Breakfast, brunch or lunch eggs


It was one of those days where I had to be in for deliveries and visits from tradesmen so I thought I might as well make use of my self-inflicted curfew and try a few new recipes from The Art of Eating Well (by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley).

First up breakfast; when I had a go at the grain/gluten/dairy-free blueberry pancakes. Truth be told it wasn’t an overwhelming success. User error rather than the recipe I think so I’ll try that again another day and hope for better luck.

Left slightly unfilled by my morning cuisine, I decided at 11am that I could legitimately make a start on the ‘Anytime eggs’ which the Hemsley sisters say they “love for breakfast, brunch, lunch or supper.”

It’s a dish of eggs cooked in tomatoes and spices, otherwise known as a shakshuka – which needless to say I’d never heard of before. Apart from the fresh coriander and dill (I used dried instead), I had all the other ingredients – even kale thanks to my fruit and vegetable delivery from Sparshotts. It’s an easy to follow recipe. It takes just over 30 minutes to make once you’ve got your ingredients prepped. The garlic, spices and dill combination with the tomatoes and eggs was a first for me – and it was delicious. I used feta instead of yoghurt and a hefty sprinkle of smoked paprika. It’s a real flavour-filled dish. I ate it with avocado and the scraps of homemade bread that my toddler kindly discarded onto my plate.

I’ll definitely be making this again. If you’d like to give this ‘Anytime eggs’ recipe a go, here’s what you’ll need…

Ingredients [to serve 2]

  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced/crushed
  • 1 pepper, sliced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped (approx. 450g)
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 200g chard or kale, stalks discarded, leaves sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • Small handful of fresh coriander and dill
  • Dollop of probiotic yoghurt or small handful of crumbled feta
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper or smoked paprika
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Click here for the recipe instructions in full or check out the Hemsley and Hemsley website for lots more flavoursome food that’s super tasty and good for you >

[Yes, the photo in this post is my attempt, not quite how it looks in the book but hey I’m trying!]


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