I mentioned yesterday how I was going for a blood test, I had this gluten sensitivity/coeliac disease blood test form from Sept 2012 when I was told to consume gluten for 10 days straight in order to be tested. I decided against it and later discovered that gluten can lurk about for up to 6 months or something so figured I could have a blood test now. Plus with all these negative remarks about a paleo diet (because I eat fat and I’m not afraid of it!) I figured it was time for me to personally bust a few myths like “you’re cholesterol will be high” and so on. I want to prove paleo is a diet that everyone should adopt. Mostly because of the health benefits but also because it is a part of our Deen, Islaam (See previous post and download the audio inshaaAllaah).
If you follow me on Facebook you’ll also see that I’m expecting a raw milk delivery tomorrow inshaaAllaah… so excited! I’ll post more about this in the coming days, that is, the benefits of raw milk and what has been mentioned about it in the Sunnah. Yes, dairy is not a paleo food, however I can see why – when we’re talking about supermarket dairy and similar! Raw milk on the other hand is full of goodness, I doubt anyone can deny it having done some research. So I’m going to revive this Sunnah and take care of myself properly inshaaAllaah.
So anyway, I was hungry last night after a very early and very light dinner. Fasting for this blood test did not help and after that I went food shopping. Hungry old me bought an array of fruit, veg and meat and then I was stumped about what to have for breakfast. I eventually decided on a beefy omelette type thing after reading the Barefoot Coconut’s Facebook post whilst I was sat in the waiting room of the blood test centre. I came up with a new concoction: a stuffed omelette calzone. Aptly named because it contains a stuffing, the outer bit is made using an omelette and the shape or concept of it resembles a calzone. You know, the semi-circle stuffed pizza thing.
I apologise in advance for my lack of measurements. As usual I eyeball everything and today’s mixture should make 3 small omelette-calzones or 2 normalish sized ones. It depends on the size of your frying pan – I use a smaller than normal one!
Minced beef (or other mince, finely dices meat, etc)
Half a small onion, chopped
Mixed herbs – dried or fresh, whatever you have handy really
Salt and pepper
Fresh garlic or it you’re rushed for time, garlic granules
Crushed red chilli flakes
Light spray of oil just so it doesn’t stick/burn
Spring onions, sliced (I used leeks, bit of the top and bottom)
Dried, crushed corriander seeds and cumin seeds
Crushed red chilli flakes – fresh green chillies finely chopped are best
Salt and pepper
Sliced Mushrooms (I forgot to add the latter two ingredients, oops)
Mince beef: pop it all into a saucepan, mix until cooked, shouldn;t take long as you’re not making a ton
Omelette, whish all ingredients in a small bowl. It’s not rocket science really. See images below and captions for further instructions.
Pour some of the omelette mix into a frying pan, make it kinda thin and make sure you have a good mix of everything in the omelette
As the omelette cooks through, add soem mince beef mix to one half. Leave a ‘border’ so when you fold the other half of the omelette over it seals the stuffing in. The omelette needs to be wet still otherwise it won’t stick and seal when you fold it.
The omelette should be sealed once you’ve folded it. If the stuffing’s spilling out you’ve probably added too much. Helps to turn the gas off at this stage if you’re a little slow with it.
Dish up and serve with tomatoes which you forgot to add to the omelette mix *blush*
Serve the omelette-calzone cut in half to better your presentation skills #yeahright