Breakfast Tacos

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On the weekends, I like to change it up from my routine oatmeal for breakfast during the week and actually take the time to whip up something more fancy. Since I found out you can hard boil eggs in the oven (mind-blown--thanks to Erin Palinski-Wade!), I have been using that technique every time I want some hard-boiled eggs for my busy week. As a full time Masters student and dietetic intern, I have been finding it almost impossible to eat healthy during the week because of the limited time I have to cook heart healthy and filling nutritious meals. So I am so happy to have found a way to hard boil eggs without having to monitor the boiling water constantly... this method allows me to have more time to do homework or to prep for more meals in the 1 hour I try to set aside 1x week.

Well, I had quite a few hard boiled eggs left from my meal prep week that I decided to make some breakfast tacos. All you need are 5 simple ingredients! And they may already be in your kitchen-- no extra shopping required. 

Breakfast Tacos

Ingredients:

Makes 4 filling tacos

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  • 4 hard boiled eggs, one egg per taco (check out Erin Palinski-Wade's HOW TO HARD BOIL EGGS IN THE OVEN post)
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa (your favorite kind)
  • Cilantro leaves or chopped cilantro, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Peel and slice the hard boiled eggs. On a pan on medium heat, place tortillas and top them with cheese. Remove tortillas once cheese is melted, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Place tortillas on a plate, place slices of egg on cheese, scoop some salsa and garnish with cilantro leaves. Enjoy!
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Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be

Baked Egg & Avocado

This month's Recipe Redux theme "Stir up some of your earliest culinary recollections. Did you stand at your grandmother’s elbow to learn to cook? Or did you learn by stumbling through a cookbook by yourself? Share a healthy recipe and the accompanying story about one of your first cooking memories." -- really got me thinking!

I loved being in the kitchen as a kid and I loved showing my parents that I could cook for myself at such a young age. So for this month's theme, I wanted to share one of my favorite family memories and the first time I got to cook food in front of the camera! What was I cooking you may ask? Scrambled eggs, of course!

 Momma Sloan and I scrambling some eggs!

Momma Sloan and I scrambling some eggs!

While growing up, my mom always had us helping out in some way in the kitchen. It could be with organizing the ingredients, decorating pizzas, cracking eggs or simply setting the table. Whatever it was, we were happy to do it. And I'm glad we did. My mom wrote an article many years ago (shown below), encouraging parents to "let the kids in the kitchen" (and this is where my rise to fame all started! haha). I also think it is important to get the kids in the kitchen and to show them that cooking can be fun and that you can get creative-- I certainly found a passion for it and I enjoy sharing it on my blog.

 Clockwise from Top: Me cracking some eggs. Right: My brother, David, showing his awesome pizza decorating skills. Bottom: My sister, Jennifer, grating some mozzarella cheese.

Clockwise from Top: Me cracking some eggs. Right: My brother, David, showing his awesome pizza decorating skills. Bottom: My sister, Jennifer, grating some mozzarella cheese.

Now as an active food blogger, I have my mom's early introduction to cooking to be thankful for and my dad's culinary skills to live up to.

SO, I would like to share a healthy and simple way to eat an egg by combining it with some healthy fats! Here's some avocado love <3

Baked Egg & Avocado

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 avocado, cut in half and pitted
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Salsa or hot sauce, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. With a spoon, widen hole left by pit in avocado by scraping out about 1 teaspoon of avocado flesh.
  3. Place avocado halves in a small baking pan facing up. 
  4. Crack an egg in each half. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until eggs are cooked the way you like!
  6. Top with salsa or hot sauce and enjoy!
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Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be

Pannu-Kakku: The Finnish Pancake

Pannu-Kakku-- an oven baked pancake.

I grew up eating Pannu-Kakku with my family. My grandmother is 100% Finnish and has made this oven baked pancake for many special holiday brunches. I thought it would be a perfect treat to share this recipe so you can enjoy some of the Finnish culture and delicious food. This oven baked pancake has a texture of a pancake and a custard. YUM!

Pannu-Kakku is perfect to eat with maple syrup, jam, powdered sugar or even by itself!

Pannu-Kakku

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together eggs and milk.
  3. Sift dry ingredients separately and add to egg-milk mixture, stir until blended.
  4. Pour melted butter in four 9-inch round pie or cake tins, spread evenly. Pour batter into tins and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until puffy and golden brown. Remove carefully from pan and serve immediately with powdered sugar or maple syrup.

Note: It is very important that the oven is HOT so the pancakes bake evenly and nicely.