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Here’s what Erin says about her Northern California-inspired avocado tostada recipe, as well as her thoughts on what makes breakfast the best meal of the day.
What was your inspiration for the recipe?
This recipe is inspired by my planned move to California in May. I couldn’t be more ready to be out west and I’m excited about having such great produce – especially avocados! This recipe is inspired by my future state (because I will eat avocados ALL the time!) The tostada is simple to throw together for a hearty breakfast – just be sure to make a couple extras – they will go fast!
Do you have a favorite healthy breakfast?
I love egg skillets. I’ll cook whatever leftover veggies and grains I have in a small cast iron skillet and then top it with an egg or two. It’s a perfect, hearty breakfast and an easy way to use up random items in your refrigerator.
Favorite guilty breakfast?
A Belgian waffle covered with strawberries, maple syrup, and whipped cream. I can only ever eat about half, but it is always so good.
Photo credit: Erin Alderson
What ranks as your best breakfast spot ever?
When my family traveled down to Costa Rica, we stayed at Blue Jay Lodge in Malpais completely off the beaten path. Every morning the lodge would cook up Gallo Pinto (Costa Rican Black Beans and Rice) with eggs, fried plantains, and fresh coffee. Everything was so fresh and it didn’t hurt that we dined outside to beautiful weather every morning!
Do you have a childhood breakfast memory that stands out in your mind?
On the weekends I would always tag along with my dad as he ran errands, which usually meant we would stop at the local doughnut shop for chocolate long johns and milk. Even though neither of us eat too many doughnuts now, I really enjoyed that time we spent together!
What’s the best bread for toast? Sourdough if I’m out eating, multigrain if it’s homemade!
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