Healthy(er) Eggs Benedict with Sauteed Kale

Healthier Eggs BenedictWhen I go out for breakfast Eggs Benedict is one my favourite things to order.  I rarely make it at home, because I cannot fathom making something so fat-laden as Hollandaise sauce.  It’s delicious when someone else cooks and I don’t see what’s in it, but making it myself somehow dampens my enjoyment by knowing how much butter is used!  I found this recipe which uses fat free Greek yogurt instead.  It doesn’t have quite the same taste as traditional Hollandaise, but it’s really good and it gives the eggs that same decadent feel.  I served them with sauteed kale; we get kale almost all year long from our CSA because they grow it a greenhouse and it adds an extra health kick! Continue reading

Spinach Quiche with Potato Crust…in a Snowstorm

SAMSUNGDon’t hate me because I love snow!  Even this late in winter, knowing that this might be our last big snowstorm, I still love it.  Don’t get me wrong, I love warm weather too – summer is my favourite season.  But there is something comforting and cozy about a snowstorm.  I like how my workplace is quiet (many people drive, I take transit, so it’s no biggie to go in to the office anyway), how the entire city moves slower, quieter.  If you do need to pick up any last minute things for dinner, local shop owners are that much more friendly and happy to see you in a snowstorm.  Our eccentric neighbour comes by with his snowplow to do our driveway (I know full well this means I’ll be helping him with his roof this summer, but today it seems worth it). Continue reading

Peperonata Eggs

Peperonata EggsI just recently learned what peperonata was – although apparently I`ve made it before, as a pizza topping among other things, and just didn`t know what it was called!  But the inspiration for this recipe was a twist on fried eggs, which I made for breakfast on the weekend.  I had tomatoes from our garden sitting out which had just ripened – I had waited weeks, trying to come up with something interesting to do with fried green tomatoes and sort of forgot about them, not thinking they would ever ripen.  But they did!  Continue reading