Tag: Breakfast

Egg (Not Mc) Muffin

I’m always looking for new ways to get a protein packed breakfast in during the week but who has time to cook in the morning?  I love these because I can make a batch on Sunday and I’m good to go for the whole week.  Just pop them in […]

Breakfast in LA by way of Fairfax

I served this for breakfast recently to one of my oldest and dearest friends and she said it was like an LA breakfast.  So thanks Erin, that’s what I’m calling this one! bunch of asparagus with thick, hearty stems 8 eggs 1/4 tsp thyme 1/4 […]

Chicken Stack, Chicken Stack



Homemade chicken sausage patties, heirloom tomatoes and low-fat cheddar cheese.  This little stack is sure to satisfy almost everyone while keeping the fat and cholesterol on the down low.  Pair this with a salad and serve it up at your next brunch. 



  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 3 Tbs pancake syrup
  • 1 Tbs dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seed
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp minced onion
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 4 slices reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 large heirloom tomato, sliced about 1″ in thickness (you could substitute beefsteak here but they aren’t in season right now and even when they are, it’s tough to find a good one)



  1. Combine turkey, syrup, dijon mustard, mustard seed, caraway seed, ginger, minced onion, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.  Divide into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.
  2. Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; cook patties until well browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Remove from heat.
  3. Place tomato slices in a single layer in a foil lined baking dish; season with salt and pepper. Top each slice with 1 turkey patty and 1 cheese slice; broil until cheese is all melted and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Serve hot.



  • I topped mine with a yummy Roasted Garlic and Onion Jam made by Giant’s Simply Enjoy brand
  • This would also go great with a dollop of sour cream on top or a schmere of dijon.

Green Eggs and Ham Anyone??

In an attempt to waste less and use more of what we have around the house, I came up with this semi-deconstructed take on the classic green eggs and ham. As you can see from the directions, this is a tiny bit of cooking combined with an interesting presentation to achieve something that looks incredibly elegant for the amount of work it requires.