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Whats wrong with me: Tasty Tofu Scramble

If youre a reader of The Kitchn, youll know that the past week has been vegan-themed over there. There have been new recipes, thought-provoking discussions and round-ups from their vast archives. For my part, Ive long maintained that I could never go vegan; I was born with a rare condition that would make this impossible for me. Namely, my insides are 15% cheese, and if I dont maintain that ratio, I will die. Read more

Morning Madness: Muesli

What do you eat for breakfast when youre truly pushed for time? If Im completely honest, my answer is nothing or (perhaps even worse) toast made with white bread and topped with processed peanut butter (yum). Of course, neither of those options fills me up for long. And these days, its imperative that I leave the house fuelled and on time. Read more

No need to forage: Green Pea Pancakes

Green Pea Pancakes

I just love fresh peas. Not only are they delicious crisp and juicy, tasting of pure summer but theyre fun, too. Unlike their difficult Springtime sister the broad bean, peas require very little in the prep department. Theres no tearing at leathery skins and coaxing beans from their furry beds, before boiling and skinning them individually, Thank God. With peas its simply a matter of zipping open the pods and pushing out the perfect green jewels within. As monotonous kitchen chores go, pea-podding is pretty great. Read more

The Mother of Invention: Muffin-cup Frittatas with Pasta, Feta and Mint

Muffin-cup frittatas with pasta, feta and mint

They do say that necessity is the mother of invention, and though I cant quite claim to have invented muffin-cup frittatas (it seems that, oh, 90,000-odd people thought of it first), Id say the phrase definitely rings true here. Read more

Almost authentic: Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Corn

Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Corn

Weve been eating a lot of scrambled eggs lately, both for weekend breakfasts and quick dinners during the week. While 2008 was definitely the Year of the Fried Egg around here, scrambled eggs have emerged as a late frontrunner in 2009. Who knows what next year will hold, but I dont see our tastes changing anytime soon- theyre simply too delicious. Read more

Never looked so good: Apricot-Cinnamon Porridge with Peaches and Cr?me Fraîche

Apricot-Cinnamon Porridge

Before I head out to the farmers market, I wanted to share this quick breakfast with you. I made this the other day, when there was almost nothing in the house in the way of food. Seriously- it was one of those days when you wake up inexplicably starving, yet theres nary an egg, piece of bread or cup of cereal to be found. Read more

Breakfast or bust: Eggs in a Spicy Chickpea Purgatory

Eggs in a Spicy Chickpea Purgatory

Im the kind of person who can eat anything for breakfast. While I love sweet treats like sticky buns, home-baked scones or granola, Im just as inclined to reach for something savoury of a morning. I know people for whom this would be impossible; anything remotely salty passing their lips before noon results in stomach aches and dramatics. Oh well, more for the rest of us. Read more

Phased in: Homemade Granola

homemade granola

With breakfast more so than with any other meal, I tend to go through phases. Ill have toast for weeks, or quinoa, or eggs- a few months ago it was fruit smoothies every day. Truthfully, there are only so many things you can eat for breakfast (though Mark Bittman disagrees*), so these phases tend to repeat themselves.

(*I shouldnt be so dismissive of poor Marks savoury-breakfast crusade. After all, my all-time favourite breakfast is cold, leftover pizza.) Read more

Sunday breakfast: Pain au chocolat

pain au chocolat with coffee

This mornings breakfast, made with the leftover danish pastry dough.  Otherwise known as perfection. Read more

Sunday morning leftovers: Salmon, Asparagus and Dill Frittata

frittata on plate

To me, Sunday is the best day of the week to enjoy a leisurely brunch. Something about its lazy pace seems particularly suited to sitting down with good company, a mug of coffee and something delicious to eat. Back in my non-cooking university days, this ritual generally took the form of a meal at the pub around the corner from my apartment. My roommate and I would drag ourselves out of bed and make our way, boyfriends in tow, to where delicious homebaked muffins, unnaturally cheerful waiters and (on occasion) strong mimosas awaited us. Read more