Healthy Living Recipes
Deb Morgan: Beginnings are so important—and what better way to start a new year than to commit to starting each day with a breakfast that will fuel your vitality? This month I offer you three breakfast options: poached eggs over veggies, scrambled tofu, and my favorite warm breakfast cereal, millet and quinoa with dates and almonds. Whichever you choose, combine it with a warm herbal, white, or green tea, and breathe and relax into a new day.
Be sure to check out John’s commentary on poached eggs, quinoa, and almonds below.
Poached Eggs over Braised Vegetables
3–4 cups chopped vegetables of your choice: onions, broccoli, spinach, grated carrots, potatoes, and yams all work well
3–4 organic eggs
1 tablespoon fresh herbs (rosemary and thyme recommended)
Pinch of salt and/or pepper
Minced ginger and/or garlic (optional)
Place 1 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a sauté pan. Add minced ginger and/or garlic, if you desire. Add hardest vegetables to be braised, cover, and bring to a medium temperature. Cook until vegetables are tender, and then add broccoli or other softer vegetables. When vegetables are about halfway done, gently crack eggs on top of vegetables and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and fresh herbs. Cover and allow to simmer until eggs reach your desired level of hardness. Add pepper if you like. Serve.
Serves three to four.
1 pound firm tofu
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon curry powder
½ small onion, chopped
2 cups chopped spinach or chard
½ carrot, grated
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon basil
1 tablespoon tamari
Sauté onion over medium heat in olive oil. Add curry and stir. Rinse tofu and crumble into onions. Combine well. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer until heated through. Serve.
Millet and Quinoa with Dates and Almonds
½ cup millet
½ cup quinoa
4 cups water
½ teaspoon cardamom
¼ cup chopped dates
¼ cup chopped almonds
Rinse millet and quinoa in a saucepan. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer, add cardamom and dates, and simmer until grains are soft—about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chopped nuts (roasting optional). Enjoy!
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