Quick and Dirty Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Last night I was unenthused about everything remotely related to food.

Even have those days where you are hungry but you just don’t feel like anything appeals?  The thought of actually consuming something brings on a bout of apathy?

You’d think, considering how often this happens to me, that I’d be thinner.  However, I suspect what happens is that I just scrounge around nibbling on little bits of this and that all night trying to find something that I want to eat.. and end up eating more than I realized.

LB cooked up something that was yummy.. but didn’t satisfy me.  There was absolutely nothing wrong with it.. and I ate enough to take the edge off my hunger… because being hungry is not a good thing..  messes up your day.. then I ate a giant tablespoon of cashew butter…  and that didn’t do it..

So I sat down in the living room and told myself  “do not go scrounging around for just anything to snack on”.

I turned to my yarn and to twitter and my TV. Distraction was my game.
I started working on the afghan I’m making for our house.  Last year, I convinced myself to pull the Stitch Sampler Afghan I made out of the box in the closet and actually use it. Acrylic yarn is tough stuff and this stood up to doggy abuse, so I figured a full sized one was in order.

After a few false starts, I finally figured out the stitch pattern.

Stitch Pattern for "Over the Rainbow" Afghan

Yes, I have Mario pants.. you got a problem with that?

So, I’m hooking along, trying to ignore that voice in my head that is encouraging me to start the futile search for whatever mystery food will satisfy that unnamed craving.

Then, something curious popped up on my twitter feed.

Eggs? Tomatoes? Whut?

*as an aside, I cannot tell you how much glee I get out of the email that said “Your Mom is now following you on Twitter”.

I was fascinated.  First of all, something internally yelled ‘EGGS! YES! That is what I want!” and then  the follow up.

Tomato Sauce? huh? bizzaro.. but.. intriguing.  I’ve tried eggs with salsa before and found them to be disgusting.

Well I wandered off to Google (do ya think I might have clicked the link in that tweet? of course not) and found the same Smitten Kitchen link that MuffPunch *snicker* linked to.

I thought, ah what the hell .. it might not suck.

Not suck? it was FANTASTIC!

I snapped a quick (and fuzzy) pic after two bites because I wanted to share the awesomeness with you but at the same time I wanted to gobble this up.


That is my eggs poached in tomato sauce, on whole wheat toast and topped with a grated cheese.

So, based on the original recipe and what I had on hand I give you my Recipe Hack for Smitten Kitchen’s Eggs in Tomato Sauce which was evidently hacked from Martha Stewart.

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Every Morning Egg Scramble

One of the challenges that we’ve faced on the South Beach Diet is finding a way to each a healthy breakfast every day.   We like to sleep in as late as possible and we are NOT morning people.  At all.

The easiest thing for me to do is to do the same thing every day.  That way I don’t have to think about it.  If you’ve been following my March Personal Challenge (and I’m sure you haven’t because, well. … it’s boring reading)  you’ll see that during the week I post that I have an Egg Scramble for breakfast.  Nine times out of ten, it’s exactly the same.

I’ve tried to use different cheeses and different meats but what it comes down to is, I like it this way.  So that is what I have just about every morning.

If you are looking for something simple to make for breakfast, this might be for you. If you want something a little different, check out what Brie makes every morning.

At the beginning of the week, I cut up an onion and a red pepper into a medium dice and store in the fridge.  LB cooks some turkey bacon in the microwave because she is the Turkey Bacon Queen. I burn it. Every time.  A bag of frozen cut leaf spinach is allowed to thaw in the fridge.

Egg Scramble