancakes are perfect for the new season: warm, satisfying and full of autumn flavours. Apple, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Mmm. The soda water helps make ’em nice and fluffy. Soda…

Game-Changing Breakfast Quinoa with Berries

Art by Bicicleta Sem Freio, via Empty Kingdom   This morning I conducted a super successful breakfast experiment; if you are in a breakfast slump, you’ve gotta try this one, it might be just what you need! Hell yeah, quinoa, I’m beginning to figure you out. Quinoa tends to be used for savoury dishes, but…