Hien is a mother of two, founder of Zen Essence, cooks with love and passionately believes that a natural, low-tox lifestyle begins with a drop of essential oil.

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Delicious curried eggs in pastry cup

Eggs. You really can’t go wrong with them. Yes, they can be too eggy, too dry, or burnt but when you mix them all up and throw them into a pastry cup – it’s delish! It’s home cooking made easy. I raided the pantry looking for inspiration. Frozen pastry sheets is a staple and sits in the freezer. A peek into the fridge I can see some left over green beans that are due to go spotty, half a broccoli, one sausage and half a dozen eggs freshly laid from how chooks.

I can’t eggs-actly say if the chicken was created before the egg, all I know is there has to be an eggs-planation.

To give this eggy pastry cup a little more oomph! I’ve added some Thyme essential oil as I didn’t have any fresh thyme or dried thyme on me. Now, not all essential oils are created equally, which is why I only use essential oils by doTERRA because of it’s purity when I’m cooking.

“One egg asked the other; how shocked are you that you are an egg? Answer: Shellshocked.” Okay, It’s totally a dad joke, hey – it was funny right?


What make’s cooking these is that it’s really so simple to do. You can easily throw any root vegetables together. Get creative like tomatoes, zucchini and salmon. Or try mushroom, bacon, spinach. Ideally you’re looking at 3 – 4 vegetables / protein combos. Anymore then you may find it hard to taste each ingredient in it’s own way. Whatever works for you! But this combo of green beans, broccoli and a bit of sausage is a delicious combo. Nowadays, I find myself cooking with babies and toddlers in mind. This means that I pre-cook the meat and vegetables before add it to the wet egg mixture. This step isn’t always required, so it’s up to you, but you can really just throw it all together in one mixture and it’ll still come out scrumptious! I hope you enjoy making this and bon apetite!

Curried egg pastry cups

Prep Time: 40 Minutes
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 1 Hour


  • 2 sheets of puff pastry cut into sixths
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup of chopped broccoli
  • ¼ of finely chopped onion
  • ½ tsp of minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp of madras curry powder
  • ¾ cup of shredded cheese
  • ½ cup of chopped green beans
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 1 sausage
  • 1 drop of thyme essential oil


1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius. On a clean surface, unfold puff pastry and with each sheet, cut in half then thirds to make 6 rectangles. Place in ungreased muffin tray, pressing gently onto bottoms and up sides, allowing corners to point up.
2. In a small bowl, whisk 4 eggs, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and add a drop of thyme essential oil.
3. On low heat, sauté the onion in butter, then add garlic and mince sausage meat. Add broccoli and beans for another 5 – 10 mins until tender. Add the curry powder last, give it a good mix then let it cool.
4. Add the pan-fried mixture into the wet ingredients, add cheese then mix well before divide among pastry cups.
5. Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Serve warm.
6. Freeze option: Cover and freeze baked pastries on greased baking sheets until firm. Transfer to resealable plastic freezer bags; return to freezer. To use, reheat frozen pastries on ungreased baking sheets in a preheated 180 degrees celsius oven 17-20 minutes or until heated through.
I recommend only one brand of essential oils. Please do not use these tips if you are going to go out and buy the cheapest brands that you can find. When it comes to essential oils, you get what you pay for. There’s hardly any regulation on the essential oil market so you have to do your due diligence when purchasing oils. After research, I fell on doTERRA. DoTERRA holds themselves to the highest purity and safety standards on the market with ethical, fair trade and sustainability practices. The above base recipe works very well with other herbaceous oils like oregano, rosemary. Why not try black pepper, pink pepper, cumin or coriander.