September 16, 2015

Baked Eggs with Chorizo and Feta Cheese
baked eggs were unquestionable for a weekend brunch. I just can't resist a good egg at the weekend; whether that be boiled, fried, scrambled, poached or in this instance, baked. A somewhat indulgent breakfast that will take you a little longer to concoct, this recipe warms up the chilliest of days and makes you feel as if you're dining in a newfound brasserie from the comfort of your dining room. 

With a stick of chorizo in the fridge and a block of feta cheese, this mission was a no-brainer. The recipe also calls for spinach, but this is the one thing I cannot eat and so I've left this out purely for personal taste (I'll include it in the recipe for those of you who eat it like Popeye!). 

Having something warm for breakfast other than a fry-up or porridge intrigued me. Ok, so french toast and pancakes are pretty damn good too but this was just a little different. It takes a bit of prep and if your belly's rumbling, the wait is undeniably a test of endurance. However, for those that like a good "dippy egg", this pan-baked indulgence satisfies those needs with the eggs nestled delicately between the creamy, cheesy mishmash. 

No breakfast is complete without a good cup of Joe and freshly squeezed orange juice, so whilst this is baking in the oven, get your beverages ready and your sourdough in the toaster.


September 07, 2015

Fig, Hazelnut and Chia Breakfast Bowl

wake up to a bowl of Monday morning but, no ordinary Monday morning. One that will make Monday marvellous, make it magnificent, magical and moreover, worth jumping out of bed for! Sometimes it takes a little more to face Mondays but I promise you that if you have a delicious breakfast to prepare, that's quick to throw together, that 6am wake up call won't feel so bad after all.

I like to mix up my breakfasts so I don't get bored and this was a little delight to put together, let alone eat. I went into Waitrose this weekend in search of some passion fruit and came out with figs, so I had to find something creative to do with this gorgeous fruit. My daily breakfast fuel usually consists of plain Greek yoghurt which fills me up til elevenses and as I had a bag of hazelnuts in the cupboard to replace my standard toasted almonds, whipping breakfast together in next to no time was pretty straightforward. 

So next time, when you don't want to pull the covers from your face and the snooze button seems in easy reach, remember to embrace Mondays instead with a wholesome healthy breakfast.