Twice as Nice

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Apparently pickiness and food jags are not just for kids. Case in point: How I like my eggs. Though I adore poached eggs, I can’t stand egg yolks that aren’t runny—When it comes to things like omelets and hard-boiled eggs, I’d rather skip the yolk altogether.

Almost two years later, I’m still doing pretty well on my 2012 New Year’s Resolution to eat more brunch (lunch for an early bird like me, but a rose by any other name…). Lately, it seems I can’t get enough of egg white omelets. After enjoying one last weekend after the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, I went with variations on the theme this past Saturday and Sunday while out with friends who are visiting from France. What can I say—I like what I like.

3 Forty omeletSaturday at 3Forty Grill in Hoboken: spinach, shitakes, bacon, and cheddar cheese

cotta ometletSunday at Osteria Cotta on the Upper West Side: 3 kinds of mushrooms, parmesan cheese

I’m sure I’ll get the itch to move on to something new eventually, but for now, I’m enjoying my brunch fix. And hey, on the other end of the spectrum, I attempted—and pulled off—a basic comfort food dish I’ve always kind of wanted to learn: meatloaf. I came across this Coconut Diaries recipe for turkey pumpkin meatloaf on another blog (sorry I can’t remember which one!) and figured it seemed idiot-proof. It was also delicious. So yeah. Balance.

What’s your favorite kind of omelet? 

4 thoughts on “Twice as Nice

    Ameena said:
    October 30, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Osteria Cotta is close to me…will definitely check it out. I love eggs almost every way I can get them…especially if I don’t have to make them!

      Jess responded:
      October 30, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      It’s one of my favorite neighborhood places. I love pretty much everything I’ve ever tried there!

    The Same Cloth | Keeping It Real Food said:
    November 10, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    […] fully acknowledge the weirdness of pairing it with a spinach & feta egg white omelette, but I just had to have it. I blame my ancestry: What do you expect from a gal with a lot of Polish […]

    Shortcut Shakshuka | Keeping It Real Food said:
    November 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    […] temporary aversion to egg yolks was overpowered by a ridiculous craving for shakshuka last week. Though egg yolks do contain […]

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