All posts tagged: breakfast

Sunday breakfast outside

These autumn days have been fresh, yet warm and sunny. Sunday morning called for a breakfast outside on the beach. After packing half of the kitchen with us, we jumped on our bikes and found a calm spot by the lake. We set the table and started to prepare coffee on a camping stove. Coffee was followed by beans, scrambled eggs and some fried chantarelle mushrooms that caught our eye on our way to the beach. In the meanwhile, the homemade croissants and blueberry pie defrosted in the sun.   The glimmering lake, the sound of waves hitting the sand and migrating birds gathering somewhere in the distance, the smell of coffee in the fresh morning air and the warmth of the sun on the skin were a pure joy for the senses. Long live Sunday mornings!    

nutty breakfast bars

I always avoided commercial breakfast bars as they usually have a lot of hidden sugars and other unnecessary ingredients in them, even the ones with the word “healthy” or a picture of a slim female figure on them. Again, homemade is better. These easy-to-make breakfast bars make an energy-boosting breakfast, but they work equally well as an afternoon snack. Did I mention that they taste gorgeous? Well they do! Nutty Breakfast Bars 4 dl rolled oats 2 dl nuts & seeds (I used walnuts, cashew nuts, pecan nuts & sunflower seeds) 200 g pitted dates 0,5 dl honey 0,5 dl natural peanut butter vanilla & cinnamon to taste Soak the dates for 30 minutes and while waiting, heat the oven to 175c and toast the oats in the oven on a parchment covered baking tray for about 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle some vanilla powder & cinnamon on the oats once they are out of the oven. Turn off the oven, mix the honey & peanut butter in an oven proof bowl and let them melt in the remaining …

multi-seed crackers

These easy-to-make, vegan seed crackers are perfect as a snack, as breakfast bread or even as a cocktail bite when garnished with a veggie spread and fresh herbs. 1,5 dl sunflower seeds 1 dl pumpkin seeds 1 dl crushed lin seeds 1-2 table spoons chia seeds 0,5 dl sesame seeds 2 table spoons poppy seeds 1 dl rolled oats 0,5 dl oat flakes 1 big table spoon of tahini (sesame paste) 2 dl corn flour 2 table spoons potato flour 2,5-3 dl boiling water salt & pepper Heat the oven to 180ºc and mix all ingredients except for the water in a bowl. Add the boiling hot water and mix well, cover the bowl and leave to sit for 10 minutes. Add water if needed, the mixture should be quite solid. Spread the mix onto a large baking tray covered with grease-proof paper.You can use a spatula to help you tap the paste evenly on the tray, making a thin, solid 3-5 mm layer. You can already cut the layer into squares as this might be …

sunday mornings <3

How wonderful it is to wake up and see this: To enjoy the trees in the garden and the light flowing into the kitchen, preparing a tasty brunch together and taking the time to enjoy it is the best these early spring Sunday mornings have to offer.  

super bowl

I can’t believe it’s February already! I’m sorry for the silence, I’ve been prioritizing my newly re-found passion for yoga and studying about food, Ayurveda, vegan-ism and raw food trying to figure out what would be the best way to go for Me. There are so many truths out there, so I guess the right way is to turn attention inward and listen & observe my body. So it’s been a quiet period with a lot of movement under the surface. But now, it’s time for a nutritious breakfast. Get a kick start for the day with this gluten-free Super Bowl of forest fruit, whole grains, seeds and yogurt. Start by stocking up your freezer with frozen organic berries (if you can get to the forest in the autumn and pick your own stock for the winter – even better. If not, you’re local bio shop will have some). I take a portion of berries out in the morning and let them warm up to room temperature while I do my yoga and prepare a …

running late

I rarely oversleep. Today I did. The feeling when you look at the digits on the alarm clock and realize that an hour has disappeared somewhere… Anyway, I was going to work on some pictures from the EAT Brussels restaurant festival this morning, but as I’m running late I’ll get back to that later and in the meantime let’s have some breakfast at a friend’s place 🙂

November’s Nr 1 breakfast

While I am loving my new life here on this rainy island, there are some things I do miss from the continent. One is without a doubt lazy weekend breakfasts at Le Pain Quotidien. So one of the highlights of our quick November getaway in Brussels was this all bio all delicious breakfast on good old Avenue Louise. Oh how I wish this really could be my daily bread, or weekly bread at least.