Recipes with Coffee – Beyond the Cuppa

Ok, maybe this is just a followup to the Recipes with Tea I posted earlier on. The whole cooking with what is generally perceived a beverage got me all kicked and wondering, what about coffee? The search immediately pointed me to a brilliant post that tells you exactly how to cook with coffee. And I started the expedition thinking I will find only dessert recipes with coffee, but was I in for a surprise! Here are some wonderful recipes I found that incorporates coffee into food.

So here they are:

2 entrees, 2 mains and 2 desserts, all to cook with Coffee!!

Smoky black bean soupSweet and spicy jerkeyShort ribs braised in coffee ancho chile sauce

3 ingredient prime rib roast with coffeecoffee streusel bundt cakeCandied Espresso walnuts

Some cool stuff right? Now for the confession. There was one more thing that kind of pushed me to look for coffee recipes. I realized I had 3 coupons to use when I bought coffee next!

a 25% off when I buy whole beans from Starbucks

An International Delight coupon for Iced Coffee and

10% off + free shipping on all Coffees of Hawaii orders

So I plan to use all these coupons, and much love on these recipes. I am just hoping all the coffee that is going in doesn’t give me insomnia. Anyway, hope you enjoyed this as much as you loved the Tea recipes. If you have some more recipes to add, do link them up in the comments.

And do let me know if there is any specific topic you want me to write about. Would love to oblige 🙂


Recipes with Tea – Beyond the Cuppa!

I chanced upon an old contest in Food52 for The Best Recipe With Tea and it really got me thinking! Before I get into more gyaan, here are some of the recipes I liked from the contest entries, that did not win!

Tea Smoked Duck Chai Spice Biscotti Earl Grey cured Salmon Tea Crusted Tofu

Which one are you planning to try? I really want to see how the Chai Spice Biscotti comes out, and am Slightly craving for the Tea crusted Tofu 😛

As for the tea I intend to use, it HAS to be a Teavana blend for me! Especially since I have a Buy One Get One offer on it…

Do like the post if you found it interesting. And do share your Tea based recipes in the comments with a line or two 🙂

Boring Breakfast no more!

You know what I realized? Our meal system is faulty! Why would the most important meal of the day aka the Breakfast also be the most rushed meal of the day otherwise huh? Makes no sense right? It’s such an ordeal to make the kids eat the same cereal or oatmeal or PB&J sandwich day after day. Forget the kids. I am so bored with breakfast that I am skipping straight to lunch these days. So today, I made a decision to myself! Boring Breakfast No More!

Here’s what I am planning to try out this week. 6 Breakfast recipes that are interesting and also Kid friendly!

1. Make Your Morning Muffins

Make Your Morning Muffins! And they stay true to the name!

Make Your Morning Muffins! And they stay true to the name!

Are you already drooling? I know! This one has that effect! These mini muffins found at Modernmom are packed with energy and have just a hint of cheese that makes it all the more yummalicious! I used Dofino Havarti Cheese since I had a discount coupon for it! And it worked perfectly! I say this is a MUST TRY!

2. Pumpkin Pie Pancakes.

Halloween special Pumpkin Pie Pancakes. Good for non Halloween days as well!
Halloween special Pumpkin Pie Pancakes. Good for non Halloween days as well!

I found this super cool recipe at Will Cook For Friends – A blog I am starting to grow fond of every passing day. Perfect to add some jazz and joy to the mornings, and so easy to make! ❤

3.  Crunchy topped Strawberry Kiwi Parfait

Crunchy Topped Strawberry Kiwi Parfaits

Crunchy Topped Strawberry Kiwi Parfaits

This Betty Crocker recipe has every ingredient to become the family favorite and it takes just 20 minutes to make! Doesn’t look like that though right?

4. Corn Parathas

Corn Parathas for the growing kid

Corn Parathas for the growing kid

This is me getting a little experimental with other cuisines. Corn Paratha recipe by Tarla Dalal, a masterchef from India. These look very simple to do, and is power packed for a busy day. PS: Has a little hint of cheese in it as well!

5. English muffin Egg Pizzas


English Muffin Egg Pizzas

English Muffin Egg Pizzas

Oooh! How lovely do these egg pizzas from Real Simple look? You could use wheat bread instead of the English muffin, and go a little generous on the cheese unless you are dieting!

6. Breakfast Pie

Breakfast pie = Breakfast Yay!

Breakfast pie = Breakfast Yay!

I am keeping this recipe from Taste Australia for the weekend, so we can make it together and ravish it together. I am sure I am going to dream about this every night till then though!


So that would be my breakfast plan for the week! But I do intend to try out all the breakfast recipes I pinned today as we go along! Check out my pinterest board on Breakfast for kids and do leave your favorite breakfast recipe links in the comments..

Bon appetit people


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