Showing posts with label Breakfast Ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Breakfast Ideas. Show all posts

Monday, 16 June 2014

[Weekly Meal Planner #5] Recipes on Cafe-Style Inspired Breakfasts + Singapore Local Breakfast

Morning, it's Monday again! As promised for today's "Weekly Meal Planner" column we will be featuring some cafe-style inspired breakfasts such as scrambled egg, french toast, overnight oats and etc. And I hope with the step-by-step recipes plus some photos of our daily breakfast it could help to inspire your creativity to create your very own hearty breakfast for your loved ones too.

Friday, 6 June 2014

[Photo Friday] Fruit Melody: Berries and Kiwifruits

[Fruit Melody] Berries and Kiwifruits
When comes to purchase daily fruits for my family sometime I would be rather selective with the available choices. And because in Singapore most of our fresh fruits are imported from overseas country like Australia, USA, China and etc so the price will be slightly higher too. For example a box of cherry (250g) might cost up to S$10++ depending on it's country of origin and this applies to berries as well.

In fact for berries lovers like us, it can easily cost us SG$20++ just to get 4 boxes of assorted berries (blackberry, blueberry, strawberry or cherry) for our 2 days supply. But I guess for the sake of the multiple nutrition values and health benefits some money are meant to be spent in a away. In this post, I would like to share some information of our favourite berries and kiwifruits which are in season now.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Overnight Oats - 隔夜燕麦

Overnight Oats
Overnight oats is a popular and convenience quick meal which you could easily prepared at home using a few simple ingredients and tweaks it accordingly to create different flavours. This healthy treat is actually made with rolled oats (also known as old fashioned oats) that “soaked up” any sort of liquid such as yogurt, milk/non-dairy milk or juice which therefore eliminating the need of cooking.

Furthermore beside rolled oats; by adding some chia seeds it also helps to thicken the mixture and at the same time improve health benefits such as fatty acid (Omega 3 and Omega 6), dietary fibre, protein and etc which is essential for our body.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Homemade Pizza Using Perfect Italiano Cheese

March school holiday is going on this week so we have more rest and relax time to enjoy our breakfast and afternoon tea. And upon request from my kid, we have assorted pizza in different base such as "Thin or Thick Crust" using Pita Pocket, Wrap and normal sandwich bread.

And with a decent packet of Pizza or Mozzarella Cheese, you could also turn homemade pizza into something similar like restaurant serving which impressed your family or friends. Below we have 3 quick pizza ideas (with recipes) which I hope you would find it useful as a quick meal idea.


HAM AND TOMATO PIZZA
(using wholemeal wrap and Perfect Italiano Grated Mozzarella)


If you love "Thin Crust" pizza, I am sure you would love this! Just pick up any flavour / brand of wrap, despite whether it is plain, wholemeal or etc. Most important tip is to pre-bake the wrap for a minute or two (on both side) to get it slightly crisp before spreading the sauce and add on the toppings. In this way the base will remain crispy instead of soggy after baked and makes it an addictive finger food.


(Serves: 2  | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 5 minutes)

Ingredients:
  • 1 Piece of Wholemeal Wrap
  • 30g Of Shaved Ham, roughly tear
  • 100g Perfect Italiano Mozzarella Grated
  • 2 Broccoli Florets, cut into smaller pieces
  • Some Cherry Tomato, halved
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons of Tomato Base Pasta Sauce
  • Garnish with dried parsley, chilli flakes, grated Parmesan cheese

Method:-
1. Lightly baked the wrap on both side for about 2 - 3 minutes in an toaster oven (or pop it into a preheated 180 Degree Celsius oven) till slightly crisp.

2. Remove, spread a thin layer of tomato pasta sauce on the wrap. Top it with half the amount of the Mozzarella cheese.

3. Arrange shaved ham, broccoli and tomato on it then follow by another layer of Mozzarella cheese.

4. Pop the prepared pizza back into the toaster oven (or normal oven) and bake for another 5 minutes or till cheese melted and turn slightly golden brown in colour.

