Toast! I like to think of Toast as a universal food—one that many of us grew up on. In my childhood, there was nothing more comforting than my mom making me a delicious piece of cinnamon toast. And this year, in honor of celebrating National Parents Day, and giving back to them in the way they’ve given to us, why not craft a delicious (and simple) masterpiece meal to celebrate those who raised you?
Last year, I published a book on toast, hoping to bring back the universal love of breaking bread together. Because truthfully, I believe that making a meal for someone creates space for true connection—and that is powerful.
You take a simple piece of bread, and with a few short tips, you can create a masterpiece.
Back in 2013, I started a dinner party company with the desire to create space for people to connect around food. Food does that; it’s a language we all share, and so many of our meaningful conversations and connections happen over sharing a meal.
While throwing multiple dinner parties a week, I fell in love with toast! It’s simple yet so complex. You take a simple piece of bread, and with a few short tips, you can create a masterpiece.
Making a meal for someone can often be intimidating and time-consuming! But, toast is a meal that is easy to make a masterpiece with. With a few simple ingredients and some out of the box thinking, you can craft an entire meal for mom and dad to celebrate them this National Parents Day.
Toast is about freedom, intuition and play. I’ve given you a few of my favorite go-to toast recipes to get your brain buzzing around a fun celebratory meal for your parents. But, as with all food, I challenge you to use your intuition with ingredients! Because food is more fun when we get creative, and it takes only a couple of fun ingredients to really elevate your toast world.
Here are 3 of my favorite breakfast toast recipes to celebrate mom and dad:
1. Kiwi + Coconut + Ricotta + Flax + Honey
This toast is great for a summer day, and for the Parents who love a little tropical vacation flavor in their breakfast!
- 4 slices good bread (I’m using a local bakery multigrain)
- 2 kiwis
- 1/4 cup ricotta
- 2 Tbsp golden flax seed
- 2 Tbsp shredded coconut
- Peel and slice your kiwis.
- Toast your slices of bread either in a toaster, the oven or a pan.
- Once golden, spread each slice with 1 Tbsp ricotta.
- Layer the slices of kiwi along each toast.
- Top the kiwi slices with flaxseed and coconut.
- Liberally drizzle each toast with about 1/2 tablespoon honey.
2. Pomegranate + Lox
This toast is a fancy spin on the Lox bagel. It’s for those parents who appreciate the finer things in life!
- 8 slices of good rye bread
- 4 eggs, soft boiled
- Olive oil
- 8 Tbsp cream cheese
- 1/2 red onion
- 2 radishes
- 1 Persian cucumber
- 4 oz quality smoked salmon
- 4 sprigs of dill
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- Preheat your oven to 375.
- Arrange the 8 slices of rye bread on a baking sheet. Drizzle the bread lightly with olive oil and toast in the oven for about 10 minutes.
- While the toasts are in the oven, thinly slice your onion, radish and cucumber.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and spread each slice with 1 Tbsp of cream cheese.
- Distribute the salmon among the 8 toasts.
- Evenly distribute your onion, radish and cucumber among the toasts.
- Slice the soft-boiled eggs in half, then top each toast with 1/2 an egg.
- Lastly, sprinkle each toast with pomegranate seeds and small sprigs of dill!
3. Bacon + Chive + Soft Scramble Eggs
This toast is for the parents who love consistency! With bacon and eggs and that simple elevation of chives, it’s the perfectly simple but delightful toast.
- 2 slices hearty whole grain bread
- 3 eggs, soft scrambled
- 2 slices bacon
- A few chives, chopped
- salt and pepper
- Cook your bacon in a frying pan on medium-high heat until it’s reached your desired crispiness. Set the bacon aside on a paper towel to absorb any extra grease.
- Soft scramble your eggs.
- Toast your bread in a toaster or any way you prefer.
- Top each slice of toast with your soft scrambled eggs.
- Crumble your bacon slices on top of each toast, then sprinkle with your chopped chives.
- Add a dash of salt and pepper!
I hope you have fun and feel empowered to cook for your parents (or anyone!) with these fun brekkie ideas!
You can find plenty more TOAST inspirations in my book here!