After losing my darling laptop to a cruel computer virus, I've had to take my posting down a notch. This coincided with my blog getting verified on Foodie BlogRoll, Petit Chef and even FoodBuzz: all great sites showcasing food blogs.

ALSO, the calorie logging has worked like a charm,  but today was a baaaadddd day at work that culminated in a big slice of cake at home. Gym in T-40 minutes I guess!

Ok, on to the good stuff. Regrettably, I was unable to post the photographic evidence of how well Mother's Day Brunch went so here's a couple of shots of the table.
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We started off with "homemade" Bloody Marys (made with 1/2 can V8/pp, celery salt, lemon pepper seasoning, worcestershire sauce and some lemon zest/juice. Obviously each one had a personalized amount of vodka as well!

Honestly, what an easy cocktail to make in a big punch bowl and served up to look super pretty with the stick of celery. The bottoms of the celery are gonna be great for dipping all week!

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We also had a shrimp ring, plates of fruits, courtesy of Boyfriend (he was the aesthetics specialist that day), a plate of smoked salmon (leftover from muffins), the salmon muffins (recipe to follow).



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The savory portion of the brunch was topped off by a plate of mini-breads and two dips (store bought hummus and homemade ricotta/honey/rosemary dip)

The recipe for the ricotta dip will be posted hopefully tomorrow. I'm backed up guys, made lots of good stuff this week!

Ok, now for the real omelet muffin post!!

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Salmon Muffins Simple Ingredients (12 muffins)

5 eggs (I was missing an egg and added 1 serving of egg beaters from the carton)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup Fage Total o% Greek Yorgurt
4 servings fat free cream cheese
4oz (120g) smoked salmon (they come in packages of 4oz and 8oz)
Dill

*Note: You can use any combo of eggs/egg beaters you like*

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1. Chop salmon pretty finely
2. Add cream cheese
3. Mix mix mix. Put some muscle into it!

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4. Add all ingredients except baking powder. Put in lots of dill!
5. Add salt and pepper to taste (don't be afraid to take little spoon licks, don't be afraid to salt and pepper liberally!)
6. Add baking powder.
7. Mix mix mix. The final product is pretty liquidy like this  -->

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8. Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes until they start to rise and turn brown on top.

You can also stick a toothpick into them. They're done when the toothpick comes out clean.

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Are these beautiful or what?? And guess what, with no oil or butter to be seen, these guys come in at 83 calories a piece! Seriously. These are a great to-go breakfast but hey, I enjoyed microwaving a muffin and eating it slowly  before I went to work on Monday. All 12 muffins were gone by 9am Monday (I only got to have 2!!)

Ok, not everyone loves dill. Use whatever herb you want. Or none at all.

Not everyone loves salmon. Use whatever fillings you want. The MAIN ingredients are the flour, eggs and baking powder. The yogurt is also a "main" ingredient but you can also substitute fat free cottage cheese.

Alright, I must go to the gym to work off the piece of cake I had. Grrrr!!!
 


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05/13/2011 02:08

Thanks. it is your great post.i liked this your article.

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Thanks Karen!

I hope you keep reading (and commenting). it helps me to keep posting if I know people are reading =)

Jules

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Serenity
05/19/2011 06:30

this recipe looks perfect. i've never seen a recipe for salmon muffins. i'll definitely try these!

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05/19/2011 06:50

Hey Serenity,

These were definitely a big hit (I only got to eat 2!) but because they have cream cheese and salmon in them, they probably can't sit that long in the fridge. If using these for daily breakfast purposes (they're pretty handy for that) I'd suggest using half the recipe for 6 muffins! Or use bigger muffin containers for 200 cals/muffin.

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