The Husband Cooks!

So if I haven’t mentioned it before I  have a wonderful husband, and last weekend marked 3 months of marriage.What did this wonderful man do, breakfast in bed : )  He made a delicious pan salsa on a bed of romaine and quinoa topped with an egg, oh and coffee of course.


How amazing does that look!! AND it was super yummy and took him about 20 minutes to make. I would even recommend making the pan salsa with chicken and serving it on a bed of quinoa (like he did) or rice for a lovely dinner. Anyhow, here is how to make this amazing meal.

Pan Salsa

1    onion

Italian seasonings


garlic powder

3-4 medium tomatoes

  • Take your medium to large onion and do a course chop, then put in you pan ( medium heat) and saute for couple of minutes (when the salsa is done the onions will kind of transparent but still have some resistance when you bite/ cut into them).
  • Chop the tomatoes into medium pieces and add to the pan once the onions are slightly cooked.
  • At this point add the seasonings. 1 large pinch of salt, and then sprinkle a light dusting of garlic powder and Italian seasoning (to taste) over the onion/ tomato mixture.
  • Let simmer/ cook until it looks good : )


To make quinoa its kind of like rice in that it has a 2 (liquid) to 1 (grain) ratio, but other than that it’s different. I didn’t know that the first time I went to make quinoa and it was tragic. But then I decided to look up directions on how to properly cook this grain and it is now a staple in our house.

Take your pot and on a medium/ high heat put the quinoa in along with a dash of salt and  kind of toast it just a bit until it starts to smell a bit nutty, then I add the water and turn the heat to high. Bring to a boil for about 5 or so minutes, then cover the pot with its lid. Turn off the heat, and WALK AWAY! Do not stir, poke, or prod. Your quinoa will be done in about 15-20 minutes, after that you can check to see if there is still water in the bottom of the pan if there is I cover it and then turn the heat on low or warm for about 5-10 minutes depending on how much water is left over. Fluff then serve : )

Oh and if you would like you can totally make your quinoa with the broth/stalk of your choice, I use Better Than Bouillon. That is also very yummy and usually what I do.


In a hot pan either add some butter, non-stick spray, or oil. Crack your egg open and let it cook until the whites have set and are no longer runny but the yolk sill is. Then slide it on top of your quinoa and pan salsa mixture.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

♥ JoyLynn

Easy pan salsa breakfast by OhJoyLynn


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