All posts filed under: Sunday mornings

Magnificent Egg Clouds

I dumped meat years ago, though some of my treasured summer moments have involved shashlyki (skewered meat cooked on a grill next to the lake or forest in a company of friends or family).  Nonetheless it was relatively easy breakup for me – for one thing sure, I couldn’t go completely vegan as eggs & dairy, especially cheese, kept me tight. I love eggs too.  For their simplicity and yet limitless possibilities with egg-based dishes. Like this dreamy delicious egg-treat with whole creamy yolks and a cloud of egg whites baked to perfection. If you keep a good relationship with meat – you can also mix in some cooked breakfast sausage or bacon, for the rest of us – sautéed onion & fresh herbs will make an excellent choice. Magnificent Egg Clouds Preparation + cooking time: 15 min / Serves 2 We would need: 2 free-ranged eggs a good pinch of  grated parmesan cheese salt & pepper to taste some freshly chopped chives DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to Gas mark 8/ 450°F/ 230 °C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Separate …

Blissfully delicious: Coconut milk pancakes

A fun twist on pancakes: these fluffs are made with coconut milk and served on a bed of black cherry home-made jam, topped with maple syrup drizzle. A soft sweet piece of heaven. Preparation + cooking time: 15- 20 min / Serves 2 We would need: 1 ½ cup of plain flour 1 heaped tablespoon of baking powder a pinch of salt 1 ripe banana, mashed 2 eggs 1 cup of coconut milk a little oil or butter for greasing the pan DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl, combine together flour, baking powder and pinch of salt. Make a well in the center, add mashed banana, eggs & coconut milk. Whisk to a smooth batter. Cook on a non stick pan over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes per side. Serve hot with jam, syrup or whipped cream if you like. Bon app! With love, Marie Palaimingai skanūs: Kokoso pieno blyneliai Smagi kombinacija: šie puručiai yra pagaminti su bananais ir kokoso pienu, patiekti su namine juodųjų vyšnių uogiene ir paskaninti klevų syrupu. Tikras nuosavas, minkštas bei saldus gabalėlis …

Life simple pleasures: Tomato & Egg

Ah! Such an amazing match: the rich tomato sauce infused with Italian herbs, nurturing the egg-poached goodness and a warm crusty bread. I am absolutely in love <3. It’s super easy&quick to-make and what’s best – you can tailor the dish to your liking by flavouring the tomato sauce with your all time favourites. Preparation time + cooking: 20-25 min / Serves 2 hungry or 4 willing to try We would need: 4 tomatoes Some olive oil 1 red onion, peeled and finely sliced 4 free-range eggs 1 tbsp. of caster sugar Salt & pepper to your taste 1 tsp. of dried Italian herbs (such as basil, oregano, marjoram, thyme and rosemary). Fresh herbs (optional)   DIRECTIONS: Prepare the tomatoes: peel off the skins, clean the stems out, roughly chop and then purée in a blender. In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until softened, for about 2-3 minutes. Lower heat, add the tomato purée and sugar and let simmer until the sauce is thickened, another 5-7 minutes. Season with salt&pepper, and Italian …

Endless love for pancakes

These American style pancakes are my all time favourite comfort food. Absolutely delicious and a complete breeze to prepare. For simple breakfast-wizardry you would need: 2 cups of plain flour 1 heaped tablespoon of baking powder A pinch of salt 2 tbsp. of sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 ½  cups of milk 2 tbsp. of melted and cooled butter, plus extra for cooking DIRECTIONS: 1. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl or jug, beat the eggs, then whisk in the milk and stir in 2 tbsp. of butter. Pour in this mixture into dry ingredients. Beat well until the pancake batter is smooth. Afterwards, let it stand for a few minutes. 2. Put a large pan over medium-low heat and add a knob of butter . Once that melts,  it’s time to put our batter onto frying pan. You can make these pancakes big or small, depending how you like it. When you cook the pancakes, you just need to remember that when the upper side of the pancake …

Heavenly mushroom and zucchini omelette

Each and every one of us have their own little favourite thing to do, something which we always look forward to. For a number of years, for me such thing is a Sunday morning “royal” breakfast. It is not just a regular meal, it is rather a time-spending when you can slow down and relax, prepare something amazing and share it with your family and friends. And today’s the star of the table is this beautiful mushroom&zucchini omelette. Elegant and easy-to-make, it will make a great entrance for any lavish breakfast table. You would need: 8 eggs 300 g of zucchini, cubed 150 g of button mushrooms, sliced 50 g of parmigiana cheese, grated 150 g of mozzarella or feta cheese, sliced 2 medium onions, chopped Some salt and pepper (to taste) Some olive oil DIRECTIONS: Start off with slicing zucchini into a small cubes, chopping the onions and mushrooms Heat the oil in non stick pan, add the vegetables and cook until they are soft and start turning golden. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.  In a large bowl, …

Pretty in Pink: Raspberry & Banana pudding

“You eat with your eyes first”, I bet most of you have heard this expression at least couple of times before. Good news there are plenty of ways to make all your senses happy. Whizz your gorgeous pink breakfast for a good morning start. Silky with a nutty spin, accompanied by bits of dark chocolate and a hint of mint. Delicious!  I must say – it’s super easy to make,  and my family loves it. Preparation time: under 5 min / A petit treat for 2/ Veg-friendly We would need: 1 medium banana, sliced Handful of raspberries 3 tsp. of nut granola 1 tsp. of honey 1/2 cup of almond milk (can substitute by  regular milk, soy or rice milk) Topping: Add berries, fruit, nuts&seeds, whatever you like. On the picture: banana slices, raspberries, goya seeds, bits of dark chocolate, almond flakes and mint leaves. DIRECTIONS: In a blender combine banana, raspberries, granola, honey and almond milk. Blend until smooth. Pour into small glass cups, garnish with your favourite toppings and enjoy! With love, Marie   …