A.M. realizations

by Holly on January 22, 2011

in breakfast,gluten-free,rambling

Waking up on a sunny Saturday morning to see the clock read 9:50am and oodles of lovely e-mails in your inbox to read from your last blog post while still tucked under your exquisitely warm comforter has to be one of the best things in the world.

Ignore the fact the temperatures are currently 8 degrees, and your apartment is a disaster.

Just fuhgettaboutit.

Let nothing take away from that first stretchy yawn and realization it is FINALLY the weekend. Because soon, you’ll step inside the shallow confines of your kitchen to realize (a) you are out of all sources of fruit, (b) your oatmeal pot is caked with reheated veggie millet miso soup (which means you’d actually have to wash it to use it) and (c) kale may be your only breakfast option.


Scary crunchy slightly bitter kale?!?

But what is a gal supposed to do with kale for breakfast?!?

{insert 26-year-old hissy fit here}

I paused.

Took a deep breath.

Remembered kale kicks other vegetables’ @$$#$ in the vitamin K, A and C departments, not to mention the cancer department because of it’s immense anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Realized I shall have no fear, for I AM The Healthy Everythingtarian.

And forged on through an additional 3 pans, 4 ingredients, 5 screams (those were upon the realization I was out of coffee) and 6 mutterings of ohmygawimagenius to create this…

Massaged kale salad. Roasted sweet potatoes. Grilled onions. One perfectly sunny side-up egg. A sprinkle of my very favoritest cheese.

All in one bowl.

Together, incredibly delicious.

If one look at this savory breakfast makes your heart pitter patter with happiness like a crying 13-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber concert, then here’s how you too can make this:

  • massaged kale salad: Take 2 cups chopped kale, 1 T EVOO + pinch of salt and massage for 1 minute until well-coated. Add 1 t lemon juice. Mix well.
  • roasted sweet potato: Cut a medium sweet potato into 1″ cubes. Toss in 1 t canola oil + salt. Bake at 450 degrees until browned and fork tender.
  • grilled onion: In a grill pan or saute pan, turn the heat to high. Chop an onion into 1/4″ rounds. Place in pan and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until grill marks appear. Flip. Repeat.
  • sunny side-up egg: In a small saute pan over medium-low heat, coat the bottom with cooking spray and crack your egg. Cook until whites are set.
  • my favoritest cheese: Buy it. Grate it. Resist the urge to eat all of it.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve come to the realization that since I don’t have an intravenous method of injecting coffee straight into my veins at my disposal, I am going to need to leave my apartment, walk to the coffee shop and get some before my caffeine headache sets in.


Evan Thomas January 22, 2011 at 11:48 am

I’m confessing here and now that I can’t cook an egg to save my life. Yours looks so perfectly runny. I will just live vicariously through your breakfasts like I always have.

Andrea@WellnessNotes January 22, 2011 at 11:48 am

I want your breakfast!!!

Have a wonderful weekend! Hope you got that caffeine fast enough… ;)

Jenny January 22, 2011 at 11:58 am

for some reason I just can’t do savory breakfast, but this looks like a baller lunch.


carin January 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm

SURFING THE INTERNET ON MY COMPUTER IN BED ON THE WEEKEND IS MY FAVORITE THING TO DO EVER!!!!! even better with a mug of something hot…and a dog.

Nelly January 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm

That really is a beautifully-done egg! I’m kinda iffy on the idea of raw kale, even massaged, but that looks interesting enough to try.

Enjoy your coffee!

PS: Apart from the cheese and the rawness of the kale and the fact that there is only one egg, this is pretty much exactly what all my breakfasts look like :)

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 22, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I made a massaged kale salad once. I felt really weird when I told people the name of it- but it was delicious!

dana @ my little celebration January 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm

That looks AMAZING. Must try.

Exquisite post my friend, especially the parts set in italics where you muttered “fuhgettaboutit” and “ohmygawiamagenius.”

You ARE a genius. fughettaboutit.

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm

That looks so stinking good it’s not even funny.

Ashley @ 365 things January 22, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Nice! Creativity at it’s finest. Good job ma’ dear!

Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free January 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm

It is SO cold out today. I would consider life without the coffee just to stay inside. I’ve never made kale anything, it scares me. But that looks so good!

Erica January 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm

brrrr stay warm! That is one pretty and creative breakfast! I’ve been wanting to try massaged kale – it always sounds like you’re buttering up your dinner with a massage so its extra delicious when you eat it haha.

Lisa @ Thrive Style January 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Looks like an awesome breakfast! I wouldn’t think of kale as a breakfast option at first either, but am totally sold now :)

sofia January 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm

raspberry tart ale cheese? holy cow. or should i say holy raspberry cow?

this is quite the inspired breakfast for a saturday! good work, my friend. very good work.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

get your coffee on pre-headache b/c once it starts, it’s impossible to fully drink enough coffee to “catch up”. Dont ask me how i know this :)

Eliz@The Sweet Life January 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

What a beautiful and delicious-looking breakfast!

Katie January 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I wish I had the time or skills to make an amazing breakfast like this, mine are just oats or cereal ; ) I hope you got your coffee girl, lord knows its a must, if I dont have mine, watch out! muah! xo

Haleigh January 22, 2011 at 3:17 pm

That dish looks absolutely amazing!

amanda January 22, 2011 at 3:39 pm

you, my friend, made kale look delicious! ha.

Sarah (Sarah Learns) January 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

oh em gee. this looks delicious! way to kick oatmeal’s butt with this awesome breakfast.

Jess January 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I so want that meal!! Everything about it looks perfect!!

brandi January 22, 2011 at 6:28 pm

yes, please! This sounds SO good!

Kaleigh January 22, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Top notch! Way to get creative!!

Erica D (Gratitouille) January 23, 2011 at 12:04 am

I’m loving the eggs over salad lately too! Woohoo!

Curtis January 23, 2011 at 7:34 am

Kale rocks! Great photos…

Sarah January 23, 2011 at 7:42 am

Sweet potatoes and eggs? What a delicious combination!
I think a walk to a coffee shop sounds like a PERFECT end to a late Saturday morning breakfast.

julie January 23, 2011 at 8:44 am

i feel the same way about my blog (oh this is in response to the last post but i just was getting caught up so i wrote on this one instead haha) but i have NO idea what my blog is about other then stuff i do in life which i’m totally fine with and love about it! i like blogs where i just don’t look at people’s food all day long i want to see what you’re doing! <–like the creep i am. and i want to share what i'm doing even if it is eating popcorn with the bachelor on a monday night. wooo :)

Hilary January 23, 2011 at 9:03 am

The only time I’ve ever had kale was when I made kale chips…I’ve been scared to eat it any other way. I applaud you for eating it for breakfast!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm

your breakfast dilemma was mine a couple of days ago – i ended up with sauteed kale with garlic and onion, salsa, and egg whites scrambled atop a corn tortilla. survival creations rock.

coffee-deprivation does not rock. hope you got a cup! :)

Katie January 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I just pulled a Holly and caught up on your last 5 posts. Here’s what I know…

I still want to go to France, despite your warnings.

I don’t really know what kid of blog I have either – but I enjoy reading yours immensely, and I also enjoy writing mine…so no labels needed. :-)

I’m really excited that you ate kale for breakfast, and made it look darn tasty, too.

Happy weekend, lady! xoxo

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