• Quinoa, Courgette and Micro green salad

    May 30, 2011thecoffeebreak

    Lately I can’t get enough of quinoa. I use it everywhere I can. Soups, salads, desserts. Everywhere.   This salad is my latest obsession. It is easy to make but still is very nutritional. Made of quinoa, courgette, micro greens, lemon and olive oil. Easy peasy! Quinoa salad definitely is going to be must-have in…

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  • Crunchy Coconut Granola

    February 8, 2011thecoffeebreak

      I have to admit I am not a breakfast person, although I try to have one every day. It seems there is no time for me to actually to sit down and enjoy first meal of a day. By the time A. is fed, dressed and entertained, it’s almost noon. There is only one…

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  • Curried Carrot Soup

    February 3, 2011thecoffeebreak

      The weather in Ireland is so unpredictable. Like yesterday we had sunny and bright afternoon and I really thought the spring is just round the corner. Yet today the picture is completely different. There are no sign of the sun that had filled my living room the day before, just the cold wind and…

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  • Greetings in the 2011!

    January 5, 2011thecoffeebreak

    Photo courtesy of Alona Froluskina Ah, a new year… A new and fresh start. And it’s naturally that with the start of the new year our thoughts turn to New Year’s resolutions. My resolutions are to eat as healthy as possible, be more active, be good mommy to my daughter and spend more time with…

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  • The Power of Buckwheat

    December 20, 2010thecoffeebreak

      Lately I see more and more recipes where buckwheat flour is used. I am not a stranger to the buckwheat and I enjoy it regularly but as a groats. I usually would have it with a simple sauce or just with a bit of butter.  But seeing so many delicious looking recipes I was…

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  • Beet Hummus

    October 24, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Colourful and healthy beet dip, great alternative to regular hummus. Enjoy! Prep time : 10 min Cooking time : 0 min (Serves 2-4) Ingredients: 4 medium cooked beets, cubed 2 tablespoon tahini paste 1 garlic clove, minced 4 tablespoons lemon juice ½ teaspoon red paprika 4 tablespoon olive oil plus extra for drizzling Salt, pepper…

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