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Banana Milk Recipe

21 Jul

Good morning lovelies!!!

I just wanted to share a quick, simple, healthy and delicious recipe I found compliments of Instagram – banana milk!

Blend:

1-2 bananas (I used one)

1-2 dates

Vanilla

Water

*I added 1 cup of Light Vanilla Soymilk – Silk

Pour over your favorite granola and top with your choice of fruit! 

For granola I used Nature’s Valley Oats n’ Honey. 

Enjoy!!! (Sorry there’s no picture – I devoured this before I had a chance to snap it!)

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Valgal 

Fried Egg Over Polenta with Tomatoes and Basil

19 Jul

Good morning & happy Sunday sunshines,
I’d like to share with you a quick, easy breakfast recipe that adds some pizzazz to your eggs. Not only is this recipe simple, it packs scrumptious flavor. Additionally, this is a gluten-free recipe for those of you with a sensitive stomach. Your tastebuds don’t have to be bored! 

Fried Egg Over Polenta with Tomatoes and Basil

Ingredients

  • Trader Joe’s Organic Polenta
  • 4 eggs 
  • Basil
  • 1 tomato off the vine
  • Parmigiano-Reggiani shaved cheese to taste
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil to taste
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup water

Preparation 

Remove the polenta from packaging and cut up in small pieces. Place small pieces in a pot and add approximately 1/2 cup of water and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Turn the stove on medium heat. Mash the polenta together until it’s consistency is smooth. Add more water if necessary. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook until the mixture thickens. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.

On each plate, spoon a square/circle of warm polenta to place fried egg over. 

Brush a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil over warm polenta. Sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano shaved cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Add thinly sliced tomatoes. Add basil. 

Add a little extra virgin olive oil to a  frying pan over medium heat. Crack in an egg, one at a time. Cover with lid. Continue cooking approximately 5 minutes until the egg white solidifies from transparency into snow-white cream; the yolk will thicken slightly as it heats. Add pepper to taste. Remove from pan.

Place fried egg over polenta. Lightly sprinkle Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. 

Enjoy! 

Note: The packaging on Trader Joe’s polenta has an alternative method of cooking. Instead of fried round pieces of polenta I wanted a smoother creamier texture. 

XO

Valgal 

   
 

Delicious Breakfast Scramble!

19 Jul

This is what I made for breakfast this morning. It was delicious! I added arugula on top of the baguettes for additional flavor!

Recipe from Epicurious

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Soft-Scrambled-Eggs-with-Fresh-Ricotta-and-Chives-241876

Makes 2 servings

Fresh ricotta brings out the eggs’ creaminess.
Ingredients

4 large eggs
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon fleur de sel or coarse kosher salt plus more for sprinkling
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup fresh ricotta cheese*
4 1/3- to 1/2-inch-thick slices whole grain bread or 8 whole grain baguette slices, lightly toasted and buttered
Whole chives (optional)
Preparation

Whisk eggs, chopped chives, and 1/4 teaspoon fleur de sel in medium bowl until well blended. Melt butter in heavy medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. When foam subsides, add eggs and stir with heatproof silicone spatula until eggs are almost cooked but still runny in parts, tilting skillet and stirring with spatula to allow uncooked portion to flow underneath, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add ricotta and stir just until incorporated but clumps of cheese are still visible.

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