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Quinoa Power Omelet/Frittata

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Nick, Kevin and I went to the Texas State Fair this weekend in Dallas, a first-time experience for all of us. My favorite part was the petting zoo (especially the Scottish Highlands cattle–perhaps the cutest cows in the world–and the baby goats). Nick’s favorite part was the high-speed whippersnapper ride that left me nauseous for the rest of the day (whee!). I think Kevin thought his favorite would be the deep-fried bacon, but despite the hype, it was truly awful. We passed on the deep-fried bubblegum, too.

Still, we ate ourselves silly at a great Tex Mex place Saturday night (Mattito’s–I am a sucker for chiles rellenos, and theirs was fantastic; same goes for the rum margarita…) Oh, and then there was brunch on Sunday morning (cheese danish!). Oy. No regrets in the least, but I was ready to get back to my own cooking by the weekend’s close.

I was famished this morning so I decided to make a quinoa omelet. It’s the perfect breakfast past-workout and/or on those mornings when you wake up ravenous (as in “point me to my feeding trough and no one gets hurt!”). It’s jam-packed with protein so it will keep you happily full (and mollified) until lunchtime. And most importantly, it’s delicious–take that, deep-fried bacon!

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Quinoa Power Omelet/Frittata


  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • Quinoa Power Omelet
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 to 3 tbsp crumbled soft goat cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler; position oven rack six inches from heat.
  2. In a small bowl whisk the eggs until blended. Stir in the quinoa and season with salt & pepper.
  3. In a medium, oven-proof skillet set over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the green onions; cook and stir 1 minute until softened.
  4. Add the quinoa-egg mixture to skillet. As the eggs begin to set, scrape the sides of the pan into the center and tilt the pan until the raw egg flows to the bottom.
  5. When eggs are just set, sprinkle with goat cheese. Transfer to oven to broil for 1 minute until slightly browned. Slide out of pan and cut in half.

 

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Anonymous

Monday 27th of February 2012

Any idea of the nutritional values for this menu?

Camilla

Friday 21st of October 2011

Brooke, you made my day! How neat that you have a 5-year-old son, too; I wish I could convince Nick to eat this omelet. You've inspired me to keep trying :)

Brooke

Friday 21st of October 2011

My 5 y.o. is pretty adventurous. Last year he march into the garden, put his hands on his hips, and said, "Where's My Kale!" My 3 y.o. is a completely different story. If it doesn't come wrapped in a nugget of some sort he's out.

Brooke

Friday 21st of October 2011

Camilla, I don't want to get all fan geeky here, since I've already posted twice, but I wanted you to know my 5 year old son begged me for these eggs this morning! Big hit in this house!

Camilla

Thursday 20th of October 2011

Sounds fabulous, Brooke!

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