What’s eggy and veggie and delicious all over? This Turkey Kale Frittata! Simple and easy to whip up and bake, this dish will serve you well as a make ahead breakfast or the centerpiece of a brunch party. It’s also a perfect way to use up the leftovers of your Thanksgiving turkey…
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the incredible egg. Eaten unadorned or atop other delicious and nutritious foods, eggs are tasty, packed with protein and healthy fats, and pretty much make a complete meal in their neat little shell packages. Keep eggs simple with a scramble or sunny side up preparation, or poach them right up. Those all work when you’re cooking for just one or a few. But if you’re entertaining for brunch, need to feed a family, or just want to feel a little fancier, a frittata is the way to go. You get 4-8 slices that present beautifully on a plate, with colorful veggies, a little cheese, some breakfast sausage or tofu, and a crust that holds it all together (or not – just eggs will do that as well!) One of my favorite preparations is this Veggie Feta Frittata.
I hosted my first dinner party back in February, and for the main course I served two gluten free quiches. One was a Savory Goat Cheese & Vegetable suitable for vegetarian guests, and the other was a Smoked Salmon & Quinoa Quiche suitable for the dairy free among them. All of my friends loved them, and I whipped up lots of different frittata and quiche recipes as make-ahead meals for the week throughout the spring, but I put all that on hold throughout the summer while studying for the bar five feet away from the kitchen and not cooking so much as constantly snacking 🙂 Now that it’s autumn and I’m getting ready to start my new job, I’m back to experimenting with recipes for meals I can make ahead and eat during the workweek. This gluten free Broccoli Cheddar Quiche definitely fits the bill. It’s perfect to bring to the office for breakfast or lunch, or to re-heat at home for dinner and enjoy along with a side salad.
This Wednesday, my eats may look a little different. As I mentioned when I shared my recipe for Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, I’m cutting back on dairy for the next few weeks (not permanently I hope) and when I do add more in I’m going to try and keep it to about half what I have been consuming. If you read Renaissance Runner Girl regularly, you know I eat a lot of dairy, between multiple servings of Greek yogurt, the healthy helpings of cheese, and near-daily scoops of ice cream in the warmer months, so I’ve had to replace all that goodness with something. Like pumpkin and chocolate, which I enjoyed before I became a blogger. And coconuts and chia seeds, new discoveries in the past year or so.