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Breakfast Salad and ManPans Giveaway

Breakfast Salad

The unconventional morning meal ~ Breakfast Salad with Cinnamon Toast Croutons and Maple Vinaigrette. Who knew a salad for breakfast could be so good?

I’ve noticed a trend here in Asheville and on the menus of other popular breakfast joints around the country ~ salad for breakfast. Before you turn up your nose, let me clarify. These breakfast salads are not bland leafy side-salads with bottled ranch dressing, but bold hearty meals. A good breakfast salad encompasses everything that makes breakfast so appealing: carbs, eggs, pork-fat and sweet accents.

After exploring these salads at several favorite breakfast joints, I decided to work on my own version.

Salad for BreakfastServed on Villeroy & Boch “Aureus” China.

First, I wanted to put my family’s favorite morning flavors into the salad. That way, it would be hard for the kids to resist. My version had to include: bacon, maple syrup, cinnamon toast and eggs.

The Cinnamon Toast Croutons were the first inspiration. Truly, I could eat a whole pan of these babies. In fact, it’s important not to make them too far in advance, or there will not be any left for the salad. Maple Vinaigrette provides a sweet and poppy essence with apple cider vinegar and Dijon mustard. The addition of candied nuts and dried cherries offers a granola-like quality.

Cinnamon Toast Croutons

Prepare your morning eggs just the way you like them, and pile it all on a bed of crisp baby spinach. THIS, my friends, is a great way to start the day!

How to Fry an Egg

 Eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a Prince, and dinner like a Pauper. ~ Adelle Davis

Breakfast Salad with Cinnamon Toast Croutons

Breakfast Salad with Cinnamon Toast Croutons and Maple Vinaigrette

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Cinnamon Toast Croutons:
6 cups of French bread cubes
3 Tb. melted butter
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of salt

For the Maple Vinaigrette:
¼ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 Tb. apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. salt
Pepper to taste

For the Breakfast Salad:
1 cup candied nuts
¾ cup dried cherries
12 oz. bacon, cooked and crumbled
6 packed cups baby spinach
12 eggs, prepared to order

Directions:

For the Cinnamon Toast Croutons: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lay the bread cubes out on a rimmed baking sheet. Mix the melted butter, sugar, cinnamon and salt together and drizzle over the bread cubes. Toss and bake for 5-10 minutes until toasted.

For the Maple Vinaigrette: Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth. Set aside.

Cook and drain the bacon.

Prepare the eggs to your liking—scrambled, poached, sunny-side-up.

Prepare each salad plate with a heaping cup of baby spinach, topped with cinnamon toast croutons, candied nuts, dried cherries, and crumbled bacon. Then top each with 1-2 eggs and drizzle with maple vinaigrette!

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

I’d like to point out, I used my new favorite skillet preparing this breakfast salad. Not long ago I was introduced to ManPans Products. Admittedly, when I first picked them up, my thought was that they were too light-weight to conduct heat well. I was also a little leery of “non-stick” surfaces, so I did a bit of research (and testing) and am thrilled to report my findings.

ManPans products are an anomaly. Not only do they conduct heat well, they conduct it so well, you can actually turn your heat down to save energy. They are “Green” in other ways as well. When heated, they release absolutely no toxins into your food, providing safer and better tasting dishes. ManPans are made here in the USA. They are extremely sturdy, almost impossible to scratch or chip and easy to clean. I’m impressed, to say the least.

So, I’m proud to say that one lucky ASP reader will WIN the same 10 inch ManPans Fry Pan I use.

How to Enter: ~CLOSED~

Leave a comment describing your favorite thing to cook in a fry pan.

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*For US residents only–sorry international friends!

Winner selected and announced August 1st. WINNER: KRISTEN M.

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171 Responses to “Breakfast Salad and ManPans Giveaway”

  1. Kateposted July 25, 2011 at 6:09 am

    I love to saute fresh vegetables with tofu, but I am definitely going to try your breakfast salad. What an interesting (and yummy) idea!

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  2. 5 Star Foodieposted July 25, 2011 at 7:13 am

    what a fun idea to make a breakfast salad, the cinnamon toast croutons is an excellent touch!

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  3. Valerieposted July 25, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Hmmm… only one thing? I guess eggs. I love a fried egg with a runny yolk!

