August 23, 2012


It’s peach season! All the peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots are on sale! Time to make crisps, cobblers, and jams. (Unfortunately, I did try to make a cobbler but it turned out like gummy cement so won’t be making these pages…)
This is a great way to have a sweet morning. 
Honey Peaches on Cottage Cheese
Serves 1
Ingredients:
1 peach or nectarine
A breakfast bowl of cottage cheese
Honey
To Make:
Cut open your peach or nectarine. Cut the fruit into beautiful wedges.
Arrange the wedges over your cottage cheese in your bowl.
Drizzle as much or as little honey over the peaches in a circular motion.
Enjoy!
Really great way to start the day. Especially with a nice cup of tea or a small demi-tasse of espresso. 

It’s peach season! All the peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots are on sale! Time to make crisps, cobblers, and jams. (Unfortunately, I did try to make a cobbler but it turned out like gummy cement so won’t be making these pages…)

This is a great way to have a sweet morning. 

Honey Peaches on Cottage Cheese

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 peach or nectarine
  • A breakfast bowl of cottage cheese
  • Honey

To Make:

  1. Cut open your peach or nectarine. Cut the fruit into beautiful wedges.
  2. Arrange the wedges over your cottage cheese in your bowl.
  3. Drizzle as much or as little honey over the peaches in a circular motion.
  4. Enjoy!

Really great way to start the day. Especially with a nice cup of tea or a small demi-tasse of espresso. 

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June 25, 2012


Creamed Corn with a Poached Egg Breakfast
Ingredients:
2 tablespoons butter
3 ears of corn, corn kernels removed from the cob
1/2 cup half and half
1 cup water
1 fresh red chili, chopped or 1 teaspoon of red chili flakes
1 egg
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
White vinegar
To Make:
In a large pan, on medium high heat, heat up a lug of olive oil and the butter and add the fresh corn, the chili or chili flakes, and the water. 
Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes, with the lid on until corn is cooked through.
Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, whiz up the corn mixture until smooth. Add in the half and half and season with salt and pepper to taste. 
For the Poached Egg:
Heat up a cup of water in a small but deep skillet. It should be hot but not boiling.
Add in a tablespoon of white vinegar and a pinch of salt.
Carefully crack an egg into the water and cover with a lid. 
Allow of the egg to cook through until it is all white and firm. Control the heat while doing this so the water doesn’t get choppy. This is a nice bath for the egg, not a Jacuzzi. 
Using a slotted spoon, gently fish out the egg and transfer onto a plate of creamed corn. 
Enjoy this dish as an alternative to eggs and grits. Try garnishing it with some lemon or orange zest for a twist. Yum! :)

Creamed Corn with a Poached Egg Breakfast

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 ears of corn, corn kernels removed from the cob
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 fresh red chili, chopped or 1 teaspoon of red chili flakes
  • 1 egg
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • White vinegar

To Make:

  1. In a large pan, on medium high heat, heat up a lug of olive oil and the butter and add the fresh corn, the chili or chili flakes, and the water. 
  2. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes, with the lid on until corn is cooked through.
  3. Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, whiz up the corn mixture until smooth. Add in the half and half and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

For the Poached Egg:

  1. Heat up a cup of water in a small but deep skillet. It should be hot but not boiling.
  2. Add in a tablespoon of white vinegar and a pinch of salt.
  3. Carefully crack an egg into the water and cover with a lid. 
  4. Allow of the egg to cook through until it is all white and firm. Control the heat while doing this so the water doesn’t get choppy. This is a nice bath for the egg, not a Jacuzzi. 
  5. Using a slotted spoon, gently fish out the egg and transfer onto a plate of creamed corn. 

