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Eggs this elegant could pass for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

By Lakshmi:

Can you please tell me if you can relate with me on this habit of mine?  Every time I see a recipe I want to try, I take an image and store it away.  And sometimes when I peep into my refrigerator and/or pantry, I’m uber excited to see I have all the ingredients to create an impromptu surprise.

And that’s how Amelia Freer’s recipe (see link below) for roasted peppers with baked eggs came alive in my kitchen tonight.

Since the recipe is provided in the link below, I’m going to be brief and show you what I had in my kitchen and what the recipe helped me produce!

Here are the ingredients that I had on hand! A nice yellow pepper, some baby spinach, some chopped sun-dried tomatoes, a little harissa (yes I did!), a couple of eggs + salt, pepper and some olive oil (that I missed taking a picture of).

 

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And here’s what emerged hot out of the oven!

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Link to recipe: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/recipes/amelia-freers-roasted-peppers-with-baked-eggs/

I can talk about food any time of the day, so would love to hear your feedback and some of your favorite surprises as well!

Going from blah to inspired eating in 10 minutes!

By Lakshmi:

If you know me even a little bit, you’ll know that food permeates my thoughts ever so frequently during any given 24 hour period.  What shall I eat? What shall I cook next?  What can I create with what I have on hand?  These questions form the fabric of my existence.

This morning, I was craving for something different for breakfast.  If I knew what I wanted, it would have been an easy choice.  It’s too cold for cereal.  Not oatmeal again.  I already did eggs this week.  As these thoughts went through my head, I aimlessly wandered to the refrigerator to see what I might have that could be turned into an interesting breakfast.  The taste buds were demanding something savory.

I pulled out a few things and stared at what I had for a minute.

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Whole grain bread, a few baby carrots, a few spoons of homemade hummus and chives (a herb that I have only recently discovered when trying out a recipe for Israeli food).  I was not convinced, but stayed on task.

I took off the crust and toasted the bread.  I spread the hummus I had on the toasted bread.  On went the thinly sliced baby carrots and finely chopped chives.  It looked pretty but something was missing.  Color to tie it all together.  Off I went to get my jar of paprika and a few twirls later, my breakfast was ready to be devoured on a beautiful matching plate.  And it hit the perfect chord to start my day 🙂

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Funk and Waffles: Taking College Breakfasts to the Next Level

By Rohan:

Funk and Waffles is more than off the beaten path. In order to get to this Syracuse University favorite, you have to cross through a mini-mall and go down a set of hidden concrete stairs. But what lies on the other end of this voyage is definitely worth the trip.

This little dive has been serving Syracuse students for years, and after months of hearing about it, I just had to try it out. I grabbed a few friends and we decided to go for breakfast before a long day of work and classes (a la Friends).

The decor is perfect for a college eatery. Bright colored chairs, plenty of seating, and funky artwork adorn the walls. There is a stage off to one corner of the restaurant, where open mic-nights and poetry readings take place every now and then. It brings yet another sense of community to the campus. Here you’ll see everything from friends reuniting over piping-hot waffles to groups working on projects in one of the restaurant’s booths. The music that plays in the diner matches its quirky name. Everything from Aretha Franklin to Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead to The Beatles. Funk and Waffles certainly knows how to bring spunk to a campus that is known for freezing over in the winter.

Oh, and did we mention they serve some of the best waffles around? Their buttermilk waffle with powdered sugar and hot maple syrup might make your taste buds go crazy, but their menu surpasses any other breakfast joint I’ve been to in recent history. Toppings ranging from strawberries, blueberries, Nutella, chocolate chips, Oreo cookies, spinach, artichoke, mushrooms, bacon, basically anything that can be put on a waffle will be put on a waffle at this quirky eatery. They have a large espresso bar and certainly know how to make a killer latte. If you need something to cool you down (which would be surprising considering upstate New York’s brutal winters), they also have great smoothies and juices made from fresh fruit.

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If you’re in the Syracuse area, be sure to give Funk and Waffles a try. Their atmosphere, food, charm, and servers will win you over in a heartbeat. To get there, cross through Marshall Square Mall and you’ll see signs pointing to that infamous stairwell.

For more information on Funk and Waffles, visit http://funknwaffles2.blogspot.com/