I wake up early. Sometimes I wish I would allow myself an extra hour of sleep, especially on days that I work from home. But the need for alone time in the morning is much stronger than the need for extra sleep, which most sleep experts would probably frown upon, including the logical part of me (Since I wrote a post about it). But, until my children learn to sleep in later, I will suffer the consequences of not enough sleep, which I will likely regret around the age of 50.
Mornings have always held a special place. Rolling out of bed and getting on with the day, doesn’t quite work for me. I want 2 cups of coffee, food and time to just be. The silence of the morning feels purifying in a way. An invitation for the day to be whatever it may. In those moments, there’s blind possibility.
January is quiet. I listen closely for a chirp, a sign of life outside my house, but aside from the occasional car and the hum of the refrigerator, there’s silence. I have permission to collect my thoughts and because quiet moments are a rare commodity, I appreciate them even more.
It’s New Year’s Day. While I rebel against the notion of resolutions, I do enjoy the feeling of a fresh start. Life is a series of reinventions, whether it’s in the middle of the year or on January 1st but I do understand the need to hit the re-set button after a potentially gluttonous month.
Most people opt for a diet change around this time of year and while I think that’s a good thing for many reasons, I often think it ought to be more of a permanent shift. One in the direction of eating whole, real food that’s minimally processed. People often assume this means eating bland food or needing to spend countless hours creating a dish. It means, using real ingredients and making delicious food that’s simple and satisfying. It doesn’t have to be complicated to be good.
Take this 3 ingredient breakfast for example. In the time it takes to wait for 2 pop tarts to pop out of the toaster, you can cook this very basic omelette. All you need are eggs, salt and pepper, some fresh greens and avocado. You’ll feel full, your blood sugar will be stable and you won’t need to have a snack an hour later when you would have otherwise crashed.
As you can see I have a bit of an obsession with avocado and eggs – rightfully so they’re pretty spectacular when combined. So check out this speedy breakfast (or lunch or dinner) you can whip up in 4 minutes. It’s also fantastic with a little sriracha drizzled on top!
Tips for making a basic omelette
When it comes to making food, we just need a few basic ingredients that are satisfying and a simple technique.
Making the perfect omelette
There is really not much to making an omelette aside from eggs salt and pepper. Beating the eggs for a few seconds but not too much, will give the omelette a pillowy texture. Adding salt and pepper to the eggs before cooking will also ensure that your omelette is properly seasoned throughout.
The best skillet for basic omelette
Non stick is key. I love using a skillet with ceramic coating. It’s non stick, easy to clean and will result in the perfect omelette every time. A good wide spatula will make your life a lot easier, unless you’ve mastered the art of flipping omelettes in the air.
What can you fill the omelette with?
I like keeping things simple and make this dish in the morning or for lunch when I haven’t planned ahead and need a quick meal. In my opinion the egg and avocado are soulmates so cutting some slices of avocado and folding them inside the omelette is ideal for me.
If you have greens in your fridge, they add an extra crunch and some added antioxidants. You can also drizzle your favorite sriracha or hot sauce on top and enjoy.
But if you want to get more creative, feel free to sauteed vegetables to the omelette. Onion, pepper, spinach and mushrooms all make great companions. If you’re keto, feel free to go for the cheese.
It’s a simple recipe you can make anytime and be a master omelette maker!
3 ingredient avocado and greens omelette
prep time: 3 minutes
cooking time: 4 minutes
makes: 1 servings
1/2 avocado sliced
sprouts of your choice (optional)
1 tsp olive oil
pinch freshly ground pepper (it’s a small touch but freshly ground is so much better)
optional: sriracha sauce for drizzling on top
Preheat frying over medium heat. In bowl, whisk together eggs, slat and pepper.
Add olive oil to the pan and pour in egg mixture. Evenly distribute it throughout the pan. Let cook for 2 minutes until set then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until that side is set.
To assemble, place omelette on plate, add sprouts and avocado slices and fold over in half.
Optional, drizzle sriracha over top.
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