Now that we have nursed our collective hangovers and (most likely) broken the resolutions, the new year can start with a bang.
2009 kicks off at Bombay Foodie with the very healthy breakfast of Bircher Muesli. A swiss creation, bircher is a one stop shop with oats, nuts, fruits all rolled into yogurt. Traditionally, uncooked rolled oats get soaked overnight in juice, and are then mixed with nuts and grated apples plus anything else you like but we take a slight departure from convention here.
To make this quick bircher featured above, take a handful of rolled oats and add just enough water to cover them. Microwave for 2 minutes and allow to cool. Fill 1/3rd of a glass or a bowl with yogurt. Add 1/2 tsp honey, the cooked oats and a handful of flaked almonds. Peel and finely chop an apple (actually, there's a catch. If you are making bircher muesli for one, you only need half an apple. And you can't store cut apples since they brown so I ate the other half of mine). Add the chopped apple to the mix and its pretty much ready to eat.
But we wait. For Bombay is full of strawberries right now. And how could I make this first breakfast of the year without a splash of color. So top it with some lovely chopped strawberries, and we are ready to dig in.
Have a fantastic 2009, everyone!