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  4. Cécyposted July 25, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I love the idea of a breakfast salad.
    When I have a little extra time I love to get greens from our garden (arugula or swiss chard right now) to stick on some bread with goat cheese and an egg. So the salad idea definitely talks to me.
    I’ve seen a lot of salads with watermelon too, it would be perfect for breakfast too…

    I think my favorite thing to do in the pan is a stir-fry. So many variations available.

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  5. Evelyn Rposted July 25, 2011 at 7:00 am

    I use fry pans everyday for just about anything…..this morning it was scrambled eggs for the kids.

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  6. Evelyn Rposted July 25, 2011 at 7:01 am

    I am a fan of your Facebook page. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Evelyn Rposted July 25, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I also subscribe to your RSS feed.

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  8. Carolynposted July 25, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Veggie burgers! I have an awesome copycat burger recipe from Houston’s restaurant!!!! I make about 20 at a time, freeze them, them take them out one by one as I need them. They fry up fast, easy, and yummy in minutes!!

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  9. Nelly Rodriguezposted July 25, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I’ll have to agree with you and say it is to fry an egg! :)

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  10. Nelly Rodriguezposted July 25, 2011 at 7:30 am

    I am subscribed to your RSS

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  11. Nelly Rodriguezposted July 25, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I tweeted!

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  12. Nelly Rodriguezposted July 25, 2011 at 7:33 am

    I posted on Cooking with Books FB page!

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  13. Sharon Bposted July 25, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Eggs with a runny yolk. LOVE

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  14. Lizposted July 25, 2011 at 7:48 am

    We saute a LOT of potatoes, but I think my favorite is cheesy scrambled eggs~

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  15. Lizposted July 25, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I follow your blog~

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  16. Lizposted July 25, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I’m a facebook fan~

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    I follow you on Twitter~

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  18. Lizposted July 25, 2011 at 7:50 am

    I liked your post on SU~

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  19. Lizposted July 25, 2011 at 7:50 am

    I will tweet your giveaway~

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  20. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted July 25, 2011 at 7:54 am

    A breakfast salad!?! How brilliant! Looks wonderful!

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  21. Alisonposted July 25, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Malay Kofta (recipe from In Praise of Tomatoes).

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  22. Katie Adamsposted July 25, 2011 at 8:15 am

    My new favorite thing to cook in a fry pan is your recipe for Gambas al Ajillo. We are addicted!

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  23. Marlyposted July 25, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I have to admit my favorite thing to cook up in a skillet is….tofu! Big surprise, eh? But it’s true! We’re definitely in the market for new pans so thanks for sharing this info. Can’t wait to check ’em out!

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  24. Sanjeeta kkposted July 25, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Wah…I want those cute looking pans..they are not for me. My eyes could not move beyond those lovely Cinnamon Toast Croutons! What a wonderful idea it is, Sommer. Simply awesome..a treasure to keep.

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  25. You had me from the moment I saw the egg! Breakfast is far and above my favorite meal of the day, but I’ve never even considered having a salad for it! I think that Adelle Davis quote is spot on. Our family would probably do without the cinnamon croutons (or maybe just those by themselves), but the rest will be on the menu some morning.

    The favorite thing to cook in a skillet? Eggs, of course!

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  26. Angieposted July 25, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I have never liked any nonstick pan I have ever tried, so I would love to try these, I hear such good things about them. And the salad looks lovely!

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  27. Backcountrybelleposted July 25, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I love making fried eggs with sauted mushrooms, bell pepper and onion! Yum!

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  28. Bestfoodiesposted July 25, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Cinnamon Toast Croutons…ingenious, how lovely they would be in a strawberry spinach salad!

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  29. Kellyposted July 25, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Wow this breakfast dish looks amazing!! I would also love to win that pan and I’d cook up eggs for a delicious egg sandwich! :)

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  30. Kellyposted July 25, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I’m already a follower on Facebook :)

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  31. Kellyposted July 25, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I’m already a follower on Twitter :)

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  32. Kellyposted July 25, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I’ve now added you to my Google Reader! :)

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  33. Kellyposted July 25, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I just tweeted out your giveaway :)

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  34. Kaitlinposted July 25, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Yum, that looks like one tasty breakfast!

    My favorite meal to make in a fry pan is seared salmon.

