Eating Stumptown

Ma’s Breakfast Bowl

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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?

  1. Les says: March 23, 201111:19 am

    If that’s not good for you I don’t know what is!

  2. elizabeth-flourish in progress says: March 24, 20112:33 pm

    those poached eggs look PERFECT.

    i recently learned how to make a frittata. i’ve been abusing that one recipe ever since and varying it up a little each weekend. last week, i through in some pancetta and chives and it was delish. well, except for the edges which turned out a little rubbery and um, burned, but overall, my family complained less than usual. =)
    elizabeth-flourish in progress recently posted..thanks for not pushing me in the face

  3. Portland Brunch | says: September 2, 20119:09 am

    […] neighborhood has a brunch spot like this, but this is mine. I once recreated one of their dishes, Ma’s Breakfast Bowl, on this here blog because I just love the healthy dish. The scrambles are good and always look out […]

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