Everything Egg Bake

Working my way back to blogging (and a whole lot of other things, slow and steady wins the race, right?)…I have a laundry list of so many things I want to write about. Travels, food, life, animals, diabetes, friendships, etc…it’s just finding the time to do so, to where I don’t feel rushed and write just to write.

Over the last year there has been a move, lots of travel and exploring living in a new area – fun, but that means I spend less time in the kitchen because we’re always trying new local restaurants the Twin Cities has to offer (A TON!). Fun to be a foodie here, but I miss the kitchen, cooking, experimenting and writing about it – if it turns out 😉 Anyway, returned home from another brief travel stint and had a hodge podge of ingredients in the fridge that needed to be used – and I’ve really been focusing on being less wasteful and not letting things go bad before we get to them. Here was the result!

Everything Egg Bake

  •  3 white onions, diced
  • 1 large jalapeno (1/2 deseeded), finely diced
  • 2 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups diced ham
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese
  • Grass-fed butter
  • Salt/pepper

Saute the onions, jalapeno, minced garlic in the avocado oil on medium heat until onions start to brown, about seven minutes. Add the saute to a large mixing bowl. Add the spinach, tomatoes, diced ham and season with salt and pepper (to your taste). In a separate bowl break 12 eggs and beat well until whites and yolks are incorporated, add eggs to mixture. Mix together and gently toss the Gorgonzola cheese into the mixture. Pour mixture into a buttered 8×8 glass baking dish. Top with 4-6 small dollops of grass-fed butter. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 for about 30 minutes or until the top is starting to brown and edges are crusting. Make sure the eggs in the middle are solid. It’s a beautiful dish!

Seth’s been eating it for breakfast and I’ve been having it for breakfast and lunch. It reheats quick, is full of nutrients and very filling. Enjoy 🙂


Minor Food Rant

I feel as though there is a food revolution that is really ramping up as of late which I’m thrilled about, but I don’t understand why research and studies haven’t been more appreciated? It’s difficult for me to understand the priorities of our country and governing bodies when it comes to things as important as our health (reactive vs proactive). Would we really not have enough food to meet demand if we decided not to eat genetically modified, disease resistant, high yield, nutritionally depleted food (that’s a mouthful, but true, considering almost everything is today)? We literally have to eat 10 times more healthy food, to get the nutrients that our bodies need, than we did 100 years ago: Furthermore, the preservatives, artificial ingredients, etc. that are “approved” by the USDA and FDA for consumption, are often listed on the “watch-list” but not high enough priority. Take EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) for example, which is on the FDA’s watch list for the potential to cause asthma, allergies, and rashes, among other things, but is down far enough on the list it won’t be looked at for years. Okay…so until then we keep eating it not knowing what it does to our bodies? It can be derived from Formaldehyde (YUM!), and is used in paper, clothing, all sorts of consumer goods, down to soda and food. Next time you go to buy salad dressing, take a look at the ingredient list, and look for EDTA, surprise! it’s in almost every single dressing on the shelf.

Think about it: previous generations lived so long, eating lard, bacon, meat, eggs, a fairly high cholesterol diet, but it came from right outside their front door on the farm, where the animals ate what they were supposed to eat.  We do that today, and we have heart attacks in our mid 40’s, do you think there is a correlation between all of the mass production, antibiotics, and food animals are forced to consume now?  When my great grandparents went to the store, was everything in boxes with ingredient lists a mile long that they couldn’t read or even pronounce? Why do vegetables today taste like crap than if you grow your own organically (tomatoes and cucumbers especially!)?

My philosophy on food: If it didn’t exist 100 years ago, don’t eat it. IFI need to buy something with an ingredient list and there are more than five ingredients, put it back on the shelf.

For your Health!