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Egg-Topped Brown Rice ~ Why It’s A Breakfast of Champions

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In pretty much any country in the world – especially developing ones – I can get an egg over rice for breakfast. I just luv it. It keeps me going until lunch. Nutrition and balance excellent; the yum factor is a bonus.

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Salade Lyonnais: a Bacon and Egg Salad. This is About the Egg

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This is an homage to the perfect poached egg atop salads at our Gourmet Club potluck dinner last weekend. Salade Lyonnais: lettuce, quality bacon, homemade croutons, fresh-made vinaigrette and that glorious warm poached egg on top.

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Asparagus and Cilantro Baked Omelet

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This is what I baked up with whatever I found in the fridge that morning. Kind of a Whatever Baked Omelet – no crust, so it wasn’t a quiche.  Frittata? Whatever! It’s just eggs, milk, cheese, asparagus and cilantro.

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Warm Egg Salad Sandwich with Provolone

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This elegant restaurant lunch will be simple to replicate at home, I think. Oh wait, maybe its anchovy butter could be a challenge here. But I don’t feel bad suggesting this — I live in LA and my Warm Egg Salad Sandwich was happily consumed at San Francisco’s Il Cane Rosso – who knows when […]

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Guest Post by Erika at In Erika’s Kitchen: Scrambled Eggs with Kale and Provolone

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It sure is nice to have food friends with great recipes to guest post for me. Meet Erika who not only works a crazy full-time schedule but is mom to 2 boys, wife to Mr., blogs at In Erika’s Kitchen and columnist at LA Cooking Examiner.  Erika writes: When Patti was looking for guest recipes to […]

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Saturday Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

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Friday, we start “refrigerator management,” our ritual to unearth mismatched or unplanned-for things in the fridge and figure out meals to use them up. We don’t waste food, including leftovers. I grocery shop once a week, that’s it.

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How To Tell if An Egg Is Raw or Hard Cooked

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You’re at the cabin. Everyone else is out hiking. You want an omelet. There’s a bowl of eggs in the fridge. DANG IT, nobody labeled them! Are they raw? Hard cooked? You are smart, you studied physics in school… remember “inertia?” Take the egg and spin it on a smooth surface. Touch it for a […]

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Zinfandel Soaked Cherry Clafoutis

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There was Larry, the winning bidder of a Food Lover’s Basket at a recent fundraising event for Project Angel Food.  I was eyeing something a little more WOW, like the beauty basket which included botox services; I was outbid. The experience turned out OK, the basket had a pile of autographed cookbooks, biscotti, and a […]

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Fresh Basil Quiche with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

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It worked, he ate it.  TWO portions.  I know that Larry is a Real Man, and now I know he will Eat Quiche.  Maybe it was the All Butter Pie Shell that put it over the top because nuttin’ tastes bedda dan budduh. We humans really are easily swayed.  The stigma quiche picked up via […]

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My Third Egg Cooker

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I burned out the first two with use. Almost daily, I have poached eggs with this Oster Egg Cooker. And at least once a week, I hard cook a supply of eggs. For Easter, the machine was working hard. But these gadgets take practice, pretty easy to overcook eggs in it, and this third one […]

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Nicoise Salad for Two Friends

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Friend Laura turned 49 this week and we originally planned to meet at a restaurant for a birthday lunch.  But this past month, I had been telling her about a speech I’ve been making here and there, none of the dates worked for her; she convinced me she really wanted to hear it (the subject […]

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Killer Deviled Eggs

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Are you picnicking this July 4th? DEVILED EGGS, friends. “This recipe dates back to my mom’s grandmother,” Laura emailed.  In 2004, I wanted a “killer Deviled Egg” recipe because they are a favorite of mine and friend, Laura claimed her mother’s method was the best.  She was right, and her signature dish morphed into mine.  […]

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