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Mini Frittatas

Frittatas – baked Italian-style omelets – are great served cold, and two- or three-bite versions are completely customizable, perfectly packable and best eaten by hand. Leftover potatoes add substance, as does torn bread or cooked pasta. Sausage, ham, leftover roast chicken or vegetables (sauté them if they aren’t already...

Baked Eggs

Baked (also known as shirred) eggs seem to have fallen out of fashion, leaving scrambled, poached and fried eggs to take their place at the breakfast table. Baking eggs in ham cups is not only cool (by virtue of having its own edible bowl), but it’s also more flavourful...

Sunny-side up pizzas

When making pizza at home, your cheese options aren’t limited to mozzarella; try grated Gouda, white cheddar, Parmesan, Edam or Fontina, sliced bocconcini, crumbled feta or a smear of ricotta. An egg cracked on top will bake to any degree of doneness you like; try leaving it runny, so...

What’s Your Egg Style?

Fried: cracked into a hot, oiled skillet and cooked through; try cracking an egg into a metal cookie cutter set in the pan for fun shaped eggs. Sunny-side-up: a fried egg that has been cooked without flipping. Over-easy: a fried egg flipped and cooked briefly on the other side; not long...

Eggs-ellent Leftover Ideas

1. Set a poached egg atop a hash made of chopped leftover potatoes and meat. 2. Bake eggs in a nest of leftover roasted vegetables or ratatouille. 3. Dump leftover rice into a hot pan slicked with oil. Crack in an egg or two and stir-fry with leftover vegetables...

Puffed Apple Pancake

This crunchy, billowy pancake takes just a few minutes to whisk together. Sturdier fruits such as apples and pears can be sautéed first and baked right into the pancake or set aside to be served on top; fragile fruits like berries are better served in the hollow of the...

No-Knead Bread

INGREDIENTS: 3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose or bread flour, plus more for dusting (I usually use half whole wheat and half all-purpose, sometimes with a shake of ground flaxseed added) 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) instant yeast (sometimes I use about 1/3 teaspoon regular active dry yeast) 1 tsp (5 mL) salt DIRECTIONS: In a...

Zucchini Marmalade

Try to buy thick-skinned fruit; thinner skinned citrus fruits don’t have much to contribute to marmalade! Ingredients: 2 lemons 1 large orange 2 cups (500 mL) water 1 medium-small zucchini, coarsely grated (about 1 1/2 cups) 4 cups (1 L) sugar Directions: Wash the lemons and orange well and grate the zest off using the coarse side...

Breakfast Bean Cookies

These are substantial, not too sweet, have an amazingly tender texture, and keep longer than other low fat cookies. Puréed, you don’t even know the beans are there! INGREDIENTS: 2 cups (500 mL) oats (quick or old-fashioned, not instant) 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose or whole-wheat flour 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder 1...

Oat, Almond and Apricot Breakfast Biscotti

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour 1 cup (250 mL) oats 3/4 cup (185 mL) sugar (white or brown) 2-4 tbsp (30-60 mL) ground flax seed 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt 1/4 cup (half stick or 60 mL) butter 1/4 cup (60 mL) plain yogurt 1/4 cup (60 mL) milk...

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