Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cheesy Baked Eggs with Kale



I am all for easy, nutritious breakfasts. Ever since going grain-free, we've been having a lot of eggs for breakfast. I've been inventing many different ways to make them so that we don't get bored. This little number was a hit with everyone, it was soooo good and so easy. You can substitute the kale for spinach if you wish and there are many ways to customize it - my favorite being adding bacon!

You can tell from the photo below that those eggs aren't pastured, we got ours from the farm this weekend finally, but until then I was using plain organic 'free range' store bought eggs. Such a huge difference in the yolks! The pastured ones are orange, pretty much. Packed with nutrition. I want my own egg laying hens, sigh. 

This recipe serves 3-4 people

Ingredients:

1 cup chopped kale
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 large sweet onion
1 tpsp coconut oil
Pinch sea salt
3 tbsp grass fed butter
6 eggs (preferably pastured)
1 tsp dried (or bunch fresh) dill
1 cup freshly grated grass fed cheese

Almost ready for the oven: right before I added the shredded cheese on top

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9" round pie pan or square baking dish. 
2. Saute onions in coconut oil for 8 minutes in a pan on medium-high, add 2 tablespoons butter and chopped mushrooms, sautee for 5 minutes on medium. Add kale and saute for 5-8 minutes. 
3. Transfer to baking dish (or you can bake right in the pan if it is oven safe). Layer the eggs on top, with pieces of remaining butter, sprinkle dill, top with cup of cheese.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-25 minutes (depending on your oven and preference of egg-doneness). Optional: Turn on the broil for the last three minutes for a nice bubbly crusty cheese.
5. Serve with some fresh grass fed milk or kefir!

If you make this recipe, we would love to know what you served it with or if you put a different spin on it! If you adapt this recipe and post it on your own blog, please link to Eco-Babyz, we would appreciate it :)



21 comments:

  1. I will try this one as soon as i will get more eggs, we just ate 3 dozen of eggs in a week. Yes there is a big difference in a yolk i noticed that myself comparing local pasture eggs to store bought.

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    1. I know, that's crazy... we eat about 3 dozen a week too! Hope you like it :)

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  2. That looks really good Nastya I might steal that..I like that you didn't break your egg yolks...I heard not breaking them as scrambled keeps them from being oxidized which is far better for you.... Happy this diet is doing work for ya (:

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    1. Go for it! That's my goal, to create as many recipes as you and Luda would want to steal! Hehe :)

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  3. I am not a fan of eggs, not even a little bit. But this... this I could eat. It looks delicious!

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  4. Not sure if Hubby would eat this, but I think I'm definitely going to try it with the kids. Sis especially loves kale (we just planted some in our garden last night!), so I think it should go over well. Do you ever make kale chips??

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    1. Kale chips are actually in draft right now, we just tried making them this past weekend for the Superbowl :) I put too much salt in them! But other than that they were good.

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  5. What cheese did you use with this??

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    1. Good question! I used grass fed cheddar, it's pretty much our favorite for all purposes here.

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  6. This looks and sounds delicious. It's almost 9 pm, and all I can think is breakfast!

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  7. I think I may try to make this with the spinach. We love spinach at our house but kale hasn't gone over real well in the past!

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  8. i haven't had a chance to make this yet but your recipe looks divine! I've included you in a round up of the 25 tastiest kale recipes I could find on the interwebs. It lives here: http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2013/02/25-great-ways-to-eat-kale.html

    Thanks again for the great recipe!

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  9. This looks delicious~ I never would have thought to put kale in with eggs, but thanks to you, now I do :) I'm passing this recipe along to my daughter also!

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  10. I am definitely gonna have to try this one! Hubby and I love eggs and I think it's a great idea to add kale.. Cool! Thanks for recipe!

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  11. This looks delish! I've never made anything like this for breakfast! It looks perfect for a lazy day to just toss everything in and bake : )

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  12. We get unpasteurized eggs as well from a local farm :) I was wondering about substituting the kale with spinach until I got further down the post :)

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    1. Ooh, yum! We actually haven't had any from the farm in a little while, unfortunately. The drive was too much for us and it got expensive quickly. But we'll be making a trip soon!

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  13. Here it comes... big confession! I've never had KALE!! Whew, okay that's off my chest. LOL. This looks so delicious, do you think this would be good for my first try with kale? I love cheese and eggs, so I think it might be good for me to give a whirl to this one.

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    1. Hey, I only tried it for the first time less than a year ago! This is the perfect way to try it :)

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