Greens, Eggs and Ham

Greens, eggs and ham Loula Natural

I love eggs for breakfast and normally alternate between my Bircher Chia or Grain free Granola and eggs. For me I have to have a good breakfast as it really sets off the day for me. It is also because I always sit down and have it with the kids. 

This morning I wanted something really quick, but fancied something like eggs benedict. Since I had all these ingredients in the fridge it was the simplest and tastiest savoury breakfast that I have had for a long time. Here are ALL of my breakfast options. This is also a equally simple and delicious lunch or dinner!

Eggs and cheese for me are a match made in heaven, I love raw aged cheese and this cheddar hit the spot with the ham and eggs. I have only just ventured into making my own Kale chips (it helps when you have an amazing quality Kale supplier) but I have been addicted to these ones– today I had hot green on my eggs-yum!. I have been snacking on them but also crumbling them into my salads and eggs for a few weeks now! Flax crackers we always have in the house for the kids to snack on- we like these or these  at the moment.

Greens, Eggs and Ham
This is a delicious spin on eggs benedict! Grain free and packed with nutrition
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pasture raised, organic eggs
  2. 4 slices of pasture raised organic ham
  3. Handful of Kale Chips and a flax crackers broken up
  4. 10g of raw aged cheddar (grated)
  5. Salt and pepper for seasoning
  6. Ghee for frying the egg
Instructions
  1. I steam fry my eggs in ghee. Add ghee to a hot pan. Add eggs when whites have formed add a tbs of water to the pan and place a lid over the top.
  2. Allow eggs to cook for a couple of minutes then remove lid. Perfect runny yolks without having to flip the eggs.
  3. Place ham on the plate, then eggs on the ham.
  4. Sprinkle on cheese, kale and crackers
  5. salt and pepper to season
Notes
  1. Enjoy. You can substitute the ham for steak, chicken or pulled pork. You can also remove the meat completely and enjoy this vegetarian.
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What is for Breakfast?

What is for breakfast?

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A question I get asked EVERYDAY!!! Here is a run down of the options in my house!!

First we start the day, our amuse bouche if you like! with my Apple Cider Vinegar Yummy Wake up Drink (make your own Apple Peel Cider Vinegar here)

Apple Cider Vinegar, raw honey and cinnamon drink

Then we move on to the starter- the smoothie

We normally have one of these or a combination! I either use Almond/Oat or my Hazelnut Cashew milk and always some Kefir. I then try to pack it with as nay nutrients as possible. banana/avocado, nuts, seeds, chia, berries or cacao, coconut oil/butter, gelatin and then I may add milk thistle, Maca, bee Pollen, for added benefits. I thin may sweeten it with maple syrup or raw honey to kick start my metabolism (from Matt Stone’s book Eat for Heat)

Breakfast in a Glass Loula Natural

Breakfast in a glass

Morning Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Smoothie

Choco-Coco Milkshake

Cocoberry Milkshake

Watermelon Cooler

Chia Porridge Loula Natural

Then is the kids are having a Cereal day it will be either Chia Porridge, Bircher Chia, Grain Free Granola, Chocolate orange grain free granolahomemade muesli or Buckwheaties with fresh fruit. 

I usually have a choice of milks;

Hazelnut and Cashew Raw Milk Loula Natural

Almond

Oat

Hazelnut and Cashew 

Coconut

If we want something hot we may have pancakes;

weekend pancakes

Weekend Pancakes

Blender Pancakes

Almond milk Kefir Pancakes

I serve these with;

Raw Mango Jam
Raw Mango Jam

Coconut Yoghurt

Lemon, Orange and Ginger Curd

Raw Mango Jam

Apricot Kernel Chocolate Butter

Eggs on toast (i Like my eggs poached or scrambled with bacon or smoked salmon and avocado. Sometimes Cheese on toast just hits the spot!

Greens, Eggs and Ham

pumpkin bread

Pumpkin bread

Soda Bread

Quinoa Flatbreads

Banana and Flax Crackers

Otherwise if we fancy pastries we will have

pumpkin donuts

Blueberry muffins

Pumpkin Donuts

Almond Kefir Banana Muffin

Carrot Cake bites with Kefir Cheese Frosting

Banana Mocha Muffins

But do you know what- sometimes all I want is Chocolate!

