Recipe to follow...
Bubble and squeak made with purple potato, red cabbage and peas, roasted tomatoes, British style back bacon, egg over medium, artisan bread and a green and black tea blend.
Eggywegg and soilders for my Californian man, the breakfast of champions : Soft boil eggs, slice off tops, place in eggcups, toast bread, any type, cut into solders and serve with salt...sorted!
British back bacon (Fresh and Easy) roasted mushrooms, roasted tomato, home made corn tortilla and two eggs over medium cooked in a little olive oil.
A modern twist on a British classic: Bubble and Squeak
Bubble and Squeak is a breakfast made out of left over Sunday roast. Usually served up on a monday morning, doh, it's made up predominately by mash potato and cabbage. Maybe some carrots and peas, even Yorkshire pudding, but cardinal rule: no gravy! You mash the left overs together and fry in drippings. Yes, that right, drippings, the fat rendered from the roast. It's a wonder any of us made it to adulthood.
My healthy take on this is made with shaved brussel sprouts, two small purple potatoes, a sweet potato cut into little cubes and an onion. Cook the potatoes in some olive oil until they start to soften, smoosh them into the pan to squash them slightly, add onions and the brussel sprouts shavings. Continue to cook until the texture is to your liking. Drizzle with some balsamic vinegar (I used a homemade reduction 'cause I'm a little bit Ninja), add a hard cheese and a few nuts, and you have a powerhouse breakfast that will see you through the morning. Don't be afraid to change things around or leave items out. This is only my take, you own your own!
We eat cereal most mornings, but there comes a time when a grain, no matter how whole it is, just doesn't cut the mustard. This morning was one of those. I love eggs, poached, boiled, fried, scrambles, any way works for me. I had a quarter of an avocado, some light cream cheese and a few spring onions (scallions for you Yanks) I smooshed them all together and used a a spread on some organic whole wheat toast. Topped off with a poached egg.
Tip: when you poach your egg add a little vinegar to the boiling water before adding the eggs, and pre brake the egg into a little dish so you can gently drop it into the water.
Pork loin wrapped in a whole wheat short crust pastry,
with mushrooms and caramelized onions
Celeriac, rutabaga, sweet potato and roasted garlic mash
I like playing 'Chopped', making a meal from random bit I have in my kitchen.
This time I had a couple of chicken breast, some amazing British back bacon from 'Fresh & Easy' and a fully stocked pantry
I came up with: Chicken breasts stuffed with walnuts, dates and capers, wrapped in British back bacon with coconut and black bean brown basmati rice, baked broccoli and a roasted date, blue berry and pepper sauce.
The recipe for this is here
never work in your kitchen, get creative and make some magic!