Tomato poached eggs

I’m still feeling good after Sunday’s race, and have been able to ease back into my normal routine with a recovery spin on Monday and a easy run yesterday in place of speed work.

I would love some training feedback: I’m debating how to handle this Saturday’s long run, as the following Saturday is a 5k race and also the weekend I was planning to do a 20 mile training run.  For you seasoned marathoners, does it make more sense to do the 20 this week, assuming I’m recovered enough? Or somehow combine the 5k and 20 miler on the same weekend? What would you do?

I have a new favorite recipe to share.  For dinner last night, we had a spinach salad and tomato-poached eggs with brown rice.  I love the tomato-egg combination, and have tried a variety of recipes for this family-friendly dish. It would be really good with sharp cheese and avocado as well.

Tomato Poached Eggs (print recipe)

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional chili powder or crushed red pepper
  • 1 small can of diced tomatoes, or 2 cups prepared pasta sauce
  • 5 or 6 eggs

Heat oil in saucepan, and saute onion and peppers for 5 minutes.  Add garlic and spices, and sauce another few minutes.  Add tomatoes or sauce and simmer until nearly boiling.  Gently drop in eggs and cook covered 4-6 minutes, or until done.  Serve over rice or pasta, and sprinkle with fresh parsley or scallion.

This was just enough for the three of us.  Happy Wednesday!

50 thoughts on “Tomato poached eggs

  1. Hmmm. depending on how you feel, you might try for the 20 and see how it goes. If it is a mental thing, I would try to push through, but if your legs aren’t feeling it, then maybe postpone the 20 miler for next weekend. You’re a beast (in the nicest way possible), stop second guessing yourself!

    • Thanks for the encouragement! I definitely second guess myself a lot. 🙂 Yes- I was thinking the same thing… guess I’ll see how I’m feeling and try to get it in this weekend. If it doesn’t happen, I’m not gonna sweat it.

    • Thanks, Natalie! We used to make them more often and I had forgotten about the recipe until this week. Hope you get to try it!

  2. That dinner looked great. I don’t have marathon training advice for you…but I am impressed at how fast you ran on Sunday! It looks like you backed of on M-Tu and should be able to get back at it the rest of this week, speedy.

    • Thanks, Kim! I was back at my usual spin class today and could tell my legs are not recovered, so we’ll see how the week goes. 🙂

  3. I am *so* glad you are doing the sweets thing with me! I woke up this morning (ridiculously) feeling down about it. But having a fellow traveler really helps!

    Your Mardi Gras treats look so tasty! I had to settle for some Girl Scouts Thin Mints (not my favorites) yesterday as I was home sick and didn’t leave the house at all. I’m *still* home sick today–weird that it’s me and not the kids. It’s certainly not hard to “remember I’m dust and to dust I shall return” when I’m feeling like this. At least it blunts the sweets craving. What I’m craving right now is something spicy, like Thai Tom Kha soup. I may have to shuffle out later and get some…..

    Not sure what to advise on your 20-miler…..In your shoes, I’d probably just stick to the schedule and do it this Saturday, slower than usual if necessary.

    • Ugh- sorry to hear you’re home sick! Although I guess it’s good it’s a week day when you can have the house to yourself. Mmm, Thai soup sounds good, hope you got some! Yes- I think I’ll try to do a really slow 20, and not stress if it doesn’t happen.

  4. Okay, I’m pretty sure I say this every week- but your WIAW posts always make me hungry! They also make me want to be a better cook ;). Seriously- looks delicious!
    Being a NOT-seasoned runner, I have no real advice on the 20 miler. I would probably try for 20 this week and see how it feels. You can always cut it a little short and do it next week if your body just isn’t feelin’ it.

  5. I would have thought that a 5k race + 20 mile training run might be too much, but if you could just run the 5K, and not race it, then it could be the recovery run the day after the 20 miles if that makes sense?

    • Yes- I was thinking that too… but I am kind of hoping to race it… I might have to push the 20 back to the following week, but I’ll see how far I get this weekend.

