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Fried Egg on Toast with Herb Oil

Crispy fried egg on toast with arugula, feta cheese, and a drizzle of herb oil. A healthy vegetarian breakfast!

Crispy fried egg on toast with arugula, feta cheese, and a drizzle of herb oil. A healthy vegetarian breakfast!

I’m not one to really believe in fate or higher powers or things happening for a reason. I’m too logical for that. But I do believe that eventually, when we try hard enough, things work out in the end.

These past several months of job hunting have been stressful to say the least. I interviewed for a job I really wanted way back in the early fall and disappointingly didn’t get it. Following that, the job market slowed wayyyy down and I couldn’t find any jobs to apply to for a few months. After Christmas I thought I found one, but it turned out to not be a good fit for me.  So I was feeling pretty discouraged by this point.

But then I found out I got to the preliminary stage of the interview process for my dream job. And then I got a phone interview. And then I got an in-person interview. And now? You are looking at (okay, not literally since you’re reading this from potentially halfway across the world) the newest dietitian at an awesome Canadian grocery chain!!!

It is absolutely perfect for me. As a grocery store dietitian, I will be doing what I do best: talking about and working around food! I am seriously over the moon. And the other bonus is that the job is near Waterloo, which is where JZ lives, so I’ll be moving there within the next month.

Crispy fried egg on toast with arugula, feta cheese, and a drizzle of herb oil. A healthy vegetarian breakfast!

Ugh, moving. Possibly one of my least favourite things ever. So tedious, so time consuming, and so overwhelming! So you’ll have to excuse me if I’m a bit scatterbrained over these next few weeks and miss a few posts. I probably won’t have much time for producing blog content, let alone feeding myself. Which is why I’ll probably be relying on easy meals like this fried egg on toast.

I almost feel silly for posting this because it is so ridiculously simple, but it’s delicious so why not share the love? The key is using fresh bakery bread – the seedier the better! I made a parsley oil the first time I made this recipe, but for later versions I used basil oil and even pesto, both of which are fabulous as well. Either way, this would make a great Sunday brunch alongside homemade breakfast potatoes and fruit salad. Or you know, a simple lunch shoved into your face in between packing up your life in cardboard boxes. Ugh.

Crispy fried egg on toast with arugula, feta cheese, and a drizzle of herb oil. A healthy vegetarian breakfast!

Fried Egg on Toast with Herb Oil
 
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Crispy fried egg on toast with arugula, feta cheese, and a drizzle of herb oil. A healthy vegetarian breakfast!
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Yield: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 thick slices of your favourite bakery bread
  • 2 crispy fried eggs
  • 1 cup arugula
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine the oil and herbs in a food processor and blend until the herbs are finely chopped. Pour into a small dish and set aside.
  2. Toast your slices of bread and top each slice with arugula, a fried egg, feta cheese, the herb oil, and salt and pepper.
Notes
If desired, replace herb oil with pesto.

Crispy fried egg on toast with arugula, feta cheese, and a drizzle of herb oil. A healthy vegetarian breakfast!

Does anyone have any moving tips for me?

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