Baked Eggs with Yogurt and Chile – From Plenty
A few years back my husband came home from work to find that I had dug up a fairly significant portion of our backyard. If you haven’t taken a shovel and spent an afternoon digging up 30 year old grass from your own yard, I’ll tell you that you are missing out on a day of complete misery followed by a day (or week) of soreness in areas of your back and legs that you didn’t know existed.
Lucky for him, I involved him in the steps of the project that followed, including putting down a weed barrier, installing retaining wall blocks and stepping stones, hauling in dirt and finally, planting my beautiful circular herb garden. After several years of the four seasons of North Idaho, many of my herbs come back yearly and thrive, and others I plant early spring.
One of my most aggressive herbs that I couldn’t kill if I wanted to is my gigantic sage plant. Before I had my garden, I didn’t cook often with sage so I always have my eyes out for recipes that include the ingredient. This recipe is one I discovered years ago when I first got my Plenty cookbook, and have made many times since.
I own several cookbooks written by Yotam Ottolenghi, an Israeli/British chef and restaurateur. If you haven’t read it already, please check out my post regarding the cookbook Plenty More, here.
It may be that Plenty is my favorite because it was my first, but I find the book wonderful and engaging, full of delicious, veggie-centric recipes. I especially find myself referring to this cookbook in May or June, when our farmer’s markets have just begun to sell fresh vegetables.
There are many recipes in the Plenty Cookbook that are intimidating, either by the amount of ingredients needed, or the fact that the required ingredients are not recognizable or easily procured. I do find though that they are absolutely worth the effort if you choose to put in the time! Yotam Ottolenghi spends the time to perfect his recipes and they don’t make it into the cookbook unless they are perfect! Also, many recipes are on the simpler side, like this delicious breakfast dish. If you’d like to purchase this cookbook, click below.