Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by bizarre cravings and hangovers.
Nowadays in my old age, I typically limit myself to a drink or two when I go out – if I am even drinking. This is for a plethora of reasons:
- To not feel like shiz the next day.
- To avoid the dreaded “brain cloud” that makes studying, or really any intellectual activity impossible.
- To be able to have an effective workout, if desired.
- To remember the people I meet and conversations I have at parties, bars, etc.
- Too keep my cool while everyone else acts a fool.
- To not partake in any cringe, tear, or Emergency Room-inducing activities.
When I am hungover, the last thing I ever want to eat is lettuce. For some reason, the mere thought of my gut trying to digest cellulose is almost enough to send me running to the porcelain throne. I was craving vegetables tonight though, and it made sense to me that cooked vegetables would be more tolerable. That, in combination with my current obsession with Alexia’s frozen sweet potato waffle fries and the desire to get back into my egg and feta cheese phase, was the catalyst to a highly unexpected and extremely delicious dinner.
Don’t knock it till youve tried it.
Sweet potato fries and scrambled brussel sprouts with eggs and feta
The sweet potato fries are a delicious contrast to the savory, cheesy brussel sprouts and eggs. Its not weird – its uhmazing.
Recipe: Serves 1
~1 cup frozen sweet potato waffle fries
4 large brussel sprouts, sliced
3 tbsp onion, chopped
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 garlic clove, finely chopped (or garlic salt if you are
3 egg whites
1 whole, organic egg
~2 tbsp feta cheese
fresh ground pepper
Directions – Place two pans on the stove on medium high heat. Grease one with olive oil and add the onions, garlic, and brussel sprouts. Saute. Add the lemon juice and continue to saute until lightly browned. In the other pan, add the sweet potato fries and occasionally flip until warmed through and slightly browned. In the other pan, once the brussel sprouts and onions are lightly browned, add the egg whites and feta cheese and stir fry until cooked. On a plate, add a layer of sweet potato fries. Top with the brussel sprout egg mixture. Take the whole egg and crack it carefully into one of the pans. Let the white cook but remove before the yolk is cooked. Drizzle the yolk over the entire dish and eat the white. Top dish with salt and fresh ground pepper. Enjoy!!!
Brussel Sprouts * a great source of fiber, folate, and vitamins C, A, and K
Eggs * the yolk is where all the nutrients are! It contains tryptophan, selenium, iodine, B vitamins, and phosphorous, many of which are necessary for optimal metabolism. The egg white has 6 grams of complete protein!
Sweet potato * high in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, and B6! The antioxidants in sweet potatoes work to eliminate free radicals (which damage the body) and are anti-inflammatory, so they can help alleviate symptoms of many conditions.