I have said it time & time again, and will continue to say it for times to come – I love brunch. I love how it doesn’t have many restrictions. You can have sweet, savoury, or both, and it still counts. Who doesn’t love bacon drizzled with maple syrup?
There are times though where I just cannot be bothered to whip up a batch of pancakes or spend too much time over the stove sizzling my bacon. These are the moments where I just want to laze about, read, cuddle, and eat without much cooking effort – without compromising on taste.
I’m easy, I know.
So I woke up a given Sunday morning, wanting something simple, yummy, and eggy.
I had a sweet potato laying about, a courgette that was about to go bad, and some herbs & garlic. Thus came about my egg & veggie brunch. Born out of sheer laziness and hunger. And guys, it tasted great.
It just had all the flavours I wanted, and didn’t leave me feeling all greasy as I often do after a fry-up. Even Matt loved it! For those of you who have some green-food-a-phobe in your life (not that I do, Matt gobbles anything I give him. Except escargot. Shame), It’s a great way to sneak some goodness into said picky eater’s diet.
To make enough for two, you will need:
Turn on your oven to 200˚ C. Line a baking tray with parchment, and layer your sweet potatoes & courgettes/zucchinis. Drizzle with olive oil, and rub in your spices and garlic. Cook for 10-15 minutes until sweet potatoes are cooked through. In the meantime, sit and chill with a cup of coffee. When your veggies are done, poach your eggs, keeping the yolk runny. Layer veggies on a plate, plop egg on top, sprinkle with herbs, salt, & pepper, e done! Eat away.
There are many modifications you can make, either adding more veggies, some sausages, smoked salmon, or even squash instead of sweet potato, or add a splot of crème fraîche. Some toast on the side would work as well! Anything goes as long as it requires minimal effort.
What did you guys get up to this past weekend?
Besides this delicious (and healthy) brunch, I got to meet some of lovely bloggers on Saturday. It’s so crazy how you can be meeting someone in person for the first time, and yet you feel you know them already due to the blogs. Love it.