Breakfast & Brunch

Start your day off with a delicious and filling breakfast! I have tons of great ideas for quick breakfasts during the week, or more elaborate brunch recipes for the weekend!

Morning Glory Muffins

These Morning Glory Muffins are a real treat to wake up to in the morning. Loaded with carrots, apple, walnuts and pumpkin seeds, these muffins make a healthy and nutritious breakfast any day of the week!

Rhubarb French Toast 

If you have lots of rhubarb on hand, the best way to use it up is in this recipe. Tart rhubarb is sweetened with a touch of sugar and is drizzled over top of the most perfect French Toast. Top it all off with some maple syrup and strawberries, and you will have an elegant breakfast!

 

Quiche Florentine

If you are looking to impress your brunch guests, you must serve this elegant Quiche Florentine. Made with tons of spinach, eggs, cheese and shallots, this vegetarian recipe will satisfy everyone (especially if mimosas are involved :P)!

 

Tartines

A tartine is an open-faced sandwich that is dressed with any toppings that you like. From the classic French Radish & Butter Tartine, to the avocado-toast inspired Fava Tartine to a Québécois Montreal Lox Bagel Tartine, you have all your bases covered. Serve these for breakfast, lunch, dinner or eat them as a snack. They are good 24/7.

Honeyed Greek Yogurt with Blueberry Jam

This breakfast recipe is a delicious and healthy way to start off your day! Greek yogurt is packed with lots of protein and blueberries contain lots of antioxidants. A little sweetness from local honey and a bit of lemon zest make this breakfast recipes seem like a healthy dessert!

Croque Monsieur & Madame

This classic French sandwich is a great at any time of day. Serve the traditional Croque Monsieur at lunch or dinner with a salad or serve it at breakfast and brunch Croque Madame style- topped with a freshly fried egg. Simply take a bite out of this tasty sandwich and you will feel like you are in a bistro in Paris!

Borek (Meat & Cheese Versions)

Burek, börek, bureka, whatever you call these tasty little treats, they are guaranteed to be delicious. Serve these savoury Turkish pastries for breakfast or brunch with a side salad.

Citrus & Mint Salad

Fruit salad just got taken to a whole new level with this Citrus & Mint Salad. This sweet, tangy, and refreshing salad celebrates the wonderful citrus fruits that are in season. I used Blood oranges, Navel oranges, and Ruby Red grapefruit. Topped off with some refreshing sliced mint, crunchy almonds, and sweet maple syrup, you can enjoy this any time of day!

Green Smoothie

Smoothies are hardly recipes at all, but getting the proportions right really helps in making the smoothie taste good. This Green Smoothie gets it’s green colour from a cup of fresh spinach. This smoothie looks good and is good for you!

IMG_5059Broiled Grapefruit with Ginger & Honey

I had this breakfast for the first time at a cute little B&B and I have been making it ever since. I immediately fell in love with this combination of sweet, sour and spicy flavours and the overall lightness and freshness of this broiled fruit. Serve with yogurt and granola and you will be ready to take on the day!

img_2675Eggs in Purgatory

Brunch is my favourite meal of the day and I always opt for something savoury… and with eggs of course. This recipe for Eggs in Purgatory is a simple recipe that can be whipped up faster than it will take you to get through the line at your local brunch eatery.Eggs are poached perfectly in a spicy tomato sauce and is slopped up with garlic toast. Yeah… brunch is always a good idea.

0480add4-b26c-4946-9ced-f1a68c10d853Winter Fruit Salad

During our long Canadian winters when the majority of the country is frozen, it is typical for every fruit in the grocery store to have a passport. Many fruits that are sold in BC and throughout Canada this time of year are imported from warmer climates- particularly from California and Mexico. While these fruits aren’t local, we still need to eat fruit to get our vitamins and to stay healthy. This Winter Fruit Salad combines all the most flavourful fruits of the season together in salad form with classic winter flavours.

Oh So Fluffy PancakesOh So Fluffy Pancakes

It’s Sunday morning and you know what the means: Sunday brunch! Rather than putting in effort to getting up early and making your way to a bustling brunch spot, why not sleep in and make brunch at home? This pancake recipe is very simple to make and can be topped with any ingredients you like! So skip the lines at the cafes and relax at home… brunch tastes way better in your PJ’s anyways.

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