British Egg Week & Egg-Cellent Recipes:
5:2 Diet Egg, Artichoke and Salmon Salad
This weeks marks British Egg Week, and as a “chicken mother”, I am a bit of an egg addict! I have three hens, Mavis who is a Black Rock, Gertie is a Bluebell and Blanche is a Sussex Light; they lay three eggs a day for about ten days without a break when they are in “full lay” and that is more than enough for us as it gives us over a dozen and a half eggs a week. At this time of the year I am still averaging 14 eggs a week and I would never consider buying eggs again, after eating my own home-grown free-range eggs with their deep golden yolks and rich taste. So, as it is British Egg Week, I am sharing some EGG-CELLENT egg recipes today, (sorry, that is a pun that has to be done!) as well as a NEW 5:2 DIET recipe for an egg salad with style – Egg, Artichoke and Salmon Salad.
This simple salad recipe is more an idea than a recipe really, but it was my latest creation when I found some tinned artichoke hearts in the fridge (left over from an antipasti platter I had assembled for a dinner party) as well as some cooked salmon fillets, from the same dinner party. The eggs completed the salad picture and the salad was dressed with a low-calorie salad dressing as well as fresh lemon juice. It was full of flavour and made a wonderfully tasty light luncheon dish for one the other day. Use tinned salmon if you wish, but DO check the calories on the tin; I used cooked wild Atlantic salmon fillets which are lower in calories than farmed or tinned salmon.
As well as it being British Egg Week, it is also Omega 3 Month, with the emphasis on eating more Omega 3 oil rich fish as part of a healthy heart diet. You can find more information as well as some tasty recipes over on the Fish is the Dish site here: Now That’s What I Call Omega-3! and Omega-3 Recipes. Atlantic wild salmon comes in at a STAGGERING number four on the Omega 3 oil chart, making it a SUPER healthy fish to serve the family, and is also makes this new salad recipe of mine very nutritious as well as being low in calories – that’s a WIN WIN! So, this is the week and the month to eat eggs as well as Omega 3 oil rich fish and seafood, which suits me! To end today’s post, I am going to share some of my most popular egg recipes as well as my new recipe for Egg, Artichoke and Salmon Salad, and there is also a link to ALL my fish and seafood recipes too. Have a great day and I will be back with some NEW giveaway contests, as well as more traveller’s tales, reviews and new recipes. Karen