As the blog title suggests… i do tend to put Me down the priority list quite a bit. Especially w.r.t. my adventures at work @Design Cafe. (this has since been modified so that I remember its ME before the other parts of me!! )
But when i have the time, I love to indulge the foodie in me and my super partner. Partner also gets major brownie points for being a ‘Modern Man’ and hiring a cook for our daily lunch. The one to resist the idea was yours truly, a throwback to the past where the woman did everything… but that’s fodder for another story.
What we both take equal responsibility for is breakfast and dinner. Dinner is my favourite meal- and despite the TOA, I love experimenting with different versions of pasta- varying the kind, the sauce, the veggies that are added with it…etc. Breakfast though is primarily Indian– with idlis, dosas and other offerings such as pongal, upma and kunni-paniharam making an appearance. When the partner wears the toque quick-fix meals are dujour. In the past couple of months though, he had voluntarily begun adding veggies to his offerings, which believe me is a huge step-up for him. 🙂
After exhausting my oeuvre of recipes, I started looking online to find inspiration for some variations. The conditions being as follows:
- they have to be easy-to-make
- they have to be quick-to-make
- they should have ingredients that are easy to source/ or those that are regularly purchased
- they should be healthy.
- they should be different from what I have already attempted so far.
I decided then to post the recipes that were successfully made and wolfed down with due credit to the original Masterchef.
One such recipe that stood out for me was this amazingly simple recipe for ‘the Baked Omelette’. Please find the link to the original recipe here: http://sinamontales.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/announcing-friday-feast/
Both the partner and I are eggetarians and enjoy an egg-based breakfast atleast twice a week. This recipe seemed simple and quick to make, was clearly a healthier option than a fried omelette and was different than any omelette I have attempted. All pre-qualifications were met. Lets go on then… the recipe with some modifications as per my tastes and circumstances.
1 chopped onion
1 chopped tomato
1 finely chopped capsicum
1 cup grated cabbage1 cup grated cheese
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
3-4 jalapeno peppers
1 tsp milk
pepper and Tabasco to taste
Beat the eggs well along with the milk. (Adding milk to the eggs makes them more fluffy and the dish comes out softer)
Add all the other ingredients apart from the cheese and Tabasco and mix well.
Pour in a baking dish
Bake in a preheated at 250 degrees for about 5 mins till the eggs are about half done, (the original recipe asks for 4 min in 200deg, but my oven needed 250 deg for 5 minutes).
Spread the cheese and sprinkle Tabasco on top now and put it back in the oven for about 10 more mins or till the eggs are done and the cheese nicely melted. (the original recipe asks for 5 mins… it takes about 10 minutes… watch it once it bubbles and then starts solidifying. It is done when the mixture stops bubbling. If you like a light browning at the bottom, leave for 10 minutes, else remove in 7 min.)
Picture courtesy Sin-a-Mon tales.
Will update with picture when attempted again. First attempt was successfully wolfed down!! 😉 🙂