Green chile egg casserole

Hey everyone!!! Hope you had a great weekend and/or Easter/Passover 😉

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Viesa rocked the bunny ears:

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I had such a nice day relaxing with the pilot. We’ve been gone so much over the weekends that we haven’t had a lot of chill time around the casa, so it was pretty amazing to just hang out for a day.

We slept in (again) and I made some brunch 😀

We each had something sweet.

Cinnamon rolls for the pilot:

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(They’re the Pilsbury orange cinnamon ones—they’re his favorite. He said not to judge him, haha)

Oat branmeal (1/4 cup oats and 1/4 cup bran) for myself:

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And something savory for us both:

GREEN CHILE EGG CASSEROLE

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This recipe was SO EASY and delicious!!! My nana (on my dad’s side of the family, who is a caterer) makes something similar to this every year on Easter and I knew I’d be craving it.

Here’s the recipe:

-6 eggs

-1/2 small container of sour cream (we used the Light kind)

-1 small can of diced green chiles

-1 cup shredded cheese of your choice (I had raw organic cheddar on hand so I threw that in there)

-garlic powder, salt and pepper

1. Spray a small casserole dish with nonstick spray and preheat the oven 350*.

2. Beat eggs in a bowl and mix in the sour cream mixture

3. Evenly spread out the green chiles on the dish and then top with the cheese. Pour egg and cheese mixture on top.

4. Bake for 30 minutes until cooked through and lightly browned.

I had two small slices topped with Texas Pete:

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The pilot got a new Wii game in his Easter basket, so while he played that, I played Betty Crocker 😉

I made some dehydrated flat bread from Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen:

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I’m excited to make a sandwich with it today!!!
I also made some of the cookies Jenna is famous for: Super Charge Me! Cookies from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan:

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Of course I had to try one:

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So. Insanely. Delicious.

I love cookies that I can feel good about eating, too. These little guys have no white flour or white sugar in them- they’re sweetened with maple syrup and have oat, flax and spelt flour- and I used goji berries as my dried fruit of choice and will definitely be making these again!

The pilot and I cleaned the casa for most of the day, had a small lunch –I made a smoothie and some fruit- and then it was dinnertime.

I sautéed some zucchini with olive oil, onion and garlic, then added WFs eggplant marinara and shrimp. Seasoned with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and topped with tomato and basil:

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Roasted asparagus with sea salt, pepper, garlic and lemon:

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The pilot had shrimp and prosciutto penne pasta (the recipe is in the “Delicious Disney” cookbook) and it was a lovely little meal.

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After dinner, we went over to Megan and her pilot’s house and colored Easter eggs for the rest of the evening. It was a blasty 😉

I slept through the gym this morning, and made a coconut breakfast cake. The recipe is in Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen and contains flax, coconut oil, sea salt and water—I added a smashed banana, cinnamon and vanilla to mine and topped it with a little AB and a maple syrup drizzle:

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With some Joe:

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And a Super Charge Me! cookie:

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I’m glad I gave most of them away to friends— they’re a little addicting 😀

Well I’m off to get ready for work then teaching spin and off to school!

Have a wonderful day!!

xoxo,

G

Something to talk about: The 40 days of intuitive eating and meditation are over –unofficially, but I’m going to keep working on it!!! I want to write a post about it (hopefully later tonight) because even though I didn’t write that much about it throughout the course of Lent (sorry about that!) they both posed quite a challenge for me. Since I’m so frantic during the day, it was super difficult for me to silence my mind without falling asleep and as far as the intuitive eating went, I feel like I’ve trained my body to eat at certain times, whether I’m hungry or not. Did you join me in trying to eat more intuitively and take more time for yourself?? How’d it go?

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41 Comments

  1. Pearl on April 13, 2009 at 9:57 am

    oh gina – everything looks so delicious!
    i see that you have a dehydrator.. do you mind if i ask you which one you have? i’d like to get one, too, so that i can make more heart-healthy and delicious recipes for my father (i think he feels a little left out after having to cut out most desserts after his surgery) and i’d like one that i know is of good quality and would last quite a while! do you have any recommendations?

    thanks so much 🙂

    p.s. – so glad you had a wonderful Easter weekend!

