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I Am Not A Chef

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM
The finished product: don't watch the look! (leave no egg behind), the proof is in the taste, and it was delicious!
Prepping station: came over-prepared. Some ingredients were used, and some were not. Remember: I am not a Chef, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared.
Sharing the spotlight with National's Brand Manager, Terrence Slater

My name is Krysta Anderson, and I am not a chef. Sounds like a confession, right? Well it is! I am 27 years old who just left the comfort of my parent's home to start a new life (so to speak).

After recently embarking on a weight loss journey, I have now been faced with the battle of maintaining that lifestyle despite my hectic schedule, and cooking is a big part of it.

I must admit, I never worried about food when I was home. My house had many rules, one of which was, the first who got home cooked. Guess who was always the last one to get home? So, food was always prepared, or bought. Since I am on team healthy, I find that it is best to make meals from home - you can control the ingredients going in.

Now that is where I am not a chef comes in. Each week, I will prepare a dish that is quick, convenient and healthy, whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner. So with National Baking Company as our title sponsor, we got right to work.

This week, I prepared from scratch a good old-fashioned chicken omelette, for breakfast. Let me tell you, it was a trip! Again, I must reiterate, I am not a chef, so I included a little of this and a splash of that.


Omelette won't flip


Leave it up to the omelette to refuse to flip properly! And of course, it wasn't until the very end that I realised I had forgotten the salt and black pepper - for the purpose of this exercise, I didn't include those ingredients for health reasons. But in the end, all the hard work paid off and I presented a delicious chicken omelette, served with National's Healthy Start Raisin, Oats and Cinnamon Bread. The bread provided a nice sweet balance (with the raisins) to the savoury eggs. Its definitely for the health conscious consumer as it is good for nutrition and digestion, and has no Trans fat. Of course I enjoyed the fruits of my labour.

See the recipe below and be sure to let me know how your omelette turned out.