Spinach Butternut Squash Frittata

I am enjoying the day off due to Snowmageddon and this Frittata is going to help keep my energy up enough to shovel out all the snow. While it does have cheese it can easily be removed for Paleo diets. Hope all my other east coast people are staying warm! 

 

Spinach Butternut Squash Frittata
Ingredients: 12 oz butternut squash, peeled and cubed ~ 6 large eggs ~ 4 egg whites ~ 1 cup spinach ~ 1/2 cup feta ~ 1 cup mozzarella ~ Pinch of salt and pepper ~ 2 TBSP Coconut Oil ~ 1/4 cup diced yellow onion ~ 2 cloves garlic 

 

Directions: Heat oven to 400 degrees. Microwave squash and 1/4 cup water in covered dish for 5 minutes. In a bowl whisk eggs, egg whites salt and pepper and set aside. 

 Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat, add the onion and garlic saute’ for approximately 2 minutes. Add the spinach, increase heat and cook until the spinach reduces in moisture.

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Incorporate the squash and cook an additional two minutes.

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Pour the egg mixture on top, and sprinkle with the feta and mozzarella.

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Reduce heat to medium and cook approximately 2 minutes or until eggs become slightly firm. 

 

Place mixture into a metal or glass pie pan and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until set. Let it cool for about 5-10 before cutting and serving. Recipe adapted from this recipe

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Spinach Butternut Squash Frittata
 
Ingredients
  • 12 oz butternut squash, peeled and cubed ~ 6 large eggs ~ 4 egg whites ~ 1 cup spinach ~ ½ cup feta ~ 1 cup mozzarella ~ Pinch of salt and pepper ~ 2 TBSP Coconut Oil ~ ¼ cup diced yellow onion ~ 2 cloves garlic
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Microwave squash and ¼ cup water in covered dish for 5 minutes. In a bowl whisk eggs, egg whites salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat, add the onion and garlic saute' for approximately 2 minutes. Add the spinach, increase heat and cook until the spinach reduces in moisture. Incorporate the squash and cook an additional two minutes. Pour the egg mixture on top, and sprinkle with the feta and mozzarella. Reduce heat to medium and cook approximately 2 minutes or until eggs become slightly firm.
  3. Place mixture into a metal or glass pie pan and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until set. Let it cool for about 5-10 before cutting and serving.

Snowy Weekend

So I miscalculated when the snow was supposed to start and my 8am haircut appointment led to me sliding over the road at least five times and being 20 minutes late. Luckily she could still fit me in. The rest of the day was mostly spent reading, napping, and cleaning. I also snow plowed my driveway thanks to my brother’s old plow in a third of the time it used to take me. So nice. 

I Did

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We ended up with about 5-6 inches, it snowed pretty much all day. 

 

 sunday

 Since my plans for Sunday were postponed I ended up binge watching the show Reckless, kinda bummed it wasn’t renewed for a second season. I also headed to Target and did a little retail therapy. Some candles, makeup and a new purse. Since the snow messed up my hair I had to take a picture on Sunday of my new haircut. Still long but much healthier. 

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 How was your weekend? 

Linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston.

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Friday Favorites | Snow expected

Happy Friday!!! It has been quite the week. Lots going on at work that has been keeping it really busy yet going really slowly too. So my initial plans to watch my nieces was cancelled so instead I will be getting my hair cut. I’ll be sure to take pictures. I hear we are supposed to get a snow storm too. Hopefully it passes right on by. Well let’s get to it. 

 

Favorite Quote: This one is a little sassy but I kinda love it. 

I LOVE it when people do this - it makes me go harder & stronger just to prove them wrong !

Favorite DIY: The link is for an Etsy shop to buy it, but it looks easy enough to make one too. This one is sold but she has others. 

My latest creation! These are so fun and unique! What a great Mother's Day gift or wedding gift! Hand Painted Wine Glass Rack with Matching by NorthEastReclaimed, $199.00

Favorite Winter Outfit: It has been getting really cold lately so layering up is a must! Love the plaid and the honeycomb sweater. 

 


Favorite Recipe: Rachel always has really great recipes and this soup recipe looks fabulous! 

Slow cooker bacon cheeseburger soup recipe - This easy and flavorful soup tastes just like your favorite bacon cheeseburger!
 

Favorite Funnies: 

 

 

 
 

Because sometimes you just have a craving for mayo????

 

This woman eating an entire jar of mayo. Like, not with anything. JUST the mayo:
 

I mean if you have to, might as well get paid for it. 

 

Watch out Friday sneaks up on you. 

 

 

17 Reasons Gym Class Was Actually The Worst
 

 What are you up to this weekend? 

 

Linking up with Amanda

Meet At The Barre

 Also linking up with Natasha for 5 on Friday.

 

 

THE GOOD LIFE BLOG


 
 

 

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My Dream Is….

 If you remember my post on Losing Focus I was feeling off balance and out of focus. Not that I didn’t accomplish a lot in the past year but more that I wasn’t working towards long term goals and just letting life dictate where I should be going. This made me feel like I was floating through life, rather than directing the train where I wanted it to go.

