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Meatless Monday: Asparagus Frittata

Follow the original recipe at SimplyRecipes.com!

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Ingredients:

  1. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. 1/2 cup sliced shallots
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 pound thin spear asparagus, tough ends snapped off, spears cut diagonally into 1-inch lengths
  5. 6 large eggs
  6. 3/4 cup ricotta cheese (can use cottage cheese if you prefer)
  7. 1 Tbsp minced fresh chives
  8. 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  9. 1 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat butter into a 10-inch oven-proof frying pan over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until they soften and turn translucent, about 3 minutes. Add asparagus and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  2. Beat the eggs and ricotta cheese together, stir in the chives and tarragon. Pour the egg mixture into the pan and cook until almost set, but still runny on top, about 4 to 5 minutes. While cooking, pre-heat oven broiler.
  3. Sprinkle Gruyere cheese over the eggs and put in oven to broil until cheese is melted and browned, and the center is set, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove pan from oven with oven mitts and slide frittata onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges. (Be very careful with the hot pan handle! I usually ice down the handle of any long handled pan I take out of the oven so that no one mistakenly tries to pick up the pan by the hot handle.)

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Get Wise Wednesday: What Makes You Happy

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Happiness is an emotion that we all crave, yet sometimes take for granted!  What makes you happy, and what is keeping you from doing more of it?

If you agree with what this picture says, we hope you are able to continue to do what makes you smile and enjoy life!

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Meatless Monday: Savory Eggs Scramble Stuffed Waffles

Happy Meatless Monday, friends!

Starting off your day with a filling, complete breakfast is something we are told over and over again is a necessity, but sometimes it is hard to do without meat. However, with this weeks recipe, whether your preference is sausage or bacon you won’t feel like you’re missing out!

Recipe found on happyfoodhealthylife.com!

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Ingredients:

For Waffles
  • 1 envelope of active yeast
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup of warm milk (between 100-110 degrees F)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 3 cups of All-Purpose Flour
  • salt & pepper
  • dash of chili powder
  • dash of basil

For Eggs

  • 4 eggs, scrambled
  • 2 Morningstar breakfast patties, heated through
  • ½ cup salsa
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • handful of spinach leaves

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the yeast and sugar over the warm milk in a small bowl. Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes. The yeast should be foamy at this point.
  2. Whisk together the eggs and butter.
  3. Add in the milk.
  4. In a large bowl combine the flour, salt & pepper, chili powder, and basil.
  5. Make a well in the center of the flour, and add the liquid ingredients.
  6. Whisk until everything is well incorporated. The dough should form into a ball.
  7. Cover and let rise until doubled, approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
  8. Divide into 8 individual baseball sized balls and let rest about 15 minutes.
  9. While resting, prepare all your “stuffing” ingredients and have them ready to place on the waffle dough.
  10. Heat waffle iron, and brush with oil or melted butter.
  11. Stretch the ball of dough out a bit and place it on the waffle iron so it covers the majority of it. Quickly place about a fourth of your eggs, sausage, cheese, spinach, avocado, and salsa in the middle of the dough. Top with a second ball of stretched out waffle dough.
  12. Gently close the waffle iron as best as you can without squishing it all the way at first. Let it cook for about 30-40 seconds before finally closing the lid all the way down. All the toppings will meld into the dough.
  13. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until your waffle is browned.
  14. Very carefully, with a fork or two, remove the waffle from the iron. Continue with the remaining waffles.
  15. Serve with ketchup or additional salsa.

