Cooking int the time of COVID-19: Quick and Easy Veggie Omelette

Both my sons are competitive athletes and they are very aware of staying in shape and eating well while waiting to be allowed to pursue their sports once the pandemic is over. This morning a veggie omelette was the general craving for Logan. Adam is more of a peanut butter/almond butter toast guy. He likes bagels and cream cheese, fruit or will have cereal. Logan is more like me, but mostly like my sister who enjoys a big, cooked breakfast. In keeping with the theme of only going out when necessary, we are using the ingredients we have in the house to make our food until we have a substantial list for us to do a grocery run. I really don’t want to be out in public if I don’t have to be so we are sticking to this plan.

Omelettes are great because you can put whatever you want in them and you can eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time. Here is how Logan makes his veggie omelette:-

Take 2 or 3 eggs and whisk them in a bowl.

Add a splash of milk ( you don’t want too much liquid when making a veggie omelette because veggies let out water when you cook and you don’t want a soggy runny omelette)

Whisk in the milk and add some black pepper. Whisk that into the eggs and milk and set aside.

The veggies in the fridge were mushrooms, onions, mixed greens and olives. Using olives eliminates the need for adding salt as the olives gives it a salty enough flavor.  Chop up the veggies and set aside.

 

Time for the cheese. We had a peppered Monterrey Jack, goat cheese and 2 year old smoked cheddar from our local factory – Mapledale cheese factory. Once that is shredded, set it aside.

We have vegan butter on hand so that is what was melted to coat the pan. With a pan like the Rock you need less butter or oil to cook your food because it has a non-stick cooking surface.

Add the egg mixture to the pan and let it cook on a medium high heat until it starts to solidify then turn heat down a bit.

Add the veggies, spreading them evenly and add the cheese. Once the egg starts to leave the edges of the base of the pan use your spatula to start rolling the egg from one side to the other as if trying to roll it.

   

It it breaks that’s okay, just flip it over in pieces and push the pieces together as you are done rolling. Gently press down on the omelette. Some cheese will ooze out but that’s okay. Once the omelette feels solid, plate it, add sides and enjoy.

 

Remember an omelette is what you make it, meat, meatless, just with cheese, it’s a blank canvas so have fun. Just remember to use enough eggs to contain your ingredients. the more or the bigger the ingredients, the more eggs you will need. When he is training, Logan usually uses 3 to 4 eggs.

Enjoy!

Stay home. Stay safe and try new recipes. Use out what you have at home before you go do a grocery run. Don’t go out if you don’t have to, reduce the number of times you go out in public. Wash your hands and disinfect all surfaces including door handles, light switches, stair railings and the dash, gear stick, door handles and steering wheel of your car. Together we can keep ourselves and each other healthy ~ Daniella and family

 

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