A Little About Us: Alex, Carl, Isla and Taran
The news for this week is all mine! I passed my Teach English as a Foreign Language Course! Go, me! Still left to do, I have an add-on course to learn all the technology required for teaching online and a webinar which will apparently “fully prepare me for my first TEFL lesson”. After which, I should be ready – apparently. Let’s hope I feel then will feel more prepared than I currently do. Nervous? Me? Oh, yes! Terrified? Oh, yes! It’s an introvert’s nightmare… Starting anew with new people, new things, unfamiliar things… But, happiness at work is incredibly important, and my current work no longer makes me happy. And so, I grit my teeth, and forward I go.
A Little About the Recipe: Goats’ Cheese and Cheddar Cheese Omelette
After posting a purely paleo, paleo-ish and whole30 recipe last week, I return this week with one for keto and Atkins’ Induction and Atkins’ Maintenance just to make everything fair. This is another of my deceptively simple recipes which taste delicious. Simple is great, delicious is wonderful.
The goats’ cheese I used was locally made in Malta and had zero carbs. The slight amount of carbs in the recipe came mostly from the cheddar and a tiny amount from the eggs. But, make sure to read the packet as this is not always the case. If you do, adjust your daily carbs accordingly.
Some people add cream into omelettes; you can if you wish but, I don’t think this recipe needs it, and for Atkins’ Induction particularly, it is better to be without it. However, if you really want to, I’d recommend about 2 tbsp of cream per person.
With every house a madhouse in the morning, breakfast often tends to be a solitary affair. And so, I posted the ingredients for this recipe for one where the omelette fits just perfectly into a small frying pan. To make it for more than one, I would still recommend making one omelette at a time; just keep each omelette covered and warm until they are all done.
I Recommend This For: Keto Goats’ and Cheddar Cheese Omelette
As you get from the title, this is a keto dish. Paleo, paleo-ish and whole30 need to pass it by. I know, I know we all miss cheese, but it’s not worth the gripes, so it’s best for us to make something else instead.
For keto, Atkins’ Induction and Atkins’ Ongoing and Maintenance, this is all for you. This is a stand-alone breakfast dish, and it’s unlikely you will need much else besides it in the morning. Although a reminder for Atkins’ Induction to be mindful of the cheddar cheese as this recipe will consume half your allowed portion for the day.
For a keto dinner or a substantial lunch, I recommend pairing it with Tangy Mustard Prawn Salad. It’s a substantial meal for less than 10g of net carbs and around 60g of protein. If you want a more meaty suggestion, look at the Slow Roasted Boneless Lamb Shoulder with Dried Rosemary and Garlic for its higher fat over protein ratio to keep your day balanced.
I recommend almost any meat dish that isn’t lamb for Atkins’ Induction dieters. Lamb has a higher fat ratio, and it would be preferable to focus on increasing protein. Perhaps, a Salted, Foil Baked Salmon Fillet for lunch or the hearty A Juicy and Tender Beef Roast for dinner.
Atkins’ Maintenance might like Blackened Shrimp for lunch. The heat from the prawns combined with the sharpness of the goats’ cheese makes for a surprisingly tasty flavour blending. Dinner could be a Sirloin Steak cooked to your preferred perfection or Simple Roast Chicken done in the oven.
And Here It Is: Keto Goats’ and Cheddar Cheese Omelette
Keto Goats’ and Cheddar Cheese Omelette
- 3 medium eggs
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 50 g goats' cheese grated
- 25 g cheddar cheese grated
- In a small frying pan on the hob melt the butter over a medium heat (I use number 6).
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl crack the eggs, add the salt and mix it all together.
- When the frying pan is up to the optimum temperature, tip the frying pan around to completely cover the bottom with the melted butter. Add the egg mix, which should cover the bottom of the pan.
- Leave the eggs to cook, don't poke or prod; this should take 3 – 5 mins. When the top of the eggs looks to be just set loosen the omelette from the pan and flip the omelette over.
- Immediately place the goats' and cheddar cheese on top of the omelette and leave the omelette another 3 mins.
- Take the pan off the heat and fold half the omelette over.
- Tip the folded omelette on to a plate.