Apr 8, 2014

Egg Tomato and Scallion Sandwich



Sliced hard boiled eggs, juicy ripe tomatoes, chopped scallions with a touch of mayonnaise, salt and pepper – enjoy this for breakfast or lunch.

With Spring in the air, I thought I'd share this sandwich from the archives which I often make for my older daughter, Karina. It's inexpensive, easy to make and she loves it!


Before I left my previous job in Manhattan, there was a small cafe that served this simple egg sandwich that I was hooked on. It's so simple but the flavors just work with the tomatoes and scallions. Now that I work at home, I make it quite often for myself and my daughter as she often requests it.

Easy Tip: Keep hard boiled eggs in your refrigerator for a quick breakfast on the go, to add to sandwiches or even salads. It only takes a few minutes to boil a few eggs, here's a foolproof way to make perfect hard boiled eggs every time.




Egg Tomato and Scallion Sandwich
Skinnytaste.com
Servings:Serving Size: 1 sandwich • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 213 • Fat: 9.5 g • Protein: 13.5 g • Carb: 21 g • Fiber: 5.5 g • Sugar: 5 g
Sodium: 363 mg (without salt)


Ingredients:

  • 100 calorie sandwich roll (deli thin flats, potato rolls, etc)
  • 1 tbsp chopped scallions
  • 1 large hard boiled egg, sliced
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 thick slice ripe tomato
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions:

Assemble the sandwich by placing the egg on the bread, then the tomato, then scallion. Top with salt and pepper and spread mayonnaise on the top of the bread.

119 comments :

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    1. Trish I thought of you when I posted this! I miss our mornings getting breakfast together :)

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    2. Christina B8/15/12, 2:54 PM

      I love these too!! Sebastian and I used to always go down and get these in the morning! miss you guys! looks like you both are doing well :)

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    3. Christina, miss my Coloredge friends!

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  2. This looks great. I've recently begun to enjoy hard boiled eggs more and this is quick and easy :)

    http://marcysmorsels.blogspot.com/

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  3. i used to make this all the time for lunch on wheat bread! love how the scallions give it that extra bit of flavour! Yum!

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  4. I could see doing this with a Laughing Cow cheese wedge instead of mayo. (Not a fan of mayo). What do you think? Looks light and refreshing!

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    1. Sure, or a drizzle of olive oil would be nice too.

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  5. Loved it. What a fresh, tasty, and easy lunch. Thanks!
    -Jessica

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  6. I've been craving the protein of eggs, but almost never make them hard boiled. Would love to have them ready and waiting in the fridge to put in sandwiches/salads though, thanks for this recipe!!

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  7. Looks fantastic - thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

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  8. Yum Gina!! I am obsessed with hard boiled eggs, and now my daughter loves them too so I make them more regularly. I love eating them on a slice of toast with tomato and salt and pepper. Next time I'm taking it to this level, looks so delicious!

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  9. MMMM looks so good! I am definitely going to use your way to boil eggs, I still have not mastered that yet :) love your blog!

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    1. I haven't mastered hard boiled eggs, either. I started buying the bags of hard boiled eggs, already peeled. I'm going to take one more chance with Gina's and if that doesn't work, forget it forever!

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    2. I recently started baking my eggs! They turn out so much better, in my opinion. The egg is less rubbery and the yolk is very fluffy, for lack of a better word. :) Plus, they are way easier to peel! Put the eggs in a muffin tin, bake on 325 for 30 minutes, then immediately put into a bowl of ice water to stop them from cooking. They will have brown spots on the shell and maybe one or two on the egg, but they are fine. Easy and good!

