¡A huevo! Word of the Week and a Healthy Breakfast
Ok, so this weeks Mexican Word of the Week is more of an expression than a word. If you have ever spent any time in Mexico it is likely you have heard someone exclaim “¡A huevo!” at some point. In Spanish huevo translates to “egg” but “a huevo” is nothing to do with our favourite breakfast staple, however, i decided to throw in a tasty, healthy breakfast idea along with this weeks’ Mexican word of the week as it’s almost the weekend and it’s going to be busy!
So what does it all mean?
A huevo basically means something along the lines of: “Hell yeah!” While it is not exactly a rude thing to say it is slang, therefore is not always appropriate. For example, when meeting someones parents for the first time and they ask you if you would like to stay for dinner, or when your boss asks you if you are looking forward to your vacations i wouldn’t advise using this expression. You are better off reserving it for use with your mates and people you know well. For example, your best friend asks you:
“¿Quieres ir a la playa a tomar unas cervezas?” – Do you want to go to the beach and drink a few beers?
“¿Te divertisite en el carnaval?” – Did you have a good time at the carnival?
“¡A huevo!” is the perfect response.
So what about the day after the carnival, when you are hungover and hungry but still trying to be healthy? I could ask you:
“´¿Quieres un desayuno sano pero rico?” – Would you like a delicious yet healthy breakfast?
You could answer “A huevo!” and i would make you a delectable Poached Egg Over Baby Spinach, Drizzled with Olive Oil and Lime Juice! Click the link: How to Make the Perfect Poached Egg On Toast and follow the instructions to make your poached egg, then serve it on a bed of baby spinach leaves with a good splosh of olive oil and squeeze half a lime over it and listo, ready to go! So quick, very delish and you’ll be giving your body a good dose of quality protein and the first of your 5 a day of fruit n veg!
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