One of my favorite puddings when I was a kid. Sago or frogs eyes as we called them were usually cooked with either lemon or tinned pineapple. I change that now and cook with coconut milk as I love the flavour of coconut and enjoy that creamy texture. Like creamy rice these are great for breakfast along with fruit or granola and can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for quick breakfast or an addition to the lunch box.

Sago Pudding

  • Soak 3/4 cup sago in a bowl with 1 cup water for 15 minutes as this fastens the cooking time
  • Place 2 cups of coconut milk in a saucepan and add the sago – simmer for 10 minutes until sago is transparent
  • You can sweeten with honey, sugar or maple syrup
  • Layer in a glass with diced fresh fruit, stewed fruit and granola
  • You can use water instead of milk, add grated pineapple, or frozen berries or lemon juice and sugar or honey

Creamy Rice

  • Place 3 tablespoons short or medium grain rice in a saucepan with 2 1/2 cups milk
  • Cook over low heat until grains are soft , stirring frequently for 30 minutes
  • Add 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla towards the end – pour into bowl to cool and thicken
  • The flavours can change by cooking Kheer – Indian style rice using Basmati rice and coconut milk along with raisins, pistachio nuts, cardamon and rose water
  • Or Thai style by replacing with coconut milk and adding nutmeg and cinnamon

Bircher Muesli

Easy breakfast made ahead of time

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups apple or orange juice
  • 400 gram Greek style yoghurt
  • 1 cup chopped dried fruit
  • 1 cup milk (of your choice)
  • 2 apples grated
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut

Mix oats, juice and yoghurt in glass bowl and cover, refrigerate overnight

Mix in remaining ingredients and serve

If only using a portion of this recipe take out amount of oats needed plus portion of other ingredients

Store oats in refrigerator and other ingredients in sealed jar


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups puffed rice
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup of seeds – pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 200 ml honey – gently heated

Stir honey through the ingredients and bake in a slow oven for 30 mins until golden

When cooked – cool and add dried fruits, cranberries, raisins, chopped apricots, goyi berries, dehydrated berries and store in a sealed jar.

One of the easiest things to create are pancakes or fritters

You can make your batter ahead of time and this only makes the end result even better.

Great Breakfast for children to make and the combinations are endless.

Our Two Old Duck recipe – the basic is as follows

  1. 1 cup milk
  2. 1 cup SR flour
  3. 1 egg

Mix together – let sit for 10 minutes

Or change it around a little

  1. Add 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice to the milk for buttermilk
  2. Change the flour
  3. Add ricotta cheese for a fluffy finish
  4. Change the milk

Our combinations

  • Corn of the cob with chilli and coriander
  • Grated apple with cinnamon and nutmey
  • Mashed banana and honey
  • Grated zucchini, haloumi and peas
  • Grated pumpkin and feta cheese
  • Plain topped with smoked salmon, creme fraiche, onion and capers
  • Ricotta cheese and berries