Breakfast toast

>> Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It was the first time my kind-hearted boss shook his head in disappointment at me in front of everyone. The embarrassment and shame when he said I had forgotten where I came from. I felt all eyes on me, in disbelief, as if I had done something so terrible. I just hoped that they didn't think my parents failed to raise me right. As blood rushed to turn my face red, I wanted to close my eyes and magically disappear from the attention.

So what 'crime' did I commit? Well, one early morning, I groggily responded with a confused "huh?" when asked about how my Mid-Autumn Festival was spent earlier this week. ;) I had forgotten all about it despite seeing all my foodie friends eating/baking mooncakes since last week. Actually, maybe I didn't completely forget but it's just my brain does not function at its normal capacity on days when I do not have breakfast - which was the case for that fateful day.

So I've learnt my lesson and the next morning, I made sure I woke up early for a hearty meal before leaving the house. 

Creamy avocado egg salad. For some fat and protein.

And juicy tomatoes and goat cheese. Anti-oxidant and calcium. (You do know I'm no nutritionist right?)

On toasted spelt sourdough. Carbs for brain function?

Yes please!

Just brush each slice of bread with some olive oil then rub with the cut side of halved garlic. For the tomato toast, crumble a bit of goat cheese evenly on the bread.

Grill them in the oven at around 230C (450F) for a few minutes (until cheese melts).

Mash 2 hard boiled eggs with one large avocado

Don't forget a dollop of mayo and whole-grain mustard seeds, and some sprinkling of S&P.

(edit) Oh and a squeeze of half a lemon (or vinegar) too.

Slice up some juicy tomatoes and layer them on on the goat cheese.

Spread generously the avocado egg salad onto the other slice!

Hope you had your breakfast today. :)

A good breakfast can really set you up well for the rest of the day, me thinks!

Thanks to Kate from Cookie and Kate for the delicious goats cheese/tomato toast idea!

Have a lovely rest of the week and bye for now. xoxo.


StarletStarlet September 14, 2011 at 11:56 PM  

Avo egg salad? That's a twist on egg salad that I need to try! This would be great for lunch too (even late night snack, whops!). Thanks for the idea~

Anonymous,  September 15, 2011 at 1:15 AM  

I love this twist, can't believe I never thought of it before! Thanks for posting it, I think this'll be making some morning appearances in our house from now on!

renee@sweetsugarbean September 15, 2011 at 3:06 AM  

I really, really want this, but I've no bread on hand, or avocado either. Me thinks I need to do some grocery shopping! I love toasted tomatoes and cheese and eggs and avocado. Yes, hopping in the car and on the way to the market now!

Zoe September 15, 2011 at 2:44 PM  

Goat cheese and tomatoes on toast! 100% agree that this is a great breakkie idea. Eating this will make happy for the rest of the day :D

Nic@diningwithastud September 15, 2011 at 4:14 PM  

Avocado egg salad sounds amazing! Love egg sandwiches, love avocado on toast. GENIUS :D

Quay Po Cooks September 15, 2011 at 9:03 PM  

This will be a wonderful weekend brunch. Love it!

Vivian - vxdollface September 15, 2011 at 9:41 PM  

omg pls make me breakfast :D
did you end up celebrating post-moon fest?

PFx September 15, 2011 at 11:21 PM  

I learnt about mid-autumn fest corresponds to Korean thanksgiving too, this year. It's a new experience for me.
I miss havin toast for breakie, especially when don simply like yours. It's kimchi all day everyday here...

Von September 16, 2011 at 12:21 AM  

:O How could you?!? haha.....
That moon looks so round!
This sounds like a delicious breakfast! I love the sound of that avocado and egg salad!

Carrie September 16, 2011 at 11:36 PM  

I love the idea of an avocado egg salad! That is just the best idea. I'll be trying it out for sure - thank you!

Dolly September 16, 2011 at 11:43 PM  

so healthy yum.

my mum tried your version of carrot cake.. so far def. the best. i love the crumbly texture.. my bf doesnt tho.. arh ate 2 carrot cakes in less than one week nooooo/

eat well viv :)

Anonymous,  September 17, 2011 at 7:19 AM  

I love the story, Viv. Avo-egg salad is one of my favorites as well. In fact, it was breakfast this morning =) Yours is much more elaborate than mine - goat cheese sounds perfect. Will have to try that soon! Happy weekend.

