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Winter Breakfast Bowl

This warm breakfast bowl can include whatever selection of vegetables, grains or legumes you prefer, and the egg is even optional. I personally shop for vegetables at Farmers market and pick out what is local and organic for the week. You can also find many options at many stores and Trader Joes were there are prepared options ready for cooking, so TJ pictures below. Although there is some pre-prep for this the supplies can be kept in the refrigerator, and the dish can be made from scratch each day.

Equipment Needed

Cutting board & knife

Mixing bowl

Baking sheet pan or Pyrex

Small sauté pan for poaching egg/s

Small pot for re-heating Vegetables


Beans (cooked moong beans or buy pre-cooked lentils at Trader Joes)

Vegetable stock (buy at Trader Joes or make from scratch)

1 Tablespoon Apple cider vinegar

1-2 poached egg

Winter squash (butternut, acorn, etc. or yam), you can also buy butternut squash from Trader Joes that is ready for the oven.

Crimini mushroom (either whole or sliced)

1 Handful of Fresh spinach

Salt & Pepper

Spices of your choice (cardamom, cumin, coriander, turmeric, dill, etc.)


Cooked Vegetables

1. Trim and cut squash into 1” dice, toss with olive oil, sprinkle with your favorite spice/herb. Place on a baking pan and roast in oven for 45 minutes at 375 degrees, let cool.

2. Drain baby carrots, toss with olive oil, season, and roast at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

3. If mushrooms are whole, take the stem out, toss with olive oil, season and roasted at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, set aside and cool.

You can take all above and mix together and store in the same container. Additionally you can change vegetables based on your preferences and/or season.

Legumes- Optional

1. Either cook your favorite beans or you can find freshly prepared lentils at Trader Joes.

Grain- Optional

1. Cook your favorite grain or rice and have available.

Bread- Optional

1. Toast a piece of your favorite bread for the base of the bowl, set aside.

Poached Egg/s- Optional

1. Place water in a shallow pan, and add approximant 1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to water.

2. Bring to a boil, add the egg/s and simmer for approximately 3-5 minutes until it is at the desired consistency, set aside.

How to assemble.

1. In a small sauce pot add a portion of the cooked vegetables, grains, beans, etc., and add a handful of spinach.

2. Depending on how much veggies, grain, and legume in pot add enough vegetable stock or water to moisten (approx. 1/8 cup) and warm the mixture for approximately 2 minutes until warm and the majority of liquid evaporates.

3. In a bowl place the bread, then add the vegetable mixture on top and finally top with the egg.

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