Sunday Brunch at Home

Weekends exist so that we can indulge in the luxuries of sleeping in and taking time to make delicious brunch. On weekday mornings I am usually rushing to get to work on time, so my breakfast consists of a quick & easy fruit smoothie parfait (more on that coming soon!), but on weekends I love treating myself to something a little more special. However, my demanding hunger and aversion for doing dishes still requires that the meal be simple and relatively fast to make. I almost always prefer a savory option to a sweet option in the morning, so today’s Sunday brunch was an open-faced Canadian bacon egg-scramble sandwich. The few simple and fresh ingredients really make this dish fabulous! Here’s how I made it:

Ingredients (Single serving)

  • 2 eggs (I used organic brown eggs, but you don’t have to)
  • Trader Joe’s Organic Flourless Sprouted 7-Grain Bread (any toast you like works)
  • 2 slices Canadian bacon, diced
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Handful fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Salt & pepper

How To

  1. Crack eggs into bowl and whisk with a splash of milk. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  2. Dice Canadian bacon into little squares, add to egg mixture.
  3. Roughly chop 3-4 fresh basil leaves.
  4. Combine bacon and basil into egg mixture.
  5. Add butter to pan and heat until butter melts.
  6. Add egg mixture to pan and cook on medium-high heat. When eggs start to turn opaque, start scrambling with a wooden spoon or spatula. Continue to scramble until eggs are completely opaque, fluffy, and bouncy.
  7. Toast your bread and slice your red onion. Separate onion slices into pretty purple rings.
  8. Place your bacon-basil-egg scramble delicately onto your golden toast and finish with red onion rings.
  9. Enjoy! Warning: This is not an elegant food to eat. Things will get messy.

I am super pleased with how this Sunday morning bite turned out! The basil and raw onion gives a fresh summery-ness to the dish, while the Canadian bacon adds wonderful saltiness without the grease of traditional bacon. This is really a perfect of example of how healthy food can be (and definitely is) flavorful and tasty with minimal effort! I enjoyed this lovely Sunday brunch with a (very large) cup of earl grey tea with almond milk.

Cheers to the weekend!



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