Breakfast Enchiladas (with Bacon and Eggs)

I had friends over for a long weekend. I mapped out the meals and snacks I wanted to make for them with military precision. This is the only impromptu thing I made. And this was their favourite meal.

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Enchiladas - bacon and eggs with Mexican tomato beans and cheese wrapped in a tortilla then baked until crispy. What a way to start a day!

I’m 30-something years old and I still have sleepovers with my girlfriends. Is that abnormal? I’m not even talking about weekends away. I’m talking about actual sleepovers – bring your pillow and PJ’s, lots of wine, rag mags (gossip magazines) and in this particular case, one of my friends brought hair dye with her so we could do her roots for her. (It was supposed to be blonde. It came out orange. Oops!)… 

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Grilled Corn with Chipotle Adobo Mayo (Restaurant Copycat) - this is the best corn I have ever had in my life. Grilling and stovetop instructions included.

Grilled Mexican Corn with Chipotle Adobo Sauce (Mexicano Restaurant Copycat)

It’s gnarly looking and messy to eat. This is the BEST corn I have ever had in my life. (And I don’t say that lightly). Until a few weeks ago, the best corn I… 

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Spinach & Mushroom Creamy Orzo (Risoni) - all made in one pan, so creamy (but no cream!) . A fabulous meat free meal!

Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Orzo (Risoni) (One Pot)

Here you go! I’ve made dinner easy for you – all made in one pot, packed full of nutrition (A grade nutrition rating) with plenty of creamy sauce but without a single drop of… 

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Crunchy Seasoned Oven Baked Potato Wedges

Crunchy Seasoned Oven Baked Potato Wedges

Golden brown. Super crunchy. Perfectly seasoned. Why buy frozen ones when homemade is so much better and so easy to make? Pssst. And did you know that wedges have about 1/3 of the calories of… 

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Caramelized Pear Blue Cheese Gorgonzola Tart - incredible flavour combination. Easy, good value gourmet food!

Caramelized Pears and Blue Cheese (Gorgonzola) Tarts

Flavour combinations made in heaven include: tomato and basil, peanut butter and chocolate, salt and caramel. And pear and blue cheese. If you haven’t tried blue cheese with pears before, you are really depriving yourself and… 

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Middle Eastern Shredded Lamb with Chickpea Pilaf (Rice) - easy and fast to prepare, with everyday ingredients. Amazing, exotic flavour.

Middle Eastern Shredded Lamb with Chickpea Pilaf (Rice)

This is one of those exotic dishes that looks and tastes like you’ve been slaving away in the kitchen for hours…but actually, very little active effort is required! Simple to make with everyday ingredients…. 

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Bacon and Egg Breakfast Muffin - this is so easy to make and is a great "grab and go" breakfast!

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Muffins

Eggs and muffins take around the same time to bake. So I wondered – is it possible to bake eggs IN muffins? Turns out you can. So finally, I’ve got a REAL Bacon & Egg… 

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Creamy Parmesan Garlic Broccoli Casserole (Gratin / Bake)

This is not just “another” broccoli dish. This is tender broccoli baked in a creamy white sauce with yummy parmesan and garlic flavours – but made with no cream. This is how to get… 

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Honey Mustard Baked Chicken with Roast Potatoes and Bacon - all made in one pan! Easy enough for midweek, fancy enough for a dinner party!

Honey Mustard Baked Chicken with Potatoes & Bacon

This is one of those dishes that is easy enough for midweek but fancy enough for company. It’s all made in one pan and takes a mere 15 minutes of active effort, then pop… 

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Red Velvet Cupcake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting - these taste just like red velvet cupcakes, except they're in cookie form! Just 200 calories each.

Red Velvet Cupcake Cookie with Cream Cheese Frosting

These taste just like red velvet cupcakes. Except it’s in cookie form! Which appeals to my simple mind because a) there’s a higher frosting to cake ratio; and b) less calories per serving (just 200 calories… 

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Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast Loaf - a baked french toast with a cheesecake filling and a buttery, crunchy top piled high with strawberries. Made with plain sandwich bread, so easy and fast!

Cream Cheese Filled French Toast Loaf

This sets a new standard for breakfast! It’s a baked french toast in the shape of a loaf with a cream cheese filling in the middle. It tastes like a cheesecake french toast! Made with… 

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Maple Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin (4 Ingredients) - Pork + Maple + Bacon + Olive Oil is all you need to make this. Easy enough for midweek, fancy enough for dinner parties.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

This is one of those incredible miracle recipes that just happens to only require 4 ingredients – pork, bacon, honey (or maple syrup) and olive oil. (I get salt and pepper for free!). If you swap out… 

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Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed Baguette with Garlic Butter - like your favourite dip and cheesy garlic bread had a baby!

Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed Baguette with Garlic Butter

Fun (tick). Fast and easy (double tick). “Can’t stop eating it” delish. (triple tick). Oh, did I mention you can make ahead? I have 2 of these in the freezer! This tastes like a… 

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Maple Roasted Pumpkin with Chili and Feta - a dash of maple syrup creates extra caramelisation and the chili adds a great kick!

Maple Roasted Pumpkin with Chili and Feta

I’ve found my new favourite way with pumpkin. Extra caramelisation from a dash of maple syrup combined with the kick of chili. And finished off with the sharp saltiness of feta and crunch of walnuts. I’ll happily… 

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One Pot Greek Chicken with Lemon Rice

One Pot Greek Chicken & Lemon Rice

I want to say the star of this dish is the chicken. But that would be lying to you. Because this, my friends, is all about the RICE! What makes this rice so special,… 

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Sausage & Egg Breakfast Potato Skins - a new way to serve up your breakfast favorites! Great for feeding a crowd.

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Potato Skins

Hands up who else is always looking for interesting, easy and make-ahead brunch ideas, especially when you have guests over? You would think, being a blogger, that I’d have plenty of fancy brunch ideas up my… 

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Creamy Dreamy Cauliflower Soup - just 190 calories for BIG bowl, effortless to make and soooo creamy!

Creamy, Dreamy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy, dreamy, cauliflower soup. Forget the spoon. Just pick up the bowl and drink! OH – and PS….it’s only 190 calories for an enormous bowl! This is unintentional diet food at its best! I am… 

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