All posts tagged: brunch

Eggs with Spinach and Mushrooms

Eggs are easily my favorite everyday go-to protein food, especially on those days I have no time to put together a proper meal. While on a regular day I would do the usual scramble or boil, I’d been wanting to put my colorful ramekins to good use. This recipe is straightforward, versatile, and can be made with an endless choice of ingredients and served for any time of day. Even better, it requires no chopping! I used frozen spinach (so great to have on-hand) and with white button mushrooms, I easily broke them into chunks with my fingers. The rest is a matter of layering the mushroom, spinach, and eggs. Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper layer by layer. And to top it off, I used wax paper to cover the top surface to allow for steaming. We had this for last Sunday’s brunch for four and the only complaint I got was that I didn’t make enough. And my personal regret? Cheese. How did I not remember to put cheese? Servings: 4 …

Le Café Gourmand

I know I’m a little late on the train to Le Café Gourmand, despite having passed by it countless times. This Saturday morning I finally decided to temporarily brush aside my qualms about cute, fancy places. The first thing that surprised me was the size of the café. Somehow I always pictured it to be bigger and with more seating capacity. What caught my eye next were the art-filled walls illustrating a busy restaurant/bistro with bartenders and saxophonists diligently doing their thing. The ambience was calming and pleasant, garnished with bright hues here and there. But the interior aside, does the food hold up? We shall see. Matcha Latte (Iced/Hot) | 40K Japanese green tea made with shade-grown tea leaves. Rose Cronut Even though a cronut is both a donut and croissant, this rose flavored one passes for neither. The problem? Dryness and lack of flakiness. Sad tale. Croque Madame | 65K Smoked beef and cheese sandwich topped with a fried egg, served with a spinach salad and fries. To be frank and blunt, many homemade sandwiches fare much much better than …