Welp! I think my food posts are probably only applicable to Michelle (and possibly Daria!), since Sarah and Brianna are eating pretty differently than I eat, but one thing we all seem to be eating is eggs! And I eat a lot of eggs. I recently discovered how to soft-boil an egg, and man! Life-changing! The fully cooked white combined with the creamy runniness of the inside is pretty much food nirvana. I took a terrible photo of my soft-boiled egg yesterday that I’m forcing you all to look at.
I’ve been using Beth from Budget Byte’s technique for soft-boiling eggs, and it works great for me! I followed one commenter’s suggestion to add a quick splash of olive oil to the water, and it does make it easier to shell the egg, which is important since it’s pretty delicate on the outside.
Michelle convinced me to try making this white-bean mash, which I only prepared because of the promise of having full-fat milk on hand afterward for making my coffee even better than usual. It turned out really tasty! I had some extra lemony sauteed kale leftover after I made it, and it was good even by itself the next day. I modified the recipe by using whole milk instead of heavy cream, and I didn’t have any green onions on hand, but everything else I already had, which made it a great throw-together meal for a Thursday night. Of course, topping it with the fried egg was the best part!
I didn’t take a picture of it, but I also made this red lentil and spinach dish tonight, an it was SO GOOD! Bri, are you eating protein like lentils? You could use full-fat coconut milk to get the fats high up there! You start by sauteeing onions, adding some garlic and ginger, and then a hint of coriander with some garam masala and cumin. Then, you toss in some diced tomatoes, coconut milk and some water, and the red lentils. You let it all simmer for a while, and then mix in some fresh spinach at the end. I served it over some brown rice with a salad, and it was so delicious!
In other news, you should all move out to SF! Dan and I have been skiing most weekends (this is our home-away-from-home for the ski season, a sweetas ski lease in Truckee!), and generally been playing in the snow.
This weekend, we stuck around the Bay Area and went road biking in Petaluma and and Tomales Bay, which was incredibly beautiful. I know we pay a lot to live in San Francisco (understatement of the century, perhaps), but living in a place where I can choose between great skiing or road-biking in 70-degree weather on the weekends is pretty awesome!
What have you all been up to?