All posts filed under: Breakfast

Buckwheat groat granola

Granola is one of those items in the supermarket that I no longer buy. I have turned into a bit of a refined sugar free bore recently. I think my friends are a bit annoyed I won’t eat certain things. I want to prove to them how easy it is and that I’m not on a diet, just changed my way of eating slightly. We all start the day by either eating or not eating breakfast and I am in the eat breakfast camp; it sets me up nicely for the day ahead. However I can be a little bit boring about what I eat as am obsessed with eating porridge.  I will eat it with all combinations from honey, cinnamon and berries to a nut butter and maple syrup. I hear you probably thinking, how is that sugar free? Well it isn’t. What I am doing in my life now is basically cutting out processed foods and a lot of those contain added sugar. Also with my baking and cooking I am doing it …

Rhubarb and banana muffins

I found huge stalks of rhubarb in the supermarket the other day and have gone a little bonkers thinking of a million different recipes I could make using this delicious vegetable. My only issue is that in the past I have always cooked this very bitter ingredient with a lot of sugar and I now try to stick to a refined sugar free diet so will have to try a new version. My mum advised me that the best way to deal with rhubarb is to cook it first, then add sweetness, as it sucks up all the sugar and you end up putting in double if you cook it in sugar first. My favourite natural sweeteners are honey, bananas and dates so I thought I could combine all of these to make some little breakfast muffins. I’m always trying to use wholemeal flour when I can but if you want to make this gluten free, swap the flour and baking powder for gluten free flour, and gluten free baking powder. I am also going to …

Homemade baked beans

I stopped eating baked beans a while ago as the amount of sugar in a tin of baked beans can be around 3 teaspoons which is rather a lot for a savoury item. I would also love to eat them on thick slabs of white bread which probably also contained sugar. Bread is one of those items on the supermarket shelves that you can’t quite get one’s head around that there could be sugar in there as it isn’t at all sweet. Have a look at the ingredients list before you buy as there is sugar or glucose in many of them. I am not completely sugar free in my diet but I try to stick to no refined sugar when I can. This way of thinking also stops me from eating a lot of processed food.  A lot of foods have added sugar to help with the flavour, if you cook it yourself you know exactly what is in there and can almost always get a better taste and freshness as a result. BUT.. …

Sunday morning bircher muesli

I eat porridge most of the time for breakfast and I also love eggs but sometimes don’t have the time to make them. So this is my prepare the night before breakfast that can also feed a crowd so excellent for a brunch. I also want to tell you about a delicious dish a friend cooked for me last weekend when I was staying with them in London, it was packed full of eggs, spinach, mushrooms and chorizo. I failed to take any photographs as it smelt too good to try and find my camera so I  will just have to make it myself and take photos so I can share the recipe. For the bircher muesli (serves 2): In a bowl pour 150g porridge oats, 100 ml apple juice, 2 tsp honey, 1 tsp cinnamon and 50 ml water or almond milk and a tbsp of chia seeds. Mix altogether and leave in the fridge, covered over night. When ready to eat grate a whole apple including the skin and add more water or …