If you’ve checked out my Facebook page, you already know I’ve got a thing for Sunday breakfast. You’d also know what I cooked this week, and that I sliced half of my thumb off with my mandoline over the weekend. See what you’re missing?!
But I digress. Let’s get back to breakfast.
Six days of the week, I eat plain ole eggs with toast for breakfast, and I’m more than ok with it. But things change when Sunday rolls around. That’s when I start to crave something special–maybe a breakfast burrito or home fries or a big fat Belgian waffle. Despite this urge for decadence, nothing makes me happier than enjoying my lavish breakfast spread from the comfort of my pj’s, in my own house, sipping my own coffee.Read More
This week, I had the pleasure of spending 22 hours in New York City, 11 of which were dedicated to work, 8 to sleep, and 1 to my morning get-ready rituals, leaving 2 measily hours for exploration. Luckily, those work hours included a great dinner at ViceVersa, an Italian restaurant on West 51st. ViceVersa’s menu is fairly mellow, but with hopes of eating something I could only find in New York, I ordered the Casoncelli, a pillowy pasta stuffed with crumbled veal, raisins, and crushed amaretto cookies, of all things, topped with butter and fantastically salty slivers of pancetta. Let’s not forget the wine and the delicious garlic and herb house bread.
Even though time was scant, there were three key New York moments during my trip that made me smile like only an out-of-towner can.Read More
Breakfast is arguably my favorite meal of the day, and lunch, well, I love that too. Brunch, though? I just don’t get it. Seriously, I need to know–is it breakfast or is it lunch? Do you eat eggs Benedict or do you eat egg salad? Pancakes or paninis? Brunch is a big fat grey area, and I don’t like it one bit. I’m just one of those people. In fact, I’m morally opposed to breakfast for dinner.
Don’t stone me.
Despite my aversion, this weekend I stepped out of my comfort zone and invited some friends over for a yogurt-inspired brunch.
Take a look at the spread!
The mainstay of our meal was my Western Sausage Crustless Quiche:Read More
Morning, friends! I hope you all are lucky enough to have the day off of work like me. If not, well then I’ll try not to rub it in too much. I’ve spent a good portion of the new years weekend in the kitchen cooking up a fury. Ancho chicken tacos, sausage lasagna, and balsamic glazed pork loins, just to name a few. This Monday morning (did I mention I have the day off of work???) I wanted to make something special. So I threw together a delicious sausage and egg breakfast braid.
Isn’t it impressive looking?Read More
If only breakfast could start with this EVERY day:
I’m heading to Dallas for training this week, so the BF and I decided to cook up a special “last” breakfast… Oh, and by “we” I mean ME, of course. There’s only one morning person in this relationship. There’s also only one pants wearer. I’ll let you guess who that might be
It was a crazy bright and sunny morning, perfect for enjoying a little grub on the balcony. Check out that beautiful tablescape!
Clearly getting food in our bellies ASAP was at the top of the priority list.
YES! I love gadgets!!! And how cool are these eggbeaters? The beater section pops off the handle and is dishwasher safe. Honestly, I’ve never beaten eggs with egg beaters before–I usually just opt for a fork and whisk with all my might til my arm falls off. Holy cow did these beaters make life a heck of a lot easier. It was like the parting of the Red Sea…. the breakfast edition. I swear I could hear angels singing as I beat those eggs to perfection.
Using my beaten-to-perfection bowl o’ eggs, I made up a big batch of Mary’s special eggs (a list of the goodies I tossed in is at the bottom of the post).
Each serving went onto a low carb tortilla:
Topped with some low-fat pepper jack cheese and a bit of Frank’s Red Hot:
I also cooked up a pumpkin waffle using my Trader Joe’s Pumpkin pancake and waffle mix:
The waffle was good but not fall out of your chair delicious. Apparently, if you don’t fall out of your chair the recipe is crap in my book. I’m going to give the mix another shot in pancake form and see if it’s any tastier.
The wraps were fabulous. You really can’t go wrong with the “special” combo! I like to pop mine on the George Foreman grill for a few minutes to melt the cheese.
I mean, really. REALLY.
Mary’s Special Breakfast Burrito Wraps (serves 4)
Stats on 1 burrito: 285 calories, 15g carbs, 10g fat, 42g protein, 8g fiber