Simple, Yummy Eggs

How to make these yummy eggs

  1. Put a couple tablespoons of olive oil in an 8 inch pan on medium heat
  2. Put in 4 eggs making sure not to break the yolk
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Cumin is good, too.
  4. Using a flipper, inspect the bottom of the eggs along the perimeter occasionally until it’s slightly brown and the egg pancake, if you will, is firm. Personally, I like my egg yolks half cooked.
  5. Remove to a plate

Eating method

Personally, I don’t like to break the yolk cuz that’s messy. I’d eat the egg white separately and each entire egg yolk separately.

Delish Egg Scramble

Last week I made an egg sandwich with spinach, smoked sliced beef brisket, cheddar cheese and ciabatta bread. It was good but messy as the ingredients kept falling out as I’d eat it. Also, it wasn’t easy tasting all of the ingredients with every bite since they’d move around while holding the sandwich.

Since the sandwich would end up all mixed up in your mouth and stomach, I figured why not just mix all the ingredients up in a pan. It turns out this was not only much easier to cook and eat but also tastier as you could taste more of the ingredients.

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • pita bread (available at Costco)
  • potatoes (optional)
    • pre-cooked tater tots
    • pre-cooked chopped baby potatoes
  • chopped tomatoes
  • diced onions
  • diced red, green and yellow bell pepper (can get it pre-diced and frozen)
  • diced jalapeno peppers
  • baby spinach
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • pre-cooked smoked sliced beef brisket (available at Costco)
  • 3 eggs
  • maybe broccoli?

Instructions:

  1. If the bread is a bit hard, warm it up in the microwave for 50 secs to soften it.
  2. Pour / spray cooking on in a pan and turn the heat up to medium
  3. Put in all ingredients except eggs and mix for a minute or so
  4. Put in eggs and mix for a minute.

I prefer my eggs half cooked with the yolk still wet so I’d turn off the heat and transfer everything to a play in time for the yolk to remain wet.

To eat, you can stuff the pita bread with the egg scramble though it may be hard separating the two sides of the bread without breaking it. Otherwise, just rip pieces of pita bread and scoop up some of the eggs scramble with it as you would for curry.

To save time in the morning, prepare everything the night before.

  1. Add all ingredients except eggs in a zip lock bag and put in freezer
  2. In the morning, transfer frozen ingredients to a bowl and defrost in microwave
  3. Transfer defrosted ingredients to a pan and cook
  4. Put in eggs, mix and cook to desired doneness

Tender and Juicy Mayonnaise-based Roasted Turkey

Roasting turkey or chicken can often lead to very dry meat. The secret to getting most, tender, juice chicken or turkey meat is by smothering it in mayonnaise or plain yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12- to 14-pound) whole turkey, thawed, neck and giblets removed
  • 1-1/2 cups of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage leaves, plus extra whole leaves
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme leaves, plus extra whole stems of leaves
  • 2 tablespoons minced rosemary, plus extra whole sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano, plus extra whole sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 stalks celery, rough chopped
  • 1 large onion, rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cubed
  • 2 cups chicken broth, plus more if needed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. Place turkey on a roasting rack in a roasting pan.
  3. Tie the turkey legs together with twine and tuck the wings underneath.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, minced sage, thyme, rosemary and oregano.
  5. Rub mayonnaise and herb mixture all over the outside of the turkey.
  6. Season the turkey with salt and pepper.
  7. Place celery and onion inside the turkey cavity and drop extra pieces in the bottom of the roasting pan.
  8. Place the cubed butter inside of the turkey cavity. Insert the additional whole herbs into the turkey cavity.
  9. Pour two cups of chicken broth into the bottom of the roasting pan. Continue to add broth or water as the turkey is roasting if pan becomes dry.
  10. Roast the turkey for one hour. Reduce the oven heat to 350F and continue roasting, uncovered, until internal thermometer reaches 165F. Cover legs and breasts with foil halfway through the cooking process if the turkey begins getting too brown.  
  11. Remove the turkey from the oven. Cover loosely with foil and allow it to rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.
  12. Carve and serve.

