TOAST & BREAD WITH EGG, VEG & OTHER GOLDEN GOODIES
As I said, we often have “things on toast” for dinner. Its nutritious, colorful and lets face it: QUICK & EASY!
Things on toast 1: My all time favorite; scrambled eggs. But not just any old scramble! I add a couple of spoonfuls of coconut milk (added at the end of the cooking process), a pinch of chilli, a generous knob of butter and herbs. Coconut has a mild sweetness and a delicious nutty kick that complements the eggs beautifully. Serve with bread, buttered with a optional naughty layer of mayonnaise. And not to forget a few jolly, red tomatos on top.
Things on toast 2: Roasted vegetables (we roasted aubergine, corguette, peppers, tomatoes and onion with a bit of dried chilli and plenty of oil) with a bit of scrambled egg, on a generous spread of home-made guacamole. For the guacamole: Blend the chillies, lime juice, deseeded tomatoes, avocado and coriander until creamy, but a bit chunky. If you fancy it, include a handful of chopped spring onions. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Things on toast 3: Sliced avocado, apple & mango with aioli (I also used up this weeks batch of pesto, which admittedly, was bit overpowering with the aioli). For the aioli: Crush the garlic (2-4 cloves), and mix with a bit of salt, 2 whisked egg yolks and a little mustard. Then, using a food processor, slowly start to add approximately 300 ml extra virgin olive oil. When its all gone in, add garlic, lemon juice and any extra flavors which take your fancy (such as chopped basil, fennel tops, roasted nuts). Season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Quick And Easy
The realisation that our family meals are more about everyone sitting down together, rather than having to abide by the norm of “1 meat 2 veg, hot, long planned and carefully prepared meals”, has worked a treat in our house. Sometimes the easy option really is the best option, and if that involves chucking colorful stuff on a bit of bread in the evenings, then it clearly gets my vote…
…and it obviously helps if you have a bit of interesting pre-made sauces in your fridge. I think aioli is my favorite indulgence. What’s yours?
Have a fab evening fine folks, and a great week ahead!