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

Buffalo Deviled Eggs

Buffalo Deviled Eggs | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

This is just about the only time of year where you can talk about deviled eggs without having to be embarrassed. I’ve always loved deviled eggs and looked forward to family gatherings because I knew they would always be there. Leave the table unguarded, and I’m likely to eat all of them before you even get a chance.

I got to take exactly three photos of these before my reflecting board fell flat on top of all my Buffalo Deviled Eggs, flattening my already rough swirls and staining my white reflecting board with buffalo sauce. I didn’t get to take any more photos, but you can bet all those deviled eggs still got eaten.

Buffalo Deviled Eggs | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

These Buffalo Deviled Eggs have a nice punch of heat along side some deep flavor from the blue cheese. They’re basically irresistible. I promise they’ll make Easter a little more exciting.

There’s nothing tricky here. We’re just adding a few extra ingredients to your standard deviled eggs to give them a new flavor. I promise I won’t judge you if your eggs aren’t beautifully peeled. I don’t know if there’s something different about brown eggs compared to white eggs, but I have the worst time peeling hard boiled brown eggs. A few cracks and divots won’t change the flavor. Also, I only boiled four eggs because there are only two of us, but this recipe can easily be scaled up to serve more.

Buffalo Deviled Eggs | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Make your friends and family some Buffalo Deviled Eggs this Easter. It’s gonna be awesome.

Buffalo Deviled Eggs

Yield

8 halves

Prep time

20 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes

Difficulty

Easy

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon buffalo sauce or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Pinch of celery salt

instructions

  • Add your eggs to a pan and cover with cold water. Boil until hard boiled. I give it about 10 minutes once the water starts boiling. Everybody has their favorite method. Use that.
  • Peel your eggs as carefully as possible. Slice your eggs in half and pop the yolk out into a mixing bowl. Set the whites on a plate for filling later.
  • To the yolks, add the remaining ingredients and mash with a fork or mix with an electric mixer until relatively smooth. The blue cheese will prevent it from being totally smooth.
  • You can either spoon the yolk mixture back into the cavities of your egg whites or use a piping bag. For me, the blue cheese blocked the piping tip, so maybe even just snip the end of the piping bag (if it’s a disposable one, obviously) quite wide to keep things flowing.
  • If you want a bit of an extra kick, lightly sprinkle the eggs with cayenne pepper.
  • Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

Recipe slightly adapted from Epicurious.

Pancetta & Goat Cheese Quiche

Cheese Quiche | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Christmas break is finally here, and I think I may have been more excited than the kids I work with when the final bell rang. Being an introvert in a noisy, borderline rambunctious workplace, particularly in a week when teenagers are getting a ton of extra chocolate, is so exhausting. I could feel my patience waning fast, and I had to get out of there before I said something I’d regret.

Now I’m home for two weeks, and at the moment, I’m reveling in the peace and quiet. As I write, it’ 8:30 am, and I already have brownie in the oven. I haven’t talked to anyone but the pets since my husband left for work, and I couldn’t be happier. I should have been a librarian. Or a housewife. On day one, it doesn’t seem like I will ever tired of this quiet life.

Pancetta & Goat Cheese Quiche | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

But on to what you’re really here for. Quiche! Does quiche have a bad reputation? Is it girl food? 80’s brunch food? I don’t know. It makes me happy when I eat it. Particularly when I eat this Pancetta & Goat Cheese Quiche. Since there’s only two of us, I ate this three days in a row, and I still wished I had more the next day.

This quiche has all the good stuff. There’s salty, crisp pancetta lardons, crunchy green onion, sweet and earthy soft goat cheese, and of course the creamy egg base. This dish is elegant enough to serve your family and friends in the run up to the holidays, and I would happily eat this beyond brunch. I also won’t tell if you cheat and use store-bought pie crust. The holidays are stressful. Take some help where you can get it.

What are you eating this Christmas? More importantly, who are you eating it with? Give them this Pancetta & Goat Cheese Quiche. It’ll be awesome.

Pancetta & Goat Cheese Quiche

8 Servings

20 minutes

35 Minutes

Easy

Ingredients

  • Your favorite pie dough
  • 130 grams pancetta lardons
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup double cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 125 grams soft goat cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425F (220C).
  • Line a 9-inch pie pan with your pie dough, trim and crimp the edges, and discard any leftover dough. Lightly prick the bottom of your pie dough with a fork, then pre-bake this for 15 minutes. When the time is up, remove your pie crust, and set it aside. Lower your oven temperature to 350F (175C).
  • While your crust is baking, you can get on with the rest of your ingredients. Cook the pancetta in a skillet for about five minutes. Then add the white parts of your sliced green onions to soften up a bit. Cook until the pancetta is crisp and the green onions are soft. Set aside.
  • Add your milk, cream, salt, and pepper to a measuring jug and microwave this for about two minutes until it starts to get steamy.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk up the eggs, then slowly drizzle in the hot milk and cream mixture, whisking all the while so that you don’t raise the temperature of the eggs too quickly and scramble the eggs.
  • Now it’s time to assemble. Scatter the pancetta and onions over the bottom of your pie crust, then carefully pour over the egg and cream mixture. Scatter the goat cheese, in chunks, into the quiche, then finally scatter the green tops of your green onions over the top. Hold a few green onion tops off to the side to scatter fresh before serving.
  • Bake the quiche for about 35 minutes. It should still be slightly wobbly in the center.
  • Allow your quiche to cool for about 15 minutes. It will continue to cook a bit as it rests, so by the time you cut into it, it should be fully set but still tender.

Adapted from I’m Just Here for More Food by Alton Brown

20 Awesome Breakfast Recipes

20 Awesome Breakfast Recipes

20 Awesome Breakfast Recipes

 Breakfast is almost certainly my favorite meal, though I rarely actually get to enjoy breakfast throughout the week. Maybe it’s the anticipation of a relaxing weekend that makes breakfast seem so special. Or maybe it’s just that you can eat really outrageous things in the morning, and for some reason, no one seems to mind. I’ve been pondering throwing a brunch party for ages, so I thought I’d share some of the most popular breakfast recipes from my site. Let’s go.

Muffins

Caramel Butterscotch Muffins

Breakfast doesn’t always have to be elaborate. Sometimes some juice and an awesome muffin can put a huge smile on your face. Any of these would also be great for a buffet style breakfast party of to have around the kitchen when you have house guests.

Double Chocolate Muffins

Caramel Butterscotch Muffins

Toffee Muffins

Chocolate Banana Muffins

Blueberry Jam Muffins

Pancakes

Greek Yogurt Pancakes | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

My family practically worshiped pancakes when we were growing up. My dad making pancakes for everyone is one of our most memorable family rituals. I still love pancakes of all kinds. Here are a few favorites.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Bacon Pancakes

More of the Sweet Stuff

Croissant French Toast with Maple Bacon Whipped Cream | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I always have a hard time choosing between sweet and savoury at breakfast, but I almost always end up going for the sweet option. Here are a few more things to start your day with a sugar rush.

Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast

Croissant French Toast with Maple Bacon Cream

Dutch Baby Bunny

Nutella Fairy Toast

The Savoury Option

Cayenne Candied Bacon | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Though sweet tends to be my first choice, there are plenty of savoury breakfast options I adore, especially if there are eggs and bacon involved. 

Sky High Breakfast Pizza

Full English Breakfast (American Style)

Sausage Egg & Cheese Biscuit with Apple Butter

Breakfast Burger

Cholesterol Sandwich

Cayenne Candied Bacon

Have fun eating all the breakfast, kids. It’s gonna be awesome.



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