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Italian Vegetable Frittata - a quick easy meal anytime and a great meal for all those fresh ingredients in your produce drawer. 30 minute meal by Brittany | Words Like Honeycomb

Welcome to Meatless Monday!

It's not too often we can say that around these parts, so I am taking full advantage.

Not to mention, Frittata?!  I mean heyyy FANCY.  But while we can all feel sophisticated by making things such as Frittatas and participating in trendy things such as 'meatless Monday' that doesn't mean we have to work for it.

No, my friends, a frittata is a glorified omelette without the tricky flipping action, so really all this fancy translates to -lazy. 😮

But I won't tell anyone if you won't.

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Frittata is Italian and translates as "fried" so...that pretty much decided the fact that I would be experimenting with this lovely egg dish where you throw in-all-the-things.

And that is truly what it is all about.

A simple bit of chopping up veggies and shredding of cheese and you are well over half way there to your Italian breakfast dinner!

I sort of emptied the produce drawer in my fridge for this one, and it worked out GREAT.  So, feel free to do the same with your own...and get creative with it!  Think omelette but easier and bigger and get to chopping 🙂

Once you have prepped your veggies, you will just add it to a medium-hot skillet (that is oven safe) and saute them a bit.  They will get all tender and delicious and all those flavors will just begin to meld together.

Side note: I wanted my potatoes soft, so I threw them in the microwave for a minute or two so they were already prepped for the frittata.  This helped cut out time for sauteing...feel free to use your own discretion on that though!

Whisk all the eggs in a bowl with a dash of milk and add to the skillet, covering all the veggies in your skillet.  Pop the skillet in the oven for a few minutes and then add the cheese.

In no time you will have this colorful egg-pie-skillet-fluffy dinner with a blanket of cheesy goodness on top ready for slicing!

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Each slice is loaded with staying power, veggies and cheese to make this breakfast/brunch/dinner all kinds of levels of comfort.  I hope you will try this!

Cleaning out the produce drawer never looked so sophisticated 😉

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Italian Vegetable Frittata - a quick easy meal anytime and a great meal for all those fresh ingredients in your produce drawer. 30 minute meal by Brittany | Words Like Honeycomb label

Italian Vegetable Frittata
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 yellow pepper (diced)
  • 1 cup spinach (chopped)
  • 5 fingerling potatoes (diced)
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • ¾ cup smoked gouda (shredded)
  • Olive oil spray
  • Cilantro
Instructions
  1. Prep all vegetable ingredients, microwave potatoes for 1-2 minutes until tender, shred cheese and add to a hot skillet with olive oil spray. Whisk eggs and milk and set aside.
  2. Saute ingredients until tender, about 3-4 minutes and pour egg mixture over veggies. Add to a 350 degree oven for 3-4 minutes or until eggs have set. To test, slice the center, if no egg runs, the frittata is done, if eggs are not done, continue to cook.
  3. Remove from oven sprinkle with the smoked gouda and allow to set for 5 minutes. Slice and serve with desired toppings.
Notes
Optional Toppings: Cilantro, green onion, avocado

 

 

Chipotle Bacon Deviled Eggs

If you grew up anything like me...you had deviled eggs at every holiday, event or church potluck.  They are a staple of southern society...and we ain't changin' it!

Those cute little yellow paprika-sprinkled eggs that cover every picnic table give a sense of stability that every get-together needs and we all know what to expect.  They don't offer  much of a surprise, but whether you love them or just kinda like them, I bet you will be grabbing at least one of those bite-sized goodies...no forks or spoons required!

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Well, don't be scared my friends, but I am about to rock the deviled eggs boat a bit and throw these little cuties right at yo face.

Think traditional deviled eggs...but taken up like several notches with

chipotle peppers...

smoked paprika...

and BACON.

CAPS always necessary when BACON is involved.

I am not saying to break all potluck dinner code and throw out your mayo/mustard egg combo, but PLEASE give these a try!  I was skeptical my self until I whipped these up and ate 2 3 5 too many!

And you just thought I was meaning to photograph three.

Chipotle Bacon Deviled Eggs

You guys should know me better by now...

