3 November 2014

A punchy little number

I get obsessed with food. I lived in Paris for a term and every single day that I lived in the French capital, the hub of the culinary world and the home to some of the most exquisite bakeries in the world, I ate the same supermarket Boursin and carrot wrap for my lunch.

This, however, is my latest obsession. It is ever so slightly prettier, healthier and fresher. It is also largely pink.

I had something similar for brunch recently at the local café Sunday and thought THIS IS DELIGHTFUL, I MUST TRY THIS AT HOME.

1. Julienne your carrots and beetroot and add them to a bowl with your Kale

Watch here for Julienne-ing knife skillz but lets be honest no one at uni has a knife sharp enough to cut butter, they really don't come any blunter. So you can go for a rather chunky cut like I have or just grate them up.

2. Into the bowl pour in the olive oil, the juice of a lemon, a minced clove of garlic and sprinkle in lots of salt
3. Massage well to get everything covered in the creamy dressing and to break down the rough kale a little

^ (Apologies for the eyesore above that is, unfortunately, my mutant arm)

 4. Poach each egg for 2 minutes, one by one.

I really think it's true that the fresher they are the easier it is. I just boil some water in a pan, add a wee lid of white wine vinegar in. Crack an egg into a cup. Then, when boiling, swill the water round in a circular motion with a dessert spoon and put your egg into the typhoon's eye!

5. When your eggs are cooked, take them out with a slotted spoon and leave them to dry off

6. Plate up your kale medley, chop in an avo & lay the eggs on top

7. Last but not least add a sprinkling of pepper

Et voilĂ . If you are what you eat then this healthy, vibrant and punchy little number suits all my pals very well indeed.



  • 200g curly kale
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 beetroots
  • 100g feta
  • a good few glugs of olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • lots of salt
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 eggs
  • pepper, to taste
That's all folks. Give it a bash.


  1. Looks delish Bella - and so pink!