Posts Tagged ‘Breakfast’

Microwaved Eggs: Gross or Perfect for a Breakfast Tostada?

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Microwaved eggs. If you just cringed at the thought of that, then you’re normal. If you’re like me, then you’d think microwaved eggs would be the perfect challenge to take on for Student Health 101‘s March issue: How to cook a fast but nutritious breakfast…using only a microwave.

To be honest, getting this assignment was a total bummer at first. How can I come up with a tasty, microwave-only recipe when I love experimenting with so many different kinds of tools in my kitchen? When I discovered it was possible to microwave eggs, I knew I wasn’t going to just settle on boring old scrambled eggs. Oh no, I was going to go big. I was going to attempt to make those oh-so delectable poached eggs with a runny yolk that bursts open when you puncture the egg white (If you love poached eggs as much as I do, then you’ll understand the satisfaction I take in doing this). (more…)

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The WaffleWich: A Cool Way to Start the Day

Sunday, September 18th, 2011


Breakfast is not my favorite meal of the day (I know it should be, but I am just not a fan of breakfast food!), so when I was asked to create a video about fast & nutritious breakfasts, I had to get creative. By the way, I now create videos for the UCookbook column of an online magazine called Student Health 101, which provides health and wellness information for college students. I will post my recipes for the magazine at the beginning of each month when the magazine issues are published. Anyway, back to my creativity dilemma. Since I am not a breakfast lover, I decided to create something breakfast-y out of one of my favorite things to eat: sandwiches. Behold, the wafflewich, a breakfast sandwich made from whole grain waffles. And, because everyone has their own preferences, I came up with healthy recipes for both a savory and a sweet wafflewich.

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Episode #5: Starbucks Breakfast Battle

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Check out the fifth (and final!) episode: Starbucks Breakfast Battle. Like the Bitchen in the Kitchen fan page to watch past episodes!

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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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