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porridge with a twist

porridge with a twist

Porridge is a great breakfast option for cooler weather. Unfortunately that limits our porridge eating to just four months of the year because from there on in, the weather gets too hot. By the time we hit December, its almost too hot for muesli, because in…

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May 10, 2017
Greek yoghurt pancakes

Greek Yoghurt Pancakes

Pancakes are a breakfast staple. The weekend special treat when you have time to sit down and eat without thinking about rushing out the door. We have always used a traditional pancake batter made with flour, milk and eggs (Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup), until…

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December 10, 2016
tropical smoothie

Tropical Smoothie

Tropical smoothies are all about combining tropical fruits (orange, pineapple, mango), with some pear, apple, and strawberries, to create summer in a glass. Unlike a berry smoothie, there’s no yoghurt, relying on coconut water to add the extra liquid, making it a little bit lighter and…

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September 14, 2016
Berry Smoothie

Berry Smoothie

A berry smoothie is great any time of day. We used to make them using a blender. It did the job, but you had to stop it and shake it to encourage it to moosh the fruit into a liquid. If you listen to the ads on…

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August 6, 2016
Raspberry muffins

Raspberry Muffins

Raspberry muffins have become a firm favourite. We used to have muffins for breakfast all the time. They were the Sunday morning special treat. I’d either get up before everyone else and have them in the oven as a surprise, or be badgered into making…

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July 27, 2016
waffles with raspberries

Waffles with maple syrup

Waffles with maple syrup are great for breakfast. You use the same ingredients as you do for pancakes, except you separate the eggs and add beaten egg whites in the final stage of mixing. As a result they are much lighter than pancakes, which I…

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May 7, 2016
toasted muesli

Toasted Muesli

We’ve been making our own muesli for a very long time: a good combination of organic oats, bran, nuts, seeds and a variety of dried fruits. Add a little milk or yoghurt and its a breakfast that delivers and keeps you full until lunch. No…

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April 20, 2016


You don’t need a recipe for muesli, but you do need to make your own rather than resorting to buying the disgusting packets labeled Muesli on offer in the supermarket. The dusty oats and the occasional piece of almond or sultana is not an…

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March 16, 2013