Tried and True: Hangover Breakfast Burrito #BrunchWeek #Giveaway

Hangover Breakfast Burrito

Grab that morning coffee because I have a doozy of a post for you (as well as a recipe you will find yourself making again and again) because it’s one of my favorite weeks of the year – Brunch Week!

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What’s Brunch Week you ask?

Well – some amazing bloggers, led by Christine of Cook the Story and Terri of Love & Confections, got together and started to chat about all things brunch. Well, one thing lead to another and next thing you know, there’s over 30 bloggers participating, major giveaways with some fabulous prizes and the recipes – oh the recipes  – let’s just say, bookmark these recipes because there’s a slew of good eats going on!  Over the next week, I will be contributing a few of my fave tried and trues, including this fabulous one by one of my fave stiletto chefs, Candice Kumai – a Hangover Breakfast Burrito.

This recipe is from Candice’s latest cookbook, Cook Yourself Sexy, which really has changed my outlook on cooking and making better choices.  Now – don’t let the word “hangover” mislead you. These burritos are not only for when you have a hangover from way too many cocktails (not that I’ve ever had that happen *cough*), but can be the perfect jump start to a busy day. Packed with some great FWB (foods with benefits), this easy to prepare breakfast burrito packs a punch. In today’s “go-go-go” world, we need every edge we can get and grabbing a bagel or a quick breakfast sammie might not be the best choice.

I made a few slight changes to her recipe and also made a bit extra so I can grab and go in the mornings. I roasted the veggies to get a bit of extra umph in the flavor and instead of Gruyere, I grabbed some sharp cheddar to top it off. Add a touch of fresh thyme and *viola* you have a burrito that is fantastic for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

So – let’s get to the recipe shall we?

Grab your ingredients

Hangover Breakfast Burrito - Ingredients

Is there anything better than roasted asparagus

Hangover Breakfast Burrito - Asparagus

Adding some spice to the eggs

Hangover Breakfast Burrito - Eggs

Time to build – eggs and a bit of asparagus

Hangover Breakfast Burrito - Eggs and Asparagus

And some sweet potato

Hangover Breakfast Burrito - Assembly - Sweet Potato

With a slight touch of cheese and

Hangover Breakfast Burrito - Assembly - Cheese

Viola – the perfect breakfast burrito!

Hangover Breakfast Burrito
  • 1 sweet potato, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 cup asparagus, cut on the bias
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ sweet vidalia onion, chopped
  • 4 or 5 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme, chopped
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 whole-wheat tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon sharp cheddar, grated
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Toss the diced sweet potato and asparagus with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, ½ teaspoon of kosher salt and a pinch of freshly ground black pepper. Tumble them onto a baking sheet lined with a silpat or aluminum foil and roast for about 30 minutes.
  3. In a nonstick skillet, over medium - low heat, heat the remaining olive oil and sauté the onion until soft and a bit caramelized (about 5 – 7 minutes).
  4. To the eggs, add the fennel seed, thyme and black pepper and whisk. Add the egg mixture to the pan and cook until light and fluffy.
  5. Lay out the tortillas.
  6. To each tortilla, add half of the egg mixture.
  7. Top the eggs with some of the roasted asparagus and sweet potato and sprinkle with a bit of the grated cheddar cheese.
  8. Roll into a burrito shape and enjoy!
Adapted from Candice Kumai

Now – onto all things Brunch Week Detail and, what you are really curious about – the Giveaways!

We are so grateful to have such amazing sponsors for Brunch Week who have given us a fabulous bunch of incredible (INCREDIBLE!) prizes for our giveaway.

Prize #1:

From California Walnuts one lucky winner will receive:

A KitchenAid Stand Mixer and California Walnuts Prize Pack all donated by California Walnuts is ONE of the fabulous prize packs in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.
A KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer model number: KSM150PSGA. Mixer comes with: 2-piece pouring shield, 5-quart stainless steel bowl, flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip.

A Walnut Prize Pack containing 1lb burlap bag of fresh California Walnuts, 1 portion control tin, 1 heart shaped cookie cutter, 1 flexible cutting mat, 1 mini spatula, 1 chip clip and 1 water pouch. .

Prize #2: (but with lots of winners)

From Lodge Cast Iron one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Lodge Iron Cast Iron Skillet and Silicone Items all donated by Lodge Iron. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

One lucky winner from the rafflecopter below will receive a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, three silicone pieces (a hot handle holder, a pot holder and a trivet).

In addition, one lucky participant from our TweetChat on Sunday May 5th from 2-3pm Eastern will also win a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and the three silicone pieces. PLUS five lucky participants will get a set of the three silicone pieces. (Search for hashtag #BrunchWeek to follow along. Use the hashtag in tweets during the chat to enter to win).

AND, everyone who comments in our PinChatLive on Saturday May 11th between 2-3pm Eastern will also be entered to win one prize of a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and a set of three silicone pieces and 4 prizes that contain three silicone pieces each. (For the PinChatLive go to The BrunchWeek Pinterest Board at 2pm on May 11th and comment on the questions pins there. Refresh your screen often so you don’t miss any new questions).

Prize #3:

From Flavors of Summer one lucky winner will receive:

Win a fabulous $100 Givft Card for Sur la Table and an entertaining prize pack all donated by Flavors of Summer. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.
A Flavors of Summer Entertaining Package including (get this!) a $100 gift card to Sur la Table! In addition to the amazing gift card, this entertaining package includes a variety of goodies including cookbooks, kitchen utensils, entertaining partyware like a chip and dip server, beverage container and more. From free products, to fun stuff for decorating – you’ll be able to make the most of your next summer party.

