Six Minute Breakfast Taco

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Most of my weekday breakfasts are bowls like this pomegranate yogurt bowl or this blueberry cheddar cereal bowl or even this chocolate coconut chia pudding.  Bowls are quick, easy to pack, easy to make in advance and assemble at work.  I rarely have the time or energy to cook before I’ve had my coffee in the morning, and I usually get up, work out, grab my belongings, and have biked halfway to work before I’ve really shaken off the sleep. So how’d a breakfast that requires me to actually turn on the stove end up with a prominent place in … Continue reading

Asparagus Salad with Roasted Potatoes and Hard Boiled Eggs

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In a rather convoluted way, this salad started with garlic aioli.  Months ago now, J and I were eating at Canary Square, a restaurant in Jamaica Plain.  We’d split an order of fries to start, and our waiter offered to bring us a second dip in addition to the house-made ketchup.  A side of garlic aioli came out with the fries.  As I dipped in my first fry, I had to summon massive amounts of willpower not to go at the little container of aioli with my spoon and then my tongue.  Silky smooth and garlicky, the aioli was a … Continue reading

Mexican Breakfast Bowl

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Despite the name, I’ve eaten this bowl for dinner more nights than not this past week.  When I like something, I tend to go all in.  I’ll read every book an author has written.  I eat pineapple until my mouth burns, and then I eat more pineapple.  I listen to the same song on repeat until the lyrics cease to sound like words.  And I eat this for dinner four nights in a row because it takes ten minutes to make and is just as satisfying every single time. J doesn’t like repetition.  He can actually eat just one chocolate … Continue reading

Comfort Food: Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce

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This dish is pretty new in my comfort food rotation.   Others, like my perfect grilled cheese sandwich or a simple breakfast for dinner have been making last minute appearances at my dinner table for years.  I’ll admit that I was skeptical about poaching eggs in tomato sauce, but several months ago I was on a poached egg kick.  Poached eggs on sandwiches, on salads, on grain bowls, you name it, I’d topped it with a poached egg.  So while I was skeptical, I simply had to try it. The preparation is so simple.  Just heat up tomato sauce (I doctor … Continue reading

Spring Snack: Asparagus with a Fried Egg

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3:00 is a tough time for me at work.  Our cafeteria is well stocked with trail mix, granola bars, M&Ms, cereal, and all sorts of other goodies.  Right around 3, I find myself seeking out a snack, probably just because I know those M&Ms are downstairs.  Today I managed to talk myself out of a sugary cafeteria snack with the promise of an easy, but much tastier snack when I got home.  I remembered a few neglected spears of asparagus back in my fridge, leftover from the previous week’s CSA delivery.  Plus J and I had picked up eggs at … Continue reading

More Veggie than Egg Frittata

I’m not sure where I saw the headline or title for a more veggie less egg frittata, but I instantly liked the idea. For this quick dinner I browned up some mushrooms. Ever since I first saw the movie Julie and Julia, I can’t seem to make mushrooms without thinking of that scene in Julie Powell’s tiny kitchen. In my head, I hear “don’t crowd the mushrooms, otherwise they won’t brown.” The don’t crowd the mushrooms advice was revolutionary for me, as previously I didn’t enjoy the rather squishy texture of mushrooms. I also found button mushrooms or cremini mushrooms … Continue reading