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Swiss Chard Saute with Eggs + Toast

Brunch

I’ve been trying to figure out how to get more greens into my breakfast besides making my favourite smoothie every morning. I’ve been seeing Swiss Chard at the grocery store but I always seem to default onto spinach, kale or broccoli when it comes to my greens.

I signed up for my very first CSA box this month from Organics To You in Portland and I was delivered a fresh bunch of Swiss Chard from an organic farm here in Oregon. Which totally got me thinking about this recipe – Swiss Chard Saute with Eggs and Toast! (more…)

Weekend Brunch: RingSide Grill – Portland, Oregon

RingSide Grill Brunch

If there’s one thing Portlanders love – it’s brunch.

So when Ringside Grill in NE Portland invited us to check out their new brunch menu, we hopped in an Uber and headed about 15 minutes away from downtown to their clubhouse dining room attached to the Glendoveer Golf Course.

Drinks – You can’t go wrong with a $5 Mimosa with a choice of orange, grapefruit or passionfruit puree on a Sunday Funday. A cold spicy Bloody Mary also hit the spot for $8. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the sunshine on their patio and soak up the golf course view. (more…)

Weekend Brunch Ideas

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I love brunch.

One of my favourite ways to entertain is by hosting a casual laid-back weekend brunch party at my place. It’s a great way to catch-up with friends and it’s so nice to have something to look forward to at the end of a busy week. Not to mention, you avoid the crazy Sunday brunch line-ups and my guests are encouraged to stay as long as they’d like! (more…)

Weekend Brunch: The Windsor Arms Hotel – Toronto

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By: Shelby Morrison

Brunch is one of life’s greatest pleasures. So what’s better than just a brunch menu?

A brunch buffet.

I was so thrilled to be invited to the Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto to try their Sunday brunch buffet. A whole spread filled with delicious cuisine was laid out in front of me as I entered the grand room. Here’s what to expect…

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Easy Egg Tacos!

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Who doesn’t love egg tacos?

I’m all about weekend brunch and this is my go-to when I’m looking for something quick, healthy and satisfying. My Easy Egg Tacos can be as fancy or as simple as you like. Here’s how to make it happen:

 

INGREDIENTS

  • Organic corn tortillas
  • Eggs
  • Fresh salsa
  • Avocado

 

PREPARATION

  1. Pan fry the corn tortillas to warm them up and set aside
  2. Fry an egg in a non-stick pan until sunny-side up, put on top of your tortilla
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of fresh salsa per serving
  4. Chop up 1/2 of an avocado and add as much as you’d like to your egg tacos
  5. Roll up into taco form or keep it mess-free with a fork and knife!

 

Calories – 259 per serving (one tortilla, egg, 1/2 avocado, 2 tbsp of salsa)

Make it fancy by adding a small tossed salad or some cut fruit. If you have a bit more time, throw in some breakfast sausage, beans or even leftover meat and vegetables. If you prefer a less messy and runny egg taco, scramble your eggs instead and add some fresh peppers and onions to your fry up for a bit more flavour.

I buy the organic corn tortillas that come in the refrigerated section at Whole Foods. If you don’t use up the whole package for your egg tacos, you can freeze the tortillas, make chips or quesedillas for dinner.

Yum!

 

Brunch at The Lobster Santa Monica

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If you’re looking for a special little place for brunch on the Westside and want to wow your dining companions, The Lobster Santa Monica is it. This oceanside restaurant has the perfect combination of location, view and delicious food. I stopped by with Paul recently to sample their newly launched brunch menu and here’s what we ordered:

Shrimp & Grits ($27) – I have never seen a shrimp & grits plate quite like this! The Blue King Prawns had their heads still intact and were served on a bed of Anson Mills White Grits with a Poached Egg and LOTS of Sausage & Shrimp Butter Gravy. I thought the presentation was quite beautiful and a definite brunch showstopper. However, I did have to pick out a few of tentacles out of my broth – so if you’re squeamish about stuff like this, be forewarned.

The gravy was quite rich and in abundance! The sausage does make the gravy a bit oily, but it did not lack in flavour. However the grits were delicious. I would just go easy on the gravy next time and heavy on the grits because they were really good.

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The Crab Cakes Benedict ($32) – Say hello to decadence on a plate. I do love this seafood twist on the classic eggs benedict. Poached eggs are served on The Lobster’s meaty crab cakes and served up with a side salad of arugula, sunried tomatoes & fennel for that extra little crunch.

Just breaking into the middle of each egg and letting the yolk run down the sides of a perfectly cooked crab cake is just divine. For seafood lovers, The Lobster truly takes brunch to the next level with these over-the-top menu items. (more…)