Janine September 18, 2011 at 11:35 AM  

I love the idea of the avo-egg with the spelt sourdough :) too bad, avocados are a tad ex here and i can't get spelt sourdough easily :( So did you spend a belated mid-autumn festival in the end? ;p

Anonymous,  September 19, 2011 at 10:25 AM  

Haha I didn't know it was mid-autumn festival either!

Your toast looks deeeelicious. I've been looking for a new breakfast food...

Also I met your sister up at Katoomba on the weekend!


Nami | Just One Cookbook September 20, 2011 at 4:44 AM  

Oh shoot, I just used avocado last night. I'm going to make this avocado egg salad. This looks so good.... I'm going to use Japanese mayonnaise to make this. I already know this is going to be my new addicting lunch idea. I really shouldn't have eaten that avocado!!! Try it soon...can't wait!

Viv September 20, 2011 at 10:47 AM  

thanks for all your kind comments people :)

hyg: haha you too! ;) hope u discover yummy new breakfast food soon. oh yes i just asked my sis and she said you prob recognised her coz she was wearing my clothes :P

Viv September 20, 2011 at 10:47 AM  

nami: Jap mayo is my weakness :P i used to have mayo on rice when i was a kid and was addicted on that!!

Juliana September 20, 2011 at 11:47 AM  

Wow Vivienne, this looks great for breakfast...egg and avocado mix together with tomatoes and cheese...yummie!
Hope you are having a wonderful week :-)

Lori September 20, 2011 at 12:00 PM  

I don't make egg salad nearly enough. This version sounds so great with the avocado. A great breakfast for sure!

Taste and Tell September 20, 2011 at 3:57 PM  

That sounds like the perfect breakfast!!

sugarpuffi September 21, 2011 at 4:09 PM  

omg how good is sourdough with goat cheese! i totally forgot to take a pic of the moon for the mid autumn festival. doh!

Shu Han September 22, 2011 at 5:51 PM  

I think avocados just go so well with eggs! The creamy texture of it kind of reminds me of the egg yolk, you can even fool yourself into thinking you've got twice the amount of eggs. Or maybe it's just me. I liek to scramble eggs, nand then fold in mashed avocado. My friend calls it vomit ):

Nami | Just One Cookbook September 23, 2011 at 4:44 PM  

Just wanted to let you know... I made this already! :-) See, I was fast? Hehe. I totally enjoyed it. I still have avocado and guess what I eat for tomorrow lunch. GAHAHAHA! ;-) Thanks for the recipe!

Julie September 23, 2011 at 11:51 PM  

YUM so quick and easy viv :)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart September 26, 2011 at 9:18 AM  

Hi Viv!

Now this breakfast looks like it would power ones brain and body for a very healthy start. Yummy too :)

The Cilantropist September 27, 2011 at 12:42 PM  

Ooo, I love this idea! Passing it along to my dad right now for a healthy breakfast, and I will be trying it myself too! :)

chopinandmysaucepan September 27, 2011 at 12:50 PM  

This combination of egg and avocado is awesome! And the fresh sourdough is a must!

Zoe October 6, 2011 at 10:45 AM  

Hi Viv,
You are right with your comments about my recent bread post. For this bake, I've kneaded and rested the dough using my bread machine and then I shaped them as accordingly. The Italian OO flour has a ranging gluten content ranging from 6-12% and the reason for me to choose to have this 1:4 ratio is because the overall flour will have 25% softness of the OO flour and at the same time having enough gluten to rise for a perfect bread texture. AP flour has a slightly lower gluten content than bread flour and thus less "tougher" than bread flour and I'm guessing that it might achieve the same effect as Italian OO. In regardless, I still like to use the Italian OO for my baking. I reckon that it works well for me most of the time :D

Quay Po Cooks October 12, 2011 at 1:29 PM  

How did you poached the eggs so well? I can't make them look half as good as yours.

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