Recipe: Savory Egg Casserole with Potatoes, Mushrooms and Spinach

When it comes to making a quick and healthy meal, you can’t beat eggs.

Savory Egg Casserole with Potatoes, Mushrooms and Spinach

Savory Egg Casserole with Potatoes, Mushrooms and Spinach

I know what you’re thinking. It wasn’t long ago that the medical community told us to avoid eating eggs because they contributed to bad cholesterol. We were to eat them sparingly to avoid heart disease, along with a host of other nasty illnesses.

But have you heard the latest news? Now we can eat as many eggs as we like, even two every day of the week!

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Creamy Chicken Casserole with Brown Rice, Mushrooms and Baby Kale

My favorite past time is lounging on my couch with a favorite cookbook.

I could spend hours thumbing through How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, and I find endless inspiration in any of the Weight Watcher’s Cookbooks.

Kalyn's Kitchen Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole

Kalyn’s Kitchen Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole

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Comforting Chicken Casserole with Green Beans

Okay! Enough already!

I can’t take any more of this gloomy weather. You’ve already heard my rant about it being dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home. Now I’m going to rant about the cold, damp weather.

You would think I’d be used to it since I’ve lived in Seattle my entire 52 years, but I’m not.

When the sun shines three months of the year, there is no place more beautiful than Seattle. I’m afraid that’s not enough for me, I’m ready to head to warmer pastures.

Lauren and Sonia fishing on a sunny day in Seattle.

Lauren and Sonia fishing on a sunny day in Seattle.

It’s a good thing we’re going to Maui in May. I’ll get my sun fix then, just in time for a rainy June and July.

Wow! I am a Gloomy Gus today, aren’t I? I definitely need comfort food like this easy chicken casserole.

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Italian Eggplant, Tomato and Turkey Casserole

Who would have thought leftover turkey could have the potential to save the crash of my beloved, blog posting, computer.

Turkey and Eggplant Casserole

Turkey and Eggplant Casserole

Naturally, a casserole recipe can’t fix my computer woes, but at least we had a tasty dinner while I worked on resurrecting Mr. Mac.

Turkey and Eggplant Casserole

Turkey and Eggplant Casserole

Combining our leftover turkey with cubed eggplant, spaghetti sauce and a sprinkle of basil made an easy low calorie, computer fixing meal.

Turkey and Eggplant Casserole

Turkey and Eggplant Casserole

And as you can see, I’m back to posting recipes, so Mr. Mac is happy again and so am I.

Happy, healthy cooking!

Eggplant, Tomato and Turkey Casserole
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons onion, chopped
  • 2 cups eggplant, cubed into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup fire roasted garlic tomatoes canned
  • 4 tablespoons low sugar spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces breast, cubed
  • ¼ cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine ingredients in a medium sized baking dish and bake for 35 - 45 minutes until vegetables are tender.
Notes
Weight Watchers Pointsplus 6
Calories: 254
Total Fat: 5.99g
Cholesterol: 107mg
Sodium: 473mg
Total Carbs: 14.24g
Dietary Fiber: 4.59g
Sugars: 7.08g
Protein: 34.22g
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2

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Ham and Cheese Egg Strata

As if I wasn’t having fun enough with my two-year old nephew, Blake, I’m now fortunate to have Grayson to spoil too!

Baby Grayson

You’ve seen Blake featured here on many an occasion. After all, his aunt is a cook and loves to feed the little guy!

Blake

Blake

Wait! There’s more! Read on for the recipe . . .

Top Ten Leftover Turkey Recipes

Why eat Thanksgiving leftovers until you can’t stand to look at them anymore!

Leftover turkey, potatoes, and cooked vegetables freeze beautifully. Pull them from the freezer and turn them into a quick meal after holiday shopping, or a healthy dinner for the kids while you whoop it up at your company Christmas party.

Whether you freeze your leftovers, or prefer to use them up as quickly as possible, my top ten tempting meal ideas are a nice change from the typical turkey sandwich . . .

Turkey Gravy Over Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Turkey Gravy Over Mashed Sweet Potatoes

1. Turkey Gravy over Mashed Sweet Potatoes

If you were going to throw away those small bits and piece of turkey, think again. They add up, and can easily be swapped out for the ground turkey in this recipe.

