I feel like an angel when I eat this breakfast. It's so nutritious, filling, and satisfying that it keeps you feeling revitalized and full for hours. It's an awesome post-workout breakfast, but also a great hangover helper. The cauliflower does a good job of satisfying your meat and potato needs- it lends that hearty, carby quality I personally crave in a breakfast. Please note that the eggs are crucial here- the thick yolk gives the veggies a creamy and decadent texture. This breakfast is so so good... I shouldn't have to cook for free.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
• 2 eggs
• 1/4 cup onions, sliced in half inch pieces
• 3/4 cup red or green pepper, chopped in half-inch pieces
• 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced vertically
• 2 cups hearty greens (I used kale and collard greens), chopped
• 2 cups cauliflower florets, in bite sized pieces
• 2 tbsp green onion, chopped
• 2 tsp rice vinegar
• 1.5 tsp garlic powder
• Crushed red pepper flakes
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Cracked black pepper (optional)
• 1 tbsp olive oil
For the veggies:
• In a nonstick skillet or wok, heat half tbsp olive oil over medium high heat. Once hot, add onions and cook until they start to color (about 2 minutes), then season with salt and pepper and add cauliflower. Season with half tsp garlic powder and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until cauliflower are tender. Add more olive oil as needed.
• Reduce heat to medium. Add greens and season with salt, pepper, and half tsp garlic powder. Continue cooking until greens have wilted and released most of their moisture (about 3 minutes). Season with 1 tsp rice vinegar and cook another minute.
• Add peppers, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook another 3-4 minutes, or until peppers are tender, then add tomatoes. Season with remaining garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until tomatoes are tender. Like 2-3 min.
• Add half of the green onions, stir, and turn off heat.
For the poached eggs (this is my fool proof method):
• While veggies are cooking, fill a small sauce pot with 2 inches of water. Pour egg into a small saucer and keep cold.
• Bring the water to a gentle simmer over med-high heat (small bubbles should be rising to the top of the water, without actually causing the surface of the water to "roll" ya feel me?)
• Once simmering, add 1 tsp each of rice vinegar (or white, if you don't have rice) and salt. With a spoon, quickly stir the water to create a cyclone. Pour the egg into the center of the cyclone, turn off the heat, cover the pot, and cook for 4 minutes and 45 seconds. Do not uncover until the time is up. Just trust the process, and me.
Note: 4 min and 45 seconds will yield a thick and creamy, but runny yolk. less time will make a looser yolk, more time will make a firmer yolk. 'tis science.
Another note: the vinegar helps to keep the egg whites together. vinegar is not necessarily crucial, but it is helpful. I use rice vinegar because it vaguely seasons the water. White vinegar is flavor neutral.
• After desired cooking time, remove egg with a slotted spoon and place on a napkin to dry
Pour veggies into a bowl, top with poached eggs, season with freshly cracked black pepper, remaining green peppers, and crushed red pepper flakes to desired heat preference.
Serve hot and enjoy!
I woke up last Saturday feeling slightly hungover and seriously hungry. I knew I needed something hardy and carb-y to soak up the delightful mix of wine, champagne, and whiskey that I had drank the night before, but I also needed my food to taste great and fancy cuz what I really wanted was brunch, but was too tired to leave the apartment. I remembered recently seeing a recipe on Tastemade for scone breakfast sandwiches and decided to make my own version.
These scones are flaky, buttery, and subtly cheesy. Elevated by the addition of fresh and dry herbs, they make the perfect base for a breakfast sandwich, but are also delicious on their own because they are sooooo flavorful. I topped mine with avocado and a fried egg. Sterls had his with butter. You truly can't go wrong no matter how you serve 'em. And, like always, they are easy as hell to make.
Yields: 4 scones
Cook Time: 20 minutes
• 1 cup all purpose flour
• 1.5 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/4 cup butter, cubed
• 1/2 tbsp sugar OR 1 tsp stevia
• 1.5 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
• 1 tsp dried thyme, finely chopped
• 1 heaping tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
• 1 heaping tbsp grated parmesan cheese
• 8 tbsp almond milk (adds a great mild nutty flavor, but dairy milk would be just fine)
• Parchment paper
Optional toppings: avocado, fried egg, jam (salty & sweet, hellooo), mo' butta, etc.
• Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
• In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar/stevia, parsley, and thyme. Using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour until the butter is incorporated and the flour mixture is flaky. It's ok to leave small chunks of butter.
• Add 7 tbsp of almond milk (you'll use the remaining tbsp later) and knead into the flour to form a dough. Onto a floured surface, pat the dough out to about a quarter inch thick. Use a cookie cutter or the rim of a drinking glass to cut out 2.5" discs, and place onto your lined baking sheet.
• Brush with the remaining almond milk and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
*A trick to knowing if your scones are done is to tap them at the center. If they sound hollow, they're done!
From top left, clockwise:
TOMATO, CARROT, CHIA
STRAWBERRY, FETA, BALSAMIC GLAZE
CHICKPEA SMASH and ARUGULA
SMOKED SALMON and SPROUTS
I love playing with textures, colors, and flavors when I make avocado toast. My daily breakfast is almost invariably a smoothie with a slice of avocado toast, so I like to switch it up to keep it interesting. Of these 4, my hands down FAVORITE is the strawberry version. The tart strawberries with the creamy avocado, salty feta cheese, and sweet balsamic reduction is out. of. this. world. Don't knock it 'til you try it, kids.
What you need:
Quarter avocado, mashed
2 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters and then halved
1 carrot, thinly shaved (you can use a potato peeler)
Coarse sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Optional toppings: sprinkle of chia seeds, dash of red pepper flakes
Quarter avocado, mashed
3 strawberries, cut into quarters and then halved
Sprinkle of feta cheese
Drizzle of balsamic reduction
Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste (trust me on the pepper)
Quarter avocado, sliced
Quarter cup canned chickpeas (drained, rinsed, and mashed)
Drizzle of olive oil, pinch of sea salt, 1-2 tsp of lemon juice (add to chickpeas before mashing)
Small handful of arugula
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Optional toppings: dash of red pepper flakes (on top of chickpeas, under arugula. It's just better this way.)
Half an avocado, mashed
2-3 thin slices of smoked salmon
Small handful of sprouts of choice
No salt, salmon is salty on its' own. Just fresh cracked black pepper to taste (season both the avocado and the salmon).
The bread: As my queen Ina Garten would say, use a really good bread. My favorite is Food for Life's Ezekiel Bread. I love their 7 Sprouted Grains and Sesame Sprouted the most. But if you don't have really good bread, any bread will do. Rice cakes are also GREAT.
*Kitchen Tip* Have you ever noticed how the expiration date on bread is usually within 2 weeks from the day you bought it? And that you NEVER finish the full loaf before it gets stale? Well, did you know that bread keeps PERFECTLY in the freezer? When you're ready to eat, just pluck a slice from the loaf and let it either sit on the counter for 10 or so minutes until it hits room temperature, or simply pop it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. You'll finally have bread that lasts long enough that you can actually finish it! Save ya money, honey.
Hi! I'm Shantal.