Enjoy this dish as an alternative to eggs and grits. Try garnishing it with some lemon or orange zest for a twist. Yum! :)

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March 16, 2012


Egg Stuffed Shells
Ingredients:
Cooked jumbo pasta shells
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
Salt and pepper
Dried Italian seasoning
Shredded cheese
Red pepper flakes
Olive oil
To Make:
In a small frying pan, heat up some olive oil on medium heat. Fry the shells on all sides until crispy brown and set aside.
In a small bowl, crack 2 eggs, add the milk, season with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning to taste. Whisk until combined. 
In the same frying pan on medium-high heat, add the egg mixture and stir to make scrambled eggs. Should take 1-2 minutes until eggs are cooked through. Turn off heat. 
Stuff the shells with scrambled eggs.
Sprinkle some shredded cheese over top.
Enjoy!

Egg Stuffed Shells

Ingredients:

  • Cooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dried Italian seasoning
  • Shredded cheese
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Olive oil
To Make:
  1. In a small frying pan, heat up some olive oil on medium heat. Fry the shells on all sides until crispy brown and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, crack 2 eggs, add the milk, season with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning to taste. Whisk until combined. 
  3. In the same frying pan on medium-high heat, add the egg mixture and stir to make scrambled eggs. Should take 1-2 minutes until eggs are cooked through. Turn off heat. 
  4. Stuff the shells with scrambled eggs.
  5. Sprinkle some shredded cheese over top.
  6. Enjoy!

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February 6, 2012


Banana Treat (Recipe by Jesse)
Great for breakfast and post workout treats. 
Ingredients:
1 banana
Nutella
Peanut butter
To Make:
While peeling banana, add to it a bit of peanut butter followed by a bit of Nutella
Repeat as many times as you like
Enjoy! So yummy :)

Banana Treat (Recipe by Jesse)

Great for breakfast and post workout treats. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • Nutella
  • Peanut butter

To Make:

  1. While peeling banana, add to it a bit of peanut butter followed by a bit of Nutella
  2. Repeat as many times as you like
  3. Enjoy! So yummy :)

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January 23, 2012


Perfect Fried Egg with Prosciutto (Recipe by Marina)
Ingredients:
1 egg, free range or organic
1 slice prosciutto
Goat cheese crumbles
Chopped chives or green onions
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
To Make:
Heat a large frying pan on high heat.
Add a lug of olive oil and heat for 30 seconds.
Crack the egg into the frying pan. Immediately turn the heat down to medium.
Hit it with a dash of salt and pepper. Not too much as the prosciutto is naturally salty. 
Cover the egg with a lid and fry for a couple minutes. 
Take the lid off and add a slice of prosciutto into the pan, on the side. Turn the prosciutto when the first side is starting to get crispy. 
Cook everything for another half minute and turn off the heat. 
Arrange on a plate and sprinkle over with goat cheese crumbles and chopped chives.
Enjoy!
Covering the egg with a lid adds a nice heat to the top of the egg so that the yolk cooks as well. Personally, I prefer eggs over easy but with a lid, this fried egg is just perfect.

Perfect Fried Egg with Prosciutto (Recipe by Marina)

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg, free range or organic
  • 1 slice prosciutto
  • Goat cheese crumbles
  • Chopped chives or green onions
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

To Make:

  1. Heat a large frying pan on high heat.
  2. Add a lug of olive oil and heat for 30 seconds.
  3. Crack the egg into the frying pan. Immediately turn the heat down to medium.
  4. Hit it with a dash of salt and pepper. Not too much as the prosciutto is naturally salty. 
  5. Cover the egg with a lid and fry for a couple minutes.
  6. Take the lid off and add a slice of prosciutto into the pan, on the side. Turn the prosciutto when the first side is starting to get crispy.
  7. Cook everything for another half minute and turn off the heat.
  8. Arrange on a plate and sprinkle over with goat cheese crumbles and chopped chives.
  9. Enjoy!

Covering the egg with a lid adds a nice heat to the top of the egg so that the yolk cooks as well. Personally, I prefer eggs over easy but with a lid, this fried egg is just perfect.

