For me, Sunday mornings mean one thing, and one thing only: brunch. I often spend my weekends venturing away from Clapham to the latest, most talked-about breakfast spot. However, this rainy Sunday made me want to spend the day curled up in bed watching films and eating warm, hearty comfort food; and that is exactly what I did.
For me, good brunch doesn’t always mean spending a fortune in Shoreditch or Chelsea cafes, nor does it mean trekking halfway across London to Wholefoods to buy the latest superfoods (don’t get me wrong, I love Wholefoods, and my bank balance would be a lot healthier if it didn’t exist). To me, the best brunches are the most simple brunches. There is nothing better than inviting the girls over after a night out to exchange funny stories/memories over delicious food, fresh juices and unlimited coffee.
So following a soggy (short-lived) run around Clapham Common, we ventured to the shops to pick up supplies. We decided to make Deliciously Ella’s giant hash brown & baked beans, Get The Glow’s (Madeline Shaw) folded eggs and asparagus, and a homemade green juice. All the recipes were super-easy, super-quick and super tasty.
To make the beans, I just chucked a tin of kidney beans and a tin of chopped tomatoes in a pan with some herbs and spices, and let it simmer for 20 minutes. I decided to use some left over sweet potatoes for the hash brown rather than white potatoes – it turned out to be surprisingly good! I mixed together the grated sweet potato, some spelt flour and egg whites in a bowl before forming a patty in a pan and frying on a low heat for 10 minutes on each side. The eggs were just simply scrambled in a pan, topped with steamed asparagus and dressed in lemon and olive oil. I told you it was easy.
To accompany the scrummy food, we made a fresh green juice. Now, I have not always been a fan of green juices. However, since sticking to the 1/3 veg, 2/3 fruit rule, I can honestly say I am a complete covert. If done right, green juices can be so fresh, nutritious and satisfying. The recipe for the juice we made can be found below.
Green Juice/Smoothie (Serves 2)
- 2 x kiwis (skin removed)
- 1 x pink lady apple
- A handful of fresh spinach
- 2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- Dash of pineapple juice
- A couple of mint leaves
Instructions: Chuck everything into a blender (I used the Nutribullet), blend for 20-30 seconds. Top with mint, serve immediately and enjoy!
Rainy Sundays? Sorted.