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Potato Pancakes January 16, 2009

Filed under: Breakfast,For Kids,Lunch,Quick meals — obsidian @ 2:57 am
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2 large potatoes
3 eggs
1/2 cup wholemeal SR flour
salt, garlic and chives to taste

Peel, dice and then cook the potatoes to cook them a little (eg microwave for 2 mins). Blend everything together until smooth. Cook like you would a pancake.


Creamy Potato Salad (with bacon & egg) December 13, 2008

Filed under: Salads,Vegetables & Lentils — obsidian @ 8:22 am
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Baby Potatoes
cracked Pepper
Light sour cream
1 tsp wholegrain mustard
1 egg
lots of bacon
Bottled Potato salad dressing (Kraft)

1). Cook the potatoes like you would for potato salad (chopped into bite sized pieces, I like to leave the skin on)
2). Chop and fry the bacon. Boil and chop the egg
3). When potatoes are cool, add a mix of the other ingredients (just mixed to taste).  Use about half and half with the dressing and sour cream as the dressing.


Vegetable Quiche

6 eggs
Spring onions, finely chopped
bacon (2 rashers), chopped
1/4 cup grated cheese
1 teaspoon cornflour
a “splash” of milk
1/4 cup of steamed broccoli
1/4 cup sweet corn
1/4 cup steamed pumpkin
1/4 cup spinach
1 sheet puff pastry
Optional – cooked diced chicken breast

1). Fry the bacon and spring onions. Then leave to cool.
2). Put the cornflour into a coffee mug, add the milk and stir until it is combined. Beat the eggs and milk mix together. Add whatever herbs and spices you like.
3). Add all ingredients together and stir gently, but don’t whisk it! (otherwise you’ll have too much air in the quiche and it will puff up and look bizarre
4). Line a deep flan tin with the pastry (I need to cut some of the overlap off and use it in the areas it doesn’t cover). Add the egg mix. Use a pastry brush to coat any exposed pastry with the filling mix.
5). Put this on the top shelf of the oven and bake until pastry is browned. You might need to turn the oven down towards the end to let the inside set without burning the pastry.


Fried Rice December 12, 2008

Filed under: rice dishes — obsidian @ 1:33 pm
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1 tin Cocktail Prawns (those little tiny ones) or handful of fresh
Handful of Bean Shoots
1/2 a Medium Onion
1 Clove Garlic
4 Rashers Bacon
2 Eggs
Fresh Chives (about a handful)
1 Chicken Breast or 2 Chicken thighs
Rice (about 2 cups – depending on how many you are feeding, and how hungry they are)
Soy sauce

1). Put the rice on to boil. Alternately you could use a Rice cooker.
2). Chop the Bacon and Chicken into bite sized pieces. Finely chop the onion and garlic.
3). Fry the Bacon and Chicken until about half cooked. Add the Onion and fry until Chicken and Onion are browned. Add the Garlic, Prawns, Bean Shoots and Chives. Fry these until starting to brown.
4). Remove from heat until Rice is cooked. Scramble eggs, or crack them into a frypan to make a thin omelette, then chop this omfrelette.
5). When rice is done, return pan to the heat and add Rice, Egg and Bacon Stock cube to the frypan. Mix together well, and then serve. You could use oyster sauce too if you like.


Mini Quiche November 18, 2008

Filed under: Lunch,Pies & Bakes - Savoury,Quick meals,Snacks — obsidian @ 1:39 pm
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Make Mini quiches in muffin tins.

Mix eggs, grated carrot and zucchini, corn, some chicken or bacon, grated cheese, seasonings and a splash of milk. Cut pastry sheets into small squares and line each hole in a muffin tin with a square leave the ends poking out), pour in some quiche mix and cook at around 180C for 15 mins or until egg has set.

Alternative crust – Flatten wholegrain bread with a rolling pin, press into the muffin tins and spray lightly with oil.


Fun Egg Toast

Filed under: Breakfast,For Kids,Quick meals — obsidian @ 12:59 pm

Lightly butter one side of a slice of bread and lay in a hot frying pan until golden brown. Remove and use a large shaped cookie cutter (Dog, Dinosaur etc.) to cut a section out of the centre of the bread. Butter the other side and lay the bread back into the hot pan, cracking an egg into the hole in the centre of the bread. Cook on until the egg has cooked to your liking.


Bean and egg thing November 16, 2008

Filed under: Breakfast,Lunch,Quick meals — obsidian @ 11:43 am
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No idea what to call this. Sounds pretty horrible…. but it is actually quite yummy. It doesn’t taste like eggs.. more like a cheesy baked bean with a slight hint of curry. Just trust me on this, it isn’t as gross as it sounds. I have no idea what possessed me to make this the first time I did, but I am glad I did, it’s really yummy.

1 egg
1 tin baked beans
some corn (and peas if you like)
pinch curry powder
1 low fat cheese slice

Put all ingredients into a saucepan (except the bread). Stir well until the mixture thickens and cheese is melted.

Serve on toast