Kitchen Hijinks ~ Nik Snacks

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On November 05, 2008 by Nikki @ NikSnacks in , , ,    10 comments
My roommate has taken over our kitchen.

I got inspired yesterday by reading my fall menu that I made last year for my catering business, & I was ready to get down & dirty in the kitchen.

But I couldn't.

My roommate was in there, mixing & matching & following recipes.

She never cooks (or reads my blog, so I can talk junk about her...just kidding! I love this girl!)

I had to take pictures. She looked more professional than me!

We're trying South Beach Diet recipes (well, she is. I like bread too much. And potatoes. And beer. Oh...the beer... Sorry, Phase 1. Does anyone know if there is like a 43-step program I can join?) and the cookbook isn't half bad. I bought it, the Zone, Atkins, & gluten-free cookbooks when I was personal cheffing last year, to be able to provide a wider range to my clients
(FYI, if you know anyone who needs any culinary services, please give me a ring...)

Sausage & Cheese Breakfast Cups from The South Beach Diet Cookbook
Makes 6 cups

4 oz turkey sausage or crumbled turkey bacon
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/4 onion, chopped
5 large eggs
1 can (12 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup (2 oz) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (she used Monterey/Colby mix)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 6-cup non-stick muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper baking cups.

In a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook the sausage, pepper, & onion for 5 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink. Spoon this mixture into a bowl & cool slightly. Stir in the eggs & mushrooms. Evenly divide mixture among the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with the cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until the egg is set.

Sorry, I don't have any final product photos. Those little suckers were good...


  1. They sound wonderful. Reminds me of my mom's breakfast casserole without the bread

  2. These are like mini frittatas. They look yummy. I guess the fact that it's turkey sausage and lowfat cheese takes away some of the guilt for us non low-carbers.

  3. See? The bread! The bread! We all can't stop talking about the bread! I ate about 6 of these things at one sitting & the whole recipe calls for 6. I had a buttermilk biscuit with them, too. What's wrong with me? LOL

  4. Bread? You mean biscuits, right? I would totally mean biscuits. Flakey bread is a good friend :)

    Really like the little cups though. I try to avoid carbs in the evening, so these work great :)

  5. Nikki, these breakfast cups are great. Not too filling for the morning time, just what I like. Great recipe for post.

  6. Looks good - even for diet food - I'd totally try them...with a side of bacon though - lol.


  7. I love having the South Beach breakfast cups. So easy to make, so easy to make variations too!

  8. Adam: yup. definitely biscuits. I've discovered an unbelievable recipe for yeasted potato rolls & they're my new obsession now.

    I need to learn to cut carbs. Limit myself to one bread product a day. Or at least during one meal & not for snack.

    teresa: here in the South, breakfast is a big deal & it's always heavy. Tuesday morning (after we voted) we had biscuits, eggs, sausage, pork tenderloin, gravy, grits, & applesauce. And that was considered a spread.

    d: How about turkey bacon instead?

    mrs.: There are a few of these in the freezer right now. I'm about to see how well they reheat.

  9. Those look really good, no matter what kind of diet you're on. I guess adding potatoes would be entirely out of the question.

  10. I love those South Neach breakfast cups. Fun to have someone cook for you occasionaly.


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