Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Eggs with Celery, Sundried Tomatoes , Onions and Garlic

Sundried Tomatoes are Like Garden Candy

Celery in Eggs? Why?  Why not? Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables out there. And organic celery has a much Earthier taste. Try adding it to more than tuna salad. Live on the Edge!!!
I love the vibrant flavors in sun dried tomatoes. When I can buy them in bulk I do because I like to cook with them in Sauces, pasta dishes, and vinaigrette's with Olive Oil and Garlic for bread and over calamari. Below the recipe and photos.. I posted some information about the health benefits I have read about regarding these vegetables. The war over the benefits of Eggs come and go.... so you make the call.

On to the food:

Today I:
sauteed in
  • Olive Oil:
  • Minced sun dried tomatoes 
  • celery
  • vidalia onion
  • Smashed Garlic
once the veggies are sauteed to heat through.
  • add in an Egg ( this can be done with Egg white). I let the egg cook for a bit before I mix it in.
and  a little cheddar Cheese ( if you like) with a pinch of pepper.
Once egg is cooked through, serve and enjoy.

 What Bobby Flay taught me... Take a clove of Garlic, and sprinkle coarse sea salt on it. Using the blade of a knife, smash the garlic dragging blade on the flat side as press down.

Going over several times you will eventually come to what is more like a Garlic Paste. This will melt into whatever you are blending it into. It's grate added to pasta, smeared on beef , pork or chicken, mixed in with a Shrimp sautee and especially great to make Garlic bread or garlic oil dip.

What the Web says about the benefits of :

Celery provides an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber.: and may help reduce Blood Pressure :
Onions are a very good source of vitamins B6 and C, chromium, biotin, and fiber.
Garlic provides an excellent source of vitamin B6.
Tomatoes provide an excellent source of vitamins C and K, carotenes (especially lycopene), and biotin.
Sundried Tomatoes are higher concentrated in Lycopene content (µg/ 100 gram food)  Tomatoes, sun-dried 40750.0 vs Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw,  average 2570.6 - 2575.0 make the call....

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