Breakfasts Without Bacon; Warm Poached Egg Salad

Ooh! Get excited! It's been a while since I've done one of these. Let's tuck in shall we?

I've become a bit sick of topping fake (gluten free) bread with whatever is to hand for breakfast, and having recently reorganised my fridge, I found breakfast inspiration in my now clean and tidy veg drawer this morning. It may not look that substantial, but two eggs and some greenery is more than enough to keep me sated several hours later and I'm a bit of a pig, so you should be fine. Also, don't be put off thinking that there is no time to make this in the morning, if you have an electric kettle it only takes a couple of minutes extra after you've boiled it; not too time consuming at all. Not great for eating on the go though, I'm no fashion guru, but I'm going to assume that handfuls of soft-poached egg and spinach are not this season's must-have accessory.

Well, the sun won't last forever, best get this cheery little breakfast made. Spit spot!

Warm Poached Egg Salad

2 eggs
a handful or 2 of spinach, washed
1 small-medium leek, roughly chopped
a few cherry tomatoes
a knob of butter or some olive oil
salt & pepper

  1. Fill your kettle with enough water to make yourself a cup of tea and to poach 2 eggs, and put it on to boil.
  2. Place a small frying pan on a low heat and melt your butter or add your olive oil. Add in your leeks to gently warm through. Stir intermittently.
  3. Using some microwave safe cling film, line a tea cup with lots of extra overhang at the edges. Crack an egg into the cling film, gather the edges and twist to seal shut. Repeat with the second egg.
  4. Using your recently boiled kettle, pop some boiling water into a small saucepan on a high heat and pop in your egg bundles.
  5. Once your eggs are nearing your desired level of doneness, add your spinach and toms to the leeks, stir and warm.
  6. Plate up and season everything to taste. If you prefer, you could use a little flavoured oil to drizzle over, basil or rosemary would work well. Personally I prefer mine simple and buttery, but it's really up to you.
  7. Serve with your desired choice of tea. I went with Pukka's Detox tea. Not because I believe it has any real detoxification superpowers, but it tastes pretty delish.
There you have it. Simple, cheap, yummy, pretty good for you and rather good looking too. Eat me!


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