All posts tagged: breakfast

Off the Beaten Path: An Unforgettable Birthday in Siem Reap, Cambodia

The day started out with a Happy Birthday FaceTime call from Jess’s family back home.  I told them about the day that Steven had planned for me and we were so excited.  About 20 minutes later, there was a knock on the door; our breakfast was here! We enjoyed breakfast in bed (included with our room) at The Sarai Resort and Spa; it was more like a feast.  Jess had the traditional Cambodian soup with rice noodles bok choi and bean sprouts as well as home made yoghurt with muesli and fresh papaya, jackfruit, passionfruit, and pineapple.  Steven had plain congee, which is similar to porridge, but made with rice that is cooked in water for many hours or overnight.  This was accompanied by smoked fish and a salted duck egg.  We shared some buttermilk pancakes, but they were nothing like Jeffrey’s pancakes that Jess was craving.  They accidentally also brought us vegetable fried rice, which we hadn’t ordered, but we definitely enjoyed anyway.  Breakfast was also served with a piece of toast, a croissant …

Avocado Egg Salad 

Who guessed it?!  While thinking about how to create a twist on the traditional egg salad, and make something that is a lot lower in cholesterol, I decided to incorporate the only fruit that naturally aids in lowering cholesterol, avocados!!  This egg salad is mayo free and uses fewer yolks than egg whites. This recipe makes a large batch of avocado egg salad. You can make the avocadonaise and use what you need of it and store the leftover just like you would guacamole.  In order to prevent browning of the avocado, store in a tight sealing container. Cover top of avocadonaise with plastic wrap and ensure that the plastic wrap is completely touching the entire top of the avocadonaise. Then place another piece of plastic wrap over the top of the container and seal shut.  Store any leftover avocado egg salad the same way. I prefer a creamier egg salad so this recipe instructs for a larger ratio of avocadonaise to egg. If you like a drier egg salad you can use less avocadonaise. …

Cinnamon Bun Waffles

Gooey, sticky, drippy cinnamon buns are one of the most satisfying treats for a sweet craving. We decided to throw them in a waffle maker for breakfast. For those with a sweet tooth, this is a fantastic breakfast treat. Ingredients: Package of pre-made cinnamon rolls (includes frosting) Waffle maker Cooking Spray We used Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, which can be found in the dairy section by the slice and bake cookies and biscuits.  This was purely personal preference, so you can use any brand that you would normally use for regular cinnamon rolls. The waffle iron should be set up and the temperature should be on medium.  The size of the waffle maker will determine the number of rolls that you could do at once.  It is recommended to do one bun first to see how it cooks in the waffle maker.  Place the bun in the center so you can see how much the bun expands and then determine how many you can do in the next batch. When the waffle maker is heated, lightly …

Breakfast Tacos

Scrambled eggs or sunny side up are always a great choice for breakfast, but it is nice to spice it up sometimes and try something new. In my fridge I had some uncooked sausage that was not used from a barbecue this weekend. So with some tomatoes, onions and cheese, why not create a breakfast taco. Here is a great egg recipe that can be created with whatever you have in your kitchen! If you don’t have tomatoes use red or green peppers. Also you could add cilantro or black beans. This recipe is great for kids because they can build their own tacos. Ingredients: 6 eggs 3 tablespoons milk 2 tomatoes 1/2 sweet onion 1 sausage, removed from casing 1/3 cup cheese cubes (your choice) 9 corn tortillas Olive oil, for cooking Salt and pepper Optional toppings: Guacamole (recipe coming soon) Sour cream Salsa Hot sauce Instructions: Begin heating the oil in a pan on medium heat. Finely chop the onion and add to the pan. Let the onion cook down for about 7 …