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My favorite kind of eggs: A healthy hearty breakfast hash

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Since I tried this dish a couple of weeks ago it has been a star in our kitchen, especially on weekends. Ideally you get local, organic or at least free range eggs – not only if you compare the colour of the egg yolk you’ll immediately see the difference to normal eggs and they have a much better flavour, but also they are much healthier than barn or cage eggs.

I’ve spent the last couple of days recovering at home and I can definitely observe getting better day by day by gauging my desire to start cooking again myself. Luckily there are some healthy options around here which deliver their yumminess home or at least offer their food for take away (beg your friends or partner to bring you some). Main thing: Don’t let being sick and weak drag you down and make you tempted to eat chunk. Especially those days you and your body need the nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants etc. more than ever! It’s so important to make the best out of those times… listen to interesting podcasts, watch documentaries or movies you’ve always wanted to see, meditate, read and just give yourself lots of rests and quiet time to get back on track. Another lesson I learned this time, it can also be wonderful to be taken care of and looked after. Thanks to my darling P on this note ❤

Anyways, today is the first day I feel my culinary spirits reawaken! After one of my lovely friends even spoilt me and delivered my organic veg and freshly baked spelt bread home (lucky me ❤ ), I’m dying to use this lovely kale I got again. (Did I mention I got soooo hooked on it? I know, it’s quiet late to join the hype, but things take a bit longer here in Malta – hehe!). So, tomorrow is a public holiday and I decided if I am a good girl today and rest and be quiet, tomorrow will be my first cooking day again and it shall start with this super yummy bfast hash. Try it! I hope you’ll like it as much as my love, friends and I do!

Btw, the loveliest home baked bread you can easily make yourself with one of my favorite recipes of the healthy food blog My New Roots. Yep, it’s called Life-Changing Loaf of Bread and it was indeed a life changer for me as it’s so easy that I now bake my own bread on a regular basis which I’ve never done before. Thanks for that, Sarah Britton! You continue to be one of my favorite food bloggers in the world ❤

Healthy bfast hash

What you need….
(serves 2 or more – just take more eggs accordingly)

  • 1 bunch of kale or any other greens like chard, spinach etc. (always go organic if you can, if you can’t at elast soak them in water with seasalt and apple cider vinegar to get rid of the pesticide residues), roughly torn in pieces
  • 1 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 red onion, 1 garlic, chopped (optional)
  • other veg you’d like to add e.g. tomatoes, pepper (optional – play with them :))
  • 2 organic eggs (or more)
  • salt, pepper (I like cayenne), cumin (optional)
  • some coconut oil
  • sumac to sprinkle it on top
  • Organic bread (I love spelt) (optional)

What to do…

Start melting the coconut oil in a large pan on medium heat and fry first the onions, then garlic. When they start getting nice and glassy, add the diced sweet potatoes, roast a bit and then add the kale. If you use chard or spinach you add it a bit later as kale takes longer to get soft. Season with salt and pepper to your taste and cook it for a couple of minutes. Now make little nests in the veg and crack an egg in each. Put on a lid so the heat and moisture can spread inside the pan to cook the egg. Take it off after 2min, check if the egg white got fully white and solid. Don’t wait too long so the egg yolk stays nice and runny. Give it another round of salt and pepper, sprinkle with sumac and serve with some nice bread!

Enjoy & take good care of yourself & your body cause it is our temple!
Love & sunshine,
Nxxxx

 

 

 

 

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Green morning juices

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One of the nicest things of a wild weekend is always the good resolutions at the end of the Sunday. Hey, we are all human, right? So even if we over indulge every now and then, it doesn’t mean you can’t go back on the right track. That’s the sunny side of life! It wouldn’t be fun without those moments. So to get a fresh, energetic and alkalizing start into your new week why don’t you join me with daily green juices? Have them for breakfast and start the day in a healthy way! They are super easy to make and as long as you add at least 1 piece of fruit like apple or banana they are also very tasty. As I wrote last week, the easiest way is to keep your fridge stocked up with green goods like fresh herbs (basil, coriander, parsley, dill etc.), as well as cucumbers, spinach, rocket etc. I mostly like to add 1 apple, sometimes a banana or an orange and some fresh lemon or lime juice. Again I take the chance to add my superfoods like maka or baobab powder (if you wonder what’s that go back to my last blog post for some helping links), don’t forget the tiny splash of oil as some vitamins and minerals get only out if mixed with fat. Throw everything in your blender, mix with water – that’s it, easy as that!

greenjuice

If you would like to try this specific one in the photo, this is the recipe:

What you need..

  • A hand full of fresh mint
  • A bit less of fresh parsley (quite strong taste)
  • Half of a cucumber
  • 1 Apple
  • Some lemon juice
  • Water
  • Maca & Baobab powder
  • Tiny dash of flax seed oil

As I said above, there’s no limit to your phantasy with mixing those green morning juices. See what you like best  and don’t get upset if sometimes it tastes not so nice. That’s the process of learning 🙂

Any special ingredients which I haven’t mentioned and you love to bits in your green smoothies? Let me know!

So long… have a good, healthy week & I’ll soon be back with more healthy recipes!

Love, N xx

veggieheaven…from pomgranate to beet root, from carrots to spinach.

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we’ve been cooking with a lot of veggies lately…  i always try to experiment with what’s in season which makes the cooking more diversified, too!

read the mouse over text of each image to get details on the regarding dish….

 

 

finally an UP again. with yoga, sushi & a stir fry.

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i didn’t have such a great time lately.. somehow grumpy, moody and easily nerved i didn’t really know what’s going on.. but, as always – there’s no up without a down and today, on day 10, the UP came back! thanks to you lovely people enriching my day…  for neverending love and affection, for a lovely afternoon lunch on a terrace which is making me jealous, for a energising and relaxing yoga lesson at one of my favourite yoga studios yogaintentions and finally a cosy chilled out dinner after class.

gochi-seaweed-saladwhich brings me to another of culinary favourites in malta, which i love to share with you: GOCHI

gochi is a cute littel japanese place which serves fresh and very yummy sushi. they have a comfortable lounge where you can sit on nice cushions or sofas which i rather prefer to the normal chair and table setting as it’s very laid back. they have lovely soups (noodle and miso) and a super fresh and healthy sweewead salad which i love (see photo on the left).

staff is very friendly and on wednesdays i like it best as there’s always live music. just perfect after a nice yoga class!

 
but now back to my own cooking!
in addition to the stir fry of last weekend i wanted to show you another variantion of stir fry: this time with chicken and spinach, served with fried egg rice.

as you can see there are millions of possibilities what to use for it.  you can also have it with egg noodels, or use indian spices and eat it with naan bread… whatever you feel like – try it out and give yourself a treat!
and finally, together with some yoga, lovely people and maybe some sushi, your down will hopefully get an UP again, too 😉

get more details on the dishes by moving the mouse over the regarding photo!