Homemade Raw Chocolate using coconut oil Loula Natural

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Slow Cooked Apple, Rhubarb and Ginger Porridge

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Last week I tried this delicious recipe from Sarah at Real Food Outlaws

http://realfoodoutlaws.com/pumpkin-pie-overnight-crock-pot-oatmeal-soaked-gluten-free/

I had been meaning to try porridge in my slow cooker and this really helped me to get addicted! I used my pumpkin spice and I added Kefir to the cooking pot as it was on a low temperature. Its was delicious so with my recent crop of apple sauce and cooked rhubarb– it would have been silly not to go again!

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1 cup Soaked Oats (using apple cider vinegar)

1/2 cup soaked buckwheat groats (optional but highly nutritious)

2 tbs Apple Sauce

2tbs Rhubarb and Ginger

1 Cup Kefir (I used 1/2 cup coconut water and 1/2 cup of Almond Milk Kefir)

1 Cup water

pinch of Salt

I let this cook for overnight but set the timer for 4 hours on low and it kept warm till morning. I then had it with a dollup of Coconut yoghurt and sweetened with some coconut sugar- so yum I was glad there was loads left over for the next two days and was still nice when cold too! I am hooked! What flavour do you like?

Chia porridge

 

Chia Porridge Loula Natural

Chia Porridge w/Seeds, Nuts & Berries

Wow it seems a long time ago since I first started eating Chia for breakfast. I have never looked back

This was first written in Nov 2012. I have a 10k race tomorrow, my first since having my second baby 18 weeks ago. I am nervous as so far I have maxed out at 7k. My goal was and still is to finish, I never thought I would be running the whole thing. However I am very competitive and so secretly see myself sprinting to the end! So am going to give myself the best chance. This is my (very early) breakfast tomorrow. Great protein, fat and carbs- my kind of ‘carb loading!’

3 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup organic unsweetened almond milk/oat milk
1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp vanilla
diced strawberries, raspberries & blueberries for toppings
raw almonds, cashews & sunflower seeds for toppings (preferably soaked over night)

1tbs coconut yoghurt

Method
Place almond milk in a bowl and sprinkle chia seeds in and stir immediately for a minute or so to avoid clumping. Add spices as you stir along with the vanilla. Allow to stand for 30-40 mins to thicken, or covered in the fridge over night. Add berries, nuts and seeds with a dollup of yoghurt on top to eat.

Chia porridge with coconut yoghurt

For my son (from 6 months old) I use 1 tsp chia and mixed with 2 tsp water and let soak either overnight in the fridge or for 15mins while he eats some blueberries/mango/melon or banana! It is best to leave the nuts out until at least 12 months old. I then added the coconut yoghurt little by little. He is now having the same amount as the recipe above and still wants more some mornings! He’s 18 months!

also try out these great chia recipes;

How to make Cauliflower Crust Pizza (chia used as an egg replacement)

Raw Jam (super quick and easy fresh jam that is delicious and nutritious- sugar free too)

In smoothies here and here

How to make a Green Smoothie

 

Lemon, Ginger and Orange Curd

Lemon, Orange and Ginger Curd

Lemon, Orange and Ginger Curd Loula Natural

I love lemon curd- this is so easy to make- can’t believe I never made it before- its actually very healthy- full of protein and fats. I add it to my smoothies, chia porridge, toast, to frost cookies or simply off the spoon!

From this;

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to this!

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Lemon, Orange and Ginger Curd
I zesty and sharp but sweet twist on traditional Lemon Curd. Really nutritious.
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Ingredients
  1. 3 lemons (zest and juice so unwaxed organic if possible)
  2. 1 orange (zest and juice so unwaxed organic if possible)
  3. thumbnail sized piece of ginger grated.
  4. 100g unsalted butter
  5. 100g coconut sugar
  6. 3 Organic eggs
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients in a heat proof bowl and whisk over a bain marie.(Picture below.
  2. Keep on low heat whisking continuously so the eggs don't cook too quickly and scramble.
  3. Keep going till it thickly coats the back of a spoon and is glossy.
  4. Pour into large jar (makes about 500g) allow to let cool and then refrigerate.
Notes
  1. This will keep in the fridge for weeks. Spread it thick on toast, crackers or add to baking. I also use it as a frosting for cookies!
  2. Can also be had straight off a spoon!
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Here is the bain marie set up;

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Frosting cookies with it;

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