Book Update: I gave up on “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doer. I must be a freak because now there are not 6 thousand, not 8 thousand, but now 9 thousand reviews on Amazon for this book! That’s like 1000 more reviews since I started reading it.
I started reading instead a good book 🙂 Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely Poor guy has far fewer Amazon reviews, but I enjoyed this book SO much better. If you ever want some experiments to explain why we humans are weird, this book is a great start. How are we weird? Well, for example here is a fantastic statistic: $525 million was stolen in criminal theft (think robberies) in 2004. Oh my goodness! Law enforcement is on it! That’s like $1300 per robbery! BUT….
$600 BILLION is stolen in employee theft and fraud. If you combine larceny, auto theft, robbery and the financial requirements, we calculate a total cost of just $16 billion. I knew that there was fraud of course… but I had no idea it was of such magnitude!
This reminds me of the fact that in 1987 seven million children disappeared from the United States. Never heard of this?? Sounds crazy and how was there no news report that 7 MILLION children disappeared completely off the face of the planet NEVER to be seen again? Maybe we should make a movie out of it…. Hmmm… But we couldn’t. For one, I was only 8 years old at the time and don’t remember much that year. And second, the ending of the movie would be stupid. The reason 7 million children disappeared is because the Internal Revenue Service started requiring Social Security numbers for dependents. Oops.
Recipe: This is another egg recipe!! I know I know. But eggs are good for you and I get so bored eating them the SAME way all the time. The recipe is from “Practical Paleo”. The cover of her book is just so pretty! The recipes I have tried have all been scrumptious including Cumin Pork Tenderloin and Apple Muffins and Pumpkin Pancakes.
You could substitute any kind of squash for the zucchini. The zucchini is used because it is plentiful and looks pretty next to the eggs. Like most cooked egg dishes, this reheats well and freezes once baked. Shredding is faster using a food processor if you have one available. Split this up into 6 servings and you have a GREAT breakfast that is low in calories and filled with protein and vitamins!
- coconut oil spray, butter or bacon grease
- 1 large zucchini, shredded
- 2 large carrots, shredded
- 1 tsp. fresh rosemary (1/2 tsp. dried rosemary), chopped
- ½ tsp. salt
- 12 eggs
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray a 9x9" pan or 9" deep dish pie plate with coconut oil or rub with butter or grease.
- Layer the shredded zucchini on some paper towels and gently fold to strain out some of the liquid.
- Add strained zucchini and carrots to the pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the rosemary, salt and eggs.
- Add mixture to the pan. Swirl the vegetables throughout with a fork.
- Bake 35-45 minutes. Cool slightly and serve warm.
- If freezing, bake and cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in a ziplock freezer bag.