Monday, February 22, 2010

Another Special Breakfast and Weekly Meals

As I mentioned before, I am usually pretty boring when it comes to breakfast. But while my mom was visiting, I got a bit more creative… One of the breakfasts I made were poached eggs with spinach. I didn’t add any cream to the spinach, so the dish was light and healthy.

I toasted some fresh bread and spread just a bit of herbed cream cheese on it. In the meantime, I sautéed an onion and some spinach and seasoned the mixture with salt and pepper. Then I poached the eggs. I topped each slice of bread with some spinach and a poached egg and added some more spinach on the top.

Poached Eggs 01

I especially enjoyed the runny yolk with the bread and spinach…

I think this is probably the last special breakfast you’ll see for a while… On to this week’s meals:

Monday: Butternut squash soup with some leftover brown rice.

Tuesday: Smashed cauliflower, salmon, and quinoa.

Wednesday: It’s Wrapped Up Wednesday. We’ll wrap sautéed veggies (baby bok choy, carrots, broccoli, and mushrooms) into lettuce leaves and dip it into an almond butter sauce (almond butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and warm water, mixed really well). I love Wrapped Up Wednesdays because they are so interactive…

Thursday: Healthy pizzas made with sprouted grain tortillas as the crust and topped with tomato sauce, veggies as well as some shrimp. I picture this as another interactive dinner…

Friday: It’s Salad Friday. We’ll see what it’ll be…

Questions: What was your last “interactive” dinner experience? Do you like to assemble your food at the table?
 
Be well,
Andrea

22 comments:

  1. Those eggs look delicious. Just a thought: whip up a little healthy pesto to drizzle on top. Eggs and pesto are a match made in heaven.

    I make tofu tacos that are interactive. And delicious!

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  2. Wednesday's dinner sound great! My favourite meal when I was little was tacos because we all assembled our own at the table. So much fun!

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  3. I LOVE runny yolks! This looks great with the spinach and bread! No more boring breakfasts missy! ~Mary

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  4. Yummy breakfast! I love the idea of Wrap Wednesdays - cute! I'm bad about being "interactive" with my food (love the idea though!). I guess tacos - usually I fix those that way!

    Your menu looks yummy!

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  5. those look like the perfect poached eggs! nice work!

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  6. That breakfast looks great! I never usually do fancy breakfasts. I should start though, even if its just once and a while. I usually do either yogurt, cereal, toast types of breakfasts.
    I love what you have planned for the week.
    I love dinners where you can assemble as you go! So much fun!

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  7. I'm still working on my poaching technique. Nicely done!!

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  8. I love to make pizza crust. Then my husband and I "cook" dinner together. He gets to use the toppings he loves and I get to do the same. That's about as interactive as we get I guess. :)

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  9. that looks awesome!!! I really should get more creative for breakfast but I love LOVE my oats so much its hard not to eat them first thing in the morning, however I would eat that for lunch or dinner in a snap!

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  10. I love the poached egg breakfast idea. Looks so good. As for interactive meals, tonight ryan and I both made quesadillas (well 1/2 of one that was folded up more like a taco) on the griddle. he kept his on one side since at the end he added meat to them. I put in some cheese, some surimi (fake crab) and some old bay seasoning. It was fun. Last night was way interactive but only because we spent so long cooking and then making the burgers. Glad you got to enjoy some nice breakfasts.

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  11. i can't believe i've never poached an egg before!

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  12. Poached eggs (with a RUNNY yolk) on toast is one of my most favourite meals. I think I'd have it for breakfast lunch and dinner every day if I could :D

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  13. How on earth do you poach an egg?? They look delish and I want to try!!

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  14. The poached egg sounds excellent with spinach! Yum!

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  15. Your eggs look delish! I love assembling meals such as fajitas or tacos.

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  16. interactive dinner?
    nightly. i manage my 3 yr old at the table LOL

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  17. interactive dinner? I can't remember any recently.
    love the running yolk too! :)

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  18. We don't even have a table to eat at, so I guess by your definition, no. =) That breakfast looks delish!

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  19. My favorite interactive dinner is what we call in our family "gourmet" We all get our own mini saute pans and have our own little burner and then we cook up whatever we want from the trays of veggies and meats prepped, and add rice and eggs if we want. It's so much fun and everyone gets to make what they want to eat. Plus if you end up not liking what you make then it's your own fault haha :)

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  20. That breakfast looks great - I eat a lot of omelet's with spinach. How do you poach an egg? I have no clue, haha!

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  21. yum =) I love butternut squash soup

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  22. I really like poached eggs. I'll have to give them a whirl with spinach some time.

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