‘I am only one, but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.’ ~Margaret Mead
I have to admit to you that probably the thing I most wrestle with as a food blogger is the thought of sitting here, day after day, creating and cooking and sharing hundreds of recipes with you, when there are so many in the world — even in our country – who do not have the luxury of having enough food to eat.
I recently saw a recipe for potato and zucchini hash and loved the idea! (But wasn’t all that crazy about cooking up two russett potatoes.) So I tried mixing it up by adding some sweet potatoes (way healthier, plus I love the sweet/salty combo!), a little bit of onion, and zucchini and yellow squash (yay, color!)….and voila! This is definitely one of my new favorite breakfasts!
The ingredient combo ended up being completely delicious! And totally simple – the “hardest” part was just cutting up the veggies. Which, I should point out that I somehow defaulted to habit and only halved instead of quartered the veggies — oops! So my “hash” looked more like half-medallions. :) But of course, they tasted the same. And even just being seasoned with salt, pepper, and cooked in some olive oil — this was completely yummy and flavorful! All the better when paired with an egg, cooked however you’d like.
Recently came across it in an issue of Martha Stewart Everyday, and was definitely intrigued. Seemed like my kind of a twist on eggs and toast — so cute! Since I’ve been stocking up on bell peppers this summer (both in my garden and at the farmers’ market – yum!), decided to give it a go!
If you were to have asked me at age 6 to name my favorite food, the answer would have been simple — egg drop soup. If asked the same question at age 16 — egg drop soup. And still today at 26, after having experienced a whole (gasp!) quarter-century’s worth of food, the answer would still be the same. :D
Apparently I have Germany on the mind this month. I’m listening to a book on tape during my commute (trying to break my cell-phone-while-driving habit!) about German history. And reading a fictional book with German characters. And of course…listening to Heidi Klum bid her famous “Auf Wiedersehen” to an unlucky contestant every Wednesday night on Project Runway.
So it makes perfect sense, as I now realize, that this would be the month to finally try this recipe for adorable mini German pancakes that I had bookmarked! I’ve always wanted to try the normal-sized German pancakes. But for some odd reason (ironic because I can consume plates and plates of other carbs), it’s rare that I ever make it through an entire pancake before feeling full. So when I saw a recipe for these little guys, it seemed like a perfect compromise!