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How To Make The Perfect Poached Egg

1024 682 Rachel Le Feuvre, Reset Button

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Ever wondered how restaurants make perfect poached eggs every time?

Here’s the secret…

You’ll need: eggs (obviously!), coconut oil, cling film and a shallow glass or ramekin.

Instructions:
Rip off a piece of transparent cling film about 30cm long.

Lay it flat on a clean kitchen top.

With your clean hands spread coconut oil on the cling film.

Place cling film over a short glass or ramekin, keeping the oiled side up facing you.

Push the cling film into the short glass or ramekin so there is room to drop the egg into it.

Gently break an egg into the centre.

Lift the corners of the cling film and twist all together carefully, leaving a small air pocket with the egg.

Tie a knot in the cling film so that it is air tight around the egg.

You can do this in preparation the previous night, or use it straight away.

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Boil a pan of water then reduce to a fast simmer. Place the poached eggs in for 4-5 minutes until cooked to desired firmness.

Remove cling film with care, using scissors to cut where the air pocket is.

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Perfect!

Nics-Nutrition

Almond Cookie Bites Recipe

1024 575 Nichola Whitehead, Specialist Dietitian

Nics-Nutrition

 

 

This month we have an excellent recipe from Nichola Whitehead of Nics Nutrition for Almond Cookie Bites. They taste amazing, and are made from super healthy ingredients. So get your Nigella head on and get cooking.

Ingredients

  • 130g ground almonds (I buy pre-ground!)
  • 2.5 tbsp coconut oil (melted)*
  • 2 tbsp honey/maple syrup/agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 20g cacao nibs/chopped dark choc chips**
  • Optional: 1 tbsp cocoa powder

*Coconut oil is a healthier fat than butter.. the one that I currently use is from Bulk Powders but you can also get it from larger Tesco Stores & Waitrose!

**Dark chocolate contains less added fat & sugar than milk or white chocolate & contains more antioxidants which keep us healthy! Cacao is the unprocessed version of cocoa and is a great source of antioxidants to keep us healthy.

Nichola Whitehead is an experienced dietitian & blogger and currently specialises in bariatric surgery & diabesity. Nichola is a published author in the Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics and has an MSc in Health Sciences as well as a Post Grad Diploma in Dietetics and 1st Class Honours Degree in Sport & Exercise Science from Loughborough University.

www.nicsnutrition.com