5. To serve, top with some garnishing of your choice and enjoy it while hot.



HAM AND MUSHROOM PIZZA TOAST
(using wholemeal bread and Perfect Italiano Grated Mozzarella)


For a quick breakfast idea, grab any type of sandwich bread you have at home. Spread it with some tomato base pasta sauce (or with any tomato or BBQ sauce that you have), add some Mozzarella cheese plus your favourite toppings (or anything you can find in your fridge) to create a delicious pizza toast like what we have done.  This recipe is very easy and it can be done within 5 - 10 minutes using whatever ingredients on hand to create a delicious pizza treat at anytime of the day.


(Serves: 2 | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 5 minutes)

Ingredients:
2 Slices of Wholemeal Bread
30g Of Shaved Ham, roughly tear
100g Perfect Italiano Mozzarella Grated
1 - 2 Brown Button Mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 - 2 Tablespoons of Tomato Base Pasta Sauce
Garnish with dried parsley, chilli flakes, grated Parmesan cheese

Method:-
1. Lightly toast the wholemeal bread on both side for about 1 - 2 minutes in an toaster oven (or pop it into a preheated 180 Degree Celsius oven) till slightly crisp.

2. Remove, spread a thin layer of tomato pasta sauce then top it evenly with half the amount of the Mozzarella cheese.

3. Arrange shaved ham and mushroom on it then follow by another layer of Mozzarella cheese.

4. Pop the prepared pizza back into the toaster oven (or normal oven) and bake for another 3 minutes or till cheese melted and turn slightly golden brown in colour.

5. To serve, top with some garnishing of your choice and enjoy it while hot.


Short Video Clips on making Pizza Toast

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ASSORTED PIZZA
(using pita pocket and Perfect Italiano Pizza Plus)


For a more satisfying treat that close to a "Thick Crust" pizza, you could get a packet of Pita Pocket which is available in the supermarket (bread section) that comes in either small or medium rounds. With that you could enjoy a mini pizza party for your family movie night using your favourite toppings like Hawaiian, Tuna, Seafood and etc.


(Serves: 4 | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 10 minutes)

Ingredients:
  • 4 Wholemeal Small Pita Pocket
  • 250g Perfect Italiano Pizza Plus Cheese
  • 1 Hardboiled Egg, halved
  • Some Tuna Mayo
  • 4 Fresh Prawns, Halved
  • Some Fresh Basil Leaves, thinly shredded
  • Some Cherry Tomato, halved
  • Some Ham And Capsicum, sliced
  • Some Fresh Pineapple, cubed
  • Some Tomato Base Pasta Sauce
  • Garnish with dried parsley, chilli flakes, grated Parmesan cheese

Method:-
1.Lightly toast the pita pocket on both side for about 1 - 2 minutes in an toaster oven (or pop it into a preheated 180 Degree Celsius oven) till slightly crisp.

2. Remove, spread a thin layer of tomato pasta sauce then top it evenly with half the amount of the Pizza Plus cheese.

3. Top with your desire ingredients and follow the similar steps base on the recipes shown above.


Lastly I hope with these 3 quick pizza recipes it would somehow or rather inspired you to prepare more homecook food for the family which I believe it is not as difficult as what you think. Just start with something simple, like the Pizza Toast which requires only normal sandwich bread, cheese and ham.  I am sure you could do, remember to share your pizza photos with us over at our facebook page (HERE). Hope to see yours soon :)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Pumpkin Granola Bar

My family loves granola and our my favourite granola supply come from "maameemoomoo" who always surprise us with her innovative flavoured granola like honey, pumpkin and chocolate. And since we have missed out Sherie's pumpkin granola during Halloween orders, I decided to try making something similar to satisfy our craving. So with a twist and some research which I Google, I manage to bake some decent Pumpkin Granola Bar instead.

Although my granola bar might not taste as good as Sheri's but at least I happy with the end result and also it's a challenge for me to bake something with such a long ingredients list too.


PUMPKIN GRANOLA BAR


These golden granola bars are made with pumpkin puree, applesauce and honey which are so flavorful when mixed with the chewy rolled oats, cranberries, chocolate chips, spices and etc. Each bite is full of delicious autumn flavour which makes the whole process of time and effort worth. 


