Avocado & Mint Toasts for Brunch & A Hamper Giveaway!

Gluten Free Scallywag - Avocado + Mint Toasts

Don't you just love the weekends? Those two days between Friday and Monday where

the evenings are ours to do as we wish,

the afternoons ripe for (possibly boozy - but I'll deny it all) lunches with your girlfriends and lazy mornings sleeping in in your big bed all by your self whilst your fiance is out riding his bike. Yep, that was my weekend this weekend, although, I must say my gorgeous man did make me dinner last night, pick me up after the deny-it-all-boozy-lunch (that may have extended on into the evening in a not-so-boozy-manner - thank goodness - as I feel I can't handle many of those these days!) then we walked down to the Prahran Markets with me on Sunday morning for some fresh fruit at veg.

Oh! Which reminds me - did you know there's a new gluten free store there at the Prahran Markets? Yep, there is and it's packed full of gluten free goodies, so you should check it out whilst you're buying your gluten free snags from the butchers next weekend...

Gluten Free Scallywag - Avocado + Mint Toasts

After a long day on Saturday all I wanted on my return from the markets was something tasty for brunch. I've been

slowly getting my man to eat avocado

. He knows that avocados are rich in vitamin C, high in fibre and folate and contain natural antioxidants such as Vitamin E. Yep, he knows they're pretty fab, but he's never liked the flavour and wasn't to fussed on the texture either, so, I took some inspiration from a recent breakfast out and made this brunch for him combining the avocado with a few of his favourite things - mint, lemon and feta. Smash it onto some crispy toast (more on that below), top with a fried egg and ta-da fiance friendly avocado! Highly recommended.

Gluten Free Scallywag - Avocado + Mint Toasts

The fabulous end to the weekend was knowing that I had some goodies to give away to my Queensland readers this week

! A big shout out to all of you who joined my little 'Oi!' campaign on




last week - thanks for saying hi and good luck!

This giveaway is now closed! 

I have 2 hampers full of Simply Wize goodies*


double passes to the Queensland Gluten Free Food Expo* to give away to two lucky Queensland readers,

all you need to do is leave a comment below (on this blog post) between now and 11.59pm AEST Sunday April 29th 2012 answering this

"If you won this Simply Wize hamper what would you put on your first piece of fresh crusty bread?"

I will pick two winners at random and announce them on Monday 30th April.

A few conditions - Entries are open to Queensland residents only. No anonymous comments please. One comment per person. Prize must be claimed with 48hours of announcing the winner or the prize will be re-drawn - sorry folks, but otherwise you won't get your tickets in time for the Expo!

* The booty thanks to the team at Tesch Communications.

- Two tickets to the

Queensland Gluten Free Food Expo

on at the RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane this May 11th + 12th.


Simply Wize

Hamper containing two each of their gluten free Crusty Bread Mix,Cheese Deli Wafers, Poppyseed & Sea Salt Deli Wafers, Original Mini Lavosh, Cheese Mini Lavosh  and Gnocchi (which is actually what I used in

this recipe

last Autumn!)

Gluten Free Scallywag - Avocado + Mint Toasts

Avocado & Mint Toasts with Eggs

Makes enough for two

1 large ripe avocado

3-4 fresh mint leaves

1-2tsp lemon juice

1-2tablspoons Persian feta

Pepper to taste

Crunchy gluten free toast + fried eggs (to your liking) to serve.

Cut your avocado in half and scoop out the flesh into a small bowl. Smash together with the remaining ingredients.

Spoon and spread onto toasted bread with an extra sprig of mint and crumble of feta Top with a fried egg and some cracked pepper. Also delicious without the egg!

Enjoy with your favourite person or people.