Archive for May, 2010

I love pesto. My only complaint is that it doesn’t always cover pasta very well. That is not the case with avocado pesto. I saw the recipe somewhere (sorry) and decided to try it.

Since I don’t have a food processor, I skipped the time consuming prospect of chopping basil into tiny bits. I used jarred pesto and add avocado in equal amounts with a few tablespoons of sunflower seeds. It was creamy and delicious. I topped it off with some sautéed garlic, onions, and mushrooms.

My friend would call it “reform food.” Germans and their silly sayings.  But he’ll have to try it next time. It turned out to be a very filling meal. The avocado and the sunflower seeds really satisfy.


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I had big food plans for this weekend – more granola bars, and delicious lunches for work. But my usually Saturday grocery shopping trip was interrupted by a holiday, May 1st, which closed all the stores. Needless to say, I had to order pizza one day and be creative to make it through the weekend with the groceries I had in the house.

Contents of the fridge on sunday morning

Surprisingly, I made it through just fine. (Maybe that’s not so surprising.) I had just enough oatmeal left for two wholesome breakfasts. And I order pizza on Saturday for “linner.” But by Sunday afternoon, I wasn’t sure what I could make. At closer inspection, I had everything for a delicious scramble – a few veggies, two small potatoes, soymilk, bacon, and eggs. I had bought the bacon and potatoes for a scramble, but it had slipped my mind (luckily, I remembered before I ate all the eggs).

The trick to a good potato scramble is patience. The potatoes need time to crisp up before you add the eggs and other veggies. And if you have cheese, it needs to be added it while the eggs are still a little soft so it has time to melt before the eggs get overcooked.

Scramble Yummies- potatoes, bacon, onions, and mushrooms

The scramble was delicious. And it reminded me of home, of long breakfasts at Cup and Saucer with friends. It made me smile. Yes, the scramble made me happy. Well, maybe just the memories.

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