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vegetable omelette – breakfast has never been easier

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vegetable omeletteIn ‘Pulp Fiction’ there is a scene where the character played by Quentin Tarantino says that he doesn’t eat Big Kahuna Burgers ‘because my girlfriend is a vegetarian, so that pretty much makes me one too..’

And that’s pretty much Boyfriend’s life. To make up for it I’m sometimes using Quorn. Some of it is not too shabby, for example the bacon. Totally kosher as well.

Here’s a recipe for vegetable omelette. Basically you fry anything you find in the fridge with some eggs and top it up with cheese. Breakfast has never been easier…

Vegetable omelette (for two)

3 mushrooms

3 slices of quorn bacon


2 eggs

2 tablespoons of milk

10 grams of cheddar cheese

salt and freshly grounded pepper

knob of butter


1. Heat butter in the frying pan.

2. Slice mushrooms and add them to the butter. Fry it on the low gas (electrical hob – I would say 3 is a good number)

3. Chop quorn bacon (that’s if you are vegetarian and Boyfriend isn’t, it is called compromise.)

4. Add it to mushrooms, fry it stirring from time to time (you can make tea in the meantime if you feel confident in multi-tasking).

5. Mix in a bowl eggs with milk ( if you feel decadent and skinny, replace the milk with single cream) and pinch of salt and fresh pepper.

6. Chop chives and add them to the frying pan.

7. Pour egg mixture over vegetables.

8. Turn the heat even lower. Wait till eggs start to set.

9. Grate the cheese. Sprinkle it over the omelette.

10. Flip the omelette and leave it on the gas for 30 seconds till cheese melts a little.

11. Cut it in half and serve.




About potatofaces

People who cook always go on about precious memories of childhood food one of their family members cooked, how daddy or nanny taught them the importance of cooking and eating together, and they still remember the comfort food they produced, amazing dishes whipped up by brilliant but humble cooks in their family. Well, let me tell you, it was totally different in my family. My mother’s family – totally useless as cooks, who could survive on bread and butter, cooked once a week a terrible, terrible meal, usually some kind of meat piece with lots of brown sauce. Also, they were never bothered about eating together. That’s maybe why most of them were depressed and suicidal. My mother followed that path and couldn’t really cook, and because I never wanted to eat meat, was warning me that ‘one day I will regret it’. Probably because my mother wasn’t into cooking my sister at the age of 12 took over and started producing amazing dinners and cakes. Well, luckily for me and her we weren’t that genetically doomed because apparently my father’s family were gifted in that compartment. I can only presume it was genes, as my father divorced my mother when my sis and me were little and he strongly believed that he also divorced us. So, we were growing up never having any contact with him and as a result, couldn’t learn how to cook from him. That’s why I believe the love of cooking ( and the ability) was just passed to us genetically. My father, short time before he died, unexpectedly felt an urge to contact us. First he gave my sister a mandolin (that’s another thing I know about him- he played a few instruments). My sister refused to talk to him, he then decided to contact me and wanted to spend some time with me. I didn’t want to, as he was a stranger to me (I was 11 or 12 at the time) but as I was promised I could leave whenever I wanted to, I went to the village he lived in. There I tried his mother’s cooking everyone was raving about. It was simple and amazing, I wish they were as family dedicated as they were at baking, cooking, making pastries, wine, tinctures, you name it. But I ate, drunk, and got bored of strangers who were my family and demanded to be let to go home. One of the last things my father said to me was that I should start learning English because I might need it one day, which I ignored for another 16 years… Because my sister was such a domestic goddess I wasn’t really bothered about cooking. I got hooked properly after my son was born and I wanted him to eat healthy and get everything he needed, especially that it wasn’t his choice to be a vegetarian (yet). And that is how the story begins…

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