Archive of ‘breakfast’ category

Warming Blueberry Pecan Porridge

Happy 2016! I just got back from the most incredible holiday in South Africa where I got married (more on this later) and wow it is ever cold and dark in Vancouver, Canada! This recipe is adapted from an overnight muesli bowl that I frequently make and pack for work – it is basically a […]

Homemade Almond Milk

Why have I not done this before?! Homemade almond milk is the most delicious thing I’ve ever made in less than 5 minutes. It’s creamy, nourishing, smooth, satisfying, and has that real almond flavour – the one that almond extract tries to replicate and can’t. I will never buy almond milk again. It doesn’t come […]

Ruby Tuesday: Banana Elderberry Pancakes

This post and these pancakes are inspired by my boyfriend who, upon waking this morning, proceeded to sing the words of Ruby Tuesday, inadvertently leaving me with the sound of the Stones in my head for the rest of the day. The same four lines, over and over. After a long holiday weekend, Tuesday feels […]

Detoxifying Blueberry Beet Shake

It’s one of those glorious summer days in Vancouver, the sun is beating down on the city and the ocean is gleaming, the people are gleaming. It feels like July. On warm summer days like these, nothing is more satisfying than a cold shake to keep your body both hydrated and well-nourished. I had some already […]

Nectarine Cardamom & Chia Seed Granola

Granola is one of those wonderfully versatile things. As long as you have some rolled oats, some fat, something sweet, and some nuts and seeds as a base, you can pretty much do whatever you want. This particular granola recipe was really an experiment. I had nectarines that I wanted to use up and thought, […]

Holiday Apricot & Coconut Granola

Granola is one of my favourite breakfasts or go-to snacks. As you may have noticed, buying good quality granola can be quite expensive, but making your own at home is relatively cheap and allows you to decide what to put in it. I use organic oats and raw nuts and seeds and the great thing […]

Roasted Strawberry and Hemp Seed Granola

Roasted Strawberry & Hemp Protein Granola 1 cup rolled organic oats ¼ cup hemp protein powder (or hemp seeds) ¼ cup sesame seeds ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup raw almonds 1 tsp cinnamon dash salt 1 cup strawberries, chopped 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 Tbsp honey Preheat oven to 170C. In a large bowl, […]

Dieta side effect – smoothie bowls

It has been over a week of being on a ‘dieta’ now and the verdict is: eating whole, mostly plant-based foods really does make you feel like a million bucks! I mean it. It feels incredible! No alcohol, caffeine (including green tea), refined carbohydrates or sugars, processed or deep-fried foods, gluten, or excess salt, and I […]

Banana Hemp Protein Shake

After a workout, this banana hemp protein shake is exactly what your body wants and needs. It’s high in potassium and vitamin B6 from the banana and rich in antioxidants from the blueberry and raw cocoa. And most importantly, it’s made with one of the world’s most superior plant sources of protein: hemp. Hemp seeds […]

Inspired by Gogo’s Deli: Breakfast eggs & homemade ricotta

Yesterday I visited a charming little deli in Newlands called Gogo’s, a small family-run farm shop that specializes not only in grass-fed meats (including Happy Hog bacon), but the most delicious organic cheeses and yogurts. I stocked up on lovely stinging nettle goat’s feta, free-range eggs from Paarl and Stellenbosch, and blueberry and granadilla goat’s […]

“Cape Doctor” and Poached Eggs on Spicy Lentils

I woke up craving poached eggs. With lentils. And with all of this wind blowing in Cape Town, I wanted something comforting and spicy for breakfast. The wind is absolutely insane over here. And apparently I haven’t seen anything yet – this is just the beginning of the wild winds that blow throughout the summer […]

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Coconut Flakes

This is such a comforting breakfast, with all the warmth of baked oatmeal and cinnamon scented carrot cake flavours… finished off with a crunch of toasted pumpkin seeds and walnuts and light flakes of tropical coconut. If you have the chance to work from home on a rainy morning, or want something different for your […]

My Daily Breakfast: Fruit & Nut Yogurt Bowl

This is a breakfast recipe that I make some variation of on almost a daily basis. For weeks in Vancouver I ate the exact same breakfast every day (Greek yogurt topped with diced apple, blueberries, raspberries, and toasted hemp seeds, almonds and pumpkin seeds), sometimes working it into my day as a snack instead of […]

Fresh Spring Frittata Recipe

In the spirit of spring arriving in Cape Town, I thought I’d share a fresh and healthy new breakfast recipe. Following an early-morning weekend jog (which was forced upon me against my will by my over-zealous boyfriend), I felt surprisingly energized (given the amount of red wine consumed the night before) and was inspired to […]

Raspberry Bircher Muesli

Let’s just say that being back in Cape Town has been a bit of an adjustment coming from the farm. No more running with the dogs or riding horses, and back to cars, crowds, and construction noise. But also back to the ocean! And Cape Town is an incredibly beautiful city with so much to […]