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Breakfast

Corn fritters

Corn fritters

In this recipe, crisp, juicy corn kernels are added to a thick batter flavoured with chilli and fresh coriander, and then pan-fried in big spoonfuls. Piled on a bed of watercress and drizzled with a minted spring onion and yogurt sauce, the fritters make a quick, easy meal.

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Created in the 1920s at Delmonico's restaurant in New York City, this dish traditionally uses ham or bacon and a rich butter sauce. Here, a lower-fat yogurt and chive hollandaise contrasts with the richness of poached eggs and lean prosciutto, to make a lighter, but equally special version.

Things on Toast

Things on Toast

When time is short, throw together something healthy and sustaining ‘on toast’. Here are some ideas for nutritious toast toppings. Choose wholegrain bread or mixed grain types or rye or pumpernickel.
Yogurt cheese on toast

Yogurt cheese on toast

Labna, also spelt labne, labneh or labnah, is a drained yogurt-based cheese popular on mezze platters in Middle Eastern cuisine. It can be drained for longer than 24 hours; the longer it is drained, the firmer it will become. Labna will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
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Spicy Vegetables with Eggs

Spicy Vegetables with Eggs

Quick and easy to prepare, this dish is an ideal midweek dinner but the colourful ingredients make it perfect for a celebratory meal, too. Originating in North Africa, it is also known as chakchouka.
Lets Do Brunch!

Let’s Do Brunch!

Lazy weekends or indulgent late mornings are the best time to enjoy a leisurely brunch. To make it easy, keep the following convenience staples in your pantry or freezer: maple syrup, canned corn, rolled oats, frozen spinach and peas, frozen berries and, of course, always have eggs in your fridge!

Ricotta Pancakes with Fresh Fruit

Ricotta Pancakes with Fresh Fruit

For a special brunch, treat yourself to a plate of pretty pancakes. To warm honey for drizzling, try heating it in the microwave for a few seconds.

Quinoa and Cranberry Porridge

Quinoa and Cranberry Porridge

Make this new twist on a traditional porridge to brighten a cold winter morning. Cranberries contain many valuable nutrients but they have a limited season so are usually available in frozen or dried form.

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Rosti with horseradish

Rosti with horseradish

Horseradish cream adds a lovely flavour to this traditonal Swiss dish.

Quick Ham and Cheese Quiche

Quick Ham and Cheese Quiche

With ready-rolled shortcrust pastry you can whip up a tasty, homemade quiche in no time, then leave it to bake. A colourful salad and boiled new potatoes go with it perfectly.

Oatmeal Porridge

Oatmeal Porridge with Dried Fruit Compote

Warm your winter mornings with this hearty hot porridge. Its blend of slow-acting carbohydrates and protein will keep your brain fuelled for optimal performance despite the cold weather.

Mixed Berry Smoothie

Mixed Berry Smoothie

This vitamin-packed drink makes a filling and nutritious breakfast if you are in a hurry. Combining proteins, calcium and anti-oxidants, this drink is sure to hydrate the brain and improve energy circulation.

Homemade Muesli

Homemade Muesli

Tired of toast? Over oats? Prepare this easy homemade muesli.

Boiled Eggs

Boiled Eggs with Dukkah

Dukkah is an Egyptian nut and spice mixture that can be sprinkled over vegetables or used as a dip. The nuts and spices vary, so feel free to experiment to make your own version. You can buy ready-made dukkah in jars, but it usually contains quite a lot of salt.

Blueberrry and Oat Breakfast Muffins

Blueberry and Oat Breakfast Muffins

These muffins are best eaten within a couple of hours of baking, but they can be frozen for up to 1 month. Wrap each muffin individually in foil, place in a large resealable plastic bag, expel all the air and tightly seal. Thaw the muffins at room temperature and reheat in a low oven.

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