Tried and Tested Pins 7

Good morning friends, I thought I would struggle with my tried and tested pins over the festive season but as soon as I got home after celebrating Christmas in Derbyshire, I was trawling through pinterest recipes for inspiration all the time.

Ordering in a random food shop with no meal plan meant I was frequently turning to the internet to help me come up with creative ideas and use up bits and bobs.

I’ve also worked from home a fair bit which has allowed me to make some more interesting lunches and photograph them in something other than tuppaware.

So here are my tried and tested pins from the last month, I’m pleased to say there isn’t a single failure. To catch up on the other highs and lows see my previous tried and tested pins posts.

The Pin: Top with Cinnamon’s Baked Eggs

My Version:

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What I Changed:

I started with shallots rather than leeks and I didn’t have any ricotta so I used some greek yoghurt and blue cheese. It was really delicious. I did make a little error with the egg baking and mine ended up back in the oven after a few mouthfuls but that meant I got delicious crispy bits around the edges.

 

The Pin: Ambitious Kitchen’s Kale, Edamame and Quinoa Salad

My Version:

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What I Changed:

I made this recipe just for one, didn’t add the mango and made mine warm. Salads always seem so summery to me, I need something warm on a cold winters day so I steamed my kale and then warmed the whole lot through in a saucepan, served and topped with the avocado. Golly I love avocado. 

The Pin: Quinoa Banana Skillet Bake from Straight from the Earth via Edible Perspective.

My Version:

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What I Changed:

I’ve been sitting on this pin for ages, it looks so good but David hates bananas and it serves 6. These things mean it always gets overlooked in my searches. Finally I divided it down to use just one banana, and used desiccated coconut. Boy oh boy was this good, I can’t wait to make it again. As it’s winter I used sliced pear on the side instead of strawberries. I’m always put off skillet recipes because I don’t have one, but my frying pan worked just as well in this case. As I only made part of the recipe I squished mine out over half the pan and put my sliced pears in the other half.

 

The Pin: Joy the Baker’s Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

My Version:

What I Changed:

I love Joy and her fabulous podcast is back! Over New Year David had a day off while I worked from home and I printed this recipe off for him to make. We halved it and it made 8 large pancakes and the mini one! It’s amazing how a few changes to a classic recipe can bring so much flavour. As you can see we had lots of fruit, some greek yoghurt and a drizzle of maple syrup for breakfast perfection. I didn’t have buttermilk so I simply put a tsp of lemon juice in the milk. The mixture was a lot wetter than other American pancakes I’ve made but don’t worry they bubble up real good!

Any pinterest recipes suggestions for me? I think January is going to be a good month for experimenting with pins 🙂

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14 comments

  1. Mary says:

    I love the idea of this series! So many times I’ve pinned stuff on Pinterest and haven’t been sure if recipes are doable on a regular basis and actually look the pictures I’ve pinned! Your baked eggs look gorgeous and sound lovely…now I know hey work out I might just pin them myself! 🙂

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