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Spinach & Mushroom Omelette Recipe with Turmeric by SeasonwithSpice.com

From talk shows to magazine articles to maybe even a mention from your doctor, turmeric has been transformed from an exotic, golden, Spice of Life in India, to a familiar ingredient found in kitchens throughout the US. 

The popularity of turmeric in the US stems from continued medical research on its active ingredient – curcumin – which could have the potential to prevent and treat various ailments and diseases, including cancer. 

While turmeric powder finds its way into more and more spice racks, that doesn’t necessarily translate into more turmeric in the diet. That’s because if you’re not eating at least a few meals of curry every week, you’re probably wondering how to use this yellow spice.

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To receive the benefits of curcumin, it’s important to have a regular intake of turmeric. And that’s easier than you might think. Every time you whip up a cheesy dish, stir in a half a teaspoon of turmeric. In addition to providing curcumin, the spice enhances the color and flavor of the dish.

You can also try mixing in turmeric into scrambled eggs, egg salad, and those big, weekend morning omelettes, like this Spinach & Mushoom Omelette with turmeric and ancho chili pepper.

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If you like your omelettes fluffy like I do in this recipe for Spinach & Mushroom Omelette, separate the eggs and whisk the egg whites thoroughly until light and airy. Then fold in the yolks, spices, milk, and cheese. 

Serve the omelette with a slice of whole-grain toast, a side of orange or grapefruit wedges, and a cup of hot coffee or black tea.
Spinach & Mushroom Omelete Recipe with Turmeric by SeasonWithSpice.com


Spinach & Mushroom Omelette by Season with Spice 
Makes 2 omelettes

Ingredients: 
4 eggs – separated
3 tbsp milk (almond milk works fine too)
1/2 tsp of Season with Spice's turmeric powder
1/2 tsp of Season with Spice's ancho chili pepper
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
Sunflower oil (or unsalted butter)

Filling:
5-6 crimini mushrooms (baby Bella mushrooms) – sliced thinly
A handful of baby spinach leaves
1 tsp balsamic vinegar

Method:
1. In a bowl, combine egg yolks, milk, turmeric, ancho chili pepper, cheese, and black pepper.
2. In another bowl, whisk egg whites until light and fluffy. Then fold into the egg yolk mixture.
3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add in a little bit of sunflower oil, and the mushrooms, and cook for a minute or until the mushrooms are almost tender. Add in balsamic vinegar and spinach, and cook just until the leaves begin to wilt. Remove from pan and set aside.
4. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel, and then reheat. Add in oil or butter, and then pour in the egg mixture. Cook over medium heat until the base is set and the top is almost cooked. Place the mushroom & spinach mixture on one side, fold the other side over to close, and cook slightly longer until done. Serve immediately.

13 comments:

BiteMyCake said...

what a wonderful breakfast this makes!

mjskit @ mjskitchen.com said...

What great ideas for getting more turmeric in the diet! It is highly recommended for people with autoimmune related arthritis like rheumatoid and scleroderma. A friend of mine has RA and has been able to stay off medications by taking a tablet of curcumin every day. I love the flavor of turmeric and, you're right - it's great with eggs! Just bought some baby bellas and a dozen free range eggs, so you just gave me my breakfast menu for tomorrow morning! Thanks!

Wok with Ray said...

I didn't know about turmeric's health benefits until now. Thank you, Reese! Now, I don't mind adding this powerful spice in my eggs. Looks like that omelet was made for me because that is how I like mind done - seared. You and Mark have a wonderful week! :)

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Season with Spice said...

Good to know that your friend has been able to stay off medications, MJ. Turmeric is truly a healing spice, isn't it? We love that its culinary use is also highly versatile too.

Season with Spice said...

The omelette was definitely made for you, Ray:)

Season with Spice said...

Yes, our weekend brunch.

Purabi Naha said...

Wow, what a wonderful omlette! Loved the turmeric powder in the recipe: this is a preferred way of making omlettes in India. Lovely click! http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.in/

justonecookbook said...

I'm excited to learn new way of making omelette. Ours is too simple. Usually just salt and pepper. I never thought of adding turmeric (just because I had no idea that would go well), for example. I jot down notes already and would love to try this!

Season with Spice said...

Thanks for sharing the Indian style omelettes, Purabi

mjskit @ mjskitchen.com said...

I made this for breakfast this weekend and it was delicious! I did substitute Swiss chard for the spinach because that's what I had. I loved the turmeric and spice!

Season with Spice said...

Thanks for trying it out, MJ! Swiss chard is definitely a great variation. I love its texture and nice crunch. The only thing is I am a bit lazy to chop the vegetables in the morning, unless I prepare it the night before:)

ebanreb said...

These look awesome! Thanks for sharing them.. champagne bellini

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