Egg Roll Bowls Without the Roll! (Paleo, Whole30)
I woke up from a particularly unusual dream this morning. It wasn’t unusual in that it was crazy, wild, impossible… it was actually very possible. I was driving in my car on my morning commute, listening to a particular song. I was rushing, because I left my house late, and I came across a slow car in front of me. It was the Kia Soul that’s always in front of me in real life, on my morning commute (that I’ve noticed, because he has vanity plates, drives like cold molasses and I’m cursing him out, normally), and as he put-putted along the road, a giant deer jumped out in front of him. I thought to myself, “wow! had I been speeding like I normally would, I totally could’ve hit that deer.”
And then I woke up.
I have a wild imagination and have weird dreams just about every night, so I thought nothing of it. I thought nothing of how I forgot pretty much everything I needed upstairs, having to take my shoes off and run up 2 flights of stairs about 4 times and adding several minutes to my departure time. I momentarily forgot I had a dog, who needed to be let out and fed — which added even more time. I found myself rushing, throwing my things into my car, and speeding away, late. And there he was, Mr. Kia, tinkering away down the road about as fast as a sloth in an Arctic relay race (are you liking these visuals about the cold? it’s 8 degrees outside). As we’re doing about 30 in a 45, I consider passing him, because I am an asshole driver. Instead, I think better of it and stay put. Wouldn’t you know it that just then, a fairly large deer jumps across the road and is gone without a moment’s notice, several car-lengths ahead? I thought it was weird, until I remembered how my dream went almost exactly like what had happened.
One could think this is a coincidence — you can continue to think that, if you’d like. I took this as a tangible message to stop rushing through things, both literally and figuratively. The interesting thing about the universe is that you get what you give, always. If you’re into science and need proof for everything, Isaac Newton has a law that for every action taking place, there is an equal and opposite reaction. If this applies to matter that we can see, it surely shouldn’t stop there, should it?
Have you ever thought of a song, only to have it immediately come on the radio? How about thinking of an old friend who hasn’t called in years, only to have your phone ring with them on the other line? Have you ever had a “feeling” that something was going to happen, and shortly thereafter, you find yourself in the middle of that “something”? My friend, this is not just a Spidey-sense… you are manifesting what’s happening. This is very important to consider, because this can involve both positive and negative things in your life.
Let’s back it up for those that aren’t into the whole cosmic world unseen. Have you ever come across someone with a bad attitude that just can’t catch a break in life? What are they doing? Are they anti-social — pushing away help and resources when they need it? Are they always down on themselves, convinced nothing good will ever happen to them? As much as people don’t want to admit, their attitude and actions within themselves is the problem — everything starts internally with this low-vibration energy. Think about it — changing their inward thoughts about themselves and their world precipitates their external behavior. When they are kind to themselves, those around them start offering their help. The more encouragement they’re given, the more optimistic they become — and with optimism comes confidence, all of which is a significant lift in vibrational energy. Like begets like, and that’s something everyone knows. If you are putting out positive energy, you will get it back in some way, shape or form. This happens both ways.
I’ve just oversimplified this greatly, but it truly does not need to be more complicated. See for yourself — start channeling your thoughts on what you truly want or need in life as specifically as possible. Think about how it would feel to have exactly what you’re thinking of — where are you? What are you doing now that you have it? What does it feel like? What does your life look like now that you have what you have? Keep it positive, open and optimistic, and keep an eye out for messages in response to that. These messages may shift your priority, or even point you towards the realization that you don’t actually want what you think you do. All that matters is that you do what you can to live your best life 🙂
Onto food… in the spirit of using up what I had in the kitchen and trying not to indulge in some Chinese food for lunch, I decided to make my own twist of a pork roll (without the fried shell, of course!) Try it for yourself… it’s pretty yummy.
Egg Roll Bowls (Paleo, Whole30)
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
- 1 lb. of organic ground pork
- 1 large red cabbage, finely sliced
- ½ cup broccoli, roughly chopped
- 1 large yellow onion, sliced
- 1 cup julienned carrots (about 2-3 large carrots)
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 inch peeled ginger, grated
- 2 large cloves garlic, grated or diced
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos, plus more to taste
- In a large skillet over medium high heat, add your coconut oil.
- Add your onion, and sauté until translucent – about 5-6 minutes. Add ground pork, and break apart with your spatula. Sauté until it’s fully cooked, about 10-15 minutes, continuing to stir.
- Next, add the cabbage, broccoli and carrots and cook until tender, stirring often- another 10 minutes. You want it cooked but not super soggy – just a bit of crunch left!
- Meanwhile as it cooks, whisk together your ginger, garlic, coconut aminos and sesame oil in a small bowl, and set the sauce aside.
- Once your main ingredients are cooked, Add the sauce and stir thoroughly but gently.. you don’t want your sauce to muddy the veggies!
- Serve immediately with some hot sesame chili oil, or sriracha.