June’s Third Thursday – A Quiet Sunday Breakfast June 16, 2011Posted by Toy Lady in random stuff, Third Thursday.
Tags: breakfast is the most important meal of the day
Oh, hey, wow, is the year flying by or what? Or am I just . . .getting old?
Nah, it can’t be that!
Welcome to June’s Third Thursday, where we try something New! and Different! and Exciting!
Actually, I don’t know about “exciting” – though new and different? Yeah.
I’ve been reading Kalyn’s Kitchen for a while now – I think I found her when I was thinking about considering looking into the South Beach diet. Then I remembered that I don’t believe in diets. However, I’m always a fan of healthy, tasty food in general, so, well, I guess that says it all, doesn’t it?
Somehow, I came across Kalyn’s recipe for Red Russian Kale and Red Onion Savory Breakfast Squares, and I saved it with the intention of trying it with Swiss chard.
And then I just . . . didn’t. You know how that goes, right?
But, last weekend, I was at the public market, and what did I pick up? Russian Kale, that’s what. And since I also got tons of turnip greens, lettuce, and asparagus, well, the kale got earmarked for this recipe.
Actually, when I was trying to figure out what the HECK I was going to do with all the greens, particularly a tender variety of kale we’d never worked with before, I remembered the saved recipe and printed it out.
Eh, potato, potahto. . .the recipe was remembered, printed and used. That’s the point anyway.
I made a couple of minor tweeks – nothing major.
I didn’t have a red onion on hand, so I used a regular brown onion. And speaking of red – I’m not sure if my Russian kale was “red” Russian kale or not. (For all I know, they only call it “red” because it is Russian!)
And as I was assembling the ingredients – the eggs, onion, garlic and greens, I thought that it just needed color.
So, along with the kale, I tossed some diced roasted red peppers – not much, maybe an eighth of a cup is all.
The other change I made – Kalyn’s recipe called for something called Spike seasoning – I have no idea what that is.
So I swapped it with a healthy spoonful of my veggie bouillon – but next time I wouldn’t bother. The recipe calls for a teaspoon of soy sauce, and really, that was probably enough salt.
Though now that I think of it, maybe using a heaping tablespoon of bouillon in place of 1/2 teaspoon of the Spike stuff was the problem. Huh. I guess that’s what happens when you’re rushing on a Sunday morning so you can get it in the oven and jump in the shower.
So anyway, salinity notwithstanding, I really enjoyed this breakfast – plus it reheated nicely for lunch the next day. It was like a crustless quiche, I thought – kind of eggy and veggie. And healthy – oh so healthy!
Which, sadly, may have been Peeps’s only objection. Too much kale, not enough bacon.
But maybe next time, I’ll add a little bacon to the mix. . .
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