This was our brunch this morning fresh from the Shaker Square Farmers Market, Gluten free rye bread, Parmesan rosemary , tarts with mushroom duxelles , zucchini and beets, smoked trout , organically raised pork rillettes, raw milk blue cheese, goat cheese and just pressed cider!
Skinny Sexy Brunch!
Not a day goes by when I don't have a craving for Mexican food. Sadly for me, Mexican Food is generally the most calorie and fat loaded, but it doesn't have to be! I found alot of easy ways to get the same flavors while keeping it skinny. Fresh salsas, Feta with spicy black pepper and fresh greens help to make these Chilaquiles delicious but not bad on the diet!
This is a very easy dish to prepare and surprisingly filling! Unsalted blue corn chips are the base. Then just take one egg and break it into a nonstick pan that you've melted just a little bit of butter in. (For extra points use a butter and olive oil mixture!) Season it with your favorite mixed herbs (I love Penzeys "Sunny Paris" for this!) and add a handful of torn fresh Kale or chard and some black beans if you want them. Cover it for a minute until the greens start to wilt and with a fork toss the whole thing together. Add about two tablespoon of the feta and stir into themixture until it's melted. Take the egg mixture and slide it onto the cornchips and cover with your favorite salsa. That's it! South of the border goodness with only a fraction of the richness and all of the flavor!
My husband loves breakfast , but unless I prepare it for him he'll simply reach for the cold cereal. "Yuck " I say.. "Why eat that when its just as easy to prepare something delightful?"
Jim adores waffles but both of us are avoiding gluten . Fortunately there's an answer ! Vans makes wonderful gluten free toaster waffles that are delicious and so simple.. Just pop them into the toaster and they come out crispy and delicious! If you're watching calories though be aware that the gluten free products commercially available ARE wonderful, but they often times contain a zillion calories. Just use them carefully and you'll be fine. They are a delightful substitute when nothing but a crunchy waffle will do.
This was yesterday's version of breakfast.
|1/2 small fresh apple(s)|
|2 item(s) frozen waffle(s), toasted|
|1 large banana(s)|
|1 tsp salted butter|
|1 Tbsp light cream|
|1 Tbsp maple syrup|
|1/4 tsp ground cinnamon|
Toast waffles! Slice the banana and apple and saute' until lightly browned with one teaspoon of butter. Place waffle on a plate and divide the warm fruit on top. Drizzle with the cream and syrup, dust with cinnamon and serve.You could just as easily use fresh pears and a handful of chopped walnuts, or some apple, onion, a wee bit of cheddar and a bit of Canadian Bacon.
It's so much fun to cook with produce that you've grown yourself! This mornings brunch was easy.. Mesclun and chives, from the garden,feta cheese, peppered smoked trout (Ducktrap!) and a easy sauce made from chopped fresh horseradish greens, vegannaise and rice wine vinegar . 6 skinny ingredients... Fresh , simple and delicious and full of Vitamin L! (Love!)
If I'd really been thinking I'd have had some Prosecco and fresh peaches ready!