Saturday, September 13, 2008

Breaking Even More Breakfast Rules

First eating pancakes without syrup, and now this! I am usually a firm believer in sweet rather than savory breakfasts, but my new favorite breakfast is the Vegan Omelette for One from Fatfree Vegan. The batter itself is simple to make and I find it convenient to make 2-4 servings of the batter at a time so I can just grab it out of the fridge and make an omelette any morning! I stuffed the one you see above with some roasted bell peppers and onion, baby spinach sauteed in olive oil and garlic, and some sliced Teese (see? I told you it'd be popping up in my future cooking every once in while, I still have some left!). OH. MY. GOODNESS. This combination of fillings was amazing in the omelette because they all complimented each other so well- the garlicky spinach, the sweet onions and pepper, and of course, the melty tangy Teese. The omelette itself is obviously delicious. It lends its own flavor to the dish so it's not just about the fillings, but every component. Also, I think the fluffy, creamy texture of the omelette may not fool an omni, but that's only because it's so much better than that of egg omelettes!

I have one word to describe the Pad Thai from VWAV- perfect. Honestly, this pad thai is sooo good and my family loved it when I made it for dinner last week. The picture you see above is actually of some of the leftovers that I packed for a school lunch because my family started grabbing for the pad thai as soon as it hit the table and I couldn't get a picture fast enough! The rice noodle reheated pretty well the next day, but after that I think most leftover noodles become too gummy- not that that was a problem in my house, though, because the leftovers only lasted one day. Another dinner that I'll be making again for my family!

Just a lil side note here: School started last week for me and the work load is already overwhelming. I will probably not be able to post every single week due to lack of time, as well as lack of time to cook any decent food (one of my dinners last week was a can of refried beans and an apple- no joke. It was really delicious, though)! But don't worry, as soon as I have a few good pictures of some interesting meals I've made, I'll blog all about them. I'm still going to aim for one post a week, but I just wanted to let everyone know that it may not be possible all of the time. Thanks for understanding!


VeggieGirl said...

That omelette looks eerily authentic, haha :0)

That pad thai dish looks INCREDIBLE!! Yum.

I hear ya on the schoolwork-load :0( Hang in there!! And just blog when you can :0)

Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

I'll have to try that omelette! I was always grossed out by the egg ones, but that's just because they're so...eggy. :) I agree about the Pad Thai. Holy smokes, it's good!

Anonymous said...

I just made that omelette this morning!!! Weird...but mine didn't come out so beautifully =(

Yum I want to try that Pad Thai too!

Hannah said...

Good luck with school, and don't worry about posting- We won't be going anywhere no matter what. :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Please make me one of those omlettes!!! Every time I see it on a blog, I want one, but as usual, I'm too lazy to make my own.

Ugh, I hear you about being overwhelmed with schoolwork! Just post when you have time; I will still read all your fabulous entries.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Your omlette looks so perfect!! I made this recipe but it ended up looking more like scrambled tofu because I don't have omlette flipping skillz like you do. Oh, and teese sounds like it would go perfectly.

Green Eyes, Green Heart said...

I second VeggieGirl--eerily authentic (but still totally yummy-looking) is what came to mind when I saw that "omelette"!! :D
~Erin @ "vegan & the City"

kate said...

what does vwav stand for.. im assuming another fb but id love the link to check out that scrumptous looking pad thai recipe! thanks!