Zucchini Feta Fritters with Poached Eggs

Zucchini Feta Fritters use the freshest summertime flavours - filled with shaved zucchini, chopped mint, and basil, you might already have the ingredients growing in your garden! 

As I said on Instagram, sorry for the very long and unintentional break!

We ended up spontaneously moving – which wasn’t all that spontaneous, really, considering we had been talking about moving since getting married last August. We’d been hoping to buy a house/townhouse – but guess what, the real estate market in Vancouver sucks. Really sucks. As in, can’t-buy-a-detached-home-for-less-than-1-million-dollars sucks.

It’s funny because it feels like the traditional and “expected” progression of #adulting is 1) get married, 2) buy house, 3) have baby, 4) live happily ever after. Which is ridiculous with a capital R, because life certainly doesn’t work out that way.  But somehow I felt like we were failing if we couldn’t buy a home now that we were married.

After much discussion, we realized that just because buying a home was natural/affordable/expected for our parents’ generation or for friends in other cities – it didn’t mean it was right or realistic for us.

And after all my chaos at work this Spring, and the potential of being laid off looming over our heads, we wondered, What’s the harm in renting?

When you let go of society’s expectation of what you should be doing, it’s amazing what other options present themselves. So, why not rent? Why not find our dream rental home?

Our list of desires was not small, but after 5 months of searching, we found it: the unicorn of rental homes. So we moved out of our small rental apartment and into a bigger rental house.

And it is so, so good!

Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto and Fried Eggs

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.

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.

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Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese Omelette

This sundried tomato and goat cheese omelette recipe is packed with flavour and has tips to make your breakfast for dinner a success!

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.

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Hard Boiled Eggs with Avocado Toast

Here we have a perfect marriage of two of my favourite foods: eggs and avocados. My love of avocados runs deep; I can easily devour a whole avocado every day, slicing half on toast and half on a salad later in the day. My husband gives me such a hard time about all of the avocados I eat 😉 (Can’t stop, won’t stop!)

Avocado toast is the perfect avocado vessel for fanatics like me. (Psst, for some fun reading, check out How the Internet became ridiculously obsessed with avocado toast and My fruitful search for the origins of avocado toast.)

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.

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Homemade Eggnog

Yes, you CAN make Homemade Eggnog! It's not that hard, I promise! (And it's way more tasty.)

Ho, ho, ho, happy December! To celebrate the upcoming holiday season we’re making HOMEMADE EGGNOG! Yes, I said HOMEMADE eggnog!

It’s not that hard, I promise!

It’s way more delicious than a store bought carton, I promise! (And no preservatives!)

Once your friends/colleagues hear you’ve made homemade eggnog, they will all ask for the recipe, I promise!

I’m about to revolutionize your relationship with eggnog. And I’m also about to transform your relationship with rum + eggnog to bourbon + eggnog. TRUST ME.

Black Bean Breakfast Enchiladas

Black beans, cumin-spiced tomatoes, and fluffy scrambled eggs are wrapped in soft tortillas, and then doused in tomato-y red enchilada sauce.

Breakfast Enchiladas. Yes, this is a thing! A glorious, glorious thing. Black beans, cumin-spiced tomatoes, and fluffy scrambled eggs are wrapped in soft tortillas, and then doused in tomato-y red enchilada sauce.

The best part is that you can assemble these enchiladas the night before and throw them in the oven in the morning. Mexican food for Christmas breakfast, anyone?! (That sounds about right to me – I’ll be celebrating Christmas in Mexico with J and my family this year! Can’t even wait.)

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Creamy Scrambled Egg Breakfast Sandwiches with Avocado

Take a flaky croissant, fluffy scrambled eggs, and slices of rich avocado, pair it with a few leaves of butter lettuce (I've used the lettuce from our garden!) and you have one helluva breakfast sandwich.

Breakfast sandies!

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.

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