Meatless Monday Meal Idea: Eggs are not boring

Well, by themselves eggs can be sort of boring if you eat them a lot. But if you change up the sides, you won’t get tired of them. Think about different salads, maybe some hummus or other dips, roasted potatoes are always good and eggs with asparagus is a classic.

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Here are some ideas for delicious sides.

Simple Caprese Salad

A fancy caprese with bacon (not meatless monday!)

A bunch of variations on caprese salad

White bean dip

Black bean dip

Guacamole hummus

Asparagus with brown butter and parmesan

Meatless Monday Meal Ideas- Eggs In Hell

Eggs! There are sooooo many ways to make eggs, you could have them every Monday and not get tired of them. Plus they’re fast to make, and healthy, too.

Eggs In Hell (sometimes called Eggs In Purgatory): Basically eggs poached in marinara sauce. You can used jarred sauce, or make your own. You can even add other things like bacon (which makes it not Meatless Monday- maybe Meaty Friday or something instead). This makes a great breakfast, lunch or dinner.

eggs in hell

Poaching eggs in tomato sauce is really easy and so delicious.

eggs in hell

Eggs In Hell

It’s pretty easy, you just poach some eggs in some marinara sauce, then top it with some cheese. If you need a recipe, try one of these!

The New York Times

The Chow

Nigella Lawson

 

 

European Cafe, Manitou Springs

We were looking for someplace different to go for breakfast recently. Of course we love Smiley’s and Maggie Mae’s but just wanted a change of pace. Also, Smiley’s is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

So we wandered up to Manitou to see what we could find.

I had been to the European Cafe last summer and had a latte that was really good. Plus there was a parking spot right in front, so we went in.

First Mike had some coffee and I ordered a latte again.

Cafe latte at The European Cafe, Manitou Springs, CO

Cafe latte at The European Cafe, Manitou Springs, CO

They have a decent sized┬ámenu with the usual egg dishes on it. The only thing I found to be a problem was that just about every egg dish came with FOUR eggs. That’s excessive. I suppose you could ask for fewer eggs. Anyhow, I ordered the potato pancake with one egg. It was really really good! Not greasy, or soggy, or overly oniony like they can sometimes be. The veggies were really good and even the melon and banana garnish were fresh and tasty.

Potato pancake with veggies and eggs at The European Cafe, Manitou Springs, CO

Potato pancake with veggies and eggs at The European Cafe, Manitou Springs, CO

Mike had a scramble with the four eggs and a bunch of veggies. It was also good but not nearly as delicious as my potato pancake. They also serve real butter, which of course you’d expect at a place called The European Cafe. But I’ve expected real butter at lots of places that should have it and don’t so it’s worth mentioning.

Some kind of scramble at The European Cafe, Manitou Springs, CO

Some kind of scramble at The European Cafe, Manitou Springs, CO

So, we will for sure go there again when we’re wanting breakfast in Manitou. You should check it out when you’re in the area, too. Tell us what you think!