Vegetable/herb cheese omelette & omelette struggles | budget-proof challenge

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In my weakly meal planning I always leave the last day for dealing with vegetable leftovers. You can make them into delicious pasta dishes, this simple dinner oven dish or a great stir-fry dish… But today I’ll share with you a great way to turn them into an omelette with a twist.

I always have some eggs in my pantry as they are so versatile. Over the years I’ve levelled up my egg-game by turning them into great scrambled eggs, shakshuka in delicious tomato sauce, omelettes, oven baked eggs or cakes. (Wait, what? That’s not the same thing!) As I’m getting busy with school again I’ll be sure to share more of these dishes: simple and quick dinners are the best!

Omelet struggles

I’m busy tackling my anxiety and finding out what lies beneath the surface. (Doesn’t that sound scary…) One of the things my therapist is trying to make me see, is that I am constantly raising the bar. Enjoying the success of an achievement is almost immediately replaced by the feeling that it’s not good enough. GAHH! So tiring.

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Anyway, he knows about my blog and about the fact that I feel like I have to give everything. I have to be on Instagram all the time, have to have many visitors and most importantly: I have to cook impressive things. HELLO?! Where’s the fun in that! I’m having so much fun with this blog if I’m not focussed on achieving and on the deadlines I’ve set. Let it be that way! I’m achieving something way more important: happiness. Who cares about visitor amounts and likes.

Easier said then done. (Nice to meet you, I’m Vivian and I overthink everything) Two of the goals that I have now set for myself is that Wednesday I’m allowed to have a blog-free day and I can upload simple recipes too. Hence the egg dish I’m serving you guys today.

HOWEVER. I planned on making a simple dish, and it had to be quick (we were going to see live music after) and my mind was doing that thing again. I was thinking about ways to bake my own bread to go with the dish, I was thinking about separating the eggs and fluffing up the egg-whites (seriously) and I was thinking of rolling up or doing something funny with the omelette instead of it being, well, plain.

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Bad! Bad! Simple! It has to be simple! Surely it can’t be that hard. I mean hello, what’s wrong with a simple omelette. Baking my own bread, my goodness. Let it gooooo, let it gooooo! *cue music*

As you can see I managed to cook the eggs into this simple yet delicious dish. Am I overcomplicating now by making a whole blog post about it? I hope not. I want to share bits and pieces of my life, and this is a big part of it. I hope you guys aren’t disappointed by a “simple” dish haha. Let me tell you: it’s great. Just enjoy it. Don’t overthink 😉

Vegetable omelet with cream cheese topping

On to the actual recipe! Feel free to use any leftover vegetables you have: I made the egg a bit thinner with some milk and I added cheese because, well cheese…

Here you go!

Vegetable omelette with cream cheese
Serves 2
A simple, delicious and affordable dinner dish to get rid of all your leftover vegetables with a nice cream cheese topping.
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
7 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
7 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. Eggs, 4 large
  2. Milk, 80 ml
  3. Cream cheese, 4 spoonfuls (preferably with herbs)
  4. Grated cheese, 2 spoonfuls
  5. Mushrooms*, 70g
  6. Broccoli stalks*, 80g
  7. Italian herbs, 1 spoonful (freeze-dried)
  8. Salt and pepper
  9. Oil
Instructions
  1. Break the eggs in a bowl and whisk together with the milk, cheese and herbs.
  2. Chop the vegetables* into small pieces and toss this in a pan with oil for 4 minutes.
  3. Reduce to medium heat, add the egg mixture to the vegetables and cover the pan with a lid.
  4. Cook the egg until the top is dry, which will take somewhere between 5 and 8 minutes.
  5. Spread the herb cheese on top of the omelette and fold it in half.
  6. Serve with a slice of toast.
Notes
  1. *: use any leftover vegetables you have!
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That’s it for today guys! See you tomorrow 🙂 
Vivian

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10 Replies to “Vegetable/herb cheese omelette & omelette struggles | budget-proof challenge”

    1. Thank you Alice, I’m learning every day! Of course I still check my blog stats waaay to often. But I’m guessing that’s normal if you’re passionate about something right?
      So do I! Especially now that it’s almost Easter. Have a good weekend!

    1. I know, and quality can only come from passion! Why start a blog like this if you don’t really care about food, right 🙂

  1. I overthink everything too, especially when it’s concerning expectations I have about my blog. It can be overwhelming at times and makes me very stressed out and unhappy. I definitely need to try to have more fun with it and stop overthinking! We make omelets every weekend for breakfast so trying your recipe tomorrow. Yummy 🙂
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    1. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one, Karrie!
      Sometimes we seem to forget the fact that we are allowed to give ourselves a break. I can so relate! It’s supposed to be a hobby, not an obligation.
      But your blog is really nice, so don’t worry about it 🙂
      That’s good to hear! Let me know how it was, and have a great weekend <3

  2. I can relate to how you overthink and always want to achieve more. I always have to stop and remind myself every so often to stop, look around, and appreciate my progress. I used to see someone for my anxiety and hope that seeing a therapist helps you. This omelette looks fantastic and I am always looking for more ways to eat veggies for breakfast!

    1. That’s a good way of thinking Ashlyn, we overlook so much if we don’t take the time for it every once in a while! I’m glad you’re doing better now and I hope I will soon, too. Thank you for your kind comment!

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