Eggs

I Like Simple

I like eggs and you should too (am I preaching to the choir here?). Eggs are the biggest nutritional bargain on the planet if grown by free range, organic hens. That’s what you get from JVF. And eggs aren’t just for breakfast. We love egg salad whether spread between 2 slices of Stone Ground and grainy bread or plopped down on a bed of lettuce. What we are doing lately adds variety without adding complexity. Instead of the traditional mayo, we are adding different flavors of salad dressing. What you see above is a cucumber dressing in one, blue cheese in the other, and followed by Thousand Island. It’s a great add. The 1000 Island was sweet so I added some savory and spice. Minced red onion, celery and paprika.

But however you make your egg salad, you are choosing value, fabulous taste and nutrition to your meal.

The incredible egg. It’s what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Give thanks to the Happy Big Fat Hen. 

Recipe: Blue Deviled Eggs

The simple, inexpensive egg, coming in just below 50 cents each, must be the best Real Food buy on the planet. So I am always looking for new recipes and found this one for deviled eggs. I haven’t taste-tested it yet — I only have to look at the ingredients to know it will be good.

Blue Deviled Eggs

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs or 12 halves, hardboiled
  • 1/4th cup blue cheese
  • 2 T. Mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ t. minced parsley
  • 1/4th t. Tabasco
  • 1/4th t. celery salt
  • 1 celery stalk, diced    

Directions:

  1. Mix all but the egg white and celery together, then stuff and sprinkle celery on top. 

Notes: Check your mix first, then add 1/4th t. salt if not salty enough from the cheese. A few things I would add? A bit of minced red onion to add crunch and acid. Maybe a dash of mustard and a few bits of jalapeno for bite. Sweet relish? That might go too far. 

Now consider this: put 1 or 2 eggs with a good mixed salad for dinner. You get your protein and vegetables for an inexpensive and fulfilling dinner. Or chop up the whites with the rest of the ingredients, add to a whole grain bread for an egg salad sandwich. Has to be delicious. I’m going out for the ingredients now. Whoo hoo!