Poached Egg & Arugula Salad



    • 2 eggs
    • Splash of cider vinegar
    • 2 cups baby arugula
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 2 teaspoons grated zest
    • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • Sea salt and pepper
    • Chunk of parmesan cheese for shaving

    Maple Mesquite Sacha Inchi Seeds:

    • 1/2 cup sacha inchi seeds
    • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon mesquite
    • Pinch of cayenne


    1. Bring 2 inches of water and the vinegar to a simmer in a deep skillet.
    2. Crack in eggs and simmer just long enough so they’re still soft and runny, about 3 minutes.
    3. Pour lemon juice, balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the arugula in a bowl.
    4. Season with oregano, salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
    5. Divide the salad between two plates. Top with poached eggs and shaved fresh parmesan.
    6. Sprinkle lemon zest over the salads. Top with maple mesquite seeds.

    To Make the Maple Mesquite Sacha Inchi Seeds:

    • Heat stove-top pan on medium with plain seeds. Add maple syrup, cinnamon, cayenne, mesquite. Transfer to parchment lined baking tray and let cool.

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    Peggy Kotsopoulos is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Health Educator, and Culinary Consultant focused on teaching REAL health through lifestyle and dietary choices that are easy and delicious. She whips up healthy and delicious meals on her own TV show Peggy K’s Kitchen Cures on Z Living. Originally working in investments in Toronto, Canada, Peggy found her true passion for nutrition and healthy eating by bringing her own guilt-free goodies to corporate meetings as an alternative to bagels and danishes. As colleagues and clients became intrigued, Peggy started leading seminars and founded a company-wide corporate wellness program. Seven years later, Peggy followed her passion to the United States where she became certified as a Health Educator, and graduated from Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in California. She is the founder of beVibrant consulting in Toronto, where she develops wellness programs for large corporate clients, schools, and food establishments. Peggy is the resident nutritionist for CBC’s Steven and Chris show, and has been featured in major publications including Fitness Magazine, Shape and Yahoo! Shine.