One of the things I love about eating low carb is that I no longer fear The Egg. I like the taste of eggs, but for years I believed the “eggs = early death” equation and avoided them (while of course, filling up on high fructose corn syrup laden cereals and other “healthy” breakfast foods). I’m not one to eat a dozen at a sitting, but it sure is nice to have a soft boiled egg, an omelet, or a frittata now and then in the morning.
Today’s breakfast was unusually leisurely, since my work schedule has been temporarily switched to evenings . Rather than having to get up crack-of-dawn early, I now get to luxuriate under my down comforter and cook breakfast when the spirit moves me. Today, I looked in the fridge and decided that what was calling me was spinach, eggs, and cheese. I used the following to create an impromptu spinach omelet:
Lazy Spinach and Cheese Omelet
Large handful of fresh, washed spinach leaves
½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
Drizzle of olive oil
Sprinkle of salt and pepper
I cooked the spinach in the olive oil in a frying pan, about two minutes or less. When it got soft and wilted I cracked the three eggs into the pan and broke the yolks and swirled it around a bit, adding a bit of salt and pepper. I pushed the mixture around and flipped it until the eggs were mixed with the spinach and all was nicely set. I added the cheese on top, flipped it once to get the crispy cheesey-crusty thing I love. Voila.
I am always amazed by the deliciousness of simple foods like this. The whole thing took less than ten minutes to make, and I felt like I was ready to face my (very long) day when I had finished it. Waking up late is great, working late is not….but c’est la vie.