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These hummus tortilla pizzas are the perfect easy lunch. Add tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and a delicious balsamic reduction and we are in business.

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Having kids…particularly two boys who NEVER stop eating all morning and afternoon means that I’m constantly trying to come up with new inventive ways to whip something up in 10 minutes. Because up until then I will have been cleaning up the previous mess from breakfast….then elevensies, twelvisies, and don’t forget tea time. Once I am finished scrubbing down the babies chair and maybe sweeping the floor, it is guaranteed that I will turn around and Noah will declare once again that his tummy is “so hungry!”

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This easy poached egg and avocado toast takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish! A healthy whole food breakfast to start your day right!

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Simple is the best sometimes. Make that most of the times.

There is something about simple that is so elegant and fabulous….and in the case of this dish…delicious too.

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Once you have perfect poached eggs the absolute most logical thing is to cover a piece of toast with smashed avocado and greens and sit down to a steaming cup of coffee. Heaven.

Where is my book? And can someone bring me a cocktail after this? I’m ready for an easy saturday morning with nothing to do and no one to see. This breakfast, a leisurely walk with the family and maybe a nap and a bubble bath. Sign me up.

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My children have been gobbling up poached egg and avocado toast since they were little guys. Turns out it’s incredible amounts of fun to smear runny yolk everywhere like finger paint.

We go through breakfast cycles in this house where we eat this everyday for a week….and sometimes for lunch too. Because sometimes you just need beautiful simple food that feeds your tummy and your soul.

And sometimes it’s the only thing the kids will eat willingly. Or there is nothing else in the cupboards because I’ve recipe tested all week and don’t want to go grocery shopping again. There’s that too.

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It’s just impressive enough that it feels like you made a special breakfast but it’s seriously so simple you can whip it up in under 10 minutes! It really is the ultimate “no recipe” recipe once you learn to poach eggs.

Don’t know how to poach eggs? Gotcha covered.

I used to HATE poaching eggs. In culinary school we poached hundreds of eggs trying to perfect the art and I gotta tell you…I kind of sucked at it.

I decided to give it a go a few years back and after some serious experimentation I settled into an easy simple routine that turns out beautiful eggs every single time.

I’ve included directions below but I’ll be back tomorrow to share all my tips in the launch of our brand new YouTube channel so be sure to come back and check it out!

Poached Egg And Avocado Toast
 
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Simple and easy poached egg and avocado toast. Classic breakfast comfort food that is easy enough for weekdays and fancy enough for the weekend.
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Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 very fresh eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (any kind works)
  • 2 pieces sprouted or whole grain bread
  • 1 avocado
  • handful of greens (spinach/chard/arugula etc)
  • salt and pepper
  • drizzle of balsamic reduction
Instructions
  1. Bring a non-stick saucepan full of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar to a full boil under a lid.
  2. Break eggs carefully into individual ramekins.
  3. Turn off heat and immediately add eggs gently. Allow the water to pool into the ramekin and jiggle the cup slightly to let it start to set the egg, then pour out into the pan. Replace lid.
  4. Set timer for 3-4 minutes for runny eggs, 4-5 minutes for medium. Do not lift lid!
  5. While they are poaching toast the bread.
  6. Smash avocado and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Using a slotted spoon remove poached eggs to a paper towel to drain momentarily. If they are a little underdone to your liking leave in water for another minute or two. (Your locations altitude can affect this timing a bit as water boils at a lower temperature the higher your elevation. The higher your elevation the cooler your water is and thus the longer it will take for them to be finished cooking.)
  8. Top toast with avocado, a handful of greens, poached egg and a pinch more of salt and pepper. Add a drizzle of balsamic reduction if desired

This easy teriyaki sauce recipe is made with only healthy pantry staples! It is so simple to whip up you will wonder why you ever bought teriyaki sauce!

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Sometimes the cupboards are close to bare for a variety of reasons and you just have to get dinner on the table. At those times I turn to a small handful of standby recipes that I always have the ingredients for. This easy teriyaki sauce is one of them.

Delicious, easy and way better for you than any store bought sauce filled with sugar and corn syrup! View full post »

These are the BEST healthy blueberry muffins out there! Kid & mom approved and with no refined sugars or flours they are the perfect on the go breakfast!

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We are a muffin family. Noah our oldest is our household muffin man and will literally consume almost anything if it comes out of a muffin pan. It has even inspired his newfound obsession with taking pictures of his muffins with mommy’s phone…

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This healthy baked caprese chicken is loaded with juicy tomatoes, basil and melty mozzarella cheese. The sauce reduces into the perfect balsamic reduction!

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It’s so close to summer I can taste it. The lettuce beds are coming up nicely in our new greenhouse and beds are being amended so we can transfer in starts and plant beans. My grandma gifted us a chicken coop that we are working on rebuilding so that chickens can soon be clucking around our backyard again.

And the smells.  Fresh cut grass and wet earth after that late afternoon shower. Barbeques getting fired up again, wafting smoke through the neighborhood. And basil…nothing screams summer like that smell.

Every time I smell it all I want to do is make a caprese salad with a big juicy summer tomato and mozzarella and smother it in balsamic reduction. View full post »