Recipes for Recovery: Chef Scott's Black Bean Cake Eggs Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise
At The Foundry Treatment Center Steamboat, a healthy lifestyle is an important part of complete recovery. The link between the body and the mind is powerful, and a healthy diet combined with regular exercise is an integral component of lasting recovery from Substance Use Disorder.
There is a common misconception that healthy food is bland, and without flavor or excitement. Our goal is to shift how clients define "healthy food", and shift their lifestyles towards sustainable nutrition. Serving bland, flavorless food would only set the stage for old eating habits and patterns to return.
Below is the recipe for Chef Scott's Black Bean Cake Eggs Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise - One of the many healthy meals served to clients at the Foundry Treatment Center Steamboat.
CORN CAKES1 box of Kodiak Cakes whole grain pancake/waffle mix
1/2 cup black beans
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cups cooked sweet corn kernels
1 ripe avocado
1 lemon, juiced
1/3 cup hot water
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 slices bacon, fried
6 eggs, poached
a pinch of red pepper flakes
fresh herbs for garnish
1. In a large bowl make pancake batter and fold in the drained corn and black beans.2. Cook cakes on a griddle until warm to the touch and golden brown.
1. Add the avocado, lemon juice and hot water into a food processor or high powered blender and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides if needed. With the processor running, stream in the olive oil slowly. Continue to blend until pureed and smooth.
2. Poach the eggs and assemble the corn cakes. Break a piece of bacon and set it on top of the corn cakes and cover with a poached egg. Pour the avocado hollandaise overtop and sprinkle on some crushed red pepper. Top it off with some fresh herbs if desired.
Scott Przymus is the Executive Chef at The Foundry Treatment Center Steamboat, a rehab and substance abuse treatment center located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.