So the food front hasn’t been that inspiring these last weeks, considering my circumstances. I have been eating ready made meals like soup, microwave meals and pizzas for the convenience of it all, but have in fact mustered the effort to make some nice lunches and breakfasts! Being here in Australia you pick up on some great recipes and new obsessions, like toasted banana bread and avocado on toast. Toast usually is spread with marmalade or Marmite (or Vegemite which they use here) as a standard, but here the Australians take the art of toast to whole new levels. I have discovered two new ways to make toast on of the most amazing things you can eat for lunch or brekky.
Avo & salad on toast
- 2 pieces of toast
- 1 ripe avocado
- Light mayonnaise
So easy, I just spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the toast before I slice the avocado and add the pieces on top, which I then mash up directly on the toast using a fork. Add your salad on top (and/ or fresh cherry tomatoes chopped in half work deliciously well too), and DONE. It’s my new favourite way of using avocados. I can imagine some smoked salmon on there too wouldn’t be a bad thing either! I have also seen some cafés sprinkle goats cheese on too, and that is also mighty delicious.
Poached egg, red pesto and salad on toast
- 2 pieces of toast
- Red Pesto
- 2 eggs
Again, mega simple, although poaching an egg takes some skill and practice if you ask me! Firstly I spread a nice layer of red pesto before adding my salad on top. On top of that goes the deliciously, ridiculously, runny poached egg. Doing avocado instead of pesto is also a big thing here in Australia, and adding smoked salmon on top of that. Seriously, could you be more in heaven?
Edited : Jodie very importantly reminded of a third amazing way to do toast! This amazing treat was first discovered at Cafe 33 in Norwich, and we fell in love with it so much we started making it at home! Green pesto, a drizzle of honey, a VERY cheacky and generaous sprinkle of crumbled goats cheese and rocket, on lovley white toasted bread. It’s heaven.