Friday, May 24, 2013

Water in Scrambled Eggs

Last post before the weekend! I might be able to have internet occasionally on my little weekend trip, as they do have WiFi in Lake Placid and a little bit out at the main lodge that caretakes for the lean-to we will be sleeping in. BUT, if the weather is awesome, I might not post at all because I will be too busy enjoying the hell out of the Adirondacks :D There is a chance of snow or rain, though, so I might be requiring some inside time.

I have two nice dinners scheduled this weekend out - one romantic one with Chris and one banquet-type meal in honor of becoming 46ers. I don't plan to overdo it at EITHER dinner, as I weighed in this morning at 126 and I am eager to come home lighter on Tuesday!

The rest of the weekend besides those dinners will be mostly hiking food - hard boiled eggs, lara bars, paleo bread with sunflower butter and the like. Nothing very tempting and I will only eat as much as I need to keep hiking!

So, onto the title of this post:

I was talking to a friend who was interested in going paleo and she asked how I prepared my eggs in the morning. I said I usually just fry them on a lightly oiled skillet or scramble them up, without milk to make them fluffy.

She said, "I know a better way!" and told me that a chef friend of hers had taught her to add a little bit of water to her eggs and whisk them up good and that's how they get that nice, fluffy texture.

I tried it with my eggs this week and it totally works!!! Lovely eggs for breakfast all week! :)

Growing up, we always used to add milk to our scrambled eggs (whole milk, bleeeech). It's nice to get the same kind of big, fluffy, pretty eggs with good old tap water. Just thought I'd share the tip in case someone else out there didn't know. It was a revelation to me!!

So, in parting, I will say: enjoy nature and your family/friends this holiday weekend!! Enjoy the food you eat (I know I will!) but don't overindulge (I will try VERY hard not to!). Stay active and let's get awesome.

Namaste <3


  1. Hope you have a great trip and it doesn't get too cold. What is a 46er?

    1. It is a title you get when you hike the 46 tallest mountains in New York (they are all in the High Peaks area of the Adirondacks)... we are pretty active in the group, even before we finished hiking the 46, doing trail work and such :)

      It's a HUGE accomplishment for me, when I was obese I used to dream of hiking and being deep in the woods but never could do it - now I've hiked some really rugged, isolated and TOUGH mountains!

  2. Have a wonderful weekend! I generally don't add anything to my eggs but I"m going to try this. THanks for the tip!

  3. I don't remember who suggested I add water to my scrambled eggs but I've been doing it that way for a while now. I like them that way much better than with milk! I also add a little broth to mushrooms when I sautee them -- beef broth is best -- and it really punches up the flavor and brings out all the mushroom nectar, particularly with baby bellas.

  4. Thanks for sharing! I always wondered how restuarants eggs were so fluffy? I thought maybe it was the amount of milk or maybe they were use that yucky fake egg stuff? Gunna try it this weekend. Have a good trip!

  5. Restaurants sometimes use pancake batter to get that fluff (IHOP does) I have heard the water thing but I have never truly seriously tried it with full whipping. I am lazy. LOL