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Many of my clients recoil at the thought of vegetables or something savoury for breakfast. We so often defer to cereal or toast but, truth be told, our appetite for these is notably due to a triumph of marketing in the US. If we instead take our cue from non-western cultures, we open our palate to variety, a valuable nutrient rich meal to set ourselves up for the day, and a chance to take full advantage of seasonal foods which really do pack an extra nutritional punch – see Summer FrittataGreen Shakshuka, Celeriac Rösti, Vegetable Fritters. Here are some recipes to help inspire you.

breakfast & brunch

Egg Muffins, Amelia Freer
Egg ‘Muffins’

They are fluffy and light and a lovely way to feed a busy breakfast bunch AND they are great hot, warm or cold.  Play around…

Smörgåsbord
Smörgåsbord Platter

This festive Smörgåsbord Platter has to be the most exquisite way to serve a crowd a feast of colour, flavour and goodness,…

Amelia Freer's 12 Favourite Things on Toast
12 Favourite Things on Toast

Here are a few ideas of delicious and nutritious toppings for toast that can be enjoyed for a leisurely breakfast, speedy…

Vegetable Soufflé with Parsley, Sage & Rosemary by Amelia Freer
Vegetable Soufflé with Parsley, Sage & Rosemary

Don’t be put off by the name ‘soufflé’ as this is just my simplified version and much easier to make. These are great to…

Avocado, Broad Bean & Radish Seed on Toast
Avocado, Broad Bean & Radish Seed on Toast

This is quick to put together and brilliantly filling and colourful. Broad beans contain plant-based protein, fibre, and…

Kale & Mushroom Muffins
Kale & Mushroom Muffins

These are really simple to whizz up and make a great brunch to serve to friends and guests. Mushrooms provide fibre which is…

Turmeric & Pineapple Smoothie, Amelia Freer
Turmeric & Pineapple Smoothie

I like to keep my smoothies simple with a focus on the provision of important nutrients at the core. The key to a great…

Green Breakfast Smoothie by Amelia Freer
Summertime Smoothie

The vegetables in this nutritious smoothie provide so many nutrients and fibre to support so many functions in our body and…

Amelia Freer's Beetroot Smoothie
Beetroot & Ginger Smoothie

Beetroot and ginger are a very good combination and blended together in a smoothie provide quite a powerful and beneficial…

Creamy Coconut Strawberry Chia Breakfast Porridge
Creamy Coconut Strawberry Chia Breakfast Porridge

Chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals, a complete source of protein with all the essential amino…

Amelia Freeer's Buckwheat Breakfast Pancakes with Stewed Blackberries
Buckwheat Breakfast Pancakes

Buckwheat contains both fibre and protein and is naturally gluten free. I love stewed blackberries in autumn but these…

This nutrient dense vegetable broth is a beautiful way to start the day,
Green ‘Wake me up’ Broth

This broth can be enjoyed it at any time of day for a natural energy burst. Asparagus contains vitamins, minerals and fibre…

Warming Quinoa Porridge. Amelia Freer
Warming Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa is a seed, not a grain. It’s a wonderful seed for salads where you will most often find it but it also makes a great…

Gluten Free Herby Green Bread by Amelia Freer
Herby Green Bread

This green bread is more cakey than bready in texture due to the gluten free flour (I haven’t tried it with regular flour…

Amelia Freer's Spicy Green Shakshuka
Green Shakshuka

The ubiquitous brunch staple of red shakshuka gets a sensational spicy green make over here, with some of my favourite…

Carrot & Caraway Gluten-Free Bread
Carrot & Caraway Gluten-Free Bread

This is a sumptuous and festive loaf, perfect for Christmas platters and sharing with family and friends. But I love it so…

Naturally Gluten Free Coconut Pancakes, Amelia Freer
Coconut Pancakes

These are really good pancakes; they crisp nicely on the outside but are very fluffy and soft on the inside. I have used…

Shakshuka using leftover vegetables
Shakshuka using leftover vegetables

The smoky heat of a shakshuka brings wonderful flavour to leftover vegetables. Here, I used chestnuts, crunchy red cabbage,…

Grilled Sardines & Tomatoes with Crunchy Herb Dressing
Grilled Sardines & Tomatoes with Crunchy Herb Dressing

Sardines are a fantastically cost-effective source of the beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA & DHA, as well as containing a…

Summer Vegetabel Frittata, Amelia Freer
Summer Vegetable Frittata

I think every fridge should have some frittata slices in it. Possibly the easiest and swiftest meal to make, it stores well…

Brunch Vegetable Fritters
Brunch Vegetable Fritters

I absolutely love fritters and think they can work for any time of day but they do make the ideal quick, lazy…

Beetroot and parsnip fritters
Beetroot & Parsnip Fritters

Beetroot and Parsnips are abundant during the winter months and are two of my favourite root vegetables.  Naturally both are…

Amelia Freer's Grain Free Crunchy Amaranth Granola
Crunchy Amaranth Granola

Amaranth, used by the ancient Aztecs, is a complete protein source boasting all nine essential amino acids and a variety of…

Beetroot, Rosemary and Walnut Soda Bread
Beetroot, Rosemary and Walnut Soda Bread

This is a different way to use beetroot and I think it’s pretty lovely to see a pink loaf of bread. Beetroots offer vitamins…

Amelia Freer's Celeriac Rostis
Celeriac Rösti

During the winter months root vegetables are the stars of the show. Usually I mash celeriac or have it in soups but once I…

Egg on Toast, Broad Beans with Herbs & Feta
Egg on Toast, Broad Beans with Herbs & Feta

Broad beans are from the legume family, so are a great source of vitamins and minerals, plus they pack a good protein punch.…

Amelia Freer's Gluten Free Crunchy Granola
Crunchy Nut & Seed Granola

If you like to start your day with a little bit of crunch then this is the breakfast for you. It's not only tasty but there…

Hangover Sandwich, Amelia Freer
The Hangover Sandwich

It would be unrealistic not to enjoy the odd overindulgence. We’ve all suffered from the morning after effects of too much…

Amelia Freer's Rhubarb & Orange Fool
Rhubarb & Orange Fool

The trouble with rhubarb is, of course, owing to its tartness, it requires a lot of sweetening and traditional recipes use…

Spiced Apple Sauce

Having any stewed fruit to hand is a useful way to jazz up yoghurt, bircher muesli or granola at breakfast but it can also…