Sunday, November 15, 2009

Brunch Setting For One

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There are times when you are in a desperate need of pampering..When you find yourself in such a situation, you should cook something nice.For yourself, that is! This is my go-to menu when I need a bit of TLC, which is more often than not.
3-Course Brunch for One Menu-card:
  • Homemade Muesli with Milk
  • Spinach and Artichoke Frittata
  • Persimmon and Banana Smoothie with Pomegranate Arils.(Any other fruit can be substituted for Persimmon)
Homemade Muesli: Click here for the recipe.
Spinach and Artichoke Frittata:  Frittata is a baked Italian Omelet made with eggs, cheese, vegetables and meat(optional). I love the combination of spinach and artichoke.But any veggie combo or veggie-meat combo can be used.
  • Egg White - 2
  • Egg Yolk - 1
  • Milk - 2 tbsp
  • Onion - 1/2 small, diced
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  • Cheddar Cheese - a handful, shredded
  • Parmesan Cheese - 1 tbsp
  • Artichoke Hearts - 1/2 jar(~5 chunks), diced
  • Spinach - a handful, cleaned and drained
  • "Very little" Salt for taste
  • Cracked Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, whisk the egg whites and yolk. Add the artichokes, cheese, salt, pepper, shredded cheddar and gently mix.
  • In a thick bottomed oven-proof pan(cast-iron or all-clad), heat oil and the minced garlic. Follow up with chopped onion and saute until browned.
  • Add the spinach and saute until it wilts.
  • Pour the egg mixture and reduce the flame. Let it cook for a couple of minutes and then move it to the oven.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or so until the mixture sets.(Again, this is personal preference. Some like it fully cooked and some like it under cooked.Your choice).
  • Divide into 2 portions(saving half for later) or enjoy it as a whole for a hearty brunch.   
Persimmon and Banana Smoothie with Pomegranate Arils:After such a hearty omelet, a light dessert rounds off the meal nicely. I mixed the banana with persimmon to offset the hint of bitterness of the ripe persimmon.
  • Hachiya Pudding - 1, very ripe, peeled and chopped
  • Large Banana - 1/2, sliced
  • Milk/Yogurt - 1 cup
  • Pomegranate Arils - 1 tbsp
  • Blend the first 3 ingredients and sprinkle pomegranate on top.
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  1. Wow, indeed its a spread...count me in, he he. Loved all the entries and the pictures are too good, inviting:)

  2. whoa.. that is a filling brunch.. thanks for sending across the wonderful recipe(s) for the cook for yourself event.

  3. 3 course brunch sounds totally satisfies ,yum :D

  4. Lovely brunch, i would vote for these anyday!

  5. What a brunch :D That would satisfy any palate

  6. loved 3course brunch...prefect for the event.

  7. Wow.. this looks really interesting. yummm :)

    Here for the first time I guess.. would be back for sure. you have a lovely blog. Keep it going. :)

    Do peep into my blogs sometime.

  8. Oh wow!!! Thats a wonderful treat indeed..
    everything looks mouthwatering!!!

  9. great brunch..i loved all the dishes..
    new here..very nice blog..
    following u..
    plz drop by my blog when u get time

  10. Hi! first time here, the 3 course brunch looks awesome and filling. congrats on ur awards. great going dear.
    Do find time to peep in here

  11. a real feast! this looks great and thanks for joining us at the mingle!

  12. Thanks a bunch for all lovely comments everyone.

  13. A 3 course lunch sounds awesome to me, especially when it is packed with such healthy and delicious food as this! I love the sound of that frittata as well as the smoothie!


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