Sautéed Kale with Crunchy potatoes and a poached egg – paleo, vegetarian, and gluten free

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Hello Deliciousness,

Egg-whites Schmeg-whites…. look at this healthy delicious nutritious breakfast! I decided I wanted to try something new for breakfast and came across this goodie. It’s so simple but seriously delicious. I really have nothing bad to say about this recipe and no recipes. I personally enjoyed this with some Franks Red hot overtop. I did include some additional instructions on how to cook a delicious poached egg.. which by the way is very simple! This recipe would also be delicious with some spinach and if you are not comfortable cooking a poached egg then a simple egg over easy will do just fine. You just need that deliciousness of the yoke to ooze over the top of the kale and potatoes.

Recipe as follows:

Ingredients
  • 4-5 leaves kale
  • 2 new potatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive or neutral oil
  • 1 egg
  • to taste salt and pepper
Instructions
1.) Remove stems from kale, chop into bite-sized pieces. Slice potatoes into uniform circles, about 1/8-1/4 inch. Too thin and they’ll burn, too thick and they won’t cook through. Mince garlic.
2.) Heat oil in cast iron or non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add potatoes in a single layer and let cook without moving for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.
3.) Flip potatoes and cook another 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add kale. Stir so all kale comes in contact with the pan and wilts. Add a teaspoon of water and stir briskly to soften kale.
4.) Bring a small pan of water to a simmer. Add an egg and let simmer on low while you finish cooking the vegetables.
5.) When potatoes are golden brown and cooked through, add garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add salt and pepper.
6.) Serve vegetables topped with poached egg. Feel good about starting your day.
Details

Prep time: 4 mins – Cook time: 8 mins

Simple Poached egg:

-Crack egg into a small bowl, or something that will allow you to gently drop egg into the boiling water.
-Bring water to a rapid boil.
-Swirl water to make a whirlpool
-Quickly as water is still turning gently drop your egg into the spinning water
-DO NOT TOUCH THE EGG
-Turn off heat, cover, and let it sit for 4 minutes
-With a slotted spoon removed the egg!

 

A special thanks for this recipe to:

http://centerstagewellness.com/healthy-vegetarian-breakfast-kale-potatoes-and-eggs/ retrieved from Pinterest

 

And that’s what for Pinner… or should I say Brinner?

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Ground Chicken/Turkey Caprese Burger

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So this week I bought a ridiculous amount of this ground chicken this week thinking “oh its 40% off let me buy 5lbs of it” and be completely in denial of that fact that it was going to expire in 5 days… and…I had NO room in my freezer.. but that’s besides the point. So as I’m in a panic to use up my ground chicken, I search Pinterest and decided to try out this recipe for turkey burgers.

Now normally I would mix half turkey/chicken with half beef. Reasoning for this is you still get the awesome flavor of the beef but can decrease the fat content by mixing in the ground turkey/chicken. The choice is yours.

Recipe as follows:

1 lb. ground turkey meat (prefer thigh meat)
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced (or whatever fresh herbs you like)
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

My additions:

1/2 tbsp-tbsp of butter/ghee per patty
1 beefsteak tomato (or ones that look the freshest)
a few slices of sun-dried tomatoes chopped (add to taste)
a few sprigs of fresh basil

Directions:

Mix ingredients together and form 4-6 patties. Grill on medium heat for 7 minutes a side. 2 minutes before burgers are done, place a slice of cheese (optional) on each patty. Serve hot.

With an all ground turkey meat burger I like to add a little less than a tablespoon of butter or ghee to the middle of the patty, almost like a filling. I know it’s not fat free, but in order to get a juicy burger, you have to add some type of fat to the burger.

Now lets talk toppings…. because I am located in the Italian capital of the US aka New Jersey I was able to get some oh so fabulous fresh Mozzarella, as well as some banging tomatoes so I decided to do a spin on a caprese salad.

About two minutes into flipping the patty I added the slice of tomato and fresh mozzarella. Side note I do recommend using a thermometer to check the temperature of the burger, undercooked chicken/turkey=no good(you know that thing called salmonella)  overcooking=no good(hockey puck burger)… golden temperature=160-165F … After the patties are cooked, add the chopped sun-dried tomato and fresh basil. Serve over lettuce and enjoy!

I served this burger on a  bed a lettuce with a side of sweet potato fries, which of course I will be posting.. just not today… sorry friends you’ll have to wait for that one!

Thanks again,

and a special thanks to:

http://userealbutter.com/2008/05/03/turkey-burgers-recipe/ retrieved from Pinterest 

Now that’s what for pinner!

Summer Salad w/ Grilled Pineapple and Blueberries

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OMFG… no seriously… it’s that good… like i’ve had it 3 times this week good

This salad is a delicious summer salad that contains all sorts of yummy delicious healthy ingredients. I do recommend using fresh pineapple and maybe even glazing it with a bit of honey to give it some extra deliciousness. I am an avocado lover, but this omitting won’t be missed because their are so many other goodies in here. Also I decided to add some slivered almonds to give it some crunch. You can find the recipe on the links below! Enjoy this yumminess!

http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/grilled-pineapple-chicken-and-avocado-salad/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+gimmesomeoven+(Gimme+Some+Oven) retrieved from Pinterest

That’s what’s for pinner!

What’s For Pinner?

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Welcome to Whats for Pinner! I hope that you enjoy this blog, and my newest adventure, and I’m so happy that I can share my passion for food and photography with you! One thing I can promise you is great recipes, and photo’s that will make your mouth water. The inspiration from this blog came from being obese and overweight, and wanting to find better recipes. Through the years i’ve had to adjust my eating immensely, and with a recent diagnoses of Celiacs Disease, I’ve had to adjust it even further. I began to research my recipes on Pinterest. Some were GREAT, some were just plain terrible. So here I am, providing you with my experiences, insight and delicious recipes to make your life easier! I plan on providing you with AT LEAST 4 Recipes a week, and if they food turns out awful, then I’ll make it better and provide you with solutions to make your food taste amazing!

Because I am a mom, I get it… you don’t 40 minutes to prep a meal, another 40 to cook it, then another 30 to clean up… I mean what’s 2 hours of cooking all while you have a screaming child at your ankles, maybe one screaming from the bathroom that they need you to wipe their rear end. No but seriously, I swear I understand. Whether you’re a mom, a dad, a teacher, a student, or an officer, whatever it may be, we all live in a busy world. So with that being said, you can expect easy, nutritious, paleo/gluten free meals that you WILL enjoy.

Thank you all for your interest and I hope that I can provide you with some awesome meals!