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Eggs A La Derek + Hollandaise Recipe

Move over Benedict & Florentine here’s a new take on breakfast that will send your tastebuds into orbit and leave you satiated long into the day.

Eggs A La Derek will keep you craving free and full of energy!

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I start by frying a few pieces of streaky bacon til golden and crispy. Set that aside and fry a slice of leftover meatloaf in the bacon fat (always good to have slices of leftover meatloaf in the freezer). Then poach an egg or two, mash an avocado and you’re nearly there.

The last ingredient in Eggs A La Derek is some FRESH homemade Hollandaise Sauce.

Don’t be scared… It’s sooooo simple and only takes about 5-10mins to whip up.

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Here’s how…

First get the kettle on to boil. Then melt 125gm of grassfed butter in the microwave. Next in a heat proof bowl that will snugly fit over the top of a saucepan place 4 organic egg yolks and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.

Whisk the egg yolks and vinegar vigorously until they double in volume and thicken slightly.

Pour some boiling water into a saucepan over a low heat (you only want a very gentle simmer) and place the bowl on top. Be sure the water doesn’t come into direct contact with the bowl.

Keep whisking now and slowly drizzle in the melted butter. Be sure not to stop or let the egg mix get too hot… You don’t want scrambled eggs.

Continue whisking until all the butter is incorporated and the sauce has come together and thickened up. Add a touch of salt and cayenne pepper.

Voilà, Hollandaise Sauce! Remove from heat and set aside somewhere warm until ready to plate up.

My assembly goes like this… Meatloaf Slice, Bacon, Avocado, Poached Egg, Hollandaise.

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Try this recipe once and you’ll be hooked! Telaine from Sweet Nothings LCHF can’t get enough of it!

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Where did you go FatManDoo?

Thank you to everyone for your encouraging messages over the last month. It has been a while since my last post and lots of things have been changing in my world. LCHF however is still going strong! I have started adding in the occasional baked spud or a lil white rice here and there as I am approaching a maintenance diet now. I’m still losing small amounts however my focus now is mostly health and fitness.

I found something cool this morning when I popped down to my local supermarket. Tomato and BBQ sauces made with Stevia. Low Carb, Gluten Free and great tasting! My bacon, egg and sausage has never tasted so good 🙂

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Hopefully in the coming weeks I will find some time to try out some new recipe ideas I have floating around my head. Until then, stay the course! This lifestyle really does work.

Saturday Snags

Had a day off work today and my first opportunity in a long while for a sleep in. I actually slept most of the day away and when I woke in the early afternoon I was craving Spaghetti Bolognese and Garlic Bread! Noooooo.

I knew I had to get some quality fat and protein into me before I made a decision I might regret.

After perusing the meat section at my local supermarket for a while I stumbled upon these little beauties.

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Angus Beef & Pork Sausages. Only 1.5gm of carb per 70gm snag 🙂

And they tasted brilliant! I cooked them slowly in olive oil with some cherry tomatoes and once they were ready I fried 2 eggs in the yummy sausage fat and oils. I’ll definitely be having these again and recommend them to anyone in Australia eating LCHF.

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A Cracking Dish… Day or Night!

After a big day at work yesterday I decided a quick, easy and delicious dinner was in order. Solution… Cheesy topped omelet! Yum!

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I diced and cooked off some bacon, a small brown onion and green capsicum in a generous amount of butter. Once that was smelling irresistible I whisked 6 eggs, with a splash of heavy whipping cream and a good screw of black pepper. I added the eggs into my nonstick frypan (on high heat) and gave it a couple of gentle stirs/folds to incorporate all the ingredients and get some extra air into the omelet. Before the eggy mix was cooked all the way through I sprinkled the top with some cheese and transferred the pan under my pre-heated grill to brown the top. It only took a minute or two and the perfect fluffy, cheesy omelet was good-to-go.

This way of eating doesn’t have to be tricky or complicated. Gotta love LCHF! 🙂

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Serves 3.

Cheesy Bacon & Egg Cups + Weigh-In

Let’s start with my weight… After my Easter sojourn in carb and junk land I’m 1 week solid back on LCHF. This mornings weigh-in was quite encouraging 113.9kgs, only 300gms off where I was before my Easter weight gain. Being a bit of a geek there’s nothing quite like a graph to get me motivated so here’s how things are looking for me now:

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Next weigh-in should reflect a decent loss and the lightest weight I’ve seen as an adult.

Now on to today’s delicious breakfast. Cheesy Egg & Bacon Cups.

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I took some streaky bacon and lined two muffin tin cups with two slices each. One slice around the cup the other across the base.

I then added one egg per cup and topped with an egg whisked with cream and black pepper.

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I folded the excess bacon over the top and baked in a 180°c oven for 25mins.

At this stage I removed the cups to a flat tray and sprinkled with mozzarella cheese, then returned them to the oven at 210°c for a further ten minutes until golden and delicious.

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The flavour from the streaky bacon had infused nicely into the eggs and the texture of the whole eggs on the base and light fluffy egg and cream on top was so good. I’ll definitely be whipping these babies up again soon!

Bacon, Eggs &… PANCAKES!!!

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Cooked up a delicious LCHF breakfast this morning of streaky bacon, organic eggs, balsamic caramelized onions and pancakes! It was so yummy and very filling.

For the pancakes I whisked together:
• 1 cup of Almond Flour
• 50grams melted butter
• 1/4 cup water
• 1 Tablespoon Xylitol
• 2 organic eggs
• 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt

In a nonstick pan I added a knob of butter and cooked the pancakes in 1/3 cup servings over medium heat. Made 6 pancakes.

They cooked just like traditional wheat flour pancakes complete with little bubbles… Only difference came when it was time to flip. A little extra care is needed at this stage.

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If you do try these pancakes is love to know how you get on 🙂 ENJOY!