Broccoli Cheddar Frittata

A slice of Broccoli Chedddar Frittata served with a garden salad on a white plate and resting on a green and white checkered kitchen towel.
Broccoli Cheddar Frittata
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    Servings Prep Time
    6-8 servings 20 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    15-18 minutes 5-10 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    6-8 servings 20 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    15-18 minutes 5-10 minutes
    A slice of Broccoli Chedddar Frittata served with a garden salad on a white plate and resting on a green and white checkered kitchen towel.
    Broccoli Cheddar Frittata
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      6-8 servings 20 minutes
      Cook Time Passive Time
      15-18 minutes 5-10 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      6-8 servings 20 minutes
      Cook Time Passive Time
      15-18 minutes 5-10 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: servings
      Instructions
      1. Preheat oven to 350°F and set a rack in the middle position.
      2. In a large bowl whisk together eggs and sour cream. Add milk, mustard powder, oregano, salt and pepper and whisk to fully combine. Stir in half of the cheese. Set aside.
      3. Add oil to a 10" cast-iron skillet over medium heat. When hot add the onion and garlic and sauté until starting to soften about 3 minutes.
      4. Add broccoli and water to the pan and cover to steam the broccoli until just tender about 3 minutes. Remove lid and stir in green onions and whisked egg mixture. Allow to cook over medium-low on the stove for 3-5 until the edge is just starting to set. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and place in the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes until just starting to set in the centre (it should jiggle a little in the centre). Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
      5. Cut into desired wedges and serve immediately.
      Recipe Notes

      -Use frozen broccoli if that's what you have, just be sure to thaw completely and pat dry before using.  Add to skillet after cooking the onion and cook just to warm (don't add water) before continuing with the recipe.

      -Gruyére cheese would also be a nice substitute for the cheddar.

      -The cooked frittata will keep for several days well wrapped in the fridge and can be rewarmed gently in the microwave.  It does not freeze well.

      Baked Berry and Coconut Oatmeal

      A square of Baked Berry and Coconut Oatmeal topped with fresh berries and yogurt.
      Baked Berry and Coconut Oatmeal
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        Servings Prep Time
        12 servings 20-25 minutes
        Cook Time Passive Time
        28-30 minutes 20 minutes
        Servings Prep Time
        12 servings 20-25 minutes
        Cook Time Passive Time
        28-30 minutes 20 minutes
        A square of Baked Berry and Coconut Oatmeal topped with fresh berries and yogurt.
        Baked Berry and Coconut Oatmeal
        Print Recipe
          Servings Prep Time
          12 servings 20-25 minutes
          Cook Time Passive Time
          28-30 minutes 20 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          12 servings 20-25 minutes
          Cook Time Passive Time
          28-30 minutes 20 minutes
          Ingredients
          Servings: servings
          Instructions
          1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
          2. In a large bowl whisk together milk and eggs. Whisk in remaining ingredients except for the berries until fully combined. Stir in berries.
          3. Spray a 12 square non-stick brownie pan or a 9"x 9" non-stick pan with non-stick spray.
          4. Divide batter evenly between squares or pour into prepared 9" x 9" pan.
          5. Bake on the center rack for 28-30 minutes if using the individual brownie pan and about 40 minutes if using the 9"x 9" pan.
          6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 20 minutes. They will continue to firm up while cooling and you only need it pleasantly warm to serve. They will be difficult to remove from the individual brownie pan if too warm. Remove from pan and serve with yogurt, fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired. If baking for meal prep and saving for later feel free to allow it to cool longer before removing from either pan.
          Recipe Notes

          -Use almond milk or other milk substitutes in place of the 2% milk if desired.

          -Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder if you want more protein.

          -The individual brownie pan is perfect for meal prep baked oatmeal squares.

          -Allow the squares to cool completely before wrapping and freezing.  Will keep well wrapped for up to one month in the freezer.

          -Allow frozen squares to thaw before warming gently in the microwave.

