Tag Archives: lunch

Simple Recipe #21: Bell Pepper And Onion Frittata

You know a recipe qualifies as simple when you can throw this together while still dressed in work clothes after a long day in the office.

My husband and I were both tired. We had dinner but nothing that I could bring for lunch.  So I quickly sautéd a sliced yellow onion and  sliced red bell peppers in a skillet (yellow onions first, let it sweat a bit, then add bell peppers, using extra virgin olive oil of course, salt and fajita seasoning to taste).  In the meantime, I cracked 4 eggs, added Cotija cheese and fresh black pepper, and whipped it until everything was mixed well.  When the onions and bell peppers were cooked, I added in the mixture and let it sit for a few minutes (until the bottom should be cooked).  While the top was still a bit runny, I put it in the oven on Broil to cook the top.

That was it! In about 30 minutes, I was done and had two slices of frittata for lunch (heated for 45 seconds in the microwave).

Simple Recipe # 18: Arugula with Tuna And Avocado Salad

Since many people resolve to eat healthier in the New Year, I thought I’d share this quick and healthy salad.   I don’t know the calorie count but tuna is a great source for protein while avocadoes and olive oil are “good” fats.  Plus, It’s a good option for lunch at work if you pack the salad dressing ingredients on the side.   I was told by a few transplants that avocado is a California thing?  It lends the dish a nice, creamy texture so I would urge you to try it even if you’re not a fan.   

Ingredients:

Arugula

Canned Tuna packed in olive oil (1)

Avocado (1)

Cherry Tomatoes

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Balsamic Vinegar

Salt

Recipe:

1 ) Wash the arugula and rinse the cherry tomatoes.  Slice the tomatoes in halves.  Put in a large salad bowl. 

2 ) Add in 1 can of tuna. Use the best that you can find.

3 ) Slice in avocado.

4 ) Add in extra virgin olive oil, salt, and a dash of balsamic vinegar.  Toss well.