Avocado and Eggs on Toast

Mmmmmm.....

Mmmmmm…..

My new favourite breakfast.  Or lunch, or snack.  It’s delicious, easy to make, and though it is a bit high in calories and fat, it is loaded with protein and fiber, and the fats are all the good ones.  It’s also very filling, and will stay with you for quite a while.  This recipe is for two slices of toast.  You could easily cut the recipe in half, which would really be plenty for breakfast, and would cut the calories and fat in half.  I also used white bread because it is what I had on hand.  I don’t really eat bread anymore, but may buy a loaf of healthier stuff to keep in the freezer for when I make this.  You could use whole wheat or a variety of different healthier breads to up the nutritional value.  Try it now, thank me later.

Update: A friend of mine on Facebook just suggested using poached eggs instead of scrambled.  The soft yolk would be like a sauce.  Definitely trying that next time I make this!

Ingredients

2 slices bread (nutritional breakdown below is for standard white bread)

2 tsp margarine or butter

2 large eggs

non-stick cooking spray

1/2 ripe avocado

1 small tomato, diced.

salt and pepper to season

Directions

Spray a small pan with the non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.  Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and scramble them.  Cut the avocado in half and remove the skin from one half, cutting it into chunks.

Toast your bread and butter it.  Add the eggs to the toast and place the cut up avocado on top.  Sprinkle with tomato.  Season with salt and pepper.

That’s it.  It doesn’t get much easier (or delicious) than that.

Nutritional Facts

Calories – 508, Fat – 30 grams, Fiber – 6.4 grams, Protein – 20 grams

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Urban Decay Naked Smoky – Take it or Leave it?

Be still my beating heart....

Be still my beating heart….

Let me start off by saying that I am a huge fan of Urban Decay eyeshadows.  I own all of the full sized Naked palettes and I have loved them all.  I own several eyeshadows from several different ranges, but the Naked palettes are what I reach for probably 98% of the time.  They are gorgeous, go on beautifully both wet and dry, and I find them extremely wearable.

So naturally when I found out that they were releasing a new Naked – the Naked Smoky – I knew I wanted a piece of that!  Joe and I went into Sephora and I was on the lookout.  I honestly thought they would be sold out as it was so soon after launch, so my plan was to drool over the display and harass the staff about when they would be getting more stock.  It was a pleasant surprise when Joe came up to me and said: “it’s here…it’s over there.”  I went over to find a display with quite a few available.  It took me about 1.6 seconds to decide to buy it.  I knew I was going to get it sooner or later anyway, so why not just get it over with?  So what do I think of Urban Decay’s latest?

The first thing I absolutely have to mention is the packaging.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  Urban Decay’s packaging gets a little better with each new palette.  This packaging is a reflection of its name; it is a semi-transparent plastic that has a smoky look.  It has a magnetic closure that in my opinion is far superior to the snap closure of the two previous palettes, and it is better than the magnetic closure of the original Naked.

The shadows are beautiful.  They are the same almost creamy consistency that Urban Decay is known for.  The first 5 shades going from left to right are shimmery shades (High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor and Slanted).  This is followed by two dark grey/black shades (Dagger and Black Market), great for lining and to smudge up for a smoky eye.  This is followed by a dark purple shade (Smolder).  The last four colours are matte shades (Password, Whiskey, Combust and Thirteen) the final two being highlight shades.

I think the shades are all very wearable, and let you go from a very natural to a very dramatic smoky eye.  The shimmery shades in particular are very pretty, and go on very nice wet.  The colours are all very buildable, so you can go as light or as dark as you’re feeling, depending on the occasion.

The palette comes with a lookbook that serves as a guide to four different smoky eye looks.  It’s a good place to start, especially if you’re a bit intimidated by the smoky eye look.

Verdict:  Take it of course!  Especially if you’re already a fan of the Naked palettes, you’ll definitely want to add it to your collection.  Honestly, the Naked 3 is still my all time favourite and most used, but the Naked Smoky is a wonderful addition and I highly recommend it.

The Naked Smoky retails for $64.00 and can be purchased at Sephora and at select Shoppers Drug Marts.

Enjoy! 😉

Updates

Beach days are here again

Beach days are here again

So, I figured I was due (overdue actually) for an update post.  Because I am a very very bad blogger.  They say the key to a successful blog is consistency.  Obviously this is why all my posts go viral.

Sigh…I’m so funny.

Because it’s been almost three months since I last posted, I thought I would just chat for a bit about what has been going on in my little corner of the world.

So without further ado…

1.  Summer is here!

Actually, it’s half over, so I’m a little late to the party on that one.  We have had a very busy one, but it has been very very good.  My Mom has been looking after Nicholas full time, so his summer has been fantastic. She spent two weeks trucking him back and forth from swimming lessons, took him and a friend to a local berry farm for the day, and in general has been keeping him active and his days full.  In between times he has been going to coffee and swimming with my Dad.  We are so very fortunate to have her as our primary childcare provider.  Nicholas adores her and she is trying so hard to make this a summer that he will remember.  I keep telling her that all she would have to do is be in the same room as him and he would be happy, but she is determined to do all kinds of things with him and I am so grateful.

Summer has been busy for all of us.  We’ve been busy swimming, spending time by Joe’s parents’ pool, and here, there and everywhere.  We finally made it to the beach for the first time today, and plan to go back again next weekend if the weather permits.  We’ve got a golf tournament in a couple weeks, and Joe and I are both planning to take the last week of the summer off during which we have some fun things planned.  I am super excited to have a full week off,  I haven’t really had that since Christmas of 2013.  Starting a new job in 2014 made it a little difficult to take time, though I have managed a few days here and there.

2. Work

Work has been busy, but it’s going well.  I’m currently up to a 5 day week for the time being, which I’m incredibly grateful for.  I’m incredibly happy to be working for such a great organization with such amazing people.  I know how lucky I am to have a job I love and I’m thankful every day.

3. School

I have changed my focus in school.  I was taking a course in Office Admin at Fanshawe, but found out that they are retiring the course.  I made the decision to transfer some of my credits to another course that I think is better suited to help me in what I do.  It means I’ll be in school a bit longer, but I think it will be worth it.

4. Health

Joe and I have been taking steps (literally) since the end of May to improve our lifestyle and better our health.  It has been successful so far and we’re looking optimistically forward full steam ahead.  But more on that later…

So those are the basics about what has been going on in Limaville.  Life is going on, life is good.  We have our down days, but the up days make up for them and we are grateful for all the days.  I would make all kinds of promises about how I’m going to blog more and post more recipes, more book stuff, more anything stuff.  But I won’t promise, that way maybe we’ll all be pleasantly surprised.

I hope that everything is going well in your corners of the world, and that you’re having a fantastic summer.

Until next time…