½ Sandwich Thin, toasted (Ozery Bakery One Bun Multigrain Thin Sandwich Buns)
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
1 (4 oz) package sliced baby bella mushrooms sliced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 – 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
Crumbled Cheese (queso fresco, cojita, feta, etc), for garnish, optional
Chopped herb(s), for garnish, optional
Melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add in mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes. Add in garlic and vinegar and cook until mushrooms are tender, about 1-3 additional minutes. Pour over toasted bun and top with a fried egg.
Energy-Boosting Breakfast Toast
1 slice whole grain, oat bran, or other hearty bread
Spread of your choice peanut butter, any nut or seed butter, cottage cheese, cream cheese, all-natural jam, smashed avocado, hummus, mascarpone, honey goat cheese
Sliced or diced fruits apple, pear, grapes, banana, peach, apricot, figs, fresh or frozen and defrosted berries, or other favorite fruits
Vegetables/leafy greens cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, arugula, baby spinach, or other favorites
Favorite toppings chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax or sunflower seeds, pepitas, nuts, coconut, dried fruits, granola, cacao nibs, fig jam, onion jam
Protein Choices: Scrambled, Fried, Poached or sliced Hard-Boiled Egg, Bacon, Prosciutto, Ham, Cheeses
Seasoning salt, pepper, chiles, herbs, spices, salsa, honey, lemon or lime juice, everything bagel seasoning, grated cheese, hot sauce
Toast bread until lightly brown. Add spread of your choice. Top with a fruit or vegetable, or both, as desired. Scatter on any toppings you like. Finish with appropriate seasonings. Alternate toasting method: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and place a baking sheet in the oven. While you are waiting for the oven to heat, butter one side of your bread with softened butter. When the oven and the baking sheet are heated to temperature, quickly remove the baking sheet from the oven. Quickly place the bread, butter side down, onto the baking sheet and return the sheet to the oven. Bake until the bottom side of the bread is toasted 5-10 minutes (the top won’t toast, so peek under the corner of your toasts to check the bottom regularly). This toast is delicious because it gets crispy on one side without drying out like it does in the toaster.
Hard-Boiled Egg & Herb Toast
So fast and easy if you have hard boiled eggs on hand!
1 Egg, hard boiled
1 slice whole wheat bread, toasted
1 tsp. diced herb (try parsley, tarragon, thyme, whatever you have)
Salt & Pepper
Thinly slice egg, then layer slices over toast. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with tarragon.
Pear Chutney Cheese Toast
2 pears (see note)
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup diced red onions
2 teaspoons minced ginger
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 pitted and chopped Medjool dates
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
zest from 1 lemon
¼ cup water
⅛ teaspoon red chili flakes (optional)
1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 slices Dave’s Good Seed Bread
3 ounces sliced sharp white cheddar cheese
1/2 cup arugula microgreens
2 teaspoons olive oil
squeeze lemon juice
To make chutney, start by peeling , coring , and chopping the pears into cubes. Heat a pot over medium-low heat and add the diced onions, cooking until fragrant, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the ginger and follow with apple cider vinegar. Stir up any stuck onion pieces. Add in the pears, dates, salt, cinnamon powder, zest, water, and chili flakes if using. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the pears softened, and the mixture thickens up, 15 minutes or so. If the chutney is too thick, add a splash or two of water as it cooks. Preheat broiler. Butter each slice of bread and place on a sheet tray. Bake the bread under the broiler, flipping once, until just starting to crisp. Keep an eye on the toast- this will happen quickly. Remove bread from oven and smear on 2-3 tablespoon of chutney and follow with the slices of cheese. Place back under the broiler and cook until cheese is melting and bubbly, 60-90 seconds (again, goes fast- keep an eye on it!) Toss the microgreens with the olive oil and lemon juice, then top toast before serving.
Note: When making chutney I prefer the Bartlett varieties or any other variety that holds shape when cooked.
Mango, Lime & Mozzarella Toast
Zest from ½ Lime
Flaky Sea Salt
Layer cheese on toast. If desired, place under broiler or in toaster oven to heat mozzarella a bit. Layer with mango then sprinkle on zest and salt.
Goat Cheese & Bacon Avocado Toast
Crumbled Goat Cheese
Thin lardons Bacon, cooked crisp
Bread of Choice
Mash avocado on toast. Top with some cheese and bacon.