Sausage Scramble

I must admit, this week has not been a breakfast week. Nearly every day, I’ve made and downed the proverbial protein smoothie. Pretty basic. 1 1/4 cup coconut milk, 2 scoops protein powder, frozen strawberries. Blendtec. Drink. Done.

But this morning I was craving something more substantial. Just as Rob was rummaging though the cupboard, I asked, “want eggs?”. He said “that sounds way more exciting than oatmeal.” (Internal brain screamed duh! Well of course it is better than that gluten lain stuff!).

So Sausage scramble it is. I use the Jones Dairy Farm frozen sausage from Costco. See link below. It is gluten free and has no additives. I love them. Plus you can pronounce every item on their ingredient list. A must in my book.

http://www.jonesdairyfarm.com/All-Natural-Golden-Brown-Maple-Pork-Sausage-Links-7-oz–P71C9.aspx

Scramble is pretty easy. Remove size ration from container and throw in pan at medium high temperature.

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Prep/ crack eggs. We use 2-3 eggs per person. I wisk my eggs with a fork. Don’t forget some butter. You actually need this to help regrease the pan before you put the eggs in.

Turn and flips sausages so they brown all over. Once they start to darken, use spatula to break into bite size pieces and add butter.

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Before you pour the eggs in the pan, Be sure to lower the temperature to 40-50%. Remember your pan is already super hot from the sausage. Lowering the temp will cook the eggs more evenly in my opinion and not make the rubbery.

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Gently move around pan until completely cooked. Plate and call the troops. “Breakfast is Ready”

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Hope you’ve been noticing the holiday plates. I usually find them after the season is over. I can’t wait to break them out each year!!

Have a Super Day!!

Veggie Pizza

Rob and I have been wanting to try out some veggie pizza. As he is the world’s best pizza maker, taking out of the diet 2 years ago hasn’t been his favorite thing.

Inspiration finally met planning while grocery shopping this weekend.

I give you Portobello and Eggplant pizzas.

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For the portobello mushrooms. Clean off the stems first and take out all the gills. Brush off any excess soil with a dry paper towel. Next time I will use gloves or a spoon for this as the gross gills got under my fingernails. Yuck! Worse than working in the yard!!!!!!
Eggplants should be gently rinsed and then thinly sliced for a flat pizza surface. If you are not a skin person, just take the skins off before you slice the eggplant.

Place veggies on foil cooking sheet.
Cover / brush with olive oil and broil for about 6-8 minutes.

Remove from heat and place on a heat resistant working surface. Add veggies, meat, sauce, cheese, what ever. Place back into the oven for 8-10 minutes. You know it is done when the pepperoni is toasted and the edges just start to curl up (Rob’s pizza tip).

These little dandies can be made and stored in the fridge ahead of time. Since they are chilled coming out of the fridge, be sure to heat up the oven and cook them a little longer to get your veggie base completely heated/cooked.

Enjoy!

Snapz

OMG. These are may new favorite baseball snack. Baked beet chip. They are healthy, yummy, gluten free, no additives. Yes there is 1 ingredient. BEETS!!!
60 calories of goodness. Just glad the bag is small.

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1 draw back . . . The flecks left in your teeth do look really red. Not very flattering and, no. There are no pictures of my teeth.

Protein Pancakes

Yeah – I worked on the protein pancake recipe this am.  Much better this time around.

Mix in bowl or Blender:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 scoops whey protein powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut flower
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 2 tbsp melted butter or coconut oil

Sift dry ingredients together.  remember the coconut flower is dense and will suck up a lot of moisture.  So don’t over pack your measurements.

Let the batter sit for a bit while your pan or griddle warms up.

Pour batter onto griddle.  Do not turn until bubbles form on the surface and the edges are cooked.  Flip and cook remaining side.

Enjoy with yogurt, fruit or syrup!