Simple avocado toast with roasted tomatoes

A simple Avocado Toast on a Sunday morning is exactly what makes me happy! It’s rich, delicious and extremely nutritious. Avocado is full of healthy fats, vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and actually contains more potassium than bananas. An avocado is known to be high in fat, but these fats are in fact monounsaturated fatty acids which is a very heart-healthy fat. Eating avocado’s often may even help to lower your cholesterol and to help you lose weight. All this is stored within a small avocado which also happens to taste absolutely delicious! I think thats a win win!

Here is how I love to make my Avocado Toast with roasted tomatoes on crunchy Rye bread.

Ingredients

Serves:  1

  • Slice of your favourite bread (I use Rye bread)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1 big avocado
  • 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Cut the avocado in half and scoop the flesh out which you then place in a bowl.
  2. Chop 3 cherry tomatoes and the shallot in small pieces, then add them to the bowl.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and season with some salt and pepper.
  4. Then mash all the ingredients together using a fork.
  5. Now heat up a pan and add a splash of olive oil. Place the rest of your tomatoes in the pan for about 5 minutes on medium heat and roast them until slightly brown.
  6. When the tomatoes are done place them on your plate and leave them to rest.
  7. Now you can toast your bread.
  8. Spread the avocado mash over a piece of toast and finish off by squeezing some lime on top.

 

So simple, so healthy and so yum!

 

 

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Crispy tofu sandwich

Being Dutch I grew up with a love for bread. A standard breakfast and lunch consisted of thick slices of fresh bread topped with a thick layer of butter and my favourite Dutch delicacies such as Maaslander Cheese, Old Amsterdam or Hagelslag (Dutch Chocolate Sprinkles). Bread has become something very authentic and special for me and will always bring me back to my Dutch roots.

Now a days I’m still a huge fan of having thick freshly made bread for both lunch and breakfast and that’s why I love making this ‘Crispy Tofu Sandwich’ to spice things up a little! This sandwich is full of different flavours and textures and also has the right vitamins and fats to give you some energy for the day! Plus, it’s super yummy!

Ingredients

Serves:  1

  • 4/5 slices of tofu
  • 4 chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon humous
  • handful of iceberg or rocket salad
  • 2 slices of chunky bread (Rye bread)

Method

  1. Drain the tofu and wrap it in some kitchen paper or a kitchen towel to get rid of any excess liquid. Leave for about 10 min.
  2. Spread the honey evenly over the tofu slices.
  3. Heat up some oil (I use coconut oil) in a pan and fry the tofu slices for about 5 min on each side until slightly golden and crispy.
  4. Remove the tofu from the pan and add the mushrooms, cook for about 3-5 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Toast your bread.
  6. Now get ready to put your sandwich together! Spread a thick layer of humous on one piece of toast. Then add a layer of iceberg or sprinkle some rocket salad. On top of this add your tofu slices. Slice the avocado and place these on top, season avocado to taste with salt and pepper. Then add the mushrooms and top of your sandwich with the other piece of toast.

Now get ready to get stuck in! Enjoy!

 

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Lunch in avocado heaven at Avocado Factory

 

The world has gone crazy for avocado and do you blame anyone for loving this smooth and healthy deliciousness! You may spread it on bread or even on your face or in your hair. Its one of natures gifts that we can use in so many ways and is good for so many things!

Here in Bali the avocados drop from the trees above you and so its no surprise that you’ll find avocado on so many menus in cafes and restaurants. However there is one cafe that overrules them all. Its Avocado Factory that does true to its name and has created a menu that includes avocado in every single dish. Here you’ll truly find yourself in avocado heaven.

 

 

I just love getting comfy in the laid back chairs as I take a sip of my coffee while overlooking the green rice fields. Its a beautiful spot and the perfect place to hang out and enjoy a breakfast or lunch.

 

My favourites

As I mentioned before the menu is based on avocado, so anything your order automatically becomes delicious! The menu offers everything from avocado juices to avocado salads and ‘Avo Nasi Campur‘ – a traditional Balinese dish made with a twist.

