|Two organic eggs with tofu, quinoa and black beans made for a filling dinner.|
|A simple egg-white omelet with shredded Italian cheese and sun-dried tomato.|
Which came first -- the chicken or the egg?
In our home-cooked meals, the egg comes first, along with fish, tofu, sweet potatoes, quinoa, squash and other ingredients that fill me up and help me follow a meat-free, bread-free diet.
And the chicken has to be organic or antibiotic-free or I won't buy it for family members who eat poultry.
|Mashed sweet potatoes and squash with black beans and organic diced tomatoes.|
I don't need all of the carbohydrates in one of those enormous New Jersey bagels for breakfast, and I can certainly do without artery clogging cream cheese.
The other night, I boiled sweet potatoes and Kabocha squash, drained and mashed them, and then added olive oil, butter substitute, a little salt and other seasoning.
The mash, with black beans and organic diced tomatoes, served as a filling breakfast side dish with a simple, egg-white omelet.
There's nothing wrong with comfort food first thing in the morning.
|For breakfast, leftover haddock with mashed sweet potatoes and scrambled egg.|
My wife brought home Costco Wholesale's fresh, wild-caught haddock from Iceland ($7.99 a pound); dipped the fillets in egg and then flour, and pan-fried them for dinner.
A single, leftover piece was perfect for breakfast the next day.
|Two organic eggs with shredded Parmigiano Reggiano and sun-dried tomatoes.|
|Pan-fried porgy under a blanket of onion, garlic and sweet peppers.|
|A Sunday dinner of pan-fried porgy with mashed Kabocha squash.|
|An egg-free breakfast of hot cereal with fresh pineapple and banana.|
On Wednesday, I picked up a big dinner salad and a delicious root-vegetable soup from the Garden Cafe at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, where I volunteer.
|A dinner salad with tofu, beets, peas and beans from a hospital cafeteria.|
|This morning, half of an omelet with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes went beautifully with mashed sweet potatoes and sweet plantains. I also had a side of cabbage kimchi, below.|