Nothing beats an egg (no pun intended) fresh from the farmers’ market. Employ any tender, seasonal green and herb as the weather changes in this quick, wholesome meal.
Kid-friendly kitchen jobs: Snapping the tough ends off asparagus or cracking eggs into a bowl and whisking.
Kid-friendly food swaps: Use mild cheddar cheese in place of goat cheese on half of the frittata if the latter is too strong for their palates.
Try broccoli and rosemary in winter, spinach and basil in summer, and kale and sage in fall. Or, head to the market and see what’s fresh.
In a 9 in (23 cm) medium skillet or cast iron pan, heat butter or oil over medium heat. Sauté onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add asparagus and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until tender and bright green.
In large bowl, whisk eggs with milk, chives, mint, salt, and pepper. Pour into pan with asparagus and cook over medium heat, stirring to begin cooking eggs, for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and dot the top with cheese.
Transfer frittata to oven and bake until eggs are set and beginning to brown on top, about 10 to 15 minutes. Using an oven mitt (the handle will be very hot!), remove frittata from oven. Slice into wedges and serve with a fresh salad.
This recipe is part of the A Week of Healthy Recipes collection.
Ever thought about making burgers as an appetizer or as a potluck meal for friends and family? Try making your favourite burger into bite-sized portions. They might be small in size, but they won’t be small in flavour. These burgers also pair well with a Greek salad for a delicious mid-week lunch or dinner. Fresh is best Squeeze fresh lemon on patties while cooking to give them the fresh zing of citrus.
What worldwide vacation is complete without a stop in Italy? Dad won’t miss the meat in this flavourful mushroom alternative complete with Italian spices and a zesty vegetable tapenade. Portobellos have a uniquely “meaty” texture and act as a sponge to lock in loads of flavour. This meaty plant-based burger is sure to become a favourite—even with any meat-lovers in your life. Custom-made! Don’t be afraid to customize your burger buns to fit your patties. If your bun’s too big, trim off excess and save the trimmed bits of bread, but don’t discard. Instead, cut into small cubes; drizzle with some olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings of choice; bake at 350 F (180 C) for 10 to 15 minutes, and you’ll have delicious homemade croutons for use in soups and salads throughout the week.
Next stop, Asia! This shrimp burger combines classic Asian flavours with unique toppings for rich umami flavour with the saltiness of the ocean. Whether served on a bun or over rice in a more traditional Asian-style meal, try some unique miso yogurt or wasabi mayo dressing for a fabulous flavour bomb. Keep those burgers juicy Place raw patties on a plate or tray, and cover and freeze or refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to keep them together and to lock in moisture.
While on your burger journey, visit Jamaica, where you’ll find the spicy jerk flavours native to this beautiful island. Maple syrup adds a unique, sticky sweetness, while fresh lime juice highlights the fresh, tangy flavours of the Caribbean. Try making your own jerk seasoning or purchase store-bought for an easy shortcut.