Paleo Frittata Cups (and wool joy!)

Heyyy you guys… My wool arrived!*9CCFC4EA-C0D2-42C3-B855-C07EAF35246A

*Happy dance*

I just got it yesterday and I’m so happy with it. I’m especially loving the Hazelnut colour. It’s got a little more red in it than I expected, but it’s just divine. I can’t wait to start my scarf!

I can’t think of a good way to transition from wool to eggs, so I’m just gonna go ahead and jump straight to the recipe now, okay?


Paleo Frittata Cups - Nothing in Particular

 Paleo Frittata Cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 rasher of bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup each of capsicum, grape tomatoes and fetta cheese, finely chopped (kinda getting sick of saying that)
  • 1 spring onion… you guessed it: finely chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • Oil for frying
  • Pepper to taste

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius

  1.  Fry the bacon in a little oil
  2. When the bacon is almost cooked, add the zucchini and capsicum and fry until soft, then place on a piece of paper towel to soak up any excess oil.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a bowl, then add all other ingredients except pepper and mix.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly between 4 large nonstick muffin cups (silicon works best), sprinkle with a little pepper and bake at 180 deg C for 20 minutes.

Enjoy! These are nicest fresh, but they’ll keep in the fridge for about a week. They’re great for breakfast or with a salad for lunch :)

 

Not Really Greek Salad

Summer is almost here and already it’s getting way too hot. Actually, as I write this it’s like 16 degrees and I’m wrapped up in a blanket. But the last couple of weeks have been crazy hot, and all that sunshine had me craving summery foods like salads and barbeques. So in preparation for when/if it gets hot again (’cause in Bowral, who knows?), I present my (sort of) Greek salad. Which isn’t really a Greek salad.

(Sort of) Greek Salad

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Chicken Walnut Salad with Creamy Mayo Dressing

This recipe was inspired by a salad I had at a takeaway in Perth. It was so simple, basically just lettuce, chicken and a few walnuts, but the dressing was what really made it special, turning a boring side salad into a delicious main meal. This recipe is for a single serving, but you can easily multiply the amounts to make enough for a family.
Chicken Walnut Salad with Creamy Mayo Dressing

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Baked Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are one of those things that never fails to get a WTF? reaction from those unfamiliar with British haute cuisine. Really though, I fail to see what’s so strange about it. No one sees anything weird about eating eggs and sausages together for breakfast, and all scotch eggs really do is combine the two into a convenient, protein filled snack.

Scotch Eggs done2

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Lunch: Stuffed Mushrooms and Haloumi

This was one of those “look in the fridge and throw random items in a frying pan” meals. I wasn’t really paying attention, so it’s a bit vague on measurements and timing.

Stuffed Mushrooms and Haloumi

Ingredients:

  • 2 1cm thick slices of haloumi cheese
  • 2 chestnut mushrooms (or any biggish mushroom)
  • 2-3 grape tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • About 2-3cm wide slice of red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • Basil, oregano and pepper to taste
  • Fresh Parmesan
  • Small amount of oil for frying

Method:

  1. Fry the haloumi and mushroom on a medium heat until haloumi is light brown on one side
  2. Turn the haloumi and the mushroom over and ad the tomato and capsicum to the frying pan. Sprinkle tomato and capsicum with oregano, basil and pepper and fry until haloumi is light brown on other side
  3. Fill the mushrooms with the tomato and capsicum mix and top with some shaved parmesan

Stuffed mushrooms