(Make: 16 x 26cm (base measurement) | Preparation: 30 minutes | Baking: 45 minutes)

Ingredients:
3 Cups (260g) Rolled Oats
1 Teaspoon Mixed Spices
1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree
1/4 Cup Apple Sauce
1/4 Cup Honey
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup (60g) Dried Cranberries
1/4 Cup (40g) Pumpkin Seeds
1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Roasted Almond
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds

Method:-
1. Preheat the oven to 180° degree Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) and crease a 3cm deep, 16cm x 26cm brownie pan and line it with baking paper, allowing 2cm overhang on all sides.

2. In a large bowl, whisk rolled oats, mixed spices and salt together.

3. In another bowl, whisk brown sugar, pumpkin puree, apple sauce, honey and vanilla extract until smooth.

4. Pour pumpkin mixture over rolled oats and stir well till oats are moist.

5. Stir in dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips, roasted almond and chia seeds till combined.


6. Evenly press oat mixture into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown as pumpkin puree adds moisture to the oats mixture and you don't want them to be under bake. 

7. Remove, cool completely and using a sharp knife and cut it into 12 - 14 bars.



Ingredients For Pumpkin Puree:
400g Pumpkin, cut into 1" Cubes
1 Tablespoon Water

Method:-
1. Place pumpkin cubes and 1 tablespoon of water in a microwave safe bowl.

2. Cook over high heat for about 15 minutes or until pumpkin is soften when mashed with a fork.

3. To get a nice and smooth consistency you can either mash or blend the cooked pumpkin with a fork or hand blender.


Ingredients For Apple Sauce
~ 2 Granny Smith Apples, cored and chopped
~ 1 Tablespoon Sugar ~ 1/4 Teaspoon Mixed Spice
~ 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
~ 1/4 Cup Water

Method:-
1. Combine all ingredients and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until apple soften and melt.


Although these granola bar might look crispy due to it's colour but for your information they are actually more of the chewy type instead. But with the crunchy almond and nutty flavour from the chia seeds as well as chocolate chips and cranberries this pumpkin bar definitely taste awesome with all it's goodness.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas Tree Tuna Sandwich

Good Morning! Merry Christmas to all my friends, readers and supporters out there.  Thank you so much for all your kind comments, supports and frequent visits to Cuisine Paradise website and Facebook page. I am so blessed to know some of you in person as well as those silent readers/supporters who are always there.

In coming 2013 I would continue to share more recipes ideas, review new products and etc which I hope it would inspired you to cook or bake more for your family or loved ones.


CHRISTMAS TREE TUNA SANDWICH


As today is Christmas, I would like to share with you this 10 minutes breakfast ideas which you could easily find the ingredients in your kitchen pantry. I am sure this Christmas Tree alike tuna sandwich would be a hit for your kid(s) or party guests today. It's so easy to prepare and yet too adorable to be consumed.


(Serves: 2 | Preparation: 10 minutes )

Ingredients:
  • 4 Slices of Thick Toast
  • 1 Can of Tuna Chunk/Flake in Olive Oil
  • 4 Slices of Sandwich Cheese
  • 1 Japanese Cucumber, thinly sliced and havled
  • 1 Medium Tomato, sliced
  • 2 Shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon of Japanese Mayonnaise
  • Some freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Christmas Tree Shaped Pancake Ring Mould

Method:-
1. Drain the tuna chunk, place it in a bowl together with shallot, mayonnaise and pepper. Mix well and set aside.

2. Next using a Christmas Tree shaped cutter, cutout the shape from the bread and repeat the same procedure using sandwich cheese.

3. Put a slice of the cutout sandwich cheese on top of each Christmas Tree cutout before spreading a layer of tuna mixture on it.

4. Arrange the halved cucumber slices to resemble tree leaves and you can add on extra "Stars" cheese and tomato slices to decorate the trees.


