October 29, 2012

"Screw You Sandy" Fritatta


Happy Frankenstorm, Everybody! In anticipation of losing my power, I decided to use up all of my eggs and perishable veggies and make a yummy fritatta. It took 10 minutes and was totally easy. And it will be delicious room temperature so if/when the power goes out, we have something tasty to eat. Even better paired with a couple of glasses of red wine (obvi).

Whatever veggies & cheeses you have in fridge. I used.....
diced onion
diced portabella mushrooms
diced red pepper
artichoke hearts
goat cheese crumbles
cheddar cheese
6 eggs
1 cup milk
salt, pepper, fresh herbs, paprika

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat olive oil in an oven proof pan. Wilt your spinach and set aside. Sautee onion, peppers, and mushrooms until they are cooked and onions are translucent. Meanwhile, whisk your eggs, milk, spices, and herbs up in a bowl. Put all of your cooked veggies back in the pan and take off heat. Add artichokes. Pour egg mixture over the veggies. Sprinkle cheeses over the egg mixture. Don't be stingy with the cheese! Finally, put the pan in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until it's puffy and cooked. Serve directly from the pan!

October 6, 2012

Easy Healthy Pancakes Kids Love

Easy Healthy Pancakes Kids Love

My kids eat pancakes literally every morning.  I wish I was joking.  But I'm not.  Last night, I was fortunate enough to meet Katie Lee, comfort food cook extraordinaire and cookbook author.  Aside from being totes gorg, she gave me an amazing new recipe for healthy pancakes.  At first I was skeptical but then I made them and my kids LOVED them! There is no sugar, no chemicals, tons of protein, calcium, and fiber in this meal!!  And the best part is, they take about 1 minute to make.  Bottom line....I felt great about sending my kids off to take on their days after having this meal.

In a blender or vitamix, put:

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup of organic oats

  • 1 cup of lowfat organic cottage cheese

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

  • 4 drops of Stevia liquid (can be found anywhere but Whole Foods has it near the honey)

Blend until very smooth and make pancakes as you normally would. I heat a pan with butter over medium low heat, spoon the pancake batter in the pan, then wait for the bubbles to come through the batter. When they are bubbly, flip them. Cook for another 60 seconds or so. Add Syrup. Done!