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Eggs in a Nest – adapted from Babara Kingsolver: Animal Vegetable Miracle

So this evening was split down the middle.  I only made 5 eggs in a nest, and also I used spinach, not swiss chard – and instead of onions I used leeks.  I am not a big fan of brown rice, so for me that is where I found it hard to enjoy the taste… I did add a bit of soy and that helped a bit.  I also immediately began thinking what I can do to improve the dish later to add some more flavor to the rice itself.  S, our oldest, liked the dish.  He added soy sauce as well, but really enjoyed how the eggs were cooked.  He enjoys eggs that “run” and the poached egg fit his fancy.  The good ‘ole hubby J did not like the poached eggs.  He normally eats his eggs one of three ways: fried, scrambled or in an omelet.  So this poaching business was new to him and he would rather not revisit it again.  This is a light meal, depending on how heavy tasting you make your rice… AND it was super easy to do.  Check out the recipe here: http://www.animalvegetablemiracle.com/recipes-spring-eggs-in-a-nest.htm 

Barbara Kingsolver wrote a good book, and if you have time/effort to read it, give it a go.  I love the book.  My aunt is currently borrowing my copy, but if I had it here again I would turn to it for a gardening resource, cookbook and a good read/laugh! 

Hope you enjoy your eggs in a nest!

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Sauteed Spinach

Here is the site I used to figure out “how to” sauté spinach: http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/emerils-spinach-saute-recipe.htm

 This is what I used:

1 medium leek, thinly sliced

4 cloves garlic, minced

5oz of fresh spinach

Olive oil

Salt

Pepper

Soy sauce

Worchester sauce

 This is what I did:

  1. I sautéed the leeks and garlic for ~3mins, then added in ½ the spinach with some salt, pepper
  2. I cooked the first half for a min or two, then added the second half with some more salt and pepper – just a dash
  3. I continued cooking for a min or two
  4. turned the heat off, tossed it in the soy/Worchester sauce and served

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Potato and Onion Pizza

1 refrigerated or homemade pizza dough
1 large red pepper
1 potato
1 large onion, sliced
4oz soft goat’s cheese, crumbled
3 tbsp capers
1 tbsp dry oregano
1 tsp cracked pepper
1 tsp olive oil

1. roll out pizza dough to desired shape and thickness and place on an oiled pizza pan
2. cut the red pepper in large pieces and blacken under a hot grill, skin side up, allow it to cool in a plastic bag then remove the peel and slice thinkly
3. slice potatoes paper thin and arrange over the pizza, top with red pepper slices and the chopped onion.
4. top the pizza with ½ of the goat cheese, brush the crust with olive oil and bake @ 400 for 20 mins
5. top with remaining goat cheese and continue baking for ~15-20 mins

**from The Essential Baking Cookbook – page 257

Ok that was their recipe… here is what we did


1 refrigerated or homemade pizza dough
2-3 small potatoes
1 med – large onion chopped
4oz feta cheese
½ cup Italian style blend
½ cube cream cheese – left out to soften
Oregano
Basil
4 cloves garlic
Olive oil

1. roll out pizza dough to desired size and form crust
2. in a bowl combine softened cream cheese, and desired oregano and basil, along with the 4 cloves are garlic, minced – mix well
3. slice potatoes as thin as possible
4. in a small pan caramelize onions with olive oil for ~5mins
5. top pizza dough with cream cheese mixture and spread to edges
6. arrange sliced potatoes on top of pizza, don’t worry about spaces in between
7. top with caramelized onions and crumbled feta, finish off with Italian cheeses and a few more dashes of oregano and basil if you’d like
8. bake at 375 for ~30 mins

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