There are lots of scrambled egg variations, but the ones that I love best are the Spanish versions. Generally speaking, the eggs are on the runny side, soft and silky, and filled with veggies. They are often served on lunch menus with a smaller portion as a main course. Amongst the versions I have had, the mushroom are my favorite.
I had almost this exact dish for dinner while in Spain. It was deceptively simple but amazingly delicious. The version that I had used wild mushrooms so if you want, that's a great choice.
Serve this for dinner with a side salad.
There are two key techniques to this that can help your dish be perfect. Cooking the potatoes so that they are just slightly (slightly!) underdone and letting them cool before topping them with the hot mushrooms means that they will finish cooking in the oven. Topping them with the mushrooms means that some of the intense, umami flavor will mingle as the mushrooms give up a little moisture.
This is a variation on a taco that we sampled on a research trip at a restaurant in Austin, Texas. The creaminess of the beans and sweetness of the veggies and cheese is balanced by the bitterness of the spinach. Use the Dr. Gourmet Tomatillo Salsa or your favorite salsa recipe. You can, of course, use bottled salsa, but check the sodium content carefully.
Belly fat fixes seem to be ubiquitous: "Flatten your stomach with this one weird trick!" "Lose 10 pounds of belly fat by doing this!" The problem is that there's belly fat... and then there's belly fat. What most people don't realize is that there are two types of belly fat - and one is far worse for you than the other.
As I've discussed in previous Health and Nutrition Bites ("Whole Grains and Belly Fat," 05/18/11; "Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Central Fat Distribution" 05/11/11), the two types of belly fat are Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue (SAT: fat deposited beneath the skin) and Visceral Adipose Tissue (VAT: fat deposited around the internal organs). While both contribute to belly bulge, Visceral Adipose Tissue is a component of Metabolic Syndrome and is more strongly linked to reduced insulin sensitivity and greater risk of diabetes as well as heart disease.
In other Bites, we've seen that increased intake of fructose (a component of HFCS: High Fructose Corn Syrup) has been linked to greater formation of VAT as opposed to SAT ( "A Serious Look at Fructose" 01/06/10). Recently a team of scientists at Harvard, Tufts University, and the University of Massachusetts decided to take that research a step further by assessing the impact of drinking sugar-sweetened beverages (usually containing HFCS) on a person's Visceral Adipose Tissue (J Nutr 2014;144:1283-1290). Belly fat »
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