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Lazy Spinach and Cheese Omelet November 5, 2009

Filed under: low carb,recipe roulette — Kimberly @ 11:24 pm
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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

Three eggs

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.