Chorizo chilli eggs

Chorizo chilli eggs

Breakfast for dinner

Eggs have to be one of the best ingredients you can find in your kitchen. I don’t think they should be breakfast only food; they are an anytime food. I know it may seem strange, but I like having breakfast for dinner, I don’t care if it makes me odd, I like it.

A little bit spicy

While I like the versatility of eggs, they generally don’t have a lot going for them in the flavour department, that means you can get creative with the additions to your eggs. For this recipe, I went with some spicy to go with my eggs. The first subtle spicy comes from a lovely bit of chorizo sausage; the spring onions add a little bit of crunch to the dish and the chilli flakes add the final kick to the eggs. It is a simple dish that takes minutes to make but actually looks a bit fancy.

Chorizo chilli eggs

Chorizo chilli eggs ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 spring onion, finely sliced
  • 100g chorizo, cubed
  • 1 tsp. chilli flakes
Heat some oil or butter over a medium heat
Add the chorizo to the pan
Add the eggs to the pan
Add the spring onions
Serve hot

Chorizo chilli eggs

  • Servings: 2
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Eggs have to be one of the best ingredients you can find in your kitchen. This recipe is too good to only have for breakfast.


Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 spring onion, finely sliced
  • 100g chorizo, cubed
  • 1 tsp. chilli flakes

Directions

  1. In a frying pan over medium heat add some oil and the cubed chorizo.
  2. Fry the chorizo until it begins to colour then add the beaten eggs to the pan.
  3. Reduce the heat and gently cook the eggs.
  4. Add the spring onions and chilli flakes to the eggs while they are cooking, you are aiming for a scrambled egg consistency.
  5. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 425 calories; 32 g fat; 4 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein.

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Frying pan
  • Spatula
  • Fork
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Scales

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.


Banana cappuccino

Over this now

I have been drinking protein shakes for breakfast for a while now, and I am total over boring vanilla protein shakes.

I have been struggling to eat enough over the last few weeks. I have been looking for a way to get more calories in the morning so doing something different seemed like an excellent idea.

Banana cappuccino
Banana cappuccino

Cold brew coffee? Yes, please.

I love coffee. Anyone who knows me how much I love coffee, anything I can add coffee to or have coffee with is good in my book. I have been known to put coffee into smoothies before now and learned a while ago that cold brew coffee is the only way to go.

When you brew coffee with hot water and let that coffee go cold it becomes bitter, believe me, I’ve drunk many cups of cold, bitter coffee across the day. I’ll drink cold, bitter coffee when running between meetings but don’t want to add that to my smoothies on purpose.

When you are using cold coffee, you should brew it cold; this means the coffee is full of flavour without the bitterness.

Banana and coffee might sound like a strange combination but trust me it works. I love to use my homemade cold brew coffee with a nice ripe banana to create a thick creamy smoothie.

Banana cappuccino recipe

Banana cappuccino ingredients
Banana cappuccino ingredients

Ingredients 

Take the banana, coffee and protein powder if you want it
Take the banana, coffee and protein powder if you want it
Place the banana in the blender jug
Place the banana in the blender jug
Add the coffee
Add the coffee
Add the protein powder
Add the protein powder
Blend everything together
Blend everything together
Blend everything together
Blend everything together
Everything should be thick and creamy
Everything should be thick and creamy
Serve
Serve

Banana cappuccino 

  • Servings: 1
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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This quick and easy smoothie is a great way to start the day



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cold Brew Coffee 
  • 1 Banana 
  • 1/4 cup Ice 
  • 1 scoop protein (optional)

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend to make a smooth puree.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 222 calories; 0 g fat; 32 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Measuring cups

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.


Chocolate waffles

Revisiting family favourites

I’ve been revisiting recipes that have been some of my old school recipes and family favourites that were our staples when we got started as clean eaters. I first posted this recipe in 2015 , at that time, the kids were fussy, vegetables had to be hidden and disguised, and there was no potential for intense flavours or spice. 

Times (thankfully) have changed, the kids have grown (like man-sized grown), and they now enjoy a wide range of foods. Things like vegetables are enjoyed, spice and chilli are consumed without complaint, and new ingredients are tried without tantrums.

As the kids have grown my recipes have changes organically to meet their palates and preferences, I’ve updated this recipe because of that, but fear not, all I have done is make it a little bit better.

Chocolate waffles with yoghurt and frozen blueberries.
Chocolate waffles with yoghurt and frozen blueberries.

Chocolate for breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we should all be making an effort to start the day in the best possible way. In this house, with three hardcore chocoholics, beginning the day with chocolate is always going to be the preferred option. If you have to start the day with chocolate, why not do it with chocolate waffles.

Weekend treat

Let’s be clear. I’m not saying you should eat chocolate for breakfast every day, maybe save it for the weekend or special occasions. These waffles are coconut flour based and have a big helping of protein which should keep you feeling full until lunchtime.

No waffle iron no problem

If you don’t have a waffle iron or machine don’t worry, this batter can be used to make pancakes without any adjustments, just make small thick pancakes   

Chocolate waffles recipe

Chocolate waffle ingredients
Chocolate waffle ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt 
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 scoops protein powder (unflavoured)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • coconut oil for the waffle iron
Sift together coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt then set aside.
Sift together coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt then set aside.
Sift together coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt then set aside.
Whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined and foamy.
Whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined and foamy.
Whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined and foamy.
Whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined and foamy.
Add dry ingredients to wet and blend together again.
Add dry ingredients to wet and blend together again.
Batter ready to cook
Batter ready to cook
Make sure you oil the waffle iron well.
Make sure you oil the waffle iron well.
Add the batter to the waffle iron, use a tablespoon at a time.
Add the batter to the waffle iron, use a tablespoon at a time.
Add the batter to the waffle iron, use a tablespoon at a time. Don’t add too much and not too close to the edges.
Add the batter to the waffle iron, use a tablespoon at a time. Don’t add too much and not too close to the edges.
Cook the waffle until they are crisp on the outside but still have some give in the middle.
Cook the waffle until they are crisp on the outside but still have some give in the middle.

Try this with

  • Summer berries and yoghurt 
  • Bacon and maple syrup
  • Sun butter 

Chocolate waffles

  • Servings: 12
  • Rating: ★★★★
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Start your day with this tasty chocolate waffle treat.



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 scoops powder (unflavoured)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • coconut oil for the waffle iron

Directions

  1. Preheat your waffle iron
  2. Sift together coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt then set aside
  3. Whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined and foamy, I use a hand blender and it takes about 20-30 seconds.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet and blend together again.
  5. Make sure you oil the waffle iron well.
  6. Add the batter to the waffle iron, use a tablespoon at a time. Don’t add too much and not too close to the edges.
  7. Cook the waffle until they are crisp on the outside but still have some give in the middle.
  8. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 97 calories; 5 g fat; 6 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein

Equipment

  • Waffle iron
  • Sieve 
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or electric whisk
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.