Monday, January 21, 2013

Healthy Ingredients

I'm on an omelet kick lately. The Whole Food Diet approves of eggs as long as they're from free-range chickens, who haven't been plumped up with antibiotics or hormones. Organic green peppers, tomatoes, and onion make this a yummy meal. The cholesterol supposedly is not a problem if you use organic, extra virgin coconut oil.

If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know I'm not a Domestic Diva. I've got to admit though, this way of eating has inspired me to watch cooking videos. I never knew an omelet could taste so good or be so healthy.

When I'm cooking up a story, quality ingredients are a must. Strong characters seasoned with all manner of quirks and interesting personalities add flavor to the dish. I taste the concoction (read) to see if it needs a bit more variety in word choice or a new subplot.

I love it when everything comes together, and I can present a delicious omelet to my family and a satisfying story to my readers.

Writers:  What "seasonings" do you like to add to your stories?

Readers:  Do you have a favorite breakfast recipe? We'd enjoy hearing about it.


Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Oh Susan, this post made me drool :) I just LOVE omelettes, anytime!
I am still learning to spice up my non-fiction writing with personal stories. So yeah, thanks for the reminder, we need good and tasty ingredients to make a great dish.

Jessica Nelson said...

I love eggs/omelets (though not in the morning!) Especially when there's lots of cheese. lol

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja - I'm with you on both the omelets and the non-fiction writing.

Hi Jess - I love omelets any time of day. Breakfast foods are my favorite.

Susan :)

Loree Huebner said...

I love omelets! We have a place not far from us that serves 4 egg omelets!

I try to always add a dash of real life characters, and sprinkles of love and devotion to my fiction.

Unknown said...

Love the comparisons here- from ingredients in omelets, to qualities in characters. Great post Susan! Have a blessed week!

DenaNetherton said...

Susan, I love eggs, too. But my special breakfast treat is my homemade waffles. I beat four egg whites (the yellows go right into the batter) and use half orange juice and half milk. They're wonderful. I just can't have them too often!

Karen Lange said...

Suddenly I am hungry...:) I like to add dialogue and description to my fiction writing. I am working on getting better at sensory details.

Good topic!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Loree - I usually make 2-egg omelets. It's just enough for me. Real life characters, love, and devotion make for a special reading experience.

Hi Maria - Thanks, Maria. Enjoy your week as well.

Hi Dena - Ooo, they sound yummy!

Hi Karen - While writing this post, I had to restrain myself from making an omelet!

Susan :)

Nancy said...

I don't cook breakfast, but I love to eat out in the morning. I love omelets. Congratulations on finding a recipe that you like.

Susan said...

Hi Susan.....Delish. Sounds absolutely delish.

I like to add lots of "spice" to writing and recipes. No blandness, no plain oatmeal. ha!

Take care and have a good Wednesday.

Oh, the most delicious thing for breakfast, but not frequently, is Creme Brulet French toast. I posted on it at one point. Will have to try to find when. Susan

Jeanette Levellie said...

I love omelettes, too, Susan! My favorite ingredient in them is mushrooms.

My favorite spice in writing is humor, and snappy dialog comes in second.

I love any kind of cheese for breakfast, and always fresh fruit. Occasionally I'll have a slice of bread or half a bagel. Did you know that a whole bagel is equivilent in calories to five slices of bread? YIKES!!!!