I had then started a book called The Power of 100!  which is a workbook for organizing your dreams and building momentum. It really helps to organize your goals and move you towards achieving short term and long term goals. 

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In the book it references 7 categories in which you should put your 100 goals for the optimum life balance. The categories being Generosity, Health & Fitness, Career & Finance, Spirit & Emotion, Travel, Friends & Family, Accomplishment & Experience. 

I am going to break one of my groups down to show how it should sort of look. Also know that not all 100 goals will necessary be done when you are brainstorming your goals, they may fill in down the road once you complete another goal. 

 

I am going to breakdown the category Career and Finance. 

 

To Complete within 2 Months – Two Goals

Find a Woodworking class to take 

Finish watching the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Videos

To Complete in a Year or Less – Three Goals

Take the Woodworking class 

Pay off 50% of my debt not including my house

Open up an Etsy Shop 

To Complete Within 5 Years – Five Goals 

Pay for my next car in cash

Buy or build my dream home 

Save up to 6 months of finances in savings

Sell up to $100,000.00 in goods in my Etsy shop

Be featured in a magazine with one of my Woodworking projects

To Complete in 5 Years or More – Two Goals

Be completely debt free including my house

TBD

 

Some of these goals may change as time goes on and that is okay.  The point is to move forward towards them and revise as needed. 

 

In talking with Lauren and Kate via text we were talking about multi-tasking. I know I wouldn’t be able to get nearly half the things I get done, if it wasn’t for my to-do lists. I have lists for everything including things I have to do everyday, through the week, and some longer term goals. I have lists for personal items, blog items, house items, drawings for woodworking projects, and recipe ideas I want to make. 

I pull from all the lists some things I want to accomplish or get done for the day. For example last night I was reading my book while on the treadmill, then I cooked some dinner. While my dinner was cooking I put coconut oil in my hair for a hair mask, removed a piece of wall art and replaced it with a new piece, filled my humidifier, and hand washed some dishes. Being able to do a few of those chores everyday may or may not seem like a lot but it prevents them from all spilling into the weekend. We know how busy those are already! 

 

Do you use to-do lists? Electronic or Paper? 

How do you keep track of your long term goals? 

 

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Tomato Chorizo Soup | Paleo

I have sung the praises of the Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook before in my November Books post, and this recipe is adapted from her Tomato Soup With Chicken Recipe. I didn’t change much on it because it really didn’t need much. A little extra spices and switched chicken for Chorizo, since I already had chicken on the menu for the week, and this will make a nice lunch or dinner time meal. 

 

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Ingredients:  1 small yellow onion ~ 2 garlic gloves or 1 TSP minced garlic ~ 5 cups diced tomatoes (approx. 7-8 tomatoes) ~ 1 (13.5) oz can of coconut milk ~ 1 TSP sea salt ~ 1/2 TSP Pepper ~ 1 TBSP Italian Seasoning ~ 2 TBSP coconut oil ~ 1 package of Chorizo 

 

Directions: In a large soup or stock pot on medium heat carmalize the onions in the coconut oil. Add the garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

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Stir in the diced tomatoes, stirring often for approximately 7-10 minutes.

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Season with the salt and pepper, then add the coconut milk. *Note: Do not use the coconut milk in the fridge/freezer section, use the can milk, it is slightly thicker. 

 

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Carefully pour into a blender and puree. Be sure and cover the top with an oven mitt in case any should spill out. Not that this happened to me (okay yes, it did). 

 

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Return to the pan and simmer. In a separate pan cook up your Chorizo.  You can remove the casing and use just the ground Chorizo or slices, halved. Add the Chorizo to the pan with the soup and serve. 

 

Paleo Tomato Chorizo Soup
 

If you are vegetatrian, swap the Chorizo for some kidney beans or white beans. Not a fan of Chorizo, try Chicken, Ham, or ground turkey. 

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Tomato Chorizo Soup | Paleo
 
Ingredients
  • 1 small yellow onion ~ 2 garlic gloves or 1 TSP minced garlic ~ 5 cups diced tomatoes (approx. 7-8 tomatoes) ~ 1 (13.5) oz can of coconut milk ~ 1 TSP sea salt ~ 1 TSP Pepper ~ 1 TBSP Italian Seasoning ~ 2 TBSP coconut oil ~ 1 package of Chorizo
Instructions
  1. In a large soup or stock pot on medium heat carmalized the onions in the coconut oil. Add the garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Stir in the diced tomatoes, stirring often for approximately 7-10 minutes. Season with the salt and pepper, then add the coconut milk.
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  3. Do not use the coconut milk in the freezer section, use the can milk, it is slightly thicker.
  4. Carefully pour into a blender and puree. Be sure and cover the top with an oven mitt in case any should spill out. Not that this happened to me (okay yes, it did).
  5. Return to the pan and simmer. In a separate pan cook up your Chorizo. You can remove the casing and use just the ground Chorizo or slices, halved. Add the Chorizo to the pan with the soup and serve.