Sunday, October 5, 2014

Eggroll in a Bowl

Sounds a little silly, doesn't it?  But this recipe is easy, tasty, quick, and potentially very versatile.

One of the issues everyone runs into is time and energy.  We're running late, it was a long day, blah blah blah, and now we don't want to cook dinner.  Usually when that happens you order a pizza, or Chinese, or something else that you don't really want to eat when you think about it. But it's easy, it's tasty, and you don't have to do anything but sit on the couch and wait for it to show up.

This is one of those recipes that can fight back.  It literally took me 10 mins to make, and when you might be craving Chinese, it's a pretty good substitute.


12 oz uncooked ground sausage (I used the light pork sausage from HEB)
1 bag unprepared cole slaw (cabbage and carrots)
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp chopped garlic
1 Tbsp minced ginger


Cook sausage in large skillet and drain fat.  Add cole slaw, garlic and ginger and cook until veggies start to become soft.  Add soy sauce and make sure it is fully incorporated.  Serve.

That's it!  

Here's why I think it could be so versatile too... you don't have to use pork sausage, try chicken, or turkey, or veggie sausage if you like.  I also think if you make it without meat, and add more veggies (like bean sprouts and mushrooms) it would make an awesome side, especially if your main dish is something with an Asian flare (or just great to serve something saucy over instead of rice!).

Tonight I'm attempting a shrimp and "grits" recipe (cauliflower can be used for anything!), so if it's not a total flop, expect to see it here soon.

I finished up week 2 of running today.  The original plan was to finish Friday or Saturday, but Friday I ended up busier than I expected, and yesterday I woke up feeling like crap (thank goodness for peppermint tea and Sakief, I rebounded like a pro).  The weather this morning was AMAZING and it felt really good to run outside.  This is the first run I've had where I just felt good all around, and I think I may have actually enjoyed myself *gasp*.  I feel more than ready for week 3 which significantly bumps up running time, and plan to kick myself out of bed early on Tuesday to get it done before my day starts (here's looking at you Sakief).

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