Healthy Hestia: Avocado Baked Egg

Hey everyone!  I’m back, just like I said I would be!  I can’t believe it myself!  Haha, but it is good to get back into blogging.  I really want to establish a routine, and not neglect this thing so much.

So today I am going to chronicle my attempt (successful) at preparing an avocado baked egg.  This is a simple and HEALTHY recipe.  I put ‘healthy’ in all caps because there are some recipes on this blog that I would not label as healthy.  This doesn’t mean they aren’t good, but like I stated in my previous entry, I would like to explore more healthy recipes.

I want to make it easy for visitors to my blog to find these healthy recipes, so from here on out I will label healthy recipe entries with “Healthy Hestia” tag.  This will be my nutritionally sound blog alter-ego!

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Avocado baked egg sprinkled with garlic salt and black and cayenne pepper

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I’m not dead

It has been an embarrassingly long time since I have updated this blog!  This is due to two things: laziness and laziness!  Sure I have been busy, with holidays, work, and school, but I could have made time to update.  I was just lazy!  So that is one of my resolutions for the New Year: to not be so lazy and update this blog on at least a weekly basis!

Also, I would like to focus on healthy, nutrient dense recipes.  That doesn’t mean that is ALL I will focus on, but I would like to learn more about healthy baking and cooking.  I have become interested in various dietary lifestyles, such as paleo, vegan, and gluten-free.  In the coming months I want to try recipes that explore these diets.

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Oven-Fried Eggplant

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I stumbled upon this healthy recipe while procrastinating on Pinterest.  For those who don’t know, Pinterest is a collection of things (links to things) people find on the internet and share with one another–everything from recipes, to work-outs, to vacation destinations.  But recipes are one of the most common things you will find people “pinning” onto Pinterest.

This recipe for “oven-fried” aka “baked” eggplant was one of the more recent recipes making the rounds.  It seemed very simple and very healthy, and as I am far too prone to indulging in sweets, I thought I should make an effort to make something savory for this blog post.

Making this dish proved to take even less time than I anticipated it would, and it also is one of those recipes that I believe people of even the simplest culinary capabilities can find success with.

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Coconut Bread

Freshly baked coconut bread with Trader Joe’s Mango Butter, the perfect tropical compliment.

Hey everyone!  Or who ever it is that reads this.  I have not abandoned this blog, though it would appear that way.  I cannot believe my last post was from the beginning of July!  Man, how times flies.  I have just been so busy with life that I kept putting this blog on the back burner.  Aside from taking a few trips and working, I have also started culinary school!  I am now on track to become a pastry chef, and I could not be more excited!

But I am glad to be returning to this blog finally, it is about time.

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Balsamic Kale

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Today I gave blood.

I try to give blood a few times a year.  It is such an easy thing (for most people) to do, and one pint of blood can be used to help up to three people.  And you never know when you, or someone you know, may be in a situation requiring blood from blood banks.

Also, it takes almost no time to donate.  In about 30 to 45 minutes you are done.  This is another reason I give blood, sometimes I am just too busy to volunteer in other ways, but I usually can always find the time to sit down for a bit with a needle in my arm.  And you really can’t even feel it!

My blood in action!

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Blueberry Cobbler

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When I heard my mom had invited company over for dinner, I immediately offered to help out and make the dessert.  And given the fact that there were 3 containers of fresh blueberries in the fridge, I knew they would have to be utilized in whatever I made.

My mom suggested that I do a cold custard blueberry tart.  This sounded good to me, but I was in the mood for something more basic, simple, and less time-consuming to make (I had plans to spend the afternoon at the pool).

Cobbler quickly came to mind as not 24 hours before I’d seen a great blueberry cobbler recipe on Pinterest.  It was from a blog called “No. 2 Pencil” for Grandma Bea’s Blueberry Cobbler.  It looked fantastic.  I loved the simplicity of the ingredients, and there is something so quintessentially “American Summer” about a blueberry cobbler.

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Tiramisu

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Ciao a tutti!

After short kitchen exile, I am back and ready to bake!  Just in time for the humid summer heat no less.  Also, I was spurred back into the kitchen because this last week at work two of my c0-workers had birthdays.  Though I sometimes lament the passage of time and the inevitable doom of aging, I do enjoy celebrating birthdays.  No reason to be down in the dumps about turning another year older, as most of us wouldn’t rather have the alternative…

Anyway let’s talk tiramisu

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