Day 7 Eat Clean Challenge: Poached Eggs on Steamed French Beans & The Salad of Interestingness

“The soul of clean eating is consuming food in its most natural state, or as close to it as possible. It is not a diet; it’s a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life – one meal at a time.”

Source: http://www.cleaneatingmag.com

17.05.2014 – It has come to the seventh day of the eat clean challenge, which also means this is last of Week 1! Woohoo.. Since Day 7 is on a Saturday, I had more time to prep the dishes unlike the previous few days. Plus, it was a sunny bright day and the lighting for food-photography was perfect!

#Day 7 Eat Clean Breakfast: Poached Eggs on Steamed French Beans

First attempt in making poached eggs served on steamed French beans, drizzled with olive oil, salt & pepper and served with on vine tomatoes. A quick and simple breakfast but quite a feast to the eyes. Can’t believe it looked so good on the plate!

POACHED EGGS ON STEAMED FRENCH BEANS

Ingredients:
1 bunch of steamed french beans (you’ll save ⅓ steamed, for another day’s lunch)
2 large eggs, in room temperature
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper
tomatoes of your choice (1 large tomato/cherry tomatoes, on-vine tomatoes) **optional**

Method:

  1. Steam the french beans using rice cooker (saves a lot of time!). Add an inch of water into the rice cooker. Place the steamer rack into the rice cooker with french beans on a plate or use the rice cooker steam rack (some rice cooker comes with this steamer rack.). Steam the beans for approximately 2 minutes or until cooked thorough but still slightly crunchy. Transfer to a place and set aside.
  2. Boil a pot of water (preferably 5 inches of water). Add one teaspoon of vinegar (this helps keep the egg whites together), bring the water to a simmer, then turn the heat to low.
  3. Crack an egg into a separate small bowl.When there are tiny little bubbles all over the bottom and sides of the pot, but none bubbling up to the surface, stir the water in a circle gently to create a whirlpool. Drop 1 egg into the center of the whirlpool. The egg white will wrap around the yolk and start to set. Let the egg poach in the water for 3 minutes, keeping the temperature steady.
  4. Remove the egg and drain on a paper towel-lined egg. Do the same with the other egg.
  5. To serve, place the poached eggs on top of the warm french beans and fresh tomatoes at the side. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

#Day 7 Eat Clean Lunch: The Salad of Interestingness

This salad contains 2 tomatoes, 5 leaves of Romaine, 2 basil leaves, 2 mint leaves, half an onion, juice of half lemon, 1 teaspoon of Apple cider, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, a pinch of salt & pepper. And not forgetting a few dash of mustard & Laughing Cow belcube cheese to make it more interesting.

I shall name it The Salad of Interestingness. It’s so easy to make, just combine all the ingredients and give it a good toss!

My eat clean for the first week ended at lunch as dinner was prepared by both my landlord and landlady 😀 It’s a norm on weekends and holidays for them to whip up something yummy from the kitchen. So blessed to stay with them ^3^

 

The original recipes for Day 7 can be found here.

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