No-Egg Salad – Negg Salad – Vegg salad!

One of my close friends decided to go Vegan 2 Months ago (*happy*) She came over for a brunch a weeks ago and I wanted to make something she would really love. As she used to love(!!!) eggs and all … Continue reading

A little Star was baked

This post is not about a new Recipe. March 2014, while visiting my friend in Holland, I prepared them for the first time. Since that day I have made these Breakfast Baskets so many times. Sometimes I changed the Cheese, … Continue reading

A Homage to Fruits and Breakfast

Dear fructose intolerant reader I guess this post is not meant for your eyes, as you will probably not find joy in reading it. Dear fruit lover/ Breakfast and Brunch Fanatic, “Let’s eat the Rainbow”-preaching Reader Welcome to an other … Continue reading

Jazz up your Easter Brunch…with my baked Porridge Bowl

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I wasn’t sure how this baked Porridge with Smoothie Cream would work out. But it was really worth it!!
I started to crave for a colourful fruity breakfast bowl, after seeing Katrina’s delicious looking Breakfast bowls from The colourful kitchen .
I changed it a bit, by baking my oats. What I like about this dish is, that you can use the fruits and nuts you like or have at home and create your very own perfect Baked Porridge Bowl.
I mixed my Oats with Soy flakes, Berries and Nut cream and made a smoothie with Banana, Berries, Ginger, Seabuckthorn juice (Vitamin boost) and Soy milk and topped it with Banana, Pine Apple, Chia Seeds and Goji Berries.
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It’s a tasty contrast between the hot Porridge and the cold Smoothie.
Find my Recipe Here or go to “Breakfast”
Pssst, by the way: looking for an other fast and easy Brunch Highlight? Have a look at my Breakfast Baskets.

I wish everyone a great easter weekend!!!
Lots of love and delicious moments!
Emily

Spring Brunch with an Egg in a Basket

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This morning spring was in front of the door and I decided to jazz up our brunch with yummie Breakfast Baskets, with Ham, Egg, Onion, Cheese, Creme fraiche and Chives. A lovely dish for a brunch. Looks cute, tastes good and can be prepared a few hours in advanced, before you bake them.
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Only 12 minutes in the oven, and the yolk is still runny in the middle and blends with the creamy filling of the crunchy pastry….
Find the Recipe Here or go to “Breakfast”
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A delicious weekend everyone!
Emily

Oats, Nuts and Seeds for a power Snack or Breakfast to go

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Granola Bars are great to make. In my recipe you just mix all the ingredients in a bowl, spread it on the baking paper and bake them….no kitchen magic or sensationell trick. The great thing about making Granola bars is, that you can use the Oats you like, Nuts and fruits you like and mix them with whatever you can find in the kitchen, that would taste yummie in a Granola bar.
I never buy them, because for me they are always too sweet and I like to know what ingredients I eat…
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This Recipe isn’t too sweet, but its very tasteful, crunchy on the outside, moist in the inside.
Find the Recipe here or go to “Breakfast” (even though it can also be a great Snack):)

A good weekend to everyone
Emily

The Proof of the Pudding is in the eating

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Chia Pudding is nothing new anymore. But still it is so delicious and easy made and in my eyes worth a post. We already know: They contain antioxidants, calcium, potassium, iron, omega-3 and omega-6. Delicious and healthy? Always good news!

How can this little seed make a Pudding?

If the seeds are placed in liquid, the seeds form a highly mucoid polysaccharide. This changes the liquid into a gel-like consistency.

If you are on a gluten free diet, this seed can make creams and sauces thick and can sometimes replace flour. Just grind it before using.

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As it is winter time and we don’t have too many seasonal fruits besides apples, I decided to take frozen blueberries and a ripe banana. But the combinations are endless. Here a few of my favorite ones:

– with Mango and roasted Coconut
– with Pineapple and roasted Coconut
– with Fresh wild Berries or pomegranate
– With fresh Peaches and Vanilla
– Mocha: Mix an espresso and 1 Tbsp. unsweetened Cacao with the Milk and the Chia
– With a few spoons of Pumpkin Puree and some Cinnamon and Nutmeg
– with Figs and Dates and some crushed Cashews on top
– with Apples (Precook with a cinnamon stick until soft, cool off before mixing) and grated Hazelnuts
– with grated Carrots, Cinnamon, a bit Lemon juice, crushed roasted Hazelnuts
– Acai and Banana
– Strawberries and Vanilla
– Add Peanut butter to the Chia-Milk and make a Cherry or berry layer
… etc etc…

Top off with crunchy roasted nuts or seeds or add some granola for your perfect breakfast.

