Sunday, March 15, 2015

Flower Child Scramble


A couple of weeks ago my husband and I went out for breakfast. It was the first week-end in a long time that we had no actual plans. I almost felt like I was on a mini vacation. Saturday morning we woke up, went hiking and then decided to try The Henry, a new restaurant in Scottsdale. The décor was fairly masculine, kind of like Mid Century Modern meets Victorian meets office. It is touted as a neighborhood restaurant where friends and family can gather and grab a cup of coffee or a complete meal. The menu is pretty eclectic; there are traditional dishes, great salads, sandwiches and even Heirloom quinoa tacos. I ordered the flower child scramble and it was delicious. Simply put it was organic eggs scrambled with mushrooms, butternut squash and kale.

I thought the best way to recreate this recipe would be to prepare each vegetable separately. The butternut squash was peeled, cubed and roasted, the mushrooms sauteed in olive oil with a little Marsala wine added at the very end. The kale was sauteed and then ½ cup of water was added to help cook it down and make it a little softer. I scrambled the eggs by themselves and then added the ingredients and garnished with fresh Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients:

Extra Virgin Olive oil
1/2 butternut squash (peeled and cut into small dice)
2 large kale leaves (stem removed and cut into thin slices)
1/2 cup water
8 ounces cremini mushrooms (wiped clean and cut into quarters)
2 tablespoons Marsala wine (or cognac, white wine would be great too)
6 eggs (whisked together, medium bowl)
Salt and pepper
Fresh Parmesan for garnish

To prepare:

Preheat oven to 400°

In a medium sized oven proof dish place prepared butternut squash pieces and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, mix together with hands, or a large spoon. (Whatever works best for you). Bake for 25 minutes, stirring squash halfway through. Remove from oven, set aside.


Next the kale, in a medium size skillet on medium high heat add olive oil, then kale and cook stirring frequently until wilted, add 1/2 cup water and cook down until water evaporates and kale is soft, remove from pan and set aside in a small bowl.


Now for the mushrooms, in the same skillet on medium-high heat add a tablespoon of olive oil, then place mushrooms in skillet and stir occasionally, when mushroom get to the point that they start releasing moisture; about 5 to 8 minutes. Turn down heat a little and add wine. Stir mushrooms until wine evaporates, remove from heat.

In a large non-stick pan on medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, when pan is hot add eggs, stirring gently. Here you want the eggs just cooked. Remove from heat add the squash, kale and mushrooms.


Gently mix together, top with fresh Parmesan. Serve with a side of fresh fruit. Enjoy!



Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

92 comments:

  1. love the title of this dish. :)

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  2. What a great way to start the day! I love the butternut squash and kale in this scramble- can't wait to try it. Don't you love weekends with no plans? They're the best! :)

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    1. Hi Betty, they are the best, to me they feel like a holiday.

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  3. I love what you named this dish and the preparation method is spot on :)

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  4. Cheri, this looks like one healthy and utterly delicious way to start the day - who would have thought of adding cubed butternut squash and kale to an egg scramble?! A really fun and wonderful recipe!

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    1. Thanks Andrea, this is my favorite new way to prepare eggs in the morning.

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  5. Great colours for a healthy mix! Topping it with parmesan is like icing on a cake ;)

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

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  6. What a perfect blend of flavors and textures. And I love that it's called 'flower-child'. Well done and thank you so much again, Cheri. D

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    1. Thanks Dena, I made it again today for breakfast.

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  7. It's always such a treat to have a weekend where you have nothing on. I do love going to a restaurant after a work out like a hike - it's definitely a guilt free meal. What a wonderful meal xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie, I like the way you think.

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  8. From one Flower Child to naother, Cheri, OH yum!!! Love the ingredients in this dish. I would eat this for dinner, lol...

    So glad you had a bit of weekend time, Cheri. It's so important:) Thank you so much for sharing this recipe...

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    1. Thanks Louise, it was a nice relaxing week-end!

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  9. As one old enough to have been a flower child - I approve wholeheartedly. :)

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  10. This sounds like a perfect breakfast or brunch dish and I adore the name!

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  11. This dish sounds like a perfect anytime of day dish, a meal really.

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    1. Thanks Norma, this really is a meal that you could eat anytime of day, every once in a while I will make breakfast for dinner.

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  12. This sounds like a great breakfast dish, Cheri! I love when I have a Saturday that is wide open–it does feel like a nice mini-vacation! :)

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  13. Hi Cheri,
    I like scrambled eggs ... The way to prepare this dish and the ingredients used is so unique to me. Like the name flower child scramble ^-^!

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  14. This is a wonderful breakfast packed with nutrients and really nutritious! I only recently started using kale in my cooking, it is a delicious vegetable, really interesting. :-)

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    1. Thanks Alida, previously I used chard in everything, now it's kale.

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  15. I love the name of this dish "Flower Child", it's so cute.
    I also love that it's nutrient-packed and soooo healthy. I'm definitely going to try this recipe!

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    1. Thanks Mike, protein and nutrient rich. Have a great week!

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  16. I love this dish! It's healthy, flavorful and packed with vitamins and protein. What more could you ask for. I already know it's delicious!

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    1. Thanks Vicki, I've already prepared these 2 days in a row. Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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  17. This sounds like a great mix of vegetables to add to the eggs! And, a mini vacation would be perfect right now. Can't wait for a weekend like that.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, sometimes it's nice not to have too many plans. Take care!

