Protein smoothies

Smoothies for breakfast are by no means a novel concept, even to me, but it’s a practice that had fallen by the wayside for me (in part because my blender had become a bit unwieldy and somewhat broken). With all the working out I’ve been doing, it was useful to learn about appropriate portions of macronutrients…

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Cream scones

So I turned 30 last week and, to celebrate, we threw a Pride and Prejudice-themed party, with tiny sandwiches, cakes and, of course, scones. Most of the scones I’ve made previously have had cheese or blueberries or something thrown into the mix, but I planned to serve these British-style with jam and clotted cream, so…

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Belgian waffles

There is nothing better than starting off one’s Saturday morning with waffles topped with whipped cream. Whilst making the blackberry-cassis fool yesterday evening, I thought about how tasty this would be atop waffles. As we often just made waffles using a box mix, I thought it the perfect opportunity to track down a recipe for…

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Jalisco-style eggs

Leftover tortillas, cilantro and avocado dip, and David’s general hankering for Mexican food, prompted my somewhat improvised Jalisco-style breakfast. This recipe is loosely based on a recipe I’d spotted in Mexican, which has been our source for Mexican fare recently.

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Cheddar and herb scones

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve thrown on an apron and tried my hand at baking. After a long day in front of the computer, there’s nothing like a bit of restless, procrastinatory energy to compel me into the kitchen. I had a hankering for scones, and a quick perusal of Epicurious yielded several choice…

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Blueberry buttermilk pancakes

On this truly heinous (weather-wise) Sunday morning, where it’s monsooning outside and as dark as 9pm, a leisurely brunch was in order. We had extra buttermilk from our creme fraiche-making excursion, so I searched for interesting buttermilk recipes and came across Williams-Sonoma’s pancake recipe. David and I had never made pancakes from scratch before, but…

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Baguette French toast

There are a multitude of reasons why I love my husband, but one of them is his spontaneously making me breakfast in bed on a stormy Saturday morning. Though I was rather bleary-eyed (as I’d literally just woken up) and my arm was asleep, I nonetheless appreciated the deliciousness he provided for me. One might…

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Scrambled eggs with mushrooms

Scrambled eggs is one of my favourite styles of egg–light and fluffy, yet creamy and (usually) cheesy. It’s hard to resist a good scrambled egg. I have fairly recently gotten into enjoying mushrooms, so when I came across this recipe in one of our favourite cookbooks, I couldn’t resist. I’ve made it several times before,…

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Classic scones

Happy Easter everyone! My contribution to the Easter festiveness was a bit of baking during the afternoon. I’d been meaning to make scones all week, so at last, I finally committed to doing it. I’ve not consumed a lot of scone in my life, to be honest, but I have always enjoyed them when I…

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