It’s been one year….let’s eat cake!

balsamicstrawberrycake

Clap, go on…just do it. BAM! See that? That’s how fast this past year has gone.  I know I’m about to sound like a walking cliché, but my oh my how time flies.  I remember my parent’s using that phrase on repeat and as an 8-year-old thinking, does it? Does it really?  These summer holidays feel like they are going forever, you guys are crazy.  But, jiminy crickets, they were right…again.

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Tomato and ricotta tartine

So I’ve worked out over the years that people sit in one of two buckets.  They either love leftovers or they’re just not that into it.  Unless I’ve cooked a dish that I absolutely love or something that actually gets better with time, I sit in the latter bucket.

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I say Shakshuka you say Eggs in Purgatory

Often I have those nights when the Dr is working and I’m on my own and I cannot even contemplate making a proper dinner but I gotta eat because I’m hungry.  This is where breakfast for dinner comes in (or brinner as I have now decided to call it).  Usually I end up either with a bowl of cereal or an omelette or scrambled eggs…until I made this.  This is incredibly flavourful, awesome if you’re muffintop is starting to creep back and so quick to make (tick-tick-tick), that I made it 3 times in the past week-uh huh, yep, 3 times and the 3rd time I made it when the Dr was home, this is what happened (see below).

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Zucchini and basil crustless mini quiches

Hands up for those of you on a low-carb diet?  I know there’s a stack of you out there; Atkins, Dukan, anyone?  Well…strictly speaking this recipe is not diet food and probably wouldn’t be given the tick of approval by Dr Dukan but maybe Mr Atkins would be ok with a few of these baby quiches.  It does include cream but when everything else at a party is carb-laden (which obviously makes for killer drinking food) it’s nice to have something that isn’t wrapped in some form of pastry.

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