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Broccoli, Cheese and Ham Omelet

Ham, cheddar and broccoli omelet

 

Broccoli, Cheese and Ham Omelet

(what I use in parenthesis)

  • 2   eggs (free range, farm fresh)
  • pinch sea salt (here), dash black pepper (here)
  • 1 TBS    butter (organic, grass fed)
  • 1/4-1/2 c   ham, diced (varies)
  • 1/4-1/2 c   broccoli, steamed, chopped (organic, frozen)
  • 1/4 c   cheddar cheese (raw)

Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Add your butter. Take your two eggs and break them open in a bowl add the salt and pepper, beating until fully combined and a little fluffy.  As the butter starts to lightly bubble, pour the eggs into the skillet.  I like to make holes as it is cooking for the runny parts to drain into, so that I can flip the egg over once it is good and set.  Quickly add your remaining ingredients to one side of the omelet and flip the other side over onto it.  Remove from heat and place a lid over the skillet for about a minute to let the cheese get all nice and melty (I skipped this step in the omelet pictured above because I was too anxious to get started on it lol).  Slide onto a plate and serve.

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Frittata: Asparagus, Ham and Cheddar

Frittata Asparagus Ham Cheddar

Frittata: Asparagus, Ham & Cheddar

(what I used in parenthesis)

6   eggs, beaten (farm fresh, free range)

1/2 c   cheddar (raw)

1/2 t   black pepper (organic)

dash   sea salt

1 TBS   butter (grass fed, organic)

1/2 c   ham pieces

1/2 c   cooked asparagus pieces (organic, fresh)

1/4 t   dried parsley (organic)

Turn oven on broil.  Combine eggs, cheese, pepper and salt with a fork.  Place oven safe skillet over medium heat and add butter, once butter starts to bubble, add asparagus and ham and saute for 2-3 min.  Add eggs, stir gently, continue cooking 5-6 min or until eggs are set up on bottom.  Sprinkle parsley on top and place in oven and broil for another 5-6 min, until brown and fluffy.

OR… if you are like me and do not have an oven safe skillet (yet), you can cover the frittata as it is cooking on the stove and pull up the edges every so often letting liquid slide under and cook until the top is set…. fauxttata… 😉 you’re welcome.

 


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Eggs – in a muffin tin..

I like biscuits and English Muffins.  I also like making breakfast sandwiches.  I seen a pin on Pinterest for cooking eggs in a muffin tin to make them round, I WAS going to try and use a mason jar ring on a skillet to see if I could get a round shape, but trying the muffin tin sounded easier.  Here are my eggs in a muffin tin.  Some are scrambled and some are not.  I only ate the not scrambled ones, they were delish!

eggs in a muffin tin

Directions:

real difficult… get your pen and paper.. okay, ready?

Break open egg into greased muffin tin (I used coconut oil).  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-18 min depending on how done you would like your egg, keep in mind the egg will continue to set/cook after you remove it from the oven.  If you want the scrambled ones, scramble the egg up in a bowl first.   Shewwwwie that was rough! 😉

We ate these with sausage, and a homemade honey-butter spread on English Muffins, they made for a delicious, quick and easy breakfast.


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Parmesan Garlic Crusted Chicken Strips

  Parmesan Garlic Crusted Chicken Strips – gluten free

In a bowl, whisk together eggs, mayonnaise, lemon juice, water, and minced garlic then sit it aside.

Put your oats in a blender and blend until it is a powder. In another bowl, combine oat powder, both Parmesan cheeses, pepper, salt, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.

Bang chicken breasts/strips down to about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.  Pat dry.

Take each breast/strip and coat both sides in the dry mixture, then dunk in egg mixture, then back into dry mixture on both sides again.

Place onto a thoroughly greased (I used coconut oil for this) cookie sheet or tin pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 min or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked through.  I like to serve with marinara sauce.


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Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies w/ Whole Wheat and Oatmeal

  • 2  1/4 c of flour (soft white, milled on pastry setting)
  • 1 c oats (old fashioned)
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 1 c softened butter
  • 1  1/2 c sugar (raw caneevaporated cane juice etc)
  • 1/4 c raw honey
  • 2 lg eggs (free-range)
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 12 oz chocolate chips (I used enjoy life)
  • 1 c coconut, shredded

Preheat oven to 350. Mix sugar and honey in a bowl and sit aside. Put flour, oats, baking soda and salt into a food processor or blender and blend about 30 secs. In your mixing bowl beat butter until creamed or until lighter in color. Add your sugar and honey mixture, eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Mix in flour mixture and then finally add in the coconut and chocolate chips.

Shape cookie dough into 1″ balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake 10-11 min. Let cookies cool slightly before moving them from the cookie sheet to a cooling rack.


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Tuna Salad (with Garlic, Onion and Parsley)

Tuna Salad with Garlic, Onion and Parsley

  • 15 oz Wild caught tuna (3 cans of this is what I used)
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped (I use free range eggs)
  • 2 T pickle relish
  • 1/2 t mustard
  • 3/4 c mayo (I use Spectrum Organic)
  • 1/8-1/4 t garlic powder (you decide what you like)
  • 1/4 t parsley
  • 1/2 – 1 small onion, chopped

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve with your choice of bread, toast, crackers, celery, leaf lettuce, corn chips…… the possibilites are endless 😉


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Mini Chicken Pot Pies

This recipe is made by layering two different mixtures.  The Chicken Mixture and the Baking Mixture is how I will refer to them.

 

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Chicken Mixture:

  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breast meat, cut into bite size pieces (I use free-range or organic if FR isn’t available)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 c chicken broth (I use Pacific Organic Free Range)
  • 1 c frozen peas and carrots or mixed veggies
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1/4 t thyme
  • 1/8 t turmeric
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese (I use raw cheddar)

Baking Mixture:

 

Preheat oven to 375º F.  Butter or line 12 regular muffin cups.  Fry up chicken in the oil until cooked through.  Add onion and chicken broth, simmer for a few minutes.  Add frozen vegetables and seasonings.  heat until all ingredients are thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.  Cool for about 5 minutes, then stir in cheese. This is your chicken mixture.

In a mixing bowl, stir baking mixture ingredients together until blended.  Scoop a Tablespoon of your Baking Mixture into each muffin cup.  Add 1/4 cup Chicken Mixture to each muffin cup.  Top off each cup with another Tablespoon of your Baking Mixture.

Bake at 375º for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool for 5-15 minutes, then serve.