Friday, November 1, 2013

Coffee Cup Eggs from Make Ahead Paleo

While looking through Make Ahead Paleo for recipes I wanted to try, my mind was blown by this recipe.  Have you ever been running late in the morning (or anytime of the day really), have nothing ready to grab and eat but still want a quality filling paleo meal?  Three words:  Coffee Cup Eggs.

This recipe is in the "Room Service" section of the book.  She suggests this for when you're in a hotel room that has a microwave and refrigerator.  Genius!

It's simple and I'm sure that if I did an internet search, I might find other versions of this but I had never thought of this on my own, so thank you Tammy!  

Because this is so easy and Tammy hasn't posted her method for making this great quick on the go option, I'm going to be very vague.  The idea alone is worth buying the book!

I made this a few times and I love that you can really use your imagination and what ever you have handy to add additional flavor to your eggs.  I tried sautéed zucchini once.    

And simple chives.  

In just a few minutes, you have breakfast in a container that you can take with you.  

Sometimes double fisting mugs isn't unhealthy!

Accessibility & Cost of Ingredients:  You can find everything you need for this recipe at your "big box" grocery store. 

Preparation & Cooking Time:  You can fix this in about 2 minutes depending on whether or not you have your filling prepared if you choose to use a filling.   You'll need to experiment with cooking time as all microwaves differ.   

Clean Up:  So long as you use enough oil, clean up is super easy.  Rinse your glass and put it in the dishwasher.  Don't skip the oil! 

The Paleo Review:  Thumps Up! This is a great idea for any day you're in a hurry or a day where you're just not in the mood to be in the kitchen that long.  Tammy's idea for using this in a hotel is such a great one.  I often find myself in hotels for swim meets and its always a struggle to get a good quality breakfast - solution found.  What a simple but useful idea!  

As with the Sweet 'n' Smoky Deviled Eggs, make sure to read all of the text on the page including the introductory paragraph as it has important information on making the eggs.  

Have any of you bought a copy of Make Ahead Paleo yet?  I'm going to make one more recipe from it before doing my summary post on the book.  Any special requests?