Poached Egg Salad – Another Paleo Way to Start Your Day!

Paleo Poached Egg Salad

Since this poached-egg salad only takes a few minutes to prepare, it makes a fantastic Paleo food choice for breakfast.

The What:

  • Microwave egg poacher like this one {affiliate link}
  • A very small amount of butter (less than ¼ teaspoon)
  • Two large eggs
  • Two tablespoons water
  • Salt (optional)
  • Pepper

 

The How:

  1. Using your index finger or the back of a teaspoon, add just a ‘smear’ of real butter to the bottom of each poaching cavity.
  2. Break a large egg into each dish.
  3. Add a pinch of salt (optional) and pepper to each egg.
  4. Add a tablespoon of water to each egg (very important!)
  5. Carefully close the poacher and place it in the microwave.
  6. Microwave eggs on high for 50 seconds.
  7. Carefully open the poacher (WARNING:  hot steam may burst out) to check for done-ness.
  8. If they are not done, then microwave them on high in short (10 seconds) intervals until eggs are cooked to your likeness.*
  9. Remove poacher from microwave.
  10. Carefully open the lid.
  11. Use a teaspoon to gently scoop out each poached egg.

 

Enjoy the eggs by themselves or, add them to a salad of mixed greens and your choice of toppings.

 

Suggested salad toppings:  tomatoes (sliced or whole grape tomatoes), ½ a ripe avocado, homemade oil + vinegar dressing, and another generous pinch of coarsely-ground  black pepper. Yum!

Try this!  And let me know how you like it!

 

 

 

*(FYI:  I’ve never had to cook my eggs for more than 80 seconds for them to be done.  I like my yolks to be completely cooked (firm) but not hard.)

2014 : A New Year = Promises + Plans + Possibilities

 

2014 block of green

 

Ah, welcome to 2014.

A new year full of promises, plans, and possibilities.

Yes, I’ve been away for a while (too long) and my blog has a gaping hole in it.  But I’m not going to fret about things in the past.

And you shouldn’t either!

Let’s make this year a time for focusing on the important stuff.  {Click here to tweet that thought.}

For me, the next twelve months will have laser-beam focus on the following:

Grace — I want to extend grace and forgiveness to my family, my co-workers, and to the world in general.  God has extended so much grace to me.  I want to do the same.

Gratitude — I take too much for granted.  It’s time to look at the smallest things and feel thankful for them.  Examples:  the heated seats in my car on a morning where the temperature is hovering around 11 degrees F; when my kids get along.  They are great kids, don’t get me wrong; however, it is pure bliss when they can be in the same room with each other for more than 15 minutes and co-exist.  Oh, how I love that.

Giving — In 2014 I want to ‘give’ by helping out more at home.  My wife handles SO MUCH of the day-to-day home-keeping tasks.  She needs a break.  And I need to step up and do my share.  I also need to be a better manager and coach at work.  I depend on my team members to do a lot.  And I need to be there for them — teach them, nurture them, and discipline them so they can become better at what they do.

Simplification (which continues to include some major de-cluttering projects) — This seems to be on my list every year.  I struggle with keeping my world clutter-free.  The plan is to simplify:  file away papers, keep my closet in good shape, keep clutter from accumulating in all the popular places (kitchen counter tops, dressers, in the car, and a few hundred other places.  It never used to bother me — but now — it does.  There are plenty of opportunities for de-cluttering my world.  {Click here to tweet that thought}

What about you?  What are your plans for the new year?

 

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