Category Archives: Brunch

granola

Homemade (Nut Free) Granola

My go-to breakfast during the week is usually a bowl of yoghurt with banana and granola. I’ve always loved making my own granola, instead of store-bought ones, because it allows you to control the amount of sugar and ingredients, while also changing things up and adding the flavours that you love. I’ve previously shared some granola recipes on the blog; like this tasty Honey Nut Granola, or this healthy Peanut Butter Granola.

When I started living with my boyfriend (now fiancé – still feels weird calling him that) I realised that, because he’s very allergic to all nuts, he never really ate granola. Store bought granola often contain nuts or have a strong ‘traces of nuts’ risk, so I thought I’m going to make a homemade granola that also he can enjoy!

This recipe is now my go-to and I make a new batch at least every two weeks. It’s super quick and easy, as it only takes 5 minutes to prep and then just 15 minutes in the oven. And, the house always smells soooo good afterwards. I hope you like this recipe and will give it a try. And trust me, once you try homemade granola, you won’t go back to store-bought granola. It’s so much better!

PS: If nuts aren’t an issue for you then, of course, feel free to add them to the recipe, just use them in place of or in combination with the seeds.

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Brunch recipe: Bill Granger’s Sweet Corn Fritters with avocado salsa and chorizo

Sweetcorn fritters are a staple on brunch menus (especially in most of my favourite Australia and Kiwi cafes here in London) and so they should be, because they are delicious and pretty healthy little pancakes full of sunshine. Did you know they are actually pretty easy to make at home, so they make are a great option for brunch or dinner (see an older recipe from me here) and people always love them! One of my favourite brunch spots in London is Bill Granger’s restaurant, Granger & Co, and they serve the most delicious corn fritters there so I wanted to recreate this at home recently when my parents came to visit. At Granger they serve them with avocado salsa, roast tomatoes and bacon but I decided to swap the bacon for chorizo – just because I am obsessed with the stuff! 

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Brunch at Egg Break Notting Hill

I have egg-cellent news for brunch lovers in West London; there’s a new hot spot in the area! Egg Break opened in July and is a joint project between Soho House and the team behind the Hoxton Hotel. They’ve teamed up before with winning places like Hubbard & Bell and Chicken Shop!

Egg Break is just near Notting Hill Gate on Uxbridge Street in a space formally occupied by the small ‘Thai Break’ restaurant. As much as that Thai was actually nice so it’s sad to see it’s gone – I am a bigger lover of good brunch spots and I’d heard good reviews from friends so I couldn’t wait to try it out this weekend. 

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Eggvocado Recipe

Eggvocado you might ask?! Well, eggvocado is something I’ve seen floating around the internet and have been keen to try for myself.  Turns out, it makes for a delicious, healthy and different breakfast or brunch dish. Eggvocado is pretty much what it sounds like; an egg + avocado but the basics of it is that you bake the egg inside a slightly hollowed out avocado. Clever huh? So, I made this little treat of a breakfast for Father’s Day the other weekend and it sure was a hit! 

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