The breakfast with no name

I struggle with breakfasts, mainly for time. But this is quick, easy and tastes awesome. I’ve no idea what to call it though.

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Ingredients

  • Chorizo sausage cut in to 1cm thick discs
  • Raw veggies (I used red cabbage, broccoli & frozen peas)
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • Garlic Salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Dried chilli flakes

Method

  1. Fry the chorizo in a dry frying pan (you wont need oil as chorizo leaches its own oil packed with flavour!)
  2. Once the chorizo is cooked through, add the veggies
  3. Add a sprinkle of garlic salt, some pepper and a good pinch of chilli flakes
  4. Continue to fry until the veggies are cooked with a bit of bite but not raw!
  5. Add the whisked eggs and continue to fry until the scrambled eggs are cooked.

    Delish!

    H x

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Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

It has been a while since I have posted any recipes. But nutrition to me is hugely important at the moment. My little man, Alexander has had a stomach bug for 3 weeks(! Not even joking!) and so training has been sporadic at best, non existent this last week as we deal with endless laundry and waking 5 billion times a night. So I have been trying to concentrate on getting the nutrition right. Not always easy (major slip yesterday) but better than it was for sure.

So here is a recipe I tried after a recommendation from my training buddy Amanda.

It is pretty easy to make. I quartered the recipe and just made one.

It was really tasty. You could even experiment with different spices e.g. chilli powder or smoked paprika.

http://paleoleap.com/breakfast-stuffed-peppers/

H xx

Spanish style scrambled eggs

A quick and easy breakfast or lunch. The amount of ingredients you add is entirely up to you and probably dependent on how hungry you are!

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More accomplished cooks would probably make this as an omelette but I suck at making omelettes so I make this as scrambled eggs!

Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Chorizo
  • Onion (I used Echalion Shallots because I find them softer in flavour than normal onions, bigger than shallots and because of their shape easier to chop. Plus they don’t make me cry!)
  • Courgette
  • Mushrooms
  • Red Pepper
  • Fresh ground peppper
  • NB You could probably use whatever veges you have in your fridge!)

Method

  1. Chop your chorizo and gently fry in a frying pan, do this till it is cooked through (I don’t use oil in the pan as the chorizo leaks its own oil which gives the eggs a lovely orange colour)
  2. While the chorizo is cooking chop all your veges.
  3. Once the chorizo is cooked add your veges to your frying pan with the choirzo and cook until your veges are cooked how you like them (this took about 6 mins)
  4. While the veges are cooking whisk your eggs and add freshly ground pepper
  5. Once your veges are cooked add your eggs and scramble over a low heat until they are cooked through.

You could put this in a wholegrain wrap. It wouldn’t be overly paleo but it would be nice as a treat 🙂

H x

Leftover breakfast wraps

Love this easy breakfast at weekends.

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Ingredients

  • eggs
  • bacon
  • onions
  • herbs
  • leftover vegetables
  • Wholemeal tortilla wrap

Method

  1. If your vegetables are not pre-cooked from the day then quickly cook them for about 5 minutes
  2. Fry off your onions (I used spring onions) in a little bit of olive oil
  3. Add your bacon and fry that
  4. Add your vegetables (I used carrot, red cabbage, Brussel sprouts, broccoli) and fry for about 5 mins until they start to go golden brown)
  5. I added a hand full of spinach too at this point and waited for it to wilt down
  6. Add whisked eggs and herbs (I chose basil)
  7. Keep the vegetable, eggy mixture moving so that the eggs scramble
  8. Serve in a wholemeal tortilla

Variations

  1. You could could add chicken or any meat instead of bacon
  2. You can alter which vegetables and herbs you use
  3. You could add chillies with your onion to spice it up

 

 

Samosa Breakfast Hash

Breakfasts are always a bit of a trauma in my house. Usually because we wake up late and I struggle to have the time to make clean/paleo breakfasts.

Last night Imogen woke at about 3.30am with a bit of a nightmare and having got her to sleep I was struggling to nod off. Turns out this is a great time to check facebook as lots of American Paleo bloggers/authors etc post then.

