hawaiian breakfast

Have some leftover brown rice? I’ve got the breakfast for you.

It combines protein, fiber, whole grains and most importantly in my book, has wonderful flavor.

I wish I could tell you that I had this breakfast on a sunny trip to Hawaii, complete with a picture of the Taster and I on the beach.

In actuality, I had this breakfast at my Aunt & Uncle’s cabin, up North. :)

But no matter what kind of beach you’re near – it will be delicious.

Hawaiian Breakfast - 2 servings

  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup leftover brown rice
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 eggs

Heat large pan over medium heat. Add bacon to pan and cook until bacon is brown. Add rice, onion and soy and sesame oil to pan and toss.


Prepare eggs to preference and serve over rice.


super bowl food

This Sunday marks something very important.

The Superbowl. Normally, this really wouldn’t be a big deal. Sure it’s fun to make football food, watch “good commercials” and questionable half-time performances but this year? The Packers are playing. While I’m more of a Brett fan than a Packer fan, that sweet guy I’m going to marry? Now, he is a Packer fan through and through.

 

No matter who you are cheering for though, good food is always essential to any party. Here are some of my favorite recipes to get you snacking for the Superbowl!

Appetizers/Snacks:

Sandwiches/Crock Pot:

What are you making for game day?

anaheim scramble

A few weeks ago, my Mom and I had an amazing girls weekend in Chicago – the purpose of the trip was wedding dress shopping – but we obviously managed to squeeze in a lot of good food. Priorities people!!

I took her to my favorite little juice bar for green juices (lemon, pear, parsley and cucumber was our favorite) and then we headed to Corner Bakery & Cafe to get something a little more substantial. (Shopping = hard work) We split the Anaheim Scrambler breakfast and it was so good that we had the exact same breakfast the next day: green juice + anaheim scramble. I knew I had to make it at home and I knew that the Taster would love it as much as we did. Healthy fats, lots of protein and whole grain bread. Now that’s what I call substance.

Anaheim Scramble - 2 servings

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped*
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced

Scramble eggs and milk in small bowl. Season with salt & pepper.

Add bacon to small pan and heat until browned. Add green onions, heat for about a minute and remove from heat.

Heat large pan over medium-low heat. Spray with cooking spray and add egg mixture, stirring slowly. When eggs start setting, add bacon and green onion mixture and tomatoes. Stir to combine and remove from heat once eggs are cooked through.

Serve with avocado slices and toast.



project food blog #4: an omelette in pictures

I cannot thank you all enough for helping to get me to round 4 of the project food blog. I was shocked and so flattered to find out that I made it to round 4! I also started to immediately panic, wondering what I would do for the next challenge.

Challenge #4 was to create step-by-step instructions on how to make or prepare something – but it is pictures, not words that need to guide the readers through the steps. I wanted to show you all how to prepare something that is simple, healthy and should be a staple in all households – although many people are intimidated by them – omelettes.

Omelettes are something, much like risotto, that once the basics are mastered, the possibilities are endless. You can serve your omelet plain, with cheese or get really fancy and add things like fresh herbs, bacon, vegetables, etc. Often thought of as simply a breakfast food, an omelette is an outstanding meal, anytime of the day.

It is also a dish that almost every culture has a variation on, truly making it a universal food. There are Iranian, Chinese, Italian, French, Thai, Spanish, Moroccan, Indian versions and a number of others that aren’t mentioned.  Next time you’re out traveling? Make sure you try the local “omelette.” There’s a world of omelettes that go beyond the “Denver.”

Now, let’s get to the omelette!

Gather ingredients: 1 Tbsp butter, 2 eggs, 2 Tbsp milk, salt & pepper


Whisk eggs


Add milk, salt & pepper. Beat eggs for about 1 minute


Heat pan over medium-low heat. Add butter and when melted, swirl to coat entire pan


 

When hot, add egg mixture. Swirl pan and use spatula to loosen and round edges


When almost completely set, fold over in half, tilting pan to help. Let sit on heat for another 30 seconds to cook through


I can’t tell you that folding an omelette is exactly an easy thing to do, it takes some practice and I certainly don’t have it mastered. What I can tell you is that no matter what it looks like, it is going to taste amazing. Just make sure you use real butter – it makes all the difference in this simple dish.