A Better Breakfast Taco

Breakfast. “The word is a portmanteau of ‘break’ and ‘fast’, referencing the end of the fast of the previous night; it is widely referred to as the most important meal of the day.”  And for good reason..

Skipping breakfast can increase your body’s insulin response, leading to both increased fat storage and decreased physical activity, placing you at significantly higher risk for obesity and disease.

I skipped breakfast for years. And for years, I would find myself in the office break-room at 10:00, staring ravenously at the garbage in the vending machines. You know the drill..

Forget the drive-through. Here’s a faster, healthier take on breakfast tacos..


A Better Breakfast Taco

Heat freshly-made tortillas in a lightly-greased comal or skillet (check out Homesick Texan or CHEESESLAVE for help making tortillas).  Keep warm.

Meanwhile, heat a teaspoon of pastured butter in a skillet until it just begins to brown, then crack pastured eggs into one side of the pan..  fried, scrambled, however you prefer..

Add bits of chorizo, green onion, tomato and jalapeño to the other side of the pan and sauté for just a minute or two.

Season all with sea salt and cracked pepper and a pinch of cumin and oregano.  Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve wrapped in warm tortillas.

Better, faster, cheaper.

¡A su salud!

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Ham and Eggs Redux

Poached pastured duck egg on a thick slice of uncured, local ham with chili con queso and a grilled pepper..


Duck eggs have something like three times the vitamin B12 and twice the vitamin B6 and vitamin A of chicken eggs and are somewhat richer in taste as well.  Skip the drive-through, poach an egg, grab a pepper from your garden and grill that with some real ham & see just how good you feel today!

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This post is part of Food Renegade’s Fight Back Fridays