Meatless Monday came and went for this week and although I went with a shrimp meal, I didn’t get around to posting it online. Also, I actually wanted to make todays meal for the whole meatless theme, but when I finally got around to going to the grocery store (about 7:15pm) there wasn’t a single zucchini in sight!
Serves me right though as I only went to the grocery store at a quarter past seven in the evening.
I had planned to go at ten in the morning, and then at eleven, then later at two or three in the afternoon and finally I went at seven. I have this thing where I prefer to go to the grocery store when it is somewhat deserted. Does anyone else have that?
I mean I don’t have a fear of people – I love people! I talk to strangers all the time when I am downtown or at the grocery store, hell I’ve even gone on dates with people I’ve met while downtown! BUT I hate going to a very packed grocery store.
I finally got the zucchini I longed for yesterday, but today. And I made this:
The PERFECT meal for a breakfast. But I had it more as a dinner. Good thing I’ll have enough leftovers!
I got the recipe from here, and for once there were no tweaks. Though I should have added garlic and red onion.
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 zucchini, julienned
- 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
- ½ cup (100g) cherry tomatos, quartered
- ½ cup (85g) cooked quinoa
- ½ cup (50g) cheddar cheese
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
In a medium bowl mix together eggs, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a skillet and add zucchini and red pepper. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, until the vegetables begin to soften. Add tomato and quinoa and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Pour egg or tofu mixture over the vegetables and cook, string constantly, until the eggs are cooked through. Top with cheese and allow to melt.
Serve with avocado and enjoy!
I can definitely picture myself making this for my father once I move to South Africa. This would be a perfect protein-packed healthy breakfast, though for his taste it would need to be ever so slightly spiced. Maybe with Sambal or just a lot of red pepper flakes.
Speaking of South Africa – only twenty days left until I header out! Exciting stuff!
Anyway, if you make this meal, I hope you enjoy it! Beware that it will probably be much better as a breakfast…