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Scrambled eggs with kale and coconut oil

2/04/2015 by Kate 0

Every year a couple of ingredients seem to suddenly appear everywhere, what makes them the chosen ones is hard to always tell, but I’m very happy that both kale and coconut oil are high on the hot and healthy list this year. I remember first trying Lucy Bee’s Coconut Oil a few years ago when I was trying to make a dairy free banana loaf. It was delicious, and I realised that coconut oil would be perfect for sautéing vegetables, using in soups and dhal and even for making granola (now one of my favourite recipes). Many, many years ago I published a book called The Coconut Diet, I must admit we were about 6 years too early and it disappeared quietly, but now coconut water and raw pressed oil seem very much here to stay.

Last year I said that we’d soon be seeing kale on our breakfast menus, only to go to New York and discover they had been doing so for quite some time already! Why kale, though? Why not chard or cavelo nero or purple sprouting broccoli? The thing about kale is that it’s actually not special and it’s so versatile. It grows easily and so is great value, you can steam it, sauté it, roast it, juice it or soup it! You only have to look at it to know it’s really good for you, and now there are lots of varieties such as the amazing deep coloured Russian red kale and baby kale, perfect for salads.

So, one of our favourite ways to eat kale is on a weekend morning, simply rinsed, roughly chopped and sautéed in a little coconut oil with soft scrambled eggs, also made with just a little coconut oil. Cook plenty of kale per serving, about 100g is good, and two eggs each. We don’t add milk to the eggs but for a treat will sometimes add a tablespoon of creme fraiche.

The trick with the scrambled eggs is to whisk them hard so that they will be lovely and fluffy. Season all with a scattering of flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and if you are in the mood some dukkah, which is spiced sesame seeds and crushed nuts.

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Breakfast is truly one of our favourite things. We recently visited New York, where we had every type of breakfast we could think of: green juice that blew Kate’s mind, chia, bagels (oh my), corned beef hash and the most incredibly mushrooms on toast at Five Leaves in Brooklyn. Back at home, we’ve been on a delicious […]

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Soda Bread, So Easy

23/08/2012 by Kate 1

As ever I’m trying to eat less wheat, less of my beloved bread. Instead of moan endlessly, I thought why not just bake a loaf at the weekends and really enjoy it. And then I remembered that soda bread doesn’t even have any yeast in it, which I’m a touch sensitive to (having eaten countless pots […]

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Flat Tummy Breakfasts

25/07/2012 by Kate 0

You’ve heard it before and I will run the risk of boring you to tears when I say I agree breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. It’s amazing how little time we often give to breakfast, grabbing a slice of toast as we run out of the door. QUICK BREAKFAST IDEAS […]

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Easy Berry Compote

25/07/2012 by Kate 0

Simply heat some frozen berries, a few squeezes of agave syrup (to taste) and a little water in a pan over a low heat. Once the fruit starts to break up and the juices thicken a little leave to cool and then transfer to a clean jam jar or pot. Will keep in the fridge […]

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25/07/2012 by Kate 1

If you don’t fancy salmon for this brunch fritatta then you can easily swap for a little chopped bacon (crisp this up in the pan first then put aside until you add the eggs). Serves 4 6 large (preferably organic) eggs Freshly ground black pepper olive oil 1 medium onion, finely sliced Approx 8 asparagus […]

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Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I’m half Scottish but for me oats are one of the simplest but most wonderful foods. They are packed with energising and mood balancing B vitamins, are easy to digest, contain those all important complex carbohydrates that release energy slowly through the morning and even […]

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