Monday, August 15, 2011

Chicago Eggs with Garden Tomatoes and Basil

I don't know about anyone else, but I sometimes have a hard time in restaurants. Ordering can be impossible at times. I recently took a trip with the family to Chicago, and we were staying in a lovely hotel, the kind where my kids, who are generally pretty well behaved, seemed like barbarians. :) I worried about the menu at the hotel restaurant before I even saw it. I thought it was going to be very fancy, with all sorts of items on it that I either had no desire to eat, or was allergic to. So you can imagine how happy I was to see that it was the opposite: many possible options were available. The first morning, I decided to not experiment and go with pancakes. They were deilcious but I couldn't help but notice what my husband was eating...eggs with grape tomatoes and fresh basil, with mozzerella cheese. I was instantly jealous...I am allergic to the tomatoes and the fresh basil. However, as these two dangerous foods were embedded amongst well-cooked scrambled eggs, I decided to give it a small try, and if I wasn't feeling well afterwards, I would just suck it up and carry on. Well, not only did I not suffer any sort of reaction, they were the best eggs I have ever had. Ever. I ordered this for my breakfast the next three mornings. Now, the serving size I received at the restaurant was huge, it had to have been at least five eggs. I don't recommend doing that, especially if cholesterol is a problem for you. Here is my made-up version of the restaurant meal.
2 eggs
1/3 cup of milk
8 grape tomatoes, cut in half
Fresh basil cut lengthwise
1/4 cup of shredded mozzerella cheese
Mix up the eggs and milk. Add tomatoes and basil and mix everything together.
Pour egg mixture in a small saucepan...scramble them!
When the scrambling is ALMOST done, sprinkle the cheese evenly over the eggs and mix it all up nicely, allowing the cheese to melt.
This is unbelievably delicious...have a great morning!

1 comment:

  1. Hi!!
    I have suffered from OAS for half of my life, and only recently figured out what was happening to me as my lips and throat swelled up every time i ate a peach... or cherrry... etc the list goes on. This blog is awesome! Your recipes and solutions to fruit and veg allergies are brilliant! I'm so excited to try some of these, I see you haven't posted since last year, but I do hope you continue to update in the future! It's great to know there is support out there!!