Broccoli, Cheese & Egg Muffins

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Who said muffins have to be sweet? Here’s a yummy savoury recipe great at anytime of the day.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 90g of broccoli (can use defrosted frozen broccoli)
  • 50g of strong grated cheddar cheese

Optional
Sea salt and pepper to season.
Bacon or Ham for toppings.

Instructions

Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F.

Grease a 6-hole muffin tin with oil.

Chop the broccoli into medium sized florets and place them into a steamer or colander sitting over a pan of boiling water.

Cover with a lid and let stem for 5 minutes.

Place the steamed broccoli into a bowl with the eggs and salt & pepper (if you’re using them to season) and then whisk together.

Pour the mixture into the muffin tin and divide the cheese evenly among them.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the eggs are set.

Why not add some bacon for extra flavour, just them cut up and serve alongside or on top.

Perfect for anytime of the day! – See more at: http://www.yourdairygold.ie/food-made-better/Broccoli,-Cheese-Egg-Muffins.aspx#sthash.27FKRaJC.dpuf

Rachel’s Blueberry jelly

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Place the fresh or frozen blueberries, whichever you’re using, and the lemon juice in a liquidiser and whizz for a few minutes until the mixture is very smooth. Then push it through a sieve and set it aside.

To make the syrup, put the water and the sugar in a saucepan on a medium heat. Stir it just until the sugar has dissolved, then bring to the boil, boil for 1 minute, then remove the saucepan from the heat and set it aside.

Place the gelatine sheets in a bowl of cold water and leave them to sit for 3-4 minutes, until they have softened. Then squeeze out the excess water and add them to the hot syrup. Stir until the gelatine leaves dissolve, reheating the syrup if it has cooled down. Once the gelatine has been added, allow the mixture to cool until it is almost at room temperature. (If it’s too hot, it will cook the blueberry and lemon mixture you add next, ruining the flavour.)

Add the blueberry and lemon mixture you set aside earlier to the gelatine syrup and stir together well, then divide the jelly between four glasses or cups and place them in the fridge to set – this should take about 3 to 4 hours.

 http://www.rachelallen.com/post/blueberry-jelly

Ceviche with cucumber, chilli and avocado

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In a bowl, mix together the fish strips with the lime juice. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Remove from the fridge, and add in the sliced spring onions, the diced cucumber, the diced avocado and the chopped chilli. Divide between plates, drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil over each plate and serve.

Three Ceviche Recipes:

Warm Potato, Onion and Red pepper Salad

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 Great as a salad served with barbecue food

Serves 4

Cooking time: 15 Minutes

Preparation time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 500g/1 lb very small new potatoes
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced into strips
  • 1 small onion, very finely chopped
  • Salt and a little freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh chives or fresh parsley or both
  • (If you can’t get fresh herbs you can now buy frozen parsley and chives in the supermarket)

To Cook

Scrub the new potatoes and cook in boiling water for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile heat 2 tablespoonfuls of the oil and fry the strips of pepper in it.

When the potatoes are cooked, drain them and put them together with the onion in a bowl.

Add another tablespoonful of oil to the peppers in the pan and pour them over the potatoes.

Toss, season with salt and pepper and garnish with the chopped herbs.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 2.8  

Carbohydrates: 24.5  

Fat: 11.8 

Fibre: 2.9 

Energy: 210.4 

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/potatoes/pages/warmpotatosalad.aspx