It felt like I didn’t even have a weekend, and I’m definitely suffering a little today. As part of my Food Production & Mgmt class, I have to complete 20 off-site hours in a kitchen. Because I have so much going on, I decided that I was going to bang out all 20 hours in 2 days. Crazy, yes. But it was a fantastic experience! I worked at the Top of The Square catering kitchen at NYU (Aramark run). For 2 days, I helped with every aspect of the kitchen: baking 700 cookies, washing pounds and pounds of vegetables, helping make 1500 hors d’ouvres, plating desserts, lunches, and even serving. To say I was kept busy was an understatement, and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the atmosphere (Apparently I thrive in high-action, fast paced environments). And in the spirit of primary foods and taking care of myself, I treated myself to a massage, manicture, pedicure, and an incredible acupuncture treatment from my mom. Lucky me.
Anyway, this post is all about eggs. I love eggs. Called the “gold standard” of protein, eggs are a wonderful part of your diet. Eggs are awesome, especially the beautiful ones I get at the farmer’s market. But sometimes I’m too lazy to take out a pan and go through the motions of scrambling them. It’s simple to make eggs, I know, but sometimes I just don’t want to cook.
Enter: Egg-Spresso, which I lovingly call this cool dish. If you’re a reader of Hungry Girl you’ve seen this recipe, but I’ve only caught on to this now. So, how do you make an egg-spresso (named after a restaurant I frequented that puts eggs through a cappuccino maker, yielding a deliciously fluffy souffle of eggs)?
It’s this easy:
1. Crack 3 eggs (I like one yolk and 2 whites) into a microwave safe mug.
2. Beat the eggs a little bit with a fork to mix up the yolk. If you want add anything else in, now’s the time to do it: sauteed onions, spinach (but this requires an extra step for us lazy people!), cheese, herbs, spices, etc.
3. Put the mug in the microwave and heat for about 90 seconds.
Voila! That’s it! If you look in the mug, you have a fabulous high-protein, good-for-you egg souffle. Seriously, people, this has completely changed my life. It’s breakfast with my oatmeal, lunch with a salad, or a healthy snack (add some hummus and yum!) You can thank me later!