Thursday, 14 July 2016

Best way to start your day...

Breakfast is something we all have in common to start our day. I have to admit that having a breakfast home every day is not possible for us, we usually will have our breakfast at work or kindergarten. However at the weekends and days free of work, I love preparing a nice big breakfast for my boys, which we all will celebrate with no rush and lot´s of joy.

Today however two breakfast recipes for rather quick breakfast to go. Something different as just a cup of coffee and small sandwich or muffin. Both recipes are done within couple of minutes, won´t take too much of your precious time in the morning and will definitely enrich the start of your day, I promise! It is a good variety to the standard breakfast, it´s delicious and very nutritious. Omelette with spinach and feta cheese and ricotta with berries and roasted hazelnuts.
I love both recipes because they are so easy and quick to make, they are light, but still very filling and will provide you enough energy till lunch. On top you can make different variation, depending on what you are feeling for or your refrigerator is offering. 
For the omelette the spinach can be easily changed with fresh tomatoes, bell paprika, steamed courgette or sauted champions. Feta cheese can be replaced by ricotta cheese, grated cheddar or mozzarella. Add some finally chopped fresh herbs to the eggs mixture and you will get even more flavors to your omelette. This omelette is great for breakfast, but I love making it at any time of the day and depending of the variation and the ingredients I am adding to it, it can be served as light or more solid breakfast, lunch or dinner dish.
As for the ricotta with berries, depending on the season the berries can be replaced by fresh fruits (apricots, nectarines, kiwis, bananas etc.). Hazelnuts can be exchanged with walnuts, pecans, almonds or pine nuts . If you do not like honey use maple syrup instead or leave it out completely. And if you would like to make your ricotta cup even more solid add 1-2 tablespoons of homemade granola to it.
Omelette with spinach and feta cheese
(one serving)
  • 2 eggs
  • hand full of fresh spinach leaves
  • some feta cheese
  • salt, pepper and olive oil
Beat the eggs with some salt (not too much as feta cheese is plenty salty) and pepper. Steam the spinach with some salt and pepper, put it aside. Pour some olive oil into the frying pan and let it get hot. Pour in the beaten eggs and slightly move the pan back and force, so the eggs are getting all distributed over the pan and are moved while they are cooking. It will take about 20-30 seconds till the omelette is ready. Put off the heat, distribute the spinach on top and crumble some of the feta cheese. Now take one end of the omelette and fold it to the center, proceed the same way with the other end. Serve with some freshly squeezed orange juice.
Ricotta with fresh berries and roasted hazelnuts
(one serving)
Place the ricotta cheese in the middle of a serving plate or breakfast bowl. Top it with fresh berries, roughly chopped hazelnuts. Drizzle some of the honey and serve.
For more breakfast recipes, check the recipe index for "breakfast & brunch" section.

Enjoy!
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