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Love of omelettes

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I just love omelettes, one of my favourite quick and healthy meals, breakfast, lunch or dinner its one of those versatile foods and always staple ingredients in your cupboard. You can pretty much put anything in an omelette and it’ll taste great.

This is one of my favourites:-

3 eggs

6 cherry tomatoes – halved

handful of spinach

1 mushroom sliced

Salt & pepper to taste

  1. Lightly oil frying pan
  2. Add in tomatoes, mushroom and spinach, cook for a minute
  3. Whisk up eggs with seasoning and pour over, cook on medium heat for about 4-5 mins or until bubbling, turn and cook for 1 min more.
  4. Serve. Yummy!

 

Here are my other favourites:-

Tomato and avocado

Ham & mushroom

Cheese & Ham

Spinach and bacon

Haggis and tomato

Spring onion & Feta cheese

Avocado and mushroom

Sundried tomato and Chorizo

 

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Smokey Tomato Salsa

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This is so yummy and goes with just about anything I think.

Makes 4 servings

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, tomato paste, salt & pepper and sugar, mix through, cook for about  5-7 mins. Any liquid should thicken.

 

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Boil in the Bag Omelette!

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Well…I have to say when I read about this I was a bit uncertain, but as per usual my curiosity got the better of me…….well what can I say…..it just went and worked didn’t it! A perfect folded omelette! Here goes:-

 

Makes 1 

2 small to medium Eggs (if using large you may need to increase cooking time.)

1 Ziplock Bag – good one (cheap one might leak)

1 chopped mushroom

1 sliced small tomato

Handful of grated cheese

Salt & Pepper to taste

Spray oil

 

  1. Spray inside the bag with oil to prevent from sticking.                                                                        20160522_084730
  2. Crack the eggs in….no need to whisk up.                                                                                                            20160522_085102
  3. Add in your ingredients…..of course you can add anything you like, I made it simple yet tasty.          20160522_085342
  4. Gently rub with your hands to coat all round and break the yolks. Remove any air from the bag gently and seal. 20160522_085605
  5. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and place bag in and boil rapidly for 8 minutes. Then reduce to a simmer for about 2-3 minutes.                                                                                                                          20160522_085802
  6. Gently remove and open bag, roll onto a plate and serve…….oh WOW!

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ALL · dinners · Healthy Eating Ideas

Spicy Tomato and Basil Seafood Stir Fry

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Serves 1

Handful of King Prawns

Handful of Mussels

Handful of Crayfish

100g Tin tomatoes

2 tbsp tomato passata

1 Chilli – diced

1 clove garlic – chopped

1 tsp Brown Sugar

1 splash of white wine (approx 30ml)

Handful of Basil – chopped

Wholegrain Rice Vermicelli

 

1. Heat some oil in a pan and heat through the prawns, crayfish and mussels for a few minutes along with the chilli and garlic.

2. Add in the tomatoes, tomato passata, white wine and Brown sugar reduce the heat to a simmer, and simmer for 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile place Vermicelli in a bowl and cover with boiling water, let sit for 4 minutes.

4. Drain the vermicelli and add to the seafood tomato mix then add the basil, cook for a further minute.

5. Serve with a lovely glass a Chardonnay.

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Kale and Tomato Frittata

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Serves 2 or 1 if your hungry!   Calories per serving 135, Fat 6g 2.1g sat. fat, Carbs 12g, Protein 9g.

1 cup or about 1 large handful kale

2 eggs, 1 egg white

50ml skimmed milk

salt and pepper to season

8 cherry tomatoes

20g cheddar cheese (grated) or you can use whichever you prefer

1 teaspoon oregano

 

1. Preheat oven to 190 deg. Lightly fry Kale and tomatoes in a shallow pan for about 6-8 mins.

2. Meanwhile whisk eggs, white, milk, salt, pepper and oregano together.

3. Transfer Kale and tomatoes into an oven ready dish, approx 8″ diameter.

4. Add grated cheese on top evenly and pour in egg mixture evenly.

5. Bake in oven for about 20 mins. Serve. Yummy!

You could use black peppercorn instead of pepper or even add in some paprika for that extra flavour.

ALL · Cakes and Biscuits · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites · Snacks and nibbles

Rice Cake snack

rice cakes

I always found rice cakes bland but have found some good combinations that taste yummy and very healthy.

( each cake 60 calories)

1 x packet of rice cakes

tablespoon of extra light philadelphia spread on each cake

sliced tomato for topping

pinch of basil for dressing tomato (fresh or dried)

YUM!

I also use peanut butter,  1 tablespoon per rice cake, then top with sliced banana.

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Paprika and tomato bread

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125g Strong White Bread Flour

125g Strong Wholemeal Flour

1 sachet of yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

2 tablespoon of tomato puree

1 tablespoon of paprika

150ml warm water

pinch salt

2 tablespoon olive oil

 

Mix sugar and yeast in warm water and leave in a warm place for 10-15 mins to help yeast rise

Sieve all Flour into a bowl and mix in salt and paprika

Make a well in the middle then add in tomato purée, oil and yeast mixture

fold in well until it forms a dough, remove onto floured surface and knead for approx 5 mins

put into floured bread tin or tray and place in oven (shelf 2) on proving setting for Approx 1.5/2hrs or until double in size

brush with milk on top and switch oven onto Bread setting

place tray with ice cubes on level 5 and bread on level 2 (ice stops the bread from over crusting)

Enjoy.

You could add in sundried tomatoes as an extra…..this is tasty also.