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A Friend Inspired Breakfast

July 13, 2010

Time to wake up from your HEAB induced sugar coma. 😉

So happy to hear that many of you enjoyed my chocolate peanut butter explosion post yesterday, and I hear several of you even ordered a Vita-Mix of your very own. So exciting!

This morning, I decided to balance out all of my sweet posts as of late with a little something savory. Our kitchen is once again in disarray as we had the crew working last night to install our new backsplash. However, some bad storms forced them to close-up shop and go home before the job was finished. So, now we have half a backsplash, and I wasn’t able to put our kitchen back together. Anyway, I woke up early this morning and somehow managed to find a skillet and a cutting board, all I needed to make this delicious creation…


Huevos con queso y tortillas de maiz

Yum, yum, and yum! One of my good friends (Hey Rayna!) is always telling me about her favorite breakfast made by Kevin, her fiance, and I decided to make my own variation of it this morning. Kevin likes to add whole wheat tortilla strips to their scrambled eggs, and I did the same, but with corn tortillas. I heated a skillet over medium high heat, greased it up a bit, and then sauteed sliced mushrooms, chopped bell pepper, and cherry tomatoes until cooked. Next up, I threw in a few handfuls of spinach, and allowed it to cook down until wilted. I then threw in 2 corn tortillas cut into little squares. After the tortillas were warm, I added 1 egg whisked with 2 egg whites to the mix, scrambled everything together, and at the last minute threw in several cubes of goat cheese. After the cheese melted, I topped the whole mess with a few shakes of wing sauce, and then sat down to a really tasty breakfast. The melted cheese mixed with the eggs and the corn tortilla strips was so good! Many thank to Kevin and Rayna for the idea.

Now I sit and wait for the backsplash guys to return…home renovations require much waiting.

Any projects you’d like to do to your house or apartment?

77 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2010 8:19 am

    Wow what a cool idea to throw tortillas in with eggs! I looove tortillas an love wrapping eggs up in them, so I’m sure they’re even better mixed through!

  2. July 13, 2010 8:19 am

    I would toast the tortillas to make then crisp and toss them in at the end.

  3. July 13, 2010 8:19 am

    Our house is pretty much completely remodeled, but I’d love to have a bigger kitchen!

  4. July 13, 2010 8:21 am

    Samantha, The corn tortillas got pretty crisp, but I did think of toasting them first. Unfortunately, our toaster oven was buried under something or other this morning. Next time for sure!

  5. July 13, 2010 8:22 am

    those are my favorite kinds of breakfasts. looks delish!!

  6. July 13, 2010 8:26 am

    i love your addition of the tortillas! i’m thinking this might make a great dinner tonight 🙂 breakfast for dinner you can never go wrong atleast in my book haha.

    have a great day girl!

  7. July 13, 2010 8:28 am

    Julie, I love breakfast for dinner…and lunch…maybe as an afternoon snack as well. 😉

  8. July 13, 2010 8:32 am

    Ugh, half done projects. That is so frustrating! Your breakfast looks delicious. I made an egg burrito for Jay this morning and Tony had to leave the kitchen. We haven’t found a good sub for flour tortillas yet and really that makes the egg burrito so good. I believe we are having eggs tonight, since I have some egg sub that needs to be used up. I may have to give this one a try! Have a great day Heather…I hope they come back to finish the work soon! Oh and I need a back splash desperately! I am a flicker when I wash my hands!

  9. July 13, 2010 8:32 am

    Yummmmm!! HEAB, that looks fabulous!! Keep eating those eggs… my aunt has had 3 babies and swears by them. She says they strengthen the amniotic sac which prevents your water from breaking too early. (Have I already told you this? Please forgive me if I already did, haha!)

  10. July 13, 2010 8:35 am

    Breakfast looks good! Oh my goodness, we have SO many things we would like to do to our house, but will probably have to wait a while–like until we’re done raising three teenagers! 🙂

  11. Sarah R permalink
    July 13, 2010 8:36 am

    I have been so stuck on eggs lately. I can’t seem to get enough of them, but I’ve never thought of putting the tortillas in them. Brilliant idea! We have a list a mile long of things we’d like to do to our house: new carpet, new doors, new Sheetrock in the basement, finishing out a half bath. I could go on and on…

  12. skinnyrunner permalink
    July 13, 2010 8:40 am

    that breakfast is inspiring me to get off my rear and go cook some eggs. looks tasty! no kitchen reno’s need done in our house, but we did completely redo our kitchen and I lived without countertops or cabinets for about 2 months. drove me slightly crazy….

