breakfast-&-brunch
Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Coconut & mango chia seed pudding

This recipe sits somewhere in between a dessert and a breakfast.  It has a gelatinous texture similar to that of sago and is creamy like rice pudding, without all the sugar and fat.  What makes it even more wonderful is that it is very quick to prepare.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Bircher muesli with pear & ginger compote

Autumn is upon us in our wee corner of the world.  The dark edges ever closer as the early evenings give way to night.  The mornings carry a chill in the air so where once our bare feet trod the pavements, now socks and shoes cushion our footfall and warm our toes.

Friday, October 18th, 2013

banana and bacon bites

Here it is – well the miniature version – bite sized morsels, perfect for sharing with friends over a long leisurely brunch.  Banana, bacon and maple syrup are a classic sweet and savoury combination.  Enough said, short and sweet just like these little bites!

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Baked Eggs

This has to be my ultimate Sunday morning ritual, and Saturday too, if I can muster the energy. A simple recipe with a big punchy tomato flavour, this is quick to make and fills you up ready for a big day of adventure.

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Crumpets

Flashback to 20 or so years ago, and most Sundays we would go to my grandpa’s house and have the most legendary roast dinners – roast beef with Yorkshire puddings, the crispiest, yet fluffiest roast potatoes you could imagine – delicious flavoursome vegetables and gravy…. Don’t get me started on how good the gravy was;

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Breakfast pizza

I recently got married (I had to drop this major life event into a post eventually) and an extremely generous gift-giving-group made up of an aunty, an uncle and cousins gave us a kitchen aid mixer. For the last few weeks I’ve told anyone who will listen: “I got a kitchen aid mixer!” followed by [...]

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Gluten free coconut, cranberry and almond muesli

You may not have the same obsession with muesli as I do so I completely understand if you think it’s not an appropriate lunch food. But it’s more than appropriate for those mornings when you’ve run out of time at home to eat and so find yourself sitting at your desk, checking your morning emails [...]

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Vietnamese eggs

Breakfast is a polarising meal.  There are those of us who take great pleasure from the first meal of the day, the break of the nocturnal fast, and yet there are others who abhor it.  In an effort to wake from deathly slumber some rely on administering staggeringly large doses of caffeine before the faculty [...]

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Fried Easter porridge

I must thank my boyfriend for this recipe which I have a sneaking suspicion was one of many he had up his sleeve, at the ready, to woo me with in the early days of our courtship.  This is not to suggest however that his culinary endeavours ground to a halt once he’d won me [...]

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Heidi’s lentil piadina

Heidi, our marketing coordinator based in Borso Del Grappa, sent me this recipe on my first day back in the office this January. It was a lovely surprise to have a fresh recipe to try for the New Year and I have been making these for my lunches a lot recently. The lentils make a [...]

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Grilled banana sandwiches

Here at Fisher & Paykel we are fortunate to work with people in countries from Thailand, to Mexico, Australia and the United States.  We are fond of these inter-continental relationships and so decided this month that we would pay homage to them, celebrating the cultural diversity that filters its way through our workplace. Through our [...]

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Soy & linseed bircher muesli

I don’t know about you but over the summer holidays a mid-morning fry-up becomes a thing of habit rather than a special treat.  The Christmas ham gets thrown on the bbq along with eggs and fresh tomatoes and then I like to improve the entire meal (or ruin as my family may argue) by covering [...]

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