           

          Chocolate Pots de Créme

          Chocolate Pots de Créme
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            Servings Prep Time
            6 people 30 minutes
            Cook Time Passive Time
            40 minutes 3+ hours
            Servings Prep Time
            6 people 30 minutes
            Cook Time Passive Time
            40 minutes 3+ hours
            Chocolate Pots de Créme
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              Servings Prep Time
              6 people 30 minutes
              Cook Time Passive Time
              40 minutes 3+ hours
              Servings Prep Time
              6 people 30 minutes
              Cook Time Passive Time
              40 minutes 3+ hours
              Ingredients
              Servings: people
              Instructions
              1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
              2. Combine cream and milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate. Allow chocolate to sit for a few minutes and then stir until chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
              3. In a medium bowl whisk together egg yolks and sugar. Whisk in an approximate 1/4 cup of the chocolate mixture until combined, repeat with another 1/4 cup and then slowly whisk in the remaining hot mixture. Whisk in espresso powder and salt.
              4. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and allow to sit for 10 minutes, then skim off any foam on the surface.
              5. Pour evenly among six 3/4 cup ramekins. Arrange ramekins in a 9"x13" baking pan and add enough boiling water to come up the ramekins halfway. Cover entire pan with foil and bake on centre rack for approximately 40 minutes until the edges are set but centers still jiggle when shaken.
              6. Remove from oven and remove custards from pan. Allow to rest for 10-20 minutes and then chill until cold, about 3 hours.
              7. Serve with fresh raspberries and lightly sweetened whipped cream.
              Recipe Notes

              -If you do not use boiling water to start with the cooking time will be longer.

              -You can also use good quality semi-sweet chocolate, however bittersweet results in a richer custard.

              -Do not skip the straining as it ensures a smooth custard.

              -Can be made up to 2 days in advance, covered and chilled.

              Minty Hot Chocolate

              Minty Hot Chocolate with whipped cream in blue mugs resting on a white tray lined with a checkered blue and white napkin.
              Minty Hot Chocolate
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                Servings Prep Time
                1 litre 10 minutes
                Cook Time
                7 minutes
                Servings Prep Time
                1 litre 10 minutes
                Cook Time
                7 minutes
                Minty Hot Chocolate with whipped cream in blue mugs resting on a white tray lined with a checkered blue and white napkin.
                Minty Hot Chocolate
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                  Servings Prep Time
                  1 litre 10 minutes
                  Cook Time
                  7 minutes
                  Servings Prep Time
                  1 litre 10 minutes
                  Cook Time
                  7 minutes
                  Ingredients
                  Servings: litre
                  Instructions
                  1. Whip half a cup of heavy cream with the powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Keep chilled until ready to use.
                  2. In a small saucepan combine milk, remaining heavy cream, and sugar. Whisk over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Whisk until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in peppermint extract.
                  3. Divide among serving mugs and top with whipped cream and a candy cane.

                  Baileys London Fog

                  Baileys London Fog
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                    Servings Prep Time
                    2 servings 15 minutes
                    Servings Prep Time
                    2 servings 15 minutes
                    Baileys London Fog
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                      Servings Prep Time
                      2 servings 15 minutes
                      Servings Prep Time
                      2 servings 15 minutes
                      Ingredients
                      Servings: servings
                      Instructions
                      1. Brew one cup of strong Earl Grey tea by steeping 2 tea bags for 5 minutes.
                      2. Heat and froth milk using your preferred method. I used an electric milk frother.
                      3. Divide Baileys Irish Cream and Grand Marnier between two tall coffee glasses.
                      4. Add 1 tsp of vanilla syrup to each.
                      5. Add 1/2 cup of hot tea to each glass and stir.
                      6. Top up the glass with an approximate 1/4 cup of hot milk and additional milk froth.
                      7. Serve immediately.
                      Recipe Notes

                      -You can use purchased vanilla syrup.

                      -Make your own vanilla syrup by bringing a 1/2 cup of sugar and a 1/2 cup of water to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar.  Remove from heat and add 2 tsp vanilla extract or fresh vanilla beans from 1/2 a vanilla pod.  Allow to cool and then strain if using fresh vanilla beans.

                      -If no vanilla syrup is possible, sweeten to taste with sugar and add a splash of vanilla extract.