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One savvvory breakfast

Good morning! 😀

If it weren’t so GLORIOUS, I’d be ashamed to admit that Mr. Prevention and I crawled into bed at 10pm last night. WILD and CRAZY kids, I’m tellin’ ya! 😉 9 hours of sleep…ahhhh. 🙂

Anyways, if you’re a Cooking Light lover like myself, you probably started drooling at page 28 in the most recent May issue. On page 28 there was a recipe for Open-Faced Sandwiches with Ricotta, Arugula, and Fried Egg. While Cooking Light didn’t specify whether this was a morning or evening dish, I made it a morning dish of my own with a few modifications.

Nicole’s Open-Faced Sandwich with Hummus, Arugula, and Fried Egg

1 slice bakery bread (I used an Asiago cheese bread)
cooking spray
1 large handful of arugula
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
ground pepper and salt, to taste
1 large egg
1 Tbsp hummus (I used pesto hummus)


Toss arugula, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper gently. Set aside.

Lightly spray bread with cooking spray. Broil or toast until browned.

Heat a small skillet. Coat with cooking spray. Cook 3/4’s of the way through and toss.

Spread hummus over toast. Layer on fried egg. Top with arugula and serve. Serves 1.

Nutrition Information: 301 calories; 16 g. fat; 225 mg. cholesterol; 470 mg. cholesterol; 27 g. carbohydrate; 2 g. fiber; 14 g. protein

Result: This is delicious! I think it would be great with ricotta, too…just didn’t have any on hand! This would work as a savory breakfast, or quick, light supper! Mmmm mmm! I served it with OJ + POM – additional Mmmm mmm!


The farmer’s market yesterday was wonderful! Mostly radishes and greens are out thus far. I was most excited to see free-range, organic, local eggs and grass-fed, organic, hormone-free, local meat! 😀

I got:

1 bag arugula ($2!!)
pesto hummus ($4)
Asiago Cheese Loaf ($6)
1# grass-fed ground beef ($4)
sesame seeds ($1.50!!)
dried rosemary ($2!!)
ground mustard ($1.50!!)
bones for Lily ($4)

The spices were so fresh and wonderful! And cheap! It was hard to only get what I needed! And the bones for Lily…impulse buy. 🙂

I’ve got 2 hockey games today and grocery shopping to do! And of course, getting ready for the busy work week ahead!

Question: Do you prefer a sweet breakfast…or a savory breakfast? What did you have (or will you have) for breakfast this morning?

Enjoy Sunday…tomorrow is Monday,

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  1. May 2, 2010 / 8:45 am

    Woah! Great farmer’s market finds! I love the heart on the white package (is that the meat or the bones? haha). My mom went to the farmer’s market yesterday and she said that they revamped the market to make room for all the new summery foods coming in so I should have come because everything was a lot cheaper than last week. ๐Ÿ™ I love getting food there but the prices are so high sometimes so I can’t always get a lot. I don’t think I’ve ever seen spices/dried herbs at the market. That’s so interesting.
    I don’t even like eggs but your breakfast looks great. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like sweet breakfasts but lately I’ve just been eating 1/2 cup oatmeal cooked with a little water (less than they tell you too) with a spoonful of unsweetened peanut butter, and then later a piece of fruit. That seems to be enough for me. I used to think it was NECESSARY to have a little sweetener in oatmeal but I don’t even miss it. ๐Ÿ˜€
    I’m spoiled… I have a 4-day weekend. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Enjoy your day, and the hockey games!

  2. May 2, 2010 / 10:08 am

    You know me big smoothie to fuel up for my run this morning. Heading out in 22 minutes !

  3. May 2, 2010 / 10:28 am

    What a beautiful breakfast — I love the hummus in there! I could go either sweet or savory for breakfast…today I had a mushroom omelet…so good! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday, Nicole!

  4. May 2, 2010 / 10:39 am

    Wow that looks amazing! I’m a huge fan of runny yolks!
    I usually have sweet breakfasts, but I definitely need to give this a try!

  5. May 2, 2010 / 11:15 am

    My dad loved his eggs like you do. I like them well done. I generally just eat oatmeal or toast for breakfast. My family loves it when I do a sweet breakfast like pancakes, but I don’t do it very often!

  6. May 2, 2010 / 12:08 pm

    That egg sandwich sounds perfect. I definitely prefer savory. I prefer to save sweet for desserts, and I don’t really crave sweet foods first thing in the morning.

  7. May 2, 2010 / 12:13 pm

    I prefer a savory breakfast for sure. I crash and burn big time with the sweet stuff. I’ve gotta have high protien-eggs, greek yogurt, cheese and fruit…

    Your breakfast looks delish!

