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Avocado and Spinach Breakfast Muffins

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A great way to start your day, or a fab brunch recipe. Nice and healthy and full of superfoods, what could be better?

Makes 4

4 eggs

Handful of Spinach

Handful of smoked pancetta cubes

2 tbsp of sweetcorn

1/2 avocado – chopped

Grated cheese – Handful

Salt & pepper to taste

 

  1. Grease your muffin tin and preheat oven to 180 deg.
  2. Roughly fry your pancetta cubes in a little oil and pat dry
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  5. Whisk the eggs and season with salt & pepper
  6. Pour into the muffin tin then top with some cheese and chopped spinach.
  7. Bake for approx 20 mins. Yummy!                                                                 20161015_114605
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Creamed Corn Pancakes with Salsa

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I believe Creamed corn pancakes originally came from Australia, a popular brunch food on the menu, however, I think they call them fritters! I decided to give them a go, the weather is getting colder and I crave warmer filling food, so this is ideal either as a breakfast, brunch or lunch.

This recipe made 6 large pancakes:-

For the pancakes:-

100g flour

1 tsp baking powder

100ml full fat milk (or you could use buttermilk)

1 egg

1 can creamed corn

1 handful of fresh sweetcorn

handful of parsley

Salt & pepper

  1. Whisk together milk, egg, creamed corn, sweetcorn, salt & pepper
  2. Mix flour and baking powder together and add to the above mixture, throw in the parsley stirring through
  3. Heat a large pan with 1 tbsp oil and then spoon into pan making a pancake shape (I love this bit, you always know when it’s homemade when it’s a weird shape and 2 are never the same….lol!)
  4. Cook through for about 5-7 mins each side or until browned and cooked through (medium heat)

Meanwhile for the Salsa:-

Chopped pancetta

Handful of cherry tomatoes – halved

1 onion – chopped finely

1 clove Garlic

1 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp tomato paste

Salt & pepper

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan – high heat, add the onion and the pancetta, cook until onion is softened down
  2. Add in the cherry tomatoes, garlic, salt & pepper and sugar, mix through, cook for about  5-7 mins. Any liquid should thicken.

I served mine with some mashed avocado also. Yummy!

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Spicy Guacamole

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Nothing like homemade Guacamole. Here is my classic recipe that never fails to impress.

 

2 tbsp finely chopped white onion

1 tbsp fresh chopped red chilli

1/2 tsp salt (Kosher)

Handful of chopped parsley

1 large avocado

1 lime

 

  1. Finely chop the onion, very finely
  2. Add the salt, parsley and chilli and mix
  3. Mash up the avocado lightly so you still have some chunky bits and add to the mixture
  4. Cut the Lime in half and squeeze the juice into the mixture. Mix together and serve. Yum!

 

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Avocado stuffed egg OR Egg stuffed avocado??

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Avocado eggs 2 ways…..decided to go both ways this morning.

 

1 avocado

2 ggs

teaspoon chia seeds

pepper to taste

 

  1. Softly boil the eggs…..about 6 mins.
  2. Cut the Avocado in half and remove the stone.
  3. Gently scoop out some of the middle to make room for the egg and set aside.
  4. When eggs are done, remove shell and cut in half longways
  5. Place 1 egg into the avocado and top with chia seeds and seasoning…enjoy!
  6. With the remaining avocado, mash up, take out the yolks and fill the other egg. enjoy!

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Who says healthy food needs to be boring?

Looking for exciting new ways of making healthy choices fun and no better way than with food colouring!

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My Blue Marble Omelette with Avocado and Banana.

2 eggs

Food Colouring of your choice

1/4 avocado

1/2 banana

pinch cinnamon

 

  1. Whisk eggs and cinnamon together, gently heat through in a pan.
  2. A few mins before ready place avocado and banana onto omelette then flip over and serve. Yum!

 

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Smoked Salmon and Avocado Omelette with Avocado Ranch Dressing

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Oh so yummy lunch today or as I call it Superfood Sunday! Having some Avocado Ranch dressing https://cookingwithluce.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/avocado-ranch-dressing/ left from yesterdays lunch and my determination to do well at the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Omelette challenge http://www.jamiesfoodrevolution.org/news/the-food-revolution-international-omelette-challenge/  the 2 went hand in hand, the dressing added a lovely we extra zing to the omelette.

 

Makes 1

2 eggs

Small handful of grated cheddar cheese

1 slice of smoked fresh salmon

1/4 Avocado sliced thinly

Salt & pepper

1 tbsp avocado dressing (recipe above on link)

 

  1. Whisk eggs and season with salt & pepper
  2. Heat pan to medium to high heat and lightly spray with low fat oil.
  3. Pour in egg mixture and cook for about 4-5 mins until cooked underneath but still slightly running on top
  4. Place smoked salmon and avocado on  1 side, fold over omelette and cook for further couple of mins.  20160522_131831
  5. Serve with ranch dressing. Yummy!

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Avocado Ranch Dressing

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I came across this recipe from fellow blogger http://thehomemakerslife.com/ , I loved the sound of it and simply had to try, and I’m glad I did, lively dressing for any salad, very tasty.

Makes enough for about 4 servings

  • 1 medium-sized ripe avocado
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 clove of garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Put everything into a food processor and blitz together until a smooth like consistency.
  2. Serve over any salad of your choice. Yummy!

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