My favourite juice to start the day with is the ‘Avo good day‘ juice (35k Idr/ 1.75 pounds), which consists of avocado, spinach, pineapple and mint. Its super refreshing and a little sweet while you still get all of the green goodness to give your body a great boost at the start of your day.

After my juice I always start my day with a coffee and as the owners of the cafe are Italian I would expect a killer coffee! And I must say that they have done their country proud! In the morning I usually get a soya cappuccino here. I do find it rather hard to get a nice coffee in Bali, but Avocado Factory is a really good spot!

 

For brunch I love getting the ‘Avo hummus‘ (60k Idr/3.10 pounds) which consists of avocado hummus and an avocado rose served on a mixed seed sourdough topped with crunchy chickpeas, green peas and red radish. Whats originally a delicious and simple dish is made a little more interesting with a little twist to add some extra crunchiness and flavours.

If I fancy a salad I usually go for the ‘Avo tofu salad‘ (65k Idr/3.40 pounds) or ‘Avo makes my hearth beat salad‘ (60k Idr/3.10 pounds). They are both super delicious and full of colour, flavour and textures!

 

Where to go

The Avocado Factory is open everyday from 7am – 11.30pm and you’ll find them in Canggu, North Kuta, Bali. Enjoy an amazing early breakfast as the perfect start of your day or end it with some avocado goodness for dinner! Im sure you’ll fall in love with this little piece of avocado heaven just as much as I did!

 

 

 

 

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My all time favourite coffee in Canggu, Bali

 

Your sleepy eyes slowly open, your are comfortable. That feeling you get when waking up in a warm cosy bed hasn’t left your mind yet. A breeze flows through your hair as you take your first sip of hot coffee. It warms you up inside and leaves you speechless for a second as you enjoy that first sip full of flavour. For me, this is a moment of pure happiness.

Since I moved to Canggu in Bali I have been looking for the perfect cup of coffee to create these moments of happiness every morning. After many cups in many different cafes I have finally found the cafe that never lets me down and always leaves me in my coffee dreamland.

Welcome to Satu Satu, my little piece of coffee heaven.

 

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‘Banana Chia Jug’ and coconut cappuccino –Satu Satu

 

Satu Satu is a cute cafe in which you feel cosy the moment you walk in. The smell of freshly baked croissants and grounded coffee fills the air. Apart for the coffee I also absolutely love going for breakfast here. My two favourite meals are the ‘Banana chia jug’ (40k Idr/ 2.10 pounds) and the ‘Satu Satu style porridge’ (40k Idr/ 2.10 pounds).

Both meals are the ultimate breakfasts to have on any day. Full of delicious goodness to keep you energised! The ‘Banana Chia Jug’ is made with a papaya smoothie, banana, chia seeds and topped with coconut and granola. Its fresh, healthy and delicious!

The ‘Satu Satu style porridge’ is made from oatmeal, quinoa, chia seeds, banana and coconut milk topped with fresh fruit, granola and served with caramelised banana. Honestly every spoonful is an explosion of flavours. Its also an extremely healthy start of the day and this meal will keep you energised and full throughout the morning.

 

 

Now, about their coffee. At Satu Satu they make their own coconut milk which is absolutely delicious. I found that many cafes in Canggu use a very oily coconut milk, which I am not a fan off. It overpowers the coffee taste and leaves an oily after taste. However, when coconut milk is home-made it usually is amazing. Perfect for a cappuccino! If you are a coffee lover like I am then you will be happy to hear that they offer 3 different cup sizes here – small, medium and LARGE! (For those Monday mornings)

 

 

My regular is a large cappuccino with coconut milk and it fulfils my coffee dreams every time! The coffee itself is full of flavour. Its rich and smooth. Its not bitter but has a little sweet after taste. Unlike usual Bali coffee its not watery at all and actually has rather strong flavours. Mix it with some milk, especially their freshly home-made coconut milk and you have yourself a match made in heaven!

 

 

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I definitely recommend you to visit Satu Satu for breakfast, lunch or go by for a snack and a coffee!

Satu Satu is open everyday from 8am – 4.30pm. 

They are located on Jl. Pantai Berawa No.31, Canggu, Bali.

 

 

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