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Poached Eggs on Tomato and Mushroom Toasts

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Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 2 large flat mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • Pinch of salt & black pepper
  • 1 tablesp. white wine vinegar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 thick slices of good bread, toasted on one side
  • 4-6 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices cheese

To Cook

Heat a little of the olive oil and sauté the mushrooms for a minute or two and season.
Set aside. Bring a shallow pan of water to simmer, add the vinegar and salt. Break one egg onto a saucer, stir the water to create a whirlpool, tip in the egg and leave to cook for 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, lift on to a plate. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Keep the water hot.

Heat the grill to high, arrange the mushrooms on the untoasted side of the bread, cover with the tomatoes and then the cheese, grill for 5-6 mins until the cheese has just melted. Place the toast on warmed plates. Slide all the eggs back into the hot water and leave for 30 seconds, lift out and drain on kitchen paper, then put one on top of toast. Season and serve.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 16g 

Carbohydrates: 25g 

Fat: 16g  

Iron: 2.2mg 

Energy: 292 kcal 

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/eggs/pages/poachedeggs.aspx

Rachel’s Spaghetti with Anchovies, Garlic and Chilli

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Fill a large saucepan with water, add a teaspoon of salt and bring to the boil. Add the spaghetti, linguine or tagliatelle, whichever you are using, and cook for 10-12 minutes, or according to the instructions on the packet, until al dente.

As the pasta is cooking, place another large saucepan on a medium heat. Add the olive oil, followed by the sliced garlic and fry for two minutes, then stir in the chopped anchovies and the chilli flakes, and cook for a further minute.

Drain the spaghetti, reserving some of the liquid, then add the spaghetti to the anchovy mixture with a few tablespoons of the liquid. Tip in the chopped parsley and the squeeze of lemon juice and stir to mix. Taste, adding some more lemon juice if you like. Grind over some black pepper and serve immediately.

 Anchovy Recipes:

http://rachelallen.com/post/spaghetti-anchovies-garlic-and-chilli

Dairygold Chickpea Stew

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We’d normally be suggesting a Sunday roast but here’s a healthy, tasty and filling recipe the whole family will love. Not to mention another one of your 5 a day!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pinch piece of ginger, minced
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (or more or less to taste)
  • 400g of cooked chickpeas (or 1 tin, drained)
  • 4 chopped tomatoes (14oz) or 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  • Pinch of sugar (optional, to cut through the acidity of the tomatoes)
  • 3 generous handfuls of fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped (optional)
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to tast

Instructions

Heat olive oil in a large lidded pan over medium heat.

Add the onions, and fry until translucent.

Add the garlic and ginger, and cook for a couple of minutes more, stirring frequently.

Add the garam masala, cumin and cayenne pepper, stir so that the onions .have a nice coating of the spices, cook for just a minute until the spices are a little toasted.

Add the chickpeas and stir well so they are covered in oil and spice.

Add the tomatoes and sugar (if using), give everything a good stir, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes on low-medium heat.

Add the spinach in batches, and stir until the spinach is wilted.

At the end of cooking, add a sprinkling of fresh coriander, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice if desired.

Serve with rice or naan.

– See more at: http://www.yourdairygold.ie/food-made-better/Chickpea-Stew.aspx#sthash.74KXAXVU.dpuf