Category Archives: breakfast

The Lilydale General

Okay, so you’ve read about The Lilydale General before, but I’m writing about it again!

I’ve you haven’t visited this little gem, then put the address, 110 Beresford Road, Lilydale, in your GPS and head down.
Today the General was packed. 
I was warmly offered a space over at the bar, settling in with an almond milk chai latte.

I perused the menu, deciding on Toasted Sourdough Bruschetta, with goats feta, avocado, tomato, Egyptian Dukkah, topped with a poached egg.
The meal arrived quickly, and the staff member was friendly and chatty, despite being a busy time.
My latte was creamy and not too sweet and the food was perfect as usual.

My brunch was yummy & I loved the addition of the dukkah. I’ve never had it as part of a breakfast dish before, mainly just used it to create a crust on tofu. It definitely added flavour and texture to my breaky.
I really love how the Lilydale General sources local, natural products; with plenty of options for those with intolerances or food choices such as veganism. But on the other hand I also like that there’s still traditional breakfasts available, with plenty of sides including baked beans & bacon. 

I was pretty strong willed at the cake cabinet this time- the Chocolate & Peanut Butter cake had my name on it, but if anything- grab a piece  of the Vanilla ‘Slice’ ( & by slice I mean slab, it’s no where near traditional ‘slice’ size), it is perfection. 
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Sugar Free Chocolate Oatmeal

Yummy yummy get in my Tummy!

Quick and delicious twist on your morning porridge.
You will need:
1/2 cup oats/oatmeal
3/4 cup Almond Breeze
2 tsp Vitarium Sugar Free Chocolate Powder
1 tsp Loving Earth Maca Powder

Combine all ingredients and microwave in 20 second instalments, mixing each time until you reach your desired consistency.

Topping:
1 tbs Yoghurt of your choice
1 tsp Carob Kibble
1 tsp Bee Pollen
Dollop all your toppings over the cooked oatmeal and voila! Enjoy!

Egg White Oatmeal

Yummy breakfast this morning!
Egg White Oatmeal with Peanut Butter and Banana. 
You will need:
2 egg whites
Half a cup of oatmeal
PB2
Banana
1/2 cup Almond Breeze Almond Milk
Honey/Sweetner
Heat the almond milk, egg whites, and sweetner in a saucepan.
Once mixed using a whisk add the oatmeal and whisk on the heat until thick.
Top with PB2 or regular peanut butter, and sliced banana. I also added a sprinkle of goji berries.
Enjoy! 

Eggnog Pancakes

So easy to make & only three ingredients.

These are rough measurements so have a play with quantities. 
In a bowl I mixed, half a cup of eggnog, half a cup if self raising flour & one egg. 

Once a smooth texture I fried piklet-sized cakes on a non-stick pan for about a minute on each side. 

I topped the stack (makes about ten) with banana slices & maple syrup.

Coconut Yoghurt Smoothie

I think this is the best smoothie that I’ve made so far…

It is completely dairy free, gluten free & vegan. 

I had some coconut yoghurt in the fridge so I popped it in a blender along with two frozen bananas a tablespoon of chia seeds a teaspoon of agave syrup and a handful of frozen blueberries. 

Blend all ingredients and it will become a thick consistency. It’s a very creamy and sweet but bursting with antioxidants, potassium and is low GI.
Wee Man loved this combination too & said it tasted like melted Ice Cream! 
Yum!!