Eggs in a Steamer Basket

Hiiiiii 😀 Happy Saturday! How’s your weekend going?

I’m home on my lunch break for a couple of minutes and wanted to say hi 🙂 I only have to work a short day since Mara is in town, so that’s very exciting. I got to see her for a little while last night, took her an eegee and she brought me the motherload of chocolate.


She definitely knows me 😀

Some eats of the day:

Smooooothie- it’s all I want for bfast lately, which always happens in the summer

2 organic plums taken to work


[I ate one in between cardio/strength and Salsa]

and my newest favorite beast.


While the tempeh bacon sizzled away to glory,


I prepped the rest of the salad with avocado, local tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil and red pepper flakes, and greens.

Side note: what the heck are these things?


Somehow they never seem to make it into my salad and somehow the container is always full of these little bitter branch things at the end 😉

1 more to go!


Zumba: the more neon, the more legit. Haha.

Dinner and shenanigans with Mara tonight- can’t wait 🙂

See ya later with a fashion post <3



Today’s tip: I’ve had hard-boiled eggs before, but have you ever had steamed eggs? I called my bro to ask him how long to boil the eggs for my salad –last time the yolk was a little undercooked- and he said that he steams them for 15 minutes. This was exciting news to me because I’m not a fan of fishing out the eggs from boiling hot water.

Just put them in the steamer basket and steamed away(covered)  for 15 minutes,


and they were PERFECT. Great cobb salad topper and also perfect for on-the-go snackage 🙂

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  1. Anna on July 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    The leafy stuff is a salad green called frisee- nasty stuff, I agree

    • vicky on July 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm

      Ditto… frisee is no bueno.

    • Brooke on July 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      Frisee is awful. I always ditch all of mine too. blegh.

    • Katherina @ Zephyr Runs on July 10, 2011 at 11:25 am

      I always toss it 🙁 Frisee gets no love!

  2. Annie D @ Annie's Simple Life on July 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I have never even HEARD of steamed eggs! But I do like hardboiled eggs!! 🙂 MMMMMM egg salad sandwiches!!!

  3. Amber @ Chicken and Chocolate on July 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I’ve been wondering about those too! I always have to pick them out of my salad because they are awful!!

  4. Ellie@fitforthesoul on July 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    ahh I love your zumba shoes!! haha but why? Are original zumba-ers really colorful?

  5. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on July 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Haha, yep, that lettuce is called Freise! Cool tip about steaming the eggs too! Have an excellent night!

  6. Marie on July 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I have NEVER heard of steamed eggs before. But I will def try it soon ha ha! So curious

  7. Jen on July 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Oooh, I never make hard boiled eggs, but steaming them sounds easy. Do you still have to put them in cold water after?

  8. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on July 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I’ve never heard of steaming eggs! I need to try this! have fun today.

  9. Whitney on July 9, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I’ve never taken a Zumba class, but I love that shirt! Looks like a good workout top!

  10. Stinkerbell on July 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    The greens stuff is called frisee or chicory/endive depending on where you are in the world and it is a pretty bitter green when eaten raw (though supposedly less so if it is steamed/cooked).

  11. Leianna on July 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I love frisee. You can send all the ones you don’t eat! I wish I could buy just a container of that!

  12. Sara K on July 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I think that’s frisee…I agree not my favourite mixed green component! I’ve been crazy about plums lately- so sweet and delicious and so many wonderful varieties!

  13. BrittFit on July 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    okay….obsessed with those shoes. THE END. haha

  14. Meghan @ StruggleMuffins on July 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I kiiinda have a shoe crush on your Zumba kicks. I just got Nike Frees in hot pink (with bright blue laces and accents) for Zumba and all-purpose indoor gymification and I have to say – I feel so sassy and awesome when I’m wearing them.

  15. Krystina (Organically Me) on July 9, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    That’s frisee! I love it. 😀

  16. Holly @ The Runny Egg on July 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I don’t eat those little trees either — they just taste like nothing.

    That is so interesting about steaming eggs — I’ve never heard of it!

  17. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on July 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Blech, frisee! I pick it out too. Call me weird but I’ve never been tempted to gnaw on the salad equivalent of a cactus.

  18. Lauren on July 9, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    that blood orange bar is making me drool. sounds amazing!

  19. Cat on July 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I hate the Frisee too, but I did have a salad once at a French restaurant that was Frisee-heavy and it was AWESOME. But…also swaddled so heavily in the fattiest dressing ever, that I might as well as just poured a pitcher of the dressing down my throat! Basically, though, it was awesome! Since then? Eh, I pick that stuff out of my green mix too!

  20. Lindsay Loves Veggies on July 9, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Those funky little greens weird me out! I always pick out those and radicchio. Ew. I don’t want a bitter salad!

  21. yolie @ practising wellness on July 9, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    your zumba vest is so cool! 🙂 love the bright colours, and bet it looks amazeballs with the neon sports bra…cool! those chocolate flavours look incredible, so creative! never heard of steaming eggs, but sounds way easier than boiling them…neat tip! happy shenanigans! xyx

  22. Jackie Smith on July 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    LOVE your high tops!

    I used to pick out the frisee (and radicchio) but it’s grown on me. It supposedly has lots of minerals.

  23. Erin on July 9, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I HATE those nasty branchy things! You’re right…there always seem to be a ton of them! I just cannot bring myself to ingest them. Blech.