I still kept a little familiarity in these with the addition of mayo-because nothing...NOTHING...gives the same creaminess as mayo.  But also threw in some Greek yogurt.

I know.

But I am not a fan and definitely could NOT taste it a bit.

I would not steer you wrong when bitter yogurt is involved, folks.  That would just be mean to you and your potluck.

Chipotle Bacon Deviled Eggs

Do me a favor and give these a try, mkay?  You will be happy and do a kitchen dance.

Do it for me.

And the bacon.

always.

I love you bacon.  When did this turn into a bacon love letter?!

Have a great weekend guys!! <3


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Chipotle Bacon Deviled Eggs
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack
Serves: 12 egg halves
Ingredients
  • 6 boiled eggs
  • 1 tbsp. bacon bits (real bacon)
  • 1 tsp. canned chipotle in adobo sauce
  • ¼ tsp. smoked paprika
  • salt + pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp. + 1 tsp. mayo (with olive oil)
  • 1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. Greek yogurt (or plain)
Instructions
  1. Slice boiled eggs lengthwise (into halves) separating yolks into small bowl.
  2. Mash the yolks until small crumbles appear and add bacon, chipotle (minced finely), and seasonings.
  3. Once combined, fold in mayo and yogurt until smooth.
  4. Pipe mixture into egg halves and serve with toppings. *see notes*
Notes
*Topping Options: green onions, cilantro, additional bacon bits

 

 

 

 

 

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hummus single

So I was lying in bed super late the other night (read: 10:30…that’s late right?), not counting sheep, not daydreaming and not planning our next vacation. Nope. That is what normal people do. I, on the other hand, was dreaming up Toasted Mediterranean Avocado Hummus.

Before you get all impressed with my dedication to this blog, I need you to know I had selfish intentions. First of all, I love BREAD. Because all carbs basically whisper my name 100% of the time (blessing and curse), but also because it has been a hot minute since I had any type of toast in my life. I KNOW. What kind of person doesn’t have toast on a regular basis? Me. I am that person.

So, the toast, THAT was definitely happening, but I couldn’t decide what delicious spread was going to reunite me with that golden toast. I knew I wanted to pile on ALL.THE.THINGS. because if this wasn’t a dead giveaway I tend to go just a bit overboard on toppings. So before the internal debate had gotten too intense, a light bulb went off, and my glorious kitchen bestie, the FOOD PROCESSOR, appeared in my head…angels singing and all! Hummus was definitely the answer to my toppings conundrum and the spread to unite me with my long lost craving of toast.

Food Processor Ingredients

Those lovely chickpeas all cozy next to my favorite, the avocado, as well as a touch of the salty—feta and Kalamata olives—and some fresh staple ingredients blend into a dense spread fit to withstand endless toppings!

toasting bread

This hummus had Steven and I “mmmmm-ing” the whole time we hovered over the bowl like animals sat at the table like the classy adults we are and tried all the combinations of toppings we could think of!

Spoiler Alert: They’re ALL good.

buffet toast

Go raid your pantry of all the yummy things and get that buffet ready for a Mediterranean Avocado Hummus party! Whether pita, toast… errr spoon… (not that I am speaking from experience or anything)

Ahem.

This hummus will leave your mouth in Mediterranean party mode and add that flare you need to get through your Wednesday and closer to FRIDAY.

HALLELUJAH.

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Toasted Mediterranean Avocado Hummus
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • Hummus
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 leaves fresh basil
  • 5-6 Kalamata olives
  • 3 tbsps plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsps feta cheese + extra for serving
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Toast
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • Olive oil spray
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to food processor and blend on high until combined.
  2. Scrape sides of food processor as necessary and pour into dish.
  3. Slice bread in ¾-1 inch pieces and spray olive oil on each side.
  4. Place on flat top grill or large skillet for 1-2minutes per side or until slightly brown.
  5. Serve bread with a generous layer of hummus and any desired toppings.
Notes
***Optional Toppings***
Sliced Boiled eggs, fresh corn, sliced grape tomatoes, green onion, olive oil, bacon, basil, feta-the options are endless- so enjoy and have fun with it!