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Friday, March 25, 2011

Leeks and Eggs

I don't know what it is about leeks that makes me prefer them for breakfast, in some kind of an eggy fashion. It started with this amazing leek/goat cheese quiche that someone made for me years ago; then it progressed to a (lower calorie!) crustless quiche that I used to make; and now? It's just leeks and eggs for part of a weekend breakfast. I'm kind of weird about eggs. I have to be in the mood to eat them, and if I'm not, they totally gross me out. Even some baked goods (like madelines); if I can taste or smell the egg, I won't eat it. That's probably why most things I bake are vegan- that and I feel like it's healthier, and easier to keep flaxseeds around than eggs that might go bad. But, I digress! Onward and upward to breakfast! 1 large leek 1-2 eggs, depending on how much you'd like to eat 1 tsp. Italian seasoning 3-4 Tbsp. cream cheese (this is a new addition- one I really like, but is not John's favorite. I'd tried it a couple of times in eggs/omelets, and while it seems kind of strange, it's actually very good!) cooking spray Chop up your leek and wash it really well. You can use a lot of the green part too; I usually just toss an outer leaf or two, and chop it up to about an inch from the end. Some people only eat the white part- but the green tastes just as good, and isn't wasteful! Add to a frying pan coated with cooking spray. Cook for a few minutes, adding water if it starts to brown. In a small bowl, beat up the eggs with the seasoning and cream cheese. The cream cheese will stay in clumps, but try to make them smaller.
Cook, and flip. Serve with English muffins, or maybe some facon or soysage. (what I call fake meat products)


  1. Oooh I've never tried leeks (fresh anyhow), but totally want to. Aren't they so pretty!!

    I'm with you on the egg thing...I went for years without being able to eat them. For me, it's a texture thing, but the biggest part is psychological in that I start thinking about what an egg *really* is and then my lady parts start to hurt. TMI. Sorry. I am totally ok with meat, but eggs...god, I'm such a hypocrite. =/

    I had a negative experience with Morningstar Farms soysauge links this morning actually. I love the patties, but UnSafeway only had 1 box of those and my coupon was for 2, so I got one of each and ew. Nasty. What's your fave brand for facon and soysauge?

  2. A weird thing I do with eggs? I take out that little white bit attached to the yolk, the part that would grow into a chick. It's really gross to me, and I throw it out. Probably too much for the average person to do, so I don't mention it- but ick.

    And fake meats? I like Morningstar Farms the best, but you're right. The soysage patties are awesome, and the links.. not so much. Their "bacon" is pretty good, but J. doesn't like it- so more for me! For summer, I like Tofurkey's sausages, (like hot dog styled ones) although they're pretty high cal. I don't mind Gimme Lean sausage, but I don't have that kind for breakfast- I crumble up half a tube for putting in spaghetti with veggies. Yum!

  3. I do the same with the egg stringy thingy, too! I hate that wiggly piece of weird. Ew.

    Thanks for the recommendation on the faux meats. I love trying new stuff.