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    3. sseibt@yahoo.com9/24/13, 9:40 PM

      I love softboiled eggs but hard boiled even more so. I found the best recipie for soft cooked eggs and make those and leave some extra in the pan for hard boiled. Put about 3/4" water in a pan, cover and bring to a rapid boil. Add eggs with thongs, cover, and cook on med. for soft boiled. I remove the eggs I need, put them in cold water immediately for cooling, and then leave the rest on burner (with water, of course) for hard boiled for a few more minutes. The beauty of this is that eggs usually crack if they are not brought to room temp before cooking. This method makes the most beautiful eggs without having the room temp prep time. Perfect! I usually cook about a dozen eggs a week to keep on hand for snacking and whatever. So much protein for so little cost. Please try this! Regards.

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  10. Love this it looks simply delicious. I have to stop myself from pinning every single food I find on here haha

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  11. Yum! Gina, what type/brand of bread did you use?

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    1. those were the smaller Martin's potato rolls, I usually use the whole wheat potato rolls when I find them. Bagel thins are also great.

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    2. I used Thomas English muffins - light multi-grain and only 100 calories. YUM!!

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    3. Yes, English muffins toasted first for us as well.

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  12. Hi Gina!

    First of all, I absolutely love your blog. I discovered it recently and really respect what you are doing to promote healthy (and delicious) living. Thank you!

    I actually write a blog with a similar spirit that I think you and your readers would really enjoy. It promotes yummy, healthy, and budget-friendly recipes, mixed in a few favorites that have been in my family for years. If you would ever be interested in writing a guest post, I'd be honored. Please know the invitation is always open!

    http://thelawstudentswife.blogspot.com/

    Have a fantastic day. Can't wait to use a few of my ripe tomatoes to try this sammie :-)

    cheers,
    Erin

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  13. Gina, this will be my lunch tomorrow. We made the grilled pesto shrip Saturday and its a winner. I'm having leftovers today with saffron jasmine rice.

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  14. loved this, I have celiac so the gluten free bread needs all the help it can get, but this was very tasty!!

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  15. I had never heard of this sandwich until I saw it on FB today. The two garden tomatoes I had were calling to me. Delicious! I use a well-cooked "fried" egg and it achieved a similar effect. My husband and I thank you!

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  16. Looks good. How long will the eggs keep in the fridge? Also if I made this for a school lunch, would it keep without an ice pack?

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    1. Hard-boiled eggs tend to stay refrigerated for up to a week. Not sure about the sandwich question, but I wouldn't take the chance for more than a few hours. Maybe if there was a cold drink in there with it?

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  17. I'm not a huge fan of tomatoes is there another veggie you would suggest?

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    1. Cucumbers, green peppers or lettuce would work. My son hates tomatoes but loves cucumbers so I'll try it that way for him.

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    2. Thank You!

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    3. I don't like tomatoes either (except in august!) so I am making this with roasted red peppers.

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  18. Gina,
    These sandwiches are simply delicious. I've done adding lettuce leaves or also with olive tapenade. is very good. have a good week

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  19. These look delicious! But what would be a delicious substitute to the mayo? Maybe hummus?

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    1. I think hummus would go great with this! it goes with almost anything =)

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  20. I made a version of this, inspired by you! I don't care for scallions, so substituted with basil.

    Take a look!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisachan13/7778954882/

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    1. Very pretty, good choice of bread!

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    2. I often end up thinking, "hey, I'm having that for dinner!" thanks to your blog! Simple ingredients really help for that to happen! Gracias!

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  21. hey gina just wanna tell u that i love your recipes and I really do appreciate the time and effort u put into them..im 19 years old and because of u I was able to lose 23lbs with all of your awesome recipes..love u & your recipes!! thank u soooo much!!!<3 :)

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  22. Yum! This would make for a wonderful breakfast sandwich!!! Mmmm!!

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  23. I've been making hard boiled eggs lately - this would be great way to get my kids to try them. I might substitute smashed avocado with a little lime juice (like guacamole) for the mayo.

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  24. Any chance you could add a "share" button to individual recipes? I wanted to email this to my mom and have to use the firefox method.

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    1. There is an email button below each recipe

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  25. I've never seen this combo before on a sandwich. I think that I will toast the bread and use mustard instead of mayo (I'm a fan of mustardy things in general). I appreciate the inspiration.