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  35. Kaitlinposted July 25, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I am a facebook fan!

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  36. Kaitlinposted July 25, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I follow you on twitter

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  37. Carolynposted July 25, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I’d never turn up my nose at salad for breakfast. Especially not one as pretty as this! Favourite thing to cook in a frypan? BACON!

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  38. Kaitlinposted July 25, 2011 at 9:43 am

    And I just tweeted the contest

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  39. ChiMomWriterposted July 25, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Oh my gosh, are you kidding me? I’m starving right now. I want. Fantastic recipe and a good excuse to get some friends over for breakfast!

    I’m following you on Twitter and Facebook. Yum!

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  40. NanaScrivposted July 25, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I do omlets in the fry pan all the time…it also is the best pan for sunny side up. I really need this giveaway!

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  41. bonnie from Sweet Lifeposted July 25, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I love this salad..we had a breakfast nachos on Sunday..they were Killa!! I love making sunny side eggs..good luck with your giveaway!!

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  42. carolinaheartstringsposted July 25, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Wow what a fantastic breakfast that is! I too could eat that whole pan of croutons. Dangerous. I love those pans and would love to win one! My favorite thing to cook recently is chicken fried rice. My family loves it and we are having it once a week now! Come over and visit us today. Great grilled squash recipe.

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  43. Kateposted July 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

    french toast!

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  44. Andrea Mposted July 25, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I like to saute fresh squash and onions with basil and a drizzle of lemon juice. Yum!

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  45. mjskitposted July 25, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    What a fantastic breakfast salad!!!!! My favorite thing to fry in a fry pan is fried green tomatoes! I’m am follower!

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  46. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Familyposted July 25, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I am in love with your croutons, and I know my kids will be too. The love the savory versions straight out of the bag.
    As for a skillet I love to saute fresh green beans (from my garden) with some butter, salt, and pepper. Simple I know but absolutely divine and crunchy.

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  47. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Familyposted July 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I am following by RSS feed

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  48. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Familyposted July 25, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I am subscribed by RSS feed

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  49. Jeanetteposted July 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Salad for breakfast – why not! Great way to start the day off with some fresh vegetables. I haven’t tried salad for breakfast yet, but I do like sauteed kale on toast for breakfast.

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  50. Smithaposted July 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I love stir frys!

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  51. Pat Rposted July 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Living in Maryland, my favorite thing to fry is an Old Bay laden crabcake………..makes my mouth water just thinking of it!

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  52. Sandy Rposted July 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I use my fry pan for LOTS of things. Would love to give this one a try.

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  53. Jessie C.posted July 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Rice sticks!

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  54. Jessie C.posted July 25, 2011 at 1:01 pm

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    email subscriber

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  57. Maris (In Good taste)posted July 25, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Absolutely love this breakfast salad. What do i like to make in a fry oan? Probably chicken breasts!

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  58. CMacposted July 25, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Finally , I’m ahead of a trend! With two vegetarians in the family, we’ve been eating salad with brekkie and have been begging for side salads at restaurant breakfasts for years. Loved the idea of cinnamon toast croutons and will DEF steal that one!
    Well DONE!!

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  59. Athenaposted July 25, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I love making sauted haricot verts with garlic in my fry pan.

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  60. Athenaposted July 25, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I’m an email subscriber.

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  61. Andrea @ From the Bookshelfposted July 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    This breakfast looks amazing!

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  62. Athenaposted July 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I’m a Twitter follower @GoddessFoodie.

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  63. Athenaposted July 25, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I’m a FB fan.

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  64. Heidi Joposted July 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I’d saute some fish with fresh greens & garlic, if I win!

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  65. Suzanneposted July 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Definitely eggs.

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  66. Suzanneposted July 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I subscribed to your RSS feed.

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  67. Suzanneposted July 25, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I like you on FB.

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  68. Lindaposted July 25, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I love a poached or fried egg on top of a salad! It’s that hot/cold attraction and that the yolk blends with the dressing! Now as for those crutons…oh boy, I could see me nibbling along the way with those!!

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  69. Angie's Recipesposted July 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    You know that I am a huge salad fan….;-)) This looks so inviting!

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  70. terryposted July 25, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Love to cook eggs in a fry pan. That and sauteing mushrooms / onion etc.

