Oven-Baked Banana & Peach French Toast

Happy Wednesday guys! Today’s recipe is Oven-Baked Banana & Peach French Toast – fresh, Summery and absolutely delicious, that recipe makes the perfect breakfast/brunch recipe, and an easy one too!

Oven-Baked Banana & Peach French Tooast

I hope you’re guys enjoying your Summer/holiday so far and indulging in yummy Summer recipes too. I truly enjoy mine, especially the kids, they love spending time with their grandparents, eating lots of ice-cream and getting spoiled a lot. πŸ™‚Β But this is what Summer holiday is all about, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

Back to my recipe now… Seriously, guys this is more than simple to make and at the same time tastes divine. Ripe bananas, peach, eggs and some bread is all you need. The rest is left to the oven. Β Yes, it is oven-baked but it tastes even better than fried french toast, in my opinion and is healthier. Well, I added some butter too which is not that healthy I guess but look at the amount of fruit in there. πŸ™‚ I used some fresh organic eggs and I think I’ve never used so beautiful eggs. The yolks were dark orange, it really felt they were a few hours old. So different to the eggs I usually use, unfortunately.

Oven-Baked Banana & Peach French Toast

Here’s how to make this easy and delicious Oven-Baked Banana & Peach French Toast

Oven-Baked Banana & Peach French Toast

Oven-Baked Banana & Peach French Toast

Ingredients

  • 3-4 stale white bread slices
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced
  • 1 peach, sliced
  • 50g butter
  • a splash of full fat milk
  • For serving:
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1tbsp almond butter
  • 1tsp deseeded coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200Β°C.
  2. In a baking tray, roughly cut the butter in a few pieces and spread it on the tray. Do the same with the bread.
  3. Whisk the eggs with the milk together and pour over the butter and bread.
  4. Arrange the banana and peach slices on top.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  6. Serve with some almon butter, honey and deseeded coconut, if wished.
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I served the french toast with honey, almond butter and some deseeded coconut. It tastes absolutely amazing, very rich and indulgent, more like a dessert than breakfast. But who won’t like dessert for breakfast? πŸ™‚

You can even serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, especially when it’s still hot and out of the oven. This is a totally different story but why not? πŸ™‚ I always look for ways to upgrade my recipes and make them even tastier (not always healthier though, I admit).

Oven-Baked Banana & Peach French Toast

I hope you guys like this recipes. Stay tuned for more quick, easy and tasty recipes coming very soon. xx

Double Chickpea Burger Toast

Double Chickpea Burger Toast

Happy Tuesday all! The recipe of the day is Double Chickpea Burger Toast.

It s finally holiday time and I can’t wait for this rain to stop and head to the beach. It really sucks when you drive 4 hours to get there, have only a few days and it rains for 2 days. But I’m not complaining even though it doesn’t sound like it πŸ™‚ We still have a good time with lots of food and drinks. πŸ™‚ And I really can’t describe how beautiful is here – you wake up to the sound f the sea every morning and you can actually taste the saltiness of it.

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Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

Happy sunny Wednesday guys! Today’s recipe is Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer – light, fruity and absolutely delicious, perfect for the hot weather!

Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

My original idea was to make panini (hence the panini bread I used) but I decided to go for Strawberry Bruschettas instead. And these beautiful bruschettas didn’t disappoint at all. The Paneer cheese I used really complimented the strawberries. It was very mild and had crumbly texture, more like cottage cheese. I haven’t used Paneer cheese like this before but it worked really well so I’m glad I did. πŸ™‚

Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

The bruschettas are super simple to make. I toasted the bread first with a bit of olive oil, then added the strawberries, paneer and some fresh basil and left in the oven for another five minutes. The result was absolute deliciousness. πŸ™‚ The strawberries were so sweet and juicy and tasted amazing with the paneer and basil. I feel like every time the weather gets really hot my favourite things to eat are strawberries and tomatoes. πŸ™‚ And basil is my number one summer herb. πŸ™‚ I’d really love to be able to grow my own fruit, veg and herb one day. That would be so exciting! πŸ™‚ However, at the moment I use the shops for fresh fruit and veg.

Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

These bruschettas are a great appetizer too. I’m pretty sure your friends/guests would be really please if you serve them these with a glass of champagne. πŸ™‚ This is how I should’ve had them. πŸ™‚ And as I said, they’re great to have as a light lunch on a really hot day like today. πŸ™‚ Not that I’m complaining about the weather. I love it! πŸ™‚

Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

Here’s what you need to make the Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

Ingredients

  • 300g strawberries sliced
  • 150g Paneer cheese
  • a handful of fresh basil
  • 2 paninis, cut in halves
  • 2tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200Β°C.
  2. Arrange the panini bread halves on a baking tray, brush them with the olive oil and bake in the oven for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove and top them up with the paneer cheese, basil and sliced strawberries. Place back in the oven for another 5 minutes.
  4. Serve with some extra basil leaves, if wished.
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Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

I hope you guys like this recipe. Stay tuned for more Summer recipes coming soon. And make sure to stay hydrated. πŸ™‚ xx

Leftover Lentil Wraps

Happy Tuesday guys! Recipe of the day is Leftover Lentil Wraps – simple and healthy wraps with peas, corn, tuna and red onion, there’s no way not to love these delicious and simple wraps!

Leftover Lentil Wraps

Apart from the lentils, there’s some peas, corn and tuna. Also, I’ve added some smoky harissa on mine but left the kids’ ones. And as the title says these wraps are actually made from leftovers, lentil soup leftovers in particular. What a great way to use up this soup! πŸ™‚ To be honest, I haven’t tried wraps with lentils so far but they’re simply delicious. Kids really enjoyed them too, well more in a bowl, than in a wrap but that has to do with their age and ability to actually eat a wrap. πŸ™‚

Leftover Lentil Wraps

When I say I used up a lentil soup I mean I drained carefully the lentils and other veggies that were in the soup. It’s really important to drain them well, otherwise the wraps will get soggy and not so yummy. πŸ™‚ I usually add some carrots and celery to the lentil soup so that was a bonus.

Leftover Lentil Soup

The whole mixture is quite tasty and can easily go for a healthy tuna salad as well. For that purpose, I added some chopped red onion. Tuna and red onion taste amazing, don’t you think? :-)The mixture is perfect to store it in the fridge for a few days. No matter how you decide to have it – lentil wrap or just a bowl, it is super tasty and nutritious and not to mention how simple to make. πŸ™‚ So next time when you make a lentil soup, save some and try these beauties. πŸ™‚

Here’s how to make the Leftover Lentil Wraps

Leftover Lentil Wraps

Leftover Lentil Wraps

Ingredients

  • 200g brown lentils, cooked (I used up my lentil soup leftovers)
  • 100g peas, tinned
  • 100g sweetcorn, tinned
  • 150g tuna, tinned
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2-3 flour tortilla wraps
  • smoky harissa for serving, if wished

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well. If necessary add more seasoning.
  2. Arrange on the flour tortillas and wrap them up.
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Leftover Lentil Wraps

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Harissa Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Veggies

Happy Wednesday guys! Recipe of the day is Harissa Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Veggies – a simple but so delicious bowl with lots of flavour and love! πŸ™‚

Harissa Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Veggies

This time of the year I feel so excited about vegetables! I just love preparing veggie bowls with lots of different vegetables in them and some other goodies, of course. What I’m trying to say is that Summer, for me, equals lots of salads and veggie bowls. πŸ™‚

This one particular was one of these ‘clean my fridge meals’. I used someΒ leftovers I had and vegetables that were about to go off. It turned out quite yummy. Apart from the chickpeas, I added some grilled eggplant, grilled peppers, feta cheese, some wholemeal pita bread and a generous serving of my homemade sun-dried tomato pesto. The pesto is super simple to make – just blitz together sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, basil, olive oil and Parmesan, if you’d like (I didn’t use any Parmesan this time). Season with salt and lemon juice and enjoy! Yum! It was quite a lot, to be honest, but I saved some for the next day. πŸ™‚

