Ma’s Breakfast Bowl
Down the street from my house is a restaurant called Sub Rosa. During the evening they serve simple Italian food, but on the weekend they do a pretty traditional breakfast. You know the type – eggs benedict, pancakes, an egg scramble of sorts – and my favorite, Ma’s Breakfast Bowl.
The dish is very simple: black beans, spinach, salsa, and two poached eggs. The first time I ordered it I was worried the soppy, squishy nature of those ingredients would not compliment each other, but I was wrong. With a little bit of crunchy, buttered toast on the side to dip in the dish, you are set.
The other morning, I felt like I needed a healthy, protein-rich breakfast to fuel my day and decided to recreate Ma’s bowl. I couldn’t believe how easy it was.
I started my water to poach some eggs. Updated tutorial here (in the past year I have made some changes to my egg poaching methods and I updated the original post).
Next, I got out a bowl and poured in a cup of spinach, 1/2 can of drained black beans, and some salsa.
Popped that in the microwave for a minute and a half, toasted my bread, and plopped the eggs right on top. I added a bit of salt and pepper and presto! Breakfast!
I am always looking for protein- and veggie-heavy breakfast options. What are your favorites?