Oh hi! How are you all? I hope the summer is treating you well! Can you believe half a year is gone? I still have not forgotten the resolutions I made 6 months ago and I’m still working on one in particular. The one to simplify my life….to de-stress in other words.
Just hear me out
My blog is always a work in progress (just like I am lol) and you can say that the final piece I needed to work on to de-stress was this little blog of mine. The changes I’ve made are exactly what I needed to do in order to reach my potential….as a food blogger that is ;). So far I rebranded, cleaned up the look of my blog and a big decision I just made was to remove all ads from my sidebar. The compensation I was receiving from running them was not worth the cosmetic nuisance on my blog’s overall appearance. I just love the plain, classic and clean look of websites. Ads in my opinion are annoying little creatures that nobody pays attention to and wish they would disappear! At least to me they are. Initially when ad networks started approaching me I felt elated that they wanted to work with me. I fell into the trap that I must display ads in order to be or appear to be a successful blogger. These days I measure my success by how much fun I’m having in the kitchen, and with my camera, in order to produce worthy posts.
So I decided to get off the rat race.
I understand that some bloggers need the income that their ads provide and that is totally ok. I’m very blessed that I have a very successful career and don’t need the extra income so that pressure is off. I’m now worry free from “I have to post several times a week and I don’t have time for it!”, or “OMG, my visitors count has not grown in the past few weeks!”, or just having to deal with the ad network folks. Believe me, that was extra work and stress I did not need in my life!
Now I’m free to focus on food that inspires me – to eat and to photograph. I want to be a better food photographer as I love this hobby!!! That’s where my focus is going to be. Having said that, there are a few minor things I need to tweak on my blog, like a new photo of me, revamping my “about” page, and I also want to add a page about my photography equipment and set up. Like I said, always a work in progress but so far, I’m very happy where I am.
These Breakfast Quesadillas are made with eggs, ham, spinach, tomatoes and fresh cheese. Top them with Pico De Gallo Salsa and avocados for extra flavor. They’re called Breakfast Quesadillas but you can eat them at any time of day. So good!
Get my Pico De Gallo recipe here
- Olive oil for greasing
- 2 ham slices, cut into small squares.
- 4 eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped spinach
- 1/2 ripe small tomato, seeded and chopped
- 2 whole-wheat tortillas
- 1/2 cup shredded (or sliced very thin) fresh mozzarela cheese
- 4 Tablespoons nonfat Greek-style yogurt
- 1/2 small ripe avocado, sliced
- 1/4 cup pico de gallo (use Muy Delish’s recipe)
- In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add a splash of olive oil and cook the ham for about a minute.
- Add the eggs and scramble until starting to set, about 20 seconds. Add the spinach and tomato and cook, stirring, until the eggs are just cooked into moist, creamy but are not dry, about 1 minute more. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Warm another fry pan over medium heat. Place 1 tortilla in the hot pan and heat for 1 minute.
- Flip the tortilla over and sprinkle half of the cheese over the bottom half. Top the cheese with half of the egg mixture.
- Fold over the top of the tortilla to cover the filling. Continue cooking until the bottom begins to brown, about 1 minute.
- Flip and cook until lightly browned on the other side, about 1 minute more.
- Repeat to make a second quesadilla.
- Cut the quesadillas into wedges. Top each serving with a dollop of yogurt, some avocado slices and a spoonful of pico de gallo. Serve immediately. Serves 4.