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January 13, 2012


October 25, 2011


Homemade Shakshouka aka Tomato Sauce Poached Eggs (Recipe by Marina)

Traditionally, shakshouka is a dish of Middle Eastern descent, which is made up of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, and often spiced with cumin. It’s really popular in Israel and many Israelis have taken this dish abroad to their expat restaurants. In fact, that is exactly how I came upon it.

While my parents were vacationing in the Carribean, they came upon an Israeli restaurant that served this dish for breakfast. My mother loved it and was able to recreate it upon her return. I then stole it from her and have made my own version of it. While it is typically baked in the oven, slowly, over a period of twenty minutes, I have been able to get the same results stove-top in under ten.

Here’s my version of Shakshouka.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 large tablespoons of your favorite tomato sauce. I use Hunt’s because it’s consistent and cheap.
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons good, fresh salsa. I prefer the kind that is transparent where you can actually tell what’s in it. It should have fresh diced tomatoes, fresh chopped peppers, fresh diced onions, fresh chopped cilantro, and crushed garlic. I like to use salsa because it already has all the ingredients I need all nicely chopped up for me. It also has some heat to it and this dish thrives on good spices. Canned diced tomatoes also work as a substitute but then you need to add your own onion and garlic. You could also just chop up a tomato for the freshest variety.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch of chili flakes
  • Cumin (optional)
  • Fresh herbs such as basil, cilantro, or parsley. The herb depends on what tomato base you use. If you do salsa, use cilantro or parsley. If you do canned diced tomatoes, use basil or parsley. If you do fresh tomatoes, use parsley.

To make:

  1. Heat a medium sized pan on high
  2. Add olive oil and heat for 30 seconds
  3. Add tomato sauce and heat for 30 seconds on medium heat
  4. Add salsa and chili flakes. Heat on medium heat for 1 minute, stirring the mixture so it doesn’t catch the sides.
  5. Crack each egg into the tomato mixture carefully, about 2 inches apart, just as you would if you were poaching an egg.
  6. Let the mixture bubble for 1 minute.
  7. Spoon a little of the outside tomato liquid over the eggs. Do this gently so the yolks do not break.
  8. Chop up a few sprigs of fresh herbs and add to the pan. You may also add a dash of cumin at this point(about 1/2 teaspoon).
  9. Cover the pan and simmer on medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes. 
  10. Eggs should have a thin white coating but not be too firm.
  11. Carefully plate the dish or serve directly in the pan.
  12. Only add salt if it is not to your taste. Be carefully with seasoning.
  13. Serve with good bread for sopping up the tomato juices at the end. 

So so so delicious! Try it!

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July 6, 2011


May 15, 2011


svetike:

Someone’s created a 365 Days of Breakfast blog chronicling what they make for breakfast every day. There’s even a “soundtrack” accompanying every meal post. Oh. Mon. Dieu.

This is just lovely. <3

svetike:

Someone’s created a 365 Days of Breakfast blog chronicling what they make for breakfast every day. There’s even a “soundtrack” accompanying every meal post. Oh. Mon. Dieu.

This is just lovely. <3

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June 19, 2010


Bagels With Cream Cheese and Fresh Berries (Recipe by Marina)
Ingredients:
1 bagel
1-2 tablespoons cream cheese
A handful of fresh fruit or berries
To Make:
Cut bagel in half, lengthwise
Toast bagel (optional)
Smear enough cream cheese on each bagel half as you wish
Dot each bagel half with fresh berries
Enjoy!
Really great way to start the day!

Bagels With Cream Cheese and Fresh Berries (Recipe by Marina)

Ingredients:

  • 1 bagel
  • 1-2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • A handful of fresh fruit or berries

To Make:

  1. Cut bagel in half, lengthwise
  2. Toast bagel (optional)
  3. Smear enough cream cheese on each bagel half as you wish
  4. Dot each bagel half with fresh berries
  5. Enjoy!

Really great way to start the day!

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June 16, 2010