Have you looked around shops or local flea markets over the past two years and noticed the particular trend of birds being on everything? From graphic tees, mugs, hats and bags, there are flocks in every direction. Well, one of my favourite shows, Portlandia, aired a skit a few years back mocking just that. They also poke fun at everything hipster, which I find extra amusing as I live directly in Toronto’s biggest hipster community. I should also mention that my housemate IS the original hipster. Something which he will never admit to, but then again, no true hipster ever would.
(Above, is a video clip from Portlandia, this clip is from YouTube. I do not own this video.)
Lately, I’ve become aware of another trend. Eggs. They are being served on everything, and particularly at hipster joints. On top of burgers, on salads, tacos – you name it. This is a trend that I can definitely get behind. I love eggs because they are a healthy and affordable source of protein. When buying eggs, I select ones that are from organic, free-range, grain feed chickens. I believe that if we choose to consume animal products, we should make responsible choices.
So the next time your meal or salad is feeling a little…lackluster, PUT AN EGG ON IT!
High Protein Salad ~ Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free
Prep Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Author: Milk and Marigolds
4 eggs, fried
1 head of frisée lettuce
½ a head of radicchio, finely chopped
145g (5 oz.) of organic baby kale (the baby variety is milder and much less bitter than its parent)
½ cup of shucked sunflower seeds
1 cup of cooked edamame beans
680g (1.5lb) of assorted mini potatoes (yellow, red and purple skinned), boiled.
1 large avocado, sliced
cracked pepper to taste
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons of fresh, finely chopped dill
1. Boil mini potatoes until tender, drain and prepare the frisée, baby kale and radicchio.
2. Slice the avocado and squeeze a little lemon on it to prevent it from browning.
3. In a measuring cup, prepare the dressing.
4. In a non-stick frying pan, add a dash of olive oil once the pan reaches a medium heat. Crack eggs into pan and fry until the white is cooked or to your liking.
5. In a large salad bowl, add all the ingredients and add enough dressing as needed. Plate the salad and add one fried egg a top of each portion. Crack fresh pepper. Enjoy!
Can’t find baby kale? Try arugula or Boston lettuce instead. Dressing keeps up to a week.
Copyright © 2014. Milk & Marigolds
10 thoughts on “Put an egg on it!”
Hi, I love your blog and I think you’d be happy to know that I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award 🙂
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Thank you very much for thinking of me, very sweet of you! 🙂
I agree, I always buy organic and free range and you are paying for what you get. Try poaching a barn egg! Never works. I’d love to have my own chickens and then you can always be sure they are well looked after. I was watching ‘River Cottage’ last night and he has an amazing coop, bungalows, high rises…everything! I wish I could eat your salad now!
Having my own chickens is definitely on my dream/wish list. Maybe one day when I have the space for them. You are so right about the poaching!
I hope you give the salad a try 🙂
I love eggs. Even hipster eggs.
A fried egg on a meal makes it more substantial and the runny yolk gives it a sauce if there wasn’t one there before.
As Beyonce would say…”Cause if you liked it, then you should have put an egg on it.”
Bahahahah! That just made my day. As for the runny yolk, I am always amazed by how much more flavor there is in a runny yolk verses a hard boiled one. Thanks for making me laugh.
The flavour of egg is subtle. It would be hard to bottle it for example but there is a very different flavour between a boiled egg and a fried egg. It’s not just textural. I’ve sent my husband to the market for a tray of eggs. Yum.
Hilarious….(I never buy things with birds on them…well…not much, I am not a hipster, am I??)…I add an egg to many dishes…great for the coeliac vegetarian husband….this looks delicious. 🙂
Even if you are a hipster, I won’t judge…too much 😉
I too, am guilty of owning bird things. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
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