Hello everyone and Happy New Year!! I hope this week has been treating you well so far. Last year was quite tough for many of us so I wish you all a wonderful 2021, onwards and upwards only 🙂
For anyone looking for a quick-ish breakfast recipe this is perfect for you. Only just a few ingredients that most people have in their kitchen cupboards and it requires minimal effort. I have used a nice, thick slice of bread to allow the egg to be soaked up and maple syrup which is commonly known as a natural sweetener and healthier than sugar. Although maple syrup contains some vitamins and minerals, it is very high in sugar and should be consumed in low quantities. Eggs are a great breakfast source because they contain lots of protein which helps to repair and maintain the body, as well as being a long lasting source of energy.
Recipe: French toast and maple syrup (serves 1)
1 slice of bread
Oil, for frying
Heat oil in a frying pan on a low heat.
Slice the bread in half and crack the egg into a bowl.
Place the bread in the bowl and leave to soak up the egg for a couple of minutes, coating both sides.
Once the oil is hot, place both pieces of eggy bread into the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on both sides.
Once done, drizzle with a little maple syrup and serve.
This year has been very eventful and its finally coming to an end, but not before we celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Although December is a time of food, drinks, and general indulgence, it is important not to over do it.
Here are some tips to staying (somewhat) healthy:
Stick to a daily workout, something you enjoy and will look forward to.
Cut out the added sugar in your drinks.
Don’t feel forced to eat everything you are offered
Eat more vegetables and salads in your meals to avoid snacking throughout the day.
Opt for low sugar, salt and fat varieties.
I’ve really enjoy posting recipes again on WordPress and it’s been a great challenge for me to keep consistent and remain creative in the kitchen. Thanks to all of my new followers 🙂
I probably won’t be posting on here until the New Year, so I’ll see you in 2021!!
Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog today!
I decided to make these bagels because I fancied something a little different for my breakfast, that would be tasty but still filling. It was quite a long process but the end result is totally worth it. The good thing about bagels is that they are so versatile and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Filling options include; avocado, cream cheese, eggs, salmon, butter, bananas and peanut butter and so much more.
Recipe: Homemade Bagels (makes 6)
4g dried yeast
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
230g bread flour
Put the yeast and half of the sugar into a bowl and pour in 50ml of warm water. Leave for 7 minutes, until the mixture becomes frothy.
Pour an extra 100ml of warm water into the same bowl and stir in the salt and flour slowly, stirring until it forms a soft dough.
Knead for 10 minutes and once the dough is smooth, leave in a bowl covered with cling film in a warm place for an hour.
Bring water to the boil and preheat the oven to gas mark 7. In the meantime divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and make into bagel shapes. Once boiling, cook the bagel in the water for 2 minutes on each side and place on a tray.
Place the tray in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
Leave to cool and eat with your preferred fillings, or on its own.
Hello everyone, I hope you have had a great day, wherever you are in the world.
Today I am writing about the tastiest, most juiciest wraps I have eve eaten!! I used a Mexico taco season mix which had a mixture of amazing flavours. The cumin stands out the most for me, there is something about cumin that really compliments the taste of beef. The minced beef was cooked perfectly with a little spice and each bite was full of flavour.
When I’ve had a beef wrap in the past, there has been a tahini sauce which goes really well however, making it at home I only had tomato ketchup. Also, the coolness and crunch of the cucumbers really cut through the heat and spice from the beef. As for the Mexican seasoning, you can find these in most supermarkets in the spices isle. Even as I write this, I can remember how much I enjoyed eating these with all of the flavour from each bite and the fillings falling out. It can get quite messy but its so good!
Recipe: Mini Beef Wraps (serves 3-4)
1 tsp oil
500g minced beef
Mexican taco season mix
1/2 cucumber – cut into sticks
1 small carrot – cut into sticks
Handful of kale
1 Pack of mini wraps
Heat the oil in a pan and once hot add the minced beef and cook for 5 minutes until slightly browned.
Add the Mexican taco season mix to the pan and stir everything together.
Pour in the water, stir one final time and cover the pan with a lid.
Leave the minced beef to cook for 10-15 minutes on a gentle simmer until fully cooked.
In the meantime prepare the cucumber, carrot, kale and sweetcorn. The wraps can also be warmed.
Once the beef is cooked it is time to ensemble the wraps and enjoy.
I like to warm the wrap in the oven or toaster, add some minced beef and place the salad on top and drizzle with the sauce. Let me know if you try this.