Hashbrown Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

I saw this recipe on Buzzfed and immediately knew I wanted to make it. It makes a hearty 9×13 casserole so you will have leftovers and this is one leftover I wanted to eat! ¬†Use any fresh herbs to have on hand to make this recipe even better.

Ingredient list:

1 can crescent roll dough

1 bag shredded potatoes

3 large avocados diced

3 large tomatoes diced

1 small red onion diced

1 C mozerella cheese

4 eggs

1/4 C flax seed milk

Any fresh herbs you have on hand, I used green onions + parsley

Sea salt

Chili powder

Black pepper

Method:

Heat oven to 350

Grease a 9×13 glass casserole dish

Push the dough into the bottom of the dish

Sprinkle the dough with sea salt, chili powder and pepper

Put a layer of hash browns on the dough

Sprinkle a layer avocado, tomato and onion

Continue to layer until casserole dish is 3/4 full

Beat eggs in a small dish and stir in milk

Pour mixture over casserole

Sprinkle an even layer of cheese over the casserole

Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes

Remove foil and continue cooking until cheese is bubbling and eggs are cooked about 10 minutes

Sprinkle with additional salt if wanted and top with fresh herbs

Enjoy!!

Breakfast Casserole

Garden Herb Breakfast Sandwich

Garden Herb Breakfast Sandwich

Garden Herb Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredient List:

1 baguette cut into 4 pieces

2 eggs

2 tbsp creme fraiche, marscapone or sour cream

1/2 C mozeralla cheese

Fresh herbs (whatever you have on hand) I used: dill, rosemary, parsley and cilantro

4 cherry tomatoes

1/4 C sliced mushrooms

Sea salt to taste (1 tsp)

Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 400

Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil

Hollow out the baguette pieces and place them on the baking sheet

In a large bowl combine eggs, creme, cheese, herbs, tomatoes, mushrooms and salt

Scoop egg mixture into bread

Top with extra tomato pieces if wanted

Bake for 20-23 minutes until golden brown

Enjoy!

Garden Herb Breakfast Sandwich bag3

Caprese Panini

Caprese Panini

What you’ll need:

1 large vine ripened tomato cut into thin slices
1 round fresh mozerella cut into thin slices
10 basil leaves
Ciabatta rolls
Balsamic Vinegar
Olive oil

What you do:

Spray both sides of ciabatta roll with olive oil
Toast in panini press or George Foreman grill
Layer mozerella slice, basil leaves (2) and tomato
Add balsamic on top

Enjoy!!

Zucchini and Goat Cheese on Ciabatta

Zucchini and Goat Cheese on Ciabatta

What you need:
1 TBLS butter
2 green zucchini chopped
1/2 yellow onion chopped
Goat Cheese (I used tomato basil)
4 ciabatta rolls
1 TBLS olive oil
1 Clove garlic
2 TSP red pepper flakes
1 TSP vinegar (I used red wine)
1 TSP white sugar
6-7 leaves of fresh basil
1 can of diced tomatoes
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

What you do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a medium sauce pan heat olive oil over medium
Add garlic, red pepper flakes, basil, sugar, vinegar and salt
Cook for a few minutes then add diced tomatoes
Simmer on low for 15-20 minutes

Melt butter in a skillet
Add zucchini and onion
Cook for about 10 minutes until golden brown
Season with salt and pepper

Spoon zucchini mixture and tomato sauce into a ciabatta roll
Add goat cheese
Wrap in aluminum foil (each sandwich individually)
Bake for 10-15 minutes

Enjoy!!

(I paired my sandwiched with a fresh watercress salad with balsamic vinegar)

Squash and Tomato Bake

Squash and Tomato Bake

What you need:
1 Cup of breadcrumbs (italian or add italian seasoning)
3 TBLS butter (melted)
1/2 Half bunch Italian parsley
1/2 Cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
2 Garlic cloves (minced)
1 Package of cherry or grape tomatoes
1 Yellow squash
1 Yellow onion
1 TBLS olive oil
1 TSP coriander
1 TSP turmeric

What you’ll do:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Spray olive oil in a small glass baking dish
In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat
Add onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes
Add yellow squash and cook for another 5 minutes
Add turmeric and coriander
Add cherry tomatoes and heat thoroughly

Combine melted butter, parsley and breadcrumbs

Pour squash mixture into baking dish
Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of mixture
Add breadcrumb mixture

Bake for 30 minutes until breadcrumbs are golden brown

Enjoy!!

Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad

What you need:
Pasta shells (or bowties) 2 cups
1/2 bunch of asparagus trimmed
1 yellow pepper chopped into small pieces
1/2 package of cherry or grape tomatoes
1/2 package of fresh dill or 1 TBLS of dried dill
10 fresh mint leaves (optional)
1/2 lemon (juice)
1 TSP sea salt
1 TSP black pepper

What you do:
Boil water and cook pasta according to directions on box
Drain pasta and rinse will cool water
Sautee the pepper and asparagus over medium heat with 1 TBLS olive oil until tender (try not to overcook)
In a large bowl combine pasta and veggies in 1 TBLS olive oil

Add cherry tomatoes, dill, salt, pepper, dill, mint and lemon
Toss everything well
Chill in fridge until cold

Enjoy!!

Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa

What you’ll need:
1/2 large white onion chopped
4 large vine ripened tomatoes chopped
1 large ripe avocado chopped
1/2 bunch of cilantro (you can use less or more to taste)
1 lemon (juice)

1 jalapeno

1 lime (juice)

Splash of rice wine vinegar
2 TSP sea salt (adjust to taste)

What to do:
Combine all ingredients
You can use a food processor or chop all ingredients well and mix
Keep for up to one week in the fridge

Enjoy!!

Vegan Club Sandwich with Kale Chips

Vegan Club Sandwich with Kale Chips

What you’ll need:
1 bunch of kale
Season salt
Sea Salt
Black pepper
Red pepper flakes (optional)

Wheat bread
Tempeh
2 TBLS olive oil
1 TBLS balsamic vinegar
Tofurkey (I use peppered)
1 vine ripened tomato
1 avocado
Alfalfa sprouts
Pickles
Dressings: mustard, vegenaise, ect.

What you do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil
Clean and cut kale into bit size pieces removing any veins
Place the cleaned, cut kale on the baking sheet
Drizzle olive oil over kale (I use a spray olive oil to coat the kale more evenly)
Sprinkle the season salt, sea salt, pepper and red pepper flakes on kale
Bake for 10-15 minutes until crispy

In a large frying pan heat 1 TBLS of olive oil and 1 TBLS of balsamic vinegar on medium heat
Place tempeh in pan and cook for about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown

Spread mustard, veganaise (whatever dressings you prefer) onto the bread
Add: tomatoes, avocado, sprouts, pickles, tempeh and tofurkey
Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Enjoy!

Vegan Tacos on Romaine

Vegan Tacos on Romaine

What you’ll need:
1 1/2 Cups walnuts (unsalted)
1 /12 Tsp Chili Powder
3/4 Tsp Coriander
2 TBLS Soy Sauce
1 1/2 Cups Cashews
1/2 Cups Water
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 TBLS Lemon Juice
Romaine Lettuce
1 Avocado
1 Tomato
1/2 Red Onion

What you do:
For “Taco Meat” in a food processor combine:
Walnuts
Chili Powder
Coriander
Soy Sauce

For “Sour Cream” combine in blender until creamy:
Cashews
Water (if too thick add an additional 1/4 cup)
Salt
Lemon Juice

Spread the “Taco Meat” onto romaine lettuce
Top with Sour Cream
Add: Onion, Avocado(I squeeze any left over lemon on the avocado), Tomato and Salt to taste

I learned this recipe at a cooking class at Beehive Essentials in Spanish Fork Utah(www.healthyeatersclub.wordpress.com) and have loved it. I made a few small changes in seasonings so feel free to use your favorite spice in place of the chili powder or coriander. I make this recipe almost every week, it’s a staple in our home now. Enjoy!!