Friday, August 26, 2011

Breakfast burritos

Breakfast: Breakfast burritos

Lunch: Kasha salad with caramelised red peppers, almonds and spinach

Dinner: Massaman curry with rice

Ah, the lowly burrito. It's breakfast, it's dinner, and shove pieces of fruit inside with some maple syrup and I'm sure it could be dessert too (note to self: must try this).

This is a favourite of mine on the weekends, as it takes all the ingredients of a perfect veggie breakfast and piles them into a wrap - and it's universally known that putting anything inside a wrap increases its awesomeness by 100%. There's no evidence for this, but it is scientific fact.

You'll need
(Feeds 2)
2-3 large eggs
1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
1 large handful spinach, torn
1 cup kidney beans
2 tbsp tomato puree + 1 tbsp for the wrap
2 tortilla wraps
a splash of milk
black pepper

Break the eggs into a bowl with a splash of milk and beat for a minute or so, then set aside
Heat the beans in a pan, and simmer for 5 minutes
Stir in the tomato puree and 2 tbsp paprika, and keep warmed
Heat a little oil in a pan and fry the mushrooms for 5 minutes, stirring often
While this is happening, heat a little oil in a frying pan - just enough oil to cover the bottom
When the pan is hot, pour in the eggs
Scramble the eggs however you like them - I like to allow them to cook in one place for 5-10 seconds at a time then move them gently around, creating something like waves of scrambled eggs
When the eggs are scrambled to your desired consistency, take them off the heat and season with pepper
Lay one tortilla wrap down on top of a piece of kitchen foil
Smear 1 tsp puree in the middle of the wrap
Put half the eggs on top of this
Lay half the mushrooms, beans and spinach on top
Use the foil to help you wrap this into a burrito
Do the same for the other tortilla then cut each in half and serve in the foil!

This is the perfect thing to make if some friends have crashed at your house after a raucous night out and everyone's feeling a little worse for wear in the morning.

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