Furthermore, other than the Christmas Tree alike sandwiches I also include this Rocky Road Granola with Milk for our breakfast. This is a super yummy treat made by Sherie from Maameemoomoo. I really loves this great combination and I am always craving for it even before bedtime.

Here you go, these are the lovely granola packaging from Maameemoomoo's Christmas collection which is known as Rocky Road Granola (RRG). Each packet has generous amount of chocolate coated rolled oats, roasted almond, cranberries, 46% milk chocolate sticks and fluffy marshmallows. You can find out more about Sherie's homemade Granola at this link HERE which connected to her Granola posts. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone! Have a blessed and fruitful festive season.............

Monday, 3 December 2012

Pancakemisu Using Gold Kili Double Shot White Coffee

Good Morning Everyone! Hope you have a great Monday. If you have not taken your breakfast and still wonder what to prepare for today perhaps you would like to try making this "Pancakemisu" which would be ready in less than 15 minutes time!

As we are in the month of December and Christmas is just around the corner I am sure you are into festive mood just like what we do too. And since pancakes are always one of our family's staple food which I would rotate different flavour at least once or twice a week, I decided to make something new for this festive season.


PANCAKEMISU
(using Gold Kili Instant Double Shot White Coffee)


For  this Pancakemisu, I have adapted the idea from Tiramisu which used coffee and mascarpone cheese (sometime cream cheese) as the main ingredients. Here each layer of fluffy pancake is infused with coffee fragrant from the Gold Kili Double Shot White Coffee which makes it similar to the tiramisu sponge fingers being soaked with coffee mixture.


(Serves: 2 (5 pieces)    | Preparation: 5 minutes   | Cooking: 10 minutes)

Ingredients:
  • 100g Cake Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Melted Butter / Corn Oil
  • 1 Egg (55g)
  • 70ml Fresh Milk
  • 2 Sachets Gold Kili Instant Double Shot White Coffee
  • 2 Tablespoons Caster Sugar
  • 125g Spreadable Cream Cheese
  • Cocoa Powder For Dusting

Method:-
1. Using a balloon whisk, mix cake flour, baking powder, sugar and Gold Kili Instant Double Shot White Coffee together till well mixed.

2. Whisk egg and milk in another bowl till combined.

3. Slowly whisk egg mixture into the flour ingredients follow by melted butter (do not overmix the batter or you would end up having tough and rubbery pancakes).

4. Lightly grease a non-stick pancake pan, ladle in 2 tablespoons of prepared batter, swirl the pan and cook pancake over medium low heat.

5. Turn the pancake over when large air holes appears on the surface of the pancake, cook for another 1 minute or more depending on its thickness. Repeat the process to finish the batter.

6. To assemble the Pancakemisu, spread each piece of pancake with a layer of cream cheese then dust it with some cocoa powder using a fine sieve.

7. Stack up the pancake and serve immediately with a cup of Gold Kili Instant Double Shot White Coffee to perk up your treat.


To impress your guest or enhance the flavour of your Pancakemisu, you could even serve it with a decent scoop of Coffee or Vanilla Ice-cream which makes it taste great when the ice-cream starts to melt. Or with a cup of coffee to fill the air with aromatic fragrant while enjoying this for breakfast or afternoon tea.

Have you tried ABC Juice (recipe) which extract from Apple, Beetroot and Carrot? If you love that do stay tune for more upcoming Christmas recipes which would be on site soon as I would be featuring a new Christmas Cake using Apple, Beetroot and Carrot residues and it's juice.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Rainbow Pancake Vs Geen Pig Pancake

I guess most of us love eye appealing food despite whether you are an Adult or kid. As a mum of one, I hardly used food gel/colouring in our food but in order to achieve the eye catching colours for this Rainbow Pancake I have to use tiny bits of it for the effect. And to obtain the vibrant colours, you could mix your food colouring with some water before adding to your favourite pancake mix, in this way it could prevent over mixed of the pancake mixture and leaving you with nice and fluffy pancakes.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Cheesy Mayo Tuna Toast

Sometime when I am rushing for time or we are bored with the usual rice or porridge dishes for lunch, I would grab a loaf of thick toast or baguette together with a can of tuna to make this Cheesy Mayo Tuna Toast. For this recipe I used PurpleBerry bread which I have found at one of the bakery near our area. We love the taste fruity fragrant of the bread as well as it natural purplish colour.


