Egg Food Yong

Do you ever feel like you have a personal style of food that you gravitate to? Just like I’m drawn to certain colors, or clothes on a rack, I feel like there are recipes that I’m more likely to pick. And while it’s nice to have a good artillery of regulars that you can always fall back on, it’s also nice to break out of your “food box.”

That’s what I decided to do when I found this recipe on Cathy’s website Wives with Knives. I was never a big fan of Egg Foo Yong growing up, but I remember my mom always ordering it when we went out. It turns out that Egg Foo Yong is insanely delicious, especially when you make it the way Cathy does. Since I made this while doing the LiveFit trainer, I swapped half of the eggs for egg whites only, but it was still so tasty, and packed with protein. Definitely make the mushroom gravy too, it’s delicious on the Egg Foo Yong as well as the rice you should serve with it. 🙂

Check out the original recipe here, and don’t be afraid to try something new, you might discover a whole new world of food.

What I’m reading…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but to be honest, I haven’t read anything that was especially noteworthy in a while. However, I thought I’d tap into the world of HS literature and pick up To Kill A Mockingbird from the library. I know most people read this one as teenagers, but either I totally missed that one, or was way too mentally checked out to realize it (would not be surprised). Turns out, this just might make it to my top ten list alongside such favorites as The Help, Cutting For Stone, and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

I really don’t want to give anything away, but there is the most beautiful segment when Atticus is teaching his son Jem about doing the right thing, even when it’s difficult, by making him read to his mean old neighbor lady, who, unbeknownst to Jem, was dying of a morphine addiction withdrawal…

“…She had her own views about things, a lot different from mine, maybe…son, I told you that if you hadn’t lost your head I’d have made you go read to her. I wanted you to see something about her–I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew…”

SO touching. If you’ve never read this book, you MUST pick it up. And if you have, read it again 🙂