Breakfast for dinner: spinach omelettes!

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Even before I went vegan, I didn’t eat eggs all that much.  They were more often a component of baked goods than something to cook up and eat on their own, and I was never a fan of omelettes.  Now that I am vegan, I find it kind of odd that the modern world thinks chicken ovulations are still useful and tasty, but I digress.

A while back, I picked up a copy of Quick & Easy Vegan Comfort Food.  It doesn’t get as much mileage as my other cookbooks because most of the recipes are what I think of as “transition foods”–stuff you’d cook to share with non-vegan friends and family, or go-to recipes for new vegans still craving old favorites.  But it does have some good recipes, including a faux tuna salad I make on occasion and, you guessed it, spinach omelettes!

omlette batter

Doesn’t look much like an omelette, does it?  The batter is a bit of a strange mixture of silken tofu and various spices, which then gets cooked up in an omelette shape and filled with baby spinach, peppers, and onions.

omlette pan

I found it kind of hard to keep them from becoming a huge mess instead of resembling omelettes, but that could have just been me since I never had a talent for keeping things neat even with regular eggs.  Either way, they turned out nicely!

omlette plate

I made some spelt breakfast biscuits from the same book to go along with them, and it was great.  There’s something about having breakfast for dinner that’s fun and comforting.  And I do get a kick out of veganising “regular” foods once and a while.

omlette salsa

Both the omelettes and the biscuits were surprisingly good with salsa, which is the only thing I don’t think I’d add if I was eating this for breakfast.  Then again, I do love salsa.  This was a black bean and corn variety that I grabbed at the store by accident a while back, but it turned out to be a pretty delicious mistake.  It’s been good on these, quesadillas, and pretty much everything else I normally put salsa on.

Question for the comments: What’s your favorite breakfast food to have for dinner?

About The Author

Sam has been a vegan since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of vegan food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a member of Toastmasters International and currently serves as part of the Capital View Toastmasters club. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read, play silly card games and knit socks.

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2 comments for “Breakfast for dinner: spinach omelettes!

  1. jerrilynn@fieldsburgess.com'
    07/19/2010 at 6:19 PM

    Honestly, since going vegan I haven’t had breakfast at night (an old favorite) So you’ve inspired me! Thanks!

    • serene_universe@yahoo.com'
      Sam
      07/19/2010 at 9:01 PM

      Yey! Glad to hear it. ^_^ Another favorite around here is tofu scramble and seasoned steamed potatoes. Makes an awesome dinner if you add a green veggie as a side.

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