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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2010

You guys know I love green food. 🙂

Remember my avocado banana wrap?

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and my key lime oat bran with coconut milk ice-cream?

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Well, this morning, I wanted to create a lovely green breakfast in honor of the holiday. So, I went for a classic: Green Eggs & Ham….HEAB style.

I envisioned this beautiful green frittata. Um, yeah, not quite…

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Ha-ha – I can’t help but laugh every time I look at this photo. You gotta give me points for effort, no? So, first up, I fried 1/2 a chopped granny smith apple with 1 slice of bacon. In my Vita-Mix, I blended 2 eggs with 1 handful of spinach (a la Allie), and poured the eggs into my skillet with the bacon and apple. Everything went downhill when I tried to flip my omelet/frittata…whatever it was. After it was done, I managed to get it on plate and added a drizzle of maple syrup. It was like a smoked apple maple bacon egg thingy. Sounds weird. Looks even weirder, but was the perfect combination of savory and sweet in my opinion.

Off to begin my day and find something green to wear. 🙂

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70 Comments leave one →
  1. March 17, 2010 8:10 am

    Happy Green Day, Heather!
    What if we put green food coloring in coconut butter and called it a day?
    That’s the only green food I feel like eating at the moment.
    Oh heck, I’d be happy to just eat that for the rest of my life 😉

  2. March 17, 2010 8:11 am

    (But I wouldn’t say no to some of that key lime oat bran!!)

  3. March 17, 2010 8:15 am

    Oh dear lord that’s green! I have to give you props just for coming up with a combo like that.
    Of course I’m enjoying some avocado in my breakfast via pudding 🙂

  4. March 17, 2010 8:16 am

    That fritatta is SUPER green! I actually think it is a really pretty color!

  5. March 17, 2010 8:17 am

    That looks good. (I like savory and sweet.) When I made green eggs I just cheated and used (gasp) colors of some #. Using spinach is a good idea!

  6. March 17, 2010 8:21 am

    yum!!! Have you tried the avacado popsicle at Las Paletas?

  7. March 17, 2010 8:22 am

    Hair in my coffee,
    Yes, it’s my favorite flavor! I’d eat one everyday if I worked across the street. 🙂

  8. March 17, 2010 8:25 am

    How delicious! GREEEEEN eggs 🙂

  9. March 17, 2010 8:25 am

    hahaha, you’re so cute 🙂 you definitely get LOTS of effort points in my book! the only thing green i ate this morning was…oh, wait, i haven’t eaten anything green today! (yet) 🙂

  10. March 17, 2010 8:37 am

    happy st pattys day, heaby!
    i LOVE the fritatta thing- it looks amazing
    hope you have a wonderful day ❤

  11. March 17, 2010 8:50 am

    Hey Heather!

    Unless you’re set on flipping your frittata, try throwing it in the oven at 350F, right after you add the eggs to the pan. It’ll puff up nicely and once it’s done cooking, it should just slide right out and onto your plate!

    Loving the green eggs! I was thinking your “Eggs in a Nest” this morning, but may go for this instead! 🙂

    Jen

  12. March 17, 2010 8:55 am

    Thanks for the tip Jen!

  13. March 17, 2010 8:55 am

    Pretty, green yummy treats! Great job, Heather!! 😀

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

    Hugs,
    Michele

  14. March 17, 2010 9:06 am

    I love your dedication to the cause! The key lime/coconut milk ice cream combo looks amazing! Have a great day 🙂

  15. March 17, 2010 9:07 am

    Yum for all the greens! Love it! 🙂

  16. March 17, 2010 9:12 am

    what yummy, pretty GREEN FOOD! 🙂

    HAPPY ST PATTY’S DAY HEABER!

  17. March 17, 2010 9:37 am

    That is awesome! I love that other people have weird meals that maybe aren’t so pretty, but are mighty darn tasty! Your green omelet thingy looks DELICIOUS! Happy St. Patty’s Day!

  18. frompartytohearty permalink
    March 17, 2010 9:51 am

    Lol i couldn’t hold back from laughing at the green photo too! But really, when would green eggs and ham look pretty? I bet it was delicious anyways! Way to be creative!

  19. March 17, 2010 9:52 am

    hahah that banana/avocado wrap sounds/looks disgustingggg

  20. March 17, 2010 9:55 am

    Love green food too and I think the color of your eggs today is super!! Looks yummy to me!
    Happy St. Patrick’s day!
    Ana

  21. March 17, 2010 10:00 am

    i give you points for creativity but that does look gross. 🙂 im sure it tasted good though!

