potato rosti & poached eggs

 

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One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is to cook breakfast at home.  Cooking at home lets you;

a) cook exactly what you want

b) know whats in your food

c) experiment

And poached eggs are something so versatile they allow you to experiment a lot by adding anything really!

My other favorite is potato for breakfast.  It’s tasty, filling and goes nice and crispy.  And in enters the potato rosti.   Something which lets you add your own twist, perhaps of herbs and spices or just keep it simple with salt and pepper!

There is no need to go out and pay for breakfast when you can eat this beauty at home!

Potato Rosti with poach eggs, baby spinach, mushrooms & avocado.

Ingredients, serves 2

  • 5 fresh eggs (vinegar to poach)
  • 2 small potatoes, grated and squeeze out excess moisture
  • handful of baby spinach
  • 2 portabello mushrooms
  • 1 avocado
  • Oil to cook (i use grapeseed, loves a high heat and doesn’t burn)

Method

Pop a medium size pan or saucepan on to low simmer and add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Allow to simmer but not boil.

Pop your grated potato into a bowl, salt, pepper,  crack one egg in and stir.  Add in some herbs or spices if you like.  We love some home grown thyme in ours.  Pop a pan on to medium high heat, good splash of grapeseed oil and when sizzling, grab a small handful of potato, squish it in your hand to be flat and put in the pan.  Squish down with a spatula.  Continue till all in.  Nice tip for these is don’t touch them.  You want the first side to be your best.  So leave it till its nice and golden brown, about 3minutes should do it.  Then peak and flip.  Leave on low heat and let cook.

Meanwhile, slice up your mushrooms and get them on a small pan.  Grab your avocado and mash him up nice and good!  Salt and pepper and a little lemon if you have.

Crack the 4 eggs in 4 separate small bowls, i do this so i’m ready to just pop them all in the pot one after the other to poach.  Swirl your water in a circle and one at a time pop your eggs in.  I swirl after each time to clear the middle ready for the next little egg!   Keep an eye on but they should only take a few minutes.

Add your baby spinach to the mushrooms when they are almost cooked.  Then take off heat and and set aside.

Everything should be coming together at the same time now.  So take your rostis off, plate them, grab your eggs in a small strainer and put on paper towel.  Plate up mushrooms, spinach, top the rosti with your eggs and a dollop of avocado and ENJOY!

Fin xx

 

 

all juiced up

juice fasting

I recently read a meme scrolling through Facebook that said

“if your food makes you tired, its making you fat. You should feel calm, centered and energized after a meal, not tired, foggy and hungry for sweets”.

And its funny reading that yesterday, at day 11 after stopping sugar and processed foods and I thought…well yeah – that rings so true! I haven’t been giving food the credit it deserves at ALL!

 

how i feel

We did a 5 day juice fast followed by a 5 day solid vege/fruit transition – Reboot with Joe – you may have heard of it?

I’m feeling;

  • full of energy
  • mood swings are not nearly as frequent = happy husband!
  • cravings for coffee gone.  i have no idea how, i love my piccolos!
  • amazed that this has helped our bodies to be free of refined sugars & processed foods
  • proud of our determination and working together
  • healthy
  • waking up early and bouncing out of bed – so so weird, i don’t know who i am!
  • feeling committed

I’ve realised that as much as I thought that “you are what you eat”, it has brought a whole new meaning to it I never realised.  Its completely changed my mindset because I really don’t WANT to go back to eating the way we were. I mean a treat is okay once in a while but at the moment I’m not even wanting to have a treat unless it’s clean – and i HATE that term haha.

 

the verdict

The hardest part…………..time.   It took all our nights juicing for the next days 5 x juices each!

The hardest part…………..headaches & nausea on day 1 and 2.

The easiest part……………not thinking about what we had to eat.  meal plans made it SO easy!

The easiest part…………..spending time together as we juiced for 3 hours a night!

Completely amazed at the amount of veges we consumed in 5 days.  The below is 4 days worth and doesn’t even include the 12 bunches of kale and 12 odd bunches of celery, lettuce and more in the fridge!

reboot juice fast

 

weight loss

Because we all love stats (don’t we?) , I did track my weight loss for this period, as I’d heard people lose a lot in a short amount of time.

A little intro about my body….all the jiggly stuff is hidden right in the middle – my stomach!    You see I wasn’t doing this to primarily lose weight – I want my body that has been jamming itself full of cancer causing processed sugars and foods, to get clean! 

But it’s the distribution of fat thats the worry because the amount of fat that just sits right there in the middle we know is the dangerous fat. And with heart disease evident in my family I needed that GONE!

Start Weight: 65kg…………………..5 days of juicing: 62.7kg…………………..12 days after juicing: 62kg

Start Waist: 86cm……………………5 days of juicing: 84cm…………………….12 days after juicing: 83cm
So its crazy to have 3cm off my waist and 3kg lost. So I was pretty impressed with that and glad it was something at least 🙂

 

WELL – that was a lot more than I wanted to bore you with. But it was an interesting 10 days and I am by no means an expert on eating well – I’m just a lady who’s experienced and tried something good that’s changed my eating habits for the better!

So there you go. I’ve been a distracted lady lately who’s done nothing but juice juice and more juice these past few weeks, which has caused me to be quite absent on here.  I definitely need to catch up on the happenings, but I’m proud of us not giving in while doing this. We stuck to it and hopefully our bodies will thank us later 🙂

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