A simple soup, with some experimenting!

Happy Veteran’s Day weekend! Mahalo to all of our troops, active and retired, for their sacrifice to this Nation!

I was asked by one of my besties to make a simple soup on her wedding day to have for lunch, as her family and I were prepping for the evening’s ceremony and reception. The plan was to boil chicken broth and throw in some frozen mixed vegetables. But as I was mixing the soup, seasoned with pepper and garlic powder, I decided, “hey,” let’s see what it would taste like to add a few eggs, along with some lemon juice to give it a kick! You know me and experimenting! Well, the soup turned out pretty good! I enjoyed it and so did those who drank it. Mmm mmm! I am so making this again this weekend, and experiment even more!!!!

Happy weekend!

Brunch places are poppin’ up everywhere!

Happy Sunday! Man! Brunch places are popping up everywhere in Hawaii. It’s the new “in” thing! Brunch food is awesome!

I tried Moena Café with my girlfriend at the new Ka Makana Ali’i Mall in Kapolei. It was really good. I loved the atmosphere. Moena Café is next to the new Hampton Inn & Suites. I didn’t know that there’s a location in Hawaii Kai as well, at Koko Marina Shopping Center.

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This is the fresh corned beef with eggs (over-easy). It was yummy!

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We shared the sweet French toast. It was to-die-for! I love French toast!

Moena Café
Ka Makana Ali’i
91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy; Kapolei, 96707
808.628.4737

Hawaii Kai location
7192 Kalanianaole Hwy; Honolulu, 96825
808.888.7716

Have a great new week!

And the Mexican food continues!

Over the weekend, I got together with my buds and we finally tried Egghead Cafe. Yesss! We’ve been wanting to go there for a long while. We had to wait a bit, but it was worth it!

I ordered the Mexican benedict, which consisted of: chorizo (sausage), sour cream, and verde (green Mexican sauce). Yummy! This is the first time I’ve ordered a “non-traditional” benedict. This was my first time having chorizo, too. I really enjoyed it! That sausage was tasty!

I would love to dine there again and try more dishes off their awesome menu! They have a pretty extensive drink menu as well!

I found an interesting article on chorizo: http://www.epicurious.com/archive/blogs/editor/2014/04/chorizo-101.html

Go to Egghead, you egg head! Haha!

Egghead Cafe
885 Queen St.; Honolulu, 96813
http://www.eggheadhonolulu.com/

Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend!

Happy belated Cinco de Mayo! On Thursday night, I made a Mexican breakfast dinner. It was a spur-of-the-moment meal idea, and it was delicious and quite awesome!!!

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This is an over-easy egg sandwich, topped with Mexican cheese, on French toast. It was very good! The French toast wasn’t too sweet and paired very well with the egg. The yolk oozed out and we used the toast to soak it up.

I made the French toast a little differently. Here are the ingredients I’ve used:

  • milk
  • eggs
  • brown sugar
  • maple syrup

It turned out really yummy. I replaced the vanilla extract and cinnamon.

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Mexican steak!!! I topped the steak with Mexican cheese, pico de gallo, salsa, and sour cream. Yummy!!

Have fun celebrating and be safe!!

Adios!

FS~

Mini quiches for dinner & the 100th post!

I was inspired by The Pioneer Woman one weekend, and made mini quiches. It was a fairly simple dish to make. Here is the original recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/ham-and-leek-mini-quiches.html

I made it my own, and baked chicken and chives quiches. I bought chicken cold-cuts and wrapped it around the inside of the muffin cups, mixed a dozen eggs together, seasoned with salt, pepper, and chives, poured the egg mixture into the muffin cups, and topped it with lots of pepper jack cheese. Yum! Don’t forget to spray the muffin cups with cooking spray so that the quiches won’t stick after they’re cooked.

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They go into a 350° oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the eggs are thoroughly cooked. Let them cool a bit before popping them out of the cups. Serve it with a dollop of sour cream and chives. Mmm! So good! It can be served with ketchup or salsa, too. I had six tins; and with a dozen eggs, it made nearly 24.

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The quiches were served with good ol’ broccoli and cheese! My fave!

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A simple, yet scrumptious dishes!

Happy cooking!