Breakfast Overnight Rolls

Breakfast Overnight Rolls

Last week, for mother’s day, I made Sweet Potato, Avocado and Eggs Hash for breakfast, and I also made bread! These rolls are really easy to make and have a bit of a crunchy crust with a soft interior.
Breakfast Overnight Rolls

They might just look like potatoes, but I assure you it tastes much better than a raw potato. I like how they’re single portions because it makes it so much cuter and easier to serve because you don’t need to cut out a slice from a big loaf.
Breakfast Overnight Rolls

In other news, I submitted a few of my photos to foodgawker.com (check out my profile here) and although many were declined, I had three of them accepted! I never knew what a big difference it would make though, but yesterday I was amazed that my daily views tripled just because of those three photos. Incredible, huh? I will now stop being lazy put more effort into submitting photos!
Breakfast Overnight Rolls

Breakfast Overnight Rolls

  • Servings: 8
  • Time: Overnight (Prep 15 mins)
  • Difficulty: Easy
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 Adapted from: Bread for Breakfast: Foolproof Overnight Rolls
An easy breakfast roll that can be prepared the night before for a delicious morning meal. Crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside.
Ingredients:
1 tsp. active dry yeast
1  1/5 cup (300 g) cold water
2  7/8 cup (320 g) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (72 g) whole wheat flour
1  1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the water, then mix in the flours until starts forming a dough. Add in the salt and knead with your hands until thoroughly mixed. It will be sticky but that’s ok. Cover the bowl with a plate or plastic wrap and let rest overnight at room temperature.
  2. In the morning, preheat oven to 250 °C (482 °F). Transfer risen dough onto a floured surface and fold the corners of the dough into the middle until it forms a rectangular package. Cover with a bowl for 45 minutes.
  3. Uncover and cut into 8 pieces. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes then reduce temperature to  210 °C (410 °F) and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Serve straight away!

Sweet Potato, Avocado and Eggs Hash

Sweet Potato, Avocado and Eggs Hash

Happy Mother’s Day for all those mothers out there! Today my brother and I prepared breakfast for my mom and this dish was the star.
Sweet Potato, Avocado and Eggs Hash

We actually have a video of when we were younger, making breakfast for my mom, and it’s terribly funny. My brother had to stand on a chair to reach the stove-top and he had so much trouble cooking a simple egg that he had to call me over for help (you can hear the fear in his voice). Then he tries to cut the bread, but it’s looks terrible, so I go over and try, which results in me cutting an even worse slice. In the end, we manage to plate the scrambled eggs on a really overly thick slice of bread, and I complete it by just randomly putting an unpeeled banana on top. Least to say, it was not my best dish.

Thankfully, well I think, I’ve improved from those earlier experiments in the kitchen.Read More »

Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

My pictures are really cringy today but I can affirm that it tasted really good! It’s kind of like an iced matcha latte with all the health benefits for breakfast. So I just searched this up now (if I said I didn’t rely on the internet I would be lying), and matcha is actually really good for your metabolism and burning calories. It also enhances you mood and calms you down.
Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds, on the other hand, provide healthy omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and tons of other good stuff. I also have a few other chia seed pudding recipes if you don’t like matcha: banana chocolate, lemon blueberry and vanilla Greek yogurt.Read More »

Tropical Blueberry Smoothie

Tropical Blueberry Smoothie

I’m going to Hong Kong soon!!! Just one more week of school and then I’m off. I actually can’t wait for all the delicious food and the much warmer weather than we’ve been having over here. Like can you believe it’s snowing in March? I fear this city is adopting Quebec’s weather 😦 .
Tropical Blueberry Smoothie

Weirdly, although it’s really cold outside (well, for me it is because I’m a naturally cold person), I still love making smoothies, yogurt bowls, chocolate banana chia seed pudding and all sorts of cold stuff for breakfast. Read More »

Apple Banana Oatmeal with Almond Butter

Apple Banana Oatmeal with Almond Butter

Since breakfast is normally coined the most important meal of the day, you probably understand that skipping breakfast is kinda bad for your health. But do you know why?
Apple Banana Oatmeal with Almond Butter

Some of my friends skip breakfast constantly so this is for you guys ;).

