Spicy Roasted Tomato Frittata

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I used to be a smoothie addict, it was my go to breakfast.  Heck some days it was my go to lunch or snack when I couldn't find time to eat an actual meal.  After high school all I knew to eat for breakfast was cereal, toast, or my favorite weakness, toaster strudels.  Lets just say not only did I pack on the pounds but my heath failed as well.  It was definitely not the worst it could be but I did frequently catch colds.  When I started realizing weight was an issue I started switching to "healthy" low calorie cereal, steel cut oats and oatmeal.  

Spicy Roasted Tomato Frittata l wanderingroot.com

Once I realized those weren't the best for my health I switched over to fruit smoothies and once I realized I needed to squeeze more vegetables into my diet I transitioned to green smoothies.  I thought I was doing pretty well, but then I starting battling a parasite and a fungus and needed to lay off the fruit due to the sugar feeding the parasite and fungus.  Fruit is a wonderful thing and is a far better option than processed food, but too much of something is a bad thing and that was my problem.  I overindulged on the fruit.  I had it in my smoothies, as a snack, tossed on my green salads, so on and so forth.  

Spicy Roasted Tomato Frittata l wanderingroot.com

Since I had to cut fruit I needed to find something else to fill the breakfast void and scrambled and fried eggs started to get boring.  Frittatas was the perfect answer.  I love them because I can toss in some meat for added protein, vegetables, herbs, and coconut oil for added health benefits.  I usually make 2 a week, which feeds my husband and I for 6 mornings.  They reheat in a toaster oven like a charm and are quick to whip up.  I love being able to toss in anything.  Some weeks I plan what I am going to put in them, while others I just scour the vegetable bin and start tossing whatever I can find in.  

Spicy Roasted Tomato Frittata l wanderingroot.com

To stretch our pennies I use less eggs than most frittatas call for, but I don't think it is ever an issue.  I like to use 6 eggs that way a dozen eggs will get us through the week for breakfast and the other dozen {we usually buy 2} can be hard boiled for salads, baked with, etc.  Since buying farm fresh eggs or organic free range eggs can be pretty pricey I do my best to make each egg count.  If you want to use 8-10 eggs in this frittata for a little bit thicker of a frittata go for it!  This is a super simple frittata but it does not lack on flavor.  The other added bonus to having a frittata already whipped up on the refrigerator is that in a pinch it can be an excellent lunch if you pair it with a salad.  Some days I don't get home until after 1:00 pm and Cash usually needs fed, changed and put down for a nap.  So if I am lucky I will get lunch by 2 and by that point I am too hungry to spend a lot of time making lunch so this works perfectly in those times.

Spicy Roasted Tomato Frittata l wanderingroot.com

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Spicy Roasted Tomato Frittata

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs {organic free range or farm fresh}
  • 1/2 lb. spicy italian chicken sausage
  • 1 c grape tomatoes {overflowing cup}
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 c almond or coconut milk
  • 2 c chopped arugula {packed cups}
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Cut tomatoes in half lengthwise.
  3. Place on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.  Roast for 10 minutes.
  4. In a cast iron skillet over medium heat add coconut oil and sausage.  Break up sausage and cook until almost cooked through.  Add arugula, cook until wilted.
  5. Turn stove top off and add roasted tomatoes.
  6. In a medium bowl add eggs, milk, salt, pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes.  Whisk well.
  7. Pour over sausage mixture, put in oven and cook for 9 minutes or until desired level of doneness is achieved.  {I like mine a little runny for a "cheesy" effect}.
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