Thursday, May 3, 2012

Vegetarian Breakfast Scramble in Moab

Last summer we had a fabulous party to celebrate our wedding.  We were also fortunate enough to receive some awesome gifts.  We have always had a pretty good backpacking set up, but we usually made-do car camping in our ultra-light tent with a miniature stove.  This past weekend we headed to Moab, Utah for some desert sunshine and mountain biking.  We brought along our recently purchased REI garage sale tent ($24 and 6 feet tall), and the fancy Coleman stove and camping chairs we received as wedding gifts.  I had a camp food revelation: you can actually cook real meals on this stove!  Friday night we arrived at our campsite around 9:30, and I cooked some basic pasta with mushrooms, onions and garlic.  The next morning we woke up and made pancakes topped with strawberries and yogurt.  After a fun day of mountain biking, we had delicious Thai food in town on Saturday night.  Sunday morning we decided to cook the rest of the eggs we had brought for the pancakes, and made a lovely scramble to fuel another day on the bikes.  Pictures of our adventures below.
Camp Kitchen

Vegetarian Scramble

Serves 2

  • 1 tablespoon oil or butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, small dice
  • 1 green bell pepper, small dice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten with a fork
  • 1 teaspoon parsley or basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the oil or butter in the skillet over medium heat.  Add onions and saute stirring 1-2 minutes.  Reduce heat and allow to slowly caramelize for 10-15 minutes. 
  2. Add bell pepper and garlic and saute another 1-2 minutes until softened.
  3. Push vegetables over to one side increase heat back to medium.  Pour eggs into pan and do not stir for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Using a spatula, carefully begin incorporating the vegetables into the egg, making sure to fully remove the egg from the bottom of the pan.
  5. When eggs are soft set, sprinkle over the parsley and work into the mixture.  Cook 1 minute longer.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve alone or with toast.
For those of you who want to see pictures of our adventures, here you go:

1 comment:

  1. Yay photos! Moab=I want to go to there.

    Yummy breakfast. Let's go camping!