Greens and Brie Egg White Frittata
- 2 1/2 cups egg whites
- 1/2 sweet onion, diced
- 1 poblano pepper, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 2 cups kale lacinato, stemmed and chopped
- 3/4 cup light brie, cubed (sub regular brie)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- avocado slices
- salsa verde
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil, onion, poblano peppers, green bell peppers, and kale. Sauté for 5 minutes, then add garlic, salt and pepper. Sauté for an additional 2-5 minutes, until the veggies are softened.
- Add the veggies to a large non-stick baking pan or cast iron skillet. Pour egg whites over the veggies, and scatter the brie chunks into the frittata.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Serve with avocado slices and salsa verde. EAT UP.
I love long, quiet mornings. In fact it’s sort of a necessity in my life. I would rather wake up wayyy early than have 20 minutes to get up and out the door. I look forward to that time. I have to have it or else I feel off balance all day long. And there are three elements of my morning routine that I love more than life. They are…
- A breakfast that tastes amazing.
It is the trifecta of morning perfection, and I’m adamant on having all three of these elements every morning. The coffee gives me energy, the breakfast gives me a sense of calm, and the podcasts give me life.
I know most people listen to podcasts in the car or at work, but I love having a story or a new bit of information first thing when I wake up. It gets my brain going and it helps me orient myself to the world. I’ve recently fallen in love with quite a few podcasts, so I thought I’d share them with you. Maybe you’ll find a way to add them into your morning routine too!
- I mean, This American Life, is my favorite podcast now and forever more. Ira Glass is like my dream man, and I love every story they put together. So if you’ve lived in a podcast hole and have never listened to a podcast ever, this would be a good place to start.
- I recently discovered Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People which is hosted by comedian Chris Gethards, where he receives and anonymous call and talks to them for up to one hour. The heartfelt stories, interesting humans, and honest conversations he has are so genuine and gritty that I was in awe. I can’t wait to listen to more.
- If you like comedy, you should start listening to Two Dope Queens. It’s edgy, it’s relevant and it’s super funny. The hosts Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson hilariously host an evening of stand up, which they record as a podcast. They have some amazingly funny people, and are willing to talk about some really culturally relevant topics. Highly recommended.
- The last podcast I’ll recommend is called Dear Sugar Radio. It’s a “Dear Abby” kind of set up where people write in letters about their problems and the hosts discuss them and try to give advice. What sets this apart from all others is how deeply heartfelt the hosts Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond are. They are two people who come to life with open hearts and open minds, and a true passion for helping others. Seriously, you should listen to it.
***And as a bonus recommendation I would say you MUST listen to the episode of Love+Radio called The Living Room. It is simply the most compelling and heartbreaking story that has ever been recorded for radio. Get your tissues ready.
Now back to the breakfast part of my morning routine. I generally crave sweet flavors in the morning. (I blame my mom for my sweet tooth.) So I feel major success on the mornings when I can convince myself to eat something savory. So I devised a strategy to develop an EPIC savory breakfast recipe to eat in the morning, so that I will get all excited over it and eat that instead of a yogurt and granola bowl. I knew I wanted to pack it with greens to get my day started off right, but I also knew it needed to have an element of indulgence to it in order to combat my sweet craving. So in walks brie cheese. And boy oh boy things started to come together. This really and truly is the best flavor combo I’ve ever had in a frittata and it’s SO EASY TO MAKE. Add a little avocado and salsa verde on top and magic happens in your mouth. Just do it. Just start your morning off right. So no matter if it’s coffee or tea, savory or sweet, podcasts or music – I hope you start your day off well. I hope you feel like you can conquer the world. I hope you remember how special you are. I hope you have frittatas to last you a lifetime.