If you’re into New England clam chowder, you’re really going to like this clam chowder omelette. I’m serious: it’s good! I have questioned it more than once (my memory isn’t so good), and each time I’m pleasantly surprised. I actually found my notes from the first time I made it: “this would be perfect with tomatoes and avocados”. No fancy extras on this on; simply nice and easy.
By the way, Clean Eats is giving away two variety packs of paleo snacks (enter to win at the bottom of the page). Kassandra from Cleat Eats send us one to try, and I’m not gonna lie, there was some great snacks in there! Take a look.
I’ve been turning into a vampire. No, I’m not drinking people’s blood or flying around or anything (though with my wingspan, maybe I should be…). My sleep-wake cycle is all messed up, and only getting worse. I go to bed late – maybe 1 or 2am if I’m only watching movies or hanging out, but I’ve been known to stay up til 5am if I’m working on the website. And I sleep in until 10 or 11, even noon.
I’ve tried going to bed earlier in the past (like 11:30 or midnight), but I keep finding that I get quite productive and focused around 10pm. I listened to a talk by Deepak Chopra about sleep a number of times. It’s a super terrific talk, full of great information (he talks about all kinds of things in it about health in general including ideas about food). One of the key things that I took away from that was that 10pm is the optimal sleep deadline. Before 10 is good, after 10 is not so good. 10 o’clock?! That’s so early! When am I supposed to get anything done??! How do people get anything done by going to bed so early??
Although… I just saw this article on Facebook (so it must be true…) stating that people who sleep late are smarter.
Actually, now that I think about it, 10 to about 11:30am used to be the time that I felt most productive and energized. And now it’s 10 to 11:30PM. I think Deepak had said something about the phases being in cycles like that… So if I flip the script here….
OK fine. I decided to do it. I started last night. I was in bed by 9:30! But I had a hard time falling asleep until around 11. But I woke up this morning at 5:30am. 5:30 AM!!! I was still tired, but I was wide awake and motivated to get a bunch of stuff done! Huh… maybe there’s something to this. But I’ll be honest: I find it actually pretty stressful to get to bed that early. As early as 5pm I’m thinking “Oh man, I’ve only got 4 more hours left!”. Keep in mind that I often don’t even start cooking dinner until after 9. I’m gonna try it out for a while and see how it goes. Wish me luck!
Oh, BTW, the New England Clam Chowder Omelette may not be your first choice for breakfast (it just has that lunch or dinner feel to it). But then again, if you’re getting up at 5am and don’t eat for a few hours, breakfast might actually feel like lunch anyway!
Clam Chowder Omelette (yup, I’m serious)
- Total Time: 12 minutes
- Yield: 1 omelette 1x
Clam Chowder Omelette? Yup, I’m serious. If you’re a fan of New England clam chowder, then you’ll love this omelette!
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup New England clam chowder
- 1/2 roma tomato (chopped)
- 1/2 avocado (cubed, salted and squirted with lime juice)
- 1 Tbsp oil of choice (ghee, coconut, olive, etc)
- Whisk eggs and a pinch of salt in a bowl (I just use a fork to whisk – because I I don’t like cleaning whisks!).
- Mix in clam chowder.
- In a non-stick pan, warm oil over medium heat.
- Pour whisked eggs into pan.
- Once formed, flip eggs (with a spatula, or try your hand at flipping in the pan – it’s all in the wrist).
- When golden (maybe a minute), remove from heat and plate.
- On one half of eggs add tomato and avocado, then fold other half over top.
- Eat. With a fork and knife if you have company. With your hands or without if you’re alone. Just get it in there.
*You know when you think you’ve done something soooo weird or creative that you assume you were the first? Turns out that this is not the only chowder omelette on Google…. Dangit.
- Prep Time: 7 min
- Cook Time: 5 min
- Method: stove-top
- Cuisine: Breakfast
I love being up early in the morning. Even after retiring from work, I continue to get up at 0500. When you were little, you used to be an early riser. That was your time to play quietly in your room on your own, creating all sorts of things. Good luck with the experiment. Hope you will feel more rested.
La Cuisine d'Helene says
We don’t go to bed until 11:30 pm or midnight. Like you I often write my blog post after 9 pm 🙂 I don’t think that I’m ready to go to bed at 9:30 pm. I like to stay up late and my family is the same. Even when my kids were young they would stay up late. It’s in our blood 🙂
For a while there I would get up at 5:30am to hit the gym before work, so that I would be freed up after work to… cook! But I didn’t go to bed early, I was just burning the candle at both ends. And like my mom commented, when I was a kid, I loved getting up early. I’d play, and make artwork, and watch TV (The Monkeys, AstroBoy, Hercules. …I kinda want to watch those, and pull out my Monkeys’ cd).
I’ll be honest: I’ve been failing at this challenge so far. But I haven’t given up. I’m gonna keep trying for a bit.
Oops… not Canadian. =/
Ahh, sorry to hear that Aaron. Why don’t you live here? Ok ok, do you know someone in Canada that you’d have it shipped to if you win?