Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl)

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I am a fan of comfort food.  This is probably evident if you look around the blog a lot.  My brother once mentioned how much I love dinner in bowls.  This is a great comfort food dinner in a bowl.  It is warm and savory and salty and a little sweet. As I am bringing back a lot of different foods into my diet I am leaning heavily on the comfort foods.

My husband makes this and it is quick and easy.  The only ingredient which may be a little tricky to find is the dashi powder/ dashi stock.  We ordered this packet from Amazon and expect it will last though many many meals.

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Matzo Brei

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Happy Passover!

I love Matzo Brei.  We eat it year round and it is a go-to breakfast for me.  Though I have been a little afraid to post this recipe.  I have learned that there are literally hundreds of ways to make matzo brei and people have very strong opinions that their way of making it is correct.

This is the way my husband makes it and so this is the way I know and I think is correct.  Though even he has a few variations:  add in fried onions (mmm), douse with jam (meh I like mine savory, not sweet), use everything matzo for added flavor. Some people put cinnamon and sugar on it, some people serve it with syrup, and some serve it with sour cream and applesauce.

And then there are differences in ways of cooking it.  We serve it more like a scramble but I have heard of making it like a big pancake or an omelet.  And some people don’t even break up the matzo and treat it more like french toast with milk and vanilla mixed in with the egg.

So basically you can make matzo brei to suit your taste and desires.

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One Pan English Breakfast

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Ever since a stay in Ireland now almost ten years ago, I have loved baked beans with my breakfast.  I don’t go for blood sausage – I can’t do that, and I often still prefer a much lighter breakfast on a daily basis, but, when we are going for a full breakfast, I kind of adore the English Breakfast, beans and all.

So as the storm was approaching DC this past week (and oh my has it stormed!), my wonderful husband found this recipe for us to try.  He even went to the grocery store the day before the snow hit and we all know how much it sucks to be at the store the day before a blizzard.

This was a super easy and amazingly tasty breakfast!  We are already talking about making it again as soon as we can get out of the house.  It is spicy and sweet and filling and I highly recommend it even if you think I am crazy when I talk about the baked beans for breakfast.

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Zuppa alla Pavese (Bread Soup from Pavia)

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You may have noticed that March was a little sparse in posts.  I am hoping April will be better, but I have been having some health issues since the end of February.  I’m still undergoing a lot of testing, and a lot of the really scary things have been ruled, out so that is always a plus, but I don’t have any answers yet.

I have, however, been attempting to keep a Low FOD-MAP diet and, unfortunately, have had no appetite for quite some time.  This is not a good development when you run a food blog!

But a silver lining in all of this may be my discovery of this soup.  This is, hands down, the best thing I have found to eat when you have a stomachache and no appetite and really aren’t that into the idea of food anyway.

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