When you only have leftovers…

Just a friendly reminder that I am not a cook, nor do I usually venture in these kind of homey activities, but I do love food (hence my multiple visits to the gym) and I am not one to starve if I don’t have certain ingredients in the house. That being said, you’ll probably see more posts from restaurants than from our kitchen in this category, but we promise we’ll give it our best whenever we’ll decide to cook our own meals.

The reason this dish is so ‘romantically’ named is because it’s literally made out of everything I could find in our fridge today. Usually we go grocery shopping on Sundays for the week to come, which means that our Sunday breakfast is assembled with whatever we have left. I have to agree that we did have a fair amount of various ingredients today (this usually doesn’t happen) because D decided to make pasta on Friday, otherwise we probably would have had yogurt for breakfast.

Since we never ever cook following a recipe, we are usually left with a weird array of ingredients because we tend to buy more than we need for two people (that’s also due to the fact that we venture into the kitchen as ‘often’ as we do).

Today’s omelette took me about 20 minutes to make, including prep-time, and we were both satisfied with the quantity, so I guess it serves two.

Ingredients (leftovers):

  • 5 egg whites (I’m not a fan of the yolk)
  • Chives
  • 1/2 cup of sliced olives (buy them ready-sliced as it saves a lot of time and they tend to be more tasty)
  • 1 tsp olive oil (pomace olive oil for frying-don’t use virgin olive oil for cooking as it’s toxic)
  • 1 tsp pesto (usually I like to make my own pesto, but this time, since D already brought a jar of Jamie Oliver pesto I decided to use it)
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (i prefer red onion as it’s sweeter)
  • 1/4 cup whole milk (i rarely ever drink cow’s milk, so when I do I like it whole)
  • 40 gr Parmesan cheese

Step 1 – arrange all the ingredients for a blog/Instagram-worthy picture ( I think that alone took me about 5 minutes as I’m not as talented as D when it comes to photos)

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Step 2 – chop everything that can be chopped 

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Step 3 – mix the egg whites with the milk, 1/2 of the chopped sweet red pepper, 1/2 of the chopped onion, 1/2 of the chives, 1/2 of the sliced olives, the pesto and the Parmesan cheese

Step 4 – preheat the olive oil in the pan and fry whatever’s left of the chopped ingredients for about 3-4 minutes (basically until the onion turns golden)

Step 5 – pour the egg-combo into the pan and stir until you reach the desired consistency

Step 6 – impress D with Sunday breakfast in bed!

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All the nutritional information posted here is courtesy of the Jawbone UP app. I will at some point write a post praising this amazing product that changed my life completely for the better, both health and fitness-wise.

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Hopefully you’ve found my latest cooking attempt interesting. Enjoy your Sunday!

L.

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