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  26. I have all of these items in my pantry right now. Can't wait to give this a try! Simple and delicious sounding.

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  27. Good thing the Husband hates tomatoes, I don't want to share! :0) Looks great!

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  28. Saw this recipe when I woke up this morning and gave it a try. Amazing how something so simple can be so yummy! Thanks!

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  29. FROM JOYFULMMS

    I MARK THE BOILED EGGS WITH A B SO I CAN EASILY DISTINGUISH THE HARD BOILED FROM THE RAW. OR MARK AN EGG CARTON WITHE BOILED EGGS IN IT.

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  30. I just had this for lunch. I used the Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese (light) instead of mayo. Also instead of the scallions, which I did not have, I just sprinkled on some cilantro. Yuuuuummmm! So good.

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  31. Thanks for the reminder about how tasty and convenient a boiled egg can be!

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  32. I had this for lunch today. I used a select whole wheat bun and it was delicious! :)

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  33. YUM!! That looks like it is right up my alley!

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  34. Looks good for a quick lunch sandwich. But wondering how long it will stay good in a lunch box. Cut tomatoe slices drips of the juices and soak the other ingredients of the s/w. any advice to avoid that?

    Thanks

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    1. When I used to buy them, she cut them in half and wrapped in saran wrap. That how they were sold and they were always good.

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  35. Oooo! My gluten free biscuits will make this sandwich good, too! I think I'll use mashed avocado instead of mayo...with some cilantro.....maybe I'll make the CHEESE biscuits this time! Oh dear.....

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  37. This is the best run down the arm, juicy, delicious sandwich. Just had it and cannot wait until tomorrow to have it again. Tomatoes just coming in from the garden. I just love you and your recipes. Keep up the great job

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  38. This doesn't sound like it would be anything special, but it was delicious. Now, I just need to figure out how to keep it from falling apart as I eat it. I ended up with a slice of egg on my space bar this morning.

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  39. I tried this sandwich last night for supper after an exhausting day. It just hit the spot perfectly. I really liked it and loved how easy it was to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. I'm going to make this right now!

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  41. looks great to bad i hate eggs

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  42. I am glad to see this post! I have tons of tomatoes. These sandwhiches are going to be great, especially since we have had such warm weather, cooking hasn't really been on the top of my list!

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  43. I'm just starting to work from home & need creative lunch options! Completely over Smart Ones... Thank you SO much for your amazing site! I've made so much for my boyfriend & I and I don't even think he's noticed our meals have been "skinny"!
    Brandi

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  44. This has become my favorite sandwich!
    Thank you for teaching me, FINALLY, how to boil decent eggs!!! :)

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  45. I can't believe how good this is. I always put tomato in my breakfast sandwiches in the summer, but this was amazing! The scallion and mayo add so much flavor. Wow.

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  46. I'm no tomato lover, but something about the sandwich intrigued me to make it just the way the recipe called for. And it's now my FAVORITE sandwich! Gina, your site and recipes are fabulous - it has helped me maintain my 40 pound weight loss.

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  47. OH man, I just found the Pepperedge Farm Very Thin sliced whole wheat bread... 2pts for 2 slices! I'm using Dijon instead of mayo... got this down to 4pts... yay! Eggs are cooking right now... can't wait to try it :) Thanks Gina!

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  48. I don't know why I never thought to put these things together! This was great for dinner last night with a garden salad. Quick, easy and delicious.

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  49. We ate these last week and had zucchini pie for the side item. SUCH A GREAT meal! And SUPER EASY! This will be a regular item on our menu! :)

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  50. That is sooo good! I just threw one together for breakfast. Yum!

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  51. this looks SO good! thanks!

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  52. made this for lunch today. open face with egg & egg white, no mayo. not nearly as pretty as yours but super delish! thanks for sharing!! :)

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  53. Made this into a Lettuce Wrap.. SO good

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  54. I put mine on bagel thins & instead of using mayonnaise, I use a Laughing Cow Light Swiss cheese wedge. It is so yummy!

