Friday, March 22, 2013

what i am eating

I love cooking and eating, and I especially love looking at pictures of food!  If you love food as much as I do, please add your food pictures/recipes/food related posts to the linky below.  All you have to do is link back to this blog post.  I look forward to seeing what everyone else is eating this week!




I have been making poached eggs this week.  I am not a poached egg eater, but my husband is.  Actually, I have never tried one, and although I am quite adventurous when it comes to eating new things, the runny yolk is not something I can wrap my head around!

Until this week I had never even attempted poached eggs.  However, after learning a lot more about poached eggs and their benefits in my Whole Food Kitchen workshop, I decided to make them.  Did you know that the yolk contains choline, which is a liver detoxifier?  A lot of people shun egg yolks because of the cholesterol they contain.  Honestly, I think everything in moderation.  And I wonder sometimes at what the difference between fresh eggs (like the ones I get from my chickens every day) and the commercially produced and sold eggs of chickens who never go outside.

The other new thing I made this week was peanut noodles with broccoli, inspired by this recipe.  They were seriously delicious and my daughter gobbled them up.  *Note to self - make a double batch next time.  We didn't include the chick peas in the recipe, because we are not fans.  Strange, isn't it?  Considering we eat a wide variety of beans and legumes.  Chick peas are not in my favorites category though!

Also, I wanted to point out that I have started a Facebook page for Townsend House, which is funny considering I deleted my personal Facebook account a while back.  You can find a link on the right side of the page, the button with the f. This one is purely blog related.  I am planning to share more of what I am eating throughout the week, and other *hopefully* interesting information.  I would love for you to like my page!  And if you have a Facebook page, please leave a comment so that I can like you as well!

Onto the linkup!  What are you eating this week?  Any ideas for Easter, which is just around the corner?  I am planning a vegetarian Easter dinner, with the eggs from our chickens being the main fare.


Linking up at Fit & Frugal Friday

18 comments:

  1. Poached eggs are one of the simple joys of life!

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  2. Thank you for hosting! I am hosting again today too at http://www.frugalfitfamily.com! Stop by if you can!

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  3. Your pasta dish looks delicious! Love Asian inspired noodles and these look healthy and easy!

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  4. I love poached eggs. Do you make your own English muffins? I've seen some recipes for them recently on Pinterest, but have never tried making my own.

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    1. I haven't made my own english muffins before, but I have seen a lot of recipes recently as well! I have heard that it can be time consuming, but I think I would like to try it! Let me know if you try it!

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  5. You know, I have never successfully poached an egg, so you have my admiration! As for your worries about egg yolks & cholesterol, this might put your fears to rest: http://paleodietlifestyle.com/cholesterol-is-not-bad/
    Have a great weekend!

    ~Eileen (Phoenix Helix)

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  6. I am soooo hungry right now and that sandwich look fabulous! I love poached eggs, or soft boiled, or over easy, or...

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  7. I do love poached eggs as I am a fan of runny yolks, but I still haven't mastered the technique! My husband HATES runny yolks so I have to cook his eggs practically to oblivion haha. I know it's a very divided subject!

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    1. The poached eggs are surprisingly easy! Bring a small pot of water almost to a boil, add 1 tsp of white vinegar. Break egg into a bowl, and then slowly pour into water. Use a spoon to pull whites together and then put cover on, turn off heat, let sit ~4 minutes.

      My whites didn't separate, but I think that is because i used that morning's eggs. And I also only cooked one egg at a time. I can't say how good they were, but my husband said they were amazing, so I will take that as a positive!

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  8. I just posted healthier cookies to indulge in this weekend! They are loaded with flavor and very satisfying, I also posted the beef stroganoff. I look forward to checking out the other recipes, thanks for hosting!

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  9. I just posted my English Muffins, given that Lisa @ Two Bears Farm was interested in trying them. They're pretty easy to make and so delicious. They freeze really well too.

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  10. I love poached eggs! Love your yummy food photos. :)

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  11. Good morning, Heather! Thank you for the invitation to join your lovely party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  12. Thank you for the invite! I am now craving a poached egg!

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  13. Thanks for inviting me. Linked up. :) Lucy @coffeewithus3

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  14. That looks yummy! We love eggs here, we eat them almost every day. Sometimes we get free range from a local farmer, other times we get store bought organic that are 'partially free range' and supplied from a farm north of us. Cholesterol and saturated fat is actually good for you, the low-fat fad is such a lie. We love runny yolks here :) Here are my crackers that you've found, we're trying to avoid all while flour at this time... http://www.eco-babyz.com/2013/03/sprouted-flour-soaked-crackers-gluten.html

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  15. Hi Heather! Brought my Berry Mango Crisp to your awesome party today! Hope you have a happy Easter!
    Big Hug
    Lizy

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