Southwest Egg Scramble (I love eggs... and family time too!)

Southwest Egg Scramble (I love eggs… and family time too!)

August 12, 2009

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Well good morning to you, lovely eggs!

In an attempt to eat more filling and satisfying breakfasts to get my day started right, I stumbled across this recipe for a Southwest Egg Scramble on WholeLiving.com. Normally, I’ll make a scrambled egg, toss some cheese or onions in, but this caught my eye because there were sooo many other crunchy and colorful veggies and flavors in the recipe (hello avocado and cumin)!

Here’s what you’ll need (serves 2):

• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 1/2 diced orange bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed
• 1 thinly sliced scallion
• 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
• Coarse salt
• Ground pepper
• 2 large eggs
• 2 large egg whites
• 1/4 cup shredded white cheddar (1 ounce)
• 1/2 pitted and diced avocado
• 2 warmed according to package instructions whole-wheat flour tortillas

Southwest Egg Scramble

Here’s what you do:

• In a medium nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil over medium heat. Add the diced orange bell pepper and let soften for about 5-7 minutes.

orange bell pepper

• Add scallion, corn, and cumin and cook for about 2-3 (until scallion starts to wilt a little). Season with salt and pepper. Clearly I was still half asleep since some of the peppers are slightly… charred 😉

Southwest Egg Scramble

• Transfer veggies to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

Southwest Egg Scramble

• In a bowl, whisk together eggs and whites, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper,  and 2 teaspoons of water until combined.

whisking eggs

• Using the same skillet that the veggies were in, heat remaining teaspoon of oil and add egg mixture and cook until the bottom is set (roughly 30 seconds). Stir gently with spatula, continue to cook and stir occasionally. Add cheese and veggie mixture.

eggs

• Serve with a warm whole wheat pita…and orange juice 🙂

Southwest Eggs Scramble

Southwest Egg Scramble

This was the perfect way to get the day started… I am officially fueled up and ready to go! Looking forward to spending the afternoon with my brother and grandmother 🙂

Speaking of eggs (and family!)  please take a look at the gorgeous Eggs Benedict I had Sunday for my sister’s birthday brunch at The Fireplace in Brookline!

Eggs Benedict from the Fireplace in Brookline, MA

I love love love the Fireplace. Sues and I both often rant and rave about it all the time. I always want to try different items on their brunch menu but always seem to order the Eggs Benedict (with bacon instead of ham… surprised?) Delicious, delightful and divine!

After brunch we had a mini photoshoot with the new Nikon P90 I’m testing out. Thankfully we were the only people in the restaurant at the time 🙂

The fam at the Fireplace

my lovely family 🙂

The kids!

the kids!

being silly!

then things got weird! 😛

After brunch the siblings came back to my place to hang out. We decided to continue testing out the P90 with a “Jumping Contest”… I think my brother wins! Check out how cool his photo came out… it looks like he jumped out of his Sperrys! Sister came in second and I think I lost… although I should probably get a couple extra points for my scarf looking so cool floating in the air!

brother jumping!

sister jumping!

me jumping!

Fun stuff! I’m really digging this camera especially the 24x zoooooom! I feel like a semi pro and I’m excited to experiment with it more!

Happy Wednesday!

[Chels]

11 Responses to "Southwest Egg Scramble (I love eggs… and family time too!)"

  1. kim says:

    Haha, my friends and I LOVE jumping photos! This one of my friend Cara is my favorite: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimerly/47872491/

  2. Britta says:

    You look so much like your sister! Love your blog, btw.

  3. Nicole says:

    I love your breakfast, it looks so good (the one you made)

  4. emrlds says:

    how have i lived in brookline for over a year an not gone to the fireplace for brunch? i kind of hate myself.

  5. Chels says:

    Kim: I looked at that picture of your friend Cara on my iPhone and cracked up! That is hilarious… LOVE the cape… nice touch! 😉

    Britta: THANKS! Glad you’re enjoying it 🙂

    Nicole: It was sooo tasty 🙂 You should make it for Georgie one day!

    emrlds: it’s a must! go asap… I’ll meet ya there 🙂

  6. brookem says:

    mmmm i LOVE love love the fireplace!
    and your family is adorable! love your camera pics!

  7. ttfn300 says:

    looks like alot of fun with the fam 🙂 and love that egg scramble! avocado with my eggs?? yse please!

  8. Polly says:

    Yum that breakfast looks so good. We love to add a splash of sweet chill sauce to our scrambled eggs, along with bacon, onion, capsicum, mushrooms and tomato. Its my fav!

  9. Egg, cheese, avocado. Perfect! Looks like you’re going to really have fun with the new camera too.

  10. C.Peb says:

    Looooove the jumping pix! I feel I should get some credit as inspiration for those shots 🙂

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