Presented by Get Cracking
In the era of social distancing, we’ve understandably had to limit taking part in the classic weekend ritual known as brunch.
This presents an opportunity for us to get creative in the kitchen and experiment by making some more unique brunch recipes right from the comfort of our homes.
Eggs are a nutritious choice for brunch fare, packed with protein, heart-healthy fats, and vitamins E and B12 to help your body maintain good health and prevent disease. Eggs can easily be added to your next at-home brunch for some healthy fuel and to keep you full throughout the day no matter what you’re doing- even if it’s just watching Netflix (no judgement). To help start your at-home cooking journey, and keep brunch alive, we’ve rounded up some creative, non-traditional brunch recipes for you to try as a weekend treat.
The word Shakshuka is Arabic for “all mixed up.” This delicious dish features poached eggs, cooked in a warm, spiced tomato and pepper sauce. The egg yolks, which you can cook to your preference, contain a ton of important fat-soluble nutrients like vitamins A, D and E. It’s a comforting dish that makes for a hearty breakfast or a delicious brunch. You can add tangy feta cheese or parsley to brighten the dish and balance the savoury flavours. It’s an easy meal sure to impress even yourself.
This Mediterranean-inspired dish is guaranteed to be a favourite, topped with eggs and feta, it’s fresh, healthy and easy to recreate. This recipe includes plenty of veggies like eggplant, zucchini and mushrooms. Studies show that eating eggs alongside vegetables actually helps our bodies better absorb the fat-soluble nutrients in veggies. Healthy and delicious? Yes, please!
Georgia’s national dish achieves two things: fills you up for hours, and takes your senses on a travel experience right at home. This dish is packed with creamy Brie, savoury prosciutto, and fresh avocado. Not to mention, a serving of two large eggs provides 13 grams of protein and a ton of flavour. Protein is important for building muscle and maintaining a healthy immune system. Brunch, anyone?
Put an egg on it, it can be as simple as that! This brunch pick is made on crunchy rustic bread with sautéed mushrooms, a slice of your favourite cheese, and topped with a delicious fried egg. You can boil, fry or poach an egg in just a few minutes. Full of nutrients and 9 essential amino acids, eggs will sustain you until your post-brunch happy hour. Yum yum yum!
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