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20 Breakfast Ideas For Valentines Day | Playful Cookinglink to 20 Breakfast Ideas For Valentines Day

20 Breakfast Ideas For Valentines Day

I have never been a morning person and so, the weekday breakfast is mostly toast and oats. Unless, it’s a weekend or a special day that calls for a special breakfast! I have a round up of 20 breakfast recipes that could help you this Valentines day. A little boost of color on the breakfast plate helps to kick-start the special day in the most positive way. The best part is that none of these take a lot of time!

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A Healthy Breakfast Muffin

Some days are busy and some days are lazy. While the busy days start with ginger tea and cereal poured from a box in a bowl of cold milk, a lazy day begins late with a plateful of our desired breakfast. From something egg-y to sooji halwa, from bread pakoda to roasted tomatoes with buttermilk biscuits; we prepare anything we feel like eating that morning. Weekend is a day of indulgence for us and we like to slow it down and cherish the two precious days of the week.  

Savory Quinoa Breakfast Muffins | Playful Cooking #muffins #quinoa #breakfastlink to Savory Quinoa Breakfast Muffins – Guest Post for Vijitha @ Spices and Aroma

Savory Quinoa Breakfast Muffins – Guest Post for Vijitha @ Spices and Aroma

When I moved from Bangalore to California, the one thing I knew I would miss were my friends. I have a bunch of those. Bubbly, cheerful and happy, always there for me, always make me smile and even scolds me when I am wrong. They rocked my life. I feel lucky, really lucky that even though we stay miles apart and we don’t get to talk often, things didn’t change even a bit. We easily start off from where we left, effortlessly.

Bengali Aloo Dum | Playful Cookinglink to Bengali Aloo Dum (Spiced Baby Potatoes)

Bengali Aloo Dum (Spiced Baby Potatoes)

Baby potatoes, boiled just until fork tender and then sautéed in spices until the sauce gets thick and coats all over.  Bengali Aloo Dum (Spiced Baby Potatoes) is a quintessential Bengali weekend breakfast, often paired with luchi (fried mini flat bread). This is a simple dum aloo recipe prepared with onion, garlic and lots of aromatic spices. This Bengali style dum aloo is a favourite in many household and often you can even find it as a Kolkata street food during morning hours to feed the hungry souls on the go.

Coconut Chia Berry Granola Parfait | Playful Cookinglink to Coconut Chia Berry Granola Parfait

Coconut Chia Berry Granola Parfait

The layers of texture, color and flavor make this Coconut Chia Granola Parfait not only tasty but also a lovely looking healthy breakfast. It is sure to brighten up your morning. I am not a morning person and so, a breakfast that doesn’t involve too much work or brainpower always makes me happy. The layering of this Coconut Chia Granola Parfait is easy and fun. Avyan helped me with the layering and he loved it. The little fella is still not into smoothie but he enjoyed the parfait a lot, especially the coconut chia pudding.

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Almond Lemon Waffles

Few months back, we bought our first waffle maker. We have always loved waffles but somehow it took us a long time to get one of those gadgets. I just try not to crowd the kitchen with appliances. But thanks to the waffle maker, our weekend breakfast got easy. Most weekends, I like to serve something that takes more time to prepare than usual. But then on some weekends, I just want to make a fancy breakfast without putting any effort at all. On these lazy mornings, I make this Almond Lemon Waffles with colorful berries and whipped cream.

10 Interesting Flavors of Ice Cream to Try this Summer | Playful Cookinglink to 10 Interesting Flavors of Ice Creams to Try this Summer

10 Interesting Flavors of Ice Creams to Try this Summer

Summer is in full swing and I am enjoying every bit of it. The warm breeze, the long day, extra play time for the kid and an overdose of ice cream. I have 10 interesting flavors of ice cream for you to try this summer. Some of the recipes are with eggs and some are eggless. A couple of these are even good for breakfasts, no kidding! Just soak up the sun and indulge on the creamy deliciousness.

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Three Days in Seattle

Our New Year started with a short trip to Seattle. We explored the city and had a quick cooking demo along cookbook signing at Book Larder. We had been to Seattle before but it was only for a short few hours during our Portland trip. However, that was during pre-baby phase. Avyan loves traveling and as soon as we mentioned about Seattle, all we had to hear for one week was “When are we going there?”. Clearly, we shouldn’t have announced it that early. Anyways, the three days in Seattle were amazing with lots of strolling around, eating almost non-stop…

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Mixed Vegetable Savory Oatmeal

Drizzle a little ghee, top it with eggs, crack some black pepper on it and turn this Mixed Vegetable Savory Oatmeal into a healthy indulgence. This warm bowl of creamy oatmeal is sure to cozy you up inside out and keep your tummy filled till lunch hour. It’s healthy, nutritious and takes about 15 minutes to prepare.

Rava Idli - Steamed Semolina Cake | Playful Cookinglink to Rava Idli (Steamed Semolina Cake)

Rava Idli (Steamed Semolina Cake)

One of the most common complaints my mom had about me was that I don’t take breakfast seriously. Truth is, I love breakfast food and it’s my favorite. I am just extremely lazy in the morning to get my creative juices flowing. And I was definitely not a morning person. My morning ritual involved tea and sometimes, a slice of bread would tag along. Reaching to office on time was more vital than stuffing my belly. The routine didn’t change even after marriage. Arvind was no better. My mom was not happy with this pattern of ours and she was determined…