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.

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.

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!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

{Bento} Happy 47th Birthday Singapore

Today is eve of Singapore National Day where most of the local schools are having short sessions in the morning for Pre-National Day celebration. And because of this special day, I have prepared this easy and yet meaningful snack box for my boy to bring to school. 

This unique lunchbox is one of the items from my recent Zespri® Introductory Bag for the Zespri®  14-Day Daily Scoop Amazing Challenge event. And for a bento accessories collector like me, this is definitely a "gem" to add into my collections whereby I can prepare yummy snack plus safe keep the kiwifruit.


NATIONAL DAY BENTO


As you can see the size of this unique lunchbox is about the size of our normal sandwich bread and you can also make use of it to put mini packet of juice, cookies and etc as sides. Mostly important thing is, there is a special compartment for storing kiwifruit which is a plus point that I love. In this way I can keep the fruit as whole without cutting to retain it's freshness,  at the same time kiwifruit also helps to add extra Vitamin C to my kid's daily diet.


(Serves: 1        | Preparation: 10 minutes    | Cooking: 3 minutes)

Ingredients:
2 Slices Sandwich Bread
1 Slice Picnic Ham
1 Slice of Sandwich Cheese
1 Zesperi® Gold/Green Kiwifruit
1 Mini Packet of Juice or Milo
Some Cheese Cubes
Some Cookies or Seedless Grapes


Method:-
1. Either blanched the picnic ham in boiling water or lightly pan-fry it for 20 seconds on each side, remove and set aside.

2. Using a 8cm pie cutter or mug, cut out round shaped from the bread slices. Repeat the same steps for the cooked ham and with a knife cut it into halve length wise.

3. Next with the round and star shape food cutters (read more on cutters HERE), cut out the crescent and five stars that represent our Singapore National Flag and use a tweezer to assemble them on the ham shown above.

4. When done, sandwich the remaining the ham and cheese(trim a bit) with the cutout bread. Top with the decorated Singapore National Flag Ham and place it in the prepared lunchbox.

5. To complete the bento box, add in some sides such as mini packet of juice or milo, cookies, cheese cubes or etc.

6. Lastly remember to put in either Zesperi® Gold/Green Kiwifruit in the special compartment allocated for it.

If you still remember, last year I also made a "National Day Bento" using Chicken Rice, Putu Mayam, Ondeh Ondeh and etc to represent the multi-races in Singapore. But this round indeed I made something more simple which I believed you can also pack something similar for your kids snack box.

One of our breakfast with Zespri® Gold Kiwifruit shared via my Instagram

Since now is the peak season of kiwifruits, you can be assured that both Zespri® Gold and Green do taste sweet when they are ripe. So remember to include this wonder Zespri® Kiwifruits which has 5 times the nutritious of apples in your family daily diet too!

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