Le omelette du fromage

Hello everyone!!! So yesterday I woke up bright and early and was craving an egg-white omelette! Weird – I know, but it is one of the healthiest breakfast recipes I have come across throughout my four-years in college.

It all starts off with separating the egg white from the egg yolk. This is the trickiest part – so I used this helpful YouTube video as a guide.

IMG_6173 IMG_6180 IMG_6181 IMG_6182After removing the egg whites. you stir all of it together (similar to when you make scrambled eggs)

IMG_6183You grab a pan and you add some butter to it – wait until it melts and spread it around the pan

IMG_6184 IMG_6185Add the egg whites to the pan (which is on medium heat)

IMG_6186 IMG_6187 IMG_6188While that heats up – cut up some veggies!! I used tomatoes and onions – but you can also use spinach, bell peppers and if you are the carnivorous type – add some ham!

IMG_6177Once the egg whites are completely white (instead of clear) add the veggies to it!

IMG_6189 IMG_6190Add some cheese

IMG_6191And then start folding the omelette

IMG_6192And voila, your egg-white omelette is done!

IMG_6194Easy. Healthy. Delicious!

Overall Prep Time – 15 min

Overall Cost – $10-15

Hope you guys decide to make this for breakfast one of these days! Let me know if you added any other veggies! Happy Cooking!!

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End-of-the-Summer Pasta

These first two weeks of school have been SUPER hectic! From buying books, setting up the dorm room and adjusting to a new class schedule –  I barely had any time to just sit down and make a delicious meal! 

Finally, this weekend I was able to go to Whole Foods and buy some groceries. While I was there, I have to admit I was having some trouble deciding what types of ingredients I should get (they have way too many options).

But after walking by all of the aisles, I finally decided to buy the following ingredients to make the perfect end-of-the-summer pasta…image-4

As you can see, I bought some whole wheat rotini pasta, frozen shrimp, basil pesto, grape tomatoes, olive oil, pine nuts and salt & pepper. Most of the ingredients are Whole Food’s 356 Everyday Value products which are really cheap and delicious! Overall, this purchase was inexpensive and the best part is that most of the ingredients can be re-used for other meals!

Okay, so now to the step-by-step process:

The first thing I had to do was thaw the frozen shrimp … yeahh how do I do that?

I literally had no idea – at first I got a pot and filled it with water and put the bag inside … and that clearly was not the right thing to do. My roommates called me out and were like “Paula, you have to take the shrimp OUT of the bag and place them in the water” which obviously made a lot more sense. So I did that and after 10 minutes of waiting the shrimp was completely thawed. Once that was done I placed them in a strainer until I had to use them again.

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Next, I put some water to boil so I can cook the pasta…It took like 5-7 minutes for the water to boil and 10 minutes for the pasta to be perfectly cooked. Make sure you taste the pasta so you know it is fully cooked!

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In the meantime, I had my roommates cut up some tomatoes and set up the table.image-9

The next step was to get a pan drizzle some olive oil on it, turn up the heat and start cooking the shrimp (which is seasoned with salt & pepper).image-1

And add the tomatoes and the pine nuts

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Once the shrimp is fully cooked, you go back to the pasta, strain it and then add a tablespoon of olive oil, extra tomatoes, two tablespoons of basil pesto and the shrimp/pine nuts/tomato combo to it.

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The final step is *drumroll, please*:  ENJOY THE FOOD!

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Overall Prep/Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes

Overall Cost: ~ $25 for all of the ingredients (keep in mind that half of them can be re-used)

Let me know if this post was helpful, and if you had the chance to make this dish tell me about your experience!

Happy Cooking!