Breakfast

Scrambled Quinoa and Eggs on Chia seed toasts

Ideas normally come to me early in the morning. Usually a few minutes before I m fully awake. I am a morning person and my brain has always worked better in the early hours of the day. When I was a student, I used to wake up at 4 am to study. Later, as a… Continue reading Scrambled Quinoa and Eggs on Chia seed toasts

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Breakfast

Homemade Coconut & Tapioca Yogurt

Making homemade yogurt was always quick and easy when I lived in Brazil. Sure, the constant heat helps the bacteria's job. You leave milk sitting out on the kitchen table overnight and you'll have fresh yogurt (or at least a thick layer of curd) the following morning. My parents taught me this easy task of… Continue reading Homemade Coconut & Tapioca Yogurt

Breakfast

Quinoa Porridge

What can I say? This is probably one of the best finds for me. It's quick, easy and incredibly filling. When I have it for breakfast, I have no need for a mid-morning snack. It's interesting how filling it is, yet it doesn't feel heavy in the stomach. This quinoa porridge has become a regular… Continue reading Quinoa Porridge

Breakfast, Snacks

Brazilian Hominy Cream or Canjica

On a previous post (Keeping your culture alive through cooking) I talked about being a Brazilian expatriate living in New Zealand for six years, and how I use some of my cooking skills to ease homesickness. During the months of June and July, we have these festivities across the country to celebrate some of our… Continue reading Brazilian Hominy Cream or Canjica

Breakfast

Give Marmite a Chance

Weaning off of gluten-rich foods started as an option for me. I was getting very sick every time I had normal bread or some kind of pasta, and I couldn't put my finger in what was causing that until a former room mate warned me about the symptoms of "gluten intolerance". She suggested I stopped… Continue reading Give Marmite a Chance