On Sunday my son Brad and his wife Faye came round for brunch. They are both into healthy eating and so I thought I would do an alternative to the usual cooked breakfast. Inspired by a couple of recipes from my Eat Healthy magazine I did roasted sweet potato, butternut squash and red pepper frittata, homemade ‘baked’ beans and grilled gluten free sausages by Heck. It went down really well and was surprisingly filling.
The baked beans were a combination of two recipes, I just took the flavours I like and the ingredients I had and a little bit of hey presto!
Here is the recipe if you fancy having a go yourselves:
- coconut oil for frying
- 1 red onion finely chopped
- 1 tin of cannellini beans
- 1 tin of mixed beans
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
- 200ml passata
- a large tablespoon of tomato puree
- 1 tbsp Tamari
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp coarse-grain mustard
- In a small frying pan, gently fry the onions in the coconut oil for about 10 minutes until they are nice and soft
- drain and rinse the beans and add to a large saucepan
- add everything else and the cooked onions
- bring to the boil and simmer for at least 30 minutes, the longer you simmer the thicker the sauce.
They were very simple to make and a lot healthier than the usual tinned baked beans.
They also bought me a beautiful flower arrangement for the table, it’s from their favourite florist Penny Jane Flowers in Leigh-on-sea.