Hold the phone people.
Today I had the best scrambled eggs of. My. Life.
This is especially interesting considering the fact that I am kind of in an egg-adverse stage right now. Does anyone else go through those? I swear, I either love them and can eat them every meal or I can’t stand even thinking about the taste or texture.
So while I was cooking them, it was just about as appetizing as stirring around a big ol’ panful of dog food.
But them I tasted them. Zomgguys.
It’s funny – for years I’ve heard that there is a “right way” and “wrong way” to cook scrambled eggs. That they should be fluffy and moist and blah blah blah – all in one ear and out the other. And then I would just whip up a couple large suckers with some water and all my spices, dump them into a pan on high heat and have a bowl of chewy rubbery nonsense in 3 minutes flat.
Now that I know the secret, I’ll never go back.
And to top it off, I treated myself EVEN FURTHER by adding a little cheese to my eggs. First cheese in…hrm I don’t know how long. And it was sooo worth it.
Better Scrambled Eggs
- 2 Eggs
- Splash Water, Milk, or Heavy Cream
- Salt, Pepper, Spices
Step 1: Heat a bit of oil (I used 1 tsp of Coconut) in your pan on medium LOW heat. Yes, low. I have a stovetop that ranges from 1-10, and I put mine on a 3.
Step 2: Crack your eggs in the pan, as though you were making fried eggs. Add your splash of water or other liquid. Let it sit for about a minute undisturbed.
Step 3: Scramble your eggs a bit. I used a wire whisk, not a spatula.
Step 4: Every so often, whisk your eggs a bit. I know, this is getting really complicated. Do this until your eggs are evenly cooked, fluffy, and fabulous.
Step 5: AT THE VERY END OF COOKING, season your eggs. Gordon Ramsey insists that this is the way to go: if you salt and season your eggs at the beginning of cooking, the salt will break down the eggs and make them watery.
If you were to add cheese, you could do so now. I used a soft cheese called Quark and just stirred it into the warm eggs once they were plated (or…bowled).
Optional but highly recommended step: McIlhenney’s Mild Salsa all over that eggy, cheesy goodness. You won’t regret it.
Dinner was unconventional, I know. Just bear with me.
Upon Mum’s request, French Toast was prepared. High protein French Toast.
Yes, this had dairy in it too. And protein powder. But this ain’t anything I’m going to worried about tomorrow .
In trying to figure out what to top these babies with, I had a bit of a dilemma. Everything has so much sugar. Or fake sugar.
Yea, I was dying to dump that Sugar-Free (and highly processed) Maple Syrup all over these suckers. With some butter, too.
I didn’t have any fresh fruit or Real Maple Syrup (which would have been playing with fire…)
So I had a small amount of Xylitol Syrup (this picture is from a previous French Toast experience, where I used MUCH more).
I feel guilty. But should I?
As far as fitness goes, today HIIT was on the schedule. I got up and completed my rope-jumping right away but unfortunately have felt really miserable for the rest of the day. An almost immediate headache, nausea, dizziness, and generally crappy-all-over feeling. I took a 30 minute walk after jumping rope and unfortunately noticed the prickly itchiness on my thighs, stomach, back, and calves.
This makes me nervous that even a simple 8 minute HIIT session is enough to trigger my Anaphalaxia. Not cool . It might just be exaserbated by the crappy weather and seasonal allergies. Regardless, it’s a bummer. I don’t know how even short term cardio can make me feel this way, but I can go bang out a sweaty 45 minutes of lifting and it has no effect on me whatsoever. Random!
What else did I do today? Other than work:
I made Oopsie Rolls (for French Toast dinner)
I made Son of Grok’s Paleo BBQ Sauce (for ribs this weekend – sweet Lawdy it’s like liquid gold!)
I made Orange-Scented Body Butter.
I ate. A lot.
Well, not a lot. But a bit of dark chocolate and probably a couple of oz of Almonds.
And then I made this. Whoops
The caloric load of this “Paleo Cereal” was probably much more than I want to know. Yea, I didn’t count it – I’m being lazy/fearful.
But I was hungry! I’m not used to being hungry! My body is going through a HUGE shift right now – it’s becoming really clear to me that my body refuses to survive on so few calories when I’m working out so heavily. So a good calorically dense Paleo Cereal was what my body decided it wanted . Though I’m a little worried about how much it added to my day, I am slowly chilling out for a few reasons:
1) I was actually physically hungry. Duh.
2) It was all paleo approved foods (for anyone interested, it was about a TB of Raw Sunflower Seeds, a TB of Raw Pepitas, about 10 Blanched Almonds, 3 Frozen Strawberries, a small handful of Mixed Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, and Blackberries), and some Almond Milk with Cinnamon)
3) It quenched a desire for “real” cereal, which I’ve been musing about for a few weeks now.
So yayyy positives outweigh the negatives!
So I’m a bit confused/grumpy about all this calorie nonsense. Now I’m starting to think that some of my binging last week was also due to the fact that my body is just so hungry! I’m going to have to bump up my daily calorie aim and have some more protein. All I know is that it’s nearly 8:00, my brain is on a sugar buzz from just a couple of TB Xylitol Syrup and a bite or so of pineapple (went into my BBQ Sauce), and I’m stuffed to the max. I’m already feeling the bloating/swelling in my stomach, so I have a feeling I’m not going to be looking my best tomorrow, which bums me out because I was finally getting back to normal. As far as my “feeling guilty” comment I made earlier, I just might have to retract that statement. I guess I just can’t swing these non-meat-and-veggie meals .
So within this post I pretty much went over what I did and what I ate! Back to the traditional “Dailies” post tomorrow – I was very bad about tallying my cals today. Bad girl.