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!

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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Blender Sweet Potato Waffles

Blender Sweet Potato Waffles are mixed entirely in the blender and are hearty and gluten free.

Sweet potatoes. Don’t you just love, love, love sweet potatoes?!

I’m forever looking to find ways to simplify breakfast and make it healthier (you, too??). While my absolute favourite waffle recipe will always be Fluffiest Waffles, sometimes I just don’t feel like busting out my electric mixer to whip egg whites, and a lot of times my body prefers to limit white flour and eat more gluten-free.
Enter these Blender Sweet Potato Waffles. They are mixed entirely in the blender – it’s truly a dump and blend recipe that can be poured straight from your blender into your waffle iron! They are made with the heartiness of sweet potatoes and the gluten-free-ness of oat flour.

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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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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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Sweet Potato Spinach Frittata

Paleo Sweet Potato Spinach Frittata

For the month of April, J and I are challenging ourselves to eat paleo. That means: no grains, no dairy, and no sugar. Eggs and clarified butter are okay – so we’ve been eating eggs for breakfast every.single.day.

We’re getting creative in the ways we eat our eggs – we’ve had Ham and Egg Cups, Fluffy Scrambled Eggs, fried eggs, poached eggs, and fritattas. I love fritattas because there are always leftovers to heat up the next day for breakfast. Two breakfasts for the price of one!!

For this fritatta I’ve used sweet potatoes (which are paleo-friendly – regular potatoes are not) and spinach. I’ve also thrown in some thin slices of ham, which could be replaced by bacon for even more deliciousness 😉

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