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Homemade Hummus, Poached Egg and Asparagus
There are seasons in my life that make me feel like I'm on a never-ending roller coaster ride. That's the exact feeling I've had lately (and the reason why this post is going up on a Sunday). I made it a goal this year to stop glorifying the sleepless hours and 24/7 work weeks. I wanted to start taking care of myself and my health but I admit it's been a challenge. Sticking to a work schedule of only 8 hours a day, having weekends off, eating healthy and exercising every day is a challenge for any workaholic. Don't get me wrong, it's worth the effort.

There are some times like this month though, when I know my time will be very limited and these are the times when I need to juggle and prioritize. Preparation is key so if you are feeling like me today I'd advice that you prepare, prepare, prepare! Taking a few minutes off your Sunday to cut veggies, freeze meals and make this easy hummus recipe can definitely increase the amount of time you have during your workday.

I cannot call this a recipe because it's really as simple as placing hummus on a plate, cooking asparagus on a grill and poaching an egg. It took me less than 10 minutes to get this on my plate so this will definitely be on repeat this month.

What are your go-to recipes when you're very busy? I need to know.

Photography: Ana Degenaar


  1. What a perfect recipe for a busy day! Our favorite grocery makes a lovely basil pesto–it's our go-to whenever things are hectic. Hope you're enjoying the weekend!

  2. That looks delicious! I have one favourite recipe which I usually make for breakfast.
    It's called bircher muesli:
    1 cup of apple juice
    1 cup of rolled oats
    1 tbsp of greek yogurt
    1 tsp of honey
    1 tbsp of chia seeds (for topping)
    and bits/chunks of green apple.

    You put together the apple juice and rolled oats in a container that has a cover (I put mine in a glass tupperware) then put it in the fridge. Leave it overnight (I usually do this at night before I go to bed) then the next day, put in the rest of the ingredients and mix! :) It's really good.

    Another one of my favourite recipes is a vegan grilled cheese sandwich.2 slices gluten free bread
    2-3 slices non dairy cheese (Daiya)
    1-2 tablespoons homemade thousand island dressing
    1/2 red bell pepper, sliced thin
    1/2 avocado, sliced thin
    1 large roma tomato, sliced
    2-3 leaves iceberg lettuce

    Toast bread, place on baking sheet (preheat oven to 350). Spread one slice with 1 tablespoon thousand island dressing, arrange cheese on the other slice. Arrange bell pepper slices on one bread, tomato slices on the other. Warm in oven for 7-9 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove from oven, drizzle another tablespoon of thousand island (optional) onto the melted cheese. Top with avocado slices and lettuce, finishing with the other slice of bread. xx

  3. Looks amazing! Love me some poached eggs! Baked veggies are my go to! While they bake away in the oven I can put away my stuff from work, shower and do what not and before I know it it's time to eat!

  4. I love dishes like this one and I am on such asparagus kick right now. My go-to busy-day recipe is poached egg with smoked salmon and asparagus. Always does the trick. Happy day, darling. xoxo

  5. Qué rico y qué pinta más saludable.

  6. this sounds/looks divine! simple meals are the best meals. :)

  7. i have never thought to put an egg on hummus, Ana darling! what a great idea! pasta with a fried egg on top and some kale on the side is my easiest thing that i make :)



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