Archive for the ‘Breakfast’ Category

Pizza Omelet!

So this idea happened because I was trying to empty out my refrigerator.  I had some ingredients leftover from our homemade pizza night and so I put them to good use!

1. I started out by beating some eggs in a bowl and adding salt, pepper and a tiny bit of milk.

2. Add the eggs to an omelet pan and wait until they start to solidify.  Poke some holes with your spatula so that the wet egg starts to seep through and cook.

3.  Once your eggs are cooked to desired consistency (i.e. not too runny if you don’t like them not too runny) add your marinara sauce, peperoni and some cheese (I added grated Parmesan- it was a great choice!).

4. Flip the one half of your egg over the other (you know, omelet style, people!)

and viola!  Simple and it’s different from the usual over easy egg breakfast!

P.S.  This would be a great DINNER idea too!  It’s the perfect mix of breakfast and dinner!



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So Hubby and I were in Sonoma this past weekend and we had the time of our lives!  I will be sure to do a Sonoma post in the next couple of days, don’t you worry!  Coming back from a delightful vacation is never easy especially when you have little to no food in the fridge and you need to make dinner.  So I scanned the fridge and saw:

  eggs, zucchini, onions,turkey meatballs, roasted red peppers (in a jar), and scallions.

So I:

1. sauteed the veggies, added some chopped-up turkey meatballs that I previously made and froze for easy eating

2. In a separate bowl, whisked 6 eggs, salt, pepper and scallions

3. Added it to the pan with the veggies

4. Wait for the eggs to “set” (meaning: wait until you are able to lift the edge of the egg off of the pan and maintains it’s shape)

Mix it all together and this is what you got!


5. Add cheese to the top (I used Smoked Gouda with Black Pepper) Stick the whole pan into the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the egg looks cooked.

6. Pull it out of the oven, put a large plate on top of the pan and flip it over so that the egg lands upside down on the dish.

7. Voila!  Your fritatta is complete!  Serve with some toast and you have yourself a delicious dinner with plenty of leftovers for breakfast tomorrow!

The best part of making fritattas is that there is really no rhyme or reason to what can go in!  You can use anything that you have leftover in your fridge!  Veggies, meats, cheeses- whatever!

Get creative and ENJOY!

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So- you want a low-maintenance, healthy, filling breakfast that really holds your tummy for awhile… ME TOO!  But I also get sooo bored of the same ole’ eggs and toast routine!  Watching “The Chew” one day, I was inspired by Mario Batalli’s Duck Eggs with Fontina on Grilled Bread recipe.  I don’t have duck eggs nor have I ever seen them in the grocery store, but I decided to put my own spin on this dish since I was craving something outside of my normal breakfast box with eggs… normal- – – grocery store – – -eggs.

  Soooo here we go!

All you need for Christine’s version is:

Bread- preferably a hearty, grain-y type of bread.  A baguette would work wonderfully!

Eggs- however many you usually have

Salt and Pepper- to taste

A block of Asiago Cheese

Start with some tasty toasted bread- I think THIS is what makes this plate fabulous!  This is whole wheat rye bread with the “everything bagel seasoning” all over it.  I don’t know WHERE this has been all my life but I NEVER want to live without it again.  I miss and crave “everything bagels” every once in awhile but I resist because to me, they are just over-carb-o-licious calories that I just don’t need.  But this is a very good substitute!  {sigh……..everything bagels} OK! moving on…..

So then you fry up your eggs– however you like em!  In our house {errr…apartment} we like over-easy eggs!  I usually like mine a little bit towards over-hard but I must say, the extra dippy- the better in this particular instance!

Give em a quick flip…

And place them on your toasted fancy bread (it doesn’t NEED to be fancy)…

Then get your cheese grater out and sprinkle some asiago cheese all over that baby!

And you’ve got yourself a new, re-vamped version of the same ole’ eggs and toast!

Sooo tasty!  Sooo yummy!  And a nice little way to change up your daily eggs routine!


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So the quest continues… and I think that I’ve developed a strong front-runner!

This idea began after one of my girlfriends suggested that I try one of her favorite juicing recipes.  The recipe involves limes, beets and mint!  Ok—- so it sounds great and refreshing minus the beets.  I began to count the times on one hand that I’ve even tried a beet!  It wasn’t traumatic or anything but it just hasn’t happened very often.  But I’m an experimenter and I like trying new things so- I’m all over it!  First step was to go to the grocery store and grab all the ingredients.  I manage to find myself a bushel-o-beets and some limes however, mint was the problematic ingredient…and since my stupid neighbors complained so many times about me watering my plants and water dripping onto their precious outdoor patio, I was forced to murder my mint plant… and NOW is the moment where I hate her more than ever before!
So I went online and tried to figure out a different way to make this “pink lemonade”… so I find this other recipe that involves:

Apples (perfect! I have those)

Beets (got em!)

Carrots (YESSSSSS!  I need to use those before they go bad!)

Cucumber (wahoo! we’re good to go!)


So the “pink lemonade” will be put on the back burner for now… but I shall return, don’t you worry!

So we start with the carrots…..

yummm carrot juice

Then add the cucumber and apples…

Then here comes the beets!

Beet Juice

the aftermath...

the aftermath of which was traumatizing…

But the juice OH so delicious!  REALLY- REALLY good! And the beets are a WONDERFUL addition!  It give it a sweet, smooth taste that is just killer!


This is one of my fav’s so far!  Both Hubby and I REALLY enjoyed this one with our egg-white omelets!

BEFORE you enjoy this on your own, you should know some important facts about Beet Juice which I was reading about all weekend!  Beets are one of the most powerful vegetables around and really have some great health benefits HOWEVER, the juice needs to be diluted with another juice such as apple, carrot or cucumber because it can give you fever, chills, and heart palpitations because it absorbs so quickly into the bloodstream.  So please do not just juice beets and suck it down in its pure un-diluted form!  Read more here:




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As promised in my post from yesterday, I made Daphne Oz’s Spinach/Apple/Cucumber/Ginger juice and it was great!  The only difference between mine and hers was that I forgot to buy fresh ginger 😦 soooo, I didn’t get the full Daphne experience.  I will however, definitely try this again with ginger and let you know how it goes!

Sliced apples, some spinach and a half of cucumber

Then for fun I added a small chunk of pineapple and some broccoli!

Green deliciousness!

Anything green MUST be good for you!  It was tasty too!


Thanks, Daphne!

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The idea for this recipe came from my friend Kristin while we were hiking the other day.
A hike is always a great place to get inspired!   Whether that inspiration be healthy recipes, home organization, your grocery shopping list or whatever else you think of!  I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m doing something great for my body, that I’m outside in the clean air with plants and other vegetation surrounding me, or that I was just craving some sort of refreshing nourishment! haha I certainly needed it for those hills!  But hikes usually inspire me in some way!

You'll need...

Spinach, Fat Free Plain Yogurt, Flax Seed, half of a bananna, a few strawberries and blueberries (not too many), a squeeze of honey and some milk! (oops forgot Peanut Butter for some added protein!)

Add it all into the blender

It'll look like this..... green and ugly

BUT it's so delicious!

and it’s the perfect morning drink to enjoy while you’re reading Pretty and Delicious!

(notice the bottle of wine in the background…that’s for later!)

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