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  71. Daynaposted July 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    French toast & eggs! YUMMY!

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  72. Cindy B.posted July 25, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    My favorite thing to cook in a fry pan is sweet and spicy wings.

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  73. Cindy B.posted July 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I like you on Facebook.

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  76. Cindy B.posted July 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm

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  78. Kate@Diethood.composted July 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Sooooo breakfast at Sommer’s?!? HECK YES! :)

    I use my frying pan mostly for eggs.

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  79. Kate@Diethood.composted July 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I stalk your RSS

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  80. tessposted July 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    i love to cook scrambles eggs and pancakes and hamburger meat
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  84. Nicole Eigbrettposted July 25, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    This looks AMAZING, and I do anything to add spinach in my meal (even a spinach-blueberry smoothie!).
    My favorite thing to cook in a frying pan is a morning egg scramble with fresh vegetables, oregano and olive oil. But on the dessert side, I love making crêpes with warm, sweet fillings!

    Cheers,
    Nicole

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  85. ladywildposted July 25, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Gotta be eggs. Fried, scrambled, any way. Love em all. Definitely my comfort food.

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  86. Charlotteposted July 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    my favorite thing to cook in a frying pan is scrambled eggs. I bought some of the green pans from QVC and loved them until the outside of them began to flake off. Not the inside, but the outside coating so I am in dire need of some new pans!

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  87. Charlotteposted July 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I follow on RSS feed.

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  88. Aldyposted July 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    This looks simply mouth-watering, Sommer!

    Hugs,

    Aldy.

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  89. Marsha Devineposted July 25, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Sauteing veggies, mushrooms, peppers & onions, Thai and Chinese entrees…the list goes on and on..Oh what I could cook in a fry pan like the manpans!! Yum!

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  90. Marsha Dposted July 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Tweeted about your site and giveaway with a link:))

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  91. Chris Mariaposted July 25, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Kielbasa or my friend Dan’s favorite a good beef hot dog

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  92. Chris Mariaposted July 25, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    i liked u on face book Njunkie Christine

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  93. nanascrivposted July 25, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I love this salad and I want that frypan. I subscribe on Facebook also. omlets is my thing or cheesie scrambled eggs.

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  94. nanascrivposted July 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I love this salad and I want that frypan. I subscribe on Facebook also.

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  95. nanascrivposted July 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I subscribe on Facebook also.

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  96. The Cilantropistposted July 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Cinnamon toast croutons? Whaaat?! That is genius my friend, pure genius. :D

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  97. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Dessertsposted July 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    This is so creative! I love the idea of a salad for breakfast! My favorite thing to make in a frying pan? Probably veggies. I like to saute them for awhile before I add them to things!

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  98. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Dessertsposted July 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I follow you on FB

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  100. Barbara | Creative Culinaryposted July 25, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Not just for breakfast…I eat breakfast for dinner often…no reason I couldn’t do it in salad fashion. Sounds great and must say; I LOVE my ManPans steamer pan.

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  101. Heidi @ Food Doodlesposted July 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Mmm, the croutons look so yummy! And that fried egg is beautiful :) Those pans look awesome! I’d have to say my favorite thing to cook in my frying pan are eggs, any which way :D

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  102. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted July 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    In keeping with your breakfast theme, my favorite thing to cook in a frying pan is frittata.

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  103. Georgia Pellegriniposted July 25, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Just like you, I love a good fried egg in this kind of pan! Makes breakfast clean up easy in this pan! Great giveaway.

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  104. BettyCposted July 25, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    My favorite is searing chicken breast, mushrooms, minced garlic in sesame oil and at the last minute toasting sesame seeds. Oh yummy, I will never get tired of this dish. Just splash with a little soy sauce and this is a meal!!

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  105. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Familyposted July 25, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I “Like” you on Facebook (Rachel Jacobs)

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  106. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Familyposted July 25, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I am following on Twitter (rachelkyle0402)

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  107. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Familyposted July 25, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway :)

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  108. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Familyposted July 25, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I posted this to my Facebook page (Rachel Jacobs)

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  109. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Familyposted July 25, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I stumbled it

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  110. Mposted July 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    quesadillas!