  2. VeggieGirl on April 13, 2009 at 10:03 am

    That photo of Viesa is PRICELESS!! Love it 🙂

    Mmm, so much deliciousness!! The cinnamon rolls, the cookies… everything!!

    Happy Monday, dear Gina!!

  3. Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) on April 13, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Aww your pup looks adorable in those ears! Thanks for the cassarole recipe. I’ll have to try that!

  4. Moran on April 13, 2009 at 10:08 am

    I LOVE cinnamon rolls!!! Actually, anything with cinnamon hahaha! Unfortunately, we don’t have them here!

  5. Balance, Joy and Delicias! on April 13, 2009 at 10:08 am

    everything look super delicious!!! I’m so jealous of your dehydrator to make that flat bread!!!
    Looking forward to read about intuitive eating experience. have a nice day! 🙂

  6. Erica on April 13, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Its so nice to see healthy food that looks SO yummy! That egg dish sounds awesome! I really want to try making something like that!! Cute pic of Viesa in the bunny ears 😉 Glad you had such a relaxing weekend.

  7. curlytop on April 13, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Gina,

    I’m loving the Easter baskets! Did your hubby play soccer? I think soccer players are so cute! Their uniforms are far more flattering than say… basketball!

    I’ve always wanted to try a dehydrator. I’m intrigued!

    With Love,

    Emily

  8. Brandi on April 13, 2009 at 10:36 am

    those orange danish rolls are my little sister’s favorites, too 🙂 We always have them if she’s home.

  9. Megan on April 13, 2009 at 10:41 am

    o0oo0o i loooovee easter!! fun 🙂

    i love all of your (non)baked goods!! such a diva in the kitchen, gina 😉

    viesa=too cute. love it.

    happy monday(gross)!!

  10. K from ksgoodeats on April 13, 2009 at 10:44 am

    No judgment here!! All of your creations look incredible – you are such a fantastic cook/hostess! Viesa is a great bunny 😉

    Hope you’re having a great Monday!

  11. Fitnessista on April 13, 2009 at 10:52 am

    hey pearl- i use the excalibur dehydrator (the 9 tray model). they’re a little pricey but worth the investment- they’ll last forever!

  12. nibblesandwiggles on April 13, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Your green chile egg casserole looks so good, and so easy, tanks for the recipe!!

  13. Gina on April 13, 2009 at 11:09 am

    emily- yeah my pilot played soccer in high school and college 😀 i totally agree about the uniforms, even though baseball ones are a little hotter haha 😉

  14. Diana on April 13, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Whoa – not only does my mom make nearly an identical chile-cheese dish like that one, but it’s an Easter tradition for us too! Is it not absolutely HEAVENLY?! At least you got to have it this year… My parents are living in Tokyo these days. 🙁

  15. HangryPants on April 13, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Judge him?! I am jealous I’ve never heard of the orange variety of cinnamon rolls.

  16. BOBBI McCORMICK on April 13, 2009 at 11:46 am

    oooo that casserole looks lovely, your CD’s are in the mail:)

  17. Kailey (SnackFace) on April 13, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I’d gladly take some cookies off your hands 😉 Haha, but really, you have to be the sweetest little wifey to make all those separate meals for you and the hubs! And you’re so productive on the weekends as far as baking/creating dishes goes! I can’t wait to see how the flatbread turned out. Have a great start to the week 🙂

  18. Run Sarah on April 13, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I love all your raw desserts! I need to try the super charge me cookies, they look amazing.

  19. Veganissexy on April 13, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    What a great Easter! Don’t you just love those chill weekends at home! They are so special 🙂 The food looks fantastic, and I’m super jealous of your dehydrator masterpieces! The cookies look yum of course….I’m purposely not making them because I know I’d gobble them all up 🙂

  20. lauren on April 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    great eats! those rolls…bring back memories…I love them!