  22. March 17, 2010 10:26 am

    Definite points for effort! But that banana avacado wrap stole the show for me! YUM!

  23. March 17, 2010 10:43 am

    yeah, that fritatta is pretty hideous

  24. March 17, 2010 10:44 am

    *giggle*

    Good try 😀

  25. March 17, 2010 10:51 am

    Wow – that’s like neon green. That’s all from the spinach?

    I had a low-carb bar running out the door to work, but I am wearing my green satin blouse. It pretty much matches your eggs.

    I never would have thought to match apple and bacon, but I guess that’s why they make applewood smoked bacon. Duh. Reminds me I should pick up some bacon this week!

  26. March 17, 2010 10:51 am

    hahaha…it’s all about experimenting!

  27. March 17, 2010 10:55 am

    Carbzilla, Yep, that green is all spinach.

  28. March 17, 2010 10:58 am

    HAHA I LOVE THAT PICTURE! Super super green! I actually think it looks really good.

  29. March 17, 2010 10:59 am

    It sounds like it would be delicious… not sure if I could look at it while I was eating though… lol. I bet kids would LOVE it, though! 😉

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

  30. March 17, 2010 11:07 am

    Avocado and banana sounds like an amazing combo to me! Sorry the breakfast wasn’t too beautiful….at least it tasted good!

  31. March 17, 2010 11:17 am

    Oh my God HEABs. You have gone to new lengths with this one. I’m equal parts horrified and impressed. JK!!! You know I think yr awesome. I love the colors. It looks like you ate a stained glass window for breakfast!!!!

  32. March 17, 2010 11:17 am

    A+ and 2 thumbs up for effort 🙂

  33. March 17, 2010 11:21 am

    Wow, I think I’m going to have to trust your judgment on that one. I can’t believe the glowing-ness of the green!!! I wonder what green shenanigans I can get up to in my kitchen when I get home…

  34. March 17, 2010 11:28 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Heather! 🙂 I love you and your green foods. Agree with Janetha — A+ and two thumbs up for the breakfast effort. I think it looks quite pleasing to the palate, if I do say so myself!

    Have a wonderful day!

  35. March 17, 2010 12:19 pm

    It may look a little funny, but I bet it tastes good! I can always depend on you for some seriously interesting recipes! I hope to have lots of green with my dinner 🙂

  36. March 17, 2010 12:32 pm

    Come cook for me, please.

  37. March 17, 2010 12:45 pm

    Oooh, that wrap looks so good! I love soft foods like bananas and avocados! So comforting to my mouth 😀

  38. March 17, 2010 12:59 pm

    Your concoctions never cease to inspire me 🙂 It’s been a while since I had an exciting green meal. Aside from the regular green things like broccoli. My food definitely hasn’t been scary enough recently.

  39. Katie T permalink
    March 17, 2010 1:14 pm

    Lovely green fritatta!
    This may seem like a weird comment cause I’m usually a lurker (read your blog all the time but never comment), but I made something the other day that was very HEAB-inspired. In a stroke of inspiration, I made coconut-cream-cheese frosting to go on top of my carrot-cake oatmeal (oats cooked with grated carrot, zucchini, banana, walnuts, raisins…yum!). And oh my god, the frosting was to die for! All I did was whip together cream cheese (I used the vegan stuff), slightly melted coconut butter, and a dash of agave for sweetness. It was HEAVEN! I had some on my oatmeal…and then later, on a toasted Ezekiel….and then later, straight up out of the bowl. SO GOOD. I feel like with your love of cream cheese and all things coconut, this is right up your alley!

  40. March 17, 2010 1:29 pm

    Katie, So glad you delurked, and your coconut cream cheese concoction sounds right up my alley indeed. 🙂

  41. March 17, 2010 1:33 pm

    Yay for festive food! We had shamrock pancakes for brekie – not nearly as creative as yours but my kids dug it:)

  42. March 17, 2010 1:38 pm

    I really must try an avocado/banana wrap! That sounds wonderful. I bet adding in a little almond butter would make it just perfect!! 🙂

  43. March 17, 2010 1:53 pm

    You are so funny with that picture! I’m sure it tasted good, right?

  44. March 17, 2010 1:53 pm

    Annecalista, Tasted delicious. 🙂

  45. Victoria permalink
    March 17, 2010 2:11 pm

    Looks delicious! Maybe I read wrong but maple syrup… doesn’t that count as sugar?!

  46. Susan permalink
    March 17, 2010 2:25 pm

    I actually thought of you today when my suitemate told me they were serving green eggs and green pancakes at the dining hall. I said to myself, I know a lady who would groove on that…

    Happy St. Patty’s day!!!

