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Pasteurization Benefits for Eggs and Other Foods >

On 06.10.2016 by Molly Bray Yunek

Here at Davidson’s™ we are proud to offer safe, high-quality eggs to our customers. There are many factors that contribute to our superior quality including sourcing farm-fresh eggs from USDA-inspected farms and only using USDA-certified grade AA eggs—the highest grade available. Additionally, our patented pasteurization process eliminates the risk of Salmonella and other bacteria that lead to spoiling and foodborne illness. As a result, our eggs have been tested and approved by the American Culinary Federation for superior quality and flavor. What is pasteurization? While pasteurization is one of the things that make our eggs different, we are among many other items in the grocery store that also use heat treatment to improve quality. Originally developed in France as a way to preserve the taste Read More >

Mirza Ghassemi (Persian Eggs with Eggplant, Turmeric, and Tomatoes) >

On 05.19.2016 by Laura Basher

I spend a lot of time learning as much as I can about my Persian background. You see, my mother is Iranian and my father is American and I have lived most of my life in the U.S.  And since I married an Iranian, well, I have a lot to learn. Persian food and Persian culture, the real Persian culture without religion mixed in, is quite extraordinary and beautiful. Both include vibrant colors and robust flavors. We love our herbs and our dishes are not heavily spiced or spicy like other cultures. Everything melds together to create a very flavorful dish. Stews, basmati rice, and kabobs—we have quite a variety of meals to share with the world.  I enjoy discovering them, cooking them for my Read More >

Brown Sugar Bourbon Ice Cream Recipe >

On 05.17.2016 by Paula Jones

Happy Dance! It's time to break out the ice cream maker. 'Tis the season for homemade ice cream, after all. It's actually a fairly simple process, so there's no reason not to enjoy the freshest, creamiest ice cream around all spring and summer long—straight from your own kitchen. This brown sugar bourbon ice cream recipe is a version that will have you breaking out the ice cream maker over and over again. It tastes like boozy salted caramel. It is very important to allow the cooked base to cool down to room temperature before transferring it to the refrigerator to chill completely, prior to churning. The ice cream base can be made one day in advance. Besides serving it in a cup or cone, it's Read More >

Egg Recipes: Great Picks for Spring >

On 05.13.2016 by Chantel Arsenault

It’s spring. The selection of fresh produce is booming, temperatures are climbing, and many people are freshening up their menus. What better way to celebrate than with some fresh spring recipes? Here are some great recipe picks from the Davidson's™ recipe collection. Egg salad recipes Why not try an intriguing curry twist to your egg salad? This curried egg salad recipe is fresh and invigorating. Or try a healthy twist and sneak in extra vegetables. The healthy egg salad Florentine recipe includes spinach for extra vitamins, fiber, and flavor. Another great pairing is smoked salmon with egg salad. Try the egg salad and smoked salmon canapes recipe. It’s fast and easy! Spring-fresh snacks Try some fresh and healthy snacks this spring. The light Devonshire cream Read More >

Stay Fuller Longer with Eggs and Other Satiety-Boosting Foods >

On 04.20.2016 by Molly Bray Yunek

The primary purpose of food is to satisfy hunger, provide energy, and supply our bodies with essential nutrients. Although we also choose what we eat based on taste and personal preferences, it is important to have a strong foundation of satiety-boosting and nutrient packed foods in our daily diets. What is a satiety-boosting food? Satiety-boosting foods are ones that are rich in fiber, healthy fats, and protein. They are digested slower, thus keeping us fuller for longer. On the other hand, foods high in refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and sugar-sweetened beverages, offer very little satiety and often lead to overeating. To build your foundation of satiety-boosting foods, check out these super-filling options. Pulses, avocados, and nuts increase satiety Pulses—also known as beans—are a Read More >

Celebrating Eggs Benedict >

On 04.14.2016 by Chantel Arsenault

April 16 is National Eggs Benedict Day. And it’s one of our favorite holidays because it lets Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs prove their worth in the kitchen. What’s in Eggs Benedict? A classic Eggs Benedict recipe features simple ingredients: poached fresh eggs, Canadian bacon, toasted English muffins, and an authentic Hollandaise sauce. The four ingredients come together to create a luscious, satisfying meal. Feeling skittish about how to poach an egg—or how to make Hollandaise sauce? Poaching an egg takes just a few minutes. Here’s a video that shows you how to make poached eggs. Lots of variations exist, too. For example, you can use an egg poacher, which sets individual egg cups into a pan of simmering water. Variations on Eggs Benedict recipes There Read More >

Spinach and Ham Sweet Potato Hash >

On 03.24.2016 by Matt Ivan

With Easter being the big food holiday in March, you may find yourself with a plethora of leftover ham—if you’re like me, you will for sure. My friends, family, and I make it a point to enjoy epic, elaborate meals that somehow always provide more food than we need. Good thing we all love leftovers too! You look in the fridge and see a large container of leftover bone-in ham plus extra sweet potatoes you tried to fit into the pan, but somehow that five pound bag doesn’t always fit. Naturally you should make spinach and ham sweet potato hash. All you need is a few more ingredients, including Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs, for a hearty Easter themed brunch recipe. It’s ideal for feeding Read More >

DIY Confetti Eggs >

On 03.22.2016 by Jamie Sanders

Spring is my all-time favorite season. The weather is getting warmer and the grass, trees, and flowers are starting to become green and bloom. After weeks of cold, dreary winter weather, the sunny warm days and bright blue skies cheer me up and make me want to grab the kids to head outdoors! Another reason I like spring so much is for the Easter holiday celebrations! Decorating Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, overflowing Easter baskets, egg hunts, and big family get-togethers all bring back wonderful family memories. Every Easter, we always bring home a carton of Cascarones (confetti eggs) for the kids. The Eggs do make a mess, but everyone loves to smash the confetti filled eggs on dad's head and spread the confetti "love". I frequently Read More >

Dietary Cholesterol: the Good vs. the Myth >

On 02.24.2016 by Chantel Arsenault

For many years, dietary cholesterol has been getting a bad rap. Previously blamed as a main factor in increasing LDL (or “bad�?) cholesterol in the body, US Dietary Guidelines as recently as 2010 encouraged individuals to avoid foods high in cholesterol, such as egg yolks, butter, meats, etc. However, today, the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recognize that dietary cholesterol does not have the impact on blood cholesterol that was previously believed. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that aids in digestion, hormone production, and vitamin D production. Your body produces some cholesterol on its own, but it can also be found in foods originating from animals, e.g., meat, dairy, and eggs. With cholesterol, you aren’t what you eat As information about nutrition Read More >

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Recommend Pasteurized Eggs >

On 01.15.2016 by Sue Grossbauer, RD

How do you promote personal health and reduce your risk of chronic illnesses? One answer is to follow the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Guidelines present advice for nutrition, alcohol consumption, physical activity, and food safety—as defined by current science. Raw eggs? Use pasteurized eggs As for food safety, the updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend using pasteurized eggs for any recipe that calls for raw eggs, saying, “Always use pasteurized eggs or egg products when preparing foods that are made with raw eggs (e.g., eggnog, smoothies and other drinks, hollandaise sauce, ice cream, and uncooked cookie dough).�? Many people don’t know this, but most eggs in cartons are not pasteurized. Davidson’s Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs eliminate Read More >