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Greek Yogurt with Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Fried Egg
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Is it Friday yet? The Cho-Alt household is a little run down this week. Reuben has been home sick with a cold the last couple of days and I am guzzling emergen-c like pixy stix(s?) to get rid of the weird tickle in my throat and the cloudy feeling in my head. We just inhaled chicken pho from Y&Y and feel about 5% better. If you live in San Francisco, you NEED to go to Y&Y or their sister restaurant Yummy Yummy. It is hands down the best pho restaurants in the city! I'm grateful everyday that we only live 3 blocks from Y&Y and can eat it in comfort of our own home 😊

I can't wait until Friday so I can go to sleep at 10pm and not wake up until 10am. I know, my life is exciting. Hopefully, by this weekend I will be feeling closer to 90% so that I can fully enjoy some girl time with my old work ladies and make a killer breakfast this weekend. The spring time is definitely inspiring me to play with all the beautiful fruit and springy greens. I was looking at my past recipes and everything seems a little... tan. I gotta work some spring colors into EatChoFood!

I was trying to add a pop of orange to this dish by way of sweet potato, but I was a doofus and bought a white sweet potato by accident. Bah. Oh well. It still tastes amazing! You're just going to have to accept the tan aesthetic for a little bit longer. Neutrals are trendy still, right?

I'm keeping this post super short because I'm feeling weird/sick/delirious at the moment and it's almost bed time... 10pm. But I hope you find some time to make this cute breakfast. I would definitely pay $15 for this at a trendy brunch spot. It's a savory take on a yogurt parfait. The tanginess of the greek yogurt pairs beautifully with the sweetness of the potatoes and the lemony-ness of the sumac. The flavors are just beautiful. A fried eggs makes everything better. The yolk, as always, becomes a dreamy sauce to mix in with the yogurt and potatoes. I might meal prep enough of this to have for breakfast all next week. That's so adult!

Okay, bye. Need. To. Rest. And. Become. A. Human. Again. I promise a more captivating post in the future!


Greek Yogurt with Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Fried Egg

serves 2


Steps:

1. Peel your sweet potato and cut into 1/2" cubes. Pour olive oil into skillet and heat over medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, add sweet potatoes to the skillet. You should hear them sizzle. Toss the potatoes in olive oil and season with sumac, cumin, smoked paprika, and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper. Leave potatoes alone for 3-4 minutes to let them get crispy on one side. Toss potatoes and let sit again until sides on consistently crispy. This process takes about 10-12 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked, removed potatoes from skillet and set aside on a paper towel lined dish.

2. In the same skillet, add a tiny splash of olive oil to the remaining oil in pan. Once hot, crack 2 eggs into the pan. Allow to cook until over easy. and until the edges are crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

3. While your eggs are cooking, dollop and smear about 1/3 cup of greek yogurt on each plate. You can add more or less depending on personal preference.

4. Add spiced sweet potatoes over the yogurt and place your fried eggs on top once cooked. Sprinkle a dash of sumac and herbs over each dish. I used basil and and green onions (I know it's not an herb), because that is what I had on hand.

5. Enjoy your morning!

Materials:

Plain Greek Yogurt

1 Medium Sweet Potato (orange, white, or purple)

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 tsp Sumac + more for garnish

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Salt + Pepper

2 eggs

Herbs (whatever you have on hand)

Brunch at Home for Two

Give yourself a high five. Buy that almond croissant to go with your coffee. Extend your lunch break by 15 glorious minutes. You deserve it. You have successfully made it to Thursday and the weekend is only a couple desk hours away! You're going to make it!

I'm sure 99.9% of you share this sentiment: I LIVE for the weekends. The weekends are when I get to feel human again. I paint and draw while the sun is shining. I test and photograph recipes, also while the sun is shining. Most importantly, I get to make a decent breakfast in peace.

Throughout the work week my mornings are hectic because 99.9% of the time I am running late to work, I'm squished into a bus that's going about a block a minute, my hair is still wet, and when I get to my desk I'm either having a granola bar or an instant oatmeal packet for breakfast. I know that this is easily preventable if I just wake up earlier... but who does that? Anyways, I'm not a fan of a sad desk breakfast.

Breakfast is really important to me. Sometimes I have a second breakfast, that's how much I love it. It's my favorite meal because it is really the only composed meal that you can have sweet and savory share a plate (I don't know, does a slice of pizza with a piece of chocolate cake sound good together? Kinda........). Cooking is my therapy, so preparing a thoughtful and peaceful breakfast also puts me into a really great mindset for the rest of the day.

To get my mental state right, I've started a routine of going to the Clement Street Farmer's Market every Sunday morning. I put on pants, walk a few blocks, try all the fruit samples (THE ORANGES ARE INSANE RIGHT NOW), contemplate if I should buy the cheese danish from the bread stand, creep on the babies and puppies everywhere, and pick up some produce for the following week. Then I head back to our apartment to make a simple but filling breakfast for Reuben and I. We inhale our breakfast, then he studies or watches sports and I paint and write silly puns. We might take a break in the middle to walk and get some coffee. Then it's dinner time and we watch Worst Cooks in America. That's our Sunday!

This past Sunday, our breakfast was Honey Ricotta Toast on Levain (is Levain just the French word  for Sourdough? Can someone explain the difference?), slices of beautiful Cara Cara and Blood Oranges, and a fried egg. It's simple, pretty, and only takes about 10 minutes to whip up. Give it a try!

This upcoming weekend is not going to be quite as peaceful. We are hosting Superbowl Sunday (I'm making another football field cake!) AND I'll be baking up a storm for the first Babes Brunch of 2017!

Wish me luck. I'm probably going to be covered in flour. What are your plans for the weekend?? Don't forget to make breakfast!


Honey Ricotta Toast for 2

Materials :

2 thick slices of crusty bread (sourdough is my favorite!)

1 Tbsp of butter

Whole Milk Ricotta

Honey

Pinch of Sea Salt

 

Steps : 

  1. Melt your butter in a skillet on medium heat. Place slices of bread in the skillet and let bread soak up the butter on one side for a seconds. Flip over and let the other side of the bread toast for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with other side.

  2. Place your toast on plates or a cutting board. Smear however much ricotta you like on the toast with a knife.

  3. Drizzle honey over your toasts and sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on on each one.

  4. Pair with some fruit, salty meat, or eggs and enjoy!

Have a good morning!