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Breakfast! The most important meal of the day (2012)


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Shakshuka has been on my radar for a very long time and today I finally made it. Wish I had some parsley but even without it, the dish made a lovely and unusual breakfast.

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What is this Shakshuka, and which recipe did you use?

I am looking for interesting new breakfasts, tho I often dont get to new recipes because that takes more brain than might be available at the time, but one can dream....

"You dont know everything in the world! You just know how to read!" -an ah-hah! moment for 6-yr old Miss O.

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Shakshuka has been on my radar for a very long time and today I finally made it. Wish I had some parsley but even without it, the dish made a lovely and unusual breakfast.

Ooooh! Say more!

What is this Shakshuka, and which recipe did you use?

I am looking for interesting new breakfasts, tho I often dont get to new recipes because that takes more brain than might be available at the time, but one can dream....

I seem to be having trouble making a link you can just click! But here it is:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/apr/16/yotam-ottolenghi-shakshuka-recipe

Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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A hash of onion, potato, leftover steak topped with a fried egg.

Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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Seems to be a good 'use up leftovers in the fridge for breakfast' week. Chopped up left over Spicy Garlic Cashew Chicken cooked in the fat and jelly left over from the Momofuku pork belly. On the side - a different cilantro cashew sauce - the one from Todd Wilbur's Top Secret Recipes book that is used to sauce his take on the Cheesecake Factory Avocado Eggrolls. It's a totally addictive sauce made with cashews, cilantro, garlic, honey and tamarind among other things.

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Leftover sirloin steak and the last little bit of gorgonzola.

Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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Leftover take-out pizza (plain cheese) augmented with some crumbled blue cheese and halved cherry tomatoes from my patio plant!

Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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Some eggs scrambled with green onion and old cheddar - and dressed with Davina cucina's Cherry Tomato Preserve. Thanks Judy - lovely stuff. You'll need to scroll down the the recipe. Time consuming peeling cherry tomatoes (I used the nice sweet grape tomatoes I can get here) but so worth it.

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Another dog's breakfast of a meal. Leftover 'Broccoli Cooked Forever' with eggs and grape tomatoes, along with a really nice smoked chop from the 'doesn't claim to be organic but is' farm down island from me.

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Son-in-Law Eggs - an awesome way to start the day. :smile:

Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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Thai style pork "sausages" seasoned with lemon grass, coriander root, garlic, chili, etc.

Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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Percyn - I second Rona's plea!

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Taken in this am for breakfast for the ER crew - Ottolenghi's Caramelized Garlic Tart. Adapted a bit. But very delicious.

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@percyn--I think you should come to the PHL Heartland Gathering and make us all breakfast! Puhllleeeezzzeee!!?? (you don't even have to make breakfast--just come!)

Boy, time flies!

I would love to cook breakfast but unfortunately, I have a prior commitment for Sat night when the potluck is scheduled.

Will try to make a few of the other events. Stay tuned...will post on the PHL gathering board.

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