Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bowl of Life: Breakfast

The bowl of life. It's probably one of the main things we eat around here, especially after an early morning surf when we're starving and want something healthy and filling stat. We call it the bowl of life because it contains something from all the vegetarian food groups (whole grains, fruits and vegetables, beans, dairy and eggs). It started back in college when Scott's infamous roommate Dave taught us how to make a cheap meal that meets all your nutritional needs. There are many different ways we make the bowl of life, but this is the breakfast version. I think you're gonna like love it!

Serving size: 2-4

4 eggs
2 cups of brown rice
1 can of black beans
1 can of corn
2 avocados
2 tomatoes
1 lime
1 cup of preferred cheese blend
hot sauce to taste

*I try to use free-range eggs and organic of all of the above

Prepare the brown rice using desired method. Once the rice is done, scramble the eggs in a lightly oiled pan (you can make the eggs any way you like; it's also really good with poached eggs). Meanwhile, heat the beans and corn in a separate pan. Slice the avocados and tomatoes. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl starting with the rice on the bottom and then the beans and corn, eggs, avocado, tomatoes and shredded cheese blend. Sprinkle lime juice on top and serve with chips. Add hot sauce if you're feeling spicy!

p.s. I also enjoy substituting red potatoes and quinoa for the rice sometimes 


  1. Yup, I'm definitely gonna love it - can't wait to try this recipe! I love poached eggs and will probably try that variation first. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. That sounds so yummy! But I would probably eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dessert, etc :)

  3. i love this! i make a ton of taco like salads for dinner using quinoa, but never have tried a breakfast bowl. thanks again!

  4. This sounds so perfect! Breakfast tomorrow? I think so :)

  5. Yum! Simple but perfect! Thanks for the idea

  6. This made my mouth water. I will have to remember this the next time we have mexican night at the house - to reserve left over corn and beans and save an avocado too! Sounds delicious!

  7. This looks so good! It reminds me of what I order at wahoos but better because eggs are involved!

  8. I love reading your blog! I happened upon it I think via pinterest. You just live a lovely life. Thanks for sharing AND I'm so excited to eat this. :)

  9. I have been thinking of this recipe everyday. I actually want it RIGHT NOW and it's almost 11 PM here in Germany. Too bad the stores are closed on Sundays but I'll have to try this on Monday. Can't wait!

    Have a great weekend!

    x Laura

  10. yum! this looks like a tummy-filling breakfast for sure! gotta make sure it is the most important meal of the day

  11. Definitely going to try it, definitely going to love it! Your recipe posts are amazing.


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