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Basted Eggs on Corn Tortillas with Avocado

Eggs on Tortilla

There are some things in life that on the surface appear involved, but actually make life easier. Take dresses for example. There’s something about wearing dresses that people perceive as putting in effort. I view it as taking one thing out of the closet and being dressed from head to toe. There’s no need to coordinate a top with a bottom or to find the right socks to go with the right shoes.  I realize that this is something most of us do every morning with absolutely zero hesitation but for some me, that’s far too many decisions to make whether at 5:30 AM or a more reasonable 10:30 AM. I want to put one thing on, look put-together, and get on with my day. These days it’s not unlike how I view food and meal prep. Essentially, I want something that looks and tastes like I’m not a lazy turd without any of the effort. Especially when it comes to something as important as what I put in my body.

Eggs on Tortilla

In the past, I could spend hours in the kitchen, mucking about, creating, tasting, re-creating. The elaborate was not out of the ordinary. Don’t get me wrong, most of the time this was a pleasure. My life has changed drastically over the last few years. In the midst of the loss of a love, a father, my grandmothers, my health, my dog, and in some ways an entire extended family, I had to learn to let go. As a result, I’ve also learned to make my life simpler. I had to let go of making absolutely everything from scratch, keeping a spotless house and relax self-imposed standards that no longer served me. I still have a long road ahead when it comes to taking it easy (I am occasionally reminded that my version of taking it easy is some else’s go-go-go). So it makes sense to start with breakfast. Just like a dress, eggs on tortilla with avocado looks like more effort than is required. 

Eggs on Tortilla

Basted egg on a tortilla with avocado. Eggs make my brain turn on. Forget the egg whites. The light switch for the brain is in the yolk. Then there’s the soothing richness of an oozing creamy yolk. It smears itself of a crispy shell of mild sweet corn and lends itself well with the buttery avocado. This breakfast almost makes itself in about 3 minutes and offers me the sustenance I need to get me through until lunch. That’s my kind of result. I’ve also served this to breakfast guests, and it can also be bulked up for a brunch feast with tomatoes, salsa and refried black beans with feta. 

Basted Eggs on Tortilla with Avocado
Serves 1
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Total Time
3 min
Total Time
3 min
  1. 1 egg
  2. 1 white corn tortilla
  3. 1/2 avocado
  4. Optional Toppings: Feta, Parmesan, Cheddar or your favourite cheese, hot sauce, refried beans, salsa, sour cream and or cilantro.
  1. Place a fresh tortilla in a small 6-8 inch frying pan over medium heat. Crack an egg on top of the tortilla. When the pan is hot add approximately 1 Tbsp of water to the edge of the pan. Cover the pan immediately with a tight fitting lid (preferably one that does not have a breathe vent). Allow the egg to baste. A white layer will cover the yolk. Cook to desired doneness. Basted soft will take approx one minute. Meanwhile, cut and slice your avocado. Slide the tortilla onto a plate and serve with avocado, cheese, hot sauce and/or salsa.
  1. I keep my tortillas in the freezer. If you are starting with a frozen tortilla, cook one side of the tortilla first. Once it has warmed through, flip the tortilla and then crack the egg on top. This will take anywhere between 30 seconds to a minute. Continue as per directions.
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Eggs on Tortilla

I’m going to continue with this line of thinking for the time being as I am certain I am not alone in feeling that, at times, easier is better. Here are a few of my favorite quick and easy recipes from the past.

10-minute Coconut Spinach Soup

Coconut Spinach Soup

3 Ingredient Savory Pancakes

3 Ingredient Savory Pancakes

Maple Adobo Glazed Salmon

Maple Adobo Salmon

Brie and Walnut Baked Portobello Mushrooms

Baked Brie and Walnut Portobello Mushrooms

Pan Fried Scallops with Golden Almonds and Creamy Cauliflower 

Scallops with Browned Almonds and Cauliflower Mash



By on January 12, 2016 in Blog, Breakfast, Brunch, Eggs, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Vegetarian

Grapefruit Avocado Ginger Smoothie

Though I’ve always loved a good smoothie, I have to be honest, it’s only in the last 6 months that I’ve really gotten into them. I used to like them, but most days the thought never even occurred to me.

Not sure why.

Now I have them almost everyday. Yup. Every. Single. Day.

It’s the perfect lazy man’s meal in a glass. It’s like a salad without having to worry about the dressing. Or chewing for that matter.

Which means it’s in my belly and I’m off to get on with my day.

I like changing up the flavors almost daily since it gives me a wider range of nutrients.

Ok, that’s not true. I just lied.

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By on May 14, 2013 in Beverage, Blog, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grapefruit, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

TV Tuesday # 26: How To Make Homemade Vegetarian Sushi Rolls (Sushi Series Part 2)

Sushi makes most people think of raw fish, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of vegetarian and even vegan solutions when it comes to sushi. The best example of that is when it comes to sushi rolls or otherwise known as maki rolls. I love these little babies because I can stuff them with just about anything. I can rummage through the fridge and pick out veggies that need to be used up and make a delicious dinner.

They’re fun to make too, but its the flexibility of the fillings that I love most. Even the sushi rice doesn’t have to be sushi rice. You can use quinoa, sprouted brown rice, or even bulgur. As you can see there is plenty of room for creativity. Yeah!

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By on October 2, 2012 in Blog, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Rice, TV Tuesdays, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos

10 Five Minute Whole Food Lunches You Need To Make

Back in the day, when 9 to 5 was part of my life, lunches were hard.

Isn’t it just easier to eat out?

Well for me that wasn’t the dilemma, I didn’t really like eating out for lunch. It was expensive and I’d rather spend that money on a sweet pair of boots or jeans, a new 800 count Egyptian cotton duvet, or maybe that new blouse I’ve been eyeing up with the peekaboo back…

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By on August 19, 2012 in Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Informational, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Course, Recipes, Salad, Vegan

TV Tuesday #18: 5 Minute Avocado Gazpacho (VG, Raw, GF)


Most people know that they “should” eat more veggies. Most don’t. But here’s the thing.

The best part about veggies is that they are faster and easier to prepare that most other foods. They taste delicious on their own, they can be eaten cooked or raw and in a lot of cases come in a single serving size. How handy.

So why not a dish that incorporates a ton of veggies, without too much thinking, hardly any work, and a delicious outcome?

With summer temperatures upon us, not cooking with the stove or oven is best. So why not put together a refreshing soup with all those veggies you promised yourself you’d eat? How about a chilled avocado soup to sooth you from today’s heat wave?

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By on August 7, 2012 in Appetizer, Avocado, Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Snack, Soup, TV Tuesdays, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos

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