Minced Pork, Bacon and Cauliflower

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Instead of having bacon and eggs, I thought I would try something different and this worked really well. This would also make a fabulous evening meal.  Treat it like you would bircher muesli and put everything together the night before, so all you have to do is cook it in the morning, or in the microwave at work for lunch.  The recipe below is for one person, increase quantities to serve more people. Add some grated apple for a nice layer of flavour.

I used:

  • 50gms pork mince (ground pork)
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 rashers bacon, finely sliced
  • 1 floret cauliflower, chopped into very small pieces
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • salt and pepper

Bring a small non-stick frying pan to a medium heat, add the ginger and bacon and stir around to season the pan.  Next add the pork mince, cauliflower, cinnamon and a touch of salt and pepper, cook 3-4 minutes until pork is cooked all the way through.

Serve with a poached egg and some cashew butter.

Enjoy!

Kumara and Cauliflower Hash Cakes (with poached eggs, bacon and avocado)

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I had some leftover kumara and cauliflower mash from the night before, so I thought a Sunday morning breakfast deserved a little hash cake, of the legal variety that is!

What I used:

  • 1 medium kumara (sweet potato)
  • 1/4 of a head of cauliflower
  • olive oil
  • salt (a tiny pinch)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 an avocado, sliced
  • 3 rashers bacon (sugar free, pastured, paleo friendly)

Chop the kumara and cauliflower into small pieces and boil until very soft.  Drain the water and mash with a teaspoon of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt.  Allow to cool.  This mash will keep for 3 days in the fridge and reheats well in the microwave at work.

Bring a heavy based frying pan to a medium heat and brush with a little olive oil.  Get a large spoonful of mash, flatten in your hands and place in the frying pan.  On the other half of the frying pan, place your rashers of bacon.  Be sure to flip both after 2-3 minutes.

In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a low simmer.  Crack the eggs gently into the water and turn the heat down low.  Cook for 2-3 mins, gently shaking the saucepan to check if the yolk has cooked.

On a plate, place the sliced and fanned avocado, the hash cakes, bacon and finally the poached eggs.

A great start to the day, a delicious lunch or a quick dinner.

Enjoy!