True story. I do not cook. Like anything. At all. I love food, I just think it tastes better when someone else cooks it. Since the arrival of our new house guest, going out to dinner every night is not an option. I have decided I am going to take up cooking and you are going to have to deal with me being overly excited about cooking basic things.
I just got the Skinny Taste Cookbook. I like it because it is easy for a beginner and obviously it is health conscious. Skinny its he name of the game these days.
One of my favorite recipes are the Make-Ahead Western Omelet "Muffins".
These are great to make at the beginning of the week and stick in the fridge.
6 large eggs
6 large egg whites
3 ounces sliced ham(finely chopped)
2 ounces of swiss cheese, chopped
1/2 cup of chopped red peppers
1/4 cup of chopped scallion.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a standard 12 cup muffin tin with oil.
Beat the eggs and egg whites in a bowl. Add salt and pepper. Mix in the ham, cheese, peppers and scallions. Pour 1/4 cup of egg mixture into each cup.
Bake until eggs set, 20-24 minutes.
Another gadget that has been a game changer is the Paderno vegetable spiral slicer. Pinterest told me if I want to be skinny I need to be eating zucchini noodles. Zoodles. I broke down and ordered the slicer thinking it was going to be just a waste of money and take up precious cabinet space. We tested it out this week and I am obsessed. Zoodles are surprisingly tasty and easy.