Another Green Day

Looks like I have a 2-day green theme going on.

Shelly's Broccoli & Swiss Bites

1 Yellow Onion, diced
3 Green Onions, diced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 cup Broccoli, steamed, whizzed
1/2 cup Swiss, grated
5 eggs
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon Greek Seasoning
a few twists of Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Steam broccoli. Saute onions till golden. Add garlic cook 1 more minute. Set aside to cool. Whiz steamed broccoli in mini food processor till minced. When onions are cool mix all ingredients together. Spoon into lightly greased (Pam works great) mini muffin tins.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Makes 24.

My "Bites" (crustless quiches) make a great grab-n-go breakfast. I tossed a few in my bento box just the other day.

They are a great lunch or dinner with salads or soups. Bites and my Italian Bean Salad are one of my very favorite post weight loss surgery friendly meals.

Bites also make super yummy appetizers at parties. I rarely have a party that I don't make a batch of bites 'cause you can crank out a ton in no time at all and well... they are just so damn cute ;) This one is especially great if you have vegetarian friends coming to your get together.

I served the Broccoli & Swiss Bites for lunch yesterday with a bowl of "Green Soup." It was a perfect combination. Leeks, onions, and asparagus from Saturday's Farmer's Market haul. This meal screamed spring.

Shelly's Green Soup

1 Yellow Onion, diced
3 small Leeks, chopped (white and light green parts only)
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 bunch Asparagus, bottoms trimmed, chopped
1/4 cup Pesto Sauce (I used homemade had tons of basil that needed using but storebought is great too)
2 cups Chicken Stock (could use Veggie Stock if you wanted to go all vegetarian)
2 cups Water
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
Oil/Butter for sauteing

Saute onions and leeks till golden. Add garlic cook 1 minute more. Add asparagus and pesto.

Add all remaining ingredients and simmer covered for 30 minutes. Whiz with this groovy gadget till smooth or in batches in a blender.

Serve with a dollop of Sour Cream or Fage Greek Yogurt.

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Highlights of the Day:

* So I had a bad dream. In my dream I was sitting on the floor, surrounded by parts, crying. I was putting something together and was frustrated because nothing was fitting... Tab A, Slot B, I had a ton of extra pieces and the instructions were in another language. I know you are thinking, "OK Michelle, ummm where is the highlight in this???" Well I woke up and told my Mum about my hideous dream and I said, "that must have some deeper meaning" to which she said, "Yeah it does. Don't buy anything from IKEA."

* Thank you to the 2 recent donors to theworldaccordingtoeggface I joke it's for coffee (<--- I blog for coffee) but any donations actually go toward paying for the extra bandwidth needed so the food porn can keep coming. Many, many thanks.

* You can find everything on YouTube. One of my favorite children's books Arnold Lobel's "Mouse Soup" was turned into an animated story. Soooo cute. I used to teach and toward the end of the year I would read this book. I love what they did with it. If you have 1/2 hour and some kids in your life from about 4 - 8 years old or so. Check it out it's in three parts (Part 2 is my personal fav)

Listening to: "Look After You" The Fray