I know a lot of health foodies who hard-boil eggs in bulk… Even the manliest of athletes can embrace this cooking habit. Is this a part of your Weekly Food Prep? It was never a routine of mine, but after trying a few small batches, I’m finding them really handy. I rely heavily on eggs for at-home lunches, and my new hard-boiled stash has allowed so much more variety beyond my usual scramble.
My new habit started out simply, bulking up salads and topping toast. But then… I was in deep. I got into some serious, next-level power-lunching. Meet muttai varuval. A warm, spice-rubbed, pan-fried boiled egg. For a weekend or work-from-home lunch, when you have time and access to heat up a pan, this is so beyond the cold egg salad.
My preferred accompaniment is sauteed kale, tossed with the remainder of the egg’s spice rub thinned out with apple cider vinegar and a drop of honey. Honey and vinegar are my kale secret weapons; I add these two ingredients just about every time I cook the leafy green superstar. It just takes a drop of each; not really enough to make it sweet or sour, but together they add so much depth of flavor.
I piled the spicy egg and mountain of greens over a bowl of leftover brown rice, which offered even more filling fiber and lasting energy. Both the kale and spices are full of antioxidant and cancer-fighting compounds. The egg is a perfect package of nutrition. Seriously, this food is POWERFUL. After eating this, I’m ready to conquer the world! Who’s with me!?