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When my family went to Spain this past summer, we ate brunch in a little cafe in Barcelona that had ricotta huevos rancheros on the menu. My brain immediately exploded with excitement. Within one mouthwatering bite, I knew I had to recreate it. So when I saw the Feisty Fiesta Salsa on Nuts.com, I knew the time had come to make this delicious meal.
When it comes to breakfast, I want something quick and nourishing. Scrambled eggs with avocado, flaxseed and pepitas is usually my go-to. But this meal may have changed everything. It takes about 10 minutes to assemble. (I’m serious.) It’s packed with flavors and textures and RICOTTA. And must I repeat that this whole thing comes together in just 10 MINUTES. Sound the alarm, breakfast is served.
The steps are simple…
- Toast your tortilla in oil.
- Mix together refried black beans, canned tomatoes and Nuts.com Chili Powder in a pan until warm.
- Spread it on your tortilla with the ricotta.
- Fry up an egg.
- Top with radish, shallots, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper, and Feisty Fiesta Salsa.
It’s incredibly easy. You’re welcome. xo.
More easy & delicious breakfast ideas: Mediterranean-spiced Yogurt and Egg Breakfast Skillet + Creamiest Apple Pie Oatmeal + Tofu Scramble Breakfast Burrito
Ricotta Huevos Rancheros
Up your breakfast game in just ten minutes with this super easy and incredibly delicious Ricotta Huevos Rancheros! Your morning just got WAY better.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil, divied
- 2 8" flour tortillas (sub corn tortillas)
- 1 cup canned refried black beans
- 1 cup canned fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon Nuts.com Chili Powder
- 2/3 cup whole-milk ricotta
- 2 large eggs
- 1 radish, sliced into thin rounds
- 1/2 avocado, sliced thin
- 1/2 shallot, sliced thin
- cilantro, for garnish
- 1/4 lime
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons Nuts.com Fiesty Fiesta Salsa
Heat a large pan with 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium high heat. Add in one tortilla and cook on each side for 1-2 minutes, or until puffy and browned. Do this for both tortillas.
Add your refried black beans, fire-roasted diced tomatoes, and Nuts.com chili powder to the same pan over medium heat and mix well with a spatula until well combined and heated through. Spread this mixture evenly over your two tortillas.
Top each tortilla with 1/3 cup whole-milk ricotta and spread it into a nice layer on top of your black bean mixture.
Make sure your pan is relatively clean, and add in your remaining 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Heat the pan over medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, crack your two eggs on different sides of the pan, making sure they don't touch. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for about 3 minutes, until the yolk is your preferred level of doneness. Add one egg to each tortilla.
Top each tortilla with radish slices, shallots, cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper, and Nuts.com Fiesty Fiesta Salsa.
Behind the beautiful exterior of Brewing Happiness, is a real human. A human full of flaws and anxieties and feelings. Recently, I’ve been carrying more of these anxieties than usual. I am going to talk more about why that is soon, but for now just know that if you’ve ever dealt with anxiety – I’m right there with you.
I always know when my anxiety is picking up steam by the amount of frantic scrolling and binge watching I do. The more I try to numb out my inner monologue, the bigger signal it is to me that I’m trying to not feel something uncomfortable. Most of the time that feeling is anxiety. I find I’m half in conversations and half in a personal panic room inside my brain. It’s very fun.*
The thing I’ve learned about my anxiety is that it doesn’t go away on it’s own. Nothing gets better unless we make it better. So I have to actively thrust myself out of whatever cycle I’m in. It’s a “pull the emergency break kind of situation.”
This usually means that I have to radically and forcibly change the way and amount I’m interacting with my phone. I put it in a different room for a day. I allow myself 30 minutes of scroll time. Whatever it takes to remove myself from the habitual scrolling. Whatever it takes to make myself face what I’m feeling and why.
*This is sarcasm.
The other key in dealing with my anxiety, aside from figuring out the root and dealing with that or going to therapy, is to start to view my own heart and mind as something to be cared for. The same way I would view a friend. I start to feel compassion for my own emotions, and I find understanding for what lead me to that moment.
At the most brain-melting moments of anxiety I try to stop what I’m doing and repeat this mantra to myself. I place one hand on my heart and one hand on my stomach. I breathe in deeply, close my eyes and repeat…
May you be safe.
May you be well.
May you be happy.
May you be full of life.
This is adapted from a mantra I learned many years ago, and I’ve used words that most resonate with me. You can adapt to your liking. I simply just repeat this mantra until I feel calmer or until I feel compassion toward myself.
Anxiety sucks. It takes us out of this beautiful life we are living and into our chaotic brain-prisons. And who wants to miss out on this life experience we have? If I only get one life to eat Ricotta Huevos Rancheros, I want to experience ever glorious moment of that I can. As presently as I can.
Hopefully this glimpse into my life makes you feel more normal, and even provides a tool or two in helping overcome your own anxiety. May you be safe. May you be well. May you be happy. May you be full of life (and breakfast food.) xo.