Inspired

Today was strange. I was productive and feeling inspired, but was also feeling that I have no direction. That’s not a new thing – it seems to come up every few months when I’m going through another mini-quarter life crisis, I guess.

Even with the conflicting thoughts and feelings, my day was pretty good.

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I had some almonds + apricots to get me through a busy afternoon of work.

But as soon as I stopped I working, I put in my new yoga DVD that I bought from Polly herself  :) I did her 15 minute session and it was just what I needed today. I can’t wait to do the longer session – I was going to do that one today, but Nick and I had chiropractor appointments so I didn’t have time.

If you haven’t tried her 10 minute videos on her website or ordered her DVD yet, you should! I loved it, Pol!

The chiropractor was good – not many adjustments for either of us.

And then…I came home to use my new skillet to make a real frittata.

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Why is this one “real” compared to the others I’ve made before?

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I can actually put this pan in the oven to broil, unlike my last one. No more finishing on the stove, and hello browned, cheesy top  :)

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Sweet Potato and Kale Frittata

  • 1 sweet potato, scrubbed and diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 orange pepper, diced
  • 4-6 oz. cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 1/2 lb. sausage (use meat of your choice or leave out)
  • 4 cups kale, torn and washed
  • 7 eggs, beaten with a splash of milk
  • cheese for top
  1. Heat pan over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp oil and 1 tsp butter. Let melt.
  2. Add in sweet potato and let cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in peppers, and cook a few minutes until potatoes are softening/browning.
  4. Turn oven on to Broil.
  5. Add in mushrooms and scallions and let cook 1-2 minutes.
  6. Stir in kale and let wilt.
  7. Add egg + milk mixture then sprinkle cheese on top.
  8. Let frittata cook on the stove top a few more minutes until the eggs are starting to set on the bottom. Once you can shake the pan and only the top of the egg mixture moves, put it in the oven.
  9. Let broil 3-5 minutes, until the cheese is melted and starting to brown.

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I loved it! I’d say the first “real frittata” was a success.

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I also loved the combination of the sweet potato, peppers, mushrooms and kale! I knew I needed to use my kale and that we needed some green with dinner, and it worked out perfectly.

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Nick and I also split this humongous apple we bought at the farmer’s market this weekend.

It’s called a “munsu’”? It has the same bright flavor of a granny smith, but without that tart makes-your-mouth-pucker-up quality. It’s also from an orchard just down the road from us. Can’t beat that.

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The dishes are done so all I have left to do is pack my lunch for tomorrow and dig back into my book – oh, and watch HIMYM.

It’s going to be legen….wait for it….

 

 

22 comments

  1. mmm browned top is always better. i want a new pan now!

  2. Somebody should make Apricot Almond Butter. Oh the possibilities…

  3. Your dinner looks incredible! I need to get a pan like that :)

    Have a good night!

  4. Polly is the best! :) I love her yoga for runners (though I’m not a runner.. whatever!) – she’s so yummy :)

  5. I’ve never made a frittata! It sure looks good, tho!

  6. I love the browned top on the frittata. I love when Hunni makes them. he likes it too because he can do it…it’s easy.

    Those munsu apples are known as Crispin in the USA. I like them when I put some brown sugar cinnamon on them for my microwave apple crisp.

  7. The frittata looks fantastic! Love these, and browning in the oven def makes it extra special too, agreed :)

  8. Mmm I can never make frittatas look like that!
    BTW it was weird, but I am moving my blog to be self hosted and put in a support ticket. Randomly in their response they referred to your blog rather than mine!

  9. Oh wow! That’s so funny that you said that about making a ‘real’ frittata. I don’t own an oven proof frying pan/skillet either. But yours looked so yummy. I might just need to get one now. Your photo of the dried apricots and almonds was beautiful BTW! The kale and sweet potato combo was an excellent choice :)

  10. Brandi,

    Your frittata looked good! So did the apple. But I think it is a “mutsu” apple. They are delicious! One of my favorites. They are one of the few apples that you can cut, and it won’t turn brown!

  11. love the frittata! wish i could make one for myself asap!

    and that apple sounds awesome! i love the lip puckering kind! have you ever had a winesap? it’s like a fuji/granny smith cross…it’s awesome!

  12. I’ve never heard of a munsu apple, what does it taste like??

    Your frittata looks like a success in my book! :)

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  13. that fritatta looks awesome!

    Pollys yoga video sounds great! I love doing yoga. such a great way to relax and have a good workout

  14. Great job on the frittata! I have never made a real frittata because I don’t have a pan I can put in the broiler…

  15. That frittata looks awesome!

  16. That frittata looks so good!! :)
    I’m sorry you’ve been feeling like that… I feel like that all the time, so I know what you mean.

    But HIMYM is awesome so I bet that made you feel a little better :D

  17. Great job on the frittata! You also reminded me what a good snack almonds and apricots are.

    I’ve been going through that no direction feeling a lot. Especially after losing my job earlier this summer — lots of time to think about it. And while I’m at my job now . . . :)

  18. I love frittatas…that one looks amazing. I would never have thought of putting sweet potatoes in. Genius. :)

  19. Amazing combination right there.

  20. Yum yum yum! I don’t have a pan I can put in the oven so I know what you mean.

  21. I finally got a cast iron skillet to make them in, so I am def bookmarking this one–it looks fabulous!!

  22. That frittata sounds amazing! Looks great, too. I’ve never made a frittata.

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