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Breakfasts #1

Although breakfasts are not too hard to make for one person, I would still like to share some recipes with you!

First up some banana pancakes! If you do not know this yet, it is a must try.

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You will need:

  • 1 banana (riper is better)
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 slices of thin bacon
  • cooking oil
  • tablespoon of self raising flour (optional)

Let’s get started!

  1. Mash your banana with a fork. Is your banana not ripe enough, but you can’t resist having these? Put your banana in an oven until it is softer. Be careful though, it gets really hot!
  2. Add two eggs and whisk (with your fork) until it becomes a nice batter. If you want your pancakes to be a bit firmer, add some self raising flour.
  3. Heat up a small skillet with some oil, but keep the heat medium low. Add around two or three tablespoons of your pancake batter.
  4. Let it cook on medium low and flip when it is firm enough. Bake pancakes until you have used all of your batter.
  5. Now it is time for the bacon. Cook up 5 slices in your pancake pan until cooked and crispy to your liking. Make a stack alternating bacon and pancakes and enjoy!

I think the salty bacon combines so well with the sweetness the banana brings to the pancakes, hmmm.

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On to the second one! This is not much of a recipe, but more like a suggestion. In the Netherlands it is very common to eat bread for breakfast and lunch, but to be honest it bores me. I never know what to put on it, so most of the time I eat other things. About a month ago or so I found sunbutter in the supermarket and this opened so many doors! I am already onto my fifth (170 gr) jar, oops!

So, one of my favorite combinations is toasted bread, with a layer of sunbutter (I have one by Bio Today) and then some sliced fresh fruit on top or on the side. Strawberries, bananas, peaches, apricots etc…

The sticky, creamy feeling of the sunbutter, with the crunchy bread and then the sweetness and freshness of the fruits. I am drooling here, haha!

Do you ever eat bread for breakfast or lunch? What is your favorite topping?

Miek

 

p.s. If you make one of the dishes, you can post them on instagram and tag me (@oneservingblog). I would love to see your creations!

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Bean Stew

Hi!

Today I have one of my favorite stew- ish recipes for you. This dish is really nice for those rainy and colder days. It doesn’t take too long to make and stores well in the fridge for a few days, so I would certainly make more if I were you ;).

You will need:

  • 125 grams of chopped vegetables (I used an Italian mix with courgette, leek, bell pepper and onions)
  • 200 grams of brown beans
  • 1 pork sausage
  • 75 grams of chorizo sausage
  • 200mL of tomato frito/ tomato cubes/ passata
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • pepper

Let’s get started!

  1. Cut your chorizo and pork sausage in cubes of about 1 cm. I leave the skin on the pork sausage, it still can be quite a fuss to cut, since it’s soft, but a sharp knife should make the job easier.
  2. Heat a wok or skillet and put in the sausage and chorizo on a medium to low fire. Do not add oil, the chorizo will be releasing fat as it cooks.
  3. Drain and rinse the beans. Add the veggies to the meat and saute for about a minute.
  4. Then add the beans and the tomato frito. Add the herbs and pepper to taste. Let it simmer slightly and enjoy!

I tend to eat this with some bread, so dip in the leftover sauce. Today I had a pumpkin seed and cheese roll, which was a really good combination.

Leftover ideas:

  • Bake the chorizo and put it in your couscous salad, such a delicious addition
  • Use the tomato frito/ cubes/ passata the next day for some home made pasta sauce
  • In my grocery store the pork sausages are sold by the pair, so I used the other in a sausage and bacon carbonara.
  • The other chopped veggies can also be sauteed and added to couscous, or a pasta sauce or even a filling for enchiladas.

Lately I have been planning my food again and I absolutely love it. Maybe I’ll write a brief article about it.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miek

p.s. If you make one of the dishes, you can post them on instagram and tag me (@oneservingblog). I would love to see your creations!