Crunchy Bottoms

Striking the caloric balance. Barely.

Category Archives: Recipes: Breakfast

Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Pancakes

 

I’m not one for fancy breakfasts. 

More often than not, breakfast for me is just a small bowl of cereal or muesli with unsweetened soy milk, and some days it’ll be a slice of bread smeared with light Laughing Cow cheese and a sprinkle of cracked black pepper. Other times I wake up just in time for lunch and there’s no breakfast to speak of – something that I’m sure most of you would be familiar with. 

This is not to say, however, that I cannot make fancy breakfasts. I just don’t do them for myself. I get lazy, like most people, and all I want to do when I wake up is to grab a bite and collapse on the sofa to watch Ellen dance on the telly. That’s my idea of a therapeutic morning. 

Also, there’s no demand for pancakes in my home. No one gets excited or requests or even wakes up in time the days that I make some and I’m not letting anyone eat cold pancakes. Gross. 

But when I have a greedy girl staying the night at my place for an emergency before-school-slumber-party, she must be fed till she stops being all pout-y and puppy-eyed and tugging on my arm for food. Even then, I still got a solid kick during the night. Such are the agonies of friendships. Read more of this post

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Homemade Muesli

Homemade Muesli

My health craze last year lasted a good five months before it crashed and burned in the wake of A Levels. Before it’s untimely demise, I remember being obsessed with saving money on food to the point where I eventually went Homemade. I’m not that much of a stinge, but I just find it hard to trust dubious looking cereal boxes that boast High-Fibre, Low Sugar and Low Fat (more on that later). I’ll admit, I do believe the nutrition benefits touted by certain cereal brands because I’m one of those people who block supermarket aisles while scrutinising the nutrition table and list of ingredients on every single cereal box that catches my fancy. I get that absorbed.

And when I think I’ve found a cereal I would stick to religiously for breakfast, on the first bite, I think I’d very much rather eat the cardboard box it came in, and hey, it’s got tons of fibre too. Read more of this post