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Secret Recipe Club: June - Every Little Thing

Secret Recipe Club: June

I’m back from Baltimore and you know what? I didn’t take any photos! Sometimes it’s nice to step away from the camera. I had a great time, though! I ate a shrimp and asparagus quesadilla at this little Mexican restaurant that was out of this world (as was the margarita!), drank local blueberry beer, and saw my only Phish show of the summer on Saturday! It was a great weekend but I am currently exhausted.

Thank you for all the supportive comments about my new blog project. This week I’m going to 1) post the first restaurant recipe I’ve made and 2) continue to organize the list, and post the first 50! I can’t wait to get started.

Do you remember the blog event I participated in last month  – Secret Recipe Club? Well, I enjoyed being exposed to other’s blogs, and I enjoyed seeing my food on other blogs! So I decided to participate again. This month I was paired up with Simply Cooked, a very veggie-centric blog with lots of creative, “green” recipes (I also love the light box instructions! I need one of those).

We decided to do breakfast for dinner one night last week, and I found the perfect accompaniment to pancakes on Simply Cooked:

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Amaranth, Goat Cheese, and Chive Frittata
(serves 2 as a main course)

Note: original recipe calls for 2 slices chopped bacon – I omitted.

  • 1 tbsp olive oil oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 3 1/2 c amaranth or spinach, fresh or frozen
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Heat the oil in an oven-proof skillet. Add the bacon, if using, and cook until done. Add chives and cook for a few more minutes. Add the amaranth/spinach and cook just until wilted (or thawed, if frozen). Remove from heat.

In a bowl, beat the eggs and add the cooked spinach along with the Parmesan and nutmeg. Return to the skillet and cook without stirring to let the eggs set. After about five minutes, shake the skillet gently to see if the eggs are set on the bottom. Sprinkle the goat cheese on top and put the frying pan in the oven for 5 – 10 minutes, until the eggs are set on top. Broil for 2-4 minutes until cheese bubbles.

Have your boyfriend (or friend, roommate, mom, dog) make pancakes 🙂

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Golden, round pancakes…

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Loved the mix of flavors in the frittata, especially the goat cheese! Goat cheese is so universal – it almost takes on the flavors of whatever you toss with it!

Happy Monday!

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