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Sunny Eggs with Spinach, Cheese and Salsa

Posted: February 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Lunch Recipes | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Hooray for productivity! Laundry done, dishes loaded, posts written, some cookbook research done. I was going to go to the gym this afternoon, but the car went to the shop for a check-up because of the check engine light, and it’s not going to come home until later, so I’ll do some walking instead, and hope it doesn’t rain down on me!

I’m going to a wine tasting with some food friends tonight at Solano Cellars in Berkeley, so I made a light lunch to balance things out.

Let me introduce you to this useful product: pre-peeled organic garlic cloves from Christopher Ranch. I hate to admit it, but I’m a sucker for pre-peeled garlic. I use a lot of garlic, and saving even five minutes that it takes peeling five cloves makes quick meals a lot easier. I also have whole garlic heads in my kitchen, but this stuff is great in a pinch.

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In a pan, I put a teaspoon of olive oil, some minced garlic (about four small cloves worth), and three large cups of baby spinach. I grated in some fresh pepper, and gave it a good stir.

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I let it wilt just slightly, and then added in two farm eggs, from pastured free-range chickens. A good quality egg is really important – the flavor is incomparable to the stuff you pick up in the supermarket. Even more than a week old, these eggs are about 20 times better because of the grass, bugs, and other goodies that the chickens get to feast on.

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Once the eggs are just set, I added an ounce of grated Cabot pepperjack, covered the lid, and turned down off the heat until the cheese just melted.

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Once it melted, I gently transfered it to a plate, and then topped it with some fresh salsa!

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On a hungrier day, I might eat it with toast, or a tortilla. Just look at that yolk!!

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A few more errands, and then I’m off to BART, taking as roundabout way as I can to get in my 10,000 steps, and maybe even a few more for good measure.

There are rumors that we are going to have a stop at Gordo taqueria for a pre-wine snack, and maybe to the Xocolate Bar for some chocolate zen experience. It’s going to be fun!!

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One Comment on “Sunny Eggs with Spinach, Cheese and Salsa”

  1. 1 Nataly said at 5:42 am on September 16th, 2014:

    I saw you post the photos renetcly on facebook LOVE this! I have not ever tried it myself, but I know I’d like it. maybe someday each time I see bento boxes I am tempted to buy one


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