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Poached Eggs with Spinach and Tomatoes

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I just love Lazy Sunday mornings, no alarm, no rushing, relaxing healthy breakfast with a good fresh cup of coffee, no better way to start the day. This little breakfast is so tasty and quick to pull together but also very nutritional:-

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is one of incredible green-leafy vegetable often recognised as one of the functional foods for its health benefiting nutritional, antioxidants and anti-cancer composition. Its tender, crispy, dark-green leaves are one of the favorite ingredients of chefs all around the world. It is very low in calories and fats (100 g of raw leaves provide just 23 calories). Fresh 100 g of spinach contains about 25% of daily intake of iron, one of the highest for any green leafy vegetables. Fresh leaves are a rich source of several vital antioxidant vitamins like vitamin-A & vitamin-C.

Eggs Eggs are an all-natural source of high-quality protein and a number of other nutrients, all for 70 calories per large egg. One egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals plus 6 grams of high-quality protein. The high-quality protein in an egg is essential for building and maintaining lean body mass.

Tomatoes are also an excellent source vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum and vitamin K. They are also a very good source of copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E and phosphorus. They are usually red when mature, but can come in a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, green and purple. The water content of tomatoes is around 95%. The other 5% consist mainly carbohydrates and fiber. One medium sized tomato (123 grams) contains only 22 calories.

 

2 Large eggs

100g Spinach

Mixture of tomatoes

Rainbow pepper

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Chopped Chilli (optional if you like a bit of spice)

 

  1. Heat a little oil in a fry pan on medium to high heat, half tomatoes and place face down in pan, cook for about 4-5 minutes or until browned and softened.
  2. Meanwhile bring a pan of water to boil then reduce to a simmer and place eggs in one at a time to poach, I make a swirling motion in water to help bring the egg together. Poach for about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the spinach to the tomatoes and place a lid on for about 1-2 minutes until spinach is wilted.
  4. Place spinach and tomatoes on to a plate, top with poached eggs and season with rainbow pepper and chilli. YUMMY!

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ALL · dinners · fish · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites · Meat Dishes · Snacks and nibbles

Smoked Halibut Roll ups with Cream cheese Mix

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O.M.G, these were amazing! I bought some Smoked Halibut from my Glasgow Food Assembly https://thefoodassembly.com/en  courtesy of Campsie Glen Smoke House http://www.campsieglen.co.uk/, wondering how I could creat something different, looking in my fridge I needed to use up cream cheese and hollandaise, so here is my wee creation with tasty results!

 

1 tbsp cream cheese

1 tbsp hollandaise sauce

1 packet smoked halibut

1 tsp dill

squeeze of lime juice

small handful of rocket leaves

rainbow peppercorns and salt to season

 

  1. Mix everything together (except halibut)
  2. Spread lightly over halibut and top with some rocket (or any garnish you like)
  3. Gently roll up, one all rolled wrap in cling film and chill for 2-3 hours.
  4. Remove and eat…..Yummy! I served with some salad and a nice chilled glass of Chardonnay!

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ALL · breakfast · Healthy Eating Ideas

Breakfast Baked Egg and Tomato Cups

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I just love breakfast time it is one of my most enjoyable food times and creating something different every weekend has become an exciting challenge. My favourite food is of course eggs, love them anyway cooked. So this morning I went for something simple but very very tasty. I recently purchased some fresh eggs from Little Turnberry Farm and Chicken Nest at the Glasgow Assembly, all of their hens love their freedom at their farmhouse gardens, they enjoy foraging the grounds and a with little TLC they produce the most flavoursome eggs.

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Here is my wee recipe for the best baked eggs and tomato:-

2 x Beef Tomato

2 x Fresh Eggs

Salt & pepper

pinch of basil (fresh or dried)

pinch of chives (fresh or dried)

1 x slice of cheddar cheese

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  1. First slice the top of the tomato and scoop out the insides.               DSC_0024 (2)
  2. Season the tomato with salt & pepper, crack the egg into the tomato, sprinkle basil over the top and some cracked black pepper.
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  4. Place into a preheated oven at 220 deg and bake for 20 mins for a runny egg, 30-35 mins for solid.
  5. A few minutes before it’s ready, place slices of cheddar cheese on top and allow to melt.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle some chives on top serve with some lovely avocado slices. Yummy!!

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ALL · dinners · Healthy Eating Ideas · Meat Dishes · superfoods · turkey

Roasted Sweet Potato with Turkey and Black Eyed Beans

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A very tasty mix up for dinner tonight, and somehow it just went together! This was me using leftovers again, very tasteful.

