Dinner By Dagny

Not just food, food with flavor

Vegetable Frittata and Other Brunch Goodies

I found myself with the refrigerator door open staring at the leftover vegetables, trying to figure out what I should do with them. There was purple cauliflower, fingerling potatoes, carrots, green beans and peas. I decided that this would all work well in a frittata. My next challenge was that this would be too much food for one person and my husband and oldest daughter were away for the weekend for a hockey tournament. I did the next best thing…invited some girlfriends over for brunch.

I contributed the veggie frittata, fresh fruit with a honey yogurt and peanut butter yogurt dipping sauces. There were also croissants, gluten free berry muffins and a large pitcher of mimosas. We had a very pleasant morning.

Ingredients

2 cups geek yogurt
3/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Fresh fruit of your choice (I used cantaloupe, strawberries, pineapple, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries mad bananas)
2 cups leftover vegetables
7 eggs
Splash of milk
Salt & pepper to taste
Olive oil
1/2 shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Yogurt Dipping Sauces

1. Put 1 cup yogurt each into 2 bowls
2. Add 1/2 cup honey to one bowl and 1/4 cup honey to the other
3. Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon to first bowl (with more honey) and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to second bowl
4. Mix first bowl thoroughly
5. Add vanilla extract and peanut butter to second bowl and mix thoroughly
6. Cut up fruit and enjoy with dipping sauce

Veggie Frittata

1. Crack 7 eggs into bowl

2. Add splash of milk and salt & pepper

3. Whisk together

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4. Heat olive oil in large oven safe skillet (coat bottom and sides with oil) over medium heat

5. Add in veggies and heat through, stirring regularly so they don’t stick

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6. Add egg mixture and stir a couple of time

7. Add in 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese and stir to combine

8. Turn heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes (bottom should be starting to brown while top is runny)

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9. Sprinkle additional cheese on top of frittata

10. Put skillet under broiler for about 5 minutes, when top starts to brown and bubble

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11. Add chopped chives, or other herbs to top for garnish

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Results

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It was a really nice morning.  What can be better than good food, but to be surrounded by good friends.

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