Monday, July 25, 2011

Broccoli Cheddar Scramble for Breakfast

Well I decided since I've been bugged one too many times I would start blogging again. I wouldn't expect very frequent posting, but I'll do my best to post some happenings on a somewhat irregular basis.

The past week I went on what was likely the most painful diet I've ever tried. I'll post more on it later as I want to see a bit longer term effects before I give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down.

That said it was nice to wake up this morning and get back to my roots with a favorite of mine. Anyone that knows me, knows I despise broccoli. My Dad always used to make broccoli with this awesome cheddar cheese sauce and I found broccoli in that state to be tolerable. Anyway here is my breakfast this morning. It was a treat.

What you are looking at is a broccoli cheddar scromelet. It's an attempt at an omelet gone bad, so you just end up with a scramble at the end. I believe I acquired this term from Eric Cressey a while back. Anyway it's extremely simple to make.

1 cup of steamed broccoli (I steam mine for about 10 minutes, if you like mushy broccoli go ahead and steam it some more)
4-5 Whole Omega-3 Eggs (I like Oakdell farms here locally in Utah, but any omega 3 egg will do, if you are trying to shave calories some egg whites in place of a couple of the whole eggs might serve you well)
1 tsp coconut oil (you could use another cooking oil, or cultured butter, I use coconut oil because it withstands higher temp cooking better).
1 oz. of cultured cheddar cheese shredded (I like sharp cheddar from organic valley)
Salt to taste.

Put the coconut oil in the pan and after it melts swirl it around the bottom of the pan, put in the broccoli and saute it just a bit. You should hear the broccoli sizzle a little when it hits the pan, else your pan is too cold. Add the eggs and scramble them all around with the broccoli. Once the eggs are almost done, add in the cheese and let it melt. Once the cheese is good and melty throw it on a plate.

I had this meal today with a piece of fruit and a cup of Kukicha green tea from adagio teas. 2 tsp's of liquid fish oil and I was off to a great morning.

1 comment:

Tarika said...

You only like steamed broccoli because of me...just saying. This is not a normal "scomlette" for you, I am surprised to see broccoli in there for sure. I know your fav is spinach.

P.S. You did exceptionally well on your diet even though you were quite grumpy for at least 50% of the time.