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Saturday

20 minute at-home Brunch

I woke up this morning [very, very late this morning]... basically lunchtime and figured I needed brunch. I didn't want to go out and spend a load of money on one when I could just whip something up at home with anything I had in the fridge. Which brought me to the brunch of all brunches.. sadly, minus the mimosas and bloody mary's, but next time I know what to add.


As I said, I pretty much just took anything I could find in my fridge and used it.

These are the ingredients I used

1 egg
A piece of Salmon
Mini Tomatoes
Cucumber
Spinach
1 clove of Garlic

Pre heat your oven to 350F

Season your salmon with salt, pepper, and chili flakes.
Skin side down place your salmon onto the tray, make sure you add some non-stick spray or oil to the pan.
Place it in the oven and leave it there for about 20 minutes.

Whilst the salmon is baking away, get a pan for the stove with olive oil and garlic. Put the hob on medium heat and wait until the garlic cloves are sizzling. Whilst you're waiting, chop up your tomatoes and cucumber into small pieces.


Chuck on your vegetables.


Let these sizzle for a little bit, a minute or two, then add your spinach to the mix.


Keep moving it all around so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan, and when you are satisfied with how cooked they are, add your egg to the top.



Leave your egg there for a couple of minutes until it fully fries itself up.


If your vegetables are done, but your egg isn't quite finished, use a spatula to go underneath it all, pulling out the vegetables so you can plate them. Once you've done this, put your egg back into the frying pan and allow it to cook.

Plate it up with your cooked salmon and enjoy your easy 20 minute brunch, all from the comfort of your home.




Slutty Brownie Sundae; Fordham style

Ever since I wanted to start a blog, I wanted to make The Londoner's Slutty Brownies. Everything changed when she added the sundae addition. It's been a long time coming, but we finally did it.

If you aren't ready for a dessert that is so chocolate based you won't be able to stand afterwards then look away now.


It doesn't end there either. After we made these, we put them in a mason jar and created the sundae. You'll find all that out later on.

To begin with you need to purchase your ingredients:
1 box of Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix
1 box of Betty Crocker brownie mix
2 packs of double stuffed Oreos
2 eggs
Strawberries, Raspberries, and any other berries that take your fancy
Ice cream of choice [we went with Vanilla]

Firstly, pre-heat your oven to 350F.

For the cake and cookie mix follow the instructions on the back of the package. 
Find a bowl and put the cookie mix in, adding an egg and the specified amount of water that it directs you to use on the package - add slightly more oil and water to keep the moistness up due to the amount of time you're cooking these bad boys for. 



Add the cookie mix to the first layer, followed by a layer of Oreos and then top this with your brownie mix.



Leave this in there for around 30 minutes, or until you are able to stick your knife right through with it coming out with minimal cake mixture on it.


Allow them to cool for a little while.

Then cut it into chunks and marvel in all the glory it possesses. 




You'd think it couldn't get any more beautiful, and then you make your sundae. 

Start off by throwing some of your berries into the mason jar, and a few of your broken leftover Oreo pieces. Then add one of your warm brownies, followed by a scoop of ice cream. Add a couple more broken pieces of Oreo and some more berries. Another brownie, go on, you know you want to! Another dollop of ice cream, topped with a couple of berries and VOILA!

I suggest sharing with a couple of friends as it is a lot of chocolate and great things deserve to be shared.


Friday

The Dock House

I'm just going to rave about a restaurant for a second.
Well, I wouldn't even call it a restaurant.. it is merely a shack on a pier where many private boats are owned. I'm talking about the Dock House in Sag Harbor. This is my first visit to the Hamptons, and naturally I was craving a Lobster roll. I mean we are by the ocean after all.

I looked online for a number of places that sold Lobster rolls, and this was amongst the top rated.
I'm telling you now, it did not disappoint.




























Regardless of the light you shoot it in, it still looks magnificent.

Especially from this angle.

It is filled with lobster-y goodness.

So, if you are lucky enough to find yourself in the Hamptons this summer, or any summer for that matter, then make sure you take a trip to the Dock House and order up some lobster rolls. 

Wednesday

Eggs Baked in Avocado

For those of you on a paleo diet, or those that just want a healthy, hearty breakfast, this is the post for you.

I present to you, the King of Avocados.
The egg baked avocado.


This is an extremely easy recipe that takes little to no prep time and has minimal ingredients.

All you need is, an avocado, an egg, basil and some chili flakes.

Firstly, preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. 

Cut your avocados in half, removing the pit. Make sure the hole is big enough for the egg and egg yolk to fit inside. You may have to eat a little bit of the avocado in order to make this work. I know, life is tough! Once you've done this, place your avocados in a tight container, so there is little room for them to move and crack your egg inside the holes; preferably try and get the yolk in first, followed by the egg whites.

Put your avocados in the oven for around 15-20 minutes, so that you can visibly see that the egg whites have set. Take them out out of the oven, throw some chopped up basil and chili flakes on that bad boy and there you have your quick, paleo-friendly breakfast!