Let’s talk mornings.
What is your morning routine like? Do you have one established? Still figuring it out?
This post was sponsored by Jord Watches. Thanks for helping me keep my mornings on track!
Until about a year ago, I was the person who slept until the last. possible. second. My first year of grad school I would sleep until 7 am even when I had a class on campus at 8. I never snoozed and would roll out of bed, throw on some clothes and be out the door in no time.
While that extra sleep was great, as I’ve gotten older I’ve found that I really value having some time to myself in the morning. I’m still figuring out a routine that works best for me, and playing around with meditating on a short reading or even coloring to start my day, but one thing I know for sure is that I need a good breakfast.
Keeping track of time is important when I only have about an hour to read or meditate, make breakfast, and get ready for the day. It’s even better when you can monitor your morning with stylish watch, so I was thrilled when the folks at Jord reached out to me.
Jord makes lovely and unique wood watches. They’re timeless and simple, yet somehow luxurious. I love keeping track of my morning time with something soothing on the eyes while I cook and enjoy a wholesome breakfast.
They make both Women’s and Men’s watches and come in different types of wood such as bamboo and walnut, with a variety of colorful faces. They also make sizing your watch easy, which is a huge perk. I think a Jord watch would make an awesome gift for anyone in your life. Even the box it arrives in is gorgeous, I love how it looks on my dresser. I’m wearing the Frankie in Dark Sandalwood and Smoke, really classic colors that go with anything.
In making good use of my morning time, I’ve been working hard this year to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into my breakfast. While oatmeal with peanut butter and banana is my go-to, I know how important it is to mix up what you’re eating and I’ve been trying to get a variety of nutrients to start my day. This recipe does just that, with the antioxidant-packed fresh blueberries, banana peppers, and fresh parsley- an awesome source of Vitamin K and Iron.
I especially love that every single ingredient in this breakfast came from my local farmer’s market and my CSA basket. So while you make time for yourself in the morning feel free to mix it up with the vegetables you add to the hash. Sweet potato or parsnips would do well instead of the red potatoes, maybe some chopped apple in the fall, anything that is going to make you feel good to start your day!
Now you can keep track of your morning routine too!
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- 3 medium red-skinned potatoes, diced small (about 1.5 c)*
- 2 t extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- ½ medium yellow onion, diced
- 2 medium banana peppers, sliced thin
- ¼ c fresh blueberries
- ¼ c fresh parsley
- 1 t salt
- ½ t ground black pepper
- 2 eggs
- salt and pepper to season
- Heat 1 t olive oil in a medium to large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook 2 minutes. Add the potatoes, season with salt and peppers, and cook until crispy, about 15 minutes if raw and about 5 if pre-cooked.*
- Add the banana peppers and blueberries, cook until the blueberries are just about to burst, about 3 minutes. Stir in most of the parsley, reserving some to garnish.
- Serve the hash to two plates and add the remaining 1t olive oil to the skillet. Fry the eggs until they are cooked as preferred. Season with additional pinch of salt and pepper if desired.
- Top each dish of the hash with the fried egg, garnish with remaining fresh parsley. Serve immediately.
What is your morning routine? What do you like to make for breakfast?