Bircher Muesli: a very quick brekkie

My first encounter with Bircher Muesli was at a hotel breakfast buffet: it was strangely more-ish.  Since then, I cannot resist having a bowl when I see it in the buffet line.

As much as I enjoyed it, I never thought of making it myself, until I saw it in Deliciously Ella: Every Day.  I couldn’t believe it was really that simple.  Till I tried it.  It is.

  • 1 apple
  • 45g rolled oats
  • 40g raisins (I used cranberries because I ran out of raisins)
  • 15g sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 125ml plant-based milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup, date syrup or honey (optional – I omitted)
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Chopped (instead of grated) apples mixed with the other goodies.
  1. Grate the apple into a bowl (I chopped mine into small pieces).
  2. Add all the other ingredients & stir together.
  3. Place the mix in an airtight container and leave in the fridge for about 6 hours to allow the oats to soften & absorb the milk. You can continue to store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  4. Restore to room temperature before serving.
  5. Top with fruit and nuts.

Note: if you want an extra creamy muesli, add 1 Tbsp of coconut yogurt or plain yogurt before serving.

This recipe is meant for 1 serving, but I ate it over 3 brekkies.  Maybe it stretched further because I added more fruit & nut on top of it.

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More fruit (frozen blueberries) & seeds (pumpkin) on top of the Bircher Muesli.

 

 

Quinoa & Ginger Porridge

One of my favourite bedside books is Deliciously Ella: Every Day.  I flip through it often, drooling over the beautiful photos, and dreaming of which recipe I will make.

One of my favourite brekkies is steel-cut oats, cooked in water (not milk), then topped with all sorts of fruits & nuts.  A close second for a breakfast bowl is rolled oat porridge, also topped with fruit & nut.   I decided I would do something different and try quinoa as a base for my brekkie bowl. Continue reading “Quinoa & Ginger Porridge”

Hoshino Coffee: The Incredible Lightness of Being

I love Bling!  and so, inevitably, I love chandeliers and lighting which is sparkly & well, anything that shines!

This beauty in my Feature Photo is whimsically placed: the faux opulence of wood panelling, gilded framed mirror, adjacent to exposed pipes & wiring on the ceiling.  It gave this Hoshino Coffee at Raffles Medical Holland Village,  a very whimsical feel, along with the fun seating (think leather sofas, corner seats looking out onto busy Holland Village, the waitstaff immaculately attired, Butler-style. Continue reading “Hoshino Coffee: The Incredible Lightness of Being”

Brekkie is the Best!

I love breakfast!

Never thought I’d hear myself saying this as I really am not a morning person.  I still can’t eat first thing when I wake up, but a couple of hours later, I really enjoy this first meal of the day.  And breakfast foods, I could eat them all day long: pancakes, oatmeal, omelettes, French toast … what am I saying, I do eat breakfast foods for lunch, and sometimes, even for dinner! Continue reading “Brekkie is the Best!”