  8. May 2, 2010 / 12:33 pm

    A pound of meat for $4?! I would have bought the cow.

  9. May 2, 2010 / 1:07 pm

    That breakfast sounds like just my style, yum!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. May 2, 2010 / 1:11 pm

    I am so bummed that I still haven’t made it to the Farmer’s Market. ๐Ÿ™ That dish looks AMAZING! I am a fan of breakfast any which way and at any time of day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. May 2, 2010 / 1:58 pm

    Sounds so yummy! I love hummus and eggs. Usually I like something sweeter like oatmeal with fruit for breakfast, but if I overindulge in sweets the night before I tend to want something more egg-y and savory.

    Farmer’s market’s rock. It’s amazing how much more affordable it can be, plus the produce is so fresh.

  12. May 2, 2010 / 2:04 pm

    Hey, 10 pm IS wild and crazy for us!!! Lol. No shame ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yummy breakfast!!

  13. IamEatonWright
    May 2, 2010 / 2:22 pm

    Yummmmmalicious! Love every ingredient in this dish. Nice photo, too!

  14. May 2, 2010 / 2:30 pm

    I should have come to your crib for breakfast. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I had my usual: oatmeal with a mashed banana, almond milk, flax seed and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon…

  15. May 2, 2010 / 2:39 pm

    I envy you your farmers market the one I went to yesterday sucked, full of “craftspeople” like 75% junk and 25% produce, meat and milk

    I like both sweet and savoury breakfast, when we go out to breakfast we always get a sweet and a savoury to share ๐Ÿ™‚ At home I make savoury more often than sweet.

  16. intheskinny
    May 2, 2010 / 3:14 pm

    That breakfast looks good!! I am picky about what I’ll eat for breakfast – it’s usually cereal, yogurt or a protein shake. I know I need to eat something, but I eat something like pancakes I just feel awful for the rest of the day. I made pancakes for Jonathan this morning though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. May 2, 2010 / 4:37 pm

    WOOT for farmers market finds! I tried to get to mine yesterday but there were TWO festivals going on and ZERO parking. ๐Ÿ™

    No yummy grass fed free range sausage for me. Sadness.

    Breakfast….mmm I’d say sweet. I like my granola and yogurt…or if it’s a weekend, french toast!

    As long as there is OJ, then I call it breakfast and am quite pleased. I’m an OJ addict I think. My morning just doesn’t feel right without it!

  18. May 2, 2010 / 6:26 pm

    I’m all about savory – keeps me full longer! I went to the farmer’s market yesterday too, I enjoy the local produce at low prices. Gotta support Michigan!

  19. May 2, 2010 / 6:54 pm

    oh so glad you got so much sleep! i love it and need to get in some zzzzzz’s tonight for sure! that sandwich looks so good. i tend to be a sweet eater in the morning.

  20. May 2, 2010 / 10:40 pm

    That looks delicious! I love savory breakfasts, especially on the weekends!
    It is sometimes so nice to get in bed early on the weekends..you are so much more productive.
    Have a great week!

  21. May 3, 2010 / 2:20 am

    This sandwich looks so good! I’m a huge fan of arugula though I used to hate it as a child ;).

  22. May 3, 2010 / 6:32 am

    mmm, looks fantastic!! It makes me really miss a good slice of bread ๐Ÿ™
    I prefer a sweet breakfast, really, but after a night of drinking (hehe) I prefer a SALTY/SAVORY breakfast, big time!!

  23. May 3, 2010 / 6:42 am

    It looks so delicious!

  24. May 3, 2010 / 11:33 am

    I’m definitely a savory breakfast eater. Something sweet never sounds good in the morning!

  25. May 3, 2010 / 12:11 pm

    I always crave something sweet for breakfast….but sometimes savory does hit the spot! Sometimes eggs and sausage totally hit the spot. And ANYthing with cheese. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I can’t wait until our Farmer’s Market opens. You got some great deals! I hope they have meat at mine…

  26. May 4, 2010 / 9:55 pm

    Just catching up… ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE a savory breakfast! Your sandwich looks perfect!

  27. May 5, 2010 / 9:28 am

    What is it with eggs lately, they are everywhere!! I think this sounds awesome, especially because I *just* got into hummus + eggs last weekend. (I know, I’m late on this one.) I’m also in a total lunch rut and now you’ve got me wondering how a low-carb wrap with hummus, greens, and a fried egg or two would fair… made ahead and kept cold? hmm.

  28. May 10, 2010 / 8:20 am

    Love that we both love Cooking Light recipes!

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