Eat Well: Breakfast Tacos

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Okay, I know what you're thinking: 95% of the recipes I post about on this blog are breakfast recipes. And you are correct. But I have two very good reasons for that: 1) It gets dark at about 4:45 here, and pictures taken of food when it is dark outside usually look terrible, so it's difficult to cook and photograph dinner in the appropriate timeframe AND 2) Breakfast is by far the most superior meal of the day, and I would eat it at every mealtime if I could. Case in point: I have been home with the flu or some sort of unpleasant derivation of it for the past two days, and all I have eaten is breakfast food. Except for when I ordered sushi. But I only ate that because they brought it pre-made to my door.

Anyway, for me, breakfast tacos are the better version of an egg scramble - you get all the deliciousness of a scramble (or an omelette), but it's wrapped in a tortilla, which makes all things tastier. Don't believe me? Try this one for yourself, you'll see. Directions are below.

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DSC_0093Ingredients (for two large servings):

1/2 bell pepper, chopped

1/2 small white onion, chopped

1 jalapeño, chopped

1/2 small tomato, chopped

6 eggs

4 strips of bacon

4 corn tortillas

Cheddar cheese, grated

Avocado, diced

Salt & pepper to taste

DSC_0100Directions: Add bell pepper, onion, and jalapeño to a frying pan with a little olive oil or butter. Saute until soft. Add in tomato, saute for a minute or two. Scramble the eggs and pour them into the frying pan on top of the other ingredients (you can salt your eggs before you pour them in if you would prefer). Scramble low and slow until eggs are creamy. Meanwhile, fry a few pieces of bacon. Before assembling the tacos, microwave your tortillas or throw them in a frying pan for a few minutes until they're soft and flexible. Assemble tacos with bacon on bottom, egg scramble in the middle, and cheddar cheese and avocado pieces on top, and enjoy!

I just left my apartment for the first time in 48 hours (due to my aforementioned flu) to walk half a block to my drycleaners. Before I left I was thinking that I kind of want to have a few more days where all I do is curl up in bed, read my mystery novel and watch the first season of Girls. My sore throat and my two days of laying down had convinced me that maybe social interaction was overrated. But then I went outside, saw my beautiful neighborhood, realized it was no longer frigid outside, and remembered how much I love being around other people. After I picked up my clothes and was heading toward the door, resigning myself to my workday tomorrow, my drycleaner said, "tomorrow will be a better day." And you know what? For a variety of reasons, she was right.

Have a great Thursday.