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RECIPES & BLOG — BREAKFAST

CRUMBLE WITH TAMARILLOS POACHED IN RED WINE

Eleanor Ozich AUTUMN BREAKFAST SWEET DELIGHTS VIVA COLUMN WHOLESOME BAKING

CRUMBLE WITH TAMARILLOS POACHED IN RED WINE

  The loveliness of tamarillo eludes some people, although when sweetened with honey and poached in a light syrup of red wine, orange and star anise, the result is meltingly tender, and perfectly tangy. This is quite wonderful when spooned over thick, greek yoghurt, or topped with a buttery crumble and baked until bubbling. Find the recipe in this weeks column for VIVA. x Eleanor

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COCONUT CHIA PUDDING WITH PASSIONFRUIT

Eleanor Ozich BREAKFAST SWEET DELIGHTS VEGAN

COCONUT CHIA PUDDING WITH PASSIONFRUIT

I'm sure the world doesn't need another chia seed pudding recipe, but I couldn't help myself, as this variation is so easy (and pretty!). The recipe calls for coconut cream and a touch of maple, although just enough to enhance without being overly sweet. The most delicious inclusion, however, is a spoonful of fresh, tangy passionfruit. It's beautiful, vibrant and lusciously creamy, you might like to try it this weekend? Eleanor x 3/4 cup coconut cream1/2 cup filtered water1 tsp pure vanilla bean paste2 tbsp maple, or honey 3 tbsp chia seedsfresh passionfruit to serve   Combine all ingredients in a...

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AUTUMNAL FOOD // STEEL CUT OATMEAL

Eleanor Ozich BREAKFAST SIMPLE LIVING

AUTUMNAL FOOD // STEEL CUT OATMEAL

When autumn comes, our eating changes too, and although the sun is still glittering in the sky, there's a coolness in the air that is surprisingly welcome. I have a sudden desire for food that feels comforting, such as velvety oatmeal, like a soft, cashmere blanket that warms the soul. I've a fondness for proper steel cut oats too, soaked over night and cooked slowly with a little coconut oil and almond butter for extra nourishment. Autumnal food. It just feels right. 🍂 What are you craving at the moment? What kind of meals are gracing your table?

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BANANA OAT HOT CAKES

Eleanor Ozich BREAKFAST SWEET DELIGHTS

BANANA OAT HOT CAKES

My family are crazy about these hot cakes, which rarely make it past the kitchen stovetop. They literally stand right by the stove, watching over my shoulder as I flip the hot cakes in the pan. As soon as they have cooled just enough to handle, they are gone within minutes, a true family favourite for years to come, I am sure! 2 large bananas, roughly chopped4 free-range eggs1/2 cup organic rolled oats Add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth. Lightly grease a large pan over medium–low heat. For each hot cake, ladle a large tablespoon of batter...

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COMMONSENSE ORGANICS & MANGO BIRCHER RECIPE

Eleanor Ozich BREAKFAST SIMPLE LIVING SWEET DELIGHTS

COMMONSENSE ORGANICS & MANGO BIRCHER RECIPE

Growing food that is good for you and good for the Earth, it's just commonsense, really. This simple idea is the essence of the Commonsense Organics brand, and something I believe in wholeheartedly. The Commonsense family now owns six stores in New Zealand, five in Wellington and the latest in Mt Eden, Auckland, each selling a brilliant range of organic, fair trade and environmentally friendly products. Scroll down to see some photos of our typical weekend shop (with my older two sneakily hiding chocolate in the trolley, and flying paper planes in the isles, sorry customers! kids these days eh). I've also shared a scrumptious recipe...

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