Monday, January 4, 2016

Make Breakfast the Best Part of Your Day Two Recipes


Today I have two great dishes to begin your day with. Herbed Chickpeas with Wilted Greens and a fried egg, and Scrambled eggs served alongside madras lentils and greens. Both dishes are healthy, packed full of protein and vitamins and guaranteed to keep you going for hours. Make the most of your day………Picture above is a view of Camelback mountain.


If you are starting this year off wanting to add more veggies and protein to your diet, these dishes will make a great start. The herbed chickpeas is a recipe I adapted from the Bon Appetite January 2016 magazine. Canned chickpeas are cooked over medium heat in olive oil until they have crisped up, about 12 to 15 minutes. The peas were removed from the skillet and set aside. Then fresh herbs and spinach was added, wilted down and then combined with the beans. I finished the dish by frying some eggs and served everything over a piece of multi grain toast. Delicious!


Now the scrambled eggs with madras lentils and greens was a spur of the moment dish and one I liked even better. I scrambled an egg, added to leftover “lentils”, (a recipe I am working on to get it just right, but still needs some work), and leftover greens. Simple as that. Make ahead the greens and other veggies to cut down valuable time in the mornings. Both dishes will keep . 

Herbed Chickpeas with Wilted Greens and a fried egg

Serves two to three

Ingredients:

1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves (minced)
2 ½ cup fresh spinach
¼ cup fresh herbs (I used parsley, chives, basil)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 to 3 eggs 

To prepare:

In a small skillet add 2 tablespoons olive oil and then chickpeas cook until crispy and some have split open, add garlic cook 1 more minute, stirring constantly. Remove from skillet, set aside.


In the same skillet add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then the spinach and herbs. Stir until wilted. Remove from skillet and add to bowl with peas.

Fry two to 3 eggs, serve over a slice of multi-grain bread toasted, with chickpeas and greens.


Scrambled Eggs with Madras Lentils and Greens

Serves two

Ingredients:

2 eggs scrambled
½ cup madras lentils (lentils and red beans in a creamy spiced up tomato sauce, still working on recipe)
2 cup fresh spinach

To prepare:

Heat up lentils and greens separately, scramble eggs.

Serve alongside one another, enjoy separately or mix together. Delicious with naan and flat breads.



Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

70 comments:

  1. i like your view. i'll skip on the eggs, though. :)

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  2. I've never thought about chickpeas as a breakfast item. I'm quite addicted to eggs so I will make an adaptation of these recipes to enjoy :)

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    1. Thanks Tandy, would love to hear about your adaptations, eggs are my favorite too.

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  3. Lots of protein...a perfect breakfast, Cheri. I like the one with sunny sideup.

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    1. Thanks Angie, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.

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  4. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! These both look so hearty and wholesome! Such a great way to start the day! Love the chickpeas and spinach!

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  5. i don't think i've ever eaten beans for breakfast, but i love chickpeas so much, i'd definitely give it a whirl! plus, apparently baked beans on toast is a common thing for irish breakfasts, so i'll have to come around to that before may! :)

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    1. Hi Grace, Ireland sounds like an amazing place to honeymoon, wish you the best.

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  6. These recipes would make breakfast so delicious ♥

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  7. Madras lentils sounds amazing! I love anything spicy :)

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    1. Hi Dannii, these are my favorite too of all the lentil dishes.

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  8. A delicious meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Good for you and sounds like it's really tasty. I love eggs with greens, have never tried with chickpeas but I think I would love it.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, this was my first time with chickpeas, great protein.

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  9. And I thought I was doing well with porridge! Both breakfasts sound delicious. Aren't chickpeas so tasty when pan-fried. How you've cooked them is how I do them as well. Sometimes with a little garlic granules they're great tossed into salad.

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    1. Hi Johnny, great idea to add to salads, I will try that next.

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  10. We are loving lentils these days. I always seem to crave them in the winter. This looks great! Nothing like a hearty breakfast, or egg lunch :) Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, lentils are my favorite too!

