Sunday, November 1, 2015

Quick Sunday Brunch

November is upon us. And with it come late nights, longer study days, and inevitable anxiety resulting from the thought of not being able to finish outlining.

November is upon us. And with it comes no fun.

What a sad way to start a blog post. I'm feeling the law nerd humor, however, so it seemed appropriate. Nonetheless, November also brings cold chilly relatively cooler weather that makes for more enjoyable runs and bike rides. Also, it welcomes tea-fueled study sessions from the comfort of my apartment followed by enjoyable Netflix study-breaks--the longing for daylong marathons makes the shorter breaks that much more exciting. But actually, November is not so bad. It ultimately provides me with a legitimate and unquestionable excuse to retreat from social events and spend time alone, which as you may know, is a crucial factor of my well-being.

Before moving onto the food, just a quick note about the holidays (namely Dia de los Muertos). This year for Halloween, I proudly incorporated culture into my costume. As it turns out, the makeup was a hit!

For a brief background and explanation of the festivities read this or this. And definitely check out this awesome video. Otherwise, for a quick and contemporary info session, go see the Snapchat story!

Grilled Breakfast Sammie (adapted from With Peanut Butter On Top)
Makes 1 sandwich.
Active time: 10 minutes; total time 15 minutes.

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon salsa 
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 2 slices Ezekiel (or other) bread 
  • 1/2 tablespoon mustard
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 3–4 tomato slices
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used Daiya shreds)
  • More salsa! (optional)
  1. Heat a non-stick skillet or pan over medium heat; spray with cooking oil. Add egg whites and salsa and cook until resembling an thin omelette, about 5 minutes. Remove egg from pan and set aside. 
  2. In the same pan, cook spinach, stirring occasionally, until wilted, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Assemble the sandwich by spreading the avocado on one slice of bread; spread the mustard on the other slice. Lawyer one slice of bread with the spinach, tomato, cooked egg whites, and finally the cheese. To with the other slice of bread. 
  4. Place the sandwich on the pan and cook uncovered for 3–5 minutes, or until sides are toasted. Cover and cook for 1 more minute. 

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