Savoury French Toast

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Bacon and eggs is a classic brunch food and french toast is fantastic comfort food for a lazy day off. Wearing comfy clothes and watching T.V or soaking up the sunshine with someone special.

Being dairy free doesn’t mean you have to miss out on such a delicious combination. A little avocado give lusciousness and fried food is always a win.

I usually make savoury french toast because if I want a sweet breakfast, pancakes are my go-to vice. Most people would shy away from making french toast dairy free (apparently cheese is a necessity) I disagree. This recipe will not disappoint. Even cheese lovers will love this recipe.

Ingredients:

2 pieces of bread (I used sourdough)

2 large rashes of Bacon

1 large egg + 1 egg white

1 tablespoon mashed avocado (with lemon and salt)

1 tablespoon coconut milk

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

pinch of salt

Tomato slices (optional)

1 tablespoon tomato or BBQ sauce

Method:

  1. Mix together egg white, salt, spices and coconut milk on a deep plate.
  2. Mash the avocado with salt and lemon.
  3. Fry the bacon, set aside.
  4. Fry the egg, set aside.
  5. Soak both sides of the bread in the egg mixture.
  6. Place both pieces of bread in a pan and fry until golden brown on one side. Flip the bread over and spread on the sauce and avocado. Place the tomato slices, fried egg and bacon on the fried side of one piece of bread. Place the fried side of the other piece on top to complete the sandwich. Press down on top and make sure both sides of the sandwich are fried.

Happy Baking!

 

 

 

Herbed Flatbread

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Who doesn’t need a tasty flatbread? This recipe is delicious to dip in soup or layer with your favourite topping. Hello avocado, tomato and basil!

Its quick to make and you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry. This recipe will serve 4 but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days.

I usually make two of these a week to accompany many different meals but it is also a great snack dipped in hommus or any kind of dip that takes your fancy. Also a great pizza base!

For those of you who want something a litttle different all you have to do is add or subtract any spices such as chilli powder, extra herbs or even a little sugar for a sweet version.

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Ingredients: 

1 cup plain flour

1 cup almond meal

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda

1 egg

1 tablespoon oil

1 tablesppon mixed herbs

1 teaspoon black sesame seeds (optional)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 Almond milk

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a medium bowl, add herbs and salt.
  3. Add oil and mix until crumbly.
  4. Mix in egg and almond milk and kneed with fingertips until the mix no longer sticks to your hands
  5. Oil a flat tray and push the dough to 1cm thickness.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Happy Baking!

Mexican Spiced Nuts & Seeds

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When the cold seeps in and you want something to give you a kick, these spicy nuts are a fantastic healthy snack to have at any time of the day. You can carry them around in your bag for those times when you just don’t have time to stop and eat. It’s happened to us all once or twice.

This simple recipe only takes 20 minutes out of your day and almost anyone can make it with ease. They will store in an airtight container for several weeks. That is if you can keep your hands off them that long. I never can! Not that it matters because they are super healthy, plus your body will love you for it.

They are a great gift idea for anyone who loves a little kick and loads of flavor but the chilli can be toned down or even omitted if needed.

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup Almonds

1 cup Cashews

1/2 cup Peanuts

1/2 cup Sunflower seeds

1/2 cup Pepitas

1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup

2 Teaspoons salt

1 Tablespoon lime/lemon juice

1 Teaspoon lime/lemon zest

1/2 Teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 Teaspoon Paprika (mild)

1 Tablespoon mixed dried herbs

1 Teaspoon minced garlic

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper and drizzle on a small amount of oil.
  3. Put all the nuts and seeds in a medium bowl.
  4. Mix together spices, herbs, juice, zest and maple syrup in a small bowl.
  5. Add the spice mixture to the nuts and coat.
  6. Spread onto baking paper and bake for 10-15 mins or until golden.
  7. Be careful not to burn the nuts.

Happy baking!