MY NEW YEAR’S BREAKFAST // SPONSORED BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS

While my husband and I were enjoying a New Year’s Day brunch, we chatted about our resolutions for the year. Career goals, losing baby weight, leftover resolutions from 2017 were mentioned, but my top resolution was to slow down. Meaning, taking the time to live well, and to take joy in the little things. I know it sounds funny, but as a food blogger, I don’t actually cook for myself very well. All of my culinary energy goes into creating content or preparing food for events, so by the time I need to make dinner for my husband and myself, I’m usually making a simple bowl of pasta or ordering delivery. And now that I’m a mom, the idea of slowing down seems more important than ever. So when The Florida Department of Citrus reached out to me about collaborating with them, I immediately thought of one of my favorite breakfast dishes, my Auntie Ree’s Scrambled eggs, with their secret ingredient of just a touch of orange juice, and my favorite morning pick-me-up, orange juice with turmeric, black pepper, and cayenne.

The key to these scrambled eggs is to take your time. Rushed eggs become rubbery, slow eggs are silken custard. The touch of Florida Orange Juice gives them a wonderful brightness that’s unexpected. My golden orange juice is filled with the “Amazing Five” from Florida Orange Juice: great taste, Vitamin-C, Potassium, Folate, and no added sugar, plus the benefits of the turmeric, black pepper, and cayenne. It also takes two second to whip together.

Being a busy mom makes slowing down seem like an impossible task sometimes, but my resolution this year is to take time making nourishing, delicious food for my family, and focusing on my physical and emotional health. I can’t be strong mom to James if I’m not taking care of myself. Happy New Year!

INGREDIENTS (AUNTIE REE’S SCRAMBLED EGGS)

3 eggs

2 tablespoons half and half

1 tablespoon Florida Orange Juice

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Mix together the eggs, half and half, and Florida Orange Juice until very smooth. In a small pan over medium-low heat, melt the butter until it’s lightly browned. Gentle stir the eggs with a rubber spatula, cooking until custardy but cooked through. Enjoy immediately.

INGREDIENTS (GOLDEN ORANGE JUICE)

4 ounces Florida Orange Juice

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 pinch cayenne pepper

1 pinch black pepper

DIRECTIONS

Stir everything together. Enjoy!

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