Avocado Egg Salad

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Here’s another protein packed breakfast idea my buddy Google gave me.

Egg salad sandwiches are a favorite of mine, but the mayo really doesn’t like me so this is PERFECT! Not to mention slightly healthier :)

This is my version of avocado egg salad – perfect on toast with a nice cuppa in the morning :)

INGREDIENTS

4-5 Eggs, hard boiled (depending on size)

1 Avocado

squeeze of Lemon Juice

salt and pepper

METHOD

1. Peel and mash the eggs.

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2. Mash the avocado.

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3. Mix eggs and avocado together, add lemon juice and season to taste, mixing well.

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4. EAT!

This will make enough for 4-6 bits of toast or open sandwiches so that’s 2-3 breakfasts or lunches sorted! For a bit of variety you can also add curry powder or mustard to taste.

Enjoy :D

Square Stitch Cuff…

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This is the first ever square stitch cuff I made. It’s also the first pattern I ever made all by myself and I still love it!

It reminds me of those old school tapestry bags little old ladies have – although I’d love one myself and I’m not that old :)

It’s made from 10/0 ish Czech seed beads and I used a couple of rondelle beads for the clasp.

Egg Muffins

 

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I’ve been trying to get more protein into my diet lately and I really struggle with breakfast ideas :/ Lunch and dinner aren’t really a problem but breakfast causes me loads of problems, probably because I’m still half asleep and can’t think properly.

I asked my trusty friend Google, and came up with egg muffins. I can make a batch of them and have breakfast for a few days – brilliant!

Without further ado – this is my version of egg muffins.

INGREDIENTS

4-6 Eggs (depending on the size)

1 stalk green onion, sliced

4 slices ham, cut into 1cm squares

2 slices cheese, cut into 1cm squares

1/4 cup chopped bell pepper

1 tablespoon dried parsley

2 tablespoons milk

salt and pepper

METHOD

1. Put eggs, milk, salt, pepper and parsley into a large bowl and whisk well.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix to combine.

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3. Spoon into a silicone muffin pan (you can use a metal pan but you’ll need to grease it)

4. Bake for 15-25 mins at 180 degrees (Celsius)

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Obviously you can substitute the veggies and other bits for whatever you fancy and these will keep in the fridge for a few days or even freeze apparently – I haven’t tried freezing them, I’ve just read about it. These can be eaten cold, straight out of the fridge, or you can pop them into the microwave and heat them up and the make a mean picnic addition too!

Enjoy :D

Getting back into the swing of things…

I’ve been a bit slack with the whole blogging thing lately, I’m so sorry…

The hubby and I spent a week in Crete and since then I’ve been busy doing laundry – how is there so much laundry?? Cleaning our apartment and catching up with friends who have all been away too. Need less to say there hasn’t been much crafting happening around here but that’s all about to change as life goes back to normal.

Crete was lovely in a lot of ways and not so lovely in a few of them… Hubby and I usually travel pretty independently but seeing as our trip this time was super last-minute and  in the middle of summer here in Europe we decided to just book a ‘package’ type last-minute deal. We ended up in a hotel that was obviously designed for German tourists as ALL the staff spoke to everyone in German, which made it feel not like being in Greece at all :(

Despite all of that we had sunshine and the beach so it wasn’t all terrible :D  We managed to get some culture in too and went to visit a monastery and some crumblies (ruins) and met a stunning little kitty the we would have loved to smuggle back home if we could.

 

I did manage to do a little crafting since we came home as it was my friend’s daughter’s birthday so I managed to whip up this little card for her.

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That’s it for now, but I promise there will be more posts coming!!

Sorry…

Forgive me, WordPress, for I have sinned.
It’s been about a week since my last post…
Because we went on a last minute holiday to Crete :)
I promise I’ll post more soon

Replacement Pot Holders…

My lovely neighbour asked me to make her some new pot holders.

She’s has these ones for donkey’s, and loves them, but unfortunately they now have holes in them, so aren’t really functioning properly as she keeps burning her fingers :/

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I gave her my cotton stash and told her to pick some colors, while I got online and tried to find a pattern to match her existing pot holders. I found this pattern for German Pot Holders on Ravelry and attempted this pattern a few times, but it just wasn’t working out for me. I was either being really daft or it’s not written all that clearly – I’m probably being daft :/

Anyhoo, I fudged the pattern a bit and this is my progress so far.

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To get this, I did the following;

Size 3 cotton and a 3mm hook

1.   Ch 12 and s/s to close then 26 sc in circle to fill it and s/s to close the circle.

2.   Ch 1 and turn,  sc in the next 3 stitches, sc 3 in the next stitch (put a marker in the middle stitch), sc in the next 3 stitches

3.   Ch 1 and turn, sc in each st to marker, sc 3 in marked stitch (replace marker in middle stitch again), sc in each stitch to end of row.

Repeat row 3 until you have your desired size. (I’m aiming for approx. 15 cm square ones)

I’m not sure if I’ll edge these when I’m done or not, or even what kind of edging to use. The original holders have a simple single crochet edge, but the pattern has a picot style edge… decisions, decisions…