We hear more and more how gluten can be detrimental to our health, so many folks have either cut back or eliminated the amount of gluten they consume on a daily basis. But did you know that folks with Celiac Disease need to completely eliminate gluten from their diet? For those who suffer from Celiac Disease removing gluten from their diet is essential, but, for those who don't have the disease, be careful, breads and pasta provide plenty of vitamins, minerals and fiber we require to maintain a well-balanced diet. May is Celiac Awareness month, and in honor of that, we have an easy Celiac Friendly recipe that is so delicious all your friends and family will enjoy it. [caption id="attachment_1840" align="aligncenter" width="300"] WI Cheese Oven Omelet[/caption]
8 eggs ¼ cup sliced or chopped mushrooms ½ cup sour cream 1¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese 6-8 pre-cooked sausage links 2 Tablespoons chopped onion [caption id="attachment_1842" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A sample of the fresh ingredients used for the Wisconsin Cheese Oven Omelet[/caption] Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray a 9” square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle the mushrooms and onion in the bottom of the dish. Beat eggs, sour cream, milk and one cup of cheese. Pour into baking dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes away clean. Variations and tips:
- Substitute chopped ham for the sausage and Swiss cheese for the cheddar cheese
- Have some folks who don’t like mushrooms? Instead of adding the mushrooms to the omelet, sauteé them in butter and serve on the side to those who enjoy them.
- This recipe is a wonderful basic baked omelet recipe, it’s fun to experiment with any combination of fresh veggies and breakfast meats you enjoy.
- This is an easy recipe to cut in half, just bake in a glass bread pan for two servings.
Serves 4-8 As you can see, it's not difficult to cook a Celiac Friendly recipe. Yet, the Innkeepers of the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association know it can be difficult for folks with dietary restrictions such as Celiac Disease to dine out. There is always the worry of how the food is really prepared, fearing a flare-up if even a small morsel of gluten is ingested, making travel more of a hassle than what it may be worth. We want to assure you many of our innkeepers are experienced in preparing Gluten Free breakfast dishes and it is our goal to provide you with a unique experience. This recipe is a wonderful example of how we can accommodate people with dietary restrictions without setting them apart from the rest of the group. If you are thinking about spending time at one of the WBBA member inns, don't hesitate to call the innkeeper and have a conversation about your dietary issues and to be sure the innkeeper is able to meet your dietary requirements. WBBA innkeepers are in the business because they love hospitality and they love taking care of their guests. As a reminder, all WBBA members are licensed, inspected and insured. So rest assured, you will get a good night's sleep when you stay at a WBBA B&B, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated the next morning. Are you ready to Seek the Unique? We hope to see you soon!