CHEESY MAYO TUNA TOAST


Often I love to use Tuna Chunk to mix together with some Japanese Mayonnaise and chopped shallot/onion. And in order to make it look more appealing I would do an open face sandwich which look more classy like cafe style. So even though this is homemade but with some quick adjustments and effort we could also serve cafe style brunch at home for our loved ones too!


(Serves: 2Preparation: 10 minutes |  Baking: 3 minutes)

Ingredients:
2 - 4 Pieces of Thick Toast
1 Can Ayam Brand Tuna Chunk In Olive Oil, drained
2 Shallot, finely chopped
1.5 Tablespoon Japanese Mayonnaise
1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Some Cherry Tomato, halves
Shredded Cheese

Method:-
1. Drain tuna chunk, pour it in a s small mixing bowl together with chopped shallot, mayonnaise and black pepper till well combined.

2. Spread the tuna mixture evenly among the bread slices, top with cherry tomato and shredded cheese.

3. Baked in a toaster oven for about 3 - 5 minutes till cheese melt and slight golden in colour.

4. Remove garnish with some parsley flakes and extra mayonnaise and serve immediately.

Tip:
~ You could use any tuna of your choice for this recipe.

~ Mayonnaise could be omitted for healthier choice.


Friday, 28 September 2012

Homemade Granola By Maameemoomoo

Granola is a popular breakfast choice or snack in western countries. It usually consists of rolled oats, nuts, honey and sometime dried fruits such as raisins, dates and etc are added to it. Recently one of my bestie Sherie, from Maameemoomoo is selling her homemade Granola (read more here) to friends and readers who loves this delicious breakfast snack.

As you can see from the photo above, Sherie is very generous with her Granola ingredients and you can easily spot Rolled oat, almond, cashew nut, sesame seed, cranberry, wheatgerm, Flaxseeds and even wolfberries! Occasionally, Sherie would also add in a "surprise" ingredients on top of the usual ones to surprise the customers too. And guess what I think I found dried Jack fruits in my recent pack that I have purchased :p Below are some of the ways that I have incorporate these delicious healthy snacks into my daily meal.


{For Breakfast/Dessert/Snack} You could serve Granola together either Oats Porridge or Plain Yogurt (such as Greek Yogurt). I love mine with either homemade (recipe) or store bought yogurt from Yogurt Place, Yammi Yogurt or etc.


{For Breakfast/Snack}This is super yummy! I love to scatter some Granola on top of my Peanut Butter Toast for that extra crunch and texture. Imagine biting the crust of the thick toast with generous spread of peanut butter together with those crunchy oats and almond....... Yummy!


{Salad} Instead of adding Crouton (small pieces of sauteed or baked bread) to your usual salad, why not try to add in one or two tablespoon of Granola plus some strawberries or orange segment to perk up your lunch diet. I love the mixture of the greens, with juicy fruits and crunchy bits of tasty Granola.

{Dessert}Trust me, if you have not try adding Granola to ice-cream before, you have to try this. The sweet, smooth and icy ice-cream makes it a prefect match to go with the Granola which is a tiny bit of salty plus caramel flavour from the honey. Great match!

For those who are new to Granola, perhaps you could go for the "Try First" pack at S$9.90 weighing 320g.

This is the "Wah, I like!" pack at S$15.90 weighing 500g with huge arse juicy figs, weight (80-90g) excluded from the 500g weight.


GRANOLA In 3 sizes:

~ Try First : S$9.90 per 320g pack

~ Wah, I like! : S$15.90 per 500g pack
(with huge arse juicy figs, weight (80-90g) excluded)

~ I want moreeeeee! : S$29.90 per 1kg pack


{To Order} You can email Sherie, maameemoomoo@gmail.com for more details, or you could check out her post on Granola HERE. Till then, have a great weekend everyone!

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