Friday, March 9, 2012

Green Food

I have been remiss in posting to this blog very frequently – mostly because I’ve been so busy with my other blog.  So thank goodness for #letslunch that keeps me coming back here!  This month’s them is green food, I am assuming, in deference to St Patrick’s Day next weekend.  Now, I just returned from vacation so I am trying to eat a bit on the lighter side – green is perfect for that.
One of my favorite vegetables is asparagus.  I could eat it every day.  But I don’t really care for it steamed  - I prefer it pan roasted with a little olive oil, lemon juice and herbs de provence.
I also cooked up a little chopped maple smoked bacon and poached an egg to be the ‘sauce’ instead of something heavy like hollandaise.  Don’t get me wrong, I love hollandaise but until my waistbands are comfortable again, I’m going to skip it.
Now there is a lot of debate about how to poach the perfect egg and frankly I don’t know who is right or wrong so I simply place the egg into hot water that’s just below simmering and add a little shot of white vinegar & let it do its own thing.  I don’t whirlpool or crack it into a ramekin first but then I am inherently lazy.  Mine turned out perfectly to my liking anyway.  I’d love to hear how you do yours!


  1. Asparagus is dreamy with poached eggs --this would make a perfect Easter brunch -- thanks for sharing this!

  2. You just helped me decide my dinner. One of those "working, no time to cook" nights and this is a great idea! hugs.

  3. Steaming asparagus is my least favorite method, too. Can't wait to try the poached egg with roasted asparagus! #letslunch

  4. Yummy, Karen esp. with bacon addition! I don't tend to 'poach' my eggs but yours looks like how I like mine too. I do a combo of stir fry and add a tiny bit of water to steam fry if they are very thick, so I get the best of both worlds. Gonna check your "other" blog.