What is YOUR Breakfast of Champions? Cheerios, Wheaties, donuts or a good well balanced meal? Hopefully you answered the last option. 🙂
My favorite is eggs and kale or a variation of that with whatever I have in the fridge or the pantry. ANYTHING can be put into an egg dish to make a nutritious, satisfying and healthy meal.
Today I made a Kale & Shiitake Omelet. Yum!!! Did you shudder when I said omelet and thought, “oh no, I can’t make an omelet” ? Omelets are easy peasy so long as you have the proper pan and you are patient.
Before I give you this delicious recipe, how about some herbal goodness on the ingredients!
Healthy Benefits –
Eggs – one of the most amazing food items on the planet! Farm fresh eggs are best with chickens that are fed an organic feed. Full of protein, antioxidants, B vitamins, maintains healthy thyroid function, GOOD for the heart, selenium( for the brain) and omega -3.
Coconut oil – good fat that increases your HDL – healthy cholesterol
Butter – well, it’s butter!!! Grass fed is best. Sadly I did not have grass fed.
Kale – high in fiber, very high in vitamin A, C, K.K is known to be anti-inflammatory , cancer preventing benefits, low in calories, easy to grow!!
Stinging Nettle – you know I cannot leave this out of anything – hee hee. Nettles are high in iron, protein, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, fiber, for allergy symptoms, hair growth- strengthener, lots more!!! You can also feed it to your chickens for better egg production.
Shiitakes – well you know these are MY faves. Super high in B vitamins and good source of protein – medicinally:
Antibacterial, anti-candida, antitumor, antiviral, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, immune enhancer, kidney & liver tonic, sexual potentiator, stress reducer.
Onions and garlic – besides awesome taste, antibacterial, antiviral.
Turmeric – anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, cancer preventer, anticoagulant, diabetes management, antioxidant, helps cholesterol levels.
Cayenne – anti-inflammatory, warming, stimulates circulation.
and cheese – everything tastes yummier with cheese!! 😀
Kale & Shiitake Omelet Recipe
- 1/2 – 1 cup diced fresh shiitake mushrooms
- 1/8-1/4 onion diced
- 1 cup torn pieces of kale
- 1/2 garlic clove chopped
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder, organic
- 1 tsp. dried stinging nettle
- 1/2 dried cayenne pepper chopped, or more if you like it hotter
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
- 2 eggs
- butter and or coconut oil
Heat up a small, non stick saute pan on medium heat. Add a teaspoon or so of butter or coconut oil or both( that is how I do it). Add your mushrooms and diced onion. Cook for 5-6 minutes, adding more fat as needed. salt and pepper.
Add kale, garlic, turmeric, nettles and cayenne – reduce heat to medium low and cook until kale wilts a bit – 2-3 minutes.
Whisk eggs together until there is no visible white part. Can add a tiny amount of milk or water.
Add a bit more butter to pan, spread veggies evenly out.
Now reduce heat to low. Add eggs evenly across the pan. Shake and swirl pan to coat. Cook 2-3 minutes – NO TOUCHING!
Then using a large spatula, flip – yes I said flip – you can do it!!! If nervous, you can slide it out onto a plate and then invert plate back into pan.
Sprinkle cheese, whatever you like or not. I used pecorino romano.
Cook 1 minute more. Fold and slide out onto a plate. Eat and enjoy!!
If you love mushrooms, here is a link for some really good recipes at Mushrooming Together.