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Pumpkin, Leek and Spinach Frittata

Fritata

This Fritata is one of my evolving recipes :) It always contains Greek Yoghurt and many eggs, but the other ingredients come and go, depending on availability and mood :)

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This week, I started with a whole heap of roasted kent pumpkin and orange sweet potato. Chopped up small, and roasted in an olive oil and tamari coating. I find the soy sauce/tamari brings out the sweetness of the orange vegetables.

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Next, I sauteed a leek with a heap of butter and crushed garlic. This made the house smell awesome!

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Once the leek was all soft, I put the heat down to 1, and added a bag of baby spinach leaves. I folded them in, letting them wilt. I turned of the heat, and popped the lid on the pan, letting them wilt and garlic up while I assembled the wet ingredients.

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In the end, I ended up using 11 eggs, but this is something I play by ear. Whisk these up with a fork.

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I used the whole tub of Greek yoghurt (1 litre) but I didn’t end up using the cream, that was just there for backup in case I didn’t have enough mix for the vast amount of veges I’d cooked. But the potato and pumpkin shrank quite a lot in the cooking process.
Here, I mixed the eggs, yoghurt, and a cup of grated extra sharp cheese. Then mixed through the veges, and the spinach/leek mix.

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Then I poured it into a large pyrex dish, and decorated with sliced cherry tomatoes. It was in the oven at 160 for about an hour.

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And it was noms. Especially with home made herb and garlic buttered bread :)

[please forgive my photo quality! I’m using an old iphone 3G until my new android arrives for my birthday!]

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In which she learns to eat eggs

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Image via BPheonix on Flickr

I’ve long not been a fan of eggs. They smell like eggs, they’re goopy, and I can’t get past the smell in order to eat them!

And so, I didn’t eat eggs.

Until last year, when I branched out. And ate a couple of hard boiled eggs

And then a few more.

And now I have some cooked for lunches the next two days.

Madness!

It’s been so long since I’d been to Goldberg’s on Darby Street that I’d never checked in there on Foursquare!

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So, I used o go to Goldberg’s on Darby Street Newcastle all the time. I have memories of playing Euchre with Rish and his parents there after a day at the beach during high school. With a mini Pochacco deck of cards.

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I was so happy with the breakfasts we got there over the weekend. A HUGE fruit salad for me, pancakes for Rish, and bacon and eggs for our visiting friend.

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We’re spoilt for choice in the hipster Mecca of Newcastle :)