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plate with fried egg with green onions and chat masala

Fried Egg with Green Onions and Chat Masala (Indian seasoning)

Here’s a recipe for a fried egg that pops with flavor from the Indian spice mixture, chat masala. If you have 5 minutes and 4 easy-to-find ingredients, you can whip up this quick healthy dish — perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

INGREDIENTS + DIRECTIONS

Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon avocado oil to pan. When oil is hot, add 1 large handful of thinly sliced green onions.

sauteeing green onion

Sauté green onions until hot and starting to soften. Remove sautéd green onions to a plate and reserve.

Add another teaspoon of avocado oil to the pan. Heat oil until hot. Crack one egg and let it slide onto the hot pan.  Sprinkle the reserved green onions over the egg.

egg right side up with green onion

Cook the egg to your liking. Then remove the fried egg and green onion OR flip the egg over and fry it on the other side.

Serve sprinkled with chat masala — one of my favorite Indian spice mixtures, made with exotic ingredients like black salt and green mango powder. You can find chat masala at an Indian grocery store, a Korean supermarket, or on Amazon. And, you can make your own chat masala using a recipe like this one from Lisa’s Kitchen.

chat masala package

Serve with spinach (such as the frozen Trader Joe’s organic or pesticide-free chopped spinach, just heated through) and fresh marinated red onions, a wonderful Peruvian condiment. To make the marinated red onions, I follow  the recipe shown here, but I use only red onions, lime juice, and salt — which is the “recipe” I was given by a waiter at La Canela, a very nice Peruvian restaurant in Rockville, Maryland.

plate with fried egg with green onions and chat masala

Enjoy and be healthy!
~Leni

Turmeric and Ginger– Essential Ingredients in Delicious Sore Throat Remedy

turmeric tea I woke up with a sore throat. Not so good. But, not so bad — after a cup of this ancient Ayurvedic remedy that tastes delicious and makes me feel better instantly!

INGREDIENTS, per 1 cup

3 tablespoons half & half (from grass-fed cows)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh (peeled) ginger
1/4 teaspoon (dried ground) turmeric
1 teaspoon honey, preferably local

STEPS

Put all of the ingredients into a cup or mug.
Add boiling water.
Stir, sip and enjoy!

When you’re finished drinking, you will see that there’s ginger and turmeric left in your cup. If you pour boiling water into your cup, you’ll get a flavorful ginger drink!

NUTRITION NOTES

MORE RECIPES WITH TURMERIC

On my Pinterest board, Turmeric in Recipes, you can find hundreds of recipes that include turmeric:

Enjoy and be healthy!
~Leni

Why I blog (written for the WordPress Blogging 101 course)

IMG_1913Sometimes, like today, when nobody but me seems interested in my latest blog post, I wonder why I bother to blog. But, of course, I know why I blog. I love the field of food/nutrition, and if I weren’t blogging I would be missing the joy of delving deeply into new research, creating recipes, crafting a post, taking photos — and finally pushing “publish” on WordPress.

Another reason I blog is so that I can keep track of my recipes in case I  want to make them again or share them with someone who asks for the recipe — or with my daughter when she’s finally interested in food/nutrition!

Before I started to blog, I kept my recipes in binders, and when that became too cumbersome, in folders. I find that a blog is is a more practical way to store recipes because the search feature at least gives me a chance to find my recipes. Note to self: The search only works if you use tags and categories — and remember them too!

Blogging also allows me to feel connected to readers from around the world — some of them old friends, family I know well, family I have yet to meet, and people I have never met who live just about anywhere on earth. Seeing the flags of all the countries my readers come from makes me feel that maybe my little bog is helping to make this little world of ours more connected and more human.

So I guess I really blog to feel more connected and more human.

~Leni