happy sunday. love, poached egg.

*Original post: October 18th, 2015

Sundays are great for so many things. Family, coffee, football (for some), being outside, catching up on things around the house, and relaxing. And a relaxing Sunday calls for an easy, relaxing breakfast. Hello, poached egg.

So many times I have heard that it is very tricky to master the poached egg. It takes focus, timing, and patience. But who has time for all of that? My mother taught me the easiest way to poach an egg and it has never failed me!

Start with a sauté pan and add about an inch of water. Turn the stove onto medium-high heat and wait until it is JUST about to boil, but don’t let it boil. Once the water is at that point (it will look very bubbly), drop in the egg. Set the timer for 2 minutes and use a spoon to continuously scoop and drop water in the pan onto the egg, occasionally stirring as to not let the water boil. Do this the whole two minutes. Once the time is up, turn the heat off and let the egg sit in the hot water an additional minute.

Yes, please.

Arrange a bed of mixed greens, add a yummy slice of tomato, a crispy piece of canadian bacon, and the poached egg on top, seasoned with salt and pepper. Add some shredded cheese and fresh basil if you like.

 And there you have it. Easy, relaxing, and everything Sunday.

On that note....

The obvious Sunday music listening choice. Listen here.

in a rush eggie breakfast

*Original post: September 19th, 2015

Good day, lovelies! I am going to show you the easiest breakfast if you don't have time for anything too fancy. This can be made with many different ingredients you have lying around in your fridge, mix and match as you please!

MMM...look at that tomato. 

MMM...look at that tomato. 

Ingredient that I start off with not pictured above: some sort of leafy green. I usually prefer spinach for this meal but today I only had arugula, so arugula it is!

I start by layering the ingredients in a microwaveable dish, you can even make this at your office in a coffee mug if that's all you have. I put a handful of arugula on the bottom, added some chopped tomato, chopped mushroom, one piece of canadian bacon, and fresh basil. If you have other fresh herbs, I highly suggest adding those in! 

After the breakfast bowl is assembled to your liking, sprinkle the cheese of your choice on top. Wisk one egg and one egg white together in a separate bowl and season with salt and pepper. I also added in a dash of half and half, but that is optional. Pour the egg mixture over the ingredients in the bowl.

Place in the microwave and cook for one minute, stir, and then cook an additional 45 seconds. If needed, cook an additonal 10-15 seconds or as you feel is needed. I usually end up adding more time and checking. You want to make sure you do not overcook the eggs. As my mother says, if you overcook microwaved eggs, they taste like a bandaid. Not the taste we want here! Once it's done, eat right out of the bowl or transfer to a plate!

This is what I like to call, "I might not be so pretty but I taste delicious" kind of meals. 

Pair with strong coffee and the happy morning music of your choice. My tunes while preparing this breakfast:

 

This girl is amazing. Listen to her here.

Enjoy, friends :)