The Gluten Bigot: Paleo Sunday Brunch

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Paleo Sunday Brunch

As much fun as it is to go out for brunch, making it at home can be just as lovely. Of course cooking at home has the added benefit of you fully controlling your ingredients and caloric intake (ftw).

A big of a back story - I have never successfully made an omelet using a frying pan. I can make them in those microwave containers - but not properly.  However, coming in from the gym last weekend, my husband who typically makes brunch was in the shower and I was absolutely starving so I decided to give omelet making another go. I love conquering tasks I fail at - and this time the results were fantastic!

I cooked Trader Joe's Apple Smoke Bacon (uncured). It is mine and my husband's favorite store bought. In fact whenever I go to TJ's I buy an embarrassing amount. I cooked it in the oven at 375F for 10 minutes on each side.


I started off by preparing what I wanted in my omelet - avocado and onion. I also took the opportunity to slice up a cucumber. Then in a small mixing bowl I mixed four eggs (I was making two omelets) with a few tablespoons of unsweetened coconut milk, salt and pepper using my hand mixer. I mixed it really really well (get that air in there), while I preheated my two mall frying pans on the cooker over a low-medium heat. I then poured half the batter in one, half into the other. As they cooked I lifted the edges slightly and tilted the pan so the uncooked part could get to the bottom to cook. Once cooked, I added my filling in and folded in half and continued to cook for a few more minutes on each side.

For once my results were fantastic. I'm not a massive egg fan but I really enjoyed the omelet. It also met the husband stamp of approval as he ate all of his (my last attempt he had refused to eat). 

What's your favorite make at home brunch?

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