Saturday, 13 March 2010

Kick start your day with healthy breakfast

There is a wise saying in Chinese, "早 上 吃的 飽, 下午 吃的好, 晚 上 吃的少" [ have a full breakfast, have a good lunch and eat less for dinner] . Most often we're reversing our meal-where we skip breakfast and end the day with a heavy supper. This is not healthy.
I always take my breakfast even if it's just a glass of milk. I felt much more energize if I have a proper breakfast.
So this morning I decided to make a rather healthy breakfast and it tasted light and yet packed with energy to start my day......or rather to conquer the world. :-)

Poached egg, salad with ciabata
Ingredients (served 2)
  • 1 ciabata roll
  • 1 medium tomato-deseed and chop
  • one bunch of lamb lettuce
  • 4 chestnut mushroom-slice
  • 2 cloves of garlic-finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • dash of sea salt
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 free range eggs
  • some seeds
  • dash of pepper
  • dash of dry herbs-oregano
  • parmesan cheese (optional)
  1. Heat a pan, add the olive oil, once heated, add the garlic to saute till fragant. Off the heat, add the mushroom immediately and mixed well. Let it to cool.
  2. In a bowl, mix the chopped tomato and lamb lettuce. Scoop 2 tbsp of olive oil from (1), balsamic vinegar and salt. Mixed well.
  3. Prepare the poach egg. Boil a pot of hot water, one boiling, crack the egg one at a time into egg poacher or just drop it into the boiling water. Boil for 1.5-2minutes. Remove from the pot. Set aside.
  4. Slice the ciabata roll. Dab some olive oil onto the ciabata roll. Sprinkle with some oregano. Toast the roll in oven or toaster for 5minutes.
  5. Place the roll on a plate. Top with some mushroom, salad and poached egg. Sprinkle with some toasted seeds and black pepper. Add grated parmesan cheese if you like. Drizzle the plate with balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing.
Enjoy the healthy breakfast.


Algernond said...
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Algernond said...

Whoa.. looks lovely!
Better concentrate on your 'circle of influence' first... i.e. conquer Cottenham!

Christine Toh said...


Looks lovely and taste superb. me then to conquer my little village :-)

Ann said...

what 'circle of influence'?
btw, that looks yum!

Christine Toh said...


Give it a try. It's easy to make.
You better ask Alge about "circle of influence".