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  55. I have been making these for breakfast at work this week, and am obsessed! These are so simple but oh so delicious! My co-workers keep asking me to make them one.

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  56. thanks for sharing.

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  57. Oh my goodness! This one has been in my "must try" file for a bit. Had it today for lunch and I'm already craving one for tomorrow! Your recipes are the best!

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  58. This is so simple yet totally delicious! I made it for lunch yesterday and immediately went home from work and made one for today's lunch. Thanks for the new favorite!

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  59. Made these with a little bit of mustard (I'm not a huge fan of plain mayo) and they were great. Simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I like more vegetables in the sandwich to make them healthier

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  60. This is my new FAVORITE breakfast sandwich! I have had it every day for a week. I substituted light cream cheese for the mayo, I can't stand mayo. It's amazing! Thanks for making my mornings a little brighter :)

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  61. I made this on an 100 cal. WW english muffin and used laughing cow cheese instead of mayo. Absolutely delicious! It might be my new favorite breakfast :)

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  62. Great use of scallion's to add flavor and you can also two stalks of scallions or green onion finally chopped and added to potatoes for soup adds extra flavor instead of white or yellow onions.

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  63. Made this last night for dinner. It was a huge hit for the hubby and myself! I am definitely looking forward to having this again. Oh, and I used a 120 calorie toasted english muffin. Yum Yum!

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  64. That was yummy:)

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  65. Delicious - a new favorite at our house!

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  66. I have fallen in love with this sandwich. Thanks to this site, I have lost 50 pounds and losing more. Thank you Skinnytaste.com

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  67. How many points will it be if you use the 45 calorie Sara lee bread? its 2 points for 2 slices
    Samantha

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  68. I was inspired by your Chicken Panini with arugula and provolone (http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/12/chicken-panini-with-arugula-provolone.html) which I made a few days ago. I added the same chipotle mayo and arugula to this sandwich and it was delicious!

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  69. Yum! I've been looking for a new sandwich recipe for lunch!

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  70. It looks so beautiful! I make this kind of sandwiches often, especially during the summer.

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  71. We have onions growing in the garden right now. This will be a simply delicious sandwich! Pinning it!

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  72. Never thought about adding hard boiled egg to a sandwich before! Am going to try this Panini style and add some mozzarella; and as someone else suggested substitute mustard for the mayonnaise. YUM! Thank you! :-)

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  73. Delish!! Just made for lunch. Added sliced avocado. So simple but really really scrumptious and satisfying. Great idea!

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  74. Did anyone mention cream cheese instead of mayo? Cream cheese and green onions states wonderful together! Add a few chopped red bell peppers and the flavor is awesome! Thanks! New to your recipes and everyone I have seen so far looks amazing!

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  75. love this sandwich, I make it all the time, one of the first things I made from all of your recipes when I found it last June!

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    1. I just wanted to add that last summer I started to count calories, change my eating habits and cooked mainly from your blog recipes. Since June I have lost 43lbs, so thanks very much!! There is almost always one of your recipe leftovers in my fridge...chicken sausage, escarole pasta is coming up tonight. Many, many thanks for your fabulous recipes.

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  76. I just made this today - what a great lunch (especially during lent)! Thanks so much! I feel full on 6 points. Yay!

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  77. I just made this as a salad. I wedged some tomatoes, sliced up the hard boiled eggs, (I used your method by the way, perfect,) drizzled a little bit of evoo, seasoned with very little salt and pepper, and topped with scallions, and it just may be one of the most delicious things I have ever tasted.

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    1. Whoops, I also added a little feta cheese.

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    2. How many eggs and tomatoes did you use?

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  78. I made this for my breakfast and it was so good! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

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  79. I just love your site and those knives! Would you mind sharing where you got them?

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  80. This is the perfect summer breakfast! So delicious and satisfying!

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  81. So I can make these the night before?

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  82. This looks delicious. I can't wait to try it!

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