Friday, May 17, 2013
Food Revolution Day (FFWD Deconstructed BLT and Eggs)
I've been doing a lot of cooking and freezing lately. I seem to have completely missed the nesting instinct that should be inspiring cleaning and organizing at this point (poor Paul keeps thinking it's going to set in any day now), but I have definitely been inspired to prepare food for us to eat for the next month or so. I know this is irrational--my mom is close by and definitely won't let us starve--but I do feel more "prepared" knowing that at least we have some good food in the freezer. Anyway, the point of all of this is that when deciding which recipe to make for Food Revolution Day, my main criteria was something that could be made quickly for dinner. I had already spent enough time on my feet cooking, and just wanted something quick and easy. The first thing that popped into my head was this Deconstructed BLT and Eggs. It was actually the first recipe I made when I joined FFWD, and I remembered enjoying it. Moreover, Paul's arugula is growing excellently and I've been looking for ways to use it up. I made the hard boiled eggs earlier in the week (I use Sara Moulton's method and usually have better luck not getting the gray ring around the yolk, I'm not sure what happened this time) and the rest of the recipe came together in a snap. I used turkey bacon so I think it's a reasonably healthy dinner entree (at least that's what I'll tell myself), and one that we both enjoyed.
As far as revolutions go, I have never been very politically active, but this is definitely one that I can see myself getting behind. What we put in our bodies has a profound affect on both our own health, and the health of the planet. Cooking at home is a major part of this, and I'm glad that public awareness of all of its benefits is growing.