French Toast and Maple Syrup

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)

Ingredients

1 slice of bread

1 egg

Oil, for frying

Maple syrup

Method

  • 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.

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*Nutritional information found through Google*

Merry Christmas! 🎄

Hey everyone, I hope your day has been well.

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:

  1. Stick to a daily workout, something you enjoy and will look forward to.
  2. Cut out the added sugar in your drinks.
  3. Don’t feel forced to eat everything you are offered
  4. Eat more vegetables and salads in your meals to avoid snacking throughout the day.
  5. 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!!

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Homemade Bagels

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)

Ingredients

4g dried yeast

2 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

230g bread flour

Method

  • 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.

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Spiced Cookies

Hello everyone, today I have a nice seasonal biscuit recipe that is seasoned with ginger and cinnamon. These are cute biscuits that taste amazing and perfect for this time of the year.

Recipe: Spiced Cookies (makes 12)

Ingredients

66g butter

32g caster sugar

100g plain flour

1/4 cinnamon

1/4 ginger

Icing sugar

Method

  • Combine the butter and sugar. Sift in the flour and spices and use your hands to make a dough.
  • Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Set the oven to gas mark 5 and line a tray with baking paper.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and press out your biscuits using any small cutter.
  • place on the tray and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Leave to cool completely before icing.

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Mini Beef Wraps

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)

Ingredients

1 tsp oil

500g minced beef

Mexican taco season mix

100ml water

1/2 cucumber – cut into sticks

1 small carrot – cut into sticks

Handful of kale

50g Sweetcorn

1 Pack of mini wraps

Tomato ketchup

Method

  • 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.

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