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  111. Katie@Cozydelciousposted July 25, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Eggs are always my favorite things to cook! But I have never had a breakfast salad… so interesting. Looks yummy!

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  112. Priya Sreeramposted July 25, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    the salad looks great, not eligible for the giveaway but the skillet looks wow !

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  113. yan chiuposted July 25, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    i love to make steak on a saute pan

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  114. Kristen M.posted July 25, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I fry two eggs for breakfast just about every morning. I guess my favorite thing then would be eggs. :) I also use my frying pan for quesedillas for the kids.

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    • Manpans Cookware — August 4th, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

      Congratulations Kristen! We will get your new frying pan right out to you. This 10″ pan is perfect for cooking your eggs and quesedillas.

      Happy Cooking!

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  115. Kristen M.posted July 25, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.

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  116. Laura Mposted July 25, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    My favorite thing to cook in a fry pan is a breakfast dish my mom made for me when I was a kid: huevos escondidos (I know this goes by many other names, as well). This is a slice of bread with a hole cut out in the middle and an egg perfectly fried in the hole. Add a slice of cheese on top for an extra special breakfast.

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  117. Nadia Mustaphaposted July 25, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    My favorite thing to cook in a frying pan is Indian delicacies, like Samosas.

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  118. Allison Cposted July 26, 2011 at 5:39 am

    I love to sauté mushrooms!

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  119. Rachelposted July 26, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I use my fry pan for almost everything! My favorite things to stir fry are veggies-peppers and onions, or squash! We also make TONS of omelets!

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  120. Tricia @ Saving room for dessertposted July 26, 2011 at 6:34 am

    I love to saute vegetables, especially onions and squash :) Very exciting breakfast idea – pretty and creative.

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  121. Jessenposted July 26, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Every morning I make a big fat omelete with the same pan. Having two would speed things up with sauteeing the veggies and cooking the meat separately! Unfortunately, I think it’s time for a new pan! So this would be a great ‘win’ for me….

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  122. Pachecopattyposted July 26, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Sometimes I have a salad for breakfast but always with an egg! I would cook an egg in a small frying pan 9 times out of 10. I’ve never seen these pans before, will have to look for them! I like your cinnamon toast crutons, yummy;-)

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  123. Barbaraposted July 26, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Hash Brown Potatoes with cheese and eggs made into a Fretatta

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  124. Barefeet In The Kitchenposted July 26, 2011 at 10:17 am

    This breakfast looks amazing. I stumbled onto your blog from foodgawker and I absolutely love this. I can hardly wait to make it this weekend!

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  125. Bethanyposted July 26, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Ok, first of all – YOU eating eggs? Must be for the rest of the fam. ;)
    Second, I want the fry pan!! We love cooking eggs … and fried potatoes. Enter me, please! :)

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  126. Ma What's For Dinnerposted July 26, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Salad breakfast??? What a great idea. I love it!!! I’m so going to try that.

    Hmmm, what do I make in fry pans? What don’t I? I guess I’ll say, stir fry veggies…at least that’s what I made last night.

    New reader here. Your stuff looks amazing. Can’t wait to come back again.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner
    http://www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  127. Susanposted July 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Your take on croutons is genius! Awesome job!

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  128. Tiffanyposted July 26, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Haha! My sister and I have been eating salads for breakfast for YEARS! I love that it’s a trend now :D. And my favorite use for a frying pan? Ah, grilled cheese of course :D

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  129. Donnaposted July 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I love to cook eggs in my skillet. Cool pans! Brilliant idea with the cinnamon toast crutons.

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  130. Donaldposted July 26, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Havana prawns, the best

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  131. Marlaposted July 26, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    This salad is genius!! I have never had or seen such a thing. I often put an egg over my greens, but those cinnamon toast crutons make this extra special. I love ManPans !!

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  132. Sara P.posted July 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I love to cook huevos rancheros in my fry pan!

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  133. Priscilla-She's Cookin'posted July 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I love the idea of salad for breakfast and all the requisite flavors are here! I use my frying pan every day, today it was a pineapple fried rice and pan-fried chicken breasts.

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  134. Joytiposted July 27, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Breakfast salad – what a great idea. It looks really nutritious and delicious too.
    (and unfortunately I won’t be entering your lovely giveaway ’cause I am moving soon and don’t want the shipping to be a hassle for you should I win).

