I first had Shakshuka at Eltana, a wood-fired bagel shop in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. They offered it as an option among their handful of soups, as something hearty to go along with your toasty bagel. That day, the love affair began with this tomato-based saucy egg dish that's now become a favorite in our house for slower weekend breakfasts and brunch. Have you ever tried it?
Everyone loves breakfast for dinner. That’s old news. And — at least according to food commercials shown during popular cartoons — children love novelty. (Purple ketchup? Really?) And we all want them to eat more vegetables. Dinner for breakfast is the perfect solution.
Congee, jook, okayu. Asian-style rice porridge has many names and countless variations, but in every instance it is a simple, comforting dish for breakfast or any time of day. This extra nutritious version includes brown rice, shiitake mushrooms, handfuls of greens, and warming ginger.
Sometimes I like to trick my senses into thinking we're experiencing warmer, more spring-like mornings than we really are in Seattle. Case in point: this pretty, delicate breakfast recipe that's perfectly-balanced with creamy yogurt, toasty coconut, crunchy amaranth and sweet honey.
The French home cook is famous for making a delicious, elaborate dinner ... but always buying her dessert from the local patisserie. And very few people in France make their own bread or croissants because that's what the boulangerie is for. But Americans are different. We seem to like playing with elaborate laminated doughs and complicated, lengthy recipes. What about you?
Q: Since my husband and I discovered Fresh & Easy we have been overjoyed to have an easy place to get British back bacon. (He is English, and I lived in England for several years.) Well, Fresh & Easy is in the process of closing up shop.
Whizzed into smoothies, swirled into yogurt or spread on toast, peanut butter adds a welcome boost of protein and fat to all kinds of breakfasts. But there is a whole world of butters beyond the usual peanut variety, from an irresistible Almond-Joy-inspired butter to a nut-free and nutritious pumpkin-sunflower seed butter. Ready to get out of your nut rut?
Poached eggs sure do cause a lot of anxiety. Ostensibly, this is a quick and easy breakfast to go with a side of toast. But when confronted with a pot of boiling water and a raw egg, things can start to feel a little...squirrely. Don't be intimidated! Poaching eggs is easier than you think.
Avocado. Fried eggs. Pizza dough. I probably don't have to tell you that combining three of the world's greatest foods gives you one fine breakfast: a warm round of chewy crust topped with a bright, cilantro-speckled avocado mash and the perfect oozy egg.
Although making pancake batter isn't difficult, it doesn't always make for a speedy morning unless your mix is coming from a box. Just try this tip for freezing batter in advance so you're always armed and ready with a killer breakfast arsenal.