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Roasted Tomatoes Recipe

Ingredients

  • Tomatoes (see picture below – available at Costco)
  • Italian Seasoning (see picture below – available at Costco)

Instructions

  1. Slice tomatoes in half
  2. Optionally spray olive oil on the flat sides
  3. Sprinkle the seasoning on the flat sides
  4. Broil (heat from above) for 20 – 40 minutes at 350 F

Quick and Yummy Breakfast Burrito

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs (90 calories each when scrambled)
  • 10 frozen tater tots (or hash browns or chopped / diced potatoes) (160 calories)
  • 1 tbsp sour cream (15 calories) or Hummus (optional)
  • 1 10″ tortilla (200 calories) (Super soft Mission brand flour tortillas are good)
  • 1 slice of cheese (optional) (cheddar: 70 calories)
  • Total Calories: ~ 750

Instructions

  1. Cook tater tots until cooked
    • Bake in conventional oven for ~ 30 minute at 425 F
    • Air crisp in Ninja Foodi Grill for 10 minutes at 350 F
  2. Spray olive oil in a pan, mix eggs, sprinkle salt and pepper to taste, and scramble.
  3. Throw tater tots in pan and mix with scrambled eggs
  4. Smear sour cream evenly on one side of tortilla
  5. Place scrambled eggs and tater tots on tortilla
  6. Place a slice of cheese on top of scrambled eggs and tater tots mix
  7. Microwave for 35 seconds to melt cheese
  8. Fold tortilla and, optionally, place on pan to heat each side for 30 seconds or place in a panini grill for 30 seconds

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Losing Weight By Counting Calories

No matter what you eat or how much you exercise, the formula for losing weight is very simple. Burn more calories per day than you consume.

Calorie Calculator

You can calculate how many calories you burn per day based on different types of activities.

https://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html

To be safe, you can calculate your basal metabolic rate (BMR) which is how many calories you burn doing absolutely nothing and just doing the bare minimum to live (breathe, etc).

For me, my BMR is 1818 calories / day.

Weight loss facts
  • You should not lose more than 2 lbs / week.
  • 1 pound (~0.45 kg) of fat = 3500 calories
  • To achieve a 2 lb weight loss per week, you’d need to lose 1000 calories per day.
Nutrition data

You can find nutrition facts for a wide variety of food at https://www.nutritionix.com

Example calorie calculation
  • Breakfast:
    • Banana Nut Crunch Cereal: 1 cup – 230 calories
    • 2% Reduced Fat Milk: 1 cup – 130 calories
      • Subtotal = 360 calories
  • Lunch: 
    • Something: 177 calories
  • Dinner:
    • Roasted tomatoes: 4 – 88 calories
    • Roasted creamer potatoes: 1 cup – 180 calories
    • Roasted broccoli: 1 spear – 13 calories
      • Subtotal = 281 calories

Total daily calorie consumption: 818
BMR: 1818
Net daily calorie gain/loss: 818-1818 = -1000 calories (-1/3 lb)

Additional Information

Galayet Bandora with Beef Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 2 medium size onions,finely sliced.
  • 4 Tablespoons of olive oil.
  • 1 serrano pepper, diced
  • 300gm beef meat (cubes or minced).
  • 3 cups of chopped tomatoes.
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely sliced.
  • Salt and black pepper to taste.
Directions:
  1. In a heavy skillet like cast iron add olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and cook them until soft.
  3. Add meat and stir using a wooden spoon tell it is almostly cooked.
  4. Add tomatoes, serrano pepper, and bell pepper let simmer until the tomato mixture begins to reduce,taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. cover the skillet, and cook on low heat tell completely cooked.
  5. Serve immediately with warm bread