Who made up the rules?
February 20, 2010 by Katie
Here’s what I want to know. Where is it written that you have to eat cereal, pancakes, waffles, omelets, and scrambled eggs for breakfast? And where is it written that stir-fries and soup are lunch and dinner fare? Who made up these rules? To whom do I need to write to get these rules changed? I’ll do it, too.
Until I figure out where to address my letter, I will just have to break the rules. I’m okay with that. Actually, I kind of prefer it. It makes me feel all badass when I eat this kind for dinner (is it sad that eating eggs at 8 pm is what makes me feel badass? ANSWER: yes). I’ve broken the rules before, and I’ll do it again. I’m not scared.
I ate the plate above while watching Will Farrell’s You’re Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. It was hysterical (rent it. now.), and the food was (*pats self on back*) phenomenal. Hummus + Nooch + scrambled eggs + chard + asparagus + Will Farrell’s comic genius = recipe for food flying out of your mouth (not that that happened….). I roasted up some cauliflower, brussels, red onion, and zucchini and tossed them with chipotle chili powder. If I am being honest, I licked the plate. There, I said it. (My mom is hanging her head in shame right now. Hi mom!)
I may sound like a broken record here, but there is little in the world that will make me happier than roasted veggies (again, sad? Yes). For some reason, the brussels didn’t smell this time. Maybe because there were other veggies with it?
I’ll eat pretty much any veggies in my scrambles, but I have been loving the winter squash in them. (I am going to be sad when they are no longer in season. Does anyone know how long you can store them for?)
If you like your veggies mushy, (ahem, Heather
, MOM, are you guys listening?) this is right up your alley. I basically steam the bejesus out of some butternut squash (using the best kitchen invention ever
), then add spinach, peppers, onions (or whatever you want), and eggs. Nuke that for about 1 minute. Add hummus+nooch+mustard, nuke another minute. (I should tell you that I am slightly
addicted to mustard. I put it on everything. If I ever post a recipe without it, assume that I forgot and that it is in there. It adds extra creaminess to eggs too. Try it. Now.)
A public service announcement about my Mint Carob Chip Cookies.
A friend of mine brought to my attention that most carob chips have soy lecithin in them. I am (and I know some of you are too) avoiding soy, so this was a little disconcerting. I went to the store where I buy them in bulk, and lo and behold, soy lecitihin
was listed on the ingredients. What’s worse? Whey protein
was also on the list (this is a dairy product, which I also cannot tolerate). Read the labels,
Katie! You’d think I would know better by now. Sometimes it takes a while for me to learn my lesson. Right mom? :D
There were only two cookies left when I found this out. I ate them while pretending I didn’t know. I paid the price, but it was worth it.