Green Eggs and Ham

This one is on my To Do list – it looks delicious! Furthermore it might fit under the breakfast-for-dinner category on a night I don’t really feel like cooking very much.

Green eggs and ham indeed!

A brunch dish inspired by Doctor Seuss is always a good idea… I can never get enough of brunch and it’s endless culinary possibilities. This is one of my all time favourite brunch recip…

Source: Green Eggs and Ham

Breakfast

Weight is up, health is low, fitness is off. So what do I do? Return
to basics. Breakfast was a three-egg omelette with a little leftover
carne asada. Two espressos, a multi-vitamin, and a decongestant round
out the morning. Thinking of doing the new 21 day primal challenge in November. I’m
skeptical there is anything new there but regimen tends to work well
for me when I lose my way.

Breakfast

Weight is up, health is low, fitness is off. So what do I do? Return
to basics. Breakfast was a three-egg omelette with a little leftover
carne asada. Two espressos, a multi-vitamin, and a decongestant round
out the morning. Thinking of doing the new 21 day primal challenge in November. I’m
skeptical there is anything new there but regimen tends to work well
for me when I lose my way.


jaimealyse:

I just made one of the most delicious things I have ever made. Does this look appetizing or like puke? I don’t know, but it’s awesome. I am very grateful to have learned how to just make shit up as I go. I heartily recommend it.

Inspired by Jacques Pepin’s Eggs Jeannette, found via this Chowhound thread.

Ingredients:

  • 2 hardboiled eggs
  • snow peas
  • spinach
  • grainy mustard
  • chopped garlic (I think it may actually be best to use the stuff from a jar, since it’s milder)
  • heavy cream (or milk?)
  • paprika
  • dried parsley
  • paprika
  • salt
  • black pepper (grind it yourself pls)
  • butter

Procedure:

  1. Slice the eggs in half and remove the yolks, as if you were making deviled eggs.
  2. In a bowl, mash the yolks with garlic, cream (just a bit), parsley, paprika, salt, and pepper, into a paste.
  3. Put paste back into egg halves. You should have some left over.
  4. To remaining paste (yum, what a word, paste) add mustard, more garlic, like a teaspoon of water, and whatever else you like of the paste ingredients (more pepper?), to make a tasty sauce.
  5. Heat some butter in a skillet over medium. When it’s hot, add the eggs, face-down. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until browned. God, that looks like the best thing ever. Put the eggs on a plate.
  6. Add a bit more butter to the pan. Add snow pea pods, toss until hot. Add spinach. When spinach is juuuuuuust barely wilted, stir in most of the remaining sauce. When that’s hot, put it next to those eggs on that plate.
  7. Top the eggs with the remaining sauce.
  8. Die happy.

Purple sprouting broccoli with prosciutto & duck egg recipe – Recipes – BBC Good Food

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Breakfast this morning after a six mile run. Four-egg omelette filled with tomatoes with red peppers on the side. Great way to start a morning although I could have done without the rainstorm on the run.

I cannot eat another egg

I love eggs. I eat them for breakfast. If a dish on the menu has a poached or fried egg on top at dinner I will order it. I like European pizzas with an egg on top, I think a salad with a poached egg on it is lovely.

But I am done with eggs this morning. I can’t eat another one. I feel like Paul Newman in “Cool Hand Luke”. It just wasn’t happening. And worse I have been craving, really craving yogurt lately. Not sugary, low-fat yogurt. I am thankful that I have never had a sweet tooth. But I love the taste and texture of rich, fatty, unsweetened yogurt*.

At the grocery store last night I bought some lovely whole milk European style yogurt. And this morning I filled a bowl with blueberries and topped it with yogurt. And I prepared to write a mea culpa post about failing on the diet but in reality I felt good, it tasted great, and most importantly, it wasnt an egg. But you know what? I checked out MDA about yogurt and found that it’s on the list of things to eat when you just can’t eat another egg, http://www.marksdailyapple.com/low-carb-breakfast/. And since this is now March and I am leaning more towards the Primal Blueprint diet than the 4 Hour Body diet I’m going to give me a pass on this one.

  • for the record, the best yogurt in the world is in Switzerland. Combination of their cows eating grass and the two main stores, Coop and Migros, believing in locally-sourced products. If you’re in that area, eat yogurt.