Goat Cheese Souffle | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Goat Cheese Souffle

This Goat Cheese Souffle is delicate, but packed with flavor. Topped with a creamy sauce and a hit of extra cheese, it’s practically foolproof and definitely delicious. Don’t worry. You totally got this.

Goat Cheese Souffle | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

How are we, friends? Do we even know where we’re going or what we’re doing? As I write this, so much is uncertain here in my part of the world. We’re still allowed to go out but strongly encouraged to limit gatherings. Schools are closing soon, but I think I still have to go in to work because the building is still open and one of my kids might show up for lunch or something. I’m not really sure. I just know I’m tired.

Getting into my kitchen at the end of each day has been a welcome escape. It might be the only thing keeping me sane at the moment. At the moment, I’m still able to get everything I need, and I hope that lasts. It feels so comforting to be able to rely on the simple magic of ingredients plus heat transmuting into a delicious meal. It keeps me going.

My store is short on eggs, so I’m hoping that means you already have plenty in your kitchen, and you want to eat them before they go bad. Souffle might seems too fussy to some people, but I find it heavenly. This Goat Cheese Souffle is both light and earthy with plenty of cheese. I just love it.

Goat Cheese Souffle | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

How to make Goat Cheese Souffle

I love this recipe, but it is a bit of a project. It will use several pots and create a lot of dirty dishes. You don’t have anywhere to go at the moment, though, so you might as well just get into it. We first need to steep some onion, bay leaf, and pepper in milk that we gently heat on the stove. While that’s going on, we’re cooking together butter and flour in another pan, then stirring in our warm milk, straining out the onion and bay leaf to create a thick cream sauce. Stir in some fresh parsley, egg yolk, and lots of goat cheese, then let that hang out.

Don’t freak out, but we’re gonna whip some egg whites to stiff peaks. Use an electric mixer. You’re not a superhero. Then comes the sort of tricky but also not really a big deal part of the process. Ever so gently bring together the egg whites and the cheese mixture to create a light and airy batter. Divide that amongst three ramekins and baking until golden and puffy.

Sorry, but we’re not done yet because while that’s baking, we’re going to mix together some cream and more goat cheese over a gentle heat. When the souffles come out of the oven the first time, we spoon over this sauce, top each one with a fat pinch of grated Swiss cheese, then put the whole thing back in the oven again to puff up.

Look, souffles are always going to look their best the moment they come out of the oven, but they’ll tastes amazing always. Serve these with a green salad and a glass of wine for a fancy lunch.

Goat Cheese Souffle | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

We’re all gonna be fine, kids. We’ve got each other’s backs, and we’ve got Goat Cheese Souffle. What else do we need? It’s gonna be awesome.

Love souffle? Try this White Cheddar Polenta Souffle.

Also, let’s hang out on Instagram and help keep the world awesome.

Jalapeno Deviled Eggs | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Jalapeno Deviled Eggs

Spice things up with these Jalapeno Deviled Eggs. Whether you’re making them for Easter or any family gathering, this recipe is a tasty twist on a retro bite. You’ll be the hero of the party.

Jalapeno Deviled Eggs | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

It’s hard to believe Easter is right around the corner. It still feels like the depths of winter here in Glasgow. It actually snowed last night, and I’m currently sitting under a blanket on my sofa. At least I get to experience a little daylight now. There’s always something to be grateful for. Spring is something I just have to believe will come. Sorta like the Easter bunny.

We don’t have kids at home, and we’re not religious, so we actually haven’t done anyting to celebrate Easter for years. Unless you count eating a lot of egg-shaped chocolate, which I think you should. What’s your favorite Easter candy? I love a Cadbury Creme Egg, and I’m sad that I can’t get Reese’s eggs here. But I can also dispatch an astonishing number of Cadbury Mini Eggs if given the opportunity. Let me know your favorite in the comments.

Jalapeno Deviled Eggs | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

If you’re dying Easter eggs this year, you might be looking for a new way to eat up all those hard-boiled eggs. May I suggest you give these Jalapeno Deviled Eggs a try this year? Guys, they’re sort of addictive. They’re not outrageously spicy, but there’s some definite heat there. If you want to go for something a little more subtle, just hold back on the cayenne a bit. I had to actively remove myself from the vicitiny of these eggs, though. I lost all will to resist.