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Meatless Monday: Spinach, Tomato, & Goat Cheese Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Hello meatless foodies!! Today’s recipe is your quick, easy, and delicious ticket to being stuffed to the brim with Meatless Monday goodness! (Pun intended)

You can find the original recipe at bsinthekitchen.com

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Ingredients
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • salt & pepper
  • 1-2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • olive oil
  • red onion (to taste)
  • basil
  • goat cheese
  • squash seeds
  • paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cut your squash in half, removing seeds.
  3. Remove seeds from rind for roasting.
  4. Place squash halves in a roasting dish.
  5. Sprinkle salt & pepper to taste on the inside of each half of squash.
  6. Place 1-2 handfuls of spinach, top with diced tomatoes, and drizzle with olive oil.
  7. Thinly slice red onion, and add to taste.
  8. Add in a few leaves of chopped basil per half of squash.
  9. Top with a generous amount of goat cheese, and sprinkle with a little more salt & pepper.
  10. Place squash in oven, roasting for about 20-30 minutes.
  11. On a small pan, spread out your squash seeds, sprinkle with paprika, salt, and pepper.
  12. Place squash seeds in the oven, removing once lightly browned (after about 10-15 minutes).
  13. Once the squash has finished roasting, remove from oven, sprinkle with chopped squash seeds, and serve!

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Get Wise Wednesday: Cheer Up!

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Meatless Monday: Brown Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Pine Nuts

Though this Meatless Monday recipe is light, it packs a flavorful punch that will make you forget that there is no meat!

You can find the original recipe on Myrecipes.com.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 (16-ounce) package vacuum-packed gnocchi (such as Vigo)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach, torn
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.
  2. Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pine nuts to pan; cook 3 minutes or until butter and nuts are lightly browned, stirring constantly. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute. Add gnocchi and spinach to pan; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts, stirring constantly. Stir in salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Note:Prepare a quick salad to accompany the gnocchi: Combine 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add 6 cups gourmet salad mix to bowl; toss gently to coat. Sauvignon blanc will pair enticingly with this dish.Good Happens.

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Get Wise Wednesday: Bringing Yourself Peace

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The idea that every human being has the power to create peace within themselves is a very powerful one.  This denies any other person to have control over another’s inner peace!

What are some of the things that you do to bring yourself peace?

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Meatless Monday: Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Hello Everyone!

Do you smell those wood chips burning? Do you hear the kids playing outside? You should, because Summer is here once again! With another summer, comes another reason to fire up that grill and have a pleasant get together with your friends and family. Tantalize their taste buds with this delicious and easy grilling recipe the next time they come over!

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Portobello mushrooms are not only delicious and easy to grill, but they are also very high in Vitamin D (and when you expose them temporarily to the sun, the amount of Vitamin D actually increases!). Portobello Mushrooms have also been found to decrease the incidence of breast cancer in women, and bolster the immune system!

 

Ingredients (4 Servings)

  • 4 Portobello Mushroom Caps
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place the mushroom caps (smooth side up) in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, basil, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour the mixture over the mushrooms and let it stand at room temperature for 15 minutes or so, turning twice.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat
  3. Brush the grate with oil (so the mushrooms don’t stick!). Place the mushrooms on the grill, and save that delicious marinade for basting. Grill for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until they feel tender. Brush the mushrooms with the marinade frequently.
  4. Top with cheese and other burger toppings! Get creative!

 

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Meatless Monday: Black Bean Cakes

For today’s Meatless Monday recipe we are delivering you a full meal packed with protein and deliciousness!  You will be too preoccupied with black bean cakes, eggs, and a side salad to realize that you have eaten a completely vegetarian meal.  Celebrate Meatless Monday with this recipe!

 

This recipe was taken from my recipes!

 

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Ingredients:

Cakes:

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 5 large eggs, divided
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup panko, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, mince

Salad:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups mixed baby lettuce

Directions:

  1. Place 1 tablespoon canola oil, 1 egg, and beans in a food processor. Pulse 20 times or until mixture becomes a coarsely chopped paste. Combine bean mixture, 5 tablespoons panko, onions, and next 5 ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Place 3 tablespoons panko in a dish. Divide bean mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each into a 3/4-inch-thick patty; dredge in panko. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 4 teaspoons canola oil. Add patties; cook 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan. Wipe pan clean. Add remaining 2 teaspoons canola oil. Crack 4 eggs into skillet. Cover and cook 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. To prepare salad, combine olive oil and next 4 ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add lettuce; toss gently to coat. Arrange 1 1/2 cups salad, 1 black bean patty, and 1 egg on each of 4 plates. Serve immediately.

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