  13. July 13, 2010 8:42 am

    Mmm that looks great! I am all about the savory stuff these days.

    I remember when I was pregnant with our first. We redid the ENTIRE second floor. I’m talking ripping out walls, gutting bathrooms, moving plumbing and electric lines, tiling from scratch, installing carpet, etc. It was the most stressful 7 months of my life! And we finished 2 DAYS before I went to the hospital. It was worth it though. I hope the stress of renos doesn’t get too bad for ya.

  14. July 13, 2010 8:46 am

    My favorite part is the Spanish name under the picture . . . sexayyyy. 🙂

  15. July 13, 2010 8:51 am

    YUM! You have the greatest addictions and cravings…you should write a recipe book about all your pregnancy cravings…it would totally be a bestseller!

  16. July 13, 2010 8:56 am

    Love egg scrambles! I like using a large whole wheat tortilla to make an egg quesadilla. Just fill half the tortilla with eggs, cheese, veggies, etc. the flop the other half over. Crisp up each side in a pan and yum!

  17. jswesner permalink
    July 13, 2010 8:59 am

    Oh my goodness! I love that breakfast. Anything with eggs is delicious! This is inspiration for tomorrow!

  18. jackie permalink
    July 13, 2010 9:03 am

    ooo this is heabifed version of chilaquiles! my dad used to make them all the time when we were growing up – delish!!!

  19. July 13, 2010 9:05 am

    You are going to think I’m such a copycat but yesterday I had a VERY similar breakfast that I’m just about to post – WITH wing sauce! I got a new one yesterday that I just couldn’t wait to try. Must be going across the Universe!

    (I woke up this morning dreaming of wing sauce)

  20. July 13, 2010 9:13 am

    Have you heard of chilaquiles? Because this dish is kind of a version of it…maybe you HEABified without knowing it? I make mine in a similar way (without the cheese) but I use enchilada sauce instead of wing sauce.

    I’d love more than anything to do some projects, but I rent, and no way I’m putting my own money into this house!

  21. July 13, 2010 9:14 am

    your creations are my favorites! i’ll be adding this to the list of HEAB recipes to make very soon!

  22. July 13, 2010 9:14 am

    Love the idea of adding corn tortilla strips! We have some corn tortillas we haven’t used hanging around our freezer that would be perfect for this.

  23. Claire permalink
    July 13, 2010 9:26 am

    Holy Moly,YES!! I want to retile my kitchen and bathroom floors!!I also need to replace the sinks in the bathrooms.Where do you find cool tile without the enormous price tag?hehe…I hope your work is done soon:-)cc

  24. Ami permalink
    July 13, 2010 9:27 am

    We’re in the process of redecorating our bedroom! We painted, hung up cool new drapery, bought new furniture and got custom closets. You have no idea how awesome the custom closets are!! They make organization actually FUN and are a much better use of the space than just a single rod. I highly recommend it!

    My dream project is to completely renovate our master bath. It could look really awesome with some new fixtures and tiles.

  25. July 13, 2010 9:28 am

    Sarena, We were in desperate need of a back splash…I blame all the bacon frying. Oh my gosh, I think you would love the corn tortilla + egg combo. Try it – delish!

  26. July 13, 2010 9:29 am

    Ami, Our master bath needs some major lovin as well, but it will have to on the wish list after all the work in the kitchen. Someday… 🙂

  27. July 13, 2010 9:30 am

    Claire, No idea where to find good tile – I’m trying to learn all that kind of stuff myself.

  28. July 13, 2010 9:31 am

    Katie, Nope, I had no idea I made chilaquiles. I’ll have to google it. Now I want to go buy some enchilada sauce!

  29. July 13, 2010 9:33 am

    Carb, That’s my kind of dream! Great minds think alike, no? 😉

  30. July 13, 2010 9:33 am

    Kelly, You think? That would be so fun!

  31. July 13, 2010 9:33 am

    Oh man. Your breakfast looks AWESOME. I have to try that!

  32. July 13, 2010 9:35 am

    Tina, It hasn’t been much fun thus far, but I’m saving the nursery for last…how could nursery decorating not be fun?!?

  33. July 13, 2010 9:35 am

    Yum, this looks great!

