• 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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  • Foodbuzz 24×24 : Celebrating the Spring {Farmers Market Lunch Party}

    March 27, 2011thecoffeebreak

    Days are getting longer, sun is shining brighter and air smells somehow fresher. Spring is here.   For me spring is about simplicity. Enjoying warmer weather. Taking everything slowly and recharging myself through the food I am eating.  Comforting stews and filling casseroles are replaces with easy, fresh, no-fuss meals. In spring our meals are…

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  • DB Challenge: Lemon and Mascarpone Panna Cotta with Vanilla Poached Pears

    February 27, 2011thecoffeebreak

    The February 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mallory from A Sofa in the Kitchen. She chose to challenge everyone to make Panna Cotta from a Giada De Laurentiis recipe and Nestle Florentine Cookies. I like panna cotta because it is one of the easiest desserts you can make and it can be made…

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  • Lemon and Coconut Mini Cakes

    February 14, 2011thecoffeebreak

    It’s always nice to start Monday with a little treat.  It doesn’t have to be anything complicated, just quick and easy one.   Monday is the busiest day of a week in our house.  There are always errands to be run or things to be cared of. And because my husband J. works hard so I…

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  • Silky Lemon Curd

    August 10, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Lemon curd is smooth and thick spread, and traditionally was served with bread or scones at afternoon tea but now is used as a filling for cakes and tarts. This wonderfully rich lemon curd is easy to make and perfect sauce for any dessert. Enjoy! Prep time : 10 min Cooking time : 15 min…

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  • Coffee Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

    April 6, 2010thecoffeebreak

    If you like coffee then this is for you. This scrumptious coffee cake is great for all occasions and tastes incredible! Easy to make and is ready in no time! I hope you will enjoy this cake as much as I do! (Serves 8) Ingredients: 3 eggs 150 gram sugar 80 gram butter, melted 120…

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