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  135. Steve @ HPDposted July 27, 2011 at 6:44 am

    fry pan … favorite? … well, cop-out answer would be, anything i get to deglaze. i love deglazing. it’s the whole physics/chemistry thing. but if pressed, i’ll go with stir-fried spinach. it amazes me how it coooks down to nothing.

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  136. Steve @ HPDposted July 27, 2011 at 6:44 am

    FB: already like ya!

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  137. Steve @ HPDposted July 27, 2011 at 6:45 am

    and shared the piece on FB.

    (sorry … still fighting the urge to join the twitter crowd.)

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  138. Steve @ HPDposted July 27, 2011 at 6:46 am

    and already get your email.

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  139. Steve @ HPDposted July 27, 2011 at 6:46 am

    and you’re in my RSS feed.

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  140. Steve @ HPDposted July 27, 2011 at 6:49 am

    That’s such a cool idea. I use a lot of maple vinaigrette on apple and celery root-based salads, so i can already taste 90% of it. I’m thinking instead of pork or bacon, there are a lot of cool things you could do with smoke salmon as well — somehow get a cream cheese glaze to the french toast, then the rest of the assemble. dressing … will have to think about that one.

    Cheers!

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  141. El Roseposted July 27, 2011 at 7:24 am

    nice change up for the morning!

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  142. Parsley Sageposted July 27, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Tweeted and stumbled! I’ve got a US mailing address so please include me :) I think breakfast salads sound like an incredible idea, actually! The trend hasn’t made it to Cayman yet so maybe I can rock it 1st! Buzzed! And thanks for hosting such a clutch giveaway!

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  143. Eileenposted July 27, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Never heard of breakfast salad before now. Creative…. I love to fry our fresh laid eggs in my fry pan – yum!

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  144. Regina Wposted July 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I love making my toddler scrambled eggs in the morning. Nothing really special just lots of love in them.

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  145. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted July 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Breakfast salad, what a great idea, never had it, must try it.

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  146. Kitaposted July 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    BACON! (sorry, i got a little excited, but really, bacon is my number one frying pan love).

    I really had to comment to say that these photos are stunning. The eggs look amazing and the entire dish looks mouthwatering. Beautiful post.

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  147. Trixposted July 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    You had me with that fried egg. Really – put it on anything … a runny yolk rocks my world. As for my favorite thing to cook in a fry pan – well … one guess. Yep! Eggs! : )

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  148. Niveposted July 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I always like to scramble eggs or saute vegetables in a frying pan…Thanks for this giveaway….

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  149. Niveposted July 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Email subscriber…

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  150. Niveposted July 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Following you on FB…

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  151. Niveposted July 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Subscribed via RSS feed….

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  152. Florenceposted July 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Breakfast potato hash – with onions and bacon!

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  153. Florenceposted July 28, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    French toast! Stuffed with bananas or apples!

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  154. Wendyposted July 29, 2011 at 5:07 am

    I like a quick dinner saute, chicken, vegetables, garlic and spices.

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  155. Rachel @ Not Rachael Rayposted July 29, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Yum! This salad looks like something I could eat everyday. Not to be un-creative, but I think eggs are my favorite thing to make in a frying pan!

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  156. claudia lamascoloposted July 30, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Awesome giveaway stumbling you!

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  157. Marsha Dposted July 30, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Bookmarked on Google – This breakfast salad is a fabulous idea!!

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  158. Yanposted July 30, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Gotta be sunny side up eggs!

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  159. Marieposted August 5, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Breakfast salad.bacon is my number one frying pan love)

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  160. foodlvrposted September 4, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I have never heard of this. Sounds really good. Got to try some!

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  161. archieposted September 20, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I would love to start a day with salad for breakfast.
    You’ve got a great idea.

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  164. Vicki Bensingerposted April 24, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Wow I just read about this dish on The Three Little Piglets and all I can say is WOW! What a superb meal. I can’t wait to make it.

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  165. Kimposted March 2, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Delicious!

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  167. Carliposted May 26, 2013 at 7:15 am

    There is a doctor on Doctor Radio that always eats a salad for breakfast. I though it was odd but this sounds really good. Yum!

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  168. Karenposted January 23, 2014 at 7:51 am

    I actually cook greens in my frypan…. :)

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