Even though i went home for 4 days, i didn't so much feel like a vacation because i was planning a huge party in my own house without my mom knowing it so by the time the soiree was over i was on my way back to new york and back to work. Yesterday it seems was the first time in I can remember that I truly had a day off. So what I did, and what made me the most relaxed and happy was stay inside and cook all day. I cooked a nice breakfast, a protein packed lunch and a homemade dinner all vegetarian.
My fridge was packed with vegetables. My neighbor gave me tons of them: peppers, onions, potatoes, beans and the most carrots I have ever seen. I'm still carrot brainstorming. Most days when I cook, I'm still a little wound up. Scouring internet food blogger websites and cookbooks for the ultimate version of whatever is in my fridge. Its like I don't trust myself as a cook and I have to abide by someone elses recipe for my food to be acceptable. Its probably a deeper intellectual subject than whats for dinner and Ive realized that I have to step away from researching and organizing all my food preparation and just have faith that my food will be fine if I just give myself a little extra freedom and go for it. That being said, I tried to think out of the box and make a crazy freedom filled breakfast, and what I came up with is, well if you know me, not such a surprise , I'm a weird one. Ladies and gentleman: EGG CUPCAKES.
They kind of stand for everything that I'm missing this season. They are fun, there simple and there not as hard as i thought. I used to be able to sit down and blog about what I had for dinner last night and now it seems to have become all about me explaining my whole self, the universe and the wind all in one setting. I will not do that today. I will talk about egg cupcakes. Did I make them on the fly? YES Did I find a recipe that I followed? NO Were they freaking delicious? Hell Yeah. To make:
6 eggs beaten
salt and pepper
1/2 cup arugula chopped
1/2 cup sun dried tomato chopped
1/2 yellow onion chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. I did this with the intention of making an egg scramble, but wouldn't this be a lovely frittata I thought to myself. Hmmm wheres my frittata bowl, did I ever have one, etc. Looking for said bowl I came across my cupcake tin and decided to make mini frittatas because Im a genius. No cooking spray, no problem, I pulled out my cupcake liners left over from last years killer carbomb cupcakes and put them in. 6 eggs makes about 6 cupcakes so you can change the recipe to make however many you want. Having a brunch, egg cupcakes, don't wanna wash a pan, egg cupcakes, wanna make yourself feel like a badass chef in a few minutes tops, egg cupcakes.