New Year’s Day Spanish Breakfast Torta – Gluten Free Dairy Free Delicious

We made this traditional Spanish torta for breakfast on Christmas day and it was soooo good we are making it again this week for New Year’s Day!

Nothing soaks up a night of champagne like potatoes, eggs, and olive oil, and yet this recipe is as healthy as they come. It’s totally gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian, and we’ve made it green by adding spinach!

New Year’s Day Spanish Breakfast Torta by RBMD – adapted from Epicurious.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 large Spanish onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium russet potatoes, peeled, sliced 1/8-inch thick
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 large eggs
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 lb spinach leaves, rinsed
  • Smoked paprika for garnish
  • A few flat leaf Italian parsley leaves chopped for garnish
  • A large omelette or frittata pan

Preparation:

1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, arrange the onion and potatoes in a flat layer and cover with 1/2 cup olive oil. Cook the vegetables, gently stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender but not browned, 7 to 9 minutes.

2. While the onions and potatoes are cooking, sautee the spinach in a skillet with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Once the spinach is thoroughly wilted place on a bed of 3-4 paper towels, then roll up the spinach and wring out, getting out as much excess water as possible. Chop roughly and set aside.

3. Drain the cooked onions and potatoes in a colander set over a bowl until cooled. (The oil collected in the bowl can be used later in the recipe or for another preparation.)

4. Place a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper. Arrange the potato mixture and the spinach in the skillet in a flat layer and then pour the eggs over top. Cook the eggs, pressing the edges into the center as they begin to cook. Once the omelet is set enough, gently shake the pan to keep it from sticking on the bottom. Continue cooking until almost completely set, 6 to 8 minutes. Slide the omelet out onto a large dinner plate and invert it back into the pan to finish cooking the other side, 2 to 3 minutes more.

4. Slide the finished omelet onto a large serving plate and sprinkle with the smoked paprika and the parsley. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

 

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The New Supplement Shop is Live!

It’s a wild world for supplements out there. The industry is largely self-policed and as a result anything and everything can end up on the shelves of your local health food store claiming all kinds of benefits. This is why it is so important to know what you’re buying, to buy from trusted manufacturers, and to buy through doctors who have access to medical-grade natural and botanical products.

Why?

First of all, physician-only products from trusted manufacturers are made from higher quality ingredients. They are also tested for contaminants like mercury, which has ended up in herbal supplements from overseas. Most importantly, they contain therapeutic doses of the active ingredients. An over-the-counter brand of tumeric for instance might be made from high quality sources, but the actual quantity of the active anti-inflammatory ingredient – the curcumin – might be so low that the supplement is a waste of money.

This is why for the first time I am offering my personally curated supplements online in my new shop! A great place to start is my Rebuild breakfast protein shake and the Blend prebiotic fiber that goes with it. Thrown into a blender these two together make a smooth filling and highly nutritious vegan, gluten free breakfast option. The shake is packed with vitamins and minerals as well as L-glutamine, an important fuel source for the cells that line the intestines, cells that get damaged by high sugar, low fiber diets, by alcohol, by drugs like pain relievers, and by stress.

All of my products are made by cGMP* certified manufacturers I have worked with for years that craft only the highest quality safe and effective medical grade supplements. I am starting small, but more products are on their way!

And if you’re looking for a gift option, or want to get ready to detox January 1, my Table Detox program is a great place to start. You get all the supplements, a natural gourmet chef-designed recipe book, and access to my online resources – workout guides, meditation videos and more – that will jumpstart your road to health in the new year!

* For more on cGMP certification of drug and supplement manufacturers visit the FDA website.

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