As I stare out the window at the relentless rain coating my window, I can’t help but think back to a sunnier trip I took last Spring – to Las Vegas!
It was my second time visiting Vegas, and because I’m not a huge gambler, this trip was spent EATING!
At the top of my restaurants-to-try list: breakfast at Eggslut.
Eggslut has a huge cult following and serves up a small variety of egg sandwiches and egg dishes – all of which are DELICIOUS.
To give you an idea of just how delicious, of our 3 mornings in Vegas, 2 mornings we breakfasted at Eggslut. (The third morning we classed-it-up and ate brunch at Bouchon – also SO delicious in a very different way ;))
I COULD NOT get enough of Eggslut’s Fairfax breakfast sandwich: creamy scrambled eggs and chives inside a lightly toasted brioche bun, with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, and sriracha mayo. Then I added bacon and –
I’m a big fan of muffin tin breakfasts. They are so portable and individually sized, and are perfect for large batches made in advance.
Shredded sweet potatoes and grated parmesan cheese form a hashbrown “nest” surrounding soft baked eggs – giving you two breakfast favourites in one convenient portion.
These cute little Sweet Potato Egg Nests get to join the other muffin tin breakfasts in the recipe index already:
See? That muffin tray is versatile for more than just muffins!
Just look at that #yolkporn.
Why is the internet obsessed with runny yolks? I have to be honest and say that I don’t love a runny yolk. Does that make me a bad breakfast blogger?! 😉 There are just times when I’d rather my eggs be poached or fried hard! Or medium-hard. But definitely not soft.
I’m coming around to soft eggs though – I like how a soft egg creates its own sauce, to mop up with bread, or to douse over roasted asparagus and crispy prosciutto, like we have here with this Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto and Fried Eggs recipe.
This is a simple sheet pan breakfast celebrating the Spring flavours of fresh asparagus. Roasted asparagus sprigs are stacked with crispy prosciutto, a soft fried egg, and crumbles of creamy goat cheese and it is the perfect combination of roasty, salty, and creamy.
And mighty tasty.
An omelette is the perfect breakfast for dinner food. Just about anything in your pantry or refrigerator will make a beautiful omelette filling – they are that versatile! Omelettes are also quick, filling, and rounded out with a fresh green salad, they make the perfect dinner. Or breakfast. Or brunch.
In this Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese omelette, I’ve paired bold, flavourful whole sundried tomatoes with crumbles of creamy goat cheese. The eggs are seasoned with finely chopped chives, and the whole omelette is garnished with fresh radish sprouts.
That’s a whole lotta delicousness – makes me want to climb in and wrap the omelette around myself like a giant sleeping bag.
To pair with avocado toast, I like to add a hard boiled egg. Along with the healthy fats in the avocado, eggs provide tons of protein, vitamin D, B vitamins, and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. Which means that Hard Boiled Eggs with Avocado Toast will keep you full, and doubles as a quick lunch.
This Creamy Scrambled Egg Breakfast Sandwich combines many of my favourite things:
– Croissants: Secretly, I think I should have been born in France. I love croissants, baguettes, wine… – so French, right?! 😉 Give me a straight-up flaky, buttery, croissant and I will be the happiest girl alive. It’s on my bucket list to bake perfect croissants one day. Unfortunately I have not reached that day yet.
– Eggs: If I could only eat one food for life, it would be eggs. They are so versatile! They are so yummy! And the Creamy Scrambled Eggs I’m using here are the recipe that changed my life. (I’m serious.)
– Avocado: Who doesn’t love avocado? What more needs to be said? I am single-handedly keeping the California avocado growers in business.
I have a soft spot in my heart for galettes – the pastry is supposed to look kind of messy, they’re usually filled with fresh seasonal fruit, and they are just so rustic and lovely to look at and taste. In fact, we’re serving fruit galettes as our wedding dessert! So yes I do love them that much.
Here we have another take on the galette – a Breakfast Galette. Similar idea – the recipe uses the same sour cream pastry dough as I make for fruit galettes, but instead of filling the galette with fruit, it is filled with creamy ricotta and mozzarella cheese, and then topped with proscuitto, basil, and a big fat egg.
Brunch is absolutely my favourite meal. It’s a meal of the weekend (which is a good thing on its own), allowing you to sleep in and slowly ease into the day. I love cooking brunch at home, in pajamas and slippers, with our cat rubbing against my legs. Brunch allows sweet and savory options – it is perfectly acceptable to eat both waffles and salad, and a coffee and a mimosa all at the same time.
Grilled Cheese and Egg Sandwiches are a quintessential brunch food: a sandwich (lunch) combined with scrambled eggs (breakfast). My fluffiest scrambled eggs are smothered with melty mozzarella and sharp cheddar cheeses, nestled between two slices of buttery toasted bread. I’ve sprinkled a few chopped chives from our garden on top of the eggs, but this is entirely optional.
These scrambled eggs are a GAME CHANGER.
They are FLUFFY and CREAMY and SIMPLE and everything you could ever want in a scrambled egg!
My whole life I have been over-thinking scrambled eggs! How do you scramble your eggs? Before I was shown the light, I used to whisk my eggs in a bowl with milk and then pour them into a greased pan, let them sit a bit, then break them up, turn them over, cook until set, and then eat.
There’s no pre-whisking these eggs. There’s no milk. The only ingredients in these new life-changing fluffy scrambled eggs are 1) eggs and 2) butter.
The other secret? The constant STIR.
Frittatas are one of my go-to weekend breakfast dishes when I’m feeling a little fancy. They’re also a great dish to serve for a brunch party (love those!) because you literally just throw the dish in the oven and then cut and serve – which means more time with your brunch guests!
Eggs are my favourite breakfast. Even if I’m rushing out the door to head to the office on a weekday morning, I make time for eggs. Usually I fry up a quick egg to put on avocado toast, or scramble a couple eggs for me and J, but my newest favourite egg breakfast are these Baked Ham and Egg Cups. They are so quick to assemble – and I love that once you pop them in the oven, you are free to go back to getting ready for the work day! The recipe is very hands off – so different than scrambling an egg! I’ll pop the muffin tray in the oven, go put on my makeup, and by the time I’m done, breakfast is served!