Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spicy Egg & Potato Bake

Yummy eats always make the work week a little bit better, don't they? I've been enjoying all kinds of good stuff including homemade parfaits with vanilla yogurt, apple chunks and Quaker's Rice puff cereal:

I also enjoyed a great spicy egg & potato bake. I used the rest of my purple potatoes from the farmers market and based my recipe on this recipe from Naomi's fabulous blog.
Ingredients:
3-4 small purple (or red) potatoes
1 egg, 2 egg whites
Chopped pepper & onions (or other veggies as desired)
¼ teaspoon red pepper (may want to try this with 1/8 teaspoon the first time around)
¼ teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons shredded cheese
Cooking Spray
Salsa, ketchup, etc to top

Directions:
Ahead of time, place potatoes in a pot, cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook ~6-8 minutes until potatoes are still tender but hold their form. Remove from heat, drain, slice.

Spray a loaf pan. Place cooked potatoes, onion, pepper (you can also sautee the onion & pepper ahead of time for more flavor), and other desired veggies in pan. In a bowl mix egg, egg white and spices with a fork. Pour egg mixtures over vegetables. Top with shredded cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Delicious!
How are your workouts coming this week? My plan is as follows:
  • Monday: Quick run to warm up, taught Body Pump
  • Tuesday: Taught Body Attack
  • Wednesday: Either off or quick run
  • Thursday: Teach 45 minute Body Step, 45 minute Body Pump
  • Friday: Off
  • Saturday: Teach Body Step
  • Sunday: Off

Enjoy the rest of your week! Make sure you take some time to appreciate your life and the wonderful people (and animals ;)) around you!


71 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

That last picture is just too adorable. I love it! And the egg bake sounds really good. I have never baked eggs or made a frittata or any sorts. I must try!

Heatha said...

OMG, I just fell in love with Frank. What a cutie!!
Today is a rest day for me - I need it! :)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Ooo that parfait looks almost identical to the one you always eat at that restaurant--I think it's fun to recreate things at home. :-) And I am always a huge fan of any dish with eggs in it, and potatoes are another favorite!

Anne Marie said...

The egg bake looks awesome! I'm definitely going to try it!

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Purple potatoes are so cool, love the way they look in your egg bake! Glad you are having a great week dear :)

*Naomi* said...

you made the baked egg frittata!! i LOOOOVE the addition of purple potatoes in there, next time I make it I am def adding some carbs in there, I think it will help it stick to my ribs a little more!

frank is such a cutie!

brandi said...

I love purple potatoes! They look so cool in that dish.

Stacey said...

You can also make the egg bake in little muffin tins. I have done that before and it's so easy and pre portioned. Love the purple potatoes.

Lauren @ Health on the Run said...

I love the way the purple potatoes look in your egg bake!! I've never tried them, but I've been seeing them a lot around the blog-world lately...which makes me really want to find some.

Also, I love Frank!! He is so so cute!! :)

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

Erica, I just found a lovely Charleston food/photo blog and it made me think of you! Have you seen: http://www.mytartelette.com?
Really adorable!

Have a great day :)

Anna said...

Hey darling! I haven't commented in sooooo long but I have been keeping up with your blog still and I have to say your picture of Frank just makes me swoon! What a cutiepatooty.

Quick question: how many people does that fabulous casserole serve?

Rose said...

*saving this recipe for sure*

Staci Dombroski said...

As always it looks delicious!! Have a great day!!! What a cute doggy :)

Tracey said...

I used to make a dish similar to the egg dish you made. It is so good and very easy to make which are both requirements for me!

Jenna said...

Seriously, Frank always improves my mood! He is just the cutest thing, ever. You can't help but smile when you see him. What a tough life he's got, huh? :)

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Awww Frank. You know I love that guy! :) I love gorgeous parfaits, they just are so much more fun to eat. Can't wait to hear what you think of the Teet!

Julie said...

I think I might celebrate my end of dairy free week with a homemade parfait tomorrow ;) no other way to bring in the end of a d-free week then a good old honkin parfait right!

awwww frankster looks so adorbs!

i loveee this recipe! i think this will make a great dinner (or lunch) this weekend! fast and quick n easy! i'm thinking i might make mine with some kombucha squash or sweet potates!

thanks girrrrl

Lauren said...

Mmm that egg bake might be on tap for the next BFD night! ;)

Love you girly.

Krista said...

Mmmm, the egg bake looks similar to a fritatta! My workouts are going pretty good. Taking today off to get some new soccer cleats for Noah. Have a great day!!

Julie said...

Love the snoozing puppy! That egg bake sounds fantastic!

Janetha said...

oh frank. he melts my heart. i may have to catch a flight east just to meet him. i agree, yummy midweek eats make life worth livin'! and the egg thing looks fantastic.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

The spicy egg & potato dish looks wonderful. Love the use of purple potatoes. Your doggie is adorable.

Cheers!

Billy said...

What a great dog. The parfait sounds good and the egg bake makes me wish I still ate eggs.

teresa said...

delicious! i love the potato bake. your workout schedule is awesome, i always thought that it would be great to teach classes because then i wouldn't have a choice but to get my workout in!

love the pic of frank, what a sweetheart!

insideiamdancing said...

Hooray for parfaits! (Hehe, a rhyme...) I had one this morning too. Frank is so cute!

Loved the look of that egg dish on Naomi's blog, and now want to make it even more...yum.

Workouts this week are going really well! I have a personal training session tomorrow which I am psyched about.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Holly said...

frank = love. that's all i can really say.

and i love the fact you put PURPLE potatoes in that egg bake - DELISH! and i could really go for a parfait right now. it just makes it look even better :)

happy wednesday dear!

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) said...