Prize #4:

From Black Gold Farms one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Martha Stewart Collection Kitchen Prize Package all donated by Black Gold Farms. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

A Martha Stewart Collection Kitchen Prize Package including a 3 quart Enameled Cast Iron Casserole, Magnetic Spice Grinders, a Pot Clip, Cheese Grater and a Silicone Head Spatula.

Prize #5:

From the Food and Wine Conference and #SundaySupper:

Win a ticket to the upcoming Food and Wine Conference in Orlando donated by The Food and Wine Conference and #SundaySupper. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

The Food and Wine Conference is being held in Orlando, Florida from July 19-21st at the unbelievably beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek. Speakers include Sara Moulton (of Food Network fame), Michael Green (a true celebrity in the wine and spirits world) and Jaden Hair (cookbook author and creator of Steamy Kitchen). This prize is for a single Full Conference Pass with a value of $250. (Accommodations can be booked at the Rosen Shingle Creek at a highly discounted rate for all conference attendees).

Prize #6:

From Bob’s Red Mill one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Bob's Red Mill Kitchen Prize Pack including a $40 Bob's Red Mill Gift Card. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

A Bob’s Red Mill Kitchen Prize Pack: A beautifully emblazoned Bob’s Red Mill canvas tote bag containing the Bob’s Red Mill Cookbook, assorted Bob’s Red Mill products, a Salter® Baker’s Dream Aquatronic Baking Scale, Norpro® Silicone Heat Resistant Spatula, Best® Standard French Whip and a $40 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card.

Prize #7:

From Whole Foods Orlando one lucky winner will receive:
Win a Whole Foods Orlando Breakfast in Bed Basket. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.
The Whole Foods Orlando Breakfast In Bed Basket: Mixing Bowl, Allegro Organic Breakfast Blend Coffee, Allegro Coffee Mug, Cooking Whisk, Microplane, Delamotte Champagne, 365 Organic Amber Maple Syrup, Whole Pantry Cinnamon Sticks, French Brioche and a $25 Whole Foods Market Gift Card

Prize #8:

From Whole Foods Orlando one lucky winner will receive:
Win a Whole Foods Orlando Flavorful Delights Basket. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

Whole Foods Flavorful Delights Basket: Full of fun items and ingredients to play with in the kitchen: 5 qt Colander,, Servino Homemade Pastas, 365 Organic Balsamic Vinegar, Macadamia Oil, Marmigiano Regiano, Key Lime Savory Oil, Branfords Original Hot Sauce, Cheese Grater, Vosges Black Pearl Bar Chocolate, Vosges Fire Bar Chocolate, R.C. Buck’s Gourmet Rub – Sweet Orange Habanero, Divina Pickles – Sweet Watermelon Rind, Composta Di Fragole – Strawberry Compote with Modena Balsamic Vinegar, Sabatino Tartufi – Truffle and Honey

Prize #9:

From Stonyfield Organic one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Stonyfield Organic Kitchen Prize Pack. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.


A Stonyfield Kitchen Prize Pack: A Prize Pack full of yogurt fun From Stonyfield Organic Yogurt is just ONE of the amazing prizes in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.Preserve Colander, Preserve portable yogurt carrier, Preserve cutting board, Stonyfield cookbook, Stonyfield oven mitt, Travel sandwhich carrier made out of 100% reused plastic bottles, Stonyfield water bottle, Stonyfield tote bag, 10 free cups of Stonyfield Greek.


Today’s #BrunchWeek Recipes:

Brunch Beverage Recipes

Irish Cream Coffee by Sweet Remedy

{Grown-Up} Lemonade by {i love} my disorganized live

Brunch Egg Recipes

An Easy Italian Egg Recipe by Cook the Story

Asparagus Tomato Frittata by Big Bear’s Wife

Sausage and Egg Muffins by Small Wallet Big Appetite

Mennonite Gold Hash & Eggs by The Vintage Cook

Eggs over Wilted Spinach by The Vintage Cook

Brie and Herb Omelette by Noshing With The Nolands

Hangover Breakfast Burrito by Cooking In Stilettos

Brunch Recipes for Breads, Grains, Cereals and Pancake-Type Yums

Almond Croissants by Love and Confections

Granola Pancakes by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze by Katie’s Cucina

Strawberry Scones by Real Housemoms

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins by Take A Bite Out Of Boca

Brunch Dessert Recipes

Marcona Almond and Duck Fat Brittle by Vanilla Lemonade

Kiwi and Rose Cream Trifle by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Banana “Ice Cream” by Amanda’s Apron

Grilled Strawberry, Brie, Chocolate and Walnut Sandwich by Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Chocolate Coated Mini Donuts by Kokocooks

So what are you waiting for – ENTER! :)

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  1. says

    OMYPUG my mom’s head is spinning around and around (can you call her Linda…bahahha) because she didn’t even know there was so many cooking contraptions out there in her whole life, you must remember this is a woman who has a basket of wooden spoons on her table as decoration only! She wouldn’t even know what to do with most of those thingys..well…except the wine…so maybe she should sign up to win the wine, ….um…….
    As far as your lovely brunch …well there again are no words…as Mom crunches down on her bowl of wheaties for breakfast……enuf said………..
    stella rose

    • says

      Stella – your mom knows everything is better with wine :) Wait til you see the other recipes this week – I believe wine is involved in one :)

    • bella says

      This does indeed look like perfect hangover food, and it works for veggies too.
      As a meat-eater I’d be tempted to throw in a little sausage or maybe even crispy bacon.

      Kudos to Candice tho. Eggs and Asparagus are a wicked combination.


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