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Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Fritttata from Golden Door Spa

Posted on 31. Oct, 2010 in Food

This dish, from Golden Door executive chef Dean Rucker, only feels indulgent.

INGREDIENTS

Vegetable oil cooking spray

2 teaspoon olive oil

1 small shallot, chopped

1 cup packed fresh spinach, chopped

4 whole eggs

4 egg whites

8 sun-dried tomato halves, chopped

1/2 cup grated Asiago

2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 slices whole-wheat toast

2 cups fresh berries

PREPARATION

Heat oven to 425°. Coat 4 small baking dishes with cooking spray. Set aside. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Cook shallot until soft but not brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add spinach; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Lightly whisk eggs and egg whites in a bowl. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, cheese, basil, spinach mixture, salt and pepper. Spoon into baking dishes; bake until firm in the center, 12 to 14 minutes. Serve each with 1 slice toast and 1/2 cup berries.

Mexican Summer Squash Soup

Posted on 01. Aug, 2010 in Food

Ingredients:

½ cup grated Jack cheese

6-8 small squash chopped (Mexican, zucchini, yellow)

6 roma tomatoes chopped

1 med. Spanish or brown onion chopped

1 chicken bouillon square or 1 cup of chicken broth

Extra virgin Olive oil

2 cooked skinless boneless chicken breasts (optional)

Avocado (optional)

Crushed tortilla chips (optional)

In large deep skillet drizzle olive oil to lightly cover. When hot, add squash turning repeatedly. Continue cooking covered and add onions. Once onions become clear, add tomatoes and chicken bouillon. (Add chicken) Cook covered 20 minutes or until squash is completely cooked. Remove from stove and cover with Jack cheese. Cover until ready.

** This is a family recipe from a friend, so you have to eyeball if you have enough broth. There have been times I have had to add a whole can of broth or a can of chopped tomatoes with green chilies. This is the base recipe; add to it what you like.