Chinese sausage, Bulgogi ham and malunggay omelet

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We're so used to Western-style omelets that we already associate specific vegetables than can go with the eggs -- bell peppers, onions, mushrooms... Actually, anything can be thrown in with the eggs to make an omelet.This omelet is Asian in every way -- it has Chinese sausages, Bulgogi ham, scallions and malunggay leaves. Of course, you can always use your preferred … [Read more...]

10-minute Chinese sausage, spinach and eggs stir fry

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Today's brunch consisted of sausages and eggs. But not fried like they're usually served. This fast-cooking, tasty meal has everything in it, including a generous amount of vegetable, and it is cooked a la oyakodon -- with eggs, lightly stirred, and a little sauce. It's a little salty, subtly sweet and very tasty. Simple to make too. Cooks in ten minutes flat including … [Read more...]

Bauernfrühstück (farmer’s breakfast)

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Considering that I'm rarely awake early enough to eat breakfast at the traditional time, I really have no strong emotions toward breakfast. In my world, coffee is breakfast. If coffee has to be accompanied by solid food, it had better be eggs. Eggs by themselves are good; eggs with a lot of other things thrown in -- better. Bauernfrühstück, a German / Austrian country … [Read more...]

The accidental breakfast

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I can't remember the last time I had breakfast if, by breakfast, you mean morning meal. Technically, breakfast -- derived from breaking the fast because you fast the whole night while sleeping -- is the first meal of the day. In other words, whatever time your day starts you break your fast when you eat your first meal. So, strictly speaking, if my first meal for the day … [Read more...]

Microwave recipe: cheese-topped baked egg and sardines

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It's 1.00 a.m. on Sunday morning as I start writing this post. We're still up, Sam and Speedy are watching cartoons, Alex is taking a shower and I am here near the oven where I can watch the tray that will yield what I will call dulce de leche squares when they're done. But more on that later; I can't write about something that's still in the oven.The point of this … [Read more...]

Deviled eggs for Easter Sunday brunch

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Easter Sunday is exactly seven days away. My family does not celebrate Easter but we love egg dishes any time of the year. And the egg hunt, a Western tradition that did not became popular in this country until the last two decades, is not something I grew up with. And why is the egg associated with Easter? Lots of reasons, some religious; others not. In other words, the … [Read more...]

Spinach, bacon and cream cheese pot pie

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If we're going to be precise, this is a quiche and not a pot pie. The filling is really an omelet mixture -- eggs, milk and cream cheese with spinach, bacon and onion -- so, it's technically a quiche. Except that a quiche is nestled in a crust rather than covered on top by a crust. Which makes this a kind of pot pie because there is a crust on top. But then pot pies don't … [Read more...]

Scotch eggs: dinner for two plus midnight snack

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Defined as shelled hard-boiled eggs covered in sausage meat, dredged in bread crumbs and deep fried, Scotch eggs are usually served cold but Speedy and I prefer them hot -- with a gravy of melted cheese. Okay, make that cheat-gravy -- I just microwaved half a cup of pimiento-flavored Cheez Whiz and spooned it over the halved Scotch eggs. It's a sausage and egg dish, … [Read more...]

The best brunch ever: scrambled eggs, pancetta and sausages

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There wasn't a lot of cooking that went on in the house today as we were too busy trying to figure out if I was pregnant or not. Turns out, I'm not. Am I relieved or disappointed? Neither. No strong emotions either way. Probably, at the back of my mind, I knew I couldn't be pregnant. Speedy's too careful because, as he says, with our girls in college, we can already see … [Read more...]

Mushroom omelet with English muffins

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The great thing about omelets is that you can serve the bread on the side or you can split the bread, use the omelet as a filling and you have a meal on-the-go. This omelet has sliced brown Swiss mushrooms, chopped tomatoes and onions and minced garlic. And for a soft and creamy texture, I added two tablespoonfuls of thick cream to the beaten eggs.You can serve this … [Read more...]