Find this Recipe here or go to “Vegan delight bite”

Enjoy! Emily

For Smoothie and Coffee Lovers…

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The opinions vary when it comes to Coffee and health. I believe, as I believe with almost everything “the dose makes the poison” (Thanks Mr. Paracelsus…what would we do without you?! Probably drink ourselfs to death with Coffee Smoothies…)
For all Coffee Lovers, here my Recipe for my vegan Energy Boost Coffee Smoothie. Sometimes with Cacao, sometimes with Vanilla, but always luscious!
It’s the perfect breakfast or lunch or just your little (big) treat for the day…
Seriously, if I could, I would swimm in it.

Find this Recipe here or go to “Breakfast”

Why Banana:
They are high in potassium and magnesium. Saturate quickly and persistently.
Why Chia Seeds:
Chia contain 5x more Calcium then milk. Also it has lots of antioxidants and omg3
Why Almonds:
Much of vitamin E, beta-carotene, calcium, iron and B vitamins. Even the rare trace elements zinc, selenium and fluoride are found in almonds.
Why Cacao:
It is rich in protein and contains plenty of fiber. The gently stimulating effect, which many feel in cocoa, is based on its content of theobromine, theophylline, and (very little) caffeine. It contains magnesium and potassium as well as valuable antioxidants that protect our cells from free radicals and premature aging. It has a mood-lifting effect through serotonin and dopamine. Cocoa is also good for the heart and circulation, as the flavonols (phytochemicals) make the blood vessels more elastic and can lower the blood pressure.
Why Vanilla:
The scent of vanilla can relieve stress, restlessness, anxiety, depression, insomnia and feelings of hunger. Reason is that vanilla stimulates the production of the happiness hormone serotonin in the brain.
It is effective for stomach upsets, sickness during pregnancy and cough

Enjoy! Emily

Stay healthy through long winters, with my Morning Kick Smoothie!

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There is not yet an end to this winter. So here a way to give your immune system a kick…..a really delicious one!
My Morning Kick Smoothie! Find this vegan Recipe under “Breakfast”

Why Blueberries:
They contain cancer-preventing ingredients and antioxidants
Why Pomegranate:
The fruits can keep blood sugar levels stable, inhibit inflammation and help with digestive problems.
Why Ginger:
Ginger is anti-inflammatory, expectorant and analgesic. Ginger tea can help with digestive problems, as a bath it can solve additive muscle tension. It helps if you get car, bus or plane sick, if you chew on a piece of ginger.
Why Seabuckthorn juice:
Sea buckthorn is an effective natural remedy for colds, flu, and apply to strengthen the defenses. It has a high content of calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, several B vitamins and provitamin A.
Why Chia:
Chia contain 5x more Calcium then milk. Also it has lots of antioxidants and omg3

A great weekend everyone! And stay healthy,
Emily Lovestone

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Winter Jam – Baked Apple

Merry Christmas everyone!!!! Here a little (and late) Christmas gift Idea…or just a nice recipe for a Winter Brunch…..
Mmmh, I looove baked apples, with Nuts, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cardamon….the lovely smell of winter from the oven. So, this year I made this Jam as a christmas gift….
I didn’t bake the apples, but the mix of all those wonderful delightful ingredients become a baked apple taste….
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I don’t have too much experience with Jam making and I have to say, the Jam was more liquid then I expected it to be, more like a Honey consistence, but the smell and taste is exactly what I wished for….
Someone told me, that I should just reheat it, to make it thinker…(?) I’ll try that next time.
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Find the Baked-Apple-Jam under “Breakfast”
Have a wonderful christmas and a haaaaaappy New Year!
Love, Emily Lovestone