Salamander and Eggs


Found this salamandar and its eggs under a brick in my yard. We kept the salamander for about eight weeks and I let him go before I went to visit Tom in the UK. I love that my children enjoy little creatures like this, and help to take care of them. Salamanders like to eat ants. Every time we found ants, Leah would grab the salamander jar and put as many into it as possible, pushing them back in as they tried to scale the walls to escape. “No, you are Salamander food! Get back in there!”

Low-carb Japanese Curried Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms and Nori (Seaweed)


This is one of my favorite egg dishes, which I concocted while living in Northern Japan. I’m thankful for the International food aisle at our local grocery store, so I can still enjoy this while living in Pennsylvania!

Not only is this an amazing, easy, flavorful meal… it’s Atkins friendly :) By individually adding the ingredients into My Fitness Pal, I found this recipe has 312 calories, 21 grams of protein and 4 carbs.



Whisk together:

  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp of quality soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Japanese curry powder
  • 3 small sliced sautéed *mushrooms
  • Pour into a pan, and sauté like ordinary scrambled eggs. Do not overcook.

    Top with snips of nori.

    *Shiitake mushrooms make this dish taste more authentic, but any kind will do. Brown button mushrooms were used for the batch in the photo.