Sunday, 26 October 2014

Healthy herby omelette

Life has been a bit hectic to say the least lately. My hubby just finished off a majorly scary part of the whole house project. We were quite concerned about safety and thankfully everything went smoothly. I really want to give an update with a house tour, but it's in a worse state than it was in the beginning because we've had to take everything apart to replace... the not so important stuff like electrical wires, plumbing stuff, floors, the roof. You know, the totally optional things in a house. 

Sarcasm aside, I really relieved and excited and anxious all at the same time. We actually need to plan for all of the above so I've been keeping my recipes simple in order to clear out some extra time to really think about where windows should be, where electrical outlets should go (outside of the reach of little humans). I also can't seem to decide what colour the doors should be. Like the front door? I say everything should be teal. My husband disagrees though. What colour is your front door? Or how about the stuff around the windows? While these details are certainly less important than proper plumbing, it's also a pain to repaint/replace later so we need to decide it aaaalll now. Pinterest here I come!


What was the point of that random introduction into our lives? Well, with all of that craziness, I have been trying to focus on preparing healthy, and quick meals. Lately, omelettes likes this one have been an absolute favourite! Quick, delicious, and oh so healthy!

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Healthy breakfast recipes:

Herb omelette


Servings


2 adult portions

Ingredients


100 grams bacon (approximately 6 strips)

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
5 large, white button mushrooms, roughly chopped
Pepper to taste
1/2 cup milk of choice (my preference is almond) 
6 eggs
6 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped or to taste
Fresh chives to taste (I used about 4 pieces)
Optional: a pinch of chili flakes

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Instructions


Place bacon into a non-stick pan or skillet. You don't need extra grease or oil as the bacon releases quite a bit on its own. 

After the bacon is nice and crispy, add the tomatoes. Smush them gently with a wooden spoon or spatula to get them to release their juices. 

Cook the tomatoes and bacon for 2-3 minutes so that the tomatoes are soft. Meanwhile, you can chop the mushrooms.

Add the mushrooms, and pepper. We don't use salt in this recipe because the bacon provides enough. Sweat the mushrooms for 2 minutes. While the mushrooms are cooking, you can whisk together the eggs and milk. 

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Pour the egg mixture into the skillet on low-medium heat for five minutes. 

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Add the herbs. I like to cut them directly into the omelette with kitchen scissors. 

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So here's where this recipe gets interesting. I don't like to flip omelettes. Instead, I turned the heat down at this point to low and covered. I cooked it like this for about fifteen minutes. Because of the grease from the bacon and the juices from the tomato, I didn't end up burning the bottom. 

If you don't want to do that, heat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit or 190 degrees Celsius, and place the entire skillet in there for 5 minutes.  

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And now it's ready, enjoy! 

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Yuliya