Simple Recipes for the Busy Professionals

What’s For Dinner?

Whether you are cooking for a family, for two or for one… by the end of the day, figuring out a healthy, tasty dinner meal is a challenge!

Tonight’s Dinner is a “Sexy” Egg! Why do I call it a “Sexy Egg?” Because it sounds interesting and what guy can turn down anything with the word “sexy” in it?

Portions are based on a meal for two hungry adults; adjust accordingly for kids or more adults.

3 large eggs

1 tablespoon of milk (I usually just pour in a “dash” of milk or soymilk… your choice)

dash of salt and pepper

one tablespoon olive oil

one half chopped onion

8-10 medium size mushrooms

one half pepper

2/3 cup of spinach or broccoli

one half cup of peas (optional)

other options:

–          2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

–          slice of  smoked salmon or lox (cut into tiny pieces)


Beat the eggs well, add in the milk or soymilk; salt and pepper.

Heat a large frying pan with the tablespoon of oil. Sautee the onion, mushrooms and pepper in the oil. Once the veggies are soft, add in the remaining veggies. Now cover with the eggs. (If you decide  to include feta cheese, salmon or lox – make sure they are stirred into the egg batter.)

Place the pan into an oven that has been preheated to 375F. Bake for approximately 10 minutes. When the edges are lightly browned and the top is firm, dinner is ready!

I usually cut up pieces of pita bread, warm and serve with the “Sexy Egg”.

A plate of grapes and some cookies will finish this meal off.  Or try the very easy “cool” lemon ice recipe below.


A “Cool” Dessert – Lemon Ice Recipe*

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

2 cups lemon juice

Lemon slices

Fresh mint leaves, optional


In a large saucepan over low heat, cook and stir sugar and water until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice.

Pour into a freezer container. Freeze for 4 hours, stirring every 30 minutes, or until mixture becomes slushy. Garnish servings with lemon slice and mint if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

*From “Taste of Home”