As you saw, I was on the Weight Watchers program and lost 20 pounds in 10 months. I’m now in the maintenance phase and continue to pay close attention to my portions and what I am eating in general. Below is a recipe for one of my favorite breakfasts, an Egg in a Nest. I’ve seen this recipe various times (in magazines, online) but never got it right until I did it the Disney way. I’m a Disney manic and budding cook, its a powerful combination.
5 grams or 1/2 tbspoon butter
1 slice of bread (I prefer Sourdough, my Mom/sis brought me some from San Diego since Mexico City DOESN’T have this type of bread).
1. Put the butter in the pan and then turn on the stove onto a low heat, let the butter melt (I recommend cutting it into 3+ little pieces to speed up the cooking time.
2. While the butter melts, use a knife (or a cookie cutter) to cut a hole out of the center of the bread slice.
3. Place the bread in the pan and fry it lightly on one side for 1-2 minutes (I recommend frying the cut out too). Then flip the bread over.
4. Crack your egg (tip: on a flat surface ie a countertop for a clean break) and pour the egg into the cut out hold. COVER THE PAN (the tip I never got before) and cook until the egg is set in the nest, for 3 minutes. You can flip the egg over for an over-easy egg and cook it for another minute (covered). I recommend you cut up a side of fruit while your egg cooks 🙂 Transfer to a plate and enjoy!
**This breakfast was 6 PointsPlus
Before your (surely beautiful) eyes you’ll find two chicken tostadas, slathered in sour cream and cheese. I usually add the ridiculously hot, green salsa in the picture, and wash it all down with a can of Coke. I’ve enjoyed the food in Mexico like you won’t believe. Almost EVERYTHING is delicious, and I find that the standard of service is much higher (so the waiters, hosts and everybody in general are much more polite). As a Weight Watcher, I’ve been struggling slightly to navigate my way around so much fried, delicious, carb-y enemy foods, but I’ve stayed at goal weight so far (and I’ve been here 70 days). I find I’m becoming a cooking enthusiast too!
Mexico City is a metropolitan monster, a city of 9-million people jam-packed into 574 square miles (or 1,485 square kilometers). It is one of the most important financial centers in the Western Hemisphere, with a GDP of $390 billion dollars.
As you may know, the Aztecs had built Tenochtitlán (modern day Mexico City) on an island of Lake Texcoco, but then the Spanish Conquistadors arrived in 1521 and used their guns/germs/steel (please read “Guns, Germs, and Steel” by Jared Diamond) to nearly wipe out the Aztecs and establish modern-day Mexico.
I live in an area called Polanco, it is a really nice area (read: expensive, full of rich snobs, safe). Luckily for me, it is a safe place, and I blend in well here due to the presence of foreign companies, and their foreign employees. Usually, I stick out like a sore thumb due to my skin and hair, but I fare a bit better in this neighborhood. Along with the Nestle and Seimens (and other companies that use Mexico City as their Latin American headquarters), you’ll find tons of embassies and high-end shopping in Polanco. I walk by this street sign (pointing you to the German, Ecuadorian, and Spanish embassies) when I walk to Pilates! On the street called Mazarique, you’ll find: Gucci, Cartier, Tiffany’s, Hugo Boss, Massimo Dutti, Porche and more! I like Polanco a lot, and I think I could stay here long time, but there is another area called “La Condesa” that I’ve fallen for head over heels! I think I’ll blog about that next <3.
This is Sergio, he is my reason for moving to Mexico City. He is an endodontist (a dentist that focuses on root canals), I hope I never have to see him professionally, I have only ever had one cavity and pride myself on having excellent teeth. He is 37, has a set of twin sisters and a younger brother, and is the best man I have ever met. I liked him INSTANTLY. On our first date I talked to him in English, non-stop like a little bird, and he didn’t mind. He loves soccer, music and I think he likes helping me cook :). He is sweet while I can be very spicy, so together we make a delicious treat (like a cinnamon bun, or mole-my favorite Mexican guiso). I’m in loooooove.
I’m a 24-year old San Diego native, I moved to Mexico City on 5/27/13 to pursue my love-bug Sergio. I was in JROTC in middle and high school, went to George Washington in Washington DC to study International Politics, and decided I didn’t want to join the military or become an attorney. I spent two years in recruiting and sales, and was introduced to my man by my cousin on 09/13/12. I was smitten on our first date and I have been ever since. I’m a food-obsessed novice chef, a Disney lover, and hooked on running and Pilates. I’m going to make it in this big city.