Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pepper and Onion Scramble

Just as the day starts, the questions begin. How am I going to give this day a great start? Because I am so necessarily focused on eating well, the standard morning fare won't suffice. Just can't do the English muffin with butter and grape jelly, or  bowl of Life cereal (which I do miss!). No pancakes right now, no waffles.  So, what's quick, easy, and delicious that's going to do the trick?

To maintain my interest for the long-term, this new eating plan has to have elements of excitement and variety. So, breakfast -- how do I take an egg and make it something worth looking forward to? On this morning, the answer was red peppers and onions, sauteed and scrambled into that egg. It is a very satisfying morning meal. Give yourself the 10 minutes it takes to get your morning off to a terrific start! The day will only be better because of it!

spritz skillet with non-stick spray

1 tsp. olive oil
1/4 onion, sliced and coarsely chopped
1/4 red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 egg
1 egg white
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Add olive oil to non-stick skillet and bring to a shimmer over medium heat.   Add chopped onion and red pepper and cook until pepper softens and onion begins to caramelize, just getting brown around the edges.  This might take 5 minutes or a few more.

Whisk egg and egg white together.  Pour whisked egg/egg white over onions and peppers and let cook until the egg is almost opaque but there's still a lot of moisture.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with half the Parmesan cheese. Turn off the heat (best tip!) and, with wooden spoon, loosely scramble the eggs and allow to sit for a minute until all of the egg has set.

Spoon into serving bowl and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.


  1. This would be good for lunch or even a light supper. Add a small salad.....mmm good ! CKJ

  2. Looks Yummy once again Jeannie. I saute the onions, mushrooms and peppers the night before and put it all together in the am and take it to work with me. Love your new cooking/eating style.

    1. Love the idea of sauteeing veggies ahead of time. Would make the morning that much simpler! Thanks, Joanne. Much appreciated!

  3. Sounds wonderful (because I am a HUGE peppers and onions fan)! I like egg beaters too and would probably use them just to speed up the process.

    1. Di, peppers and onions have become my new "candy" - they add a sweet and savory element to dishes these days, and maybe I'll get tired of them, but I don't think so! Buying a lot of them these days!

  4. I love quick egg dishes like this...I like to add spinach and sliced grape tomatoes, but you just can't ever go wrong with peppers and onions!
    I wish you well with the new "live it"as (opposed to diet, with a nod to Richard Simmons) It is always a challenge.

    1. Thanks so much, Judy. I like that you say it's a challenge rather than a struggle, since we can rise to a challenge but struggles always weigh us down. This is one challenge that so many people share, and I'll do the best I can, recipe-wise or with motivation, to make it easier for myself and ADK Baker readers. So glad you're following along, my friend!