Here’s a good start of the day when I wake up at 5 am: a quick shower, espresso macchiato, and a warm breakfast that will cook by itself, because no matter how much I love cooking, when it’s that early I barely know my name 🙂
Ingredients (single serving)
- about 200 gr aubergine (2 small aubergines)
- a handful of spinach
- about 100 gr feta cheese
- one clove of garlic
- spices (oregano, basil, rosemary, salt)
- olive oil
I am very efficient with my time so I developed a way to avoid the cutting board. I will write about it soon, since it’s so helpful! Therefore, my eggplants are already cut into small cubes and come directly from the freezer. I put them in the pan together with olive oil and some water, salt, spices and the clove of garlic. I usually cut the garlic into 3-4 pieces that I easily find at the end and take them out. I only need a bit of flavour from it, in complements very well the fresh aroma of the spices. The temperature needs to be low-medium, on the electric stove I use level 4-5, and the lid is always on the pan. In the meantime, I enjoy my coffee and put makeup on 🙂 When returning in the kitchen and they are ready -in about 15 minutes-, I add the grated/crumbled feta cheese, stir, put the spinach on top, put the lid back on. I let the residual heat work on your breakfast for a couple of minutes on the cheese and spinach while I dress up.
I serve it with a tomato and a slice of wasa bread. If it’s too much, save what’s left for a good snack for later or a side dish for lunch (and with the above mentioned quantitites, it’s usually too much). And a good couple of hours after that, I won’t be hungry. I guess I am ingesting the right proportions of fats/proteins/carbs.
Tips and tricks:
- if your eggplants are fresh it will take less time.
- If you’re too hungry and you pacience is under sea level, you might as well set the temperature high and stir every couple of minutes. It speeds up the process.
- You can let the stove on if you want to cook the spinach. I like it raw, just slightly affected by the heat, as you can see in my pictures 🙂