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  18. It looks ever so delicious with the mix of flavours, Cheri.

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  19. I could use a day like that with my husband. Sometimes I forget I have one. Now if I could just get him to eat kale! What a great dish, Cheri!

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    1. Hi Abbe, oh how funny, you know I was not a big fan of kale at first either, now it's one of my favorite veggies.

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  20. This is a perfect breakfast for the weekend and I love the name!

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  21. It is a rare Saturday that we don't have anything planned. How wonderful you got to go out and then recreate your delicious breakfast! It sounds and looks wonderful Cheri. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, I know it's rare for us too, sometimes it's nice just to relax.

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  22. I would definitely have ordered this scramble, too! But now I can make it at home!! YUM.

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    1. Thanks Liz, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.

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  23. I am always trying to think of ways to cook butternut squash. It looks like you found the perfect solution!

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    1. Thanks Cathleen, veggies always taste better roasted.

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  24. Your title is soooo apt and perfect, Cheri. And oh my how lucky is your hubby that you prepared each veggie separately...Your Flower Child Scramble looks and sounds sooo good. And to tell the truth brings me back to summer days in the 70s when I'd visit my mom in the US. She was a Wimbledon playing tennis pro and the one meal she could make was scrambled eggs =)

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    1. Hi Kim, sounds like you have had a very interesting childhood, how cool. Take care!

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  25. I love those weekend where one doesn't have any plans and one can relax. I haven't had one of those in a looong time and now i'm thinking I need to actually schedule a weekend with nothing planned lol.
    This flower child scramble looks fantastic, definitely love all those veggies and eggs combined :)

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    1. Hi Phi, isn't it funny that we have to plan a week-end so that we can relax, lol! Anyway thanks for stopping by.

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  26. I love everything about this scramble - including the name :) It's always a challenge trying to recreate a dish but you did a great job!

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  27. What a fun title for this recipe! And what a lovely combo of ingredients -- such great flavors, and really a pretty dish. Thanks so much.

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    1. Thanks John, I made this 2 days in a row. Have a great day!

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  28. Cheri, I love breakfast and I love eggs (almost as much as chocolate). It's wonderful when a good meal out inspires you at home. This looks like a wonderful way to start the day. Your husband is lucky!

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    1. Thanks Monica, breakfast is my favorite meal too. Take care and have a great week.

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  29. Cheri, your scramble looks amazing! I wish to have a little bit!

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  30. Nice egg dish and I love all the vegetables in it...delicious!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Cheri :)

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    1. Thanks Juliana, having a great week, thanks!

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  31. That's such a fun name for a scramble! I love the pairing of butternut and kale together, and eggs are the perfect protein to add to the mix!

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    1. Thanks Joanne, kale and butternut squash are great together.

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  32. What an amazing way to start the day! I want a Saturday like you had!

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  33. I absolutely LOVE the name of this dish ! And it looks like a perfect way to start the day. Enjoy that downtime when it comes along!! We were in Tahoe the last couple weeks and did some wonderful hiking (since there's not much snow).

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    1. Hi Susan, oh I be the weather was nice anyway, have a great week-end!

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  34. I'm always looking for a new idea for the w/end breakfast routine and this is IT!
    Thanks, Cheri! xo

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  35. That' s a very cool breakfast idea and a very cool name!

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  36. Your Saturday sounded awesome! Love it when there are no plans. Yay for recreating this scramble! The kale, butternut squash and mushrooms sound wonderful in here!

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    1. Thanks Kelly, it is my new favorite combination.

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  37. What a perfect recreation Cheri. Flower child . . . .Ahh that brings back memories. Glad you had a great Saturday mini vacation.

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    1. Thanks Penny, sometimes it's nice not to have too many plans.

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  38. Sounds terrific... but "Flower Child?" Makes me wonder what ˆ would put in a "flower child" scramble... Probably peace, love, and some good anti-war slogans!

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    1. Oh, and I am actually thinking of making this next weekend when we have some vegetarians coming to brunch!

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    2. Thanks David, let me know what you think if you decide to make this. Can you believe how hot it is?.... supposed to get in the high eighties today.

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  39. This is such a beautiful dish, Cheri, with flavorful ingredients. I never would have thought to put butternut squash in there - I bet it's delicious! Thanks for another great recipe. Hope you're enjoying your weekend :)

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    1. Thanks Robyn, yes I had a wonderful week-end. Take care!

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  40. Ooh, those are my favourite kinds of days, Cheri!
    You are lucky having such a wonderful breakfast place close by! I'm afraid there is nothing like that where I live.
    Love the idea of mixing scrambled eggs with gorgeous veggies like this. Why do I never do this?

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    1. Hi Helen, I thought the same thing when I first saw this, it is a great combo.

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  41. wow, damn delicious n colorfull scramble for starting a day
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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  42. That name is a hoot! This dish looks exactly how I'd like to start my day....and even end my day. I love breakfast for dinner. The restaurant sounds fun.

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    1. Hi Barbara, I love breakfast for dinner too! Take care!

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  43. Just as I suspected...a wonderful dish that I must make. Heirloom quinoa taco's?! This place sounds amazing. Love this Cheri.

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  44. This scramble looks so delicious, what a perfect way to begin the day :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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