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Fluffy Beginnings Omelette

A tasty and healthy way to start your day!

6 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp butter (or margarine)
1 cup diced bell peppers (I used red, orange and yellow)
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 diced red onion
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
Optional: Hot sauce and light sour cream as condiments

In a medium sized bowl, crack eggs and whisk to combine. Add baking powder and whisk again, making sure there are no lumps of powder in your egg mixture. Set aside.

Heat a medium skillet over high, then coat with cooking spray and add 2 tbsp butter. Once butter has melted and starts to bubble, add peppers, mushrooms and onions and sauté for 6-8 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Re-whisk egg mixture and pour over veggies. Rotate pan to spread the egg mixture out and reduce temperature to medium-low. Clamp on a lid and allow to cook, undisturbed, for 6-8 minutes. Remove lid, and using a spatula, loosen omelette from the bottom of the pan. Rotate pan to continue distributing any loose egg mixture. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes more.

Flip omelette and sprinkle top with cheese. Cover and cook 3-4 minutes more, or until cheese is melted.

Serve with hot sauce and sour cream as condiments. Shows above with 2 pieces of thick cut bacon.

Serves 4.


Homemade Egg Drop Soup

So easy to make, you’ll wonder why you order take away!

4 cups low sodium chicken stock (or make your own)
2 tsp grated ginger
2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp turmeric (for colour)
2 tbsp corn starch mixed with 4 tbsp water
4 eggs (beaten)
sliced green onions for garnish

Bring stock to a boil and reduce heat to medium low. Add grated ginger, onion powder and turmeric and allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes. Mix in corn starch slurry and allow to simmer for one more minute. Then slowly drizzle in beaten eggs in a spiral, not stirring the soup to allow the eggs to form larger ribbons in the soup. Simmer for 2-3 more minutes to cook the eggs. Serve in bowls with sliced green onions for garnish. Serves 3-4.


Polpettone del Tacchino (Turkey Meatloaf)

Polpettone del Tacchino (Turkey Meatloaf)

3 lbs ground turkey breast
2 cups Italian bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups medium salsa
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 cup steak sauce (A1 or equivalent)
4 ounces egg substitute (or 2 whole large eggs)
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Either organic ketchup or Dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until homogenized (but not overworked). Divide mixture into two, and place in standard size loaf pans. Place pans on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven, drizzle top of loaf with either ketchup or Dijon mustard. Return to oven and bake an additional 15 minutes.

Allow to sit for 15 minutes before slicing into 3/4″ pieces. Serve with roasted redskin potatoes and a green salad.

Makes: 24 slices.


Cranberry Sage Stuffing

Cranberry Sage Stuffing

3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, minced
5 large celery stalks, chopped (if you have the leaves, chop them too)
2 cups dried cranberries
4 cups white bread, toasted and cut into cubes (or, if dry enough, just crunched up)
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 tsp pepper
2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock, separated

In a large skillet melt the butter with the olive oil, and then sauté the onion and celery together for 3-4 minutes, until tender. Add dried cranberries, and 1 cup of vegetable stock. bring to a simmer for 2 minutes to help replump up dired cranberries.

Transfer everything to a large mixing bowl, and then add toasted bread, sage, eggs, and pepper. Toss together and use just enough of the remaining stock to hold everything together so that it is moist, but not dripping.

Spray an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick spray, and turn out the stuffing, patting down to make sure all the stuffing is level.

Bake at 350F for 30 minutes until heated through and brown on top.


Healthy Frittata

Healthy Frittata

1 tsp olive oil
Non-stick cooking spray
1 large potato, diced (about 14 ounces)
1 medium onion, diced (about 6 ounces)
1 medium green pepper, diced (about 5 ounces)
5 ounces Canadian Bacon, diced
16 ounces Egg Substitute (Pasteurized Egg Whites are acceptable as well — as long as equivalent to 8 eggs)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Lightly spray an oven-safe 12-inch non-stick skillet, place over medium-low heat, and add one tablespoon olive oil; tilt pan to coat. When oil begins to ripple, add potatoes and sauté for two minutes. Add onions and sauté for an addition two minutes. Turn broiler on high at this point to warm up. Add green pepper and sauté for two minutes more. Add Canadian Bacon, and sauté for one final minute. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top of sautéed veggies and meat. Add Egg Substitute evenly over all. Season with Kosher salt and finely ground black pepper.

Using a spatula, gently work the egg mixture through the filling, and ensure it does not stick to the sides of the pan. The eggs will begin to firm up and a crust will begin to form around the edges. This takes about 5-6 minutes. Once the crust has formed, place the pan under the broiler for 3-4 minutes, until the eggs begin to puff up and become a golden brown. Remove from broiler after browning (make sure to watch so that it doesn’t burn!), and allow to cool for a couple minutes before serving. Frittata will deflated slightly and pull away from sides of the skillet. Slice into 4 wedges for a main course, or 8 or more to use as an appetizer. Serves 4 as a main course or 8 (or more) as an appetizer.


Weekend French Toast

Weekend French Toast

12 pieces sliced white bread
8 oz egg substitute
1/2 cup non-fat skim milk
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

For best results, if possible, place bread out on a baking sheet several hours prior to making French Toast to let it dry out. Alternately, place in toaster on lightest setting (bread should not brown).

In a large, shallow container, incorporate all ingredients (except bread) with a whisk until brown sugar is completely dissolved.

Place a large frying pan over medium heat and spritz with cooking spray. Take one piece of bread at a time and dip in egg mixture, turning over quickly so bread does not go soggy, and place in skillet. Do not dip more bread than you can fry at one time. Process in batches, cooking about 3 minutes on the first side (or until browned), and 1-2 minutes on the second. Respray pan between batches.

Discard left over egg mixture.

Serve with bacon (or turkey bacon, or soy substitute), fresh fruit (strawberries are exceptionally sweet right now, but blueberries, or even nectarines would be nice), and if desired, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

Serves: 4