Sausage Breakfast Casserole

1lb tube of Breakfast Pork Sausage 
     (OR 1 tube of Gimmie Lean Vegetarian Soysage + 2 T Butter) 
1 med. Green pepper, diced
1 med. Onion, diced
10 Eggs
3 C Skim Milk
2 t Dry mustard
1 t Salt
1/2 t Pepper
6 English muffins, torn/cut into bite-size pieces
1 med. Tomato, seeded and chopped
2 C Sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

1. Grease or line a 9x13 baking pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Brown sausage, breaking up crumbles. * If using soysage, melt 2 T butter before adding soysage
3. Toss in green pepper and onion with the sausage to soften, about 5-10 min. Dump into baking dish.
4. Add cut english muffins, tomatoes, and 1 C sharp cheddar cheese to baking dish. Mix together. (You can prep this the night before, if needed.)
5. Combine eggs, milk, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk well.
6. Pour egg mixture over casserole. Press down contents briefly so egg mixture completely covers it.
7. Top with 1 C sharp cheddar cheese. 
8. Bake uncovered 55-60 minutes, until eggs are set.
Dish may be refrigerated for up to 1 hour before baking. (It will be mush if egg is added the night before.)


Turkey Veg and Hummus Rollups

Take a burrito sized tortilla shell.
Cover it with a thin layer of hummus, all the way up to the edges.

Next take roasted red bell pepper slices
To make your own roasted bell pepper: put a whole red pepper directly on a gas burner. Let it blacken. Continue rotating until the entire surface is black. Let it cool 2 min. Put in a plastic bag and seal. Let it steam for 3-5min. Scrape off the charred bits and/or run it under water. Then chop and de-seed!
Next take a few handfuls of mixed lettuce greens, shredded carrot, diced parsley, and green onion and add to the pepper.

Grab some sliced turkey and layer it as well.
Make sure ingredients are tightly packed together. Then begin rolling.

Keep rolling tightly.
Chop off the ends.
Divide in quarters, then cut on the diagonals to get 8 pieces.
And serve!


Banana Applesauce Muffins

Combine dry ingredients:
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c rolled oats 
1/2 c flour
1/2 c ground golden flaxseed meal
2 T buttermilk powder 
1 T baking powder 
1 t cinnamon 
1/2 c brown sugar 

Combine wet ingredients:
3 small banana 
4oz natural applesauce 
2 t vanilla extract 
1/2 c water

Stir wet and dry together until combined.

Beat until foamy:
3/4 c egg whites 
Then add to batter, stir until whites are just incorporated. 

Spray lined muffin pan. Scoop in batter (I use a small ice cream scoop). These muffins only rise a little. 

Adapted from The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook


White Pizza

Tortilla pizza with olive oil, spinach, ricotta,
garlic powder, baby bellas, and prosciutto

So Thursday I was left unsupervised during dinner so after walking laps around the grocery store and changing my menu about 15 times I finally decided on an easy white pizza. It was tasty but not perfected yet (see pretty picture).  The spinach ricotta mixture was too thick and not warm enough even though the prosciutto and mushrooms browned a bit and the flour tortilla crust was crisp. 
My 2nd attempt Sunday night I saute diced onion, thinly sliced mushrooms, and olive oil. I threw in the prosciutto as well. I liked the flavor but this time the liquid from the saute greyed the prosciutto but fortunately it still crisped in the oven. Next round, I will wait to top the pizza with the proscuitto. This time after I defrosted the chopped spinach I squeezed out as much liquid as possible and heated it through before adding it to the ricotta. I also used a little more salt, black pepper, and garlic powder in the ricotta mixture. I also brushed the tortilla with olive oil because I was missing the flavor the first round. 


Lemon Squares

I made these Lemon Squares yesterday for my mom's birthday. They were fantastic! So fantastic that I forgot to take a picture! Guess that means that I will have to make them again soon!

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Pad Wun Sen with Shrimp

This was a first attempt after missing one of my favorite dishes first had at Thai Taste in Carbondale. It's close to what I want it to be, maybe a little sweeter than I remember and I had no chilies on hand. Either way, it was still delicious! Overall, it was pretty cheap to make too (3 hearty servings for $6-8)

2tbsp fish sauce (3crabs brand is our favorite)

3tbsp Brown sugar to taste 

4tbsp soy sauce 

4tbsp oyster sauce (lee cum ki brand has a negligent mother on the label)

1tbsp oil

2 garlic cloves, smashed/sliced

2 carrots, cut into matchsticks

1 onion sliced thinly

1/2 head Napa cabbage cut into 2in squares

1 pkg thin rice noodles, soaked as directed in hot tap water for 10 min.

2 eggs, scrambled

1/2 lb shrimp, defrosted, peeled, and tails off

Green onion


Add Thai chilies or chili paste to add heat.

Prep all ingredients as listed

Mix sauce ingredients together, microwave to melt brown sugar and set aside

In a wok, heat the oil. Add garlic, onion and carrot. Cook til they start to brown. 

Next add cabbage and noodles. Incorporate well.

Pour in the sauce. ( I did this at this point because the noodles were starting to stick to the wok

Next add the egg. Let the egg set before stirring into the noodles.

Add the shrimp. Cook until warmed through. 

Toss in green onion and cilantro as garnish