Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I've been away for awhile and I hope you all haven't missed me too much. Between illnesses, injuries, and one of the busiest (and most successful) couple of months of tournaments I have barely had time to breathe. Cooking fell to the wayside and I have eaten out more times then I can count. If this was a restaurant review blog, I would have tons of material :o)
However, when I have been cooking at home, it's been simple and easy (but relatively healthy) dishes like the one I am about to share with you!
The Super Scramble is one of the quickest and most filling meals I know. The ingredients sometimes change, but the general idea is the same. Start by cooking some chopped onions and garlic in olive oil. Add some Great Northern beans to the mix. What's the difference between a Great Northern bean versus a Cannellini bean versus a Navy bean? Check out this great article on CookThink to learn all about your legumes! Really I love all legumes but the Great Northerns were on sale. And who can resist a fiber filled savings?
Add some chili powder, fresh ground pepper, and a sprinkle of salt to the mix. Reduce the heat and add some eggs or egg whites. I like to include a whole egg because of all of the fabulous nutrients the yolks have. Scramble the eggs into the mix and cook, but don't wait too long to do the next part or you will overcook your egg.
The next step is to cover the entire pan with fresh spinach. You can buy bags of organic spinach for a relatively low price usually. I love how the heat steams the spinach. As it begins to wilt, mix it into the scramble. Once your spinach has wilted, spoon the scramble into a couple of bowls. Serve with cheese melted over the top if you want.
It is easy, delicious, chock full of nutrients, and it reheats well. The nutritional data will change based on the ingredients and amounts you use but trust me when I say you get a lot of bang for your caloric buck. Enjoy!
I get asked by readers if I am being paid to push products. The simple answer is no. In fact, most of the products I write about are ones I have found and purchased during my trips to the grocery store or on the road. Occasionally, a company will send a sample my way and if I believe the product will serve a need for my readers and I would buy the product myself, then I will share it with you. Sometimes I will write to a company after reading about it, if I believe it will help us lead healthier lifestyles. But even then, if the product doesn't pass my scrutiny, it won't make the screen of Uncovering Food. You can trust that every product or recipe posted here has passed through my lips, and that I wouldn't blog about it if it wasn't worthy of you... my favorite readers.