The Power of An Egg

Again, it seems as if always when I’m down and out poached eggs are what I’m craving! I’ve been sleeping on and off on the couch all morning…then finally I woke up, took a shower, put on some really soft, old jeans and made an egg. I wanted to make two eggs with two pieces of yummy bread, but I wasn’t sure if my tummy could handle it. So, I used my egg poacher to make one egg and put it on a piece of artisan bread that I pulled out of the freezer. I let the bread completely soak up the good yolk before eating it so it would be softer and easier on my throat. I had a juicy ripe pear as well (trick to this is to always keep your fruit on the kitchen counter: NOT in the fridge!). It actually was the perfect amount of food for me right now, but I am leaving the egg poacher out because I might want another one for a snack later if I get hungry. They are so good! I ended up eating the rest of my oatmeal later this morning as well….I think I just felt sick from the pain medicine and even though I didn’t want to eat, I knew that that was what was best for my body. I’m still upset about missing making scones, chocolate-chip muffins and coffee cake at school today…hopefully my chef instructor doesn’t just think I am a slacker and didn’t want to come on the second day of class! I have a lot of reading to do this afternoon in my baking textbook so I can get caught up.

Okay…back to the couch. Enjoy your day!


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  • Arika
    January 8, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    I have never commented before, but just want to say I really enjoy your blog. I have a questions about poached eggs. Is it difficult (or even possible) to make them without an egg poacher? I have never had them or made them before but I love runny sunny side up eggs, and these look so good! I hope your feeling better by the way! Have a nice day.

  • jenny
    January 8, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    i really love your blog and i’m really so sorry to hear that youre not feeling well. i hope you get better soon!

  • jenna
    January 8, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Hi Arika,

    You most def. CAN make poached eggs without a poached egg maker! It’s easy! They don’t look as perfect without the mold but I assure you they taste the same. Here’s what you do: Bring a pot of water to a simmer on the stove. Add about 1/4 tsp white vinegar to the water (this helps with the coagulation of the egg white so it doesn’t run all over the place) and while the water is simmering, drop in the eggs, one at a time. Cook for about 4 minutes until the white is not clear anymore then lift out with a spatula or strainer. Easy!

  • Arika
    January 8, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks Jenna! I will certaintly have to give that a try. I just have to pick up some vinegar the next time I am at the store. I hope you get plenty of rest today so you can get back to your fun classes feeling much better : )

  • Rachel
    January 8, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Hi, I just discovered your blog and read a lot of the archives, they are great! You mentioned that you eat sprouted bread. What brand and how does it taste versus regular wheat bread? I know that eating sprouts is bad due to the salmonella risks, does that apply to sprouted breads as well?

    Also, I love kashi bars and find them to be a satisfying snack. Have you ever had lara, odowalla, or gnu bars? If so, what do you think of them in regards to finding them satisfying? Quaker’s little snack bars never filled me!!

  • jenna
    January 8, 2008 at 7:15 pm


    Sprouted bread does not actually have “sprouts” like we think of in it. It’s sort of a misleading name in that sense. Sprouted bread refers to the bread having sprouted grain and no flour, which is actually healthier because it’s been less processed and is a complete protein rather than just old white bread from the store. I like to buy the Ezekiel brand sprouted grain bread, which you find in the freezer section of your local supermarket. I’ve tried a couple different varieties but I think the Sesame is my favorite. I also love it because its frozen—it seems to last awhile in the fridge after you defrost it! My favorite kind of bread is the type I bake myself because then I know everything that goes in it, but this is a close second. Let me know what you think!

    I, too, like kashi bars…I like the crunchy ones! I also love lara bars..the banana one is my favorite 🙂 If I had to pick my favorite bar though I would have to say its a KIND:fruit and nut bar. You can look for these at health food stores and some grocery stores…I find them at whole foods. They are JUST nuts and dried fruit with a little honey in them to bind. They are super tasty, hold me over well til dinner and help you get all the benefits of omega 3’s! I like bars with a simple list of ingredients….fruit, nuts, whole grains…that’s really it. A definite no-go for those shabby quaker ones that never fill me up either!!

  • arimcg
    January 8, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    I have been obsessed with pears lately! I love them.