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Eggs With Kale and My First Ever Blog Shoutout

Kale and Eggs

Remember that egg recipe on another blog that mentioned as being the inspiration for buying my first ever bag of kale? I got my chance to cook it up the other day. I went out for Thai for lunch with a friend and it was enough later in the afternoon that I figured I would not be hungry for dinner at the usual time. As it turned out by 7:00 that evening I was hungry, not hungry enough for a full size dinner, but hungry enough that some fruit would not be enough to stick with me. I had everything I needed already so kale and eggs it was!

Now about the blog that gave me the recipe…

The blog is called Recipe Fiction and it is authored by a lass named Melinda from Portland, Oregon and it has a unique concept for most of the entries, a recipe provided as the main course with some creative writing included as the delicious side, or vice-versa, hence the name of the blog. The recipe I used is called “Dads Eggs” on the website, and the delicious picture included sold me on trying it out. My snapshot above just doesn’t do this dish the same justice as the picture on her website. I prepared the recipe as presented, and I let it go just a bit too long. If I could do it again I would cut the heat about a minute sooner, I would have preferred my yolks a bit more runny, oh well just gonna have to cook the recipe again I suppose.

Although there aren’t a super huge number of posts on the blog, the vibe I get when reading it is that of being curled up on the sofa on a cold damp Sunday afternoon with a good book in hand with the smell of fresh baked cookies lingering in the air and a cooking show simmering away on the TV in the background…

So now go dear reader posthaste and check out her blog without further ado!

When The Hungry Man is Sick, What Does He Eat?

Medicinal Meal

So what all have I been up to and eating for the past week? Did I travel to Laos with Andrew Zimmern and hit the street carts with food unknown a simmerin? Did I wine and dine at 1789? Or perhaps I had a pleasant surprise and had dinner at 5 Guys? Nope, it is as the picture above shows, fever and chills while downing lots of pills.

So that’s what today is about, what do you eat when you are sick and have no appetite? What are those comfort foods that you eat that make you feel a little better for a brief time, even though you are still feeling horrid? Or, what do you eat simply because you can tolerate it? These are some of my favorites either for making me feel good, or simply preventing starvation:

  • Eggs: Scrambled, or between two slices of toast with a slice of cheese, eggs are delicious, nutritious and go down smoothly when you have a sore, scratchy throat.
  • Soup: Homemade chicken soup is the default answer here, and this is one of those foods that would be on almost everybody’s list. There are two other good sinus clearing alternatives especially if you are stuck at work and happen to have one of those ubiquitous grab and go buffet places nearby. I bet at least one of their offerings will be either won-ton soup or egg drop soup. If not too spicy, both will go down smoothly, and they will also do a grade A job of clearing out your sinuses too.
  • Ice Cream: Sometimes when I am sick, especially when I have a sore throat, I find myself wishing that I had a soft serve ice cream machine sitting in my kitchen. If I had my druthers I would eat nothing but soft serve ice cream till my sore throat went away, but alas I have no such machine at my disposal and I would pay the price later (A specific friend of mine would say: Just wait till you feel better, we are going to jog all that ice cream off of you!)
  • Pasta: When my throat is sore and my appetite has faded, I usually can down a bowl of freshly cooked pasta. I don’t do much with it, I drizzle it with olive oil, and sprinkle it with a bit of parmesan cheese, and sometimes a pinch or two of garlic powder if I can still taste some flavors. No pasta sauce, no meat, just pasta with some small flavor enhancements.
  • Oatmeal: Now we are heading down the list to those things that you eat because you have to eat something. A nice hot bowl of oatmeal topped with some brown sugar usually is edible no matter what my condition.
  • Carnation Instant Breakfast: They call it Carnation Breakfast Essentials now, but it was simply called Carnation instant breakfast back in the day. Chocolate is my favorite flavor, but about the only time I really drink it are those mornings where I just have to have something to avoid doing something embarrassing like passing out on Metro (Fun fact: did you realize that the majority of sick customers that mess up service in the morning on Metro skipped breakfast?) When none of the meals above are possible or appetizing, there is always Carnation Instant Breakfast.

Carnation Breakfast Essentials, Rich Milk Chocolate Powder, 10-Count Envelopes (Pack of 6)

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