If you’re looking to spice up your classic pancake mix a bit, this is exactly what you need. This is a little recipe that my lovely friend Olivia made for me one morning after a sleepover to go with our epic green smoothie.
Once your traditional pancake mix is prepared, mix in the following ingredients:
- 3 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated
- 1 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
Then let the batter sit for an hour or so, and proceed to your classic pancake making extravaganza. If you don’t have, or aren’t in the mood for maple syrup, mix together some natural yogurt, frozen raspberries and honey for a flavorful topping.
When a good friend is in town a must is making the perfect list of places to go.
While Rachel was in town this past summer we squeezed in almost all of my favorite Parisian spots. Colorova for brunch was pretty high on that list, and I was so excited that we were able to brunch here one summer morning with Valerie.
Colorova is so relaxing and has so much personality. The food is not only delicious, but preciously prepared. It is always a pleasure to pop in for even just a cuppa tea. I highly recommend this place for brunch.
47 rue de l’Abbé Grégoire
Tél: 01 45 44 67 56
Métro: Saint Placide (4), Sèvres-Babylone (10,12)
Brunch out on a summer day is always fantastic. The brunch scene in Paris has exploded, and it’s basically offered at every and any café in the city. One of my favorite spots is on one of the precious streets of Paris’s 7th arrondissement, L’Eclair.
I had been for a date with my honey, and couldn’t wait to try their brunch. When some girls who I met while in high school in Normandy were in town for the weekend, I figured it would be the perfect place to go on a Saturday morning for some nice conversation and some pastries.
The brunch at Eclair is 19 euros, and with it you get a coffee or tea of your choice, freshly squeezed orange juice, your own basket of pastries and sweets (even delicious cookies and brownies) and then eggs of your choice. Nadine, Sonia and Justine went with scrambled, I tried the oeuf à la coque. I had always wondered about them, and this was the first time I officially tried it, which made me a happy camper. It is a staple in the imagined French brunch, with the little glass cups that prop them up and strips of toast to dip.
We left quite stuffed.
Brunch on a terrace is one of the best thing about summer weekends.
32 rue Cler, 75007
Tél: 01 44 18 09 04
Métro: École Militaire/La Tour Maubourg (8)