Your potato bake looks really good, especially with those pretty purple potatoes! And your dog is adorable!

hbobier @ Basil Vodka said...

I want to hang out with your dog. I think we'd get along.

I'm diggin your purple potato bake. Looks delish, chica!

Jessica said...

Oh yum! What a cute puppy! How adorable!

Susan said...

I love potatoes and I love eggs, so this recipe sounds right up my alley! I like how you keep your recipes simple but unique Erica! No crazy ingredients that they only sell for a million bucks at Whole Foods!

Have a great day!

Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams said...

So easy and delicious. I love egg recipes. Thank you.

Ashley said...

Your homemade parfait looks great! I love puffed rice :-).

homecookedem said...

Oh wow, this egg bake looks so hearty and delicious!!

LOVE your sweet Frank doggie! Soooooo cute!! :)

Natalie said...

I love egg dishes! My friend recently made a frittata with potato in it--delish!

lynn @ the actors diet said...

your potato bake looks so pretty! thanks for the recipe.

BroccoliHut said...

Yum, yum! I made myself a parfait for breakfast just this morning with bloobs, GoLean, & almond butter. They never get old, right?

Fashion Meets Food said...

That egg bake looks absolutely fabulous! I must try it out. And your parfait looks delish!

xo

whataboutsummer said...

parfait with a view; soo so good looking!

We Are Not Martha said...

I love cooking/baking with purple potatoes; they make everything so much prettier :) Your pup is adorable!

Sues

Anh said...

This looks healthy. Thanks for sharing.

whatkateate said...

I love the idea of taking time to appreciate all the important things :)

Kirstin said...

Yummy! So, on the first picture I thought those were beans instead of puffed rice cereal. I was really trying to figure out what it was.

lesley lifting life said...

You and your parfaits, haha ; ) I love it.

Love that picture of Frankie ... such a cutie :)

Nicole Carrillo said...

That spicy egg/potato bake looks so delicious! + purple potatoes? Had no idea, look so much fun, more than anything. & your parfaits are the most beautiful thing I ever did see. Have a great week, parfait queen.

Diana said...

Love purple potatoes! I've been eating them this week too. Purple food's good for your brain, ya know. I'm totally serious too!

Lee@In My Tummy said...

OMG, that is the cutest picture of Frank!

luckytastebuds said...

I really should come up with a goal training plan. I love that you have that schedule so you know how to plan other life events around those work outs. :P My workouts also seem pretty boring compared to your various classes!!

WOW that bake looks incredible!!! Mmm i can imagine potato being absolutely delicious baked into a casserole with crispy crunchy edges and a soft center. :) YUM!! Thank you for sharing the recipe Erica!!!

P.s. I'm hosting a giveaway for organic fair trade preserves! Does strawberry basil and blueberry merlot jam sound up your alley? :)

Kelsey said...

dont u just love purple swt. potatoes! the colors of that baked deliciousness is fabulous! looks so good lady. and i need to try me a breakfast parfait soon! <3

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

this is the prettiest egg food i have ever seen: spicy egg & potato bake. I used the rest of my purple potatoes

OMG it's gorgeous erica!!!!!

love you honey!
xo

Jessica said...

Great bake! I'll have to keep that in mind when my potatoes are ready! I didn't plant any purple this year, I'll miss them.
Sounds like a busy week! Have fun!

She-Fit said...

YUM! This egg dish looks delicious. Anything with eggs in it and I'm all about it.

Ana said...

That egg bake looks delicious. I love making frittatas, will def have to try it!

Hope you are having a great week!

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

You parfait looks delicious! And I've been wanting to make something similar to that bake--I may try that recipe!
Awww and love the pups!

Katie said...

Great eats DO make the week so much better. Hope yours is going well!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

I love how calling it a parfait turns regular yogurt and fruit into something gourmet!

lisasfoods said...

I love blue potatoes, and usually only buy them when I can find them locally grown. Good idea to use them in a frittata so the color shows.

Mary (A Merry Life) said...

Oh my gosh. I'm in love with the doggy. :)

Angharad said...

That looks delicious! I love egg-based bakes. And with potatoes? Double win.

tam said...

Wow that looks so yummy! My workouts are and have been great this week! x x

Erin @ the healthy apron said...

Ooo that egg bake looks tasty!!

therabbitrunner said...

wow that parfait looks amazing!! I want to recreate that asap!!

wow I didn't know you taught classes - thats so cool :) great way to gaurantee a workout too!

Diana @ frontyardfoodie said...

I thought about growing purple potatoes this year but didn't have enough space......maybe next year!

Juliana said...

Oh! the egg and potato bake looks delicious...something that I'd tried soon :-)

Miz said...

loooove his canine mug.
Now, where our pre-weekend post?
I actually have plans :)
ok not exciting plans but plans nonetheless.

Have a great one!

madeleine@mad-about-running.blogspot.com said...

Looks delicious as always Erica!! Like a crustless quiche:)) XOXOXO

Lori said...

Oh, that looks delicious. I am such a fan of baked egg dishes, especially this time of year. A great way to get in some extra veggies!

Amanda said...

I will have to try this recipe for sure! It looks delicious :)

Ali said...

I love the snoozin dog picture at the end!

Maria said...

I love those purple potatoes! WIll have to try that one. I just got back from Pump and now I am ready for my weekend. I will try to run outside tomorrow, but it might rain:( We are having some friends over for dinner and hopefully we can get some yard work done. Have a great weekend!

fittingbackin said...

Love that recipe! It looks almost as good as pupper does cute - what a good snap!!

Sarah said...

Mmm eggs are such a fantastic protein, maybe my #1 favorite. Love eggs for dinner too, yum.

Your workout schedule looks great! You are much better at the days off than I, I still can't take more than 1 every 2 weeks. That's bad isn't it?
It's almost Friday!