Eggs

Eggs are inexpensive, versatile, easy to prepare and well-suited to a multitude of flavors. From simple scrambled or baked eggs to more complicated preparations soufflés or dishes that involve hollandaise, there is an egg recipe for virtually any dinner situation. And if you’re buying eggs to hard-boil and then dip in dye, just buy an extra dozen for a quick dinner that won’t interrupt the fun egg-coloring activities.

the incredible edible egg


Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: Eggs Florentine with a spring green salad
  • Weeknight Reality: Shakshuka with warm pita bread
  • Need a Miracle: Scrambled eggs with fresh herbs and goat cheese, served with cinnamon toast

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Parting Thought

“These eggs are broken. Cracked.”
“Yes, ma’am. That happens sometimes.”
“Does it?”
“Yes, it’s the unfortunate part of being an egg.”

Peter Hedges, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (via goodreads)

 

Soft

Soft flavors and textures are comforting – a nice respite in the middle of a busy week, perhaps. If you are pressed with challenges on all fronts, go easy on yourself for dinner tonight.

cream cheese and banana bread


Food Ideas

Love to Cook: Risotto (or pappardelle) with mascarpone cheese & herbs; butter lettuce salad

Weeknight Reality: Scrambled eggs with cream cheese and chives; fresh croissants & jam

Need a Miracle: Whipped cream cheese on toasted, store-bought banana (or zucchini) bread; butter lettuce salad with fruit


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Parting Thought

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.
Theodore Roosevelt

Green

Cool, brisk, savory and clean.


“Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.”

Federico Garcia Lorca

greens

Food

cucumber, avocado, kale, arugula, spinach, basil, Brussels sprouts, cilantro, Swiss chard, green beans, lemongrass

Seasoning

mustard, vinegar, salt, lime, onion

Recipe links

Need more?

Visit Epicurious.com and enter one of the listed foods or seasonings as a key ingredient.