Thursday, November 28, 2013

Breakfast Poached Eggs with Avocado and Smoked Salmon

Breakfast Poached Eggs with 

Avocado and Smoked Salmon

The first time I tried poached eggs was this past summer when I visited 
my family in Canada. I always wanted to try making them, but it seemed
like it would turn into a kitchen disaster. Well, it did... my first attempt wasted 1/2 dozen eggs.
I'm not sure if it was because the eggs were of poor quality, or maybe I just didn't know what I was doing! Anyways, in my instructions I tried to be as clear as possible when explaining how to make these wonders. I absolutely love poached eggs now, and the avocado and salmon combination is just DELICIOUS. Who knew such a meal can be so satisfying and healthy?

What I Learned From My Mistakes When Making Poached Eggs ! ! ! MUST- READ ! ! !
  1. Buy high-quality eggs.
  2. The eggs should be fresh. 
  3. Do NOT add salt to the boiling water.
  4. Vinegar helps shape the egg, add a teaspoon to the water.
  5. Boil the water first, but do NOT place the egg directly into boiling water.
  6. The water must be hot, not boiling. 
  7. Stir the water as quickly as possible for the egg to spin and form its shape.
  8. Patience and experience will come a long way. 
  9. Do not overcook poached eggs. This is why we have another method for hard-boiled eggs.


1. Smoked Salmon Slices
2. 2 Eggs
3. 1/2 Avocado
4. 1 tsp. Vinegar
5. Salt
6. Pepper
7. 1/2 tsp. Lemon Juice
8. Chopped Chives
9. Whole-Wheat Bread/Toast


1. Prepare salmon slices.
2. Cut lengthwise through the entire avocado around the pit.
3. Twist avocado to receive halves. Remove pit.
4. Take one half of the avocado, and create slices lengthwise without cutting through the skin.
5. Remove thin slices and place on plate. Spread lemon juice on avocado to prevent browning.
6. Boil water in a small pot. Do NOT add salt. Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar.
7. When the water boils, quickly remove it from the heat source and spin the water vigorously.
8. Crack open one egg onto a plate and while the water is spinning, add the egg to the hot water.
9. Carefully spin the water and place the pot back onto the heat. Lower the heat.
10. The egg-white will wrap itself around the yolk.  Cook for about two minutes and remove gently.
11. Repeat the above steps for the second egg, beginners should only try to cook one egg at a time.
12. Place salmon slices onto a piece of bread, then add the egg. Decorate with avocado.
13. Season eggs with salt and pepper to taste.
14. Slice fresh chives and sprinkle over plate. Serve.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pan-fried Salmon with Garlic-Dill Sauce and Rice & Broccoli

Pan-fried Salmon with Garlic-Dill Sauce 

and Rice & Broccoli

A delicious and healthy dinner :) 
All natural products that are high-fiber and heart-healthy


1. 2 Portions of Salmon Filet
2. 200g White Rice
3. 1 Broccoli
4. 2 tsp. Soy Sauce
5. 2 tsp. Lemon Juice
6. Lemon Slices
7. Salt
8. Pepper
9. Pinch of Garlic Powder
10. Pinch of Sodium-Free Vegetable Seasoning (Dash, etc.)
11. My Recipe For Homemade Garlic Sauce
12. Handful of Fresh Dill



1. Prepare two portions of salmon filet. Season with salt, pepper, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Set aside.
2. Add a pinch of dried vegetables/herbs mixture onto the salmon. (optional)
3. Bring salted water to a boil. Cook broccoli to desired tenderness. Do not overcook!
4. Bring salted water to a boil and cook rice. When cooked, fluff rice with a fork.
5. Combine broccoli and rice.
6. Heat pan with vegetable oil and fry salmon skin-side first. Cook for about two minutes then flip.
7. When salmon is pink, remove from pan.
8. Finely chop fresh dill and add to prepared garlic sauce. (Click Here for my recipe!!!)
9. Cut lemon into slices and set on plate. Add a serving of rice and broccoli with salmon filet.
10. Drizzle garlic-dill sauce over plate and salmon. Serve.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rotini with Marinated Chicken and Mushrooms

Rotini with Chicken & Mushrooms

Dear Friends, 

It's been difficult trying to update my cooking blog while starting my third year of medical school,
 but I will always find some time to post a few new recipes, forgive me! 
Take care! :)


Wybaczcie mi moją ostatnią nieobecność, 
ale trudno pogodzić moje studia z blogiem kuchennym,
 ale jeszcze się nie poddaje! :) 
Pozdrawiam! :*


1. 400-500g Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
2. 250g Mushrooms
3. 250ml 18% Sour Cream
4. 1 Onion
5. 1/2 Box of Rotini Pasta
6. 1 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar
7. 2 tsp. Vegetable Oil
8. Salt
9. Pepper
10. Italian Herbs Mix (Basil, Oregano, Tyme, etc.)
11. Pinch of Paprika
12. 1 Handful of Freshly Chopped Parsley


1. Prepare boneless skinless chicken breasts by cutting into 1" cubes.
2. Marinate with balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, spices to taste, and vegetable oil.
3. Set in the fridge for at least thirty minutes.
4. Finely chop one onion and cut mushrooms into thin slices.
5. Heat skillet with a splash of vegetable oil.
6. Cook mushrooms until they release water and the water evaporates.
7. Add onions to the mushrooms and cook until translucent. Now you may add salt and pepper.
8. Place cooked mushrooms and onion mixture aside.
9. Heat skillet, without oil. Brown the chicken breast cubes.
10. When chicken is cooked, add mushrooms/onions.
11. Add 250ml of cream. Cook, and add salt/pepper to taste. Add herbs to taste.
12. Finely chop fresh parsley and add to pan. Mix well and serve.
13. Cook rotini pasta al dente according to package instructions. Combine al dente pasta with sauce.
14. Serve when hot, decorate with fresh parsley.


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