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My Favourite Egg Appreciation Pictures To Get Those Taste Buds Tingling!

Eggs are my go to ingredient when I'm either stuck for ideas, or rushed for time. They are so versatile and take no time to prepare. Here are some of my favourite pictures that I hope will get your taste buds tingling, with really simple steps to make they are easy for anyone to recreate.

If you recreate any of these please share it via instagram and don't forget to tag me in it! 

@lucy_and_lentils

 

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Poached Egg With Sliced Avocado & Sunflower Seeds on Pumpkin Seed Slice

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I love bread, especially seeded, and will always find it satisfying to celebrate it with the simplest of ingredients. The peppery rocket contrasts to the rich indulgent yolk, with the thinly sliced avocado between the two. This takes literally minutes to prepare, but is such a delicious light lunch.

Grilled Halloumi, Smashed Avocado, Poached Egg on Toasted Wholemeal Roll

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Need something indulgent and hearty? This simple sandwich stack it the perfect balance with the salty grilled cheese, against the fresh a light avocado. I sprinkle crushed black pepper and fresh cress to complete this delicious-ness! Find the full recipe here.

Smashed Avocado, With Chilli Flakes & Cress

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This is a fool proof breakfast, packed with protein, healthy fats and carbs from the Rye toast that will keep you fuelled for the morning. Try a savoury breakfast, full of healthy fats and see how it keeps you full all morning. The Chilli flakes add a little heat will kick your immune system and metabolism into shape first thing too!

Soft Boiled Egg With Asparagus Strips, Crumbled Feta & Black Pepper

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Feta and asparagus go so well together so why not put an egg on it. Try to choose wholemeal bread to pair with this, as it is full of nutrients, isn't loaded with additives, not to mention is tastes delicious! 

Shakshuka, Baked Eggs in Tomato & Chilli Sauce, With Sliced Avocado & Greek Yogurt

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I have only recently found shakshuka, and thank goodness as this is a revelation!! You needn't be an amazing cook, or even have a cupboard full of ingredients, just eggs, tomatoes and a few herbs. This is such an easy to follow recipe and creates a perfect, heart warming meal that can be enjoyed over brunch. Find the full recipe here.

Poached Egg With Crunchy Asparagus, Rocket, Sesame Seeds on Lightly Buttered Wholemeal Slice

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Spring is just around the corner, so what better way to celebrate then with seasonal asparagus. Lightly buttered toast may be my favourite thing, even more then cake. Remember fats are good (however don't go rushing to the butter dish) but in moderation, fats keep you fuller for longer then sugar. 

Roasted Sweet Potato With Black beans, Sesame Seeds, Rocket, Topped With a Poached Egg

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Some days, nothing better will do then a hearty stuffed potato. I add the black beans to the sweet potato and stick it back in the oven for five minutes, so they start to get a little crispy. The poached egg on top is dusted with poppy seeds. This is a super tasty meal with few ingredients.

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My 5 Favourite Ways To Have Banana Pancakes

For my 5 favourite ways to have banana pancakes use this recipe to make the batch:

Ingredients

1 Ripe Banana

2 Organic Eggs

1/4 Cup of Oats

Pinch of Salt

1/2 tsp of Cinnamon

1 tbsp Coconut Oil (For Frying)

 

 

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Topped with Chia Jam, Blueberries & Raspberries & Greek Yogurt

I love using berries such as raspberries and blueberries as they are lower in sugar then other fruits such as strawberries, keeping this breakfast nice and healthy. My homemade chia jam recipe (here) is also sugar free, with only a few tbsp of maple syrup, it is free from additives and unwanted processed foods. 

I also use full fat greek yogurt as it i lower in sugar then the 'fat free' ones.

Remember some fats are good! 

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Raspberries, Walnuts & Dusted Sugar

For mornings where only sugar will do, I sprinkle over icing sugar and cinnamon for extra sweetness.

The crunch of the walnuts with the sharpness of the raspberries is delicious.

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Fresh Blueberries, Figs, Yogurt & a Drizzle of Honey

When figs are in season, they are my favourite fruit. They taste amazing with sweet and savoury dishes and always look so decedent. Figs and honey are a perfect combination, especially when drizzled over fresh pancakes.

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Seasonal Winter Fruits & Maple Syrup

When the autumn is rolling in, what better way to celebrate then using the last of you summer fruits like strawberries, and bringing in the season picking like blackberries. 

Dusted with cinnamon & maple syrup this dish fits perfectly with the change of seasons.

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Figs & Coconut Yogurt

Using homemade chia jam, coconut yogurt and fresh fruits, this recipe is low on dairy products and celebrates natural sweetness from fruits.

I also sprinkle desiccated coconut on top for an extra kick.

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Cacao & Walnut

For this recipe, i add 2 heaped tbsp of buckwheat flour, a pinch of baking powder & 1 heaped tbsp of cacao powder

This helps give it that lovely rich chocolate flavour and a more firm pancake shape.

I add walnuts, strawberries and blueberries for sweetness.

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The Start of Lucy & Lentils!

After a year of building an Instagram account full of my kitchen creations, I thought it time that I set up a website with all my recipes. I am terrible for recording what I put into dishes, as I'm usually experimenting with different flavours... so working through the ingredients for some of these was a little tedious, but none the less here they are!

I started my Instagram almost as a dare to myself, just really using it to be inspired by other fantastic accounts, but once I started to really enjoy creating delicious food with wholesome ingredients it became second nature to spend an afternoon in the kitchen thinking of ways to turn vegetables into desserts or how to make a caramel sauce without sugar.

I try to find a healthy alternative to my favourite foods, so when I'm craving a takeaway pizza, I can turn to my pitta pizzas instead, with far more nutritional value.

Please take a look at my recipes, and food combinations that will hopefully inspire you to try new ingredients, or eat a few more vegetarian meals a week. I still have a balanced diet, by that I mean I still eat chocolate and pizza, but try to keep that to a minimal and eat nutritious and fresh foods 80% of the time.

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