FOOD, NUTRITION 29th February 2016

Cook Breakfast!

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Good Morning and happy Monday!!!!!!!!  It’s the last day of February and Spring is just a few weeks away. Have to say, by East Coast standards this has been a very mild winter.  We had the snow-storm weekend and a bitter cold snap two weeks a go, but all in all we’ve been spared a long cold season.  Speaking of long, it’s been six weeks since learning I have wrist tendonitis and in that time I have gone through icing, heat packs, supplements, ayurvedic medicines, mobility work and plain old rest. I decided to try out a few lifts this week since I felt it getting better.  Success came through in my deadlifts, but my pull ups .. not so much.  Then again, I expected that with six weeks out.  On the up side, less gym time has resulted in more reading time and very recently I came across an article in the New York Times headlined ‘Cook Breakfast‘.  The basic premise was to say that Society has shifted away from cereal to a healthier cooked breakfast. Inspired by this movement, I wanted to share with you all my current breakfast obsession: the humble Quesadilla!

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INGREDIENTS:

1 or 2 eggs (I used 2, need that good fat and protein fix!)

 1/4 of an avocado

4-5 strips chopped red bell pepper

1 oz of milk (your choice: 1 or 2% / skim or whole)

1 0z cheddar or american cheese

2 – 3 cilantro stems

2 plain or whole wheat tortilla’s (small size)

salt and pepper to season eggs

Prep time: 10 mins

MAKE IT:

1. Turn on stove, place a non stick or stainless steel pan on it and pour on just enough coconut oil or olive oil to spread the entire surface
2. Crack two eggs in a bowl, add a pinch of salt & pepper and beat
3. Add milk and continue to beat a few more seconds

4. Pour mixture into pan and wait for 45 seconds before using a spatula to scramble the eggs

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5. Next, chop up the peppers, avocado and cilantro and grate the cheese

6. Place half of the scrambled eggs and ingredients in step 5 onto half of the tortilla folding the other half over to cover it, do this for both your tortilla’s, but cook one at a time if using quesadilla maker

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7.  Using your quesadilla maker, place your tortilla on to it, close down the lid, allowing to cook until the appliance alerts you it’s made (my one flashes a green light)

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8. You can still make these without a quesadilla maker, just use the same pan as used for the eggs

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9. Enjoy your ‘Cooked Breakfast’ New York Times style

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