Finally Friends With Egg

Photo from “A Nourishing Kitchen” e-book.
*This is NOT a sponsored post.
Many months ago I came across an account of Instagram called The Holistic Ingredient. The wonderful lady behind it, Amy Crawford, also has a website and Facebook page under the same name and has published an e-book called “A Nourishing Kitchen”. I purchased it the day I came across it and have used it weekly in my meal planning, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks. Most of it is dairy, sugar and gluten free or has the option to be. It’s all clean, nourishing and (most importantly) freaking delicious. 

Today I came home around lunch time and almost reached for the unhealthy box of Milo cereal hubby has on top of the fridge.

I was hungry, O hadn’t had a morning nap (read: devil child) and I had limited time to get something ready for lunch. Magically, I convinced myself to re-consider my options and I opened up the Nourishing Kitchen e-book and decided to give the Sweet Omelette a go.

Fact: I’ve always hated eggs. I know how good they are for you, but I could just never enjoy them, no matter how they were cooked. Anywho, I whipped 2 eggies up, following the recipe, and wouldn’t you know… I ACTUALLY ENJOYED IT. This is definitely one way I can get in my eggs every week.
You’ll need:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs pure maple syup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • couple drops vanilla essence
I used my cake beaters to get all of the above ingredients nice and fluffy. If you’re strapped for time, just whisk away vigorously for a bit. It’ll still work. Pour the mixture into an omelette pan. I used a bit of coconut oil in mine. I then watched Jamie Oliver make an omelette on Youtube… because being an egg-hater and omelette virgin, I had no idea what I was doing.
Once it was cooked, I added some plain CoYo and my raw berry chia jam. It was amazing. Even my grumpy 1 year old enjoyed it (she is more into savory than sweet).
Try this recipe, especially if you hate eggs like me!

You can purchase the e-book here.

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Blueberry & Banana Smoothie

Some mornings (or really any time of the day) I just can’t be bothered to create a meal. I can’t be bothered to think and I can’t be bothered to spend lots of time in the kitchen. And I can’t be bothered I don’t have the time to sit down and eat a meal let alone scratch my arm sometimes (ah, children). 
My solution on these types of days is this: SMOOTHIE! There’s always some spare vegies or frozen fruit in our house, and experimenting is half the fun. This one is full of antioxidants and is very filling! A great breakfast smoothie to get you going for the day.
Blueberry & Banana Smoothie
1 banana, fresh or frozen
1 cup of frozen blueberries
1/4 cup coconut water
1 tbs chia seeds
1 tbs flax meal
1 tsp agave or raw honey
Blend all ingredients thoroughly. Enjoy immediately (chia turns to a pudding!).

The Best Muesli Ever

I’m a big breakfast person. I look forward to it the moment I wake up. Heck, I look forward to it when I go to bed! I’ve always been a breakfast lover. And to be more precise, I’ve always been a cereal lover. Growing up, breakfast was cereal with fruit and milk. And a sprinkling of sugar. Usually we mixed our cereals (one “good” and one bad type) and the fruit was either strawberries, banana, or tinned peaches and pears. I still cannot eat cereal without fruit on top! When I met my husband he thought I was weird for mixing cereals let alone adding fruit! Now he loves it himself 😉

When I went off dairy and gluten and all that jazz, I started forking out at least $7 for a small box of cereal. I had no choice! Then I thought Why not make my own? It couldn’t be that hard…
And it’s not. I promise.

Now I’d never go back. I now know what’s in my cereal (healthy, nourishing ingredients) and NOT in my cereal (colourings, additives & preservatives). I can add and customize it every time I make it too, it’s great! I haven’t worked out the cost but I’d be interested to see the difference.

This recipe can be so versatile. You can use different nuts, add some berries, or maybe some orange peel? I usually eyeball the amounts but I made a batch yesterday and tried to measure so I could write out a recipe to share on my blog.

The Best Muesli Ever

  • 1 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup & 2 tbs pepitas
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 & 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 3 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup sultanas (or goji berries, cranberries, white mulberries…)
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 cup puffed millet
Combine, melt, bake!
Preheat the oven to 160C.
Combine the first part of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. 

In a small saucepan, slowly melt the honey and coconut oil and stir so they are combined. Once runny and smooth, remove from the heat and pour it over the dry ingredients. Add the vanilla essence. Stir and make sure it’s all coated evenly. Spread the mixture onto lined baking trays and pop into the oven for about 15 minutes. Bring it out, stir and move it around the tray and put it back in for another 10 minutes.
Add the third part of the ingredients and combine well. 
Once it’s cooled, store in an air tight container! 
You could use the oats in the first part of the ingredients but I prefer my oats raw (more nutritional value!) and you might have to add more liquid if you do that. The puffed millet is used for a bit of a “filler”. It makes it go further.
I double the above recipe. Depends how often you eat cereal and how many of you will be eating it! It never stays around long enough here to know when it starts going yuck. And of course, I always top mine with some fresh fruit and almond milk.
Tell me about your typical breakfast! I would love you to leave me a comment if you try this recipe.