Reasons why you need breakfast:

  1. It gives you energy!
  2. You’re actually less likely to be overweight if you eat breakfast because you’ll feel less compelled to reach for sugary snacks during the day.
  3. It improves memory and concentration levels, so you’ll get better grades at school.
  4. It makes us happier and reduces stress levels.
  5. Provides essential nutrients that you might not get for the rest of the day.

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Vanilla Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding

Vanilla Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding

There’s only one week before Christmas! Although we’re usually never home during that day, we still celebrate it, just somewhere else. Like this year, we’ll be going to Mexico (so this is my last blog post of 2016) and I can’t wait. The temperature there is supposed to around 20 to 30 degrees, which is way better than the below zero temperatures we’ve been receiving at home. And I hate the cold.Vanilla Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding

The frigid air did not prevent me from making chia seed pudding (even though it’s probably the coldest breakfast you can make) because I can’t hep myself. I just love it so much. (And chia seeds, among other things, are loaded with antioxidants so it’s a win-win!)Read More »

Crunchy Gluten-Free Waffles

Crunchy Gluten-Free Waffles

Being half-Belgian, waffles are a must in our household. Sure, it’s not something we eat everyday, but when we do, we cherish it. There is a traditional recipe, Belgian Liege waffles, which is a thick waffle filled with crunchy sugar pieces, but it’s not very healthy, especially with all the butter and sugar. This is a simpler, healthier version of it which is pretty much a waffle that actually tastes like a thin waffle cookie, or in proper terms “Pizelle” (for those food experts).
Crunchy Gluten-Free Waffles

Please pardon the random banana slices. I was in a rush and the waffles looked so plain so I thought that adding fruit would look better, but, as I said, I was in a rush so they weren’t cut or placed very well. I might’ve been also a bit distracted by the crazy turn of events *ahem, USA elections* that happened this past week. I’m not from the States but it still shocked me.Read More »

Healthier Cranberry Scones

Healthier Cranberry Scones

On Saturday, I was at the Cranberry fest for volunteering and it was pouring rain! It also didn’t help that my station was right next to the performances and one of them was crazy high-pitched bagpipes. For that performance, I was crouching behind my recycling bins, trying to put a barrier in between me and that noise. Yes, I did look a little crazy but the music was loud!

Healthier Cranberry Scones

Thinking back, I probably looked like a madwoman who hovered around the recycling bins for the entire day and I’m pretty sure I inadvertently photobombed most of the performers’ pictures. Hey, it’s not my fault my station was placed right beside the stage!

But wait! There is a good ending to this story.

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Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

So the chia seed pudding at the bottom is completely optional, but it does look nicer and don’t forget, chia seeds are loaded with fibers, Omega-3 fatty acids and proteins. The blueberries give the smoothie that particular bright bluish-red colour naturally. I’ve also seen Spirulina, a blue-green algae, used in smoothies for a light blue look, but I’ve never tried it myself. How did they even turn algae into a powder? Mind blowing.
Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Really loved how this turned out! This was definitely a pleasant change from my usual avocado and banana smoothies in the morning.

On another note, I’ve been trying to find a project for my Projet Personnel (a very important project!) I’ll have to do next year in school but I keep changing ideas because I keep thinking it’s not good.Read More »

Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

So I have awesome news today: I made these waffles for lunch.

Kidding.

That is still kind of awesome, but what I really wanted to tell you is that I received some exciting news in the mail yesterday (including a book!).Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

Okay, but before I get there, let me just describe how awesome (or at least to me they were) these waffles are:

Soft on the inside.
Crispy edges.
Healthy.
Lipsmackingly tasty.
Sweet burst of blueberries.
Glistening maple syrup.

Yeah. I inserted healthy in the middle. Because that is partly why the waffle is so good (there’s even no butter, oil or eggs in this but it still tastes good!).
Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

Now the story about the letter in the mail. So yesterday, after I arrived from school (early dismissal!), there was a big package on the counter. Read More »