Jalapeno Deviled Eggs | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Over the past few years, I’ve been trying to be more fancy and sophisticated with my boiled egg technique. While I was achieve a more tender egg and a more brightly colored yolk, I couldn’t ever get the damn things out of the shell in one piece. It was always a mangled mess, despite my trusted rolling method. Turns out, the trick to easy-peel eggs is to boil the hell out of them. I kind of forgot about these and probably boiled them for at least 15 minutes. They came out of the shell no problem. They were quite firm, but like I said, we still ate them all greedily.

When it comes to filling your deviled eggs with the yolk mixture, you can cut the corner off a bag or use a piping tip. Just make sure if you use a tip, it’s super wide. Even when you mix your yolk mixture thoroughly, there’s always bound to be lumps, and they can clog up the piping tip making the whole thing pointless. I just spoon in my yolk mixture here following a piping bag debacle you don’t want to know about. We’re going to garnish each on with a slice of jalapeno, so don’t fret. Make your life as easy as possible.

Jalapeno Deviled Eggs | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Enjoy something different this year, friends. Jalapeno Deviled Eggs are an awesome place to start.

If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #awesomeon20.

For more deviled egg ideas, check out these Buffalo Deviled Eggs or my Secret Ingredient Deviled Eggs.

Spinach & Cheese Baked Eggs | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Spinach & Cheese Baked Eggs

We’re making Meatless Monday awesome with Spinach & Cheese Baked Eggs. A bed of fresh spinach is topped with a layer of cheese and two eggs. Then it’s all baked to perfection. Add an extra layer of flavor with garlic herb breadcrumbs. Finally, a pile of toasted ciabatta brings it all together. Get into it.

Spinach & Cheese Baked Eggs | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Can you believe it? I ate a vegetable and actually enjoyed it. My life-long struggle with veggies has been well-documented on this blog. It’s a struggle and a source of shame. I definitely feel like there’s something wrong with me. I’m a freak, but I don’t know how to change it. It probably holds me back professionally as well. As an aspiring food blogger, this a big hole in my experience.

People often ask me if I can post more healthy recipes or ways to make indulgent food more healthy. The short answer is no. Mostly because that’s not the kind of food I like. I only put recipes on my blog that I believe are truly awesome. I use this site for my own dinner planning, and if I’m not excited to eat something again, I don’t think it’s worth sharing.

Moreover, I don’t believe in taking great food and making it gross because someone told us we should feel guilty about eating it. If you want cheese or sugar, eat it. If you want to be more healthy, just eat less of that stuff. Don’t try to make your brownies healthy. They’ll never be as good. Just cut them smaller and share them with more people. I know some people have serious medical issues, and they can’t eat certain things. Trust me, there are plenty of other bloggers out there serving what you need. I share the food I love, and I hope you like it. If you don’t, that’s fine. To each their own. I still love you.

Spinach & Cheese Baked Eggs | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

This recipe, though, is something I didn’t expect to like. These Spinach & Cheese Baked Eggs with Garlic Herb Breadcrumbs were actually delicious. As I weighed out the spinach, I was like, “Yeah, that’s a lot of green stuff. This can’t be good.” I was so wrong. Served with fingers of toasted ciabatta, the mix of flavors and textures was awesome.

I adapted this recipe from the first book by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats. Seriously Delish is filled with recipes that bring a great balance of healthy and indulgent. I show up for the latter, but she’s starting to win me over with the former. Her original recipe uses fontina cheese, which is difficult to source and expensive in Glasgow, so I opted for mild cheddar. I also added a little extra cream because it felt right. Finally, I switched out fresh herbs for dried ones in the breadcrumb mixture because I’m lazy. It’s super simple and super tasty.

Spinach & Cheese Baked Eggs | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

We’re always growing and changing. That’s the way it was meant to be. Spinach & Cheese Baked Eggs today. Next, world domination. It’s gonna be awesome.

Are you looking for more Meatless Monday recipes? This this Egg & Mango Chutney Flatbread.

