Sunday, April 21, 2013

just a little something i whipped up

 I made a yummy egg dish for a late breakfast today.
 This meal has everything going for it ~ quick, easy, delicious, nutritious,
AND it can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Start out by cooking one cup of quinoa according to package directions.
{Have you ever had quinoa? A lot of people think it's a grain, but it's actually
a seed. It cooks quickly (15 min.), is high in protein, is gluten free,
contains no cholesterol, and is also high in folate and magnesium. It's 
a great change in your diet and meal plan instead of rice.}

 
In a medium-sized frying pan, pour a little olive oil, and saute chopped veggies
of your choice until crisp-tender. Use whatever you have on-hand that would be good
 in an egg dish ~ onions, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes. 
All I had in my produce stash today was onions and peppers. So I went with that.


While the veggies are cooking, whisk up some eggs. This dish was for two people,
so I used four eggs.


Pour the whisked eggs over the sauteed veggies and cook over medium heat.
Use a wooden spoon to scramble the egg and veggie mixture in the pan.


When eggs are done, you can choose to serve them as is...


or, sprinkle some cheese on top. I used shredded cheddar. You can use any
kind of cheese you like, including feta.


Spoon the quinoa onto a plate and then pile the egg and veggie mixture on top
of the quinoa. Delish! A salad of baby greens would be perfect with this egg
dish, too. Bon apetit!


Won't you join me over at Elaine's Sunny Simple Life and
The Charm of Home today?
 

20 comments:

  1. That sounds so good. I will have to remember for the next time I cook quinoa. We do the same thing with leftover rice and just mix the eggs in with the rice.

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    1. I've done that before, too - fried rice!

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  2. Melanie - That sounds really good. I've never used quinoa but might give it a try. Thanks for the guidance!

    Judy

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    1. You should give it a try, Judy - it's so healthy!

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  3. This looks delicious! I might try rice though, we tried quinoa and really didn't care for the flavor. Your pictures look great!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Really? We all love quinoa here! I didn't even really think it had much of a flavor, maybe just a little nutty.

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  4. Looks delicious! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  5. This sounds like the kind of thing my husband would whip up! Looks absolutely delicious. I love quinoa.

    xo
    Claudia

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    1. Ooh, another quinoa lover! And it was delicious. :-)

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  6. looks delicious. I've never had quinoa and did not know it is seed. Will add some to my grocery list when we go to Sprouts. I am sure they have in their bulk section.

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    1. I buy my quinoa at Trader Joes...they also have red and tri-colored. Have never tried either one of those. I hope you like it, Rhonda!

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  7. Hi Mel, This is something my family would love! I have never tried quinoa...but the rest of the family loves. new. and interesting dishes. Talk to you soon. Love, Penny

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    1. Try it sometime and see if they like it! :-)

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  8. Yum! I love quinoa especially since it doesn't raise your insulin like other grains. I'm going to have to try this for breakfast. It never occurred to me to have it for any other meal other than dinner. Thanks!

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    1. I got the idea from a unique little restaurant in my area. They have a dish called Green Clean, in which they layer a bed of greens, then quinoa, then two fried eggs. Then they drizzle the whole thing with garlic cream. Yum! :-)

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  9. I must admit I've never had quinoa, but I know it's super healthy for you so I'm not sure why I haven't ventured to try it yet. Looks easy to make too! This might be just the push I needed :).

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    1. I hope you try it, Doreen - and yes, it's very easy to make! You can make it with vegetable or chicken broth for more flavor.

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