Is it weird that I think about food when I am exercising? What do I need at the grocery, or whats/when is my next meal going to be, or am I working out hard enough to eat a snack or should I make cupcakes or brownies today? Something along those lines…
What do you think of when you are working out? I have never been to clear my mind of thought and just go…my mind is always spinning. I have been attending yoga classes lately and the hardest part for me is concentrating on my breath and just my breath. Letting all thoughts and concerns just float on by, paying them no attention. Resting the mind. Its harder than any warrior pose or downward facing dog….
So while I was at yoga last night, trying to clear my mind of thought, I thought of this here dish. Sigh. See the hard part about clearing your mind, is recognizing that you are concentrating on something other than your breath and then returning your thoughts to breathing. And once my mind got onto sausage, eggs, cheese, veggies…I had a true inner struggle …
It went something like this : (warning…you are about to get a glimpse into my inner most thoughts)
- I think I’ll have eggs for dinner…crap, breathe Mallory, breathe in breathe out, etc….
- Ooohhh…I could add some sausage and veggies. I have some sausage in the fridge… Oops…breathe in, breathe out, etc..
- GOAT CHEESE…I think its in the door of the fridge, that would be really good with eggs… MALLORY, for crying out loud…stop thinking and breathe. Goodness girl.
- I can stop at Giant Eagle and get some veggies…argh, crap…there goes my mind again, but hey my side plank looks better than hers…. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.
Please exit my mind on the left…
At least my thoughts were productive. I ended up with a great dinner and I promised myself to try better next week at clearing my mind. I like the challenge.
Sausage and veggies…
Stuff everything into a ramekin and top with an egg.
GOAT CHEESE…I kinda like goat cheese, more like adore or love. Yeah more like LOVE.
Savory, creamy goodness. I totally forgot to make toast…you should definitely eat this with toast. Don’t be like me.
Baked Breakfast Scramble
adapted from Anne Burrell
Servings : 1
1 Turkey Sausage Link (3-4 oz.) - casing removed
1 Cup Mushrooms – sliced
1/2 Bell Pepper – diced
1/2 Jalapeno – seeds removed, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp Olive Oil
1/8 tsp Crushed Red Pepper (optional)
Ramekin or oven proof bowl
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a medium skillet, over medium/high heat – begin to brown the turkey sausage in olive oil, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Once browned, add mushrooms, bell pepper, and jalapeno. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook until vegetables are tender and sausage is cooked through.
Transfer sausage mixture to ramekin and pressing the mixture into the bottom. Crack egg over the top. Sprinkle with goat cheese.
Bake in preheated oven until eggs whites are cooked, yolk is done to your liking, and cheese is lightly browned. About 8 to 12 minutes. ( I like throwing the broiler on during the last few minutes to get the cheese nice and browned)