Breakfast Pizza

Okay so it’s really an omelette but in my mind I was putting it together like a pizza so work with me on this…

I chopped up half a zucchini and a large handful of mushrooms and sautéd them in a small frying pan. Then I poured 2 beaten eggs with a drop of vanilla thrown in (adds a neat very subtle flavour). I then aded a few halved grape tomatoes. I cooked this up like an omelette and covered it. (You can also put the pan in the oven and cook it that way but for a small omelette it seemed like overkill in a big oven. Covering it worked fine).

When the top was pretty much cooked I used two spatulas to flip it and put some grated old cheddar cheese on top and slid it onto a plate. Then I added some slice avocado on top.  The heat from the eggs finished melting the cheese which held the avocado in place and within about 7 minutes I had a delicious breakfast. You could make this for dinner too and add different ingredients like sliced meat, onion, mushroom in larger slices etc – anything that you might put on a pizza could work here. For my meal, I served it with a bit of hot sauce just to kick it up a notch.

This would be fun to make with kids and let them put different toppings on it just like a pizza.  Great way to get kids to eat a good breakfast!

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Zucchini Cheese Strata

My apologies – I started to re-blog this last week and realized I already had a blog going that day so I cancelled this one.  It looked so good and since stratas are one of my all time favourite brunch meals I am re-blogging it now.  This recipe is gluten free but if that is not an issue for you then I would use a large loaf or two of french bread. I also make this recipe with sautéed mixed vegetables as well.  You can put anything into it.  Pancetta is great diced in small pieces.  Also I generally use egg whites so when I make a strata I go half and half with whole eggs and egg whites. This recipe comes from a blog I follow called Gluten-Free Gus.

Enjoy!

http://glutenfreegus.com/2013/11/05/zucchini-cheese-strata/

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Enjoy

Zucchini Boats

I have heard it is often tough to get kids (and some adults) to eat vegetables – personally I love veggies but that is me.  I came across a recipe that I thought was really smart and delicious.  Zucchini Boats!  I am attaching the link to the blog that featured them along with the photo from that blog.  Use your imagination (and your kids imagination) for toppings. Enjoy!

http://www.prouditaliancook.com/tag/zucchini-boats

 

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This recipe looks delicious and is healthy to boot! Think I will have to try it this week. The dish is categorized as vegan. I love following this blog not only for the great recipes but for the photography as well. Check it out!

The Healthy Flavor

We love, love zucchini in my family. In fact, you have probably noticed I use it a lot in my dishes. It is filling, healthy and absolutely delicious whether it’s baked or grilled. So, I decided to make vegan stuffed zucchinis for dinner with a nice garlic kick. My husband absolutely loved them and said the flavors reminded him of a crab cake. With a crunchy golden crust as a topping, you’ll be dying to eat another.

Recipe:  Serves 4  Prep time: 15 mins  Cook time: 30 mins

Print recipe

1 heaping cup or 1 large red bell pepper finely chopped

1/2 red onion finely chopped

4 medium zucchinis

2 tablespoons olive oil plus extra for drizzling

2 or 3 large cloves of garlic minced or crushed through a garlic press

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Pinch of cayenne pepper

Few grinds of…

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