|'Paleo' Friendly Ham and Egg Baskets for Breakfast|
The Paleo diet is one of those things that you either think is great or completely off the wall. Paleo being short for Paleolithic or Cave Man diet, the general food source is meat, vegetables and nuts. At first I was very skeptical but after giving it some thought I realized that it's not far from what we ate when I was growing up.
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My Paleo meals now include all of those 'growing up days' meals plus some extras I am discovering along the way. Last night we had a Paleo version of Filipino Pancit which is just delicious and Paleo diet or not this one is a keeper.
You can find the recipe here from http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/04/06/everyday-paleo-pancit/
Another bonus to all this is that my son has wanted to learn more about cooking and so I have been able to get him in the kitchen and prepare him for the life of a university student - out there making his own way and fending for himself. He cooks his own breakfast every morning and can now easily produce lovely food like the Ham and Egg Baskets above, scrambled eggs, bacon and eggs, omeletes, smoothies, spanish omelet, frittata and stirfry's. He is turning into quite the chef and it does my mothers heart proud :)
Recipe for the Ham and Egg baskets
Spray a muffin tin with oil or grease with coconut oil or butter
Lay a piece of ham in each muffin hole
Crack an egg in the ham 'basket' and season with salt and pepper
Sprinkle with grated Parmesan Cheese
Bake in a moderate oven 180C (350F) for about 12 mins for soft eggs or 15 for firmer yolks
Decorate with diced Spring Onions
If you want to crisp up the ham on the bottom of the muffin just fry in a pan on the stove top for a few minutes.