‘These recipes are from Deliciously Ella Every Day by Ella Woodward, published by Hachette Australia, RRP $29.99.’
THE PERFECT GARDEN FRY-UP
“I think this might be the healthiest breakfast you could have, and it goes ‑ from ‑fridge to plate in less than ten minutes. After a bowlful you’ll feel like a superhero all day! Eating this for breakfast also means that, before you’ve even started your day, you’ve had four great portions of veggies, which is awesome. If I’m not especially hungry I love eating this just as it is, but on hungry mornings or for busy days I add some bread (which is why I’ve put the recipe in this section) and, when I’m feeling like a total goddess, I add sauerkraut on the side for probiotic goodness!” (p.36)
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 garlic cloves, crushed
salt and pepper
6 chestnut mushrooms, very finely sliced
10 cherry tomatoes (halved or quartered if large)
juice of 1 lemon
Pour the olive oil into a ‑ frying pan and add the cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper. Let it heat and develop its fragrance for 2 minutes.
Add the mushrooms, tomatoes and half the lemon juice and let everything cook for about 3 minutes, at which point the veg should have softened.
Stir in the spinach and let it wilt for another minute or so.
Pile the vegetables from the pan on to a plate – or a piece of toast – and slice the avocado on top.
Drizzle the remaining lemon juice over the avocado and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper to serve.
Make this as a weekend brunch for all your friends and family. If they or you eat eggs, then enjoy some poached eggs with it. I do this at home and everyone loves it!