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Martin's Photo Food Journal
« on: December 29, 2013, 08:33:58 AM »
Some typical meals I regularly cook, that are easy to make and great to share

Healthy Fat - Full English Breakfast
Fried in coconut oil and covered in olive oil

Bacon, eggs and plantain fried in coconut oil.
Sliced avocado, tomato and onion covered with olive oil and black pepper
Fried plantain covered with hazelnut butter

Lunch - Shakshuka

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 medium white onion, peeled and diced
2 clove garlic, minced
4 ripe diced tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp chili powder (mild)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
Salt and black pepper to taste
5-6 eggs
1/2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley (for garnish)
Heat a deep, large skillet or saute pan on medium. Slowly warm olive oil in the pan. Add chopped onion & garlic, saute for a few minutes until the onion begins to soften.
Add tomatoes and tomato paste to pan, stir till blended. Add spices, stir well, and allow mixture to simmer over medium heat for 5-7 minutes till it starts to reduce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Crack the eggs, one at a time, directly over the tomato mixture, making sure to space them evenly over the sauce. Place 4-5 eggs around the outer edge and 1 in the center.
Cover the pan. Allow mixture to simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked and the sauce has slightly reduced. Keep an eye on the skillet to make sure that the sauce doesn't reduce too much, which can lead to burning. Garnish with the chopped parsley.

Dinner - Puerto Rican Plantain Lasagna (Pastelon)

Sevres 4
800g Farmed mince beef
4 Ripe plantains
1 large Onion
3 Eggs
5 Tomatoes
Italian mixed herbs
Chili yellow Scotch bonnet

Soup - Chicken Soup
One of my favorite's and very easy to cook, very popular in Latin America "Sopa de Pollo".

"Use up whats left in the cupboard"

Whole chicken chopped (Bones used to make stock)
Sweet Potato
Spring onion
Scotch bonnet
Black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil

Banana Bread


1/2 cup of coconut flour
3 Ripe bananas
3 Large eggs
2 Table Spoons of honey
1 Table spoon of vanilla extract
3/4 Tea spoon of baking soda

You could even add finely sliced carrot and or ginger
Preheat your oven to 350F (180C, or gas mark 4).
Prepare a baking pan with grease "generously".
Mash the bananas by hand in a large bowl. Mix until completely mashed and smooth.
Add the eggs, honey, and vanilla to the mashed bananas and blend well.
Add the baking soda and coconut flour to the wet batter and blend well.
Let the batter sit for 5 minutes or so to give the coconut flour time to absorb the liquids.
Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for 45 minutes or until the top begins to brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.

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Re: Martin's Photo Food Journal
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 12:53:18 PM »
Very cool, thanks for sharing. 

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Re: Martin's Photo Food Journal
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 01:13:54 PM »
Wow. Looks so good.