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Breakfast Delight!

When it comes to breakfast  I always go a bit over the top on my meals. If I find something I like, that’s all I’m eating for months! Until something new comes along or I revert back to my old faithfuls and the cycle continues. When it comes to breakfast, I’m a creature of habit!

Me and peanut butter go along way back, I LOVE it!! Strangely though, I stopped eating it for a couple of years. I think due to wanting to eat less bread. 

Two weeks ago, I was roaming around my favourite veg shop The Fresh Market and out of the corner of my eye I saw Meridian Foods Crunchy Peanut Butter. I didn’t even hesitate, the love affair was back on!

Every day since I’ve been having a large slice of sourdough with lashings of peanut butter and a drizzle of honey  (feck it!)

I feed my little fella breakfast with me and he usually gets yoghurt with fresh fruit of some sorts. I have now introduced a small piece of toast with @meridianfoods peanut butter and he loves it.

As I end up finishing off the yoghurt and fruit when Elliot is done, I’ve realised what an incredible combination of my peanut butter and toast with fruit and yoghurt is!!  It’s honestly a breakfast for champions.

Long may my love affair last with you my dear friend Peanut Butter x

Pickled Beetroot Salad - The Black Stuff

I had originally tasted this mouthwatering salad when I went over to my brother and his fiancé’s’s house a couple of months ago. I fell in love instantly. I discussed that I wanted to photograph this as a form of Christmas dinner party starter and Mimi Bunting (MSc.) suggested I use cavolo nero instead of lettuce to give it more of a wintery feel.

It worked magically! The Clonakilty Food Co. black pudding is perfectly balanced against the homemade beetroot pickle, feta cheese, toasted walnuts and Cavolo Nero. Black Pudding fans, you have to try this salad 👌

Lighty fry cavolo nero in garlic and olive oil till slightly crunchy. Use a decent good feta cheese and make sure it’s out of the fridge at least 30 mins before serving. Then you crumble walnuts and toast in garlic and butter, maybe a squeeze of lemon juice. You bbq or griddle large rounds of pudding. In advance, you make a beetroot pickle. So buy beetroots including the leaves. Roast the beetroots and then make a pickle with vinegar. Conserve the leaves.

Then throw all the cavolo nero on a plate, crumble feta over it, scatter walnuts, place the pudding and then whack a bit of the beetroot pickle including lading the pickle sauce over the whole plate. Simples!

Feck Dry January!

So we’re mid-January of 2021. We’re also mid-level 5 lockdown, round 2! What’s happening?!? I feel like it’s groundhog day 🙈 The idea that we have to go through it all over again scares the daylights out of me 😱

I had great intentions of eating clean, going sober and exercising. I have to be honest, the exercise is going great and it’s really helping my mental well being so yay for exercise!!!

But lads! Come on!!! Dry January in 2021 just isn’t on the cards for me…

Now, I’m not saying let’s all become dipsos and let ourselves go with fast food and sugar. I am saying now is this is not the time to be depriving ourselves of the weekend night indulgence we love most. Whatever that may be?!?

I have a few but the top of my list of indulgence is red wine, good red wine! Sure why not?!? We’d pay for two glasses of mediocre red in the city centre what you would a lovely Italian red from a wine store 🍇

And what goes soooo well with wine?!? Yes, it’s 🧀 baby!!! God, I love cheese!!

So there it is! I’ve decided to present to you some of my naughty dining pleasures and first up is cheese and wine! (Wine might come up a bit more in upcoming posts 🤣)

Yes, this is how we spend our weekend evenings! We purchase lovely red wine and cheese from our local wine shop and indulge whilst watching the Sopranos. Nearing the end of season 3 now!

Guys, take some time to treat yourself. This time we are living
in is not the norm, so don’t treat it that way! We need treats, we deserve treats!! You’re 💯 worth it.

That eye-catching, delicious chutney is made by my amazing friend and incredibly talented Chef @linda_doyle_01 Linda’s famous Balsamic Fig Chutney 😋

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