Archive for the ‘Breakfast’ Category

When the Easter Bunny Goes on a Diet

Saturday, April 16th, 2011


Eggs Benedict: a brunch specialty of an English muffin half topped with a slice of Canadian bacon, a poached egg, and a drizzle of Hollandaise sauce. How did this lovely combination come to be? Now that’s a mystery. While there are several myths about the origin of eggs Benedict, the most popular myth claims that the idea came from a hungover Wall Street broker named Lemuel Benedict, who was desperately looking for a cure to his hangover in 1894 at the Waldorf Hotel. After Benedict piled bacon and poached eggs on top of buttered toast and topped it with Hollandaise sauce, Oscar Tschirky, the maître d’hôtel, altered Benedict’s concoction and replaced the toast with a toasted English muffin and the bacon with Canadian bacon. (more…)

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Putting the ‘Fast’ in Breakfast: English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas (& Sushilicious Restaurant Review)

Saturday, October 30th, 2010


If you haven’t taken your midterms already, they’re probably just around the corner (I know I’m already stressing about my midterms this week!). It’s always important to have a healthy breakfast before taking a test, so I wanted to find a quick and nutritious meal to make before taking my midterms. What’s great about these English muffin pizzas is that you can easily store them in the freezer and quickly microwave in the morning (see my note in the recipe below).

Whole wheat English muffins provide whole grains, fiber, and protein, which are perfect for keeping you full for long periods of time (like during a test). A good rule of thumb to remember is that eating an entire English muffin provides you with the same amount of calories as half a bagel. (more…)

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