Eggs Or No Eggs

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before on the blog that I don’t like eggs. And in general, I don’t. It’s easier to just state that I don’t like them, than to list the instances in which I will consume them. Obviously, they are fine in baked goods, since you can’t really taste them in there. But I often will lean towards recipes that don’t require them, simply because I don’t want to buy 6 eggs, knowing full well I’ll end up throwing out half of them because they won’t get used.

Where am I even going with this eggy rant? You’ll see.

Tuesday was a spectacular day, because I had the whole day off from work. Such a treat after working all long weekend. Sadly, I didn’t sleep in too late as I had alot of things I wanted to get done. Like eat The Fitnessista breakfast cookie I had prepared the night before.

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It’s been far too long since I’ve made one of these. Mine included the following:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seed butter
  • 1 tbsp Vega Sport Performance Vanilla protein powder
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • coconut, hemp seeds, cacao nibs

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I topped it with some Greek yogurt mixed with peanut butter and maple syrup (as I’m sure you would have guessed), and a few craisins. You can attribute the perfect shape of my breakfast cookie to using a tupperware container.

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With a glass of black current elderberry juice to wash it all down.

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Breakfast was filling and delicious, which was perfect, because I had to run some errands afterwards – like meeting with my financial advisor, and then hitting up the mall to buy a red t-shirt. You’d think that would be an easy task, but it’s hard to find a true red coloured t-shirt that has no logo or anything on it, that isn’t going to cost me alot of money. Why the t-shirt? I need it for my road trip this weekend 😉

When I got home, I figured I should start on making lunch.

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Knowing there was still some bison pepperoni to eat, I decide to make a pita pizza.

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I used my current favourite pizza sauce replacement – chive & onion cream cheese with a little pesto. Then I topped it with bison pepperoni, onion, mushrooms, and some Little Qualicum Cheeseworks Raclette cheese.

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That cheese melts beautifully, and adds a somewhat sweet and nutty flavour to the pizza.

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A sprinkle of red chili flakes and some fresh chives finished the whole thing off.

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I munched away on my pizza while getting some things done on the computer, and followed it with a little MacaSure Chocoalate.

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I planned on eating just the broken off piece…but you know how that goes 😉

Once lunch was done, I got to work on some baking. Perfect timing too, because some dark clouds rolled in and it started raining, so it’s not like I wanted to go outside or anything.

The baking project? Muffins.

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I had some rhubarb from the farmer’s market in my fridge that was just crying out to be baked into something delicious. I also have a plethora of mangoes. I figured why not combine the two, add some coconut, and make some wicked awesome muffins?

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And since I had such success with the muffins I made for the Media Muffin Contest at the Wellness Show, I went eggless again, using flax seeds instead. Worked like a charm.

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I was so on the ball yesterday, that I even made these muffins their own recipe page. Check it out: Rhubarb Mango Coconut Muffins. And speaking of recipe pages, the award winning Hungry Hiker Muffins also have their own page now. Woo!

Once the muffins were cooling on the counter, and I’d cleaned up the dishes from my baking project, I set out on another cooking adventure. And this time, I brought the eggs.

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Oh yes – I made quiche. I like quiche, but I don’t like eggs. Does that even make sense? I’m okay with being a cornucopia of contradictions.

Enough about my weirdness though – check out the quiche!

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When I saw the recipe for Kale And Mushroom Quiche on Fake Food Free, it reminded me I had a bunch of kale in the fridge that needed some lovin’ sooner rather than later. It was one of those recipes that stuck in my mind as something I needed to make right away. Alot of recipes I see, and save for later, but forget about them. But sometimes recipes stay in my mind, and I find a reason to make them right away.

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I followed Lori’s recipe basically as written. I added half of an onion (diced), and changed up the seasonings to suite my family’s taste. Instead of paprika, red pepper, and hot sauce, I added in dill and dijon mustard. I also used fresh garlic instead of powder, and probably doubled the cheese. I really loved how easy the whole wheat crust was to make – no rolling pin required. A big plus for someone who is not proficient at pastry making.

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To go with our quiche, we also had caesar salad.

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And some very garlicky garlic bread.

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No vampires were in attendance at dinner. I have no idea why.

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The quiche was a hit with my family, even my somewhat picky father, who went back for a second piece. It’s always a good day when you can get everyone to enjoy kale 🙂

After some serious teeth brushing (hello garlic filled dinner), I was off to Zumba. It was our last class of this session, so next week we get all new choreography. And to think, I was just getting good at all the dances! Oh well.

I came home sweaty and tired, in the good work out sort of way, and knew it was time to test out one of the muffins.

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I’m not sure why I added the scoop of Coconut Bliss ice cream. Perhaps because I was still warm from Zumba? Whatever, it tasted good 🙂

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The muffins were moist, sweet, and delicious. I like how some bites have sweet juicy mango, while others have tart rhubarb. Lots of fun for the taste buds.

I watched the Biggest Loser Finale, as well as some more mindless drivel on TV, and eventually called it a night.

Question of the day – do you have some foods that you say you don’t like, but will eat when prepared in very particular ways? Or am I the only crazy one?

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7 Comments on “Eggs Or No Eggs”

  1. May 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    Great post, Marianne! Tasy looking food, for sure. I love me some quiche, but the fam isn’t fond of it. I use to make it , portion it out and freeze the servings for lunches. I should hop back on that wagon! As for food I don’t normally like….mine would be eggplant. Yuck, but I do like baba ganoush. HA!

  2. May 26, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    ive seen those cookies on her blog but i cant beleive how thick u made urs/ got urs to be. damn that looks good. im gonna save this page cuz ive been wanting to try my first breakfast cookie since blogging.

    hey, more eggs for me! haha no i totally understand, and respect everyones preferences ❤

    i know i would love that muffin, i like my muffins crumbly and really textured which can be hard to find unless u make ur own. SO YUMS ❤

  3. May 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    I’m the exact same way with eggs. Generally I don’t eat them alone as they upset my stomach but for some reason I can eat them smothered in Hollandaise in an Eggs Benedict dish no problem, lol.

    There are some good looking dishes in this post for sure!

  4. highonhealthy
    May 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    I don’t really like peppers but I’ll eat them when in stir fry or cooked into something. That’s about it though and I’m not really a picky eater anymore. I’ve never had quiche but it looks really good! Especially yours. And may I say that your pictures are gorgeous as usual? Because they are. Looking at your pictures makes me want to try harder to make mine more photogenic.

  5. May 26, 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    I used to be the queen of not liking certain foods but eating them when prepared correctly:
    I hated potatoes, but liked french fries.
    I hated tomatoes but like tomato sauce, tomato soup, and ketchup.
    I also didn’t like bananas but I liked banana bread or bananas in smoothies and oatmeal.
    There were a lot of others, but that’s it for now. 🙂

  6. May 26, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    Love the idea of kale in a quiche!

  7. May 31, 2010 at 7:19 am #

    Thanks so much for the mention and I’m so glad you liked the quiche. That crust has become a favorite around here. I definitely have to try your flavor combo with the dill and mustard. Your photos look great on the new site!

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