Baked Eggs with Feta and BasilSeptember 15, 2016 9:41 am
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get stuck for new ideas at lunchtimes. I love soups and salads, but sometimes you just want something a bit different don’t you? This gorgeous recipe for baked eggs really hits the spot I think.
I discovered this Recipe a few weeks ago and wanted to share it here on the Blog because it’s quick and easy but so yummy. Nutritious, high in protein and packed with all the good stuff, I think so many of you will love this one.
A little note on eggs before we go into the actual recipe
I personally buy Organic Eggs these days. I also choose to eat Organic Meat, Poultry and Dairy. Since I began researching ways to rebalance and support my hormonal system, I quickly discovered that non organic dairy products contain a variety of things that disrupt your endocrine system. Think antibiotics, added hormones and synthetic pesticides. If you do one thing for your health dietary wise, aside from reducing sugar, I would strongly suggest considering eating only Organic Dairy to avoid further disrupting the delicate balance of your system, especially when healing.
Baked Eggs with Feta and Basil
Ingredients (to make 4 – serves 2 people)
- You’ll need baking parchment and a muffin tin
- 4 Organic Eggs
- Feta Cheese 200g – Chopped into small cubes
- 1 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Basil
- 6 Cherry Tomatoes – Chopped into small chunks
- 1/3 Red or Yellow Pepper – Chopped into small chunks
- 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes (you can find these in the spice/dried herb section of most shops)
- Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to Season
- Pre heat oven to 200C
- Grease and Line 4 sections of a Muffin Tray with squares of baking parchment (use butter or coconut oil to grease the muffin tray sections you are going to use, this helps the parchment stick and hold shape making it easier to pour the mixture in without it going everywhere!)
- Beat four eggs in a medium sized bowl
- Add Cherry tomatoes and Yellow/ Red Pepper and Crumbled Feta Cheese to the egg mix.
- Then add Chopped Basil and Chilli Flakes
- Season with Salt and Pepper
- Stir round your mixture then pour into the four Prepared Muffin Tray Sections
- Crumble an extra bit of Feta onto the Top of Each Egg Mix
- Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes, until they begin to go golden on top
- Remove from oven and serve warm with a green salad
- Please do adapt this recipe to suit you! It doesn’t have to be exactly as above to work, although you obviously need to leave the eggs in and also the feta. But you can mix up the rest if you want to (sometimes its nice to just use up what is in your fridge!) For example, leave out the chilli flakes if you don’t like spice! Add a different vegetable such as courgette if you wish. The recipe I’ve shared today is just the version of this that I love and one that I often have the ingredients for in my fridge to hand.
- Also, if you are making this just for yourself, just half the recipe and make two rather than four 🙂
I Hope you enjoy this recipe,
Love, Emma x
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