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Breakfast Broth

I love a savoury breakfast and this is a wonderful, healthy alternative.  You can add whatever you like to the stock.  Here I added spring onion, leeks and kale to a stock and simmered for 5 minutes.  I added 2 eggs and poached them for a couple of minutes.  I also added salt and pepper to taste and a little chilli.

Other ingredients you could add are: grated carrot, courgette or pumpkin, shredded Bok Choy, Cauliflower or broccoli finely chopped or 'riced', Bacon, Meatballs.

 Chicken, Kale and Leek Risotto (serves 4 -6)


  • 2 tbs oil

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 medium leek,...

As many of my friends know, there aren’t many days that go by that I haven’t got a stock on the boil.  I was brought up in a home that would never be short of a good gelatinous stock in the fridge.  It didn’t always come without its mishaps.  My gran, who lived with us, often infused our home with the unforgettable smell of burnt chicken bones (to compliment the smell of boiled cabbage) as she’d often forget she’d left them on the stove.  But her aim was always to make the best of very little.

Stock is an important part of our diet and there should always be some in our fridge or freezer.  I love knowing that I always have a nutrient-laden base for a...

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