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  1. The Teenage Taste

    I, too, often fall into the trap of eating sweet breakfast after sweet breakfast everyday. However, most of the time when I do crave savory food first thing in the morning a drippy poached egg is at the top of the list! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ll definitely be making it soon!

    By the way, your photos are beautiful! :-D

    June 12, 2011

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  2. Charissa

    I love this idea…with quinoa…and eggs. Yes, yes! I’m an egg crazy person because of their high protein count and if you paired it with this amazing looking quinoa cake, then the protein would be even higher. Thanks for sharing!

    June 12, 2011

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  3. Nora @ Natural Noshing

    Beautiful! This sounds and looks AMAZING! I love quinoa and have to try these!

    June 12, 2011

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  4. Kris

    I feel another Saturday Breakfast tribute coming on… this looks amazing!

    June 12, 2011

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  5. Heidi @ Food Doodles

    I am trying those quinoa cakes for sure. I love things like that in the form of burgers or patties, I make some with lentils or even millet, but I don’t think I’ve used quinoa before. It sounds so good :D And I completely agree with eggs and the runny yolk. So beautiful and so good! Although I don’t think I’ve ever poached an egg for myself before. That has to change soon :D

    June 12, 2011

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  6. Gretchen

    These sound so tasty and healthy – and really easy to modify for gluten-free. Next time husband says ‘poached eggs?’ I’ll make some of these before he poaches the eggs!

    June 12, 2011

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  7. julie winnington
    julie winnington

    I am with you on the beautiful site of a perfectly runny egg yolk! Quinoa pattie, what a great idea…put them together? Bound to be magic. Thanks for the recipe, I always enjoy your posts.

    June 13, 2011

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  8. j82
    j82

    Oh I am SO excited to try these! I think tomorrow will be the day. Love quinoa, love eggs oozing over stuff…MMM!! Yes, I’m salivating right now :o)

    June 13, 2011

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  9. Heather

    What a great pairing! I love Quinoa; the cakes will definitely be moving up on my must make list- beautiful photos too!

    June 13, 2011

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  10. lisa @ early morning run

    This looks absolutely delicious. I’ve recently had to stop eating gluten, but seems like I can make my own breadcrumbs from g-free bread and still make this! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

    June 13, 2011

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  11. Joanne

    I LOVE quinoa. That is such a brilliant idea to turn it into a cake. I’m SO trying this!!!

    June 13, 2011

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  12. Michelle Benoit (ChocolateCentral)

    This is what I want for dinner. I love quinoa cakes. I make quinoa cakes using the Whole Foods recipe, but I never thought to add fresh watercress and a poached egg on the top. You are so creative! I love your nutritious recipes.

    June 13, 2011

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  13. Chrissy

    I love breakfasty things at any time of the day! This looks like the perfect dinner for this week! Thanks for the great post! I have been wanting to make quinoa cakes and eggs so this recipe is perfect right now.

    June 13, 2011

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  14. Charlie
    Charlie

    Hi Sonia: We are neighbours! Im from NB.

    If you were to make these cakes the day before, and keep in the fridge overnight, it would make the cooking time shorter.

    I can’t see why you couldn’t freeze them also.
    It would be worth the try.

    And speaking of tries……I will certainly be trying these!

    June 13, 2011

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  15. Diaczun Style

    love this recipe… can’t wait to try it. Congrats on the Top 9!

    June 13, 2011

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  16. Irene
    Irene

    this is the same recipe that’s being featured at Heidi Swanson’s most recent book…. i thought there should be at least a mention of this as it’s pretty much the exact same thing.

    June 13, 2011

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  17. Foodafok

    Wonderful photo and great recipe.

    June 13, 2011

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  18. claudia lamascolo

    After seeing this photo in the Top9 I will never question why after three years I never make it… your pictures are spectacular… you are a very talented photographer… this is beyond mouth watering bravo well deserved and presention is fabulous! Claudia @Whats Cookin Italian Cuisine~ :)

    June 13, 2011

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  19. shea goldstein

    Looks amazing. Congrats on making Foodbuzz top 9!

    June 13, 2011

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  20. sensiblecooking

    With breakfast looking that good I don’t mind being breakfast junkie

    June 13, 2011

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  21. MikeVFMK

    Love this version! And thanks for the mention, much appreciated. I’m sure Heidi would be impressed, I know I am. Congrats on the foodbuzz love!

