Mindful Living & Easy Soy Sauce Eggs

Good Morning Everyone!

A very happy Friday to you! I hope you all are doing well. There’s something that happens when you’re forced to slow down. For the past 2 weeks I’ve had to begin to live mindfully. At first, I admit that it was torture. I’m a busy bee who enjoys multi-tasking and planning far out in advance. But, since tackling my anxiety head on, I’ve had to learn a different way. A better way. A new rhythm to life that is more gentle, quiet, and forgiving. I rest when I need to rest. And I do small bursts of productivity when my body feels able to do so. I live in the moment, and push thoughts of the future far out of my mind. I admit that it isn’t easy, but the result has been astounding.

Every morning I begin my day with a cup of tea and two bananas. I love bananas. 🙂 I turn on meditation music and take a moment to breathe in the new day. That probably sounds cheesy but I make it a point to take a tiny bit of time to collect my thoughts and think about what I need to do. I feel more centered and calm.

Then I begin working out. For the longest time I thought that if I worked out with Mr. Noob Chef or got the whole family on board, that I would be more successful at incorporating exercise into my life. But if I’m being completely honest, I enjoy working out alone! That time where I’m panting, sweating, and listening to music is my “zone”. I don’t think about anything. It’s just me and my muscles burning and getting healthy together. I envision my body toned and fit. I think about how amazing it will feel to be completely free of this mental illness. I’m thankful to have a team of medical professionals to monitor my journey every step of the way. I’m thankful to live in a part of the world where I can get the help I need to face these issues. I’m thankful to take a pill once a day that allows me to feel calm, in control, and ready to tackle the day with everything I’ve got.

As creative, free-spirited, and wild as I am, it’s nice when life becomes more simple, quiet, and calm. So, too, is this soy sauce egg simple, easy, and delicious. There isn’t much “fluff” to this recipe. It’s a common street food in China, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. I suppose you could say that it’s elevating a simple hard-boiled egg, but I like to think of it as having those delicious, Asian flavors in a way that makes it easy for you to prepare and then step away from the kitchen to enjoy. Enjoy this delicious recipe everyone, have a wonderful weekend, and as always, keep on cooking! ❤

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Soy Sauce Eggs

Courtesy of: China Sichuan Food

Ingredients: 

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese Five Spice
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar (I used Shaoxing Wine instead)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha

Instructions: 

In a pot, simmer the water, soy sauce, Chinese Five Spice, rice vinegar, sugar and Sriracha together for 10 minutes. Then set aside to cool.

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In a separate pot, hard boil as many eggs as you’d like. (I used up 1 dozen). Simmer for 10 minutes. Drain and let cool.

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Peel your eggs.

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Then pour your marinating mixture into a refrigerator safe bowl and place the eggs into the mixture. Chill for 12-24 hours.

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When they are done they will look like this!

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Eat with your favorite meal and enjoy, you’ve earned it! ❤

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