|Dill growing in an old tin drum in our herb garden.|
NutriNic says: "Instead of adding salt or fat when cooking, add flavour with herbs and spices. Many herbs contain antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Gram for gram, parsley has twice as much vitamin C as an orange. Remember though we usually eat smaller amounts of parsley compared to an orange. Incorporating plenty of fresh herbs in your cooking will help give your meals an added nutritional boost."
Now I successfully sneak herbs into the kids' meals often. Although, if I don't chop them finely enough, Littlest Monkey will often pick off the green bits.
Some herbs I'm yet to have any success with - coriander (which I do love but always manage to kill). And some like mint and sage and thyme are just always growing happily in my garden despite being neglected most of the time.
So this week I made a quick and simple recipe using herbs. I used chives and parsley because I've got lots of these growing at the moment and I think they go nicely with egg but other herbs could work just as well I think.
Herb & Goats Cheese Omelette
- 4 eggs
- oil for cooking
- chopped chives and parsley
- goats cheese
- salt & pepper
Beat eggs with a splash of milk in a bowl. Add the chives saving some for garnish. Heat oil in a frypan and add egg and chive mixture. Cook omelette on one side then turn. While the other side is cooking, crumble over goats cheese and the rest of chopped chives along with chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Tastes good accompanied with a tomato salad. My kids weren't too keen on the goats cheese I think next time I'll use cream cheese for them.