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Paleo Basil Chicken and Egg Lettuce Wraps Recipe >

On 04.25.2016 by Nam Nguyen

I will be the first to admit when I create recipes, practices such as low-fat, sugar-free, low-carb, or even gluten-free are not the first instinctive methods I lean towards. That’s not to say I am against living a healthy lifestyle—in fact, that’s far from it. But I do recognize that a strict regimen, quite frankly, takes me a lot of time and planning. I have met a bunch of folks who are quite skilled at it and it becomes their second nature. But for me, I tend to strive towards a practice of balance so I can enjoy a little decadence from time to time. For example, if I have a bacon cheeseburger for dinner today, I will have a salad for lunch tomorrow. For Read More >

Chorizo and Potato Hash Eggs Benedict with Cilantro Hollandaise >

On 04.12.2016 by Laura Davidson

Four years ago, during my second week of professional culinary school, I made my very first eggs Benedict from scratch. I arrived to my classroom early and anxiously looked at the white board to see our menu for the day. The famous, sweat-inducing word appeared before me: Hollandaise sauce. Or, as my chef instructor preferred to call it, “the sauce that smells fear…”. Traditionally, Hollandaise sauce is served with eggs Benedict, a classic American breakfast consisting of toasted English muffin halves topped with Canadian ham or bacon, runny poached eggs, and Hollandaise sauce. Hollandaise sauce is made from raw egg yolks, butter, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and salt. For that reason alone, Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs are essential for this recipe. Not only are Read More >

Light & Healthy Baked Huevos Rancheros–A Healthy Breakfast! >

On 03.08.2016 by Chantel Arsenault

Looking to jumpstart healthy eating? Why not start your day with light and healthy baked huevos rancheros—MyPlate style? The USDA resource called MyPlate tells us that everything we eat matters. The secret to good healthy eating? “Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition,” advises the USDA. Eggs in the MyPlate resource The MyPlate resource shows us that fruits and vegetables should fill up half the plate. One-quarter of the plate should be protein, such as eggs. The other quarter of the plate should be grains, especially whole grains. The dairy food group sits on the side and can feature foods such as milk, soy milk, yogurt, or cheese. Take a look at how the light & healthy baked huevos rancheros recipe fits into MyPlate: Easy, delicious, Read More >

Eggs: A Crucial Ingredient for Gluten-Free Baking >

On 10.21.2015 by Chantel Arsenault

If you are among the one in five Americans aiming to eat gluten-free, perhaps you’ve dabbled in gluten-free baking. You may already know it can be challenging to replicate the texture and pleasure of traditional baked goods when you eliminate gluten from your baking recipes. The egg, a naturally gluten-free ingredient, can be a gluten-free lifesaver in your kitchen. Here’s why: gluten is a protein. In the words of the American Egg Board, gluten “entraps and holds air bubbles. A leavening agent causes the gluten network to expand; the heat causes the bubbles to rise, and then the structure sets, forming a combination of expansion, elasticity and rigidity.” Egg protein complements gluten-free flour Depending on the variety, gluten levels in traditional wheat flours vary from Read More >

On-The-Go Breakfast Shortcut Recipes >

On 08.12.2015 by Chantel Arsenault

With kids heading back-to-school soon, if not already, breakfast might be on-the-go in your house. Below we have shared three of our super quick breakfast shortcut recipes to help you feed your kids something nutritious before you all head out the door for your busy day. 1. Mini Banana Pancakes 2. Quick Banana Muffins 3. Minute Soufflés

Cheesecake Batter Parfaits >

On 07.30.2015 by Michael T. Roddey

Today is National Cheesecake Day, and I am pleased to announce the release of another SafeEggs TV video! The second release from the “Eggs Up!” series featuring yours truly will deliver an instructional video for Cheesecake Batter Parfaits utilizing Davidson’s Safest Choice pasteurized shell eggs. As I follow trends and explore new recipes to feature our pasteurized eggs, the utilization of batters is a timely topic. The movement to smaller desserts and at times duets or trios of desserts all play into the application of the Cheesecake Batter Parfaits. Regardless, if you are at home or in the restaurant, the ability to utilize it in various quantities and applications is a sure benefit. If you have ever been warned about eating raw cookie dough or Read More >

Eggs: Safe from Avian Flu? >

On 05.04.2015 by Chantel Arsenault

Do news reports about outbreaks of avian flu or “bird flu” have you wondering? Recent news of avian flu findings in North America began appearing in December, 2014.  According to Agri-Pulse (April 23, 2015), “The H5N2 strain of avian influenza was first confirmed in January in the Pacific Northwest and has since spread to the Midwest, and recently to Iowa, the nation’s top egg-producing state.” Avian flu was also confirmed to have spread to Nebraska. On May 14, Nebraska Governor, Pete Ricketts, declared a state of emergency due to the avian flu outbreak, joining Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa as states that have taken the same action so far. As many as 47 million birds have been affected by the virus, and egg prices continue to Read More >

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats >

On 02.02.2015 by Debbie Rayhab

From trans fat to saturated fat to polyunsaturated fats – it can be confusing to know which you should eat and which you should avoid. Own the Yolk One food people used to avoid for heart health is egg yolks. The tide has changed, as nutrition research is unscrambling the dietary cholesterol myth. The American Heart Association now recommends that an egg yolk can be part of a healthy eating plan every day. In fact, 43% of the protein in an egg comes from the yolk. So, too, do many other nutrients, like iron, choline, vitamin D, and healthful omega-3s. The American Heart Association announced in 2012 that egg yolks can help prevent stroke due to their vitamin D content. Get egg recipes now! Tips Read More >

Portobello Mushroom Egg Bakes >

On 01.08.2015 by Gina Matsoukas

My husband and I have two very different opinions on eggs. He’s a “scrambled or over hard” kinda guy and I’m a “if it ain’t runny, don’t even bother” kinda gal. I can’t even watch him make breakfast half the time because it pains me to see him cooking the eggs to death. He’s also a medium-well steak kinda guy, don’t even get me started on that… These mushroom bakes, however, can go either way. Want them runny (Safest Choice Eggs are perfect for this!) so that creamy yolk drips into the ricotta spinach mixture? You know I do! Follow the recipe as written. Want to deface the egg and practically eat it hardboiled? Don’t tell me you’re doing it, but just cook it a Read More >

Safest Choice Adds Retail Dietitian To Team >

On 10.15.2014 by Debbie Rayhab

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our newest team member and blogger. Introducing – Katie Clay, RD, LDN! We are excited for Katie to bring her wealth of nutrition knowledge, with a creative flair that stems from her passion for food, to our retail team at Safest Choice Eggs. Katie is a registered dietitian who has worked with many industry leaders. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Dietetics. Completing her internship at Geisinger Health System opened the door for Katie to use her talents in education that focused on wellness strategies. Having a background in menu writing and recipe analysis, Katie enjoys working on recipe development. This brings a fresh perspective to our team, and we Read More >