Thank yall for your kind messages. I don’t think I’ve been this sick in many, many years…. Probably since junior high….I started taking antibiotics a few days ago and I have to say my sinusitis is finally much better. I hate the idea of taking antibiotics, or just the idea of needing them… What can I say? Doctors are the worst patients…
Here are the highlights of my week:
Oeuf au Plat et Tartine du Dimanche (Sunday’s fried egg and toasts)
This is a simple sunny side up fried egg with fresh chives (the way my mom used to make them when I was a kid). On the side, I made “Tartines” with toasted pain rustique (one of my favorite breads from my local Kaiser bakery), melted Tome de Savoie and thin sliced San Daniele ham or melted goat cheddar and pan seared pears. Easy and so satisfying….
Piperade with poached egg:
Piperade is a traditional dish of the south west of France. It is made with stewed tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and hot peppers. It tastes very much like a tunisian stew I grew up eating (shakshuka). My sis brought me a can of piperade after one of her trips to south of France a while ago and it has been sitting on a shelf since then, waiting for the perfect day to be opened. After a long tuesday at work, I was so glad I had waited for so long to open that special can because it finally was the perfect day. I heated the piperade in a small saucepan and when it was finally simmering I added two eggs to the mixture. I cooked the eggs until the white was firm then transfered them carefully to bowls along with some of the sauce.
It really reminded me of my childhood… which made me think I should post more tunisian recipes soon. With Passover coming up, I’m sure I’ll have a lot of family recipes to share!
Pear Chocolate Oat Bars:
Remember my delicious sautéed pear hot cereal? Well, I had a couple ripe pears sitting on my kitchen counter waiting for me to replicate this meal. But I never found the time to prepare such good breakfast for myself this week. And I couldn’t let these pears go bad either. So I decided to include them in a new oatmeal bar recipe.
- 1 large pear, diced
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 1.5 cup rolled oats
- 1 egg + 1 egg white
- 1.25 cup skim milk
- about 3 Tbsp agave syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
Preheat oven at 350°C. Mix dry (except flaxseeds) and wet ingredients separately. Combine wet into dry. Pour into baking dish, sprinkle with flaxseeds and bake for 30-40 min.
The husband ate almost the entire thing in one sitting. I still managed to save a couple bars to take to work. I liked them a lot.
Now that I’m feeling a lot better, I can’t wait to get back to the kitchen and ….. to the gym! I have a Body Pump class scheduled at 7:15 tonight and I’m really excited to go. I feel that my body can finally handle it!
Stay tuned, I’ll be back soon…..