Friday, November 15, 2013

Tortilla Scrambled Eggs with Yam Home Fries

Tortilla Scrambled Eggs with Yam Home Fries
Hi all! I can't believe it has been over a year since my last post. I have had a busy year. I went back to school and earned my Certificate in Project Management.

Now that I have finished with school, I am busy searching for full time job while I keep occupied with consulting work. But today I had that creative itch and decided to do a post.

The second reason I have for starting to post again - while I was busy studying I managed to pack on the traditional 'freshman 15' - Bleh(( The last time I lost a significant amount of weight was when I was doing a ton of cooking. *Fingers crossed* that it works this time!

This breakfast is great for a lazy weekend morning. I started with the home fries. I peeled and diced up half of a Japanese yam (the kind with red skin and white flesh). I heated up a frying pan on medium heat with 1 tsp of coconut oil. I sauteed the yam until browned on one side then I turned the heat down to low, add in 1 Tbsp of water and used a lid to cover the potatoes. I allowed them to steam until tender (5 - 8 minutes).

I removed them from the pan and put them in a dish. I sprinkle them with a little soy sauce because I like to cut the sweetness with a little salt.

Then a little bit more coconut oil went into the pan along with the tortilla chips. I found ones that I really love at Whole Foods.

They are the perfect combination of a rice cracker and a corn chip. I highly recommend them.

While the chips sizzled in the pan I whisked 2 eggs with a pinch of basil, parsley and fresh cracked black pepper. I turned the heat to low and poured the eggs over the tortilla chips. If you have cheddar cheese on hand add in a generous handful at this time. Cook the eggs to your liking and put them on your plate. I folded in some salsa to the eggs and then added a little extra salsa on top.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tom Kha Gai Soup

Tom Kha Gai Soup
I think I may have managed to perfect my at-home version of the popular Thai dish Tom Kha Gai Soup.

This soup is one of my absolute favorites. The richness of the coconut milk and the combination of salty, sour and savory with the gorgeous perfume of lemongrass makes this dish a heavenly comfort.

I almost didn't make this because I was missing one very important ingredient - the limes. 

And unfortunately, because I substituted lemon for the lime I didn't write down the recipe((

Go figure that it turned out amazing. But, no fear, I loved it so much I am going to be making another batch tomorrow and I will include the recipe then!