Funny how we're ruled by our schedules. Selling caviar is a hyper-seasonal business. I work pretty steadily all year and do a lot of traveling, but during peak times, I tend to move around the least. I spend entire days sitting at my desk taking and making calls for fear of missing an order while on the subway. This time of year, it gets so intense I barely have time to get in a meal.
I keep a bottle of water at my desk and drink lots of tea - especially since it's been so cold here in NY - but taking time to prepare an actual meal and consume the entire thing is sometimes a difficult task.
To avoid unhealthy snacks, I have a few super-fast go-to deals that are filling and nutritious.
This one is loaded with nutrients courtesy of my friend kale and protein from eggs.
I've also created similar meals with the addition of canned beans or whatever leftovers I had in the fridge.
It is wonderfully warming right out of the microwave in the morning and, luckily, tastes great cold at the end of the day if I haven't gotten to it.
1 Small Bunch Kale, Washed, dried, chopped
4 Cherry Tomatoes, washed and cut in half or 1 Plum Tomato, diced
1/4 Onion, peeled and thinly sliced.
3 Crimini Mushrooms, wiped clean with a damp paper towel and sliced
1 clove Garlic, minced
2 Large Eggs
Splash Lemon Juice
Drizzle Vegetable Oil
Glug Milk or Milk-like substance of your choosing (optional)
Salt and Freshly-Ground Black Pepper
In a large bowl, toss together kale, tomatoes, onion, mushrooms
Add the garlic.
Drizzle with lemon juice and oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Massage vegetables into kale.
Cover bowl tightly and microwave for 3 minutes or until softened.
Remove cover, massage again and transfer to small serving bowl.
In a separate small bowl, beat the 2 eggs with a splash of milk (optional).
Pour over the kale mixture, cover, and microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes or until eggs are cooked.
Taste to adjust seasonings.
This is nice with a drizzle of balsamic glaze, greek yogurt, mustard, salsa, or soy sauce, depending on your mood.