A couple of weeks ago, I saw a cookbook in a charity shop, it's bright colours catching my attention: Good Mood Food! I took a look at it, and it has a lot of good recipes using healthy ingredients that boost your level of happiness by stimulating parts of your body and your brain.
Originally this little dish was called Tantalizing Tuna, and I could swear I had a tin of tuna somewhere in the kitchen, buuuuut no! Instead, I opted for adding an extra egg to the dish and decided to call it Feliz Frittata, feliz meaning happy in Spanish and thus serving it's purpose, si?
Also, this means that my version is vegetarian! I used soy milk so it is also great for you if you are lactose intolerant. Use one egg and a 120g tin of tuna if you decide to make it with fish instead.
(Serves 2 people, 3 as a lunch)
70g red lentils ( I had these amazing fast-cook ones that were ready in zero point swish! In other words - hardly no time at all, about ten minutes or so)
3 Spring onions, finely chopped (or roughly chopped, I like a bit of a bite to it)
1 tbsp (extra virgin) olive oil
2 eggs (one if you decide to use a tin of tuna)
150ml milk (I used light soy)
1 medium carrot, either grated or cut into matchsticks
Flaked or ground almonds, enough to cover, about 30-50g
Salt, pepper and maybe a little bit of vegetable stock to taste
- Start by boiling up water and cook lentils as instructed until soft, set aside.
- In the meantime pre-heat the oven to 200ºC.
- Now, heat oil in a small frying pan and soften the Spring onions, if you cut the carrots into matchsticks, you can fry them with the Spring onions for the few minutes it takes.
- In a big mixing bowl, whisk the egg(s) with the milk and add a little salt, pepper and optionally some vegetable stock, I used about 1/2 teaspoon.
- Now, add the remaining ingredients - APART from the almonds) to the egg mixture and stir until fully combined. Transfer the mixture to a small ovenproof dish, or a silicone mould (I used one that is about 18cm in diameter), sprinkle over enough almonds to cover, and place in the oven for 30 minutes until cooked.
And it's ready to serve! You can even whip up a little side salad to serve alongside it if you have a little time to spare and it'll look fancy as any dish really! It's almost like a quiche, or a savoury cake. I don't know, I only know I was really happy to have leftovers for breakfast this morning!
I'll be looking forward to trying out more recipes from the Good Mood Food book, I'm going to have a wee look in it this evening methinks! I hope you have a lovely evening, any plans?
Good Mood Food (M. van Straten) p. 21