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Friday recipe: Ricotta frittata with zucchini

I find that making a frittata is one of the easiest dishes there is. Add a salad to the menu and you have a gorgeous meal! (and a bottle of vino too!).

During the summer season I always try to make easy recipes, the heat plus the slow pace of summer doesn’t allow you to stay in the kitchen for hours. (Though my mother still cooks for 12 people every Sunday, rain or shine -she placed an air conditioner in her kitchen!)

Today I am going to share a frittata recipe that hopefully you will try and love!

This frittata is not the same, but i wanted to give you an idea of how it looks like!

This frittata is not the same, but i wanted to give you an idea of how it looks like!

Ricotta frittata with zucchini:

(Try to find fresh good quality ricotta in an Italian market)

6 large eggs, salt and freshly ground pepper, 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese, 1 clove garlic minced, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram, parsley or mint, 1 medium zucchini finely chopped, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.

-In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs, salt, pepper, ricotta, garlic, and herbs.

-Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan, add the zucchini. cook, stirring often until tender, about 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt.

-Add the remaining spoon of olive oil to the pan, turn up the heat and add the egg mixture. Jiggle and tilt the pan to distribute the zucchini through the eggs, and lift the edges of the mixture so that the eggs can rum underneath.

-Reduce the heat and cover. Cook for 10 minutes or until set.

-You can run the pan under the broiler until the top is browned if you want.

– Slide the frittata onto a platter, serve hot, cool or at room temperature.

Enjoy!

*image via pinterest

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“Egg”cellent!

Happy Easter everyone! Since all i see around me these days are eggs, what better subject to talk about!

Who doesn’t like a fluffy omelet for brunch? I love omelets, and love experiencing with the ingredients. Eggs are an important part of our diet where i come from; we have them for breakfast, lunch or even dinner sometimes. Plain, with spices, veggies or meat.

There is a misguided belief that the cholesterol in eggs (found in the yolk) raises cholesterol levels and puts you at risk. But several studies have shown that there is no link between egg consumption and either heart attacks or strokes.

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Eggs are an excellent source of protein. Vitamins D and K which are found in eggs, protect us against cancer and help us live longer.

Organic eggs that come from free-range chickens are the best choice.

-Eggs may reduce the risk of cancer.

-Eggs keep our vision in good condition.

-Eggs may help in weight loss: feel fuller, more energy.

-Eggs are an ideal muscle- repair food after a workout.

-Eggs have high amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for heart health, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.

-Eggs are one of the only foods that contain vitamin D.

And here is my favorite and easiest omelette recipe:

2 eggs

1/3 cup cooking cream

3 mushrooms cut in slices

3 slices tomato

3 slices avocado

1 slice swiss cheese

salt & pepper

origano

1 tablespoon olive oil

*Beat the eggs with the cream, salt, pepper and origano.

Saute the mushrooms in the oil, add the egg mixture. Let it cook, flip to the other side.

When done, while still on the fire, add the cheese, let it melt, then add the tomatoes and avocado.

Turn over half the omelet and serve.

Enjoy your eggs!

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