Archive for the ‘Desas’ Category

Breaking a fast: Chorizo and Leek Scramble with a Spinach, Arugula and Tomato Salad

September 1, 2010

I have a dietary habit that many regard as peculiar. I fast every Monday. I have fasted like this without fail (except once or twice, I’m only human) for nearly three years now. There are a number of benefits, both health and psychic that I think, and feel I derive from this habit. But, this is a food blog, not a diet blog, and we are here to talk about enjoying food, not avoiding it!

Needless to say the meals with which I break my fasts are some of those I savour the most.  Just remember that “If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work, but when they seldom come, they wish’d for come…” After all, “sweets grown common lose their dear delight.”

Today, I broke my fast with something that came out, if a little salty, quite deliciously. A sauté of leeks with garden grown fresno peppers, fried with chorizo, then scrambled together with eggs. To tie the whole thing together with a little ruffage I made a fresh salad of baby spinach, broccoli arugula and orange tomatoes, tossed with olive oil and red wine vinegar. If you know me, you’ll know I was fast into a catnap after that.

Recipe after the jump…>