Wild Mushroom and Thyme Frittata

Mushroom and Thyme Frittata
Wild Mushroom and Thyme Frittata

Ingedients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (plus a little for the dish)
  • 8 oz. Morel or Baby Bella mushrooms sliced
  • 1 ½ cup Havarti cheese shredded
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼- ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves (Use only half as much if using  dried thyme instead of fresh)
  • 7-8 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

 

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a large frying pan over high heat, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter and add mushrooms. Cook stirring often until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

Butter a 10 inch quiche pan and sprinkle cheese in the bottom.

In a small bowl, mix cream, mustard, thyme, salt and pepper.

Pour just half of the cream mixture over the cheese.

Top with mushrooms and eggs. Pour remaining cream mixture over the top.

Bake until eggs are set, about 35 minutes.

Serves eight.

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Best Vegetable Chili Ever

best vegetable chili ever

Vegetable Chili

Ingredients

1/2 cup olive oil
2 zucchini, cut into ½ inch dice
2 onions, cut into ½ inch dice
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 large bell peppers, cored and cut into ¼ inch dice (I like to use one red and one yellow)
1 large can Italian plum tomatoes, w/ juice
1 ½ lbs. ripe tomatoes, cut into 1-inch dice
2 T chili powder
1 T ground cumin
1 T dried basil
1 T dried oregano
2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. fennel seeds
½ cup fresh Italian (flat leaf) parsley, chopped
1 can canned dark red kidney beans, drained
1 can canned chick-peas (garbanzos), drained
½ cup fresh dill, chopped
2 T fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese, grated
4 scallions (green onions), white bulb & 3  inches green, sliced diagonally

 

 

 Directions

 

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Artichoke Cheese and Rosemary Frittata

artichoke rosemary and cheese  fritatta

Artichoke Cheese and Rosemary Frittata

¼ cup chopped onions
1 jar (8oz) drained artichoke hearts, cut up
1 cup grated cheese (any kind you like, I like Sharp Cheddar & Monterey
Jack)
4 eggs
1/4 cup Bisquick
1 cup milk
½ tsp. fresh rosemary (or ¼ tsp. dried rosemary)
salt and pepper to taste
fresh shaved or grated Parmesean cheese (optional)

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Almond Coconut Granola

coconut almond granola

Almond Coconut Granola*

 

Ingredients

4 cups old fashioned oats

1 cup raw almonds

1/2 cup slivered raw almonds

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

5 tablespoon maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut oil (I use canola oil + ½ tsp. coconut extract)

3 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup dried cherries (I use raisins if I have no cherries in my pantry)

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup chopped dried apricots

½ cup shaved coconut

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, whole almonds, slivered almonds, salt, cinnamon and cardamom and stir to combine.
  3. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, stir together the maple syrup, coconut oil, and honey until the coconut oil is melted. Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla. Pour the liquid over the oat and almond mixture and toss to combine.
  4. Prepare a parchment lined baking sheet and pour the granola mixture on top of the parchment.
  5. Bake the granola for 30 minutes. Remove the baking sheet after 30 minutes and toss the granola. Place the baking sheet back into the oven for another 10 minutes to finish baking. Once the granola is done, remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the granola cool and add the dried fruits. Once cool, break the granola into pieces and store in an airtight container.
  6. Serve up a bowl for breakfast, eat by the handful for a wholesome snack or serve over yogurt or ice cream for a crunchy treat.

 *This is my version of a recipe I originally found at whatsgabycooking.com.

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