Five Minute Fancy Breakfast

by HEAB on March 30, 2010

Many thanks to everyone for their kind and supportive comments yesterday, especially from the experienced yoginis who reassured me that all is not lost. You’re all right, I know I’ll get back in my yoga groove one day soon, and my muscles won’t forget what to do. :) Also, Gaby suggested I try yogic breathing and relaxation exercises every morning. Hello, that totally counts as yoga, and instead of feeling sorry for myself every morning, I think I will start my day off with some Pranayama Breathing (sent from Averie – thanks A!) as I know that will help me feel more centered throughout my day. So, thanks again my friends – you all made me feel so much better!

Look, I made Eggs Benedict for breakfast. Traditional Eggs Benedict consists of a buttered English muffin topped with Canadian style bacon, a poached egg, and Hollandaise Sauce. Since I’m obsessed with the egg/hummus/mustard combo (thank you Katie), I present to you Eggs Benedict, HEAB style…


I toasted an Ezekiel English muffin and topped each half with a poached egg and skipped the bacon. I don’t really “poach” my eggs. That requires cooking them in boiling water or something. I simply cook mine in a covered skillet for about 3 and 1/2 minutes over medium heat. They look “poached”, and the center is left just slightly runny. Perfect. :) For my Hollandaise Sauce, I combined 1 heaping spoonful of hummus with a TBSP of nutritional yeast, a big squirt of Beaver’s Sweet Hot mustard and a little water to thin. After topping the dish off with some freshly ground pepper, I practically licked the plate clean. OK, so I licked…couldn’t let any of that sauce go to waste. 😉

Do you make fancy dishes? I may be many things, but Julia Child I am not. Recipes stay pretty simple in my kitchen, and it usually involves me throwing random things into a stir-fry or crock-pot. What’s the most complicated recipe you’ve ever prepared? For me, I think it was a roasted pork tenderloin with fennel and dried figs…and totally worth the effort! Mmmm, that was good. :)