I bought a 2-lb. container of fresh figs from Trader Joe’s because I couldn’t resist the great price. I knew I had fig recipes tucked away somewhere. A quick search of my collection from magazines and library books turned up this recipe from the cookbook Piatto Unico by Toni Lydecker. “This elegant dish makes a lovely lunch or light dinner.
The recipe says to serve this wonderful concoction on English muffins, which, according to my scribble in the cookbook, is “great.” I experimented this time with serving the cheese-glazed vegetables on better-for-you whole grains.
At first, wild rice sounded a bit odd to me in a breakfast dish, but I decided to try it (as I am a bit odd myself). If you want to start your day with a different grain, this is a great choice.
I’ve been trying to find healthy breakfasts to have on hand because I have a tendency to just grab a bagel thin with peanut butter on it. Or, if I am running out the door, a power bar that doesn’t stick with me. Great Bowls of Food by Robin Asbell is going to help.