Asian Stir Fry Frittata (Whole 30)

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Asian Frittata

Adapted from Little Bits Of…..Real Food

1 cooked chicken sausage

10 oz frozen stir fry vegetables

7 eggs

1 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp salt

a pinch black pepper

Preheat the broiler on high.  Put a an 8″ oven proof skillet over medium high heat.  Slice the sausage into rounds and brown about 1 minute per side.   Add frozen vegetables and stir to combine with the sausage.  Cook a few minutes until the vegetables are heated through.

In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, coconut aminos, garlic powder, ginger, salt and pepper.  Whisk until the eggs and spices are completely combined.  Pour the eggs into the vegetable/ sausage mixture.  Stir to just evenly distribute everything.

Leave the pan on the heat, without stirring, until the bottom and sides are set and the top is still liquid.  When set, put the pan in the oven under the broiler.  Cook for about 3 minutes or until the top is browned and cooked through.  Carefully, remove the pan from the oven and cut to server.

 

 

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Pizza Fritatta (Whole 30)

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What is it with people and the need to spoil movies for others?  I am not talking about movies that have been out a few weeks.  I am talking movies that just came out last night.  I am not unrealistic.  I know I can’t help hearing things about, say, Game of Thrones, Season 7.  It came out last summer.  Have all the spoiler filled conversations you want.  I’ll just excuse myself until the subject is changed.  It isn’t reasonable to think people won’t be taking about it in public after a year.  It’s not your problem I haven’t seen it yet after a year.

But if a movie just came out last night, please be respectful that not everyone can get to the midnight showing or any showing for the first week.  I have avoided all social media, places were the fan boys will be talking, like comic shops.  I just want to enjoy a movie I have been looking forward to for a long time.

I couldn’t avoid having to work next to you and having you look right at me after I asked you to please stop because I haven’t seen the movie yet and having you proceed to tell me everything about it.  It isn’t funny.  It isn’t cute.  It is mean and a total bitch move so just stop.  End rant.

Okay, now on to the food portion of this post.  One of the last times I posted, I gave you a recipe for Italian Sausage.  This post I am giving you a recipe to use Italian sausage.  Isn’t that funny how that works?

Pizza Fritatta

From The 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook

1/2 lb ground pork

1 TBS Italian Sausage Seasoning blend

8 eggs

1 1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 cup tomato sauce

1/2 tsp basil

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp granulated garlic

1 TBS olive oil

1 bell pepper, sliced

5 mushrooms, sliced

3 green onions, sliced

1/2 cup black olives, sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a medium bowl,  combine the pork and Italian Sausage Seasoning Blend.  Mix the pork and seasonings with your hands until well blended.  Heat a large oven safe skillet over medium heat.  When hot, add the pork and cook until no longer pink, breaking up the meat as you go.  Remove the pork from the skillet and set a side.

In a small bowl,  whisk together the eggs, salt, and pepper. In another small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, basil, oregano, garlic, and the remaining salt.  Set both bowls aside.

Heat the pan you cooked the pork in over medium heat.  Add the oil, when hot add the bell pepper and cook until it starts to soften, about 5 minutes.  Add mushrooms and coo until they soften slightly, about 2 minutes.  Add the meat back to the pan with most of the green onions and olives.  Stir to combine.

Pour the egg mixture into the pan and shake back and forth until the eggs cover the entire bottom of the pan.  Let cook for about 5 minutes or until the edges begin to set.

Drizzle the tomato sauce over the eggs.  Place the pan in the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the eggs are set.  Insert a knife in the center of the fritatta, if it comes out clean it is done.

Bacon Lover’s Quiche (Whole 30)

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Happy new year!!!  Did you go out and celebrate or stay home and kick back and relax?  I was so kicked back and relaxed, I was asleep by 830 pm.  Good gravy, I am getting old, lol.  Today is actually the big day for me.  I started my second round of Whole 30 this morning.  Why put myself through a second round?  I wanted to do another round because I feel better when I eat the Whole 30/ Paleo way.  After my Whole 30 last April, I fell back into some bad habits, like drinking soda, and went totally off the rails at the end of August and beginning of September when some incredibly stressful shit went down in my personal life.  Now that everything is better,  I want  to  get back some of the things I lost when I stopped being fully committed to the Whole 30/ Paleo lifestyle.  So for the next 30 days I am soy, dairy, grain, bean, added sugar, processed food free and my recipes will be too.  Don’t worry though,  I am going to include the non – Whole 30 ingredients so everyone can make the recipes whether they are Whole 30 or not.