    We are currently in the process of starting renovation on our kitchen and attic. It’s such a painful process, I just need to remeber that I will love it when it’s finished.

  34. July 13, 2010 9:37 am

    HomecookedEm, I think you did tell me about the eggs, and I promise to keep eating them. Fortunately, my love for them is still around. Hope you’re feeling good today!

  35. July 13, 2010 9:54 am

    I just finished off my corn tortillas! I can’t wait to make a savory breakfast like that when I get some more.

  36. Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine permalink
    July 13, 2010 9:55 am

    Mm, looks so tasty. 🙂 I love egg messes with veggies.

    I’m not a fan of tortillas though 😦

  37. July 13, 2010 9:59 am

    Anya, How about toast instead? 🙂

  38. Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine permalink
    July 13, 2010 10:00 am

    Toast sounds great to me! I love super grainy breads. 🙂

  39. hayleycepeda permalink
    July 13, 2010 10:54 am

    YUM!!! This looks delicious…and very healthy too! All those veggies – I’d have to say the only thing I really crave right now is eggs. I seem to want them every morning for breakfast! 🙂

  40. July 13, 2010 11:02 am

    Interesting- looks delicious! Do you use egg whites from a carton or do you just seperate them out from whole eggs? I feel weird about buying them packaged.

  41. July 13, 2010 11:14 am

    Annecalista, I separate and give my dogs the yolks. The come running as soon as they hear me crack that first egg. 🙂

  42. July 13, 2010 11:27 am

    every time i read your blog it makes me wanna fly to TN and come to your house for breakie. always looks amazing…


  43. July 13, 2010 11:34 am

    No household projects per se, other than we’ve moved 10 times in 10 years. We want to stay put though now!

    Omg bless your heart I HATE a messy kitchen, I hate chaos, I hate mess, I hate half finished projects, I hate household renov projects….and you have all of them rolled into one. And it’s hot and your pregnant. ((((HUGS)))))

  44. Christina permalink
    July 13, 2010 12:03 pm

    One of my favorite breakfasts (besides my fudgy oatmeal with peanut butter!) is eggs with black beans.

    To make the black beans, you need 2 cans of black beans, 1/4c tomato sauce, a packet of Goya sazon seasoning, and chopped onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Sautee the onions, bell peppers, and garlic. Add in the 2 cans of beans (don’t drain the beans), tomato sauce, and sazon. Bring to a low boil and using a potato masher mash the beans up a bit (this will bring out the starches and thicken them up!). the more mashing, the thicker they get (and close to refried beans they get). Turn off heat and set aside.

    I’ll heat 2 corn tortillas in a skillet until they are browned/crispy on each side (or in a time crunch, in the microwave in a damp paper towel, but they’re not crispy then).

    Use the tortillas as your utensil, Mexican style 🙂

    A very yummy, filling, savory breakfast!

  45. Christina permalink
    July 13, 2010 12:04 pm

    Oh, and of course you make the eggs however you’d like 🙂 I usually sautee extra onion and bell pepper and scramble in the eggs.

  46. July 13, 2010 12:11 pm

    Averie, Thanks for the sympathy. I could use some today!

  47. July 13, 2010 12:11 pm

    Lo, You’re welcome at my breakfast table anytime! 🙂

  48. July 13, 2010 12:13 pm

    Hey nice Post. I am a big fan of tortillas. I had made it many times for my family. They like to eat tortillas by my

  49. July 13, 2010 12:26 pm

    looks really yummy! i love mexican breakfasts…have you ever had chorizo and potatoes? it is amazing!

  50. talia permalink
    July 13, 2010 12:31 pm

    ohhhhhh, that looks so so so good! I am going to make this tomorrow morning!!! 🙂

  51. Monique@She's Going The Distance permalink
    July 13, 2010 12:37 pm

    Gosh, it sounds so amazing in Spanish haha. I’m should start titling all my posts in French maybe 🙂

  52. July 13, 2010 12:38 pm

    Projects: my house is the living project. Really. I am always making something (craftwise) – sean does a wood-working business from here…and he is always doing something to the house. It is (not) fun!

  53. July 13, 2010 12:51 pm

    Wow Christina, Thanks for the recipe – sounds delicious! 🙂

  54. July 13, 2010 12:52 pm

    Lola, Yes I have – when I was in Spain, and it was amazing! 🙂

  55. July 13, 2010 1:15 pm

    Love Huevos Rancheros- did a post just a few days on it, and I love this take! I have so many new ideas for next time now!

