Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs

My dear Mom had these cute little egg cups (like the one pictured above) and we used to eat our soft boiled eggs directly from the shell with a teaspoon. It seemed so luxurious to me as a kid.

Here's my foolproof soft boiled eggs. I love the fact that there is no oil. Break one of these on top of a piece of toast with a tiny bit of salt makes a wonderful breakfast.

Place eggs in small saucepan just till covered. Turn on heat on medium flame. When eggs start 'dancing' turn down heat and cook for 2 minutes.

Pour off hot water and add cold water to pan to stop the egg from cooking any more.

Peel and eat! This is such a wonderful comfort food that reminds me of my childhood. The fact that they are cooked with no added fat is a bonus!

Easy Banana Fruit Smoothie

One Banana (frozen) or regular (I bought a whole bunch of ripe bananas, unpeeled them, and stuck them in a freezer bag)
Small amount of Korean Yakult yogurt or ordinary yogurt

A bit of fresh fruit such as kiwi, canned peaches, strawberries or whatever you have on hand

Whir in blender. Add an ice cube or two if your banana is not frozen.


Monday, May 02, 2011

Baked Ranch Chicken

1 envelope ranch dressing mix (dry)
several pieces of chicken

Roll chicken pieces in dry ranch dressing mix. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes (about 25 minutes for boneless skinless chicken breasts. Easy and good!