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  11. I love eating breakfast. I love both your breakfast, they love delicious. I love that you changed things up with these breakfast. The chickpeas, lentils, and red beans sound perfect for breakfast.

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    1. Thanks Dawn, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.

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  12. This all looks wonderful Cheri. A great way to start the day and the New Year! D

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    1. Thanks Dena, hope everything is going well for you.

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  13. Protein power! Go, Cheri =) Seriously, the wilted greens with the fried eggs and chickpeas are making me hungry =)

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    1. Thanks Kim, for me most mornings protein is seriously needed.

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  14. Hi Cheri, your dishes look delicious! Love the chick peas with wilted greens and the egg.

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  15. Beans are a good way to go when wanting a more nutritious way to start the day. Two nice breakfasts.

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  16. These both sound like brilliant breakfast ideas, something different is always welcome in the morning!

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  17. Chickpeas and Eggs? Wow...A great combo you have made. Nice!

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  18. I love combining chickpeas with greens in a stir-fry type of dish! In fact I make something real similar to your dish, although almost always use kale instead. Gotta try the spinach! Too funny -- I sometimes add an egg, too. Anyway, great post -- thanks. Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi John, a fried egg on top always makes everything taste better.

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  19. These breakfasts are definitely a way to start the year off right! They look delicious, Cheri!

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  20. These breakfasts are definitely a way to start the year off right! They look delicious, Cheri!

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  21. Other than hummus in my sandwich I have never used chickpea for bf.. U r innovative.. Dish looks yum

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  22. What a wonderful pair of protein packed recipes! Can't wait for the lentil recipe!

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    1. Thanks David, cannot seem to get the spices just right, but hope to soon.

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  23. Nothing but good wholesome ingredients on a plate, love all the flavors and goodness.

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  24. I love creative and interesting breakfast ideas. Using chickpeas sounds terrific!

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  25. Cheri, I love breakfast, particularly on the weekend when I can cook something a little special up. These 2 look amazing!! Both healthy and hearty. I am so curious about the madras lentils...it looks wonderful!

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    1. Hi Monica, the madras that I have had are lentils with kidney beans and a creamy spicy sauce, had them in a restaurant once and I am having a hard time replicating them.

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  26. Happy New Year Cheri and family!!
    You always inspire me to eat more legumes!!

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  27. happy new year dear...

    thanks for sharing such a healthy post... i love chickpea recipe...

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  28. Whoa Cheri, that's a whole lotta goodness going on in this post. I'm not sure I could eat chick peas or lentils for breakfast but, if I could, this is most definitely the way I would go. What an inspiring selection of breakfast ideas!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Cheri...Happy New Year!!!

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    1. Thanks Louise, Happy New Year to you and Marion.

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  29. Oh, your dishes looks so delicious, Cheri, and you know I love the spinach and fresh herbs! Now I'm ready for a big breakast this morning instead of the shake I throw down every morning before running out the door. Great pics, too!
    Always enjoy my visits here and I'm always learning something new :)

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    1. Thanks Robyn, I am such a savory person in the morning, unless I indulge in a decafe mocha.

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  30. Happy new year dear!! Awesome breakfast ideas. Love it. Love the combination and flavors. Yum Yum.

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  31. It's Sunday morning here and I'm lying in bed wondering what to cook for breakfast! What an inspiration it's been visiting your blog. I love the look of the egg and spinach dish with the chickpeas - this would certainly fuel you up for the day xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie, I think an egg on top of anything makes everything taste better.

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  32. These sound like great, healthy recipes for the new year Cheri! Wishing you a great year! :)

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    1. Thanks Nancy, Happy New Year to you as well!

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    1. Hi Amalia, knowing what I know of you I can't imagine you make everything so special.

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  34. Happy New Year, Cheri! I'm still playing catch up after the holidays myself. What a great view of Camelback! All of the shots I have of it are from the north side which is where we used to stay on our family vacations. Wonderful memories. What great breakfasts and a great way to start the day before a hike.

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    1. Thanks Susan, yes catch up is something I seem to be doing anymore, wondering if it is just me. Happy New Year!

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