Serves 1

1/2 Sweet potato

2 small Beetroot’s

1/2 cup sweetcorn

1/2 tin of Black Eyed Peas

1 Turkey Breast – cut into chunks

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp garlic

1/2 tsp Chilli Powder

Zest and Juice from 1/2 lime

Handful of coriander

 

  1. Roast in a tin the sweet potato and beetroot at 220 deg for 30-35 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, mix 1 tbsp of olive oil, garlic, chilli powder and lime juice/zest together, this will be your drizzle.
  3. Season the turkey with salt & pepper and fry gently until browned all over. Remove from heat.
  4. Place the black eyed beans and sweetcorn on hob and gently heat through (4 mins)
  5. Once roasted veg is ready, mix everything together with the oil mixture and serve with coriander on top.

Tuck into this beautiful mix which is also healthy and very filling too!

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ALL · dinners · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites · Salads

My Favourite Salad of all time!

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I have to admit this is still my favourite Salad, flavours are just so tasty and go with anything. So quick to put together too!

1 x Red Mini Cos Spanish Lettuce  – sliced longways the halved (this is so crunchy and refreshing)……best lettuce in my books.  20160206_165328_resized_1

1 x carrot – sliced longways

1/2 cucumber – sliced longways

1/2 courgette – sliced longways

2 tbsp black olives sliced

4 small cherry or piccolo tomatoes – sliced halveways

2 tbsp lemon juice

big drizzle of Olive oil – good quality

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp sesame seeds to top

 

  1. Mix everything together – serve with anything or simply just eat on its own. Yummy!

 

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My Med Veg Mash Up!

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Had to use up some vegetables in my fridge up, if you’re like me, I hate waste, and I buy loads thinking I’m going to be good this week and have veg every day….some days that doesn’t work out so I’m left with a lot. I decided to do something I’ve never tried before and simply just mash it all up. Wanted to add some flavour and decided a Mediterranean flavour should be o.k.

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Makes 1 Pepper

1 x Orange Pepper – Roasted and cut in half

2 x Carrots

Handful Broccoli (approx 50g)

30g Green Beans – chopped

2 tbsp Tomato Passata (I had some left in my fridge thought I’d chuck in it to help bind)

1 tsp basil

1tsp oregano

1 tsp spiced crushed red pepper (my fav from Costco), this gives a lovely kick!

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  1.  Pre-heat oven to 220 deg. Cut pepper in half and spray with oil, place in a foil lined baking tin and bake in oven for 20 minutes.
  2. Cook vegetables either boil or steam, I always steam as it’s healthier and much more tastier.
  3. Once vegetables are cooked, place in a food processor or blender with the passata and herbs n spices until mix through.
  4. Once peppers are ready remove from oven and fill with the veg mix. Serve. Yummy!

Of course you can tailor to your own tastes with any vegetable and any type of spice and herbs, the list is endless.

I do like it when you get a success in the kitchen! Happy Days!

 

So low in calories and fat too.

Nutrition Facts
My Med Veg Mash Up!

Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 162

  • Total Fat: 1.4 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 367.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 9.5 g
  •     Sugars: 11.9 g
  • Protein: 6.7 g

 

ALL · dinners · Healthy Eating Ideas · Meat Dishes · turkey

Oriental Turkey and Green Veg Mix

Looking in my fridge tonight I had a lot of greens needing to be used up, so as I had a curried meal last night I decided to go with Oriental, and it worked our deliciously. Don’t you just love it when you just fling everything in last minute and you create a delicious meal for yourself.

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150g Breast Turkey
50g Kale
100g Broccoli
50g Trimmed Green Beans
2 carrots
2 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp chinese five spice
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp crushed red pepper

 

  1. Spray oil a griddle pan and heat to a high heat
  2. Rub chinese five spice into turkey breast, then cook on griddle pan for approx 5-6 mins each side or until cooked through.          20160112_181339
  3. Meanwhile, place all the greens, (broccoli, kale and green beans in a steamer and steam for about 5 mins)
  4. Peel carrot skin off then slice into thin strips
  5. Once veg is cooked, mix in the carrot, soy sauce, sesame seeds and red pepper.        20160112_181604
  6. Place veg mix onto a plate and top with the turkey breast. Yum!
Nutrition Facts
Oriental Turkey and Mixed Greens

Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 464

  • Total Fat: 16.9 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 3.9 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 97.5 mg
  • Sodium: 2242.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.6 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 11 g
  •     Sugars: 9.9 g
  • Protein: 46.4 g