Also, you can easily make some wraps using the ingredients from the bowl, apart from the pita bread of course. Thy will make a healthy and delicious lunch. πŸ™‚

Harissa Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Veggies

This recipe is perfect for using up your leftover veggies from your bbq. Just add some feta cheese, chickpeas and this yummy pesto and you’ve got yourself a lovely lunch. πŸ™‚

The chickpeas are cooked with a few spoons of harissa paste. They were absolutely delicious but I was a bit disappointed. I expected them to be quite hot but they turned out just a tiny bit spicy. Next time I should probably use the whole jar. πŸ™‚

Here’s how to make the Harissa Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Veggies bowl

Harissa Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Veggies

Harissa Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Veggies

Ingredients

  • 200g chickpeas, roasted
  • 2tbsp harissa paste
  • 1 eggplant, sliced and grilled
  • 2 peppers, grilled
  • 1 wholemeal pita bread, cut into pieces
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • For the sun-dried tomato pesto"
  • 7-8 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 7-8 basil leaves
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 1tsp lemon juice
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • salt

Instructions

  1. You can easily use tinned chickpeas and then gently cook them with the harissa paste for a few minutes. Or roast your chickpeas with some harissa paste. Make sure to stir them occasionally though.
  2. To make the pesto - simply blitz the ingredients together.
  3. To arrange the bowl - add the chickpeas, sliced eggplant and peppers, pita chips, some crumbled feta cheese and a spoon of the sun-dried tomato pesto.
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Harissa Roasted Chickpeas

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MM: Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

Happy Meatless Monday guys! Today’s recipe is Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips – quick, easy, healthy and super delicious. Seriously, hummus made of sun-dried tomatoes? Yes, please! And pita chips? Why not πŸ˜‰

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

As I mentioned in my previous post, I love sun-dried tomatoes and I always make sure I’ve got a jar of them in my kitchen cupboard.

I’ve been meaning to make this hummus for a long time. I’ve wanted to try a sun-dried tomato dip, so why not make a hummus then, right?

This was really simple – chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon, salt and of course the sun-dried tomatoes.

Sun-dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

To go with it I had some wholemeal pita chips. They were perfectly crunchy and just couldn’t imagine this lovely dip with anything else.

I really should start making the pita chips more often, they are tastier, and I bet healthier than the shop-bought ones. All you need is pita bread, cut into chips. A bit of olive oil and some spices you fancy then 5-10 minutes in the oven and you’ve got a great movie snack! πŸ™‚

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

Here’s how to make the Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

MM: Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

MM: Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

Ingredients

  • 200g sun-dried tomatoes
  • 200g chickpeas
  • 2tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 garlic clove, roasted
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • For the Wholemeal Pita Chips:
  • 4-5 pita breads, cut into chips
  • 1tsp dry parsley
  • 1tsp dry thyme
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. To make the hummus - simply blitz all the ingredients in a bowl until a smooth consistency. Add as much water as you'd like, for a thick consistency, less and if you prefer the opposite, add more.
  2. For the pita chips - preheat the oven to 200Β°C. Place the chips in a bowl, drizzle with the olive oil, add the spices and season with salt. Mix well. Arrange the chips on a baking tray covered with parchment. Bake in the oven for about 5 minutes until golden and crispy.
  3. Serve with the Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus.
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I’m so glad I still have leftovers form this amazing hummus, this is probably what I’ll get for lunch. Way too many Easter Eggs were eaten and we need some lighter and healthier options right now. πŸ™‚ Not only Easter eggs to be honest, but that’s another topic. πŸ™‚

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Chips

I hope you like this recipe and enjoying your Easter holiday. Unfortunately, a few hours left but hey, this week’s only four days! πŸ™‚

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