  24. Jen @ familyfoodfitnessandfun on July 9, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I’ve heard of steaming eggs before but have yet to try it. I think that’s how I’ll cook my eggs tomorrow! Love the Starbucks cups for smoothies….they are the perfect size. I even have the larger one for my “beast” smoothie 🙂

  25. Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) on July 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I am definitely going to try steaming eggs! And I usually leave the frisee until the end and then drench it in dressing. 🙂

  26. Namaste Gurl on July 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Great tip for eggs– must try as I find boiling eggs VERY tedious 🙂

  27. Laury@TheFitnessDish on July 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    hahahaha I have NO idea what those branchy things are but I hate them!!!!

  28. Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble on July 9, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I never knew you could steam eggs. Mine always crack in the boiling water so maybe I need to give this a try! The chocolate looks amazing. The chocolate + pretty table clothe make me think = need to go to World Market right now!

  29. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen on July 9, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I never would’ve thought to steam eggs! Great idea. I’ve seen so many hard boiled and now steamed eggs on the internet lately, I really want one now!

  30. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups on July 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Yes smoothie breakfasts are definitely the best in the summer!

  31. Doc (The Healthy PhD) on July 9, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Steaming the eggs sounds more eco-friendly – it def takes less energy to just boil enough water for steam rather than submerging.

    I love bitter greens – frisee (pictured), mustard, raddiccio… YUM.

  32. melissa on July 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Wow, I may be the ONLY one that LOVES frisee! I love the crunch it adds to salads and wraps!

    To each their own, I guess!

  33. Destini on July 9, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Steamed Eggs? Never even knew you could do that!! I am soooo doing that tomorrow morning! Your looking great, pregnancy looks amazing on you 🙂

  34. geetha on July 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    15 mins is about right…after the 15 mins, i roughly drain most of the boiling water in the sink and fill the pot with cold water and let the eggs sit in it for a few minutes before i crack ‘n peel them. Also, to prevent the eggs from breaking while cooking, u can add salt to the pot in the beginning.
    The Oaxaca Bar is pretty good…don’t they have one with shittake mushrooms?
    Enjoy your evening! 🙂

  35. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather on July 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I’ll have to try steaming eggs like that. Very cool! Love all the neon 🙂

  36. Laura (Cookies vs. Carrots) on July 9, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I did not know you could steam hard-boiled eggs! And you’ve officially inspired me to buy some tempeh 🙂

  37. amyjogo on July 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I tried kale, a fresh artichoke and salmon within the last few weeks after reading your blog. Thanks for inspiring me to try new things!!

  38. Amber @ Stop and Smell the Wildflowers on July 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Huh, I had never heard of steaming eggs. Gonna have to try that one!

  39. Jackie @ That Deep Breath on July 9, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    That looks like a great way to cook eggs! I wonder if you could do that in the microwave?

  40. jen on July 9, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I don’t care for the frisee, but figure they must be good for you so as long as theres not a ton I will keep them. They say steaming makes farm fresh eggs peel easier, I like eggs but cant stand the smell of hard boiled ones!

  41. kaila @ healthy helper! on July 9, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I actually like frisee (the little branchy thang) lol! You can send your leftovers my way.

    That zumba outfit it adorable…..I especially love the purple shoes!

  42. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on July 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Ewww I hate those little tree looking things too! They are so bitter! I picked them out as well!

  43. Tiffanie on July 9, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    i call the frisee the velcro lettuce. it sticks to all the other lettuce and is really difficult to get out of a lettuce mix. for the record i don’t like the velcro lettuce either 🙁

  44. Annie@stronghealthyfit on July 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    I kind of like the bitter greens! And I’ll have to try steaming eggs- I HB eggs by bringing the water to a boil (w/the eggs in the pot) and then turning off the heat and letting them sit for 30 mins. Then I drain them and immediately rinse w/cold water and refrigerate 🙂

  45. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on July 9, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Awesome! Steamed eggs!?
    And that is completely true about the neon colors with zumba lol. Neon is as much of a necessity as Pitbul is

  46. Alison on July 9, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    My chef fiancee recommends frisee with strong or very creamy cheese (goat for you, of course) and walnuts or bacon (obvi tempeh bacon!). It needs something seemingly rich to compliment the bitterness of it. Maybe a salad dressing made with goat yogurt (in lieu of mayo and sour cream)? Smooooothie looks delicious! 😀

  47. Danielle C. on July 10, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Interesting to see that people do actually like the frisee. I always fish it out of the box of mixed greens. So not a fan! Though I would be curious to try Alison’s fiancee’s recommendation to balance the flavor.

  48. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on July 10, 2011 at 1:01 am

    It’s frisee as everyone else has already told you..but I remember a post Heabs did about a year or so ago..she hates it too. I only remember it b/c I admit..I kinda like frisee 🙂

    “This was exciting news to me because I’m not a fan of fishing out the eggs from boiling hot water.”–the reason I dont make hardboiled eggs for Scott more is b/c of that reason right there! Wow, I am so trying this! Hot tip alert..thank you to you and your bro!

    Have fun w/ Mara!

  49. babs on July 10, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Steamed eggs, so simple yet clever.

    I love the bright colors for zumba. I don’t think zumba is for me, but I can see how people get addicted.

  50. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 10, 2011 at 8:20 am

    How sweet of Mara to bring you that chocolate. She DOES know you well!

    I actually kind of like the frisee in those salad greens. But I also like raw bitter greens, so I guess I’m weird! 😛

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