|Scrambled Grains with Mushrooms|
I hint at our work lives on this blog from time to time, so long-time readers may recall that for years Ryan and I worked for the same company (and carpooled to work!). He changed jobs a few months ago and while I really miss being chauffeured to and from work each day, this job is a much better fit for him and it's exciting to see him doing something he loves so much. We're no longer coming and going at the same time and there are times that he has a later meeting and doesn't make it home for that crucial "mom's trying to get dinner on the table and Brecken needs to be occupied" period. As long as Brecken isn't hungry or tired this is no big deal, she's more than happy to sit at my feet and play (she prefers tupperware and spice bottles over actual toys, go figure). There are days, however, when she just wants to be held and because I'm a sucker for baby cuddles, especially after a long day at work, I'm more than happy to acquiesce.
Because I only have two arms, baby cuddling and making dinner is an impossible feat, which is why I'm forever grateful for my Ergo. For the record, this isn't a sponsored post or anything, I just really love my ergo. Depending on her mood (and how she napped that day!), Brecken either loves to burrow in and have some cozy quiet time or she's interested in every move I make, arms flailing trying to "help" me stir or saute or plate. Either way I'm happy for the time together, but I prefer simple meals without a ton of work because even with Brecken tucked away in the Ergo, cooking is automatically more complicated. This scrambled grains meal was on the menu on one such night and making it while wearing her was doable (meaning if you're doing this sans child, it's even easier!). This dish is very similar to one of my all-time favorites, Quinoa Fried Rice. I used mushrooms (pre-sliced, a lifesaver) and kale, but much like the Quinoa Fried Rice, you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand. You can also swap any grains for the quinoa. This is a great weeknight meal options--it's fast and healthy, and got the Brecken (and Ryan and Natalie!) stamp of approval!
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Scrambled Grains with Mushrooms
-1 lb mushrooms
-2 tbsp olive oil
-salt & pepper
-2 cups cooked grains (brown rice, quinoa, etc.)
-3 beaten eggs
-2 tbsp soy sauce
-1/2 cup chopped scalions
1. Rinse and trim mushrooms. Put oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring frequently, until brown (5-10 minutes).
2. Add cooked grains and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add eggs and stir until set. Drizzle with soy sauce and sprinkle with scallions before serving.
from Prevention Magazine