If you have an iPhone or an Android phone and aren’t using Instagram, why the hell not!? Instagram (aka IG) is a photo editing and sharing application. Via IG, you can post photo’s with captions describing your picture and add hashtags to post them on other pages. One of my favorite hashtags is #foodporn. It’s used so often in my posts that it auto-defaults.
Using the IG application has fueled my passion for photography and in many cases, my passion for cooking. I’m inspired daily by the posts of those I follow whether it’s related to trying a new recipe, flowers blooming in the garden, sharing what ones eating for lunch, visiting a new travel destination or sharing an inspirational quote of the day. Although IG has many filter options for photo editing, I strictly use IG as a means to share my photos (often food related) with those with common interests. I’ve chosen an amazing group of individuals (141 people total) to follow. I’ve (virtually) met people from all over the world, some locally and have established friendships with people who without IG, our paths may not have ever crossed. One friend in particular lives in Sweden and was the one who gave me that final kick to start my blog last fall. Thank you, Jennica!
Whether it’s tapping into my creative senses or trying another’s recipe, IG has been the inspiration behind quite a few of my meals lately, including Roasted Avocado. I had never heard of, nor thought of, roasting an avocado before. That is until I saw a beautiful picture of a roasted avocado with a baked egg in the middle served for breakfast with jellied toast and bacon. It was a beautiful shot! I may have drooled on my phone. I contacted the poster for the “how to” and she was quick to respond with the steps and was delighted to hear that I was going to give it a try.
I’ve made a roasted avocado with egg the last two nights for dinner, serving it along side a salad. The avocado and egg provides the perfect “meatiness” (is that a word!?) to the meal, leaving you feeling content and satisfied. I love the creamy texture of the warm avocado and the egg and highly recommend giving this recipe a try!
Roasted Avocado with Egg
Other seasonings, to taste
Heat oven to 375. Cut avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop out just a little bit of the avocado making the hole where the pit was a little bigger to allow room for the egg. Drizzle avocado with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in oven for 15-20 minutes, leaving the skin on.
Remove avocado from oven, crack egg in the middle and season to taste. I used additional salt and pepper in addition to garlic powder, Hungarian paprika, basil and thyme. Place back in the oven and bake until egg reaches your desired doneness level. For me, that’s another 10-15 min or so as I don’t like a runny egg. For those who don’t mind an oozing egg, I hear putting the avocado and egg in the oven on broil for another minute or so is pretty tasty. There has also been rumors of crumbling bacon on top!! GASP!!
With food and cooking, the possibilities are endless, have fun with it. Create something new. Something absofreakinlutely delicious! Then create an IG account and share your ideas!!