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Travel: Chicago Breakfast Eats

June 23, 2018 |  by  |  Eats, Travel  |  No Comments

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Chicago breakfast eats – this is one of the most underrated meals when traveling. Often times if you’re in a city for a while it’s about balance so grabbing a yogurt, or some fruit just makes you feel good. We were in Chicago for 5 days, so 5 breakfasts and we did this twice. I had fruit from Trader Joes and ate while we walked. What you shouldn’t do, though, is fall victim to a contential breakfast for 5 days in a row. No, the city (I’m sure almost every city) has far better breakfast options. So, get up, wash up, (optional) and eat up some delicious breakfast.

Here I’ll share with you three of our favourites from Chicago.

Chicago Breakfast Eats

First up, Beatrix in River North. With many gluten free options, this place was bustling even at 7:20am.

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Here’s Bryce’s plate – avocado benedict. It looked so good and he said it was delicious.

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Me, well I got the quinoa cakes with poached eggs. Flat out one of the best breakfast plates ever. Full of flavour, a bit of zip, and the perfect amount of richness.

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

In the West Loop (worth the ride on the L Train) we tried out Stephanie Izard’s Little Goat Diner.

This place is adorable, quaint, and full of character.

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

For me, I got some eggs sunny side up, a bowl of fruit and the goat grits. I would go back here for the goat cheesy, creamy grits. Bryce, he probably would skip this place. He got the ‘This Little Piggy when to China’ and it was a miss. If you do go, don’t order that. Word to those of you who don’t eat red meat or are gluten free, your options will be pretty limited so just be aware.

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Back to River North, XOCO by Rick Bayless is a must. We had snacks here on our first night in Chicago and then hit this place up for breakfast on our last day. It’s the only place we double-dipped. We don’t often do that, head back to the same place since there’s just so much to explore, yet for a totally different menu (breakfast is different than lunch, right?) we figured, ya, let’s do it!

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

This is Bryce’s breakfast – the Saturday Special – XOCO’s breakfast enchiladas, with chorizo of course.

He was a little cautious that it might not fulfil his breakfast cravings, yet it hit the mark. We are Mexican food lovers and if you are too, be sure to try this place.

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Oh, for me, I almost forgot! I had the huevos rancheros. The green chilies added some nice heat and a bit of texture. I wish I could have eaten two.

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Well, thanks so much for visiting and I hope you get to check out Chicago soon, I have so much more to share. And, if not, then wherever you’re headed next, skip the muffin or the banana just once and head out to explore. Your tummy and tastebuds will be happy, I’m sure.

Recipe: Egg Tostada

June 9, 2018 |  by  |  Eats, Recipes  |  No Comments

Egg Tostada: 3ten.ca

Egg tostada – so good and pretty easy to make. Take your breakfast up a notch and wow that special someone in your life. Let’s get cooking!

Ingredients

  • 4 corn tortillas and 4 free run eggs
  • 1 cup of black bean dip
  • 1/4 cup of feta and cilantro
  • 1/2 cup of green onions and red pepper
  • 1 ripe avocado

First, make the bean dip if you haven’t already. Such a great recipe.

Next, set the oven to 350 degrees on bake. While it’s warming up crumble the feta, and chop the cilantro, green onions and red pepper. Then neatly slice the avocado.

Egg Tostada: 3ten.ca

Place the 4 corn tortillas on a rack and bake for 5-9 minutes, until they’re toasty and crips, but not burnt.

Egg Tostada: 3ten.ca

Top with the bean dip and then mix together the feta, cilantro, green onion, and red pepper. Place neatly on half of the corn tortilla.

Egg Tostada: 3ten.ca

Get out a skillet and fry 4 eggs, sunny side up. I use grape seed oil since it has a high smoking point. Also, you can use a ring mold to cut your eggs or just to rustic and leave them.

Egg Tostada: 3ten.ca

Top the corn tortilla with an egg and you’re done!

Egg Tostada: 3ten.ca

These are so good and pretty easy to make, you just need to be sure you’re guests are ready to eat.

Egg Tostada: 3ten.ca

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope to see you again soon. Who wants to come over for breakfast tomorrow?!

Recipe

Recipe: Egg Tostada
 
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Cook time
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 corn tortillas and 4 free run eggs
  • 1 cup of black bean dip
  • ¼ cup of feta and cilantro
  • ½ cup of green onions and red pepper
  • 1 ripe avocado
Instructions
  1. First, make the bean dip if you haven't already. Such a great recipe.
  2. Next, set the oven to 350 degrees on bake.
  3. While it's warming up crumble the feta, and chop the cilantro, green onions and red pepper. Then neatly slice the avocado.
  4. Place the 4 corn tortillas on a rack and bake for 5-9 minutes, until they're toasty and crips, but not burnt.
  5. Top with the bean dip and then mix together the feta, cilantro, green onion, and red pepper. Place neatly on half of the corn tortilla.
  6. Get out a skillet and fry 4 eggs, sunny side up. I use grape seed oil since it has a high smoking point. Also, you can use a ring mold to cut your eggs or just to rustic and leave them.
  7. Top the corn tortilla with an egg and you're done! These are so good and pretty easy to make, you just need to be sure you're guests are ready to eat.

 

Recipe: Texas Caviar

June 6, 2018 |  by  |  Eats, Recipes  |  No Comments

The Best Texas Caviar: 3ten.ca

I love fresh flavours and this Texas caviar packs a punch. It’s bright, fresh, and full of colour. Let’s get to it and eat the rainbow.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 a cup of olive oil and white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder and cumin
  • 1/2 a lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon of salt – to taste
  • 5 roma tomatoes
  • 15oz can of black eyed peas
  • 11oz can of corn
  • 15oz can of black beans
  • large red onion
  • red pepper
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1 cup of cilantro

First up, wash your vegetables and rinse the beans. Spoon out the inside of the tomatoes and dice. Also dice the onion, peppers, and cilantro.

The Best Texas Caviar: 3ten.ca

Mix everything together – stir it really, really well and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.

The Best Texas Caviar: 3ten.ca

Chill and eat with chips, on nachos or even with eggs. So much flavour.

The Best Texas Caviar: 3ten.ca

The Best Texas Caviar: 3ten.ca

The Best Texas Caviar: 3ten.ca

You’ll be surprised how big this recipe is, but it won’t last long. It’s that good.

Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you again soon.

Recipe

Recipe: Texas Caviar
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 8 cups
Ingredients
  • ⅓ a cup of olive oil and white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder and cumin
  • ½ a lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon of salt - to taste
  • 5 roma tomatoes
  • 15oz can of black eyed peas
  • 11oz can of corn
  • 15oz can of black beans
  • large red onion
  • red pepper
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1 cup of cilantro
Instructions
  1. First up, wash your vegetables and rinse the beans.
  2. Spoon out the inside of the tomatoes and dice. Also dice the onion, peppers, and cilantro.
  3. Mix everything together - stir it really, really well and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Chill and eat with chips, on nachos or even with eggs. So much flavour.

 

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