Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chinese Omelet

It has been a long and chaotic day here at the world headquarters of One Hot Stove. We're getting some repairs done and the home is upside down for a few days. And poor Dale is having a bad day with his back legs giving him more trouble than usual. I've been struggling to help him stand up. Clearly, we have to find a vet soon and take him in- and this is a holiday week so almost everyone is on vacation...

So all I have today is a quick recipe idea. This one comes from my mother who is one for putting creative riffs on everyday meals. The last time she was visiting us, she made this "Chinese omelet". Basically all the vegetables that go into Indian Chinese food- carrots, cabbage, peppers, green onions, mushrooms- are sliced, sauteed and seasoned with soy sauce and lots of freshly ground black pepper and then stuffed into an omelet. You can make the omelet atop a tortilla or not.

This makes for a tasty and hearty breakfast or lunch that will keep you full for hours. Vegetables don't get attention at breakfast, I feel.

Good night and I'll see you tomorrow!

32 comments:

  1. Hey Nupur,
    Hope things settle down for you soon, hope Dale gets back on his feet again. I've enjoyed all your posts this month, they been a treat!
    Take care, happy holidays to you all.
    Shilpa.

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    1. Thanks Shilpa and wishing you the same!

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  2. Oh poor Dale!! I hope you can find someone to help him soon :-(
    Your mom's "chinese omelet" reminded me of a crispy rice omelet - uses left-over rice as the base (packed and crisped up in the pan) and then pour the eggs/veggies/soy sauce on top. The rice gets so nice and crispy at the bottom and the whole thing is just YUM!
    Priya

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    1. Thanks Priya. We found an excellent vet and he's feeling better.

      OMG your crispy rice omelet sounds too good! MUST TRY.

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  3. Hi Nupur, Ive enjoyed reading your blog for over 6 months now. Never commented but just want to say your blog is something I look fwd to reading! Sending good wishes your way! - Sonali

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    1. Oh Sonali that's a very kind thing to say!

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  4. So sorry to hear about Dale, he will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hats off to you for posting amidst all that is going on in your life. The Chinese Omlette sounds yum! I do use up leftover chopped raw veggies in omlette but never thought of adding soy sauce.

    - Priti

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    1. I forgot to add, wish you and your lovely family a very Happy Thanksgiving! My comments from IPad don't show up so Im wishing you today itself. I am thankful for many things in my life, one of them is you, your blog and your generous posts that always inspire me to do more. I love you for being so awesome! Hugs! :)

      - Priti

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    2. Thank you Priti for being so sweet and supportive always. Your presence on this blog is very much appreciated. Hugs!

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  5. Hello Nupur,

    Hope Dale feels better soon! Hard to see our four legged friends suffer :(


    Chinese omelet sounds delish..as I don't use eggs, must try on a tortilla or any other trick for making omeletes?

    Hope everything gets fixed on your home front, Nupur!!
    Happy Holidays!
    Sheels

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    1. Sheels- if you don't use eggs, try rolling the sauteed veggies in a besan cheela. Would be a fusion dish but quite delicious I'm sure! Happy Holidays to you too!

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  6. Oh poor Dale! Hope you find a good vet soon...

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    1. Kavs- we did! Whew- she is awesome and Dale is much better.

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  7. Oh Dale ... Sending Lotsa Cheer & Good Wishes your way ! Get Well Soon as You got to play with Baby Lila .... :)

    Hugs,
    Leena

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    1. Thanks Leena! Dale is much better and back to hanging out with his baby sis.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving, Nupur! Hope Dale feels better soon.

    Lakshmi

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    1. He's much better- thanks Lakshmi!

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  9. I hope Dale feels better soon. Happy Thanksgiving Nupur.

    Mamatha

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    1. Thanks Mamatha and very happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Hope Dale feels better soon!

    Just dropping a line to let you know that I've made Alana's Green bean casserole two years in a row after you first blogged about it. This will be year #3.

    Thanks for finding go to recipes for us :)

    -Anu

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    1. OMG Alanna will be so pleased to know that. She's all about food traditions. So glad I could mediate a tradition for you.

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  11. Nupur have been enjoying all your posts. I eagerly look forward to it every morning. You have made the month of November so exciting.
    Wishing You and Family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
    and also wishing dale all the good health.
    Love,
    Swapna

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    1. Thanks Swapna :) and these lovely comments have made November fun for me too.

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  12. Sorry to hear about Dale :( Hope he gets back on his feet soon, in time for an amazing Thanksgiving dinner. Have a good Thanksgiving!

    Love, Shoots :)

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    1. Hey Shoots! Dalu did see a vet the day after T'giving, got meds and is feeling better. Did you cook a Thanksgiving dinner there?

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  13. Loads of love and care to Dale ... Hope he gets well soon ..

    I love such Chinese omelet, infact loads of things that I prepare where I just sauté veggies with Chinese sauces and call it Chinese Paratha or Chinese Rolls etc ..

    (I think my earlier comment got published in mid way .. do delete it .. )

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    1. Yup= I'll happily eat any and all "Chinese" dishes :D Thanks for the sweet wishes!

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving, Nupur. Hope dear, dear Dale is doing better.

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    1. He is much better, Kamini. Thanks so much.

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  15. I comment very rarely but november has been a real treat since you were posting everday. i love your blog. i read your post on cast iron cooking again today since i am considering buying some cookware myself. but i am a bit worried as i m not the best at taking care of my possessions. you mentioned in that post a couple of times that you need patience and care to get the best of cast iron cookware. So what kind of care is needed and i guess patience is in getting it to a nonstick quality if i understood correctly. Can you do a mini post or something on how to care for cast iron?

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    1. I got the lodge tawa. I have made rotis and toasted sandwiches on it. It is great at maintaining temperature and i love how evenly it heats up. I did a little search and I found that soap should not be used on cast iron. just wash with warm water and a brush. brush with salt if something is stuck on it. Also wipe clean and rub with oil after washing it. not too difficult i think.
      thanks for writing about cast iron otherwise i wouldnt have known about it.

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    2. Nikita- I'm so glad you like the tawa so far and that you found good info on how to clean it too. No, it is not too difficult. But some people like to throw everything in the dishwasher and they find it too much work. I've found that it is worth it!

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