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loaded omelette, my version

This is probably one of the easiest, last-minute dish you can whip up on days when your brain juices seem to run dry and you can’t figure out what to cook.

I got the idea for this loaded omelette from the mamak (Indian Muslim) shops where they often either serve a plain omelette or a loaded one like this. Their ingredients are different though with red and green peppers, I think. I can’t remember exactly. I’m usually too hungry to notice 😆 .

Anyhow this is my version of the loaded omelette. Simple, different from the real thing but just as delish! You only need 3 main ingredients.

  • 1 medium tomato, diced with seeds removed
  • 1 medium onion, cut into rings
  • 3 eggs

I just heat up some oil in a non-stick frying pan while I beat the eggs in a bowl, adding in the tomato and onion, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Then I just pour everything into the pan and swirl it slowly around to ensure the entire bottom area of the pan is covered. Leave it to cook on medium heat for a couple of minutes until the base is evenly cooked.

The flip the omelette over and leave to cook for another couple of minutes. And that’s it. You’re ready to serve this wonderfully tasty and healthy dish. With all the nutrients in there, you won’t need to be reading arcona reviews anytime soon. You can serve it over rice and curry or even for breakfast with bacon, sausages and baked beans.

This loaded omelette recipe is loaded with healthy ingredients. If you’re a college student who’s new to cooking, this is the perfect recipe for you. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s healthy and it only uses 3 ingredients. What’s not to love 😉 ?

mom makes something for everyone

As a mom of three picky eaters, I often end up cooking two different types of pastas for one meal. One of my kids doesn’t like fish and shrimp but thankfully, he’s coming around a little this year; the other two are okay with it.

So today, I made garlic butter panfried salmon slices and broccoli to go with two types of pasta – a spicy spiral pasta and a mushroom macaroni, and everyone was happy. Salmon panfried this way is very tasty and the kids love it.

See, many times, I have to take into account each child’s taste and their overall well-being, like when I think one of my teens needs some sort of homemade acne treatment, I try to make the food less spicy and oily.

crispilicious sweet potato fries

Friday’s has this Southwest Adobo Chicken on their new menu. What’s got us excited are the sweet potato fries it comes with! How cool is that!

Southwest Adobo Chicken

But here it is – a healthier, naturally sweeter contender to the French fry we know and love so well. As you can see, this portion of sweet potato fries is way small for something that tastes so good.

So I went home and made a huge batch of it myself the next day. This is a recipe that came straight off the top of my head. I used to have a pretty good tempura batter recipe sitting around somewhere but I wasn’t about to go digging for it. So I improvised and came up with this.

  • sweet potatoes, cut lengthwise French-fry style
  • 3-4 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • iced water
  • pinch of salt and pepper, if desired

Combine flours and iced water into a batter. Feel free to add more water to achieve the desired batter consistency. Dredge the sweet potatoes through the batter and drop carefully into a pot of boiling oil on high heat.

Keep the heat on high throughout the process. Fish out the fries when they turn light golden brown. The cooking process will cause the fries to darken a little more after they’re removed from the oil.

It’s so simple, you should try this. Makes a great appetizer or finger food for guests. If you’re too lazy to make this yourself, go try it at Friday’s where baby strollers are welcome and kids get to eat for free if you order a main meal. No, I’m not getting paid to advertise for them.

loaded potato slices

Vegetarian day is frequently a headache for me. The kids are not huge fans of veggie stir-fries which is standard fare for me on vegetarian days. These days, it’s been raining elephants and llamas, so going out to grab a veggie pizza or burger is out of the question.

If we stay home, I have to get creative and this recipe is one I concocted recently. Ta-da! Loaded potato slices.

potato slices

These are very easy to make. Of course, it’s not as easy as swiping a bag of frozen french fries through a Honeywell Barcode Scanner, but these taste so good that my picky eaters called for an encore and I ended up making a second batch.

Here’s what you need:

  • 4 large potatoes, skinned and sliced 1″ thick lengthwise
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 stalk cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2-3 teaspoons lime juice
  • pinch of salt
  • grated mozzarella cheese

Yes, there’s quite a bit of cutting involved. Combine the tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a bowl. Leave aside for a while, then drain off excess juices. You don’t want that.

First I microwave the potato slices on high for about 2 minutes. Transfer them to a tray and space them out nicely. Spoon the tomato mixture onto each slice and top with grated mozzarella cheese.

potato slices

Then I just pop the tray into my toaster oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese and potato edges brown slightly, and they’re ready to serve.

These loaded potato slices make a very yummy, very healthy meal as there’s no oil added and all the ingredients are fresh. With its vibrant colors, it’s also very presentable and you can serve it as an hor d’oeuvre. Try it, I’m sure you’re going to love it as much as we do 😀 .

baguette in herbed olive oil dip

There are days when our school lunches almost resemble a small emergency evacuation and I’m not kidding. We have to be in and out of the house in a half hour or something crazy like that.

This then is my latest quickie lunch of sliced baguette dipped in herbed olive oil served with a bowl of mushroom and potato soup. Mm, simply delish. The idea came from a pizza dinner we had at Italiannies (our second visit in like ten years!) where they served us focaccia with herbed olive oil dip as a starter.

baguette and soup

My kids loved it so much I had to replicate it at home. I used baguette instead of focaccia but I reckon any kind of bread would do. I infused some Italian herbs into a plate of olive oil. And I cheated with an instant soup mix 😳 .

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