Cooking lesson: Healthy Eggs and Pancakes

Here is a cooking lesson plan for making healthy eggs and pancakes for breakfast.

1) Demystifying eggs: the omelet, sunny up, over easy

2) Batch cooking grain-free pancakes

Techniques:

    1) Styles of omelets: a French Omelette vs all other styles (http://www.wisegeek.org/what-are-some-different-types-of-omelets.htm)

    2) Sunny-side up eggs, using two types of heat: dry (butter/oil) and wet (steam)

    3) Over-easy eggs, flipping without a spatula

    4) Making large batch of pancakes in the oven

Talking points:

    • Cooking methods for omelets and fried eggs

    • The do’s and don’ts of size and shape of veggies for omelets

    • Using the oven for pancakes, which are normally made on the stove-top

    • Using root veggies vs fruit in pancakes for sweetener, flavor, color and body

    • Using fruit flour vs nut flour (coconut flour, plantain flour, almond flour, cashew flour, acorn flour)
    http://www.shape.com/blogs/fit-foodies/new-gluten-free-flours-made-fruits-and-veggies

    • Batch cooking: the prep, the making, and the storing (freezing)

Types of omelets:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omelette

    French style: http://frenchfood.about.com/od/maindishes/r/basicomelet.htm

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/how-to/photos/how-to-make-the-perfect-omelet.html

    Spanish Omelet: http://www.mrbreakfast.com/superdisplay.asp?recipeid=8

    Greek Omelet: http://www.athenos.com/recipes/greek-omelet

    Denver Omelet: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/05/denver-omelet-recipe.html

    Southwest: http://www.angerburger.com/2011/05/southwest-omelette-recipe/

    Indian omelet: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aarti-sequeira/indian-omelet-recipe.html

    Egg white omelet w/egg yolk sauce: http://pacatrue.blogspot.com/2007/11/bacon-avocado-omelette-with-hollandaise.html

    and here’s another one: http://4-the-love-of-weekend-cooking.blogspot.com/2009/06/egg-white-bacon-omelette-with.html

    Japanese omelet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamagoyaki

Ingredients needed:

    • 2 dozen eggs

    • 2 bell peppers

    • 10 mushrooms

    • 3-4 scallions

    • 1 bunch broccoli

    • Ghee, olive oil

    • Fresh herbs

    • Dried herbs

    • 1.5 cups cooked white yam

    • Vanilla

    • Coconut flour

    • Baking powder

    • Cinnamon