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Monday 20 May 2019

Marvelous Monday ... enjoy your day the LCHF way !

Well the weekend came ... and zoom ... it went!
Now it's Monday again, but I don't mind

Monday started well with a LCHF breakfast

Serves 1
1 tbsp. olive oil
handful button or chestnut mushrooms, sliced
25g cheddar, grated
small handful parsley leaves, roughly chopped
2 eggs, beaten

1. Heat the olive oil in a small non-stick frying pan. Tip in the mushrooms and fry over a high heat, stirring occasionally for 2-3 mins until golden. Lift out of the pan into a bowl and mix with the cheese and parsley.
2. Place the pan back on the heat and swirl the eggs into it. Cook for 1 min or until set to your liking, swirling with a fork now and again.

3. Spoon the mushroom mix over one half of the omelette. Using a spatula or palette knife, flip the omelette over to cover the mushrooms. Cook for a few moments more, lift onto a plate and eat by itself (or perhaps with a nice salad).

Dinner will be a tasty chicken dish,
which you can make as a veggie dish if preferred, see below 

Serves Four
1 tbsp. oil
100 g lean smoked bacon medallions, roughly chopped
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 courgette (zucchini), halved and cut into chunks
1 aubergine (eggplant), cut into small pieces
4 tomatoes, cut into large wedges
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 red chilli, chopped
500 g carton passata
half a chicken stock cube, crumbled
460 g chicken thigh fillets
14g of fresh flat leaf parsley, washed and roughly chopped
2 tsp mixed herbs

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, 180°C fan, gas 6. In a large oven proof pan, heat the oil and cook the bacon for 5 minutes until crispy. Remove and reserve for later.
2. Add the onion, courgette, and aubergine (eggplant) to the pan and fry for 5 minutes. Then add the tomatoes, garlic, chilli, passata, 50ml water and chicken stock cube. Bring to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for another 5 minutes.
3. Add the chicken thigh fillets, half of the parsley, reserved bacon and mixed herbs. Stir to coat the chicken in sauce and cook for 30 minutes in the oven. Remove from the oven and serve straight away garnished with the remaining parsley and seasoned with freshly ground black pepper.

Make it veggie: Leave out the bacon and chicken, and replace the chicken stock cube with a vegetable stock cube. Cook the vegetables and serve with a nut roast

 do take time to enjoy the flowers you (may have) bought at the weekend

… and of course make sure you have a choice of LCHF snacks available should they be needed
slices of ham
some cheese
macadamia nuts
a few blueberries
LCHF crackers
Always best to be prepared!

Dear reader - I do hope this Monday, and coming week, will be a good one for you
All the best Jan


Christine said...

Delicious recipes! We have a long holiday weekend in Canada, called Victoria Day.

Anonymous said...

this is perfect for today! Its a holiday here in Canada, Victoria day !

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have blueberries and nuts to snack on! I'm so hungry for an egg dish too! Thanks for the recipe! Enjoy your day!

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds great, I love omelettes. Valerie

Jo said...

Yum. Lovely recipes.

JFM said...

I am leaving here ready to eat for sure.
Wonderful recipes again today!!!

It's me said...

You too.....mmmmm...very delicious again love Ria 💕

Miss Val's Creations said...

Cheesy mushroom omelettes are amazing!

Tom said...

...the Provençal Chicken looks like a winner.

Bill said...

The omelette does look good but I'd have to substitute the mushrooms with some veggies.

mxtodis123 said...

Yum. That chicken dish looks wonderful

NatureFootstep said...

the chicken looks delicious :)

Caroline Gill said...

That chicken dish looks mouth-watering, Jan! Thank you for your kind comments... as you can tell, I feel a special allegiance to Norfolk!

Elephant's Child said...

I never met a mushroom I didn't like.
Have a wonderful week.

Laurel Wood said...

The omelette looks especially tasty. Love mushrooms. Have a great week.

Jean | said...

Jan, I would be happy with either of those meals! I'm allergic to garlic, but it wouldn't even be missed with all the other flavorful ingredients.

happyone said...

Dinner looks delicious.

Martha said...

Always great recipes on your blog! A happy week ahead to you!

This N That said...

I wish I had learned to like Mushrooms. My parents bet me when I was little that by the time I was 20 I would love for Mushrooms. They lost $20.
We were a meat and potatoes family, some fish. Enjoy your week

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Both dishes sound wonderful.

Iris Flavia said...

I´ll have to wait for the flowers, this year we planted seeds. Omelette is on the way, and I even have a mushroom! (yes, one)

mamasmercantile said...

The chicken dish looks delicious, very tempting.

Ygraine said...

Wow...I am seriously hungry now...that omelette looks absolutely delicious!
And the chicken dish looks amazing too...😊😊

Teresa said...

Se ve muy buenas. Besitos.

Chatty Crone said...

The omelet looked delish.

William Kendall said...

Both dishes look good.

My name is Erika. said...

I just had some left over soup which was home made and good but your dishes have made me realize I am still hungry!

Sue said...

That is a lovely day of food, I need to come and visit lol x

Magic Love Crow said...

Jan, how come you always make my mouth water? LOL! Thanks for the yummy dishes! Big Hugs!