Traditional Western Omelet

Category: Senior Year/Gluten Free
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  2 minutes
Cook-Time: 10 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

I can make my own western omelet in my own kitchen in about 20 minutes, instead of rushing in and out of line in the dining hall and consequently being late to class.

I use the traditional ingredients which are so good and always in my fridge, but if you just don’t have them you can throw tradition out the window and make a “must-go” omelet with the same technique.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 Splash of Milk
  • 1 tsp of Onion
  • 1 tsp of Green Pepper
  • 2 tsp of Ham
  • 1 slice of Cheese
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Step one: Saute your leftover onion and pepper until tender

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Step two: Warm up your ham with the onion and peppers

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Step three: Beat your eggs with milk, salt and pepper, and pour them into your warm pan. Cook until the omelet is almost entirely opaque

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Step four: Add your slice of cheese to one side of your omelet

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Step five: Fold your omelet in half to melt the cheese

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Step six: Transfer to a plate and enjoy your delicious western omelet.

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Tomato Egg Bake

Category: Senior Year/Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time: 15 minutes
Cook-Time: 20-25 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

There’s nothing than popping your breakfast in the oven and casually sipping your coffee while you wait for your breakfast to cook perfectly. I always have eggs, tomato, spinach, and feta, so one day I decided to put them all together. This is incredible easy and very delicious.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp of Feta Cheese
  • 1-2 tsp of Spinach
  • To taste: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder

Step one: Preheat your oven to 425; remove the seeds from your tomato and roast it for 10 minutes to remove some of the extra juices

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Step two: Drain your tomato and stuff it with your thawed spinach, feta, and seasonings

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Step three: Crack your egg into your tomato. If it over flows, just pick up the tomato and put it onto a new plate; the excess will fall away. Add more feta to the top.

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Step four: Bake for about 20-25 minutes until the egg white sets. Push up your tinfoil so the tomato doesn’t split. 

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Step five: Enjoy!

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Poached Eggs with Tomatos over Spinach

Category: Senior Year/Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  5 minutes
Cook-Time: 10 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

When I learned how to poach eggs, I started putting them on everything. I eat them on toast, I eat them in Eggs Benedict, I even eat them with some warmed risotto.

I have always wanted to make them and this is the step by step guide to make perfect poached eggs. This recipe’s combination is savory and works well for breakfast or for dinner.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 Eggs, for poaching
  • 1 tbsp of White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 dash of Salt
  • 1 dash of Pepper
  • 1/4 cup of Frozen Spinach, thawed and seasoned
  • 1 slice of Tomato

Step one: Fill a non-stick pan with 1-2 inches of water. Bring the water to a low boil, with the bubble just beginning to form on the bottom of the pan, like this:

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Step two: Add your white wine vinegar and swirl away the bubbles from the bottom of the pan

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Step three: Crack your egg into a shallow cup and pour it gently into the simmering water. You may need to gently splash the water over the egg yolk; use a slotted spoon for this.

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Step four: Cook your eggs for 4.5 minutes and remove them from the water with a slotted spoon.

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Step five: While your eggs are cooking, defrost your spinach and season with salt and pepper; slice your tomato and lay it over your spinach

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Step six: Assemble your dish, season, and enjoy your delicious meal

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Guacamole on Toast with a Sunny-side Up Egg

Why is this a survival recipe?

I combined a sunshine egg and some leftover guacamole one night after coming back from the gym. This combination came together after inspiration from my health and fitness blog where avocado is like a golden fruit.

Well it ended up being amazing together, and it’s ready in about 5 minutes. The only thing you need to do is cook your egg and enjoy your hot meal in no time at all.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tbsp of Guacamole
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 piece of Toast

Step one: If you don’t have guacamole made already, make your guacamole (See: Guacamole with Chips)

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Step two: Cook your Sunny-side Up egg (See recipe: here)

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Step three: Assemble your egg on toast and enjoy!

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Sunnyside up Eggs on Buttery Toast

Category: Sophomore Year/Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  2 minutes
Cook-Time: 5 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

Sunnyside up eggs are even easier to make than eggs over easy. All you need to do is crack your egg in the pan, pop your bread in the oven and wait. Then you have a lovely, runny egg to dip your toast in, in just five minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 slice of Toast
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • Butter

Step one: Pop your bread in the oven at a low temperature and carefully toast it on both sides; butter your toast

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Step two: Crack your egg into a medium high pan and cook until the whites are opaque; salt and pepper to taste

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Step three: Put your egg on the toast, pair this with a lovely cup of coffee and some OJ and you’ll be ready to start your day.

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7 Minute Scrambled Eggs with Sausage Breakfast Burrito

Category: Freshman Year
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  2 minutes
Cook-Time: 5 minutes

Why is this  a survival recipe?

I make egg-in-a-cup when I don’t have time for traditional scrambled eggs, and it’s so easy to turn it into a breakfast on the go just by adding some salsa and a tortilla wrap.

When I found out there was a way to make scrambled eggs in a cup, I went out of my mind with excitement. If I could have made my own scrambled eggs instead of waiting in line for almost an hour for breakfast in dining hall, there would have been no competition my freshman year.

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp of Milk
  • 1 tsp of Shredded Cheese
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • Turkey Sausages
  • 1 Tortilla
  • Hot Salsa

Step one: Whisk together your egg, milk, and cheese together in a cup

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Step two: Heat for 1 and a half minutes on high, and scramble with a fork.