  47. March 17, 2010 2:33 pm

    Wow – I really like the sound of that cream cheese frosting from Katie – post pics if you try HEAB!

    And wow that is green! Hah! If it were a little “plumper” I’d be over it 🙂

  48. March 17, 2010 2:48 pm

    I love greeeen things! Happy St. Patrick’s day Heather!!! 😀

  49. March 17, 2010 2:58 pm

    Apples and bacon go great together, what are you talking about? And maple syrup makes everything better, no matter what! I think it sounds and looks great!

    But, I have to say that the banana-avocado wrap looks better! And likely faster too.

  50. March 17, 2010 3:32 pm

    Hey Victoria, Yes, maple syrup definitely counts as sugar. I’m not a fan of the sweet stuff, but I do love an occasional drizzle of real maple syrup and usually only use a tsp at a time. Oh, and if you’re referring to me giving up sugar for Lent, I didn’t give up the real deal. I gave up stevia and all artificial sweeteners…I miss them!

  51. March 17, 2010 3:42 pm

    Way to get in the St. Paddy’s day spirit!

  52. March 17, 2010 3:44 pm

    KEY LIME OATBRAN!?!?!?! I swear, food bloggers are some of the most creative people that ever exsisted! I LOVE key lime pie, and I am sure that this oatbran is no exception!

  53. March 17, 2010 4:00 pm

    Hehe, that picture does make me giggle. It sounds like a delicious combination of flavors, though! And I’ve never seen your avocado + banana wrap, but I officially drooling over it. I would have never thought to combine the too, but it sounds like it’d be delicious. Side note: it’d be quite lethal (well, not literally) for my poor mom, who is allergic to avocados and bananas!

  54. March 17, 2010 4:08 pm

    Best green eats I’ve seen all day! Love the sound of your key lime oat bran.

  55. March 17, 2010 4:36 pm

    Way to celebrate the day!! Green food make me feel so energized.

  56. March 17, 2010 5:07 pm

    You are so funny. that is so something that would happen to me!
    I’m with Katie-food coloring coconut butter green is a-ok with me!

  57. Danielle permalink
    March 17, 2010 5:09 pm

    haha maybe the average person might find that gross-looking…but I don’t think it’s bad!

  58. juli permalink
    March 17, 2010 5:16 pm

    Heather, how do I store my coconut butter I made? It’s in a jar, but hard as a rock. Do I need to keep it cold or not? Do you think it would be good on a Flatout Wrap with almond butter, then put in the oven to melt?

    thanks!!

  59. Michelle permalink
    March 17, 2010 5:44 pm

    Love the pics and the frittata is a gorgeous shade of green! 🙂

  60. March 17, 2010 5:51 pm

    Juli, No refrigeration required. Since coconut is mostly saturated fat, it solidifies at room temperature. Yes, I think it would be delicious on a wrap with almond butter and heated. Enjoy!

  61. March 17, 2010 5:52 pm

    I just read your response to Victoria – I didn’t realize that you kept “real” sugar – even if you don’t use it alot…nice, keeping it real 😉

  62. March 17, 2010 6:07 pm

    hahaha sometimes aesthetic fails are taste bud triumphs 🙂

  63. March 17, 2010 6:25 pm

    I don’t know what you’re talking about, your green frittatomelet is a thing of beauty!! The rich green colour is a sight to be had 😉

    Really though, if it’s got bacon, how can it not taste good?? 😛

    Happy St. Patty’s Day Heather!

  64. Cherie permalink
    March 17, 2010 7:03 pm

    Happy St Patty’s Day to all!! Hope it was a good one.

    The Irish in me love’s all the green Heather! Great job!!

  65. March 17, 2010 9:05 pm

    ok that looks beautiful and amazing. i love apple/bacon/maple! i might have added some onion and thyme too.

    wonderful heather!

  66. March 17, 2010 9:44 pm

    purty!!:)

  67. March 18, 2010 9:08 am

    I like the creativity! 😉 esp the avo banana wrap. We are only limited by our imaginations, right?

  68. March 18, 2010 10:20 am

    Happy (belated) St Patty’s Day, Heabie! Ok, so I’m not going to lie to you, your breakfast does look gro–er, weird. It looks a little weird. But I bet it tasted FANTASTIC with the maple syrup on those salty eggs and bacon! My kind of meal 🙂
    Hope you didn’t get pinched! 😉

  69. March 18, 2010 6:45 pm

    Holy greeness–I love it. I will be trying that key lime oat bran, it looks amazing!

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