All posts filed under: Breakfast

Demystifying the Perfect Potato Rosti

        I’m running out of breakfast ideas and more so as the teen is home and is certainly a big brekkie person. He’s down from University for the summer and is finally getting into a routine of sorts. Well lets say his day begins at the gym as he is quite the fitness buff. To add to this a very conscious and careful eater, which is great as he has quite some healthy ways to start his day with. But this of course leaves me in a quandary with the eternal question of What to cook?

Quinoa Poha-A twist on Traditions

  Lets face it we all get stuck for healthy breakfast ideas at some point or the other. Now, while I enjoy a light one most often, consisting of fruits, Oats and perhaps an occasional smoothie, I must admit I do like to indulge in a traditional breakfast a couple of times a week. I’ve recreated a twist in the traditional poha breakfast by using some wonderful Quinoa instead. Poha is a wholesome breakfast made in most homes in India.It’s quite easy to make up and most often has a mix of spices like cumin, turmeric and mustard seeds used for flavoring. Along with chopped onions,peas and of course chopped coriander for the garnish. So what is Poha? Poha is  Flattened rice (also called beaten rice) is a unhusked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes. These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid, whether hot or cold, as they absorb water, milk or any other liquids. The thicknesses of these flakes vary between almost translucent thin to nearly four times thicker than a normal rice …

The Farmer’s Market at Jean Talon Montreal and a Recipe

  Greetings from Mumbai! We have moved yet once again and while it was a tearful and emotional experience in bidding adieu to Dubai for a second time,it was truly an exhilarating feeling to be reunited with family and friends in Mumbai.With numerous blog posts at different stages of completion being tucked away as drafts,I just had to complete this one.Albeit a little late as it relates to our wonderful trip to Montreal last summer. The  summer holidays last year were driven by the fact that my teen choose to pursue university at Mcgill in Montreal.Having lived in Canada for 7 years we had of course visited Montreal on a couple of occasions.Most often with friends and hence landed up doing the usual rituals of visits to Old Montreal (which is spectacular and a must see),bar hoping in the English side,walks around the city which is a great way to discover Montreal,partake in Gastronomy which incidentally is “tres mangnificent ( a seperate post to follow on “What I indulged in Montreal”) and of course road trips …

Zespri Kiwi: 14 Day Challenge

I recently took on a 14 day Kiwi challenge which is being promoted by Kiwi supplier Zespri. The challenge required me to consume two Kiwi fruit everyday for a period of 14 days and note down the benefits of this during this period. As a matter of fact I quite love Kiwi fruit and eat it fairly often. So the challenge seemed to be a great one to take on and well-timed too. I’ve been planning a weight loss challenge for a bit now. Apart for the a rigorous exercise regime I also wanted to start off on a fruit diet for breakfast. Some sort of Eat clean and Detox plan. And thus began this challenge of eating two Kiwi fruit everyday. I started off with one in the morning  and the other later in the day. I must say I felt absolutely energized and fabulous. More so it seemed to have kick started my weight loss plan. Now while Kiwi may not directly burn fat it has a very high percentage of dietary fiber which aids weight …

Shakshouka:Poached Eggs in a Tomato Sauce

A fabulous and easy way to cook eggs for the family. This wonderful dish has its origin somewhere in Tunisia. All though quite popular in Morocco, Libya and Algeria as well. It literally translates into “A mixture” and that’s pretty much what this dish is. A hearty mix of poached eggs over a sauce made from tomatoes, onions, cumin and chili flakes. Last weekend my husband cooked us a Shakshouka for brunch. I loved his addition of crumbled feta and freshly chopped coriander to this. The main ingredient being eggs so yes most often served at breakfast…but hey it’s such a wholesome dish you could even make it up for lunch or dinner. We ate this with some warm pita. Go ahead and give this one a try. 1 tablespoon Olive oil 1 medium onion (diced) 5-6 medium tomatoes (chopped roughly) 1 clove garlic minced 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. chili flakes 1/2 tsp. pepper salt to taste pinch of sugar 3-4 eggs 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese fresh chopped coriander Heat the oil and sauté …