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Dinner tonight: Vegetable Frittata

Our weekly plan is our guide to our meals – we mix up the dinners sometime and eat what we are in the mood for. Easy is what was on my menu for tonight – so I opted to have the vegetable frittata early.

Our Vegetable Frittata ingredients varies based on what I have in the fridge and what needs to be used. Below is tonights ingredients but you could add spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers – really anything goes.



1 tsp olive oil
1/2 medium onion, diced (you could use leeks or spring onions)
1 garlic clove
1 small head of broccoli, chopped into small-ish pieces
1 medium-large zucchini, grated
1 tomato (I used a Roma tomato)
salt and pepper for seasoning
5 eggs, lightly beaten (You could use three eggs and 1/2 cup of egg whites)
2 tbsp italian cheese, grated (optional)

  1. Heat pan on medium heat. Place olive oil in the pan, then the onion and garlic. Cook onion until clear.
  2. Add Broccoli, Grated Zucchini and tomato to the pan – heat ingredients through. I add the broccoli first and then the other ingredients. Cool.
  3. In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Add the vegetable mix to the eggs and lightly stir.
  4. Place the egg mixture back in the pan you were using to cook the vegetables.  Add cheese to the top (optional, My husband wanted cheese I did not so I only added it to one 1/2). Cook mixture for 10-15 minutes on low heat.
  5. Once almost set, place pan into oven and broil for 3-5 minutes (keep an eye on it) remove once top has become firm.
    NOTE: I put aluminum foil on the handle of my pan before putting in the oven as I do not think it is oven proof.
  6. Serve 1/4 of the frittata on a plate, it goes well with a spinach or garden salad.


Meal Plan – Week 3 and winter weather

This week was not a good week, with regards to, keeping to the program. I did not keep to the plan, I ran late all week so skipped breakfast, thinking I would pick it up at work – did not work. Lunch was the only menu where I did ok. The good news is, I now know, that I eat when I have a high-pressure day at work and come home tired. So, I will just have to make sure there are prepared meals in the fridge.

Here’s this weeks menu, where most of this are variations on last week since I have most of the ingredients still in the fridge. Goals for this week is to get on plan and introduce the exercise.

Saturday Egg Tempeh Stir Fry
Sunday Oatmeal with grated apple + sultanas Slow-cook Dahl + Wild Rice
Monday Oatmeal with Banana+Unsalted Peanut Butter Steamed Fish and Vegetable Pockets + Quinoa
Tuesday Fruit Salad with Flax seed Vegetable Pasta Bake
Wednesday Fruit Salad with Flax seed Pizza (using FlatOut Bread instead of Whole Wheat Pita)
Thursday Oatmeal with grated apple + sultanas Vegetable Frittata
Friday Fruit Salad with Flax seed Bean Burgers + Salad

Budget this week, will be easy as there is nothing I need to go out and buy. Funny thing is yesterday’s ice fall (yes ice fall – not snow) has made it very unlikely to get out of the house today anyway :-). The ice is at least an inch deep around and on the house and my poor plants are buckling under the weight. I am refusing to look at the veggie garden, as I will be upset if I loose all of the crop.

The ice is starting to melt but the concern will be if it can completely melt in time before the evening drop in temperatures again – which means it could be another inside day tomorrow. Anyway, this is how it looks at the moment.

One of my plants buckling under the weight of the ice (photo taken through the window – too cold to go outside 😉 ):IMG_0806IMG_0810

Sean’s Playground had a nice coating of ice. His job today was to de-ice his playground which he thoroughly enjoyed.
IMG_6831 IMG_6832 IMG_6833Our table on the deck, with an inch of ice cover….hmmm I seem to remember asking the hubby for a table cover to  protect the table. Wonder where it is 🙂 ?IMG_0807

Our Deck covered with ice, it’s like walking across a grater – the ice is that hard and has the lumps from the ice pellets that fell.IMG_0808

Icicles forming as the ice starts to melt; that is, ice also going down the chimney as well.IMG_0809