This was a bit of a mission of a meal/snack... We got back home after ~10 days in Salmon Arm and Silverstar late on the 30th. Of course, the fridge was empty and I was too lazy to get some groceries on the 31st. That was a mistake... I didn't expect almost every grocery store in Victoria to be closed on January 1st! Luckily, the 6th grocery store I drove to was open. Phew! This is the meal I made after I got back home from the store. It is easy & quick, since hands on preparation and cooking time is less than 10 minutes... For example, lets pretend you just got back from a training session. Obviously, eating real food right away is pretty high on the priority list, right? Prep & cook, put everything in the oven, then jump in the shower. By the time you are done, this meal will be done too. Not bad, eh? If you want to get really organized, chop the veggies before you head out the door.
Note: I used individual size ramekins, which doesn't make for a substantial serving size. I would be surprised if one ramekin will be enough to feed a hungry athlete post training... Feel free to use a different size oven proof dish, to suit your needs and preference.
Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Total time: 25 mins | Serves: 1-2
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 small onion, chopped
- 6-8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup packed fresh spinach, chopped
- Gruyere cheese, grated or diced - amount is up to you
- Pinch fresh thyme
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Heat a skillet with coconut oil
- Saute onion until translucent. Add spices and tomatoes. Mix and cook for 1-2 minutes
- Grease 2 small ramekins (or another oven safe dish) with a bit of melted coconut oil
- Layer each ramekin with chopped spinach, top with onion/tomato mixture and cheese. Crack an egg on top of the veggies (spread the yolk a bit)
- Sprinkle fresh thyme, salt and pepper to taste
- Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until the egg whites are firm
Variations are Awesome
You can change up the spices for variety... Maybe garam masala? Or madras curry? Smoked paprika or Cayenne pepper for some heat? A lot of options!
If you want a bit more protein, add meat of your choice before cracking the egg on top. If you want more carbohydrate, serve with yam (cooked any way you like).