Ladies and germs, I would like to congratulate you ALL on surviving finals…!
My finals schedule was a bit different than most of my friends; I started and ended finals early. Ending finals early has it’s perks – BUT that also means that you have less time to study…
I took my first the final the last Thursday of class, had two on Sunday, and took the “final” final – hah – the following Tuesday. After my Thursday exam, I had to prepare for my biochem and nutri sci cumulative exams that were held on Sunday. One could say that it was like sprinting a marathon.
Correction: it WAS sprinting a marathon.
I also prepared for studying like it was a marathon. Because I was sitting around all day, I did a yoga morning stretch in the AM before I hitting the books at the lib. Also, I brought water and a ton of snacks! When you run a marathon, you sweat so much that you MUST keep yourself hydrated; when you study all day and drink excessive amounts of caffeine, you MUST stay hydrated because as we all know, caffeine is dehydrating.
So I guess you could say that I ran a marathon? Maybe??
When I hit the finish line, I felt SO relieved and proud – I finished my junior year… and somehow I’m still in one piece…??
When I got back to my apartment after my last final on Tuesday, I first took off my *freshman* heavy backpack and dove into bed. I snacked on GG’s with yogurt, cinnamon, pb2, mashed banana, and stevia while watching Jane the Virgin on Netflix till the Netflix binge was complete. I must say, there is NO better way to cap a long semester than a long-ass Netflix marathon!!
Once my ( second ) marathon was complete and I felt charged up, I took over the kitchen. There just something therapeutic about creating recipes… Anyone else love preparing food as a form of stress relief?
In less than a week, it will be Mother’s Day and I was on a mission to find a way to contribute to Mother’s Day brunch.
Every year, my dad makes the most delish dish for Mother’s Day. He prepares an omelette made with 3 different boujee types of cheese, mushrooms, and a few other secret ingredients. He serves my mom the omelette in bed with a side of berries and coffee in a mug I painted for her in pre-k. I usually just sleep in and mooch off the leftovers. 😉
However, as I get older and begin #adulting, I am eager to help prep Mother’s Day brunch! After all, my mom has made SO many sacrifices for my brothers and I and she has kept us sane during finals season; the least I could do is help make her a breakfast in bed…!
So, I put on my thinking cap – eer whatever was left of it after finals – and got to WERK in the kale kitchen.
Egg shells were flying, avocados were whipped, and a Mother’s Day Egg Salad was born.
This isn’t your average egg salad – nothing is average on All Hails… This egg salad has NO MAYO and is only 7 ingredients.
OH – and it’s HEALTHY TOO!!
My tip for making a healthier and lighter egg salad is to replace the mayo with avocado. Avos not only have the creamy texture that can easily replace the mayo, but they also provide you some bang for your buck. Avocados are PACKED with potassium, heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, and they are loaded with fiber. You guys know that I LOVE high fiber foods.
If you are in need for a Mother’s Day egg salad recipe – look no further! This recipe is so simple that a child could make it. Hell, I could have made this recipe for my mom in pre-k instead of that mug!
My dad’s omelette may have some competition on the mom’s brunch tray… May the best egg win.
2 small avocados
6 hard boiled eggs
1 T lemon juice
1/4 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 cup red onion
1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
a splash of EVOO
Chop hard boiled eggs. Mix avocado, lemon juice, dijon mustard, red onion, Himalayan salt, and evoo in a large bowl. Mix in the chopped hard boiled eggs. Refrigerate covered to blend flavors.
Serve your avo egg salad on ezekiel english muffins, GG’s, or lettuce cups! I like to top my avo egg salad with red chili flake. The flakes are a fabulous garnish and the heat speeds up your metabolism. It’s a win-win!
What are your plans for Mother’s Day?!