Happy Hump Day! I don’t know about you guys but this week has been a tough one. There is a lot going on at work and at home. Bo and I are trying to figure out our Thanksgiving plans which is proving to be a nightmare. Flight prices skyrocketed overnight and literally even Amtrak costs over $1,500! Luckily I had a really good conversation with both my parents and brother today about the situation so we’re all working together to do research and find solutions.
While I was sitting in meetings yesterday, Meg was able to represent HHB at a fun lunch event. I’ll turn it over to her to share a delicious recipe and recap of yesterday’s event. Check out the food! Holy food porn! Candice Kumai knows that sexy isn’t just on the outside, it’s also what you put on the inside.
Today, the folks at Egglands Best sponsored lunch at Bryant Park Grill , where I got a sneak peek at her new cookbook, Cook Yourself Sexy . I had the chance to hear directly from Kumai while getting to know other New York City health and wellness bloggers.
The book is more than recipes and food porn. Kumai includes lists of kitchen essentials, healthy tips and even a seven day plan to kick start healthy eating habits.
I ordered the Poached Egg over Mushroom, Spinach and Potato for my appetizer and the Sun Dried Tomato and mushroom Frittata for my entrée.
The poached egg was perfect. The egg white was hard but the gooey yolk oozed all over the vegetables. My only complaint was that having a whole potato was too much. In fact, the egg could have been served without the potato and I would have still enjoyed the dish just as much. The frittata was delicious, nothing overly special, but a great recipe to have in your back pocket. I love making quiche partly because it’s a great meal to reheat for a quick dinner. The frittata recipe has inspired me to ditch the crust to save a few calories and a little bit of time!
By the end of the meal I was stuffed, but there was no way I was going to leave without trying the desserts. The crème brûlée was AMAZING! Usually crème brûlée is one of those desserts that I have to split because it is so rich and dense. This crème brûlée was very light and came in perfectly portioned cups. I put a little bit of it on top of my Cherry-Pistachio Clafoutis to add some extra sweetness to the nutty flavor.
The hangover burrito was a big hit at the lunch and after reading the recipe, sounds right up my alley.
I’m so excited to make the burrito along with all of the other exciting (and healthy!) recipes in this book. What recipes make you feel sexy?