    June 13, 2011

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  22. cooking rookie

    These quinoa cakes definitely looks interesting. I should give them a try! I just love your site – so many creative ways to use healthy ingredients :-)

    June 15, 2011

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  23. Amy
    Amy

    just reading this- and I LOVE poached eggs too… so last year for Christmas, my brother brought me these silicone egg poachers- they are little silicone cups, you put in the building water- egg is perfectly shaped and doesn’t go all over the place in the water – I use them all the time ! they are the cats meow… :-) you can get them at lots of ktichen stores. oh and thanks for this quinoa recipe. definitely going to try it.

    June 17, 2011

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    1. Amy
      Amy

      sorry- typo – boiling water is what I meant. duh. sorry about that.

      June 17, 2011

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  24. Kevin (Closet Cooking)

    I really like the idea of using quinoa like this!

    June 18, 2011

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  25. Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine

    I often find that I like the vegetarian version of a home style classic (e.g. Eggs Benedict) better than the actual classic, so this looks wonderful! The quinoa + egg combo looks fantastic :)

    Wonderful recipe and congrats on being featured on the Foodbuzz email!

    August 1, 2011

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  26. Gangy Buffet

    I love this recipe, I will totally try this tomorrow morning, and link it to my blog thanks! Hey, I really like my website and would love to have you as part of my blogging friends and blogroll, would you like to??

    October 14, 2011

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  27. HODGEPODGESPV
    HODGEPODGESPV

    i’ve never tried making a poached egg but still trying to perfect the perfect egg over easy. unlike you, i know why i like my whites cooked and the yokes running…uncooked white to me are just snotty looking and slimy tasting. for a faster breakfast, i can just see this over half an english muffin toasted, of course! i think ii like the last picture best where you can see the yoke caressing the patty. it makes me feel like you had to take the picture quickly before you finished the whole thing!

    October 20, 2011

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  28. shannan

    I am so excited about your website and this recipe! adding it to my menu for this week!

    November 6, 2011

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  29. liv

    Yum!!! Two of my favorite ingredients: Poached Eggs and Quinoa!

    November 22, 2011

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  30. mjskit

    Whenever I delve into someone’s archives I always check out the breakfast category, because like you, I love breakfast and I’m always looking for new ideas. Being as I have recently discovered quinoa, that makes this recipe quite appealing. The poach egg on top of these cakes looks perfect! I will be giving this a try!

    December 12, 2011

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  31. Julee
    Julee

    We had this for dinner tonight — absolutely wonderful! We’ll definitely make this a part of our repertoire.

    December 15, 2011

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  32. Lisa
    Lisa

    Ohhh my, so good!

    February 24, 2012

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  33. natalie
    natalie

    This was a hit! Snuck in some flax seed (about a tablespoon) too! My 12 month old nephew and 2 yr old niece loved the cakes on their own, while the adults enjoyed it with fried eggs and spinach and a dollop of greek yogurt on top! YUM YUM YUM Thank you so much for a winner recipe!

    March 1, 2012

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  34. Trish @ MyBigFatBundt

    Thanks for the wonderful idea of a poached egg on top of my quinoa cakes! I already had made some cakes this morning, modifying a recipe I found on the Whole Foods website, but I really wanted to make this a meal without too much fuss. The poached egg was perfect, and your photo was so stunning that I just had to make one for myself! I didn’t have the watercress, but I topped my cake with some homemade basil mayo and then placed the egg on top, garnishing the entire thing with green onions and a spicy red pepper condiment from a local Indian restaurant (I made my quinoa with some tandoori masala seasoning!) My poached eggs did not turn out quite as pretty as yours, but the entire things was still yummy. Who needs toast?!

    March 31, 2012

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  35. admattai

    the quinoa cakes look great! quick question though – would there be an acceptable substitute for watercress leaves? please let me know whenever you get a chance. thanks! this blog is great, I discovered it from Pinterest. Will be making recipes from this blog soon :)

    July 21, 2012

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  36. Carolyn
    Carolyn

    WOW! Just happened upon your recipe and was so intrigued (got to say the pics of the poached egg was the hook!) that I had to make them. I love quinoa and try to find new ways to use it…this one is a definite keeper. I seasoned them up a bit with some Garam Marsala – love that cumin! I made 6 patties and they were very plentiful. Even brought them into work for my officemates to try. Of course it was a hit! I’m thinking about making smaller, bite-size patties for appetizers and letting my imagination go wild with the toppings! Such a great recipe…thank you!

    July 31, 2012

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  37. Jamie
    Jamie

    I had something very close to this today at the Portage Bay Cafe. It was quinoa cake eggs bennidict with arugula and a squash based sauce. It was the best!

    November 3, 2012

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  38. Jo Teefy
    Jo Teefy

    I love the sound of this recipe! I am calorie counting using myfitnesspal, so if you have any nutritional data for the quinoa cakes (especially calories!) I would be most grateful! Thanks Jo

    February 4, 2014

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