Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sage Polenta, Braised Turnips and Poached Eggs

I had sooo much leftover corn from the CSA that I had no idea what to do with! That and I was lucky enough to have today off for a Jewish holiday at work so I decided to whip up a fancy brunch. This was easy to make but a little time consuming because it took a bit of time to bake the polenta. But this meal is very filling and healthy. It is inspired by the following recipe on Epicurious. I never knew how easy it is to make fresh polenta at home! I will be going back to this dish again. It is the perfect thing to make when you are entertaining for brunch. You can change up the spices based on what is in season and add meat even if you wanted to please a crowd of pork lovers!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Rustic Breakfast Pizza

 This pizza that I made for breakfast ended up being created somewhat by accident. I was in a rush to throw something together and left the pita in the toaster oven for too long so it got crunchy. But it ended up being the perfect vessel. It is fast and delicious and while it may not be the most inventive dish, the combination of the sage with the cheese and eggs went together beautifully.
Serves 2.
WW = 5 points

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sesame Radishes and Eggs

I have been cooking a lot of radishes for breakfast. I never would have bought them from the store in the past, let alone eaten them for breakfast! But we get such beautiful radishes from the CSA! How could you resist veggies like this?:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Healthy Chicken Salad

 This chicken salad is a healthier version of the classic. It is inspired from a Barefoot Contessa recipe my mother-in-law gave  me (she makes the BEST chicken salad). But I also was influenced by a chicken salad sandwich I used to get at Dos Gringos back in DC. I lightened the recipe up and it is so great without any mayo! You can just serve it as is, with some greens on the side (arugula is a nice contrast), or put it in a roll-up. Eat it guilt free.

Makes 10 - 1/2 cup servings
WW = 3 points

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Corn, Cucumber, Feta, Mint Salad

This is a Mediterranean style salad. I served it for dinner with grilled chicken on the side. It was a super light but filling dinner.

Serves 6 (1 cup servings)
ww = 3 points per serving.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Inappropriate Breakfast: Anchovy, Caper and Egg Toast

I woke up craving something salty. It was bad news bears. I debated on having anchovies on my toast because they were staring me in the face when i opened my refrigerator. I decided against it and then on second thought, just went for it. This is great if you are open to having an adventurous breakfast. It could also be served cut into fours for an appetizer. It is a super simple toast consisting of a soft boiled egg, anchovies, capers, and thinly sliced onion. If you have it on hand some fresh parsley would be a nice addition as well.

Serves 1.
ww = 4 points