Saturday, April 4, 2009

To do: brunch!

I love brunch - it's hands down, one of my favorite meals. Today we had some old co-workers and friends over for a perfect Spring brunch: frittata, salad, fruit, bread and brie, and mimosas (for the non-preg diners).

Fittata is surprisingly simple! I decided to make it with a twist because I didn't feel like waiting for potatoes to boil and soften enough for the frittata. So, here are the two kinds I made:

Parmesan, asparagus, and mushroom:
  • In a pan, saute handful of asparagus (8 spears?) and add 3/4c mushrooms until soft
  • In a bowl whisk 8 eggs with 1/2c parmesan
  • Put eggs/cheese and sauted veggies in a baking dish
  • Put in pre-heated oven at 350 for 25min
Cheddar, egg:
  • In a pan, saute 1/2 white onion
  • In a bowl, whisk 8 eggs and 1/2c cheddar
  • Put eggs/cheese and sauted onion in a baking dish
  • Put in pre-heated oven at 350 for 25min
Why frittata is good:
  • Eggs are loaded with nutrients: riboflavin, B12, and choline, which may well not only help developing brains in utero, but protect us from age-related memory loss; omega-3s
  • Asparagus root contains compounds called steroidal glycosides, which may help reduce inflammation; calcium, magnesium and iodine and is an excellent source of folic acid
  • Onions are low in saturated fat (which I made up for with the cheese) and high in vitamin C, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, folate and manganese

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