I feel good this morning. I haven’t felt so hot for the past few days, so I noticed. I’m not sure if my ambiguous symptoms have been caused by allergies or a bug, but! I’m on the mend. No more afternoon naps for me. My mama would tell you that I quit taking naps at the age of two (my poor mom), so sleeping during the day is truly an unusual phenomenon for me.
I’ve also been avoiding the kitchen as much as possible and, when my stomach starts to growl, throwing together one-serving meals that don’t leave a family-sized mess to clean up. It’s been a good reminder that simple, quick and wholesome recipes are always much needed and appreciated.
This eggs-on-toast recipe is just that. It’s super simple and ready in ten minutes. You can prepare your eggs however you’d like—scrambled, fried, even poached. Toast your bread and slather on a healthy amount of goat cheese (or smashed avocado, ricotta, hummus). Prepare some vegetables to provide a fresh component (I used peas for a spring version, but can’t wait to try sliced heirloom tomatoes this summer). Top with egg, salt and pepper, and a sprinkling of fresh herbs. I opted for dill because I really love dill, but any leafy herb will do, like basil, parsley, mint, cilantro or chives. And you’re done!
I’m going to keep this post short, but here’s some recommended reading that has gotten my wheels spinning lately: Zosia Mamet on Why She Won’t Lean In, Thanks and Kate Arends on Staying Sane on the Internet.
I’ve also been meaning to tell you about my real-life friend Jennipher‘s new book, called The Anti-Diet: 10-Minute Fixes to Get the Body You Want and a Life You’ll Love. I went to her book signing and wanted to give her a high five every time she read from the book—it’s all about loving yourself and taking good care of yourself, with practical tips on how to get there. I wish someone had handed me this book in college.
- 1 slice hearty whole grain bread
- 1½ ounces goat cheese, softened
- 1 egg, fried, or 2 eggs, scrambled
- Handful fresh peas
- Light sprinkling of chopped fresh dill (or mint, chives, parsley or basil)
- Sea salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Bring a small pot of water to boil for the peas. Toast your bread. Spread a generous amount of goat cheese on top (if your goat cheese isn't spreading easily, transfer it to a heat-safe bowl and microwave for 10 seconds).
- Once the water is boiling, drop in the peas and cook until crisp-tender, about 90 seconds. Drain the peas and return them to the pot.
- If you're planning to fry your egg, sprinkle your cooked peas onto the goat cheese and gently press down on the peas so they stick.
- Prepare your egg(s) as desired. If you're scrambling the eggs, season the eggs with salt and pepper before cooking, and toss in a handful of peas before the eggs set.
- Transfer the cooked egg(s) on top of your goat cheese-covered toast. Top with a slight sprinkle of chopped fresh herbs, salt and pepper.
Make it dairy free: Sub avocado, smashed with a sprinkle of salt, for the goat cheese.
Change it up: Peas are just a spring variation on this goat cheese and egg toast! In the summer, I'm going to top my toast with sliced heirloom tomatoes and a sprinkle of chopped basil. In the fall and winter, I'll try it with roasted winter squash and fried sage.