Sunday, October 29, 2017

Easy Acorn Squash Eggs Nests

Just because I’m not eating eggs right now, doesn’t mean you can’t! FYI: I’m still experimenting with the eggs and acne stuff. Before I make any conclusions, I want to get through another cycle or two to see what happens with my skin. I’ll be sure to keep you guys in the loop!

Besides Kraft Mac & Cheese and Ramen Noodles, one of the first things I ever learned to cook was Egg-in-a-Nest. Rewind to 12-years old, when flipping an egg inside a piece of toast was the most impressive thing I could do in the kitchen! (Some days, I still think it is!) That trusty Egg-in-a-Nest stuck with me throughout high school, into college (Kegs ‘N’ Eggs anyone?), and beyond. I still remember “wooing” Mal with that recipe when we first moved in together. Ok, then I almost burnt down our apartment, but that’s another story for another day (or you can just read it here).

Thankfully, I’ve come a long way since my good old Egg-in-a-Nest days – and now I’ve given it a bit of an adult (?) upgrade. If you love fall, breakfast, and all things inspired by nostalgia like I do, this recipe revamp is just the one for you. These Acorn Squash Egg-in-a-Nest are a delicious spin on a classic and perfect for weekend brunch or even a simple weekday breakfast (just prep ahead and reheat). I hope you enjoy this recipe!


  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 ½ tbsp pepper (separated)
  • 1 ½ tbsp salt (separated)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 strips of uncured bacon
  • 6 large eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Slice the top and bottom off of the acorn squash and then cut into six ¾-inch-ish rings. Remove the seeds and “guts” from the acorn squash rings and then place them on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.
  3. Using the olive oil, coat the squash rings front and back. Next, take the 1 tablespoon of both the salt + pepper and sprinkle on top of the rings. Place the bacon around the center of the ring. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes, reduce the heat to 350 degrees. The bacon will have shrunk, so you may have to reshape it around the squash ‘nest.” Then, place an egg in each “nest” and sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. 
  5. Return nests to the oven at 350 degrees for another 18-20 minutes, depending on how runny you like the yoke.

Makes 6 servings

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October 29, 2017

Weekend Link Love — Edition 475

By Mark Sisson


weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Muscle strength predicts health outcomes in older folks.

Women who are too skinny may risk early menopause.

A daily cold shower is good for your psychological health.

We intuitively know how many lay opinions it takes to outweigh an expert’s opinion.

Contrary to previous results, a new study finds no evidence that women’s preference for facial masculinity changes with their hormonal status.

Type 2 diabetics who restrict carbs and walk after meals see improved glucose tolerance and endothelial function.

Mild cold exposure lowers insulin.

A rosemary polyphenol increases muscle glucose uptake and activates AMPK.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 192: Mark Sisson and Joe De Sena: I chat with Joe De Sena, creator and founder of the world-famous Spartan Race.

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

Is there consciousness after death?

Lyme disease may trigger celiac.

Media, Schmedia

Recipe writers often lie about how long it takes to caramelize onions. Why?

Some NBA players are going vegan and vegetarian. Curious to see how it goes for them.

Everything Else

Amazon drones to deliver statins directly to gaping mouths.

CRISPR 2.0 is here, and it’s apparently better than ever.

Migraines may be a self-defense mechanism against oxidative stress.

42% of American kids under the age of 8 have tablets.

The US wastes about 50% of its healthcare spending.

Will you worship an AI god?

See? Sprinting can save your life.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcast I dug doing: The one with Thor Conklin where I discussed achieving mental clarity.

Podcast I dug listening to: Krista Tipett interviews physician Atul Gawande about what makes life worth living (and ending).

Study that didn’t surprise me: Patients who used statins were more likely to develop diabetes over ten years, even after controlling for baseline diabetic markers.

Article I’m reading: “How evolution designed your fear

News I did not enjoy: Roundup is showing up in people’s blood.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 29 – Nov 4)

Comment of the Week

I agree with the wolf in the cartoon, and I react like that regarding other things as well, such as babies in covered strollers. But coudn’t you also direct the ‘The hell is he doing?’ towards the guy doin 5 sprints at the beach with small breaks in between?

-Got me there, Troels.

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