First up, is a recipe I found in a Keto cookbook when I was home for Christmas.  The recipe is for a very basic Quiche.  Because it is a low carb Keto recipe, there are no onions in the recipe.  Next time I would add some.  You could also vary this with other vegetables or sausage instead of the bacon.  Nutritional yeast is not the same as Brewer’s yeast and is a necessary part of this dish.  Don’t leave it out.

Bacon Lover's Quiche (Whole30)

Adapted From A Keto Cookbook My Mom Had

3-5 strips bacon, about 3 oz

1/2 cup plus 2 1/2 tablespoons coconut milk

2 eggs

3 TBS nutritional yeast

1/8 tsp salt

1/8 tsp black pepper

dash ground nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Grease 2 5 inch pie pans with olive oil or ghee; set aside. In a frying pan, cook the bacon until crisp.  Remove from  the pan, crumble and set aside.  Crack eggs into a small bowl.  Gently whisk until scrambled.  Add the coconut milk, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper and nutmeg.  Mix well.  Divide the egg mixture between the pie plates.  The pans will be almost full.  Bake for 30 minutes or untill the egg is set.  Let sit 30 minutes before serving.

 

 

 

 

Scrambled Egg And Zucchini Pie (Whole30)

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If you are not nice on the internet, you are not nice, period.

The comments you post, the way you treat people, the content you access and the content you amplify says something about YOU.

The REAL you.  Not some virtual version of you.

You are you are you.

Whether you’re at you grandma’s kitchen table or Instagram.

If you leave a mean comment about someone on an anonymous message board, you are mean.

If you’re rude in the comments of someones Instagram post, you’re rude.

If you pop off on Facebook at every post that doesn’t reflect your exact world view, you’re belligerent.

Think how you want to be in this world and then be it.

Online, at the park, in the class room, at work.

You are you are you.

Be kind.

Be polite.

Comminicate with nuance.

Allow for nuance in others communication.

Lead with empathy.

This was shared on @inexactscience’s Instagram feed last week.  It is so true that I thought I would share it with you.  I hope you will share it too.

3 eggs

1/4 tsp salt

2 tsp olive oil

1/2 cup  diced zucchini

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and salt , until the eggs are a uniform color.  In an oven safe frying pan, heat olive oil.  Add zucchini, cook and stir until crisp tender, 2-3 minutes.   Pour the beaten eggs into the frying pan and cook, without stirring, until the bottom is set around the edges, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer the frying pan to oven.  Bake 5 minutes or until the egg is set.  Turn out onto a plate and cut into wedges. You can substitute any vegetable or combination of vegetables, add maet,  or add spices to make it your own.

Eggs In Hell (Whole 30)

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I don’t have much to say today.  I have been working dumb hours and not sleeping well.  I wanted to post this today, however, because it is too good not to.  The recipe was inspired by a recipe in Michelle Tam’s cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo Food For Humans.  Michelle’s recipe called for a jar of marinara sauce.  I decided to make a homemade tomato sauce.  You can make the sauce and the sausage ahead of time and throw a serving together and bake it when your ready to eat or make the whole thing ahead of time, bake it and just reheat it when you are ready to eat.

Eggs In Hell

Tomato sauce:

1 TBS olive oil

1 cup onion, chopped

1 tsp basil

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp thyme

1 14.5 oz can diced tomato

1 1/2 tsp honey or three chopped, pitted date, if Whole 30

3 TBS tomato paste

salt and pepper, to taste

Sausage:

1/2 lb ground beef

1 tsp dried parsley

1/4 tsp basil

1/4 tsp thyme

1/4 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp  crush red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp fennel see, optional

For the sauce, Heat olive oil in a small sauce pan or skillet. Add onion, bell pepper, herbs and salt. Sauté over medium heat until the onion is very soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, honey and black pepper. Use a spoon to break up the tomatoes into bite sized pieces. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes.

For the sausge, in a medium bowl, combine the chicken and all the spices.  Using your hands, mix the chicken and spices well.  In a medium frying pan,  melt a teaspoon of olive oil and  cook the sausage, breaking it up as you go, until no longer pink.

At this point, I like to make individual casseroles but you could just mix everything together put it in 1 1/2 quart casserole, crack a couple of eggs over it, I use 2 per person, and then bake it at 350 degrees until the eggs are done to your liking.  I like my eggs cooked well done so it takes about 20 minutes to bake.  Experiment until you find the exact time to cook the perfect eggs for you.