Showing Restraint


I’ve been coughing up a fucking lung for the past week (hence the no-cook blog posts) and I’ve also been working from home a lot, as not to spread my germs all over the office. Of course I love working in my sweats, but what I might love even more (maybe) is getting to use my lunch hour to actually cook food and not just take something out of the office fridge or spend way too much on a downtown sandwich.

You all know me by now and can probably guess that most times I cook at home I use an egg.  Well, all you egg haters out there (I’m looking at you, Maids) will be happy to know that this dish may be the first time that I didn’t incorporate an egg into my lunch.  And, boy, was I ever ready to.  But after the entire dish was assembled, I realized I didn’t need the extra layer of a fried egg on top, no matter how much I wanted the taste of a runny yolk.

Lox, Avocado and Feta Pita

Stick a whole wheat pita in a 250 degree oven. Mash feta with scallions, parsley, salt and pepper (reserve some scallion and parsley.)  Once pita is warm, spread feta mixture over top the pita, and then lay sliced avocado ( I used about a 1/4 of the fruit) and a slice of lox on top of the feta.  Sprinkle with extra scallion, parsley and black pepper.  If you are feeling indulgent, lay a fried egg on top – and think of me.

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  • Yvo November 14, 2008  

    I really like eggs – especially fried ones with runny yolks, fully cooked whites – but I don’t think to incorporate them into nearly everything the way you do. I think I should start.

  • Maidelitala November 14, 2008  

    Way to show restraint indeed. Looks delicious (I thought for a second that the lox was tomato and my heart did a little flip flop (or maybe it was my stomach….)

  • BS November 14, 2008  

    You really shouldn’t let the egg haters get to you gansie. This would have been perfect with some yolk on top. You missed out.

  • Maidelitala November 14, 2008  

    Ah Gans, I know I’m always hocking you a chainik about putting an egg on everything. But for the record: I am not an egg hater! (didn’t I sing the praises of the egg and tomato plate a few months back?!?) I just don’t think fried eggs go with EVERYTHING. BS is right, go ahead and put an egg on top of everything, I’ll just squint at the pics and imagine them without the drizzle of runny yoke.

  • BS November 14, 2008  

    hocking you a chainik??
    pls. explain.

  • Maidelitala November 14, 2008  

    means nagging a person : literally “knocking a teapot” in yiddish.
    my granpa always said to my granma when she complained about him wandering off absentmindedly in the middle of family gatherings : Stop hocking me a chainik!

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  • gansie November 14, 2008  

    i smell a comment of the week

    and thanks for the egg support!

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