I was catching up on some on-line news the other day when a video caption flashed across my screen: "curious about the eating habits of Canada's top ballerinas?" Immediate seduction.
I guess I've always feared that the pressure put upon these individuals is so grave that they are required, for their own professional survival, to follow a diet of deprivation. I've also come across heartbreaking documentaries on the eating disorders that can run rampant in similar professions. So, when I watched the clip of the talented and beautiful Heather Ogden, I was not only surprised but also delighted to see the quality and expansiveness of her diet as well as the clarity of her views on it. "I like to focus on all the things I can eat to build a healthy body rather than what I should be excluding. Calories are not my focus."
There's also something about that six hours of daily exercise thing that has a way of keeping the body slim and trim (!). Among some of Ogden's favorite foods as showcased in the segment, were the most delicate and seductive looking eggs I've seen in a long time. I suspect they may have been poached but no matter, the flash image was enough to launch my vessel. I knew where I was going with this one.
Although I am not new to baked egg cups, there was just something about this presentation with the yolks standing at attention, clear and radiant in the center, that reminded me of sunlight.
A perfect little egg cup emerges from the mold
Et voilà! Sun-kissed Spinach ;o) c'est jolie, non?