Inside Out Ham & Swiss Omelet
I'm always looking for ways to make the foods I eat on a regular basis even tastier to prevent myself from becoming bored. Who doesn't love toasty, gooey cheese? Here's how I gave my omelet a twist. Literally.
This is hardly a recipe but the results were so great that now it's going to be one. I have a lot of frozen pre-cut fruit hanging out in a ziploc bag in my freezer -- they were leftover from the fruit skewers we put out at my sister's baby shower. I took a healthy handful of it and threw it in the blender, then splashed in some OJ to get it going. Let the blender do its thing, and voila.
Raspberry White Chocolate Chip Waffles
Played with my waffle recipe this morning by adding some fresh raspberries and white chocolate chips that I had leftover from the Valentine's Day muffins I baked for the girls at work -- and what a great idea it was! I love the bite of the raspberry seeds and the intense flavor that develops when they cook on the waffle iron.
Zucchini Bikini Pumpkin Bread
We'll name this skinny version of Zucchini Bread after my Zucchini Bikini Soup. After all, it is much lighter than the zucchini bread I was told about. This is my first zucchini bread ever, as in the first I have ever tried, and therefore tried to make. (Okay, this one pictured is the second one, because round one of recipe testing was a major fail.) It's surprisingly delicious, moist (and almost fat free) and packed with healthy stuff. I also decided to add a fall twist with the pumpkin. You zucchini bread connoisseurs can try this out and let me know how I did.
Every morning, I walk by the French bakery at my building and crave quiche. Creamy, cheesy, gooey quiche. And I always resist. Last Sunday, the craving inspired me to try making my own. Alas, I enjoyed creamy and cheesy goodness without any of the guilt.
Coconut Chicken & Banana Waffles
It wasn't until recently that I first tried Chicken & Waffles, and O-M-G, did I fall in love. I didn't think it could be easily made at home, much less made healthy. Wrong! Here is a fit twist on the Southern fave.
Apple Cinnamon Yo-To-Go
I much prefer to sweeten my own yogurt versus buying the fruit-flavored (and sugar-loaded!) variety. I call this yo-to-go because I usually whip this up at home and enjoy it as a snack at work. It also tastes better after the flavors hang out.
Green Eggs & Ham
My version of this Dr. Seuss classic is an easy spin on your morning eggs. Serve over whole grain toast or brown rice for a complete meal any time of day. I think next time I make this, I'll invite my friends over for brunch -- it's pretty, elegant, and very easy! Bring on the mimosas...
Simply Poached Egg
I'm proud to admit that the egg pictured in this post is my first poached egg, ever! Turns out, it's not as hard as some may think. Once you get the poaching part down, you can put the egg over anything -- toast, an English muffin, steamed asparagus -- you name it! Just go for it!