Egg Nourishment

This is a bestselling dish in our cafes: we change menus seasonally, but I would not dare touch this one. People from all over ask for the recipe for this tasty creation – so delicious and creamy, and good to eat at any time of the day – so we’ve included it again in this book. It’s a winner!

About Life Egg Nourishment 1

Egg Nourishment. Photograph by Chris Hopkins

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes – V, GF

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red (Spanish) onion, finely chopped
  • 370g (13 oz/2 cups) cooked quinoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons basil pesto (home-made or ready made is fine)
  • 160g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 50g (2 cups) finely chopped cavolo nero or kale leaves, stalks removed
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon linseeds (flaxseeds)
  • Lemon wedges, to serve


  1. In pan, heat olive oil with red onion and sauté for 1 min.
  2. Add cooked quinoa and sauté until hot.
  3. Whisk eggs, add to the pan and stir through.
  4. Add pesto and mix through for 1 minute.
  5. Add cherry tomatoes, kale, salt, pepper and mix through for another minute.
  6. Remove from heat and place in bowls.
  7. Sprinkle with linseeds.
  8. Serve with wedge of lemon.

Recipe by About Life COO & Wellness Ambassador Vladia Cobrdova




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