01 October 2012

I am sharing a recipe with you for a very sad reason today.  You know that I am a member of an awesome group of bloggers called The Secret Recipe Club, and we got some sad news a couple of weeks ago.  One of our members passed away.  Daniel Saraga, from The Haggis and the Herring, passed away very unexpectedly on September 14.  It's always sad when someone dies, but this story is just heart-breaking.  Daniel was only 37 years old, was the father of two little boys, and his wife is pregnant with his third child, due in January.  I can't even imagine what she must be going through right now, knowing that her baby will never get to meet his or her daddy.  So sad!  She wrote a beautiful eulogy to Daniel and posted it on his blog soon after his death: Eulogy from Daniel's wife. I encourage you to read that.

All of us in the SRC were so saddened to hear of Daniel's death.  We have very few men in our group, and Daniel was very active in our Facebook group, so we all knew him a little bit.  He was always offering helpful advice when another member posted a question about something, whether it be technical blog stuff, or looking for a great frozen yogurt recipe.  So that's why, as a group, we felt we should do something to honor Daniel.  We chose to do it the only way we know how: to cook and blog.  Forty-four of the group members each chose a recipe from Daniel's blog, made it, and are now blogging about it all at the same time.

I chose to make Daniel's Curried Egg Salad.

Curried Egg Salad

4 eggs, hard boiled and chopped
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
2 green onions, sliced
1 shallot, minced
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tsp curry powder

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Info:
Serving Size: ¼ of recipe
Calories: 130
Fat/Sat. Fat: 11g/3g
Chol.: 220mg
Sodium: 185mg
Fiber: 0g
Protein: 6g

I did change Daniel's recipe just slightly.  I chopped the eggs instead of mashing them, because I like the chunkier texture.  I also used a shallot and 2 green onions instead of a regular onion.  This egg salad is so good.  I don't make egg salad very often, but I'm not sure why.  It's tasty and makes for a quick and easy lunch.  And it tastes even better the next day.  This will definitely be my go-to egg salad recipe from now on.

Daniel's brother and wife have decided to carry on with his blog after his death.  They are currently posting the recipes that Daniel wrote himself and had scheduled before he died, but they will continue to post new recipes after that as well.  Please support them by visiting Daniel's blog.

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  1. A Couple in the KitchenOctober 1, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Great idea to add curry to the egg salad. Noticed a lot of Daniel's recipes had curry in them. Delicious. Great to be in SRC with you.

  2. Great choice - like so many of Daniel's recipes, simple and delicious. We'll all miss him.

  3. Amy CookingAdventuresOctober 1, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Great choice and a great way to honor Daniel

  4. Wonderful tribute to Daniel and what he meant to this SRC community.

  5. LisaShanahan at Cook Lisa CookOctober 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Daniel did love curry, beautiful tribute.

  6. Lovely tribute and delicious looking egg salad.

  7. Thats a good looking egg salad and a lovely tribute.

  8. A great choice Lesa! Thank you for using the banner :)

  9. Thank you for this tribute to my brother! As you noted above 44 of you planned on tributed my brother, but it seems that it ended up that over 50 of you joined in this wonderful tribute. I want to thank all of you. I secured my brothers blog to ensure it stays online and in the future, when we are ready, we hope to post more.

    Thanks again,

    --Abisaac @ www.glutenfreeedmonton.com