    • Yes- they’re good! I do use them raw, but sometimes that means a bit more texture to the smoothie. Cooked would probably ensure it’s really smooth, I hadn’t thought of that…

  6. Yum! I love having eggs for dinner. I’ll have to give this a try.

    Since I have yet to tackle a full marathon, I don’t feel I can give too much advice on that. I would go on how your body is feeling more than anything.

    • Thanks, Angela… I think you’re right. I’m nervous about overdoing it, so we’ll see how I feel by the weekend and play it by ear. Maybe an extra slow 20, if I can make it that far!

  7. I am absolutely not going to give you running advice. But – I do love poached eggs and agree that the accountability that comes with photographing all your foods for the day tends to ensure some healthy eating. 🙂

    I haven’t made fudge babies in awhile. I need to remedy that.

  8. I think I’d actually be a big fan of the tomato poached eggs. I never liked scrambled eggs until my boyfriend put salsa in with them (which only happened a few months ago). Now I can eat them either way.

    • I’ve never tried the coconut–sounds really good! I go on kicks where I buy them, then stop for awhile. On a kick currently. 🙂

    • Yes- it would be great for a clean eating week, especially if you use tomatoes instead of jarred sauce. Good luck on your challenge!

  9. If you’re not racing the 5K, I’d say it would be fine to do that and the 20-miler in the same weekend. But if you’re like me and you find it nearly impossible to just run a 5K for fun, I’d opt for the 20-miler this weekend, as long as you feel recovered.

    • Thanks, Michelle! I am like you. 🙂 Don’t think I can not race it… so I think I’ll try for 20 this week and see how I feel. It’s not the end of the world if I don’t get it in… I know it’s more important that I’m recovered, and in spin class today I discovered I’m not there yet!

    • Oh, good! Another accountability buddy! 🙂 It is so hard– but I find I let it get out of control, so this is always a good time of year to give it up and remind myself sugar does not control me!

  10. I definitely am going to have to try this recipe out and kudos to you for giving up sweets for Lent. I did that once and am pretty sure I don’t want to do it again =) Love the food pics!!

    • Thanks, Tracie! Yes- it’s not easy, but I do like proving to myself every year that I do have control over that dark chocolate bar. 🙂

  11. Those eggs look divine. I am so making that!
    I’d just do the 20 this weekend instead of 5k weekend. Knowing me, I’d end up blowing off part of the 20 cuz I’d be tired from the 5k.

    • Thanks, Marcia! Yes- I was thinking the same thing- I can’t imagine how I could get in 20 even if it was split before/after the 5k. Hoping my legs are recovered enough from the half, but I’ll give it a try this weekend!

  12. Oh yummy, I am making those poached eggs this weekend!!!! Best of luck with your long (ahh, you don’t need it, you will do amazing as usual!!!) 🙂

    • Me, too! We don’t make a lot of eggs in the morning, but I always forget that they can be an easy dinner option, too.

  13. hmm if you are feeling recovered enough then maybe split them up, 20 this weekend, 5k next weekend. 20 and a speedy 5k might take some time to recover from? glad you are feeling well! how did you get it to say printable recipe?looks good!

    • Thanks, Natalie, that’s what I was thinking, too… we’ll see if my legs are up for 20 this weekend! I’ll email you about the recipe. 🙂

  14. I don’ t usually think of eggs for dinner, or of eggs with tomatoes, but this one looks good! I might have to give it ta try.
    Running advice…Ok- how hard is it for you to recover from a 5k race? Are you feeling pretty fit speed-wise? Do you plan to go hard? Pfitz would have you do something like that on back to back days, but if you don’t feel up to it, then maybe take it easy on the 5k part?

    • Thanks, Raina! Yes- I’m not quite at the Pfitz level of training… I was planning to run hard in the 5k, so I don’t want to risk injury running it back to back. I feel pretty well recovered from Sunday, so I’m going to attempt it this weekend, but if I don’t quite get to 20, I still have two more in this cycle so I’m not going to sweat it.

  15. I’ve been reading the other comments – I think a super slow 20 miler this weekend would be fine – and would free you up for the 5k. Only you can know how recovered you are though – so definitely listen to your body!

    That tomato/egg dish looks super good – I’ll have to try it!

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