Egg & Mango Chutney Flatbread | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Egg & Mango Chutney Flatbread

Egg & Mango Chutney Flatbread is fiery and filling.With just five-ingredients, it’s great for any time of day. Quick homemade flatbread is combined with creamy yogurt, perfectly fried eggs, sweet mango chutney and spicy red chili. This combination is totally awesome.

Egg & Mango Chutney Flatbread | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Are you on a new year’s resolution healthy eating kick right now? I probably should be, but I’ve had enough failure at this to know better. I’m learning to accept that I eat what I eat. I don’t have time for all the guilt that comes with dieting. You know I’m feeling guilty about plenty of other things. I’m letting this one go.

At the same time, I’m very pro fresh start. January is such a great opportunity to dig deep and make changes. One of the things I’ve been trying to change lately is the impact I make on the environment. I’m trying to waste less and also to consume more mindfully. I think we’ll be trying to eat less meat this year. But as a pathological vegetable hater, that can be tough.

Eggs are a great way to get your protein and also eat something really really good. Is there anything more dreamy than an oozing egg yolk. It’s like the most primordial indulgence.

Egg & Mango Chutney Flatbread | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

This simple Egg & Mango Chutney Flatbread is adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe from his book 5 Ingredients. This book is nothing but super simple recipes, and the layout is gorgeous. I can’t wait to cook through some of these recipes.

We start by making a simple flatbread with self-rising flour and yogurt, working in a bit of oil if needed. Just mix everything together in a bowl, give it a few smooshes on the counter to bring it all together, roll it out and whack it in a hot pan. It cooks up in about three minutes.

I also prefer this dish when everything is warm, so I fried my eggs. Additionally, I microwaved the yogurt and mango chutney just for a few seconds so they weren’t fridge cold. But that’s totally up to you.

If you want some extra heat, bring the fire with some sliced red chili. Go for as much or as little as you can handle.

Egg & Mango Chutney Flatbread | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

There are lots of different textures and flavors going on here. We couldn’t decide whether this dish was more breakfast or dinner, which says to me that you should eat it whenever the hell you want.

Here’s to a delicious year, friends.

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Turkish Eggs

Turkish Eggs | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I’ve wanted to tell everyone ever about these Turkish Eggs since the first bite, but instead, I’ve had these photos stuck on my phone for a couple weeks while I stagnate in indecision. There’s been a lot of women’s football in the mix, and a total obsession with Harry Potter Wizards Unite.

Have you been following the Women’s World Cup? We’ve watched nearly every match. This year is seeing record attendance and viewership on television, and I think people are finally ready to admit that female athletes are totally legit. So far, we’ve been cheering on England and the USA, but both our teams are about to face each other in a semi-final match on Tuesday. It’s gonna be high drama in the house. You should join us.

Turkish Eggs | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

You know what else you should do? Eat Turkish Eggs. Like right now. Then keep doing that every day forever. When I first read about this recipe, I didn’t quite know what it would be like. It’s not liked a baked egg, shakshuka, huevos rancheros kinda thing. It’s not like anything I’d ever had before. This dish has four components that come together seamlessly to create a unified dish that is irresistible.

The first layer in Turkish Eggs is a garlic infused Greek yogurt, just warmed through, making it perfectly fragrant. The next layer is a poached egg with firm whites and a gloriously oozy yolk. We make this last though. Don’t stress. Nigella gave me a great method for poaching eggs that has working better than anything else I’ve tried, and I’ll share it with you. The final layer, which we’re actually going to make second, is browned butter loaded up with crushed red pepper flakes. In an ideal world, those would be Aleppo pepper flakes, but I found those difficult to come by without ordering online, and I already had some regular crushed red pepper flakes in my pantry, and I’m cheap, so I used those, and this dish was still great. The final component is some sourdough toast. This is how we’re getting all the good stuff to our mouths. Forks are for nerds. The crunchy, chewy sourdough toast is the perfect delivery method.

Turkish Eggs | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

That was a super long description, but I hope it’s convinced you to make this. I’ve wished I was eating this at least once a week since the first time we tried it. We’ve always eaten for breakfast, but I can’t really think of a wrong time of day to eat this. Just make sure you do. Turkish Eggs for life.

Recipe from At My Table by Nigella Lawson

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