What do the following four foods have in common?
Stumped? They’re foods that Big Guy didn’t really eat until we started dating. It wasn’t that he didn’t like sweet potatoes, asparagus or Brussels, he claims he just wasn’t exposed to them (Terri and Carolyn – correct me if he’s wrong.)
Now what do these have in common?
If you guessed these are foods that Big Guy doesn’t like, you would be correct. These have always been on my list of “things not to prepare for dinner.” But I must note that he’s a great eater – if he were to be served any of the above items (which he has been), he will eat them. It’s not that he doesn’t like the taste of eggs and fish – he doesn’t like the texture.
But something happened in Sonoma. Not only did we eat an egg at least once a day in some form or fashion but Big Guy started to enjoy the eggs. Even the runny yolk eggs.
This is a game-changer. I didn’t waste any time whipping up a dinner that incorporated a runny yolk egg.
Not only are eggs a great source of protein but they’re fairly inexpensive (though for our household I purchase cage-free, organic eggs since I do eat the yolks not cooked through). The cholesterol in eggs gets a bad rap but unless you have high cholesterol, two eggs a day (including the yolk) is perfectly healthy.
Mexican Chorizo Hash is an incredibly simple dish that comes together in no time thanks to the limited list of ingredients and needing only one cooking pan.
Mexican chorizo is crumbled and browned in a skillet before adding in the chopped onion, roasted red pepper, salt and pepper. A bag of fresh spinach is stirred in and cooked until wilted.
Once wilted, the chorizo mixture is removed from the pan and refrigerated pre-shredded hash brown potatoes (found near the eggs, if you’re curious) are added to the pan and cooked until crisp.
Stir in the sausage mixture and crack four eggs on top. Cover and cook until the eggs are set.
The chorizo and roasted red pepper add just the right amount of flavor to the dish while the spinach amps up the nutritional value. I loved the silkiness of the egg once the yolk cracked and smoothered the hash. Runny eggs for the win.
So what food have you started eating because of a significant other?
I definitely did not drink red wine before Big Guy and I have to say I’ve started eating things from the backyard since we didn’t garden growing up.