Food Writer Friday, Buckwheat Blinis with Olive Pâté & Masala Herb


Buckwheat Blinis with Olive Pate

A few months back, I was raving about the best brunch I’ve ever made – Shakshuka (Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce). I was introduced to this dish by Helene D’zousa of Masala Herb, it’s an Israeli dish that became very popular in Goa, India where Helene currently lives. Masala Herb clearly where reflects her colorful passion for food and bridges cultures between her European heritage and Goan culture where she now calls home.

Today, Helene featured me on her other dynamic project for Food Writer Friday.

To thank Food Writer Friday & Helene, I made some Buckwheat Blinis with Olive Pâté. Buckwheat blini is part of Russian traditional cuisine, eaten particularly for breakfast with a various toppings like sour cream with caviar . They were a staple dish during the Soviet years, because the ingredients (including caviar) were so cheap. Blinis have now become high end party food / canapé. I don’t think an average person can afford caviar for daily breakfast. If no caviar, what about a healthier option with Olive Pâté and yogurt?

Head over to Food Writer Friday for my recipe.


  1. Doing good, Shannon! Read the interview and especially love your photo. You look so happy and cheeky 😀
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  2. Just read the interview over at Food Write Friday! Great interview Shannon! It was wonderful learning more about you. I wish you the absolutely best with your new business!
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  3. Hi Shannon. Congratulations on your feature over at Masala Herb. Weirdly enough I’ve blogged on -and love – both buckwheat pancakes (as blinis) and shakshuka. Shakshuka is definitely a brunch and dinner favourite in my house, and surprisingly easy to make considering the taste impact it has. I’ll go over soon to see your pancakes with olive pate – love this savoury idea!
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