Office Omelette


While I’m stalled on my post about last weekend (old friends, Formula 1, eating out) here’s what is happening.

My weight has taken a dive and stayed under 102kg for a few days now. This is looking like another consolidation point. I guess it is good to get to know your fluctuations and rhythms. I certainly have mine, judging from the fancy little graph Runkeeper shows me.

I haven’t sprinted for some time – a couple of weeks maybe. The last sprint session would have been in the pool – it was weird going through the (running) sprint motions but in (deep) water. Tricky to keep balance. The kids nearby were fascinated, needless to say.

Yesterday I brought some fresh eggs into the office – I’d been meaning to do this for a couple of weeks but had let myself get distracted by wondering what the ideal microwave container would be. In the end I grabbed my handy soup mug (pictured above – AA batteries for size comparison) and used that. I was amazed how well it turned out!

Office Omelette Recipe:

  1. Melt a teaspoon of butter in cup in microwave
  2. Swirl the melted butter around to grease the cup
  3. Crack two eggs into cup
  4. Add a splash (tablespoon?) or so of water
  5. Stir vigorously with a teaspoon
  6. Microwave for a minute on HIGH, stir, microwave another minute or so
  7. Stop when done, season and enjoy

I was blown away how the omelette rose into a beautiful puffy shape that didn’t stick to the cup at all.

P.S. Search for ‘Omelette in a mug’ for more recipes 🙂


  1. You can achieve the same effect on camp with a plastic, self-seal sandwich bag. No butter needed either. Add ingredients, boil in billy can over fire.

    • Thanks Stephen! I was wondering about using a self-seal bag and going for a poached effect, sounds delicious. That would also work in an office with a kettle for boiling water I suppose … float the egg bag in a mug?

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