IMG_20150308_172131I call this kind of recipe ‘self-love’ because you can make it on Sunday and then have an easy breakfast or brunch until Wednesday. A¬†few days of taking it a little easy in the morning? big YES.

To fill an 11-inch pie pan and have approximately 6 portions, you will need:

6 eggs

2 cups spinach

2/3 cup sweetcorn

6-8 cherry tomatoes, sliced or chopped

1 cup milk

1/2 cup shredded cheddar

salt and pepper to taste

To make:

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees fan assisted.

Whisk the eggs in a large bowl.

Cook the spinach separately and chop if necessary, removing any long or tough stalks. Let it cool before adding to the eggs.

Add all the ingredients to the eggs and mix thoroughly to obtain a uniform consistency. Pour gently into your pie dish and cook for about 30-40 minutes until completely set and starting to brown at the top. Note that it may start to brown at the edges before it is completely set, so check the centre very gently with the back of a spoon before removing from the oven. It will give slightly but will not be of liquid consistency.

Serve hot or cold or in a sandwich.

This is a typical Mediterranean dish made of goodness. It is quite impressive-looking and ideal when you’re cooking for a small group of people. Although it may look complicated at first, it really is quite easy to make.

The following quantities make a dish that serves 6. You will need:

  • one large onion cut in rings
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 rashers of bacon, chopped
  • 250g lean minced beef
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled, chopped in large chunks, soaked in water for 20 minutes and boiled until you can pierce easily with a fork
  • sundried¬†tomatoes 60g
  • black olives 60g, pitted
  • a handful of fresh basil
  • 6 eggs
  • grated Parmesan 60g

Chop up your potato and soak in water for 20 minutes. Cook in boiling water until soft enough to pierce easily with a fork.

Slice the onions, and finely chop the garlic and fry together with a tablespoon of olive oil. Add some water whilst frying if necessary (this will cause some browning). Set these aside when the onions become soft.

Cook the beef mince and bacon until the beef has browned and cooked. When this is done mix in the sundried tomatoes, basil and olives.

In a baking dish place the meat mixture at the bottom, cover with the fried onions and cover with the potato pieces.

Whisk the eggs in another bowl

Mix in the Parmesan cheese

Pour the mixture onto the meat/onion/potato combo and spread equally

Add a dash of freshly ground pepper and bake at 180 degrees C for about 30 minutes or until the top starts to brown.