Sweet Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash With Turkey and Swiss Cheese

Sweet Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash With Turkey and Swiss Cheese

2. Stuffed Acorn Squash with Turkey, Apples and Swiss Cheese

Apples and squash are the perfect compliment for turkey – especially the dark meat. It has a slightly gamier appeal that stands up well to the sweetness of apples and squash.

Turkey and Mushroom Casserole

Turkey and Mushroom Casserole

3. Turkey and Mushroom Pasta Casserole

Pre-sliced mushrooms, a can of low fat mushroom soup, pasta and cheese come together in this heart-warming dish. If you have leftover green bean casserole, be sure and add it to the mix to get those extra veggies in. Don’t forget to use whole grain or quinoa pasta. Now you have a real meal – whole grains, protein and veggies. Can’t beat that!

Braised Cabbage and Turkey Kielbasa

Braised Cabbage and Turkey Kielbasa

4. Turkey with Braised Cabbage and Chard

If you’re looking for something on the lighter side after all that heavy holiday fare, fresh cabbage and chard, sautéed with garlic and fresh thyme, make this meal a nice low-carb choice for dinner.

Chicken and White Bean Chili

5. Weight Watchers White Bean Turkey Chili Recipe

This list wouldn’t be complete without a chili recipe adapted from Laloosh.com. Toss your chili ingredients into a slow cooker and let them meld their spicy flavors to perfection while you’re away.

6. Slow Cooker Italian Stew with Cannellini Beans and Kale

If chili isn’t your thing, this healthy Italian stew boasts an abundance of vegetables, including leafy kale. This is truly a calorie-light meal. Be sure to serve it with a whole grain roll so you can mop up that garden rich sauce.

7. Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

Yes, I realize brussels sprouts aren’t for everyone, but if you’re a fan, this recipe from Allrecipes.com would be fantastic with your leftover turkey tossed into the pan. Keep the turkey bacon, or replace it with turkey breast. Either way, this brussels sprouts recipe is to die for.

Quinoa Fettuccine with Kale, Tomatoes, and Chickpeas

Quinoa Fettuccine with Kale, Tomatoes, and Chickpeas

8. Fettuccine with Italian Sausage and Chickpeas

If you’re a pasta lover, this pasta recipe adapted from Roti & Rice fits the bill for you. Garlic, lemon and fresh basil add punch to chickpeas and kale. Roti & Rice used turkey sausage, but chopped or shredded turkey breast would keep this meal light and allow the fresh basil to shine through.

Curried Chicken Salad

9. Curried Turkey Salad

We need a few salad recipes in this list, don’t we? This isn’t your typical leafy green salad recipe. Warm curry adds a bit of sweet heat to fresh grapes, apples, sweet dried cranberries, and salty pepitas. Serve it as is, or scoop it into crunchy endive leaves for a delicious appetizer.

Roasted Eggplant and Chicken Wrap

Roasted Eggplant and Chicken Wrap

10. Eggplant and Turkey Wrap with Garlicky Hummus

Last, but not least, we need a wrap recipe. Using turkey instead of the original chicken isn’t much of a stretch of the imagination. If you love Mediterranean flavors, then the Greek yogurt, hummus and feta cheese will thrill your taste buds.

That’s the end of my top ten recipes for leftover Thanksgiving turkey.  I have more, so feel free to browse through my chicken and turkey recipes. I haven’t started Christmas shopping yet, so off to the mall I go. Happy cooking!

Recipe: Tilapia Enchilada Casserole

When I was in elementary school my mom worked outside the home, so I was often left with instructions to get dinner started. I wasn’t all that happy with the responsibility.

These days I see that added responsibility as a blessing. I learned very valuable skills, and one of those skills is to clean the kitchen as you cook. It certainly makes life easier.

Still, there are some days when I walk in the door from work, loaded with grocery bags, and completely famished – cleaning as I go is the last thing I think to do. My only goal is dinner on the table.

My Messy Kitchen

Believe it or not, this is only half the mess!

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Recipe: Shepherdess Pie

According to Wikipedia, a Shepherdess Pie is the vegetarian version of the Shepherd’s Pie. The meat free version of this well known pie uses beans or soy crumbles to replace the meat, then encases the filling in a crust of mashed potato.

Shepherdess Pie

Shepherdess Pie

Now that you know what a Shepherdess Pie is, I’ll tell you how I came to make one. Wait! There’s more! Read on for the recipe . . .