Caprese Baked Egg Cups I learned five things yesterday. 1. Having a cocktail after making a freakishly giant mess in the kitchen helps calm the stress of cleaning up AND makes it go faster… or just makes you forget how long it takes? 2. Making your husband a happy hour cocktail [a manjito?!] 3. iChatting with loved ones in another state after a big cocktail (oops I know… I left out the part about how big it was in #1) is awesome. 4. 5. Geez. All hangovers and unrealistic, dreamy 2002 relationships aside, these baked eggs are where it’s at. Well, I totally thought that and I was totally wrong. Caprese Baked Egg Cups makes 4 cups [2 x 3 1/2 in ramekins] 4 or 8 eggs (depending on if you want 1 or 2) 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 3-4 ounces mozzarella cheese, chopped (I used marinated mozz from Trader Joe’s, hence the seasoning) 8-10 fresh basil leaves 2 teaspoons cream or milk salt and pepper softened butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter each ramekin and fill with a few pieces of tomato, cheese and basil.
Flourless Egg and Cottage Cheese Savory Breakfast Muffin Recipe (Nutrient-dense, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free) My recipe for simple Egg "Muffins" has been one of the most popular recipes on Kalyn's Kitchen for quite a while, and it's something I still enjoy for a quick grab-and-go breakfast. But even the best breakfast idea can get boring when you've made it for years, so about a month ago I set my mind to creating a different type of savory breakfast muffin. I wanted a muffin that had eggs, but with a more texture and more nutritionally dense than the original Egg "Muffins." It took me five tries to come up with a combination I thought was just right, but I've made these muffins several times since I finalized the recipe, and I hope some of you will love these new muffins as much as I do. I do realize though, that with some unusual ingredients like almond meal, raw hemp seeds, flax seed meal, and nutritional yeast (along with eggs, cottage, Parmesan, and green onions) some people are going to turn their nose up at this combination. Instructions: Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Printer Friendly Recipe
Healthy Breakfast Recipes - Easy High Protein Options Photo: Courtesy Of America's Test Kitchen. Ok, yes, we know you've heard it many, many times before. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Not only does it get your metabolism going, but if you do it right, it can also give you a serious energy boost to carry you right through your hectic morning. But, here's the thing about breakfast: Unless you work from home or enjoy getting up before the sun, finding the time to whip something up before starting your day can be next to impossible. Thankfully, the culinary masterminds at America's Test Kitchen help prove that a healthy, energizing breakfast is well within your reach. Want more healthy food stories? Blueberry-Pear-Ginger-Oatmeal Muffins This Blueberry-Pear-Ginger-Oatmeal Muffin recipe earns high marks for its creative (not to mention, virtually fat-free) combination of oats and fruit. Ingredients Makes 12 muffins. Topping: 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup sliced almonds Oatmeal Scones
Skinny Orange Chicken Recipe Skinny Orange Chicken This "skinny" orange chicken recipe is made with a heavenly orange chicken sauce, but without all of the calories of traditional Chinese orange chicken. Everyone will love it! Happy New Year’s, everyone! I hope that your 2014 is off to a terrific start. So for all of you new years resolution folks who are out there scanning the world wide webosphere looking for lighter recipes after a holiday season full of sweets, you’ve come to the right place. This version packs all of the amazing sweet and savory orange flavor of the restaurant-style version, but with only a fraction of the calories and fat. Interested? Read on for the simple how-to with a photo tutorial. (Before we get to the recipe, I also wanted to invite you to participate in our New Year’s Instagram giveaway. The main key to lightening up this restaurant classic is that we simply saute the chicken instead of fry it. And as I said, this skinny orange chicken recipe can literally be made in about 20 minutes. !
22 Simple Ways To Start Eating Healthier This Year Challah French Toast « PDXfoodlove Challah has such a unique crumb. The air bubbles it contains are smaller than your average loaf of bread, but it is still so light! It is a delicious treat with a hint of sweetness to its flavor – almost like it’s asking to be used to soak something up. An egg custard mixture, perhaps. Some people might argue that it is even better than fresh when it’s in French toast form. The good news is, you don’t have to decide. Here’s what you need: - a few Tbps. unsalted butter - About six slices of day-old challah - 2 eggs - 1/2 cup milk - 1/2 tsp. vanilla - 1/2 tsp. cinnamon - 1/4 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg - 1 Tbsp. half and half - Pinch of salt Topping ideas: - powdered sugar - cinnamon - fresh fruit - maple or fruit syrup The night before, it is helpful to slice the challah and lay it out so that as much surface area as possible touches the air, so it dries overnight. In a shallowish bowl, use a fork to whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and half and half.
Arancini (Rice Balls) with Marinara Sauce Recipe My first taste of authentic arancini, or Italian rice balls, was at Stuzzi Ristorante, a tiny restaurant in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood and just steps from where I attended culinary school. Back then, we knew the local hotspot as Bar Stuzzi, and it was a favorite for Italian small plates paired with towering glasses of crisp Prosecco. I’ll never forget my first taste of arancini, as my eyes went wide at the sight of the baseball-sized rice balls coated in breadcrumbs, deep-fried and served atop a bed of bright red marinara. If fried rice isn’t your thing, then arancini are the ultimate excuse for using up what’s left of the ol’ Uncle Ben’s in the fridge.
10 Oatmeal Recipes Worth Getting Out of Bed For Let’s face it: Plain oatmeal can get pretty boring. Though it’s loaded with soluble fiber that can reduce cholesterol and keep you full, basic oatmeal sometimes just doesn’t cut it. So in honor of National Oatmeal Month, we scoured the web for unexpected oatmeal recipes from some of our favorite food bloggers. Let these crazy creations (Sriracha and peanut butter — we dare ya!) inspire you to take your breakfast to the next level. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.