Potato Frittata with Feta and Scallions

My last post was in August.  Wowwww.  Is there anyone still out there?!  I didn’t stop cooking or anything, I just haven’t had the time I’d like to have to dedicate to blogging my recipes and working on my food photography.  I started a master’s program in mid-August and the semester just wrapped up three weeks ago.  {My goodness time does know how to fly.}  I finished the semester with a 4.0 and my inner perfectionist has been doing a little cheer dance ever since my final grades were posted.  {You can see my school-self in action at tianvetter.com.}  To be blunt, that sh*t is haaarrrrrddd.  Especially with a toddler pulling on your leg wanting you to play Megablocks and read BabyLit books.  I’ve rewarded myself by making some mighty fine meals and dishes and I can’t wait to post all of the amazing recipes.  If you’re still out there dear readers, I hope you enjoy what I have in store.  I only have a few weeks before I have to hit the books again…

This frittata recipe comes from my all-time favorite blogger-turned-cookbook-writer, Deb Perelman.  She posts her delectable recipes over at SmittenKitchen.com.  I made this frittata the morning after I stayed up really late to finish my last final assignment for the semester {I even turned that sucker in two days early!} and it really hit the spot!  I followed Deb’s recipe pretty closely, but instead of using a cast-iron skillet {it’s on my list of things to buy}, I used a basic 9-inch baking dish.  There are tons and tons of ingredients you can toss into a frittata, but all of these ones tasted divine together.  The salt from the bacon and the feta cheese…oh my.  Oh and for anyone wondering what scallions are…think green onions.

Potato Frittata with Feta and Scallions
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Potato Frittata with Feta and Scallions from UnrulyBliss.com

Potato Frittata with Feta and Scallions from UnrulyBliss.com

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Peach and Sour Cream Pancakes with Homemade Maple Syrup

For the last 15 weeks, Justin and I have been on an extremely low-carb diet {for many personal and health related reasons}.  We completely cut out bread and pasta and seriously lessened our sugar intake.  The first few weeks were a bit tough, but after awhile, it became really easy.  I don’t even miss bread and pasta the way I was so sure I would.  I think what makes it ‘easier’ is our “treat meals.”

Every weekend, Justin and I partake in what I so lovingly call our “treat” meal {instead of “cheat” meal}.  A few weeks back, we decided to use our treat meal for a breakfast recipe I’ve had tagged in my favorite cookbook for months now.  I’ve never less than absolutely loved anything I made from Deb Perelman’s “Smitten Kitchen Cookbook” and these peach pancakes did not disappoint!  They are fluffy and yet somehow creamy at the same time and who would have thought to use a peach of all fruits, in a pancake?!

Now you’d think that after planning for such delicious pancakes for our treat meal, we’d have remembered to buy some maple syrup.  But alas, we did not.  I started to reach for some honey when Justin decided to try and make his own syrup.  I was skeptical at first, but oh.my.golly.  I don’t think I will every buy store bought syrup again!  And we’ve actually made this syrup twice now, once with the maple extract and once without.  I loved it both ways as I’d never had vanilla syrup on pancakes before and it was SO good.

Peach and Sour Cream Pancakes
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Homemade Maple Syrup
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Peach and Sour Cream Pancakes from UnrulyBliss.com

Homemade Maple Syrup

Peach and Sour Cream Pancakes from UnrulyBliss.com

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Fried Eggs & Potato Pancakes

I am fairly certain that breakfast is my most absolute favorite meal of the day.  When people ask that silly question, “If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life…” or “If you were stranded on a desert island with only one thing to eat…” I automatically answer with, “BREAKFAAAAST!”  I know it’s not one specific food, but it works for me!  {My favorite breakfasts…here, here, and here.}

These potato and onion pancakes from Deb of SmittenKitchen.com are absolutely delicious and can be used in so many ways {and not just for breakfast}.  They’re really easy to make {even more so if you have a food processor with a shredder blade} and they can be prepared in advance if you’re having company over.  Justin and I love serving them with ‘sunny side up’ eggs on top and a sprinkling of chives.  They’d also be delicious with a dollop of sour cream and maybe some bacon bits.  Oooooo or even tzatziki sauce and some feta!

Fried Eggs & Potato Pancakes
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Fried Eggs & Potato Pancakes from UnrulyBliss.com

Fried Eggs & Potato Pancakes from UnrulyBliss.com

Fried Eggs & Potato Pancakes from UnrulyBliss.com

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Ceramics by Orly and Shakshuka {a classic Israeli breakfast}

{To go straight to Shashuka, click here.}

A person could probably look around my home and think Orly Pittel of Ceramics by Orlythat I just might love vintage, and I do!  But I love anything handmade even more.  Etsy has been my go-to sight for almost everything in my life over the past 5 years.  I’ve shopped there for holiday and birthday gifts, wedding decor, and baby items.  But one of the coolest things to come from my relationship with Etsy, is my friendship with this lovely lady, Orly Pittel.

Orly makes the most beautiful and whimsical ceramics that are perfect for so many occasions {home and wedding decor and jewelry}.  For our wedding, we ordered a cake topper and a ring bearer bowl and Orly sent along some really fun charms that live in my favorite houseplants.  See all of the amazing items that Orly makes by hand on her website here.  She’s also got a really convenient Etsy shop here.

Ceramics by Orly

Orly is from Israel and despite the distance, anything she packages always arrives in perfect shape and in a timely fashion.  She surprised me this past summer by making us some gorgeous ceramic letters that spell out our baby girl’s name!  Honestly, there is nothing this woman can’t make.  Check out her sites for some amazing gift ideas and a few lovely things for yourself!

Ceramics by Orly

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In honor of Orly and doing this post on her beautiful creations, Justin and I decided to make a delicious Israeli dish.  Shakshuka is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, and often spiced with cumin.  It’s traditionally served up in a cast iron pan with bread to mop up the sauce {the yummy, oh-so-delicious sauce}.  We loved this dish and can’t wait to make it again!

Shakshuka {classic Israeli breakfast}
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Shakshuka {classic Iraeli breakfast} from UnrulyBliss.com

Shakshuka {classic Iraeli breakfast} from UnrulyBliss.com

Shakshuka {classic Ireali breakfast} from UnrulyBliss.com

Shakshuka {classic Iraeli breakfast} from UnrulyBliss.com

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Avocado Egg Toasts

There are two major things in life that I just LOVE {well there are several but these are two little ones}.

ONE:  Recipes with avocado in them and…
TWO:  Quick breakfast recipes that I can make in the morning before work!

Voila!  Try out this delectable breakfast dish that can be made in under 5 minutes {depending on how fast you move in the mornings}.

Avocado Egg Toasts
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Avocado Egg Toasts from UnrulyBliss.com

Avocado Egg Toasts from UnrulyBliss.com

 

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