Happy New Year to all! I was just talking to a great friend last night about resolutions. Like her, I don’t ever make resolutions, because I know myself, and won’t keep them. This year is different my friends! This year I have a list of goals/resolutions, a mile long, and I plan on doing everything my list. I know, I know, kind of sounds far fetched, and unbelievable. I believe it, and I think that is the first step to making it happen, don’t you?
One of my resolutions is to get more creative, experimental, and healthier in my cooking, and eating in 2014. As some of you might know, over the past year we have been members of Oakhill Organics Full Diet CSA. Because we are in a full diet CSA, we make most every meal from scratch, and we use mostly organic whole foods to do so. We have needed to really be creative because many weeks we are offered the same produce over, and over, and we have little girls who love food but like variety. We are always looking for new ideas, recipes, shortcuts in the kitchen.
The other week, I was speaking to another CSA member during pick up, and she was telling me about how she roasts her greens. I was excited at the prospect of throwing two sheet trays in the oven full of olive oiled greens and 5-7 minutes later them emerging in all their delicious glory. True story folks, they are so easy and quick to make, and I can roast a couple 1/2 sheet trays at a time, and eat though them for a few days.
Here is the recipe. Wash, dry and chop greens. Toss greens with good olive oil(sometimes I use coconut oil). Place greens in a preheated 425 degree oven for 4-5 minutes, rotate sheet trays and roast for 2 more minutes. Take out and toss with salt and pepper. These are the greens/veggies I have roasted so far with success, cabbage, kale, spinach, swiss chard, and collards. I have also sliced some onions and tossed the greens as well. It is really interesting, that I have not cared for swiss chard up until I ate it roasted, and now I can happily eat a sheet tray full of swiss chard, and ask for more. I feel like this new swiss chard development is a great step in working towards my resolution to experiment more.
Another one of my resolutions, is to blog at least once a week in 2014. If you have been following my almost non existent blog, you will realize this is a feat in itself. To help me accomplish my goal, I plan on participating in the 52 weeks of cooking challenge on Reddit. Each week a new food or theme is chosen. Participants post pictures of their creations. I look forward to sharing this challenge, with you through my blog. This is week number one, and the challenge is eggs. Above is a picture of eggs, compliments of Penelope, Cold Beer, Pizza, and Peaches, our new chickens, given to us a many months back by our dear friends, and neighbors.
I love eggs and greens, and cook it and eat it four or five times a week. In this food challenge, I was planning, and dreaming of frying up some eggs with a half a stick of luscious butter, and placing them on top of some perfectly roasted greens. Then I would skillfully, but delicately break the egg yolks, and take a picture most of you would love to sop up with a homemade toasted piece of bread. Yesterday, I burned my greens, and overcooked my eggs, and was extremely, extremely, frustrated. I got over it quickly with a fun day of cleaning and organizing the kitchen, a lamb dinner, and a lovely glass of Evolution sparkling wine with Dominic, and a nice visit from a friend.
Today is a new day, and the start of a new year. I woke up with a spring in my step, and a smile on my face. Over a cup of coffee with CSA cream, I decided to make Dan Bing, or Tam-Bean, a Taiwanese omelet, and serve it over a bed of roasted greens for breakfast. Dominic and I ate Dan Bing when we went to visit our family in Taiwan four years ago. It is one of the many many incredibly delicious street foods you can enjoy in Taiwan. What a wonderful country, and home of my beautiful Sister In Law and Brother In Law, and their amazing family, with whom we hope to see soon.
My Sister In Law, Joanne Tamber, shared her recipe, and taught me how to make this succulent omelet, and yummy sauce.
I am a little rusty making these pancakes, but after a few, It came back to me, like riding a bike.
This bottom picture is how my kids like them, sliced with the sweet sauce for dipping. I included slivered carrots for extra vessels for dipping. The first picture is how Dominic and I liked to eat these delicious omelets, over a bed of roasted greens, with a drizzle of the sweet dipping sauce and a drizzle of Siracha.
This recipe is very versatile, and will be lovely as a breakfast lunch or dinner, you can also make it to fill a snack, or appetizer need. Hope you and your family enjoy making and eating these omelets as much as my family does. Wishing you all love, laughter, and great health and, delicious food this coming year.
|Jo’s Taiwanese Omelet (Dan Bing) with roasted greens||
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