Gluten Free Home For The Holidays & Baked Eggs Florentine Recipe
There can be a lot of insanity around the holidays but I have some really great insanity to tell you about! Shirley from gluten free easily has organized a truly stunning holiday event called Home For The Holidays Gluten Free Style. Twenty four bloggers are sharing recipes that represent what the home and holidays are all about for them. What is insane about it are the prizes!
There are over 100 prizes you can enter to win – and this list in itself is insanely awesome!
But then there is a GRAND PRIZE and two runner ups that will blow you away!
- Grand prize: A top-of-the-line VITAMIX blender!
- 2nd Prize: $150 Shopping Spree at Free From Gluten
- 3rd Prize : A Giveaway Package from Caveman Cookies worth $89.
There are also three awesome prizes below you can enter to win. But WAIT! Here is the most exciting part…
Each Entry/Comment you leave here will also count towards the Grand Prize, and 2nd, and 3rd Prizes as well! That means you can win one of these prizes here AND be entered to win the grand prizes. So make sure to maximize your chances!
In our family we celebrate Christmas. It is like a nearly month-long preamble of mini traditions and events which culminates in the big event – Christmas morning.
It all begins before the sun is up with the stockings. Santa always packs our stocking full of silly, fun and sometimes useful things that make us smile. Always, always, always, he puts a fresh orange in the toe of the stocking. And he doesn’t neglect the adults in our house, everyone gets a stocking and everyone gets an orange – we collect them up and make fresh orange juice.
Then it is on to presents. The adults grab a cup of coffee or tea, we nibble on a holiday quick bread I have made the night before and the youngest (if they can walk and talk) passes out a gift to each person. We unwrap gifts slowly, oohing and ahhing over each other’s presents and each person takes their time to really look over what they got. I love this about my family! Each and every person seems to really appreciate every gift – there is no unwrap and on to the next one in our house. Unwrapping the gifts takes HOURS! And then it is time to eat.
I love Christmas breakfast the most! We are all still in our jammies, the kids absorbed with their new toys, the parents helping put in batteries or place stickers and I sneak off the make something nutritious to counteract the sugar-packed items Santa and others always inevitably seem to leave us.
Since I don’t like to sneak off for too long I cook bacon in the oven (no babysitting and it comes out perfectly), squeeze the juice, and make an egg dish that is both fancy and simple. I cut up fruit, slice up cheeses and salamis and we take a break from the day’s activities to eat on pretty china at the dining table (which of course was set the night before).
This year the star of the show is Gluten Free Baked Eggs Florentine, packed with spinach, fresh eggs and a quick hollandaise sauce it is spectacular and could not be easier! For the best results I use pastured eggs from Nature’s Yolk – trust me, they make a difference!
Make sure to continue reading after the recipe to see what today’s prizes are and to see how to enter.
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard - (or ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- salt and pepper
- dash hot sauce such as Tabasco
- ½ cup unsalted butter or dairy free butter substitute - melted
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion - finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic - minced
- 4 (6 ounce) bags baby spinach
- 8 large pastured eggs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Prepare the blender hollandaise - place the egg yolks in a blender along with the mustard, lemon juice, a pinch of salt and the hot sauce, blend for 5 seconds or until fully combined. With the blender running, remove the plastic insert from the lid of the blender and slowly add the hot, melted butter. Continue to blend until all the butter is incorporated. Set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a large oven proof skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Turn the heat up to high and add the 1 bag of the spinach and cook until wilted tossing with tongs. Add the remaining spinach, one bag at a time until each addition is wilted.
Add 1/3 cup of the blender hollandaise and stir well to combine. With the back of a spoon, make 8 indentations in the spinach. Break the eggs into the indentations; (the eggs will spread and run into each other) sprinkle each egg with a little salt and pepper. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the egg whites are set and the yolks are still slightly runny, 6 – 8 minutes. Spoon the remaining hollandaise over each egg, sprinkle with some paprika and serve.
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