I returned Tuesday night from a 5 day long Bachelorette party in San Diego. All I have to say is that what happened in San Diego shall stay in San Diego. We all already have a general idea of what Bachelorette parties entail, don’t we?
Anyways, after 5 days of too much junk food, eating out, and other exploits, I was ready to leave our ‘haunted’ AirBnB house and curl up at home in my own bed with some home cooked meals. Don’t you guys ever feel like that after an extended vacation away from home? No matter how relaxing or fun a vacation can be, nothing ever beats relaxing at home.
Mark picked me up from the airport Tuesday night after we figured out that he was at the wrong airport, and we returned home to my parents’ place for dinner. A comforting bowl of brown rice with boiled eggs and tofu was waiting for us when we arrived. It’s the Diep family’s infamous dish that gets cooked during large family gatherings, vacations spent in cabins in the winter snow, or after returning home from long vacations. This dish was just what I needed!
I also figured that since it’s nearly Easter, an egg dish would be appropriate for today’s post.
- 10 eggs
- 1 14 oz. container of organic firm tofu (diced)
- 6 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp black pepper (as much as you'd like)
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- Place the 10 eggs in pot of water and boil them for 15 minutes. Drain the pot, fill the pot with cold water, and let the eggs sit in it for several minutes.
- Peel the eggs and pat them dry with a paper towel.
- In a small pot, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat and then put the eggs in the pot. Fry the eggs by half covering the pot with a lid (place a paper towel beneath the lid to prevent condensation from dripping back into the pot). Once all sides of the eggs are browned, add the diced tofu, soy sauce, sugar, and pepper (add as much black pepper as you'd like). Turn down the heat to low and cover the pot for another 10 minutes, occasionally stirring it so that the tofu and eggs will be coated in sauce.
As I mentioned before, it’s an incredibly simplistic dish. Served alongside a plate of vegetables or vegetable soup, it’ll meet all of your nutritional and palate’s needs. Yet remember to eat only one egg a day. Don’t eat any more than that unless you want your cholesterol levels to rise.
Have a wonderful rest of your Thursday and stay happy and healthy y’all!