I used to always purchase commercial brand cereals for breakfast. It was simple, quick and convenient. However, the more I cook, the more conscious I am about the ingredients in my food. Now, I never buy boxed cereal and try to diversify my morning plate with some delicious and healthy breakfast alternatives. It’s great to know the ingredients that go into my morning breakfast are generally all natural and good for me. The below breakfast alternatives are rich in protein and fiber, packed with vitamins and very fresh. These ideas take anywhere from 3 – 15 minutes.
I just returned from vacation in France, where I visited Loire Valley and Bretagne. Lots of sun-filled days were spent exploring 14th and 15th century castles, picnicking under trees, buying fresh veggies and fruits from markets and of course indulging in French cuisine. What I love most about French food is the pureness and simple complexity of it. Roasted ripe cherry tomatoes presented over a palette of greens. Simple ingredients that we can find in our garden, yet with an unexpected twist making it seem somewhat complex. Presentation is not a strength of mine, but after returning from France, it’s something I’d like to play around with, sometimes, just for fun.
Here are a few pictures from my travel eats.
whipped crab and potatoes on top of guacomole with a side of raddicio
Dessert: Paris Brest
Sugarless cottoncandy with a rasperry syrup
Tomatoes and sundried tomatoes with a bed of salad topped with fresh herbs
risotto + risotto stuffed tortellini and an oyster
pasta topped with peas, zucchini, cream sauce, paprika and fish
vegetable gaspacho with fresh salsa and croutons
The cotton candy was amazing! It was served with a fresh raspberry syrup and a droplet, as the syrup was poured over the candy, it zigzagged in and out of little air channels, quite mesmerizing to see.
What are your favorite dishes from your summer holiday?