• One Recipe, Two Lunches


    My kids eat over a dozen hardboiled eggs a week. For lunch, snack, breakfast, second breakfast, you name it. We’re egg people. Today I’m sharing a simple way to make one simple recipe, like hard boiled eggs, work for both an adult and a child’s lunch. I also like hard boiled eggs, but I love soy sauce eggs. Have you heard of them? Here’s how to make them and how we put together our adult and child lunches in partnership with Pure Growth Organic snacks that both adults and kids love…


    Last year my sister Celeste drove out with her family for Easter. When she was unpacking her cooler from the car I noticed a ziplock bag of brown marinated eggs, which she insisted were the most delicious things ever (and great road trip food!). I’ve been loving them ever since! Soy sauce eggs, or shoyu tamago, are a staple in Japanese ramen. But you don’t need ramen to eat them – they’re delicious just on their own. Sweet and salty, you might never go back to regular hardboiled eggs.

    soy sauce eggs

    Soy sauce eggs are really easy to make:

    After we hard boil a batch of eggs, I set aside 3 or 4 of them for my own soy sauce eggs.

    I peel them and then add them into a large bowl with 1 1/2 cups of water, 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup mirin, and 1 T of sugar. Let them marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours (or in a cooler for a road trip like my sister did!). This is the simplest recipe, but you can get pretty fancy like adding garlic, ginger, and scallions to the marinate if you’d like.

    I eat them alone for a quick protein, or I make my sauteed bok choy and tofu with them.


    The boy choy and tofu is really simple too: sautee your greens (any greens really, spinach works great too) and cubed tofu with sesame oil until browned and the greens start to wilt. Then add a splash of soy sauce and finish it off with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Such an easy and delicious lunch, made even better with a soy sauce egg on the side. You can see this recipe we featured in a video right here.

    So here’s what my adult lunch looked like:



    Mostly adult, that is! I have to have something sweet after every meal, and Pure Growth Organic snacks are the perfect fix! Edie and I both love the chocolate animal crackers, but there are lots of other great options like white cheddar popcorn, breakfast bars, and veggie chips. I was impressed with how affordable they were, especially for organic snacks, and something both kids and adults love. You can find them on Amazon or at your local Walmart.


    For Edie’s lunch, we use regular hard boiled eggs and a few other simple favorites like edamame, watermelon and a ham rolled cheese stick. For a snack, Edie picked the Pure Growth Organic white cheddar popcorn (but to be honest, it was me that finished off the bag). Great snack size for lunches and on the go trips!



    Thanks to Pure Growth Organic for sponsoring this post. 


    1. Paige said… May 2, 2017 12:19 pm

      This looks so yummy! I really need to up my lunchtime game!


    2. jackie said… April 28, 2017 9:35 pm

      oh YUM soy sauce eggs look delicious! Always the best part of ramen

    3. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog said… April 28, 2017 5:53 am

      I love soy sauce eggs! Can’t get enough of them here in Asia. 🙂

      Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

      • Liz Stanley said… April 28, 2017 9:33 pm

        Aren’t they delicious??

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