ALL · Black pudding/ Haggis · breakfast · lunch/ light bites · Meat Dishes · Scottish Cuisine

Haggis Omelette

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Using up my leftover Haggis from yesterday, I decided on a wee breakfast treat this morning and not only did it taste amazing it also set me up for the day and kept me full for ages.

For those of you that don’t know what Haggis is, it is a traditional Scottish Dish simply containing sheep’s pluck, minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach. Haggis is basically like an oaty, spicy mince and a great source of iron, fibre and carbohydrate with no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives. Each haggis maker will have a slightly different recipe, Scott’s from Huntly is my favourite one though. 

 

Makes 1

2 eggs – beaten

100 g Haggis http://www.craftbutchers.co.uk/butchers/index.php?ID=8&town=HUNTLY&county=Aberdeenshire&region=scotland

Handful Spinach

2 tbsp Beetroot Relish from Everything Chilli. http://www.everythingchilli.co.uk/

Tomatoes to serve (optional)

 

  1. Beat eggs together and preheat a pan to medium to high heat, cook until just nearly ready.
  2. Cook haggis in a microwave per instructions (normally for 100g about 1m 30 secs on high)
  3. Mix the Beetroot Relish through the haggis, set aside
  4. Steam the spinach
  5. Place the spinach onto the omelette and top with the haggis mix, fold the omelette over and cook for a further 2 mins. Serve. Yummy!

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ALL · Duck · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites · Meat Dishes · Scottish Cuisine · Snacks and nibbles

Oriental Duck Wraps

 

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Oriental Duck Rice Paper Wraps with Hoisin Sauce Dip

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3 x Spring Roll Wrappers – Rice paper (use how many you like)

6 slices cooked duck (I used my fav from Rannoch Smokery)

Cucumber strips no skin

Kalette leaves (1 per roll) chopped – or you can use Kale

Hoisin Sauce (I used blue dragon – my fav)

 

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  3. Trim ends and serve with some Hoisin sauce.  Yummy.

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Of course you could put anything in these wraps, prawn and sweet chilli is another favourite.

ALL · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites · One Pot Wonders · Salads · superfoods

Three Bean Salad with Kalette Leaves

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Inspired by the Kalette leaves flavour, I decided to use them in my bean salad today for lunch, and yep you guessed it my lunch tasted delicious and very healthy too!

Serves 2

75g Red Kidney Beans

75g Borlotti Beans

75g Cannellini Beans  ( you can of course use any beans you like, even chickpeas)

2 tbsp sweetcorn

1/2 chopped red onion finely

Handful chopped parsley

Handful chopped Mint

40g Sliced Black Olives

1 tbsp Olive oil

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

Salt and Black pepper to taste

4/5 Kalette Leaves Chopped

 

  1. Mix everything in a large bowl and serve…….Yummy!

 

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Approx 120 Kcal, 1g fat, 11g carbs, 4g fibre, 3.5g protein per serving.

 

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

Camargue Red Rice Salad

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For the love of Red! Love it when random ingredients put together turns out delicious!

 

40g Camargue Red Rice

1 Beetroot – grated

1/4 Avocado – chopped

1/2 tin of Chick Peas

1 tomato – chopped/sliced

Small chunk of Feta Cheese

4 Walnuts – chopped finely

1 tbsp good Olive oil

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

 

  1. Cook rice as per instructions on packet (about 30 mins)
  2. Mix all other ingredients into a bowl, add rice one cooked.
  3. Mix together olive oil and balsamic vinegar, drizzle on top to flavour.

This is a great lunch, very healthy, full of protein and super tasty.

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ALL · Duck · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites · Meat Dishes · Salads

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Using my Rainbow Carrots and lovely Beetroots from my local Farmers I wanted a lovely salad for lunch today as the sun was shining, I had recently bought some Smoked Duck Breast from my local farm store which was already cooked, so combining everything I had the most amazing Saturday lunch Salad.

 

1 Cooked Duck Breast (from Fencebay) – sliced

1 Carrot – sliced longways into thin strips

1 Beetroot – sliced thinly

Fresh Salad leaves (of your choice)

Small handful of Feta Cheese

Small handful of Walnuts

1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

1 tbsp Good Olive oil

1 tbsp Hoisin Sauce

 

  1. Mix together salad leaves, carrot, beetroot, balsamic vinegar and olive oil in a large bowl.
  2. Place salad mix onto a plate
  3. Top with crumbled feta cheese and sprinkle crushed walnuts over top.
  4. Place sliced Duck breast on top and drizzle Hoisin sauce over duck.

 

This is do tasty and quick, very healthy and amazing flavour sensation in your mouth. All in 5 minutes. Yummy!

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ALL · Bread · fish · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites · Snacks and nibbles · superfoods

Tuna & Avocado French Toast Sandwich

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A Wee Saturday lunch time treat. I love tuna and avocado but thought I would try something different and put it into French Toast instead of plain bread or a baked potato………..and oh wow! It really does taste so much better!

Makes 2 Sandwiches (2 slices of bread)

2 Slices of wholemeal bread

1/2 tin of tuna

1/4 of avocado

1 spring onion – chopped finely

Grated cheddar cheese (handful)

2 eggs whisked

pinch cinnamon

ground pepper to taste

spray oil for frying

squeeze of lemon juice

1 tbsp light mayo or you can use a light cream cheese

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  1. Whisk eggs, cinnamon and pepper together, pour into a flat dish. Lay both slices of bread in egg mixture and allow to soak up, turning over to coat both sides.
  2. Gentle heat up oil in a frying pan, (medium to high heat) place bread into frying pan and toast on both sides until turning slightly golden brown (about 3 mins on each side)
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  4. Meanwhile, put tuna into a bowl with avocado and a light mayo then mash together.
  5. Squeeze lemon juice and put in spring onion and mix together.                  DSC_0016
  6. Once bread has toasted lay on a plate and add the filling, topping with the grated cheese then closing up the sandwich. oh Yummy!

 

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Edinburghs’s Most Romantic Restaurants for Valentines Day

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£26 to £40
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British | The Royal Mile
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Scottish | Old Town
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British | Old Town
£26 to £40
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Scottish | The Royal Mile
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Scottish | The Royal Mile
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Italian | New Town
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