I stumbled across this recipe for Samosa Breakfast Hash. I am a huge fan of samosas anyway and chillies are a big pregnancy craving for me so I was determined to get up and give this a go today.

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http://www.paleocupboard.com/samosa-breakfast-hash.html

The actual samosa hash I have divided in to portions to freeze so during the week I’ll only need to poach some eggs to go on top.

This recipe is spicy and hot. It tastes exactly like samosa filling! I had to make it with minced beef, I struggle to find minced chicken in Barnsley (I really need to buy a mincer attachment for my food processor!) But it was still delicious! I reckon you could try any organic minced meat.

This is a described as a breakfast and for clean/paleo eaters eating meat and chillies etc first thing won’t phase you, but if you are new to this way of eating it might be a bit full on, but this would work well as a lunch too!

If you like spicy food this is definitely worth a go.

 

H x

Apple & Walnut Oatmeal

Breakfast is something I always struggle with. Before I started trying to change my eating habits I rarely had breakfast and if I did it would have been white toast heaped with a vegetable based spread (light of course because that instantly meant I was being healthy right!?) or a chocolate bar or a sausage and egg based breakfast from a famous fast food chain!  I was certainly never a fan of cereal or porridge. So the idea of dropping sugary breakfast cereals has never been a problem for me.

So I am always on the look out for new breakfasts. Especially hot ones, I seem to like hot/warm breakfasts better than cold ones.
So this week Jason sent a recipe for Apple and Walnut oatmeal. Normally I’d dismiss this sort of food but I thought I’d give it a go. Last night I want to the supermarket to buy oatmeal. This was unchartered territory for me, what is the diff between oatmeal and rolled oats anyway??

Anyway my review of this breakfast would be, not my most favourite BUT could be a grower. It wasn’t offensive and didn’t make me gip, given my current pregnancy related food issues that is a winner in my eyes. I think I need to experiment with the fruit I put in, the amount of cinnamon and honey too, it still tastes quite bland atm. But definitely I will give this another go.

I had to make my with chopped hazelnuts because I thought I had walnuts in stock and didn’t!

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Recipe

3/4 cup of oatmeal
1 1/4 cup of skimmed milk
1 chopped apple
1/4 cup walnuts
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Honey (optional) – If you like your breakfasts sweet I would defo add some honey!

Instructions

  1. Heat the milk in a pan
  2. Add all the ingredients
  3. Wait for for mixture to get to the thickness you like, I like my mine mega thick

Adaptations

  1. You could try different fruit, I could see this working with banana, peaches etc
  2. You could try different nuts, I tried hazelnuts, but I think almonds might work too

Paleo Breakfast Lasagna

This little recipe sits at odds with me. It contains chorizo. Chorizo is sausage, sausage is processed, processed food is bad!? But a lot of paleo recipes seem to contain sausage or bacon. So I am going on the a little bit once or twice a week won’t hurt right?
This recipe is delicious. The sweet potato, onions and coconut milk make it quite sweet then the mushrooms, egg and chorizo make it savoury. It would also work well as a lunch.

NB: The recipe says 1lb of chorizo, I use 1/2lb of chorizo and find that is more than enough.

Paleo Breakfast Casserole

I found this out of sheer desperation for something that I could just heat up in the morning quickly, that would fill me up.

It is VERY easy and surprisingly delicious (although it does look like cat food!). I make it on a Sunday night and then portion it up and freeze on a Monday. 2- 3 mins in the microwave will reheat it from Frozen. I have tried it with chicken, beef cubes and beef mince. I wouldn’t try the mince again, it’s too dry. But the chicken and beef cubes are lovely.

You could add chillies to it to spice it up too.

Who’d have thought you could cook eggs in a slow cooker!

Paleo Breakfast Casserole

http://www.twochicsandablog.com/paleo-breakfast-casserole-with-sweet-potatoes-in-the-slow-cooker/#comments

Paleo Breakfast Bars

Sometimes you need something quick in the morning (for those days when you’re too busy updating your Facebook and are then running late for work). These paleo breakfast bars are yummy. They also double up as a little snack too. Full of seeds. You could probably experiment with different nuts and seeds in them.

Keep them in an airtight container and they last all week (if your husband and child don’t snaffle them!)

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