Portly Cooks | Harissa Eggs

2 eggs 50g Butter 2 tsp Harissa Paste Chives for garnish Fry the eggs in the butter until your preferred doneness, spoon over the harissa and top with the chopped chives once served. PG

Portly Cooks | Eggs on toast

Here’s of one of my favourite quick breakfasts. It’s not exactly rocket science but it is tasty! 2 Eggs 1 Slice Granary Bread 20ml Franks Red Hot Wings Sauce As I said it isn’t rocket science, toast the bread and poach the eggs in some boiling water. I use a frying pan to poach my…

Portly Cooks | Breakfast Hash

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I have to be honest I rarely eat it, feeling that an extra half an hour in bed is better than making toast at 5:30. That being said though at the weekends when we all have a little extra time it is nice…

Portly Cooks | Chorizo and Eggs

Brunch is probably one of the best meals ever, so when you’ve some time at the weekend or otherwise (you lucky people) try this one to munch whilst reading the paper sipping an espresso. ½ Bell Pepper Thumb sized piece of Chorizo 2 Eggs Handful of Rocket Bread for toast Thinly slice the pepper and…

Portly Eats | Eggs Benedict | The Ivy Brasserie, Cambridge, UK

Brunch has got to be the best meal to eat out. It is certainly my favourite, and true to form I had my usual brunch fare with added shiny bits on the side because I was dining at The Ivy Brasserie, Cambridge. This recent addition snuggled up to the fabulous Trinity Restaurant in… you guessed…

Portly Cooks | Weekend Steak Brunch

Sundays are for lazy days and indulging, this one is definitely one to enjoy whilst reading the Sunday papers. 100g Rump Steak 1 Rasher Bacon 1 Egg 2 Large Field Mushrooms 40g Kale Cut the mushrooms into small dice and then in a large pan cook for about 3 minutes on a high heat. While…

Portly Cooks | Huevos Rancheros

It’s not the prettiest dish in the world but it’s definitely tasty! I’d never actually made Huevos Rancheros before so this is my go at the classic brunch dish. 1 can Chopped Tomatoes 3 Eggs 1 Rasher Bacon 4 Spring Onions 1 Red Onion 1 Large Red Bell Pepper 20ml Ketchup 1 tsp Smoked Paprika…

Portly Eats | Brunch at The Senate | Cambridge, UK

On a chilly and wet morning we made our way across market square in Cambridge to The Senate. A restaurant I have walked by thousands of times, tucked away next to St Mary’s in the city centre. The Senate is a small place with warm and welcoming staff that seated us and gave us our…

Portly Cooks | Sausage and Egg McMuffin without the Muffin

Breakfast, something we should eat (apparently) although I do quite well without it. Seeing as we all have some time off in theses few weird days between eating too much and drinking too much here’s my go at a proper version of a ‘Sausage and Egg McMufin’  without the muffin… Soft White Roll 1 Rasher…

Portly Eats | Co. | Cherry Hinton, Cambridge

Last week I was very kindly invited to the menu launch at Co Fifteen in Cherry Hinton. We were treated to some fabulous creations from Chef Emma (@compassionatekiwi). I’m not vegan or even vegetarian myself but I am always curious about what can be done with a purely plant based menu. The range of different…