After a long day at work I was in the mood for a nice n’ easy dinner! Plus we’re about to get some crazy summer-like thunderstorms apparently (confused weather much?), so I wanted to be cozied up on the couch by the time that happened 🙂
So I turned to the incredible egg!
Eggs are such a great protein source to incorporate into a weekly menu. They are nutritious, economical and can be so versatile!
Tonight’s Mexican inspired egg menu included:
- Fresh side salad
- Egg omelet w/ veggies & queso fresco
- Caramelized plantain w/ vanilla ice cream
Step 1: Salad chop.
Romaine, cucumber, tomato & onion. Sea salt & pepper.
Step 2: Omelet
More veggie chopping.
Then a quick saute.
Followed by the addition of 2 eggs + 3 egg whites (let this cook over medium-low, covered).
And then some of my favorite new cheese discovery (!!!)
Love this stuff – it has the saltiness of feta coupled with the creaminess of a mozzarella (that’s my latest comparison at least!)
Served with a salsa topping.
These flavors were a match made in heaven 😀
The omelet kind of browned a bit at the bottom, which gave it the most wonderful flavor! Then the creamy and salty queso fresco with the salsa… oh yummmm!
Step 3: Plantain dessert
If you haven’t used plantains in your kitchen yet, I highly recommend giving these a try! From a savory Chicken & Plantain Stew or Roasted Plantains w/ Chile & Cilantro to tonight’s dessert option, these things can be used in so many ways.
A little butter, cinnamon & cane sugar did the trick
The smells were amazinggggggggg!
Served warm over vanilla ice cream of course 😛
Sweet, warm, creamy… all the things a cool weather dessert should be!
And before I go, for all you Richmond readers (heyyyy!), I wanted to let you know about something new that I tried out the other day, The Traveling Yoga Sisters!
A few of the girls at my work and myself had a private lunchtime yoga session with Tracy and we loved it! Their concept of offering affordable yoga classes at different locations (no studio = no rent = $5 session, we practiced in a karate gym!) is one that definitely caught my attention.
I was so excited at how much I loved the class! They not only offer private small group sessions, but also weekly group yoga — and guess what, I’m going back again this weekend 🙂
Let me know if you’d be interested in joining too!
Have a great night everyone 😛