Nourishing Zen

Nourishing YOU. Adventures to Healthy, Happy, and a Fulfilling Life! Food is our medicine.

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Valentine’s Day Breakfast for my Hubby!


Salmon egg scramble, bacon, fruit, and baguette cinnamon French toast!



Splurge Alert

Tom had a colonoscopy on Thursday and his colitis is in remission! No flare ups and hardly any inflammation. Awesome news!

And so he splurged today…

Cinnamon French Toast with fruit… AND corned beef hash with and over medium egg.

The waiter asked, “Are you eating anything??” Haha


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Eat Yolks

They’re really not as bad as people claim. Of course, like everything else – moderation is key.

Every morning I have two hard boiled eggs and I leave half of the yolk in it. Throw a dash of sea salt and your fave hot sauce on it! (Mine is Siracha or tapatio) Easy. Quick. Healthy. On the go. Breakfast is necessary to kick start your metabolism for the day!

Check it out:


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Baked Eggs in Bells!

This recipe is easy, looks pretty, and is healthy! You can modify the meat/veggie mixture to your taste and liking of course. That’s the beauty of this recipe, it’s all relative! Try it out 🙂

Baked Eggs in Bells

Baked Eggs in Bells

4 red or yellow bell peppers cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed (leave the green stem intact for looks if desired)

1 cup diced zucchini

1 cup diced yellow onion

1 cup diced portobello mushrooms

2 garlic cloves, minced

6 oz cubed pancetta or diced meat of choice

Cooking oil of choice (we use coconut oil)

8 eggs

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Optional: Fresh Herbs for garnish (basil, cilantro, chives etc.)

1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Place bell pepper halves on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, saute meat and onions together in the coconut oil over medium to medium high heat until the onions start to soften and the meat begins to brown. Add the minced garlic, zucchini and mushrooms and saute until the zucchini are al dente.

4. When the bell peppers are out of the oven, drain any moisture and pat dry with a paper towel. Fill each bell pepper halfway with the veggie/meat mixture.

5. Depending on the size of your bell pepper, you may be able to use two eggs. We often use one whole egg with yolk plus one or two egg whites for more protein!

6. Place the stuffed bells in a large casserole dish or small baking sheet, cover with foil and bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes – until the egg whites are set. Check after 20 minutes. If you have a smaller bell pepper with one egg, your cooking time will most likely be 25-35 minutes depending on your oven and how you like your yolks.

7. OPTIONAL – top with fresh herbs, diced tomato, or avocado.

Della Fattoria in Petaluma – awesome breakfast place!

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Breakfast of champs.  Tried a new place out today and absolutely loved it!!!  Corned beef hash with two poached eggs.  We (attempted) to share a pecan roll too! 




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Broccoli, Cheddar, Turkey Grab-n-Go Egg Muffins!

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Broccoli, Cheddar, & Turkey Grab-n-Go Egg Muffins!

Simplify this in any way. I will put in leftover chicken breast, spinach, a tiny pinch of cheese per muffin and a dash of pepper with egg whites only – most often. It’s great to throw in the microwave or even eat cold. If you like English muffins, toast them and throw the egg between!

Courtesy of The Wheatbelly Cookbook by William Davis

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