Is there a more perfect solution than the humble egg for a meal, any time of day? We think not€”and these recipes celebrate that fact.

1. Shakshuka

Supermarine_shakshukaThis Israeli breakfast dish from chef Jesse Grasso of Vancouver’s Supermarine is bright and spicy, with tomatoes and red peppers.

2. Poached Eggs on English Muffins with Stinging Nettle Sauce

Poached-Eggs-with-English-Muffins-and-Stinging-Nettle-SauceStinging nettles—which lose their bite once they’re cooked—are at their prime in the spring.

3. Dinner Pancakes

PancakesA favourite of Chef Matt Batey, “dinner pancakes” were his dad’s solution to shift work: breakfast for his mom, dinner for the rest of the family.

4. Poached Eggs with Truffled Hollandaise

poached-eggsFor a stylish twist on the usual eggs Benedict, poach some asparagus along with your eggs, and drizzle the lot with truffle-spiked hollandaise.

5. Curried Devilled Eggs

29curried-devilled-eggsChefs Vikram Vij and Meeru Dhalwala of Vancouver’s Vij’s restaurant bring Indian flavours to a classic snack.