Nutritionally speaking, eggs are quite possibly the world's perfect and most well proportioned food. One large egg contains approximately 77 calories, 5 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein, and a plethora of the ideal vitamins and minerals that your body needs to incorporate in a day's diet. Ever since I was little, I have kind of steered clear of eggs as the consistency always got to me and left an unpleasant feeling in my mouth. Understanding the value of eggs in a healthy diet however, I have maneuvered some exciting ways to cook some eggs up and enjoy them in the morning. I have to give credit to my favorite breakfast nook in Charlotte, Le Peep, for teaching me the term "pampered eggs". If you are challenged in the omelette making department like me, I suggest pampering your eggs, otherwise known as an egg scramble. This morning, I cut up some grape tomatoes, vidalia onion and sauteed them up with a tablespoon of olive oil. I added in a pinch of salt, fresh ground lemon pepper and oregano. After it all created a mouth watering smell in my kitchen, I beat up two eggs in a bowl and poured it over the sauteed veggies. Right before the eggs are completely cooked, I sprinkled a little smidge of cheese and enjoyed it with my cinnamon swirl coffee.
NOTE: the perfect omelette can be found in the Nido kitchen "homebase" where my dad, the omelette king, resides. He has his down to an art and even has the fancy pan to go along with it.
It's going to be a great weekend (it already started off perfectly last night with a dinner date at none other than the incredible Ilios Noche!) The magical weekend continues as we celebrate the 1st anniversary of Andi turning 21 on Sunday!
Happy Saturday! Ciao!