Mini Frittatas

With a few days off this week, I’m trying to stock up on some freezable, quick breakfast items.  I am not a huge fan of breakfast, and it needs to be small and light if it’s going to happen.  Shawn is on his bike so early that something portable is a huge plus.  I saw these little guys on some Buzzfeed post and tried to mock them up – they were pretty good!  But I should have greased the muffin tin a bit better – huge, stuck mess.  I would make more of these for sure, though.  Quick and very filling for breakfast.

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Goat Cheese and Olive Mini Sandwiches

Of the three mini sandwiches we made for our awesome group wine outing, this was by far my favorite.  But olives and goat cheese are fantastic, so there you go.  Definite make again.

 

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Veggie Tortilla Roll-ups

This was the second mini sandwich we did for our wine tour with our friends, and it was another good one. I would definitely make it again for a get together or even for a lunch. Yummy vegetarian option. We did half on wheat and half on plain tortillas, and you could mix and match with any flavor.

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Potato Leek Soup

So I really do love grocery shopping.  Minus the crowds.  But the weird schedule with riding at night makes shopping on the internet and picking up the groceries pretty helpful some weeks.  The problem is, you don’t always get what you ordered, and apparently sometimes green onions = leeks?  I wasn’t sure what else to do with 3 large leeks besides potato leek soup!  As much as I am not a potato fan, this came out well enough that I actually liked it. 🙂  This was very simple, and I used an immersion blender to get it smooth.

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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

We have been trying semi-successfully to make sure we have at least one meatless dinner a week.  I say “semi” because we keep aiming for Monday, and something happens, we get busy, and we end up grabbing something fast (and not veggie).  This worked out well, though – our first go at stuffed peppers in the crock pot, and we used Morning Star crumbles in place of ground beef or turkey.  We loved this!  I have always worried that stuffed peppers in the crock pot would be kind of mushy, but no problems.  We also used quinoa in place of rice and really liked that as well.  A do over for sure.

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Cucumber and Black Eyed Pea Salad

This was a nice base salad with which you could do a lot…we liked it a lot.  I’ve had my eye on this for a while since I love black eyed peas, and am always looking for new ways to use them.  I thought this could use lots more flavor and added more lemon, pepper and salt,  Some herbs tossed in would be great too.  This would be nice for a BBQ or picnic side.  It was nice with grilled pork chops.

 

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Deviled Egg Salad

Deviled eggs and egg salad sandwiches are two of my favorites…makes sense to combine them!  I did this in lettuce wraps instead of bread, and it was very filling.  Great for a quick low carb meal, and it would be perfect for lunch.  You can make this to size, and throw in whatever you like in your egg salad.

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This is was a nice side salad for grilled food over the holiday weekend…we had it with both nice steaks and beer can chicken. 🙂  Versatile!  It would also make a nice lunch…it made a ton, so there was plenty for lunches this week.  Definitely satisfies my “grain” craving while staying on the low-carb side.

 

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Greek Panzanella

I got this one from my friend Missy years ago, and it’s still one of my favorites.  If I didn’t try to stick to low carb, I’d make some variety of Panzanella all the time.  This is another Ina recipe, never gets old.  Went well with our BBQ last weekend.

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Matar Paneer

Despite the fact that we live in international food heaven, paneer can be a pain to find in conventional grocery stores.  It happens that a couple of my favorite Indian recipes are centered around paneer, so I was really excited when my friend Missy sent me a link on how to make homemade paneer.  It was super easy to make and really good.  So we needed a recipe, and I picked Matar Paneer, one I like a lot.  This was kind of a mish-mash of a Madhur Jaffrey recipe and some other cobbled-together on the internet.  We liked it, but next time I’ll add WAY more liquid.  We both like our curries on the soupy side. 😉  It was enjoyable and I’d give it a spin again.  The paneer will *definitely* happen again.

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