Poached Eggs with Asparagus and Brie Cheese

posted on: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Today I woke up and felt like Liz from Eat, Pray, Love, minus the trip to Rome and the bad divorce.

There's a scene in the movie where she finally becomes mindful of herself and takes a moment to enjoy the moment. She makes herself asparagus and poached eggs, sits in the middle of a sunbeam in her living room and allows herself to savor life.

I know I told you I would rest but frankly if I lay in bed another second I will die. Besides, I woke up today feeling so much better and with an appetite and desire to fill my body with good things. I also wanted to cook and I really wanted to write.

So here I am. My belly is full from, not one, but two poached eggs on top of asparagus with slices of brie cheese. And my heart, oh my heart, it is full with love for Christian whom I met exactly 8 years ago on a cold night in Connecticut.

We make good food together, we make good children together, and we make an overall good life together. In spite  of my unhealthy kidneys, today I'm feeling super lucky.

I also have my friends to thank for watching my kids, making me dinners, taking me to the doctor, and even buying me eggs. It's the effort and love, the unselfishness of people around me that fostered a moment like today where I could be mindful of my blessings and simply enjoy.

Poached Eggs with Asparagus and Brie Cheese {Serves one}
(printable version)
~ Ingredients ~
3 cups water
4 thick Asparagus
2 eggs
2 slices of brie cheese
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

~ Directions ~

  1. Pick 4 asparagus with thick stems, rinse under cold water and snap off the tough ends.
  2. Put two cups of water into a medium sized pan and bring to a boil. Once the water starts boiling add the asparagus. Cook for 5 minutes. Drain and gently put on top of a plate. Drizzle olive oil on top.
  3. Add 1 cup water to a small frying pan (should be about 1 1/2 inches deep of water) and bring to a boil.
  4. Once the water begins to boil carefully crack an egg into a measuring cup. Use the measuring cup to gently slip the egg into the boiling water. Repeat with the second egg. After the two eggs are in the water immediately turn off the heat and cover for 3 minutes.
  5. While you are waiting for the eggs to poach, cut slices of brie cheese and remove the rind. Put the cut slices on top of the asparagus.
  6. Once the eggs are done put on top of the asparagus and brie cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Enjoy!
Poaching an eggs is hard as heck. 
No it's not. 
Yes it is.
No, really it's not.
Here are some great posts about poached eggs to get you started:


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