Portly Cooks | Poached Smoked Haddock and Egg

Lovely one this, for a simple weekend brunch. 200g Smoked Haddock 1 Egg 50g Samphire It really is dead simple. In one pan boil the smaphire for about a minute and then leave to one side. In a frying pan, bring some more water to the boil and poach the haddock (about 4 minutes). In…

Portly Cooks | Paprika Prawns with Samphire

In a bid to find something different to have for breakfast and also constantly being told ‘You should eat breakfast you know…’ I thought I’d try this. 5 King Prawns, Peeled 90g Samphire 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder Pinch of salt 1 tbsp oil In a bowl mix together the paprika, garlic,…

Portly Cooks | Eggs Royale

This a complete cheats version of Eggs Royale. I was in a rush for something for breakfast the other day and this sprang to my mind, so here it is! 1 Egg 1/2 Soft White Roll or English Muffin 100g Chapel and Swan Smoked Salmon Water 1 tbsp Hollandaise Sauce (I used Atkins & Potts)…

Portly Eats | Pistachio Cornetto | Signorelli’s Deli, Cambridge

Some mornings everything just works out right and you get an extra half an hour to yourself. I chose to spend my spare half hour in Signorelli’s. They have excellent coffee and even better Cornetto Alla Crema. My favourite flavour is the Pistachio, you do however, have to get there early to grab these little…

Portly Cooks | Black Pudding Eggs Benedict

So once again this one comes from listening to a BBC Food Programme Podcast about Blood. It was a really interesting episode actually and the key thing I took away from it was swapping out the ham from Eggs Benedict for Black Pudding. I added bacon to mine as lets be honest everything is better…

Portly Cooks | Breakfast on the numbers

So I’m back on what I call my numbers… My Fitness Pal. After a week of indulgence and seeing the scales increase their read-out, I thought I should do something about it. 2 Red Onions 4 Small Mushrooms 1 Leaf Savoy Cabbage 1 Slice of Bread 1 Back Bacon Rasher 1 Egg 15ml Franks Red…

Portly Cooks | Comfort Food: Bacon & Eggs

People say that the most important meal of the day is Breakfast. I suppose it probably is but I very rarely have time for any kind of breakfast, I hat shoving a piece of toast in my face as I leave the house, it doesn’t feel right.  If I do have the time to have…

Portly Eats | Waffles for Breakfast | Silver Cloud, Portland, OR

As Donkey in Shrek 1 says “We can stay up late swapping manly stories and in the morning… I’m making waffles.” I’d never actually made a waffle before and be honest I cheated a bit with this one.  The batter was ready made and in a dispenser (and blueberry flavoured) in my hotel dining room, so…

Portly Eats @ Le Pain Quotiden, South Kensington

On a drizzle filled Saturday at the end of half term I found myself in South Kensington in need of sustenance. Breakfast is honestly my favourite meal to go out for, don’t get me wrong I love eating dinner out and enjoying fabulous food in wonderful places. Breakfast and brunch though, have a special place…

#Breakfast Poached Eggs with @FranksRedHot

Super simple and super easy, when I do actually have breakfast when I’m at home, eggs are a big feature. This one is one of my favourites for a quick and easy start to the day. 2 eggs 1 sandwich thin Splash of vinegar Water Franks Red Hot Sauce Not a lot to say to…