  21. Sweetie Pie on April 13, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    If I judged him for his love of those rolls, he would score a ten. I’ve always loved those too!!

    I’m glad you had such a great weekend!

  22. Krista on April 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Cute puppy and wonderful food!!! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

  23. shelby on April 13, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I love to mix oatmeal and oat bran together. The texture is fabulous!

    I really need to get a dehydrator…the bread looks amazing.

    Ooo and cookies! I’ve yet to try that recipe…what is wrong with me?!

  24. Lauren on April 13, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    You’re such a fantastic cook!

    I love the “H” napkins! I have a “G” flag in my front yard with that same design, so cute!!

  25. Shannon (The Daily Balance) on April 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Everything looks awesome!

    Haven’t tried the orange cinncmon rolls, but they sure look delish!

    Sound slike you and the pilot had a great Easter! 😉

  26. ttfn300 on April 13, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    so many goodies 🙂 and i LOVE the bunny ears! i need to get a dehydrator and some raw cookbooks…

  27. Haleigh on April 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Cute Easter bunny plate and everything looks delicious!

  28. Jenna on April 13, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Hi love!

    I hear ya about those cookies being addicting….they are SO delicious! My dad is always sneaking them whenever I make them…hehe.

    I would LOVE to see you this weekend but will have to let you know later in the week. The boy might be in a fishing tournament all day so that might work out very well but I will keep you posted!!

    You MUST make Ani’s coconut lemon bars. TOO DIE FOR.

  29. just me on April 13, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    what a great dinner! and i love the picture of viesa! so adorable!

  30. Rachel on April 13, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    THOSE ORANGE CINNAMON ROLLS ARE THE BEST THINGS EVER!!!!!!! Yum. I used to have them on my birthday as a kid so I guess I have fond memories attached to them. All of your food looks incredible Gina, and I’m glad that you got to spend a relaxing day with your pilot.

  31. Bec on April 13, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    that egg casserole looks/sounds amazing!

  32. Leanne on April 13, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I need to work on intuitive eating… I usually eat at the same times every day and sometimes I think I just eat because I’m used to it and not because I’m hungry. It’s usually all pretty healthy, but still.

  33. Michelle on April 13, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Viesa looks so cute with the bunny ears!! And I love your Easter plate

  34. Emily on April 13, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I definitely did try to eat more intuitively as opposed to sticking to certain times and I feel like its helped me to maintain more energy! I also have been doing a lot of yoga/meditation in the mornings and it always makes me feel so great when starting my day! Thanks for the great inspiration! 🙂

  35. eatingbirdfood on April 13, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I’m glad that you had a great weekend/Easter!

    Jenna’s Super Charge Me! cookies look delish.

    I can’t wait to hear how your 40 day challenge went. I think I said when you started that I was going to try to do it with you. However, I must say that I kind of fell of the bandwagon. Even though the challenge is over I think I’ll hop back on.

  36. Meg on April 13, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Looks like a fabulous Easter! I will have to try your oat/bran breakfast.

  37. Laura on April 13, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    All of the food in this post is incredible!

    Viesa is so adorable!

  38. jesslikesithot on April 13, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    You and the pilot are so cute Gina!! I wish I could try those supercharge me cookies….and your macaroons….and everything else on this blog!! Have a good rest of your Monday Gina!! And tucson, this weekend?!

  39. Holly on April 14, 2009 at 8:20 am

    That casserole looks SO yummy! I’m copying and pasting it right now. 🙂

  40. Marianne on May 5, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Coconut breakfast cake? Hello – that got my attention. I just might have to check her book out, between that and the raw donut holes, it sounds pretty good 🙂

    Cute Viesa photo – my cat would never let me dress her up in anything, that’s for sure.

  41. Andrea@pinkrunningkicks.com on July 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Your green chile egg casserole sounds yum. A must try for the summer! Your blog site is really cute.

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