Cauliflower Egg Bites

I tried something very similar from Trader Joe’s, they were amazing, and then I looked at the packaging and knew I could come up with something just as tasty and not be left with a bunch of plastic wrap and cardboard. These are super quick to whip up and freeze beautifully. Just pop them in the oven for 15 min at 350, and let sit for 1 minutes after.

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped fine in the food processor
  • 1 c shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 400. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake wrappers. Spray with olive oil lightly.

Mix Cauliflower, shredded cheese and eggs into a mixing bowl and let it sit for a few minutes.

Scoop about 1/4 c of the mixture into each muffin tin, filling just below the top.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Edges with be golden brown.

Let sit for 5 minutes, pop out of muffin tin with a spoon. If freezing, let cool completely.

Makes 12.

Zucchini Blossom Fritatta

This is from Patricia Wells – so it is perfect! This dish is so easy to make and will impress the heck out of your guests.

  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • Salt
  • 16 – 20 zuk Blossoms, trimmed from stem
  • 7 oz goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp finely grated parmigiano
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp dried mon
  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • In a small pan heat 2 tsp oil over medium heat, add onions and pinch of salt. Cook until soft.
  • Spray a 10 inch pie pan with olive oil. Spread onions on the bottom, top with cheeses, layer with zuk blossoms, pour eggs over the blossoms, sprinkle with mint.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden.
  • Slice into wedges.
  • Serves 4.
  • Taco Pizza

    This recipe comes from Eating Well with a few minor tweaks. I found that 1/2 c a water was not adequate to bring the dough together so I added another 1/2 c. I also added a few more ingredients to the vegetarian delight!

    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 1/2 c masa harina
    • ½ c sliced scallions
    • ½ – 1 c water
    • 1 tbsp chili powder
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 1 can black beans, heated and mashed
    • 1 c shredded pepper Jack cheese
    • 2 c shredded romaine lettuce
    • 1 medium ripe avocado, thinly sliced
    • ¼ c slivered red onion
    • ½ c pico de gallo or fresh salsa
    • 1/4 c crema
    • Sliced olives

    Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 400°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Beat eggs in a medium bowl.

    Mix in masa, scallions, water, chili powder, garlic powder and salt. Spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet into a 9-by-11-inch oval. Bake the crust until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

    Spread beans on the crust and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes more. Top the pizza with romaine, avocado, onion, pico de gallo, olives and cilantro. Drizzle with crema.

    Serves 4.

    Asparagus Puff

    This is from Patricia Wells The Provence Cookbook – it’s perfect for lunch or a light dinner.

    • 1 lb asparagus, cut into 1/2 inch pieces, lightly steamed
    • 4 oz Pancetta, cooked crispy and drained
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 c whole milk
    • Salt and pepper

    Preheat oven to 425.

    Butter the inside of a 10 inch round dish.

    Whisk eggs and milk, season with salt and pepper, add asparagus and pour 1/2 in the round dish. Sprinkle Pancetta over eggs, pour remaining egg mixture.

    Bake for 40 – 50 minutes until set and golden on top.

    Cut into wedges and serve.

    Serves 6.

    Spicy Chickpeas with Runny Eggs and Proscuitto

    This is a great weeknight meal – it comes together quickly and tastes wonderful.

    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    • 1 sprig rosemary (optional)
    • 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed
    • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
    • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
    • 1 Tbsp sweet smoked paprika
    • 1 c heavy cream or almond cream
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • 2 large eggs
    • 4 thin slices of prosciutto

    Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium. Cook garlic and rosemary, tossing, until garlic is golden brown and rosemary crisps up slightly but isn’t browned, about 30 seconds for rosemary and 2 minutes for garlic. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, tomato paste, and paprika to skillet and cook, stirring often, about 10 minute. Mix in cream, season with salt and lots of pepper, and bring to a simmer. Crack eggs into chickpea mixture and season them with kosher salt. Cover and cook until white parts of eggs are set but yolks are still runny, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and drape prosciutto around eggs.

    Serves 2.

    Baked Eggs in Spinach

    This recipe is so a one pan wonder and it tastes amazing. Be sure to take your eggs out before they are fully set as they will continue to cook.

    • 2 leeks, sliced thin
    • 2 jalapeños, minced
    • 2 cloves garlic minced
    • 2 tbsp butter
    • 12 oz spinach
    • 4 oz feta, crumbled
    • 2 c cilantro, chopped
    • 4 eggs
    • Salt
    • Aleppo pepper
    • Hot sauce

    Preheat oven to 375.

    Melt butter in a 10 inch oven proof skillet. Add leeks, garlic and peppers and cook u til soft over medium heat. Stir in spinach and cilantro, cook until wilted, stir in feta. Break eggs into the spinach and bake for about 7 minutes. Season with salt and Aleppo.

    Serves 4.

    Shakshuka

    I can’t believe I’ve never made this dish before – I have at least 3 cookbooks with similar recipes – it is a great weeknight meal. I made a few tweaks.

    • Olive oil
    • 3 – 4 jarred roasted red peppers, chopped
    • 1 onion sliced thin
    • Salt
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 1 tsp tumeric
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 2 lbs ripe tomatoes or canned tomatoes, chopped
    • 4 oz goat cheese, sliced
    • 6 eggs
    • Pita bread or flatbread

    Heat oven to 375.

    Heat oil in an oven proof 12 inch skillet. Add peppers and onions with a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to medium and cook stirring until the veggies are soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in spices and cook 1 minute.

    Stir in tomatoes, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Cook partially covers until tomatoes are very soft and form a thick sauce, about 15 minutes. Stir in goat cheese. Crack eggs over the surface and bake for 7 – 10 minutes until eggs are just set. Serve with pita.

    Serves 4.

    Texas Toast with an Egg in It

    I had this recipe for the first time on vacation – I love having garlic bread with eggs for breakfast! Here is my version on it.

    2 eggs, lightly beaten

    1/2 c milk

    2 cloves garlic minced

    4 pieces of thick sliced bread

    Butter

    4 eggs

    Preheat a girdle over medium high heat and butter generously.

    Whisk together milk, 2 eggs and garlic. Cut a hole using a shot glass into the bread. Dip in egg mixture and place on the griddle. Cook until golden on one side, flip and add your egg. Cook until almost done, then flip and cook for 1 minute. Add more butter to the griddle as needed.

    Serves 2 – 4.

    Cherry Clafoutis

    This dish screams spring! Put the cherries in with the pits – it really makes a differnce in the flavor. This dish is also best served warm.

    Ingredients:
    1 vanilla bean scraped (put pod in an air tight container to make vanila sugar)
    3/4 c heavy cream
    1/2 c almond meal
    1/2 c vanilla sugar
    2 eggs
    2 egg yolks
    1 tbsp kirsch
    1 tsp vanilla extraxt
    1 lb of cherries, with stems and pits

    Preheat oven to 375.

    Whisk together all the ingredients except the cherries and pour into shallow baking pan. Arrange the cherries with the stems up.

    Bake for 30 – 40 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.

    Serves 8 -10.