Friday, 1 January 2016

Simply Eggcellent #11 - start the year on an egg...

baked egg with avocado 
... well here we are, the first day of two thousand and sixteen and isn't it glorious!  We've just been at a wedding in London so I imagine we're more than hungover... much like the rest of you I presume so craftily this post comes to you by the power of forethought, good planning and a little quiet time stolen in the wee hours of a Christmas evening.  Now, if you're feeling anything like me at this point I really would be happy never to eat anything else again but reality - and life - has a way of getting in the way of these kind of plans so lets at least try shall we?  As it happens the humble egg happens to be a very healthy food source - they are a natural source of many nutrients including high quality protein, vitamins and minerals, plus a medium egg contains less than 70 calories which is a win win if you ask me.  Eggs are naturally rich in vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium and iodine. They also contain vitamin A and a number of other B vitamins including folate, biotin, pantothenic acid and choline, and essential minerals and trace elements, including phosphorus.

So folks, lets start the year on an egg... it can be any kind of recipe, sweet or savoury, as long as to you, it has an element of health and sets you off in the right direction for 2016...

egg and kale breakfast muffins
how to take part in the simply eggcellent bloggers link-up

it's really easy to take part; all you have to do is create a beautiful, healthy recipe using free-range eggs, post it up on your blog and then link back to this post... please include my simply eggcellent badge in the post to help spread the word and use the linky tool below so that I know you've taken part.

I will collate all the posts at the end of every month and produce a special round-up of entries and maybe we can even teach a thing or two to those egg phobic fools out there!

feel free to tweet and instagram me your pictures using the #simplyeggcellent hashtag and I will retweet and like all those I see... you can find me on social media @belleaukitchen

i'm happy to take previously posted recipes but you'll need to go back to the post and adapt it to link back to this post and include the simply eggcellent logo

eat and of course, enjoy... and Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year Dom! Love avocado and eggs together in fact those two items may just appear in a new recipe of mine this week :) Sounds like a lovely time at the wedding. Have a wonderful, happy 2016!

  2. Happy New Year!!! Looks yummy! We went to a family wedding on New Year's Eve too!

  3. Ooh I just realised I can add my shin ramyun noodle soup to this months simply eggcellent! It's a healthy filling meal and the duck egg is the star of the show.

  4. GREAT! I am BACK on the diet and will be using eggs a lot!

  5. I'm suddenly into being terribly unhealthy, but will try my best.

  6. yum - lots of healthy eggcellent inspiration ;)

  7. Hi Dom, the recipe I have linked up is the only recipe I have made this month with eggs would you believe, so I am sharing it with you - I think its healthy...

  8. White asparagus is enormously well known in mainland northwestern Europe ie BE, NL, FR, DE, AT, CH, TR, IT, ES and PL. It is a spring vegetable, henceforth is freshest from late April to June. Hubby was persevering to have the dish again and he really purchased a bundle of super crisp 1kg-pack of the herbaceous, enduring plant


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