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About: Chantel Arsenault

Chantel Arsenault

Chantel has been with Safest Choice for two years and manages social media, digital communications and is the editor of this blog. Previous professional experience includes marketing and public relations. Chantel received a BS in Public Relations from Ball State University in 2007. She enjoys cooking, travel, being outdoors, and trying new restaurants in Chicago.

Recent Posts by Chantel Arsenault

An Egg-cellent Addition to a Vegan Diet

Vegetarians come in many varieties. Some incorporate dairy and eggs into their diets. Ovo-vegetarians eat eggs but not dairy. Vegans, on the other hand, typically follow a plant-based diet that excludes all animal products. But egg-eating vegans? For some, eggs are an important addition to a stricter vegan diet. In fact, CNN recently reported that more and more vegans are eating eggs to help round out their diets with essential nutrients.

Eggs and nutrition

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, diets that do not include eggs, fish, or a whole lot of algae are typically low in needed omega-3 fatty acids. Vegetarian diets also have a lower availability of iron, and can sometimes lack vitamins D and B-12. Davidson’s Safest Choice® pasteurized eggs are a great source of each of these important

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Celebrate Tailgating Season with Tasty Egg Recipes

The air is getting crisp, leaves are starting to fall, and football season is upon us! Take your tailgating game up a notch this season with some of our tasty egg recipes—they’re sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Buffalo chicken meatballs

Want a new twist on classic buffalo wings? You won’t get a penalty flag for bringing these Buffalo chicken meatballs to your party. You can even pair them with our homemade ranch dressing.

Homemade ranch dressing

If you’re in charge of the veggie tray, ditch the store bought ranch and make our homemade ranch dressing—it takes less than 10 minutes!

Smoky deviled eggs

Be the MVP with these smoky deviled eggs! They’re bold,

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Egg Safety for National Food Safety Month

When Ben Franklin said, “an ounce a prevention is worth a pound of cure,” he may not have been thinking specifically about foodborne illness, but it still applies. Old Ben’s famous saying is especially relevant since it’s National Food Safety Month.

Salmonella is the #1 bacteria-related foodborne illness, and there are about 1.4 million cases in the U.S. each year, according to the CDC. And 4 out of every 5 cases of Salmonella enteritidis are caused by raw or undercooked eggs.

Egg pasteurization destroys bacteria and viruses, but the majority of eggs in your grocery store are not pasteurized. Remember 2010?  That year, 500 million fresh eggs were recalled due to Salmonella. Pasteurized eggs were the safest option then—and now.

Safe eggs for every recipe

Did you know that undercooked eggs in some favorite recipes—like sunny-side up or poached eggs—can cause

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Illustrated Recipe: Key Lime Pie

Bright, refreshing, and with just the right amount of tart, key lime pie is hard to resist. Enjoy this classic dessert any time with our simple recipe. Your family and friends will thank you!

More dessert recipes

Why stop with just key lime pie? Our recipe center features more than 100 dessert recipes—there’s something for every sweet tooth! Chocolate lover? Try our chocolate bourbon bundt cake recipe or chocolate tart with raspberries recipe. Obsessed with cupcakes? Our caffè mocha cupcakes with caramel buttercream frosting recipe is sure to hit the spot. Love all things ice cream? You’ll savor A Dozen Ways to Enjoy Ice Cream. Whatever your favorite, Davidson’s™ has a dessert recipe just for you—without the worry of Salmonella!

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DIY Homemade Paint

Did you know that you can make homemade paint with items you have in your kitchen? Best of all it’s nontoxic, edible, and completely kid-friendly! Our simple DIY homemade paint is the perfect craft to do with the little ones—and when you use Davidson’s™ eggs, it’s completely worry free.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Egg yolks (one for each color)
  • Multiple bottles of food coloring
  • Muffin tin or multiple small bowls
  • Paint brushes

Make your own DIY paint
  1. Separate egg yolk from egg white. Place yolk into cup of muffin tin.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of food coloring to egg yolk. Stir to combine.
  3. Repeat with as many colors as you
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