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Step three: Return to the microwave for another minute and a half and let rest for 4 minutes

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Step four: While your eggs are resting, heat up your turkey sausages

Step five: Break up your eggs and your turkey sausage; lay them in the center of your tortilla.  Stop with a bit of hot salsa

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Step six: Wrap up your tortilla and enjoy. If you’re strapped for time, wrap up your burrito in tin foil and eat it whenever you get the chance.

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Cafe Inspired Eggs Benedict

Category: Senior Year
Servings: 1-2 people
Prep-Time:  25 minutes
Cook-Time: 5 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

Eggs Benedict is a definite comfort food. I used to go to this tiny diner every Sunday with my family, and every time I would order Eggs Benedict with home fries and broccoli on the side.

The ingredients are simple, and you always have them in your kitchen. You can easily make this gluten free by eliminating the English Muffin and serving it with a bit more broccoli.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 an English Muffin, toasted
  • 1-2 Eggs, for poaching
  • 1 tbsp of White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of Broccoli, steamed
  • 1 slice of Canadian Bacon
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 1 stick of Salted Butter, melted
  • 1 dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 dash of Salt
  • 1 dash of Pepper
  • 1/2 a Lemon, juice only
  • Optional: Diner-Style Home-fries (Recipe: here)

Step one: Toast your English Muffin; set aside

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Step two: Warm up your Canadian bacon and begin to steam your broccoli; you know it’s finished by the bright color of the broccoli

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Step three: Fill a non-stick pan with 1-2 inches of water. Bring the water to a low boil, with the bubble just beginning to form on the bottom of the pan, like this:

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Step four: Add your white wine vinegar and swirl away the bubbles from the bottom of the pan

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Step five: Crack your egg into a shallow cup and pour it gently into the simmering water. You may need to gently splash the water over the egg yolk; use a slotted spoon for this.

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Step six: Cook your eggs for 4.5 minutes and remove them from the water with a slotted spoon. While you’re letting the eggs cook, begin your hollandaise sauce seen in step seven.

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Step seven: Melt your butter in the microwave and let it cool

Step eight: In a separate bowl, whisk together three egg yolks, your cayenne pepper and lemon juice.

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Step nine: Gently whisk together your butter into your egg mixture

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Step ten: Microwave on HALF POWER for 20 seconds. Whisk gently. Microwave for another 5 seconds at HALF POWER. Whisk gently. Microwave for an additional 5 seconds. Whisk gently. Don’t over heat the sauce or it will break and turn into scrambled eggs.

Step eleven: Assemble your Eggs Benedict and pour your hollandaise sauce over the top and enjoy.

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Lighter Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Category: Freshman Year
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  1 minutes
Cook-Time: 5 minutes

Why is this  a survival recipe?

The greatest thing about eggs made in a cup is that they make this adorable little souffle that fits perfectly in a breakfast sandwich. I always have these ingredients in my kitchen, and this is a delicious way to make your own version of a healthier egg sandwich.

I take these on the go by wrapping them up in some tinfoil and enjoying my hot breakfast right in class.

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp of Milk
  • 1 tsp of Shredded Cheese
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 1 Turkey Sausage
  • 1 English Muffin

Step one: Whisk together your egg, milk, and cheese together in a cup

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Step two: Heat for 1 and a half minutes on high, and scramble with a fork.

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Step three: Return to the microwave for another minute and a half and let rest for 4 minutes

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Step four: While your eggs are resting, heat up your turkey sausages and your English muffin.

Step five: Assemble your sandwich and enjoy!

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5 Minute Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Crispy Bacon

Category: Freshman Year/Gluten Free
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  1 minutes
Cook-Time: 4 minutes

Why is this  a survival recipe?

Making scrambled eggs and bacon in five minutes used to be nothing but a dream. When I figured out how to make scrambled eggs in a cup and gained the courage to try out pre-cooked bacon, I was so excited.

They taste amazing and you have a delicious breakfast in five minutes that you’ll never believe came out of a microwave.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp of Milk
  • 1 tsp of Shredded Cheese
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 slices of Pre-Cooked Bacon

Step one: Whisk together your egg, milk, and cheese together in a cup

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Step two: Heat for 1 and a half minutes on high, and scramble with a fork.

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Step three: Return to the microwave for another minute and a half and let rest for 4 minutes

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Step four: While your eggs are resting, heat up your pre-cooked bacon in the microwave. Blot out the excess grease.

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Step five: Break up your eggs and enjoy your hot breakfast

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Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Turkey Sausage

Category: Freshman Year/Gluten Free
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  3 minutes
Cook-Time: 5 minutes

Why is this  a survival recipe?

I make egg-in-a-cup when I don’t have time for traditional scrambled eggs, and it’s so easy to make a delicious and filling five minute breakfast. These turkey sausages are pre-frozen so all you need for this delicious breakfast is a microwave.

I wish I’d had this recipe when I was a freshman; I could have made my own hot meals right in my dorm room without any hassle at all.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp of Milk
  • 1 tsp of Shredded Cheese
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 1-2 Turkey Sausages

Step one: Whisk together your egg, milk, and cheese together in a cup

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Step two: Heat for 1 and a half minutes on high, and scramble with a fork.

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Step three: Return to the microwave for another minute and a half and let rest for 4 minutes

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Step four: While your eggs are resting, heat up your turkey sausages

Step five: Break up your eggs and enjoy your hot breakfast

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