Egg in a Basket from Joy of Oh Joy!

Breakfast with a Blogger

What do our fellow bloggers, writers, and online friends eat, first thing in the morning? We are asking some friends to share their favorite morning nourishment with us. I will cook and eat it too, and bring you their thoughts on what to eat first thing in the morning.

Is there a better way get your morning started than with this ahem, joyful, Egg in a Basket breakfast from Joy herself? No way! Join this fabulous graphic designer/style blogger and I for this delightful dish.

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Joy's blog, Oh Joy!, is a wonderful, colorful read. Everyday, Joy and her team bring us sweet posts on fashion, graphic design, yummy snacks and a whole lot more. One of my favorite regular posts of Joy's blog is her "currently snacking on" piece, where she features drool-inducing foods with cute photos and delicious descriptions. She posts finds like the locally-made dark chocolate and cacao nib ice cream, french toast donuts (swoon!) and mini cupcake sandwiches known as 'hi tops.' Gorgeous food aside, Joy consistently brings us beautiful design ideas from around the web. Her blog is a daily read and inspiration for me.

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About this breakfast Joy says:

Inspired by a breakfast from The Sanitarium, I recreated the same Eggs in a Basket topped with avocados. It's so tasty, easy to make, and a great source of protein and antioxidants.

For each serving, you'll need:

- Sourdough bread (any will do but I like sourdough to offset the other flavors here)
- Butter
- One egg
- Half of an avocado
- Salt, Pepper, and Sriracha to taste

This easy recipe delighted me so! You may notice one adjustment I was forced to make, however. Being in Portland in early Spring, there's just no good avocados to be had. Gone are my Southern California days of picking the green gems off my backyard tree. Le sigh. Anyway, the Egg in a Basket breakfast had this magical hold on me, it was an infinitely more fun way of eating an egg and toast than merely throwing my bread in the toaster and frying an egg. Something about the symmetry of the circles and eating my little round cut-out, it was very satisfying. It's no wonder that Joy's dish highlights a tasty and artful morsel. I'll definitely be incorporating this breakfast into my morning routine.

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Thanks Joy for contributing to our Breakfast with a Blogger series!

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(Images: Leela Cyd Ross, photo of Joy by Bonnie Tsang)

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