  56. Julisa permalink
    July 13, 2010 1:28 pm


    Thanks for the amazing Vitamix deal. Just got mine!

  57. July 13, 2010 1:29 pm

    I’d like ro repaint my kitchen. Well, I suppose j wouldn’t mind a complete remodel, but new paint would suffice. 🙂

  58. July 13, 2010 2:16 pm

    I could eat this right from the screen. 🙂 As far as projects around the house go, I realllly need to paint my room and bathroom. the living room/kitchen are all decorated nicely while those rooms are super ugly. Also, I want a garden!

  59. Little Bookworm permalink
    July 13, 2010 2:18 pm

    Your breakfast looks great! Hope the home renovations go well. 🙂

  60. July 13, 2010 2:19 pm

    seriously use to have that allllll the time as a kid before school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. July 13, 2010 3:46 pm

    oh man that looks good. and i’m totally planning on getting some of those grahams at TJ’s this weekend. and covering some Nature’s Pride PB filled Cookies with chocolate too. Can you imagine?! oh yeahhhh

  62. July 13, 2010 3:49 pm

    Melissa, I’m just so happy to hear you have a TJ’s back in your life! What’s up with Florida not having them?!?

  63. July 13, 2010 4:12 pm

    Julisa, So exciting. You’re going to love your new blender! 🙂

  64. July 13, 2010 5:49 pm

    mmm im just imagining all the flavors and the different textures in there. the creations that pop through ur mind are delightful! you NEED to publish a cookbook- seriously! ❤

    ps. those cinnamon grahams in ur last post seriously DO look like the best ever!!

  65. July 13, 2010 7:05 pm

    I am going to have to try tortillas in my breakfast hash, that looks yummy!

  66. July 13, 2010 7:58 pm


    That looks absolutely fabulous!! Oh and by the way, I found this recipe on Kaz’s site and thought you might LOVE it 🙂

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Cups:

    Oh, yes…I’m serious!


  67. randiliz permalink
    July 13, 2010 8:51 pm

    This is actually a South Tex-Mex breakfast dish called migas. Sometimes they put the whole scramble in a tortilla and call it migas tacos. Your friend is a true Texan at heart! When I lived in Austin and San Antonio I ate this several times a week. Soooooo good.

  68. July 13, 2010 9:09 pm

    Oh wow, that looks delicious! I almost thought it was nachos when I first saw it but i saw my error as I read further 😀

    We actually just got a bunch of stuff done in our house so I think I am pretty content on that part. Perhaps get a 24/7 cleaning service? haha

  69. July 14, 2010 6:30 am

    Glutenfreemuse, Um yes, I LOVE it. 🙂

  70. July 14, 2010 6:32 am

    Liz, We have a 24/7 cleaning service, and she is awesome! Her name is Heather…but she keeps eating all our chocolate! 😉

  71. July 14, 2010 6:33 am

    Randiliz, I’ve always had a special place for Austin, TX in my heart – such a cool city! 🙂

  72. July 14, 2010 6:53 am

    Tortillas in any form are goodness.
    I live in a construction zone, so after 4 years, I’d like to have heat and lose the sawdust. We’re doing it all ourselves (myself, partner, plus six housemates – Brady Bunch, anyone?) with recycled and salvaged materials. Definitely learning a lot, but when I visit my folks or friends or anyone with an actual finished house, I get a little dreamy.

  73. July 14, 2010 6:59 am

    Rachael, Wow, what a cool project!

  74. Hanna M. permalink
    July 14, 2010 8:00 am

    I would like to renovate the WHOLE kitchen… But that’s expensive! 😦
    BTW, I always get so hungry when reading up on your blog! I’m a spontaneous cook and get a lot of inspiration from HEAB. Right now I have flour-less peanut butter cookies (drool!), chilled cucumber soup and spinach stirfry with eggs on my list, thanks to you 😉 XOX to you and HEABlet

  75. July 14, 2010 8:02 am

    Hanna M. That’s quite a good list you’ve got going. Enjoy. 🙂

  76. July 14, 2010 4:30 pm

    This, or some variation of it, is one of my all time favorite breakfasts. In Texas, we call it Migas and you can get it everywhere!!! So yummy!

  77. July 14, 2010 4:31 pm

    Graygrrrl, Yes, another commenter told me I made Migas…I think I would love living in Texas! 😉

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