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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Make it Special ... Spinach and Cheese Omelet

Too often we are in a hurry darting from one thing to the next not taking time to really enjoy our meals. I'm hoping this post will inspire you to start making meal time a time to not only eat healthy but to also excite your eyes and taste buds. Here is my High Heeled Life Spinach Omelet recipe ... and a glimpse to into how I set my breakfast. (this is also great as a light lunch or dinner).

Ingredients: 
2 eggs - (I like to use organic brown eggs)
1 TBsp. - of Coconut Milk ( you can use dairy milk or soy or almond)
2-3 handfuls of spinach (about 2 cups)
1 handful of shredded cheese 
2-3 leaves of fresh basil
sea salt, oregano, ground pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon of tumeric
1/2 TBsp. oil for cooking - I like to use a walnut or coconut oil


Heat oil in frying pan ... lower heat to medium add spinach. I like to add a little garlic powder (or chopped fresh garlic - when I have it) to oil. Sauté until spinach begins to wilt - you may wish to lower heat a little more.


As spinach is cooking ... add eggs, milk, sea salt, pepper, oregano, turmeric and basil in a bowl and whisk together.


Add egg mixture to spinach ...let it cook enough to get spatula under egg and flip it over. Let cook a few seconds and flip back. Add shredded cheese and roll omelet onto itself.


I refuse to give up bread ... but have been using baguette style bread instead of the white sandwich bread. I find it more enjoyable and you can get away with just a couple small slices. And since the slices are tiny I don't feel guilty using a little butter and rose jam.

Voila breakfast is served .... I added a few grapes to garnish my plate... it is an easy way to add fruit to my meal.


Of course food is meant to be enjoyed and not just plopped on a plate and devoured without much thought.  Instead of just plopping the jam jar - I keep the jam in an elegant jam dish. Using a toast rack not only adds a touch of glam - but ensures you keep slices to a portion size ... A cloth napkin and napkin ring - make even the quickest meals a little more special. And even when I enjoy a cup of coffee I like to use a nice cup - this one brings back memories of my trip to Paris with my friend Elizabeth in 2011 - it was purchased in a little boutique in the Latin Quarter. 


Bon Appetite !!!

P.S.
Yes you do have time .... this takes less time to prepare and enjoy than it does waiting in-line at a Starbuck's or Tim Horton's or most other fast food establishments during their morning rush.

How do you make meal time a little extra special?

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Stay in Step with High Heeled Life ...
sharing this post with:   Full Plate Thursday ~  Home and Garden Thursday ~ 

11 comments:

  1. I could eat that RIGHT NOW. You've made me hungry. Look great!

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  2. girl, you're speaking my language. omelette's are my favorite breakfast.

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  3. Gosh that looks beautiful. I too made an omelette for breakfast this morning but I will give myself a 1/10 for presentation compared to yours. You have inspired me to do better even when I'm just cooking for one Celia.
    :-)

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  4. How very welcoming and serene your mornings! That's exactly my kind of omelet, and the preparation and sunshine make it more art than task.

    A simply lovely moment, and I thank you for sharing such a gracious part of your day. And you KNOW a toast rack makes just toast-and-tea into an elegant repast.

    I SO enjoyed this, and will be returning to delve into more of your lovely archives.

    rachel

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  5. Celia! I do love this post! Taking a few extra minutes, even seconds, to make our daily routines beautiful and meaningful can mean so much.
    x Cat

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  6. Dearest Celia,
    Wow, you could be my sister the way you create your breakfast setting! A feast for the eye is also very important for calming down and focusing on the food instead of grabbing a bite on the go or in a rush.
    Spinach omelet is on our list for Friday... just love it! We add Vegan cheese shreds. Your Himalayan pink salt made me think of my friend Hélène when we went to a specialty food store in Montréal, Québec... Fond memories!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  7. Oh my, that looks delicious and such a nice looking table setting!

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  8. I have also discovered the joy of that small slice of baguette style bread. I'm able to acquire the genuine French rolls from a shop where I used to live in Louisiana. A special treat. I love the entire tone of this post - slow down and enjoy. You have forced me to go dig out my many cloth napkins because you are right, a beautiful table and slowing down to enjoy a meal is far better than plopping and gobbling!

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  9. Hi Celia,
    What a lovely presentation for your delicious Spinach and Cheese Omelet. Thanks so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your Thanksgiving week!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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  10. Celia...this looks so yummy. I'm going to try making it this weekend. Will pick up some spinach tomorrow. Thank you for the recipe and for reminding us to add elegance to our meals. Xoxo

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  11. I bet this is absolutely devine, Celia! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and GardenThursday,
    Kathy

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