Be Smart and Start Your Day with this Healthy Smoothie

Do you like to start your day with a healthy smoothie? Do you also like to start your day with a coffee? I am guessing most people answer the second question with a resounding, “Yes” and a fair proportion also answer “Yes” to the first question, especially the more health-conscious folks. But what if you could combine both and get the best of both worlds? When visiting Antigua in Guatemala, surely the most beautifully-preserved, Spanish, colonial city in all the … Read More

This is the Best Ever Simple Cheesy Bacon Grits

When traveling through the American south, you will find grits on offer in almost every eatery, from fancy restaurant through to roadside diner, or at least it seems that way. Simple cheesy bacon grits are easy to make and full of flavor!  Gluten free too! For an Australian, and with name like grits, this is surely an ingredient to avoid at all costs! I mean what are grits and what is it with that name? One of the great joys … Read More

The Secrets of the Swiss Potato Rosti Revealed

Swiss potato rosti is simple to make for a very gourmet breakfast, lunch or brunch. It is probably the inspiration for the American “hash brown”. Many people consider it to be the Swiss National dish, especially those living in German-speaking Switzerland. It is a delicious dish to make and provides some indoor “exercise” with a fair amount of potato grating to be undertaken. Sounds like a good excuse to involve the kids to me, not just the grating but the … Read More

Simple Home Made Muesli with Yogurt, Rhubarb, and Honey

Muesli – healthy and quick to make from inexpensive pantry ingredients. Today we feature our favorite home made muesli recipe. Combined, with yogurt, rhubarb and honey, muesli becomes a quick but decadent breakfast that leaves you satisfied and feeling good. It’s easy to prepare muesli, poached rhubarb and even yogurt on the weekend and then weekday breakfasts become a quick exercise. There is something satisfying about making your own stuff that leaves you feeling good about life. But firstly, what … Read More

Healthy Avocado Smash for Breakfast

Melbourne breakfasts are some of the best in the world. Why? Well, believe it or not, it is a subject I have given considerable thought to as we work our way around the world indulging ourselves in great food, and I have three reasons: variety, originality and freshness. There is some serious thought and effort that goes into breakfast menus in Melbourne. Fusion, which is a food description I don’t use often, is a big part of what makes breakfast … Read More

How to Easily Make Genuine Vietnamese Coffee

Looking for a great coffee, but want to try something different?  Why not try Vietnamese coffee?  Delicious served either hot or cold it is wickedly strong, sweet, rich and refreshing all at the same time. Try a ca phe sua nong (hot coffee with milk) or If the weather is too hot and/or humid, try ca phe sua da, (ice coffee with milk) Once tasted, you will be coming back for more. Coffee in Vietnam Another French legacy for the … Read More

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