Of late, my weekends seem to have been just as busy as my week days, so I was keen to discover a brunch recipe that didn’t mean I had to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen, but also didn’t squeeze on the health factor. I’ve been on a bit of a health kick this year. From eating better to working out, I’m trying my best to treat my body with more respect. With so much travel as part of my job it meant I found myself eating quite badly when on the road (I took over 50 flights last year!) so that’s a lot of eating on the go! All the more reason for wanting to eat – and generally live! – better in 2014. Et voila! This brunch I whistled together last Saturday ticked both the ‘healthy’ and ‘quick’ boxes, plus it had a great reaction when I shared it on Bright.Bazaar’s Instagram, so I figured it would be worthwhile sharing the recipe. Here’s how I made it:
Ingredients (for two)
- Wholemeal muffin x2
- Lean bacon slices x8
- Eggs x2
- An avocado
- Handful of spinach
- Chilli flakes
1. Poach an egg in gently simmering water with a dash of white wine vinegar.
2. Cook the lean bacon slices on a griddle.
2. Meanwhile, toast a wholemeal muffin and slice an avocado.
4. Once cooked, drain the egg and bacon on some kitchen towel.
5. Layer the ingredients onto the wholemeal muffin as follows: spinach, lean bacon slices (x2 per slice), a few pieces of sliced avocado, the poached egg and then shatter with chilli flakes and a pinch of pepper.
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Do you have any favourite brunch recipes? Are there any other breakfast ideas you’d like to see in my Bright Bites series? Have a great weekend, folks! Happy bright brunching!
// Photography and styling by Will Taylor
I literally gasped when I first set eyes on the pottery by Robert Gordon Australia. These pictures give you a sneak peek into the brand’s studio where they create the beautiful pieces for each seasonal collection. The company has been making pottery for over 25 years and is one of the last large scale potteries left in Australia. I love how they still ensure that each piece of pottery is glazed by hand – it’s the slight variations and idiosyncrasies caused by this that make handmade pottery so special. My three standout pieces from their Spring/Summer14 collection are the indigo Stripe dinner plate and Spot side plate, along with the beautiful half-dipped Swatch mugs – one in each colour for Mr. Bazaar, please! Which of their pieces do you like best?
// Photography by Robert Gordon Australia
1. This gorgeous field is opposite the Bright.Bazaar cottage and I am completely in love with it!
2. Loved the exotic, vibrant and stylish packaging of Emily Fruit Crisps.
3. I felt inspired by this mix of colour and texture.
4. I’ve never owned a bin as stylish (or colourful!) as my new Mineral Mint 30L flatback bin design by Brabantia.
5. London was unexpectedly gorgeous with blue skies this weekend.
6. I was excited to see that Farrow & Ball called me ‘the Jamie Oliver of interiors’ in their review of the Bright.Bazaar book.
7. This simple brunch I made on Saturday with a wholemeal muffin topped with spinach, lean bacon, avocado, poached egg and chilli flakes tasted so good.
8. My Instagram pal, TomyK, kindly sent me a one-off watercolour cushion from his Greek boutique as a congratulations present.
9. When Mr. Bazaar sees a pink car out of the corner of his eye, he gets off the tube at the next stop and walks all the way back to take a picture of it before getting back on the tube!
10. This pink and yellow flower caught my eye on a Sunday walk – does anyone know which variety it is?