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Overnight Oats: Strawberry + Chia Seeds

Overnight oats make a great breakfast to start your day, get those engines roaring and fuelling you up for the blast of a day ahead. I made my first ever jar of overnight oats recently, taking on strawberries for the virgin attempt with this recipe right here. The ingredients were a friendly bunch, but I didn’t follow the list entirely because the supermarket was out of a couple of items like almond milk and greek yogurt — thankfully easily substitutable. The result tasted really wholesome and healthy with sweet hints from that bit of honey and those gorgeous strawberries. Overnight Oats with Strawberries + Chia Seeds Adapted from Buzzfeed’s recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup non-fat milk 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 teaspoon honey 4 large strawberries, cored and thinly sliced Mix all the ingredients up in a mason jar (or any air-tight container) and store it in the fridge for at least 6 and up to 24 hours. In the morning, toss in some fresh slices of strawberries, grab your spoon …

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Easy Homemade Burgers for “Burginners”

I have a love-hate relationship with burgers. We used to be pals. One cheeseburger meant a spanking new toy to play with. Then at some point while growing up, I swore off all kinds of fast food because it weighed me down and we drifted apart with the (very) occasional ‘ketchup’ session. But in recent years, gourmet burgers found their way onto my plate, some interestingly slathered with peanut butter, others with the juiciest patty yet. Watching Gordon Ramsay swiftly whipping up some simple sliders on his cooking show gave us the nudge to follow suit. So with basic ingredients in one hand and beginner skills in another, we dived right in and were pretty pleased with how these homemade burgers turned out, or at least tasted. Ingredients used: Minced beef Bacon bits Egg yolk White mushrooms Arugula salad Onions Cheese Hamburger buns Step 1: Prepare the patties  Place the minced beef in a bowl. You’ll probably want to add in more ingredients, depending on your personal preferences. To add a bit more flavour and texture to the beef …

Oventures: Brownie Muffins

I woke up this morning with the intention to bake a full tin of fudge brownies but we didn’t have any baking tins, just a cupcake tray. And just as I was scouring for recipes online, I came across Happy Home Baking’s Chocolate Chips Brownie Muffins recipe. Perfect! The last time I tried baking Nutella muffins, it was quite the disaster. It turned out pretty bland and would have been better of as a sponge for the dishes. (Though Cliff later slabbed on some actual nutella and said they were fine.) I would blame the old cranky oven but like my PE teacher back in JC always said, “don’t blame the equipment, it’s not the equipment’s fault.” — I guess that would apply here too? What I’m trying to say is, though they were just muffins, I was really nervous. Especially with my mom peering over my shoulders every 5 minutes. Anyhoo, one of my favourite parts of baking these babies was melting the butter, sugar and finally throwing squares of potently addictive dark chocolate into …