This protein powerhouse aptly deserves its cocky nomenclature “The incredible, edible egg.” From its role as the president of breakfast to a team player in baked goods, the versatility of an egg is just endless. This post is dedicated to the awesomeness of eggs.
Sexy up your Breakfast
Add these to bulk up your breakfast. Saute in some grass-fed butter and you’re good to go.
- Shredded zucchini (good for kids who won’t eat vegetables. If you shave the skin, they’ll never know)
- Bell peppers
- Bacon, duh
- Sausage (Applegate chicken/apple is yum!)
Spices & Herbs
- Sea Salt
- Goat Cheese
- Most eggs are laid between 7 and 11 a.m. A hen requires about 24 to 26 hours to produce an egg. After the egg is laid, the hen starts all over again about 30 minutes later.
- Don’t leave eggs out. They’ll age more in one day at room temperature than they will in one week in the refrigerator.
- To tell if an egg is raw or hard-boiled, spin it. Because the liquids have set into a solid, a hard-boiled egg will easily spin. The moving liquids in a raw egg will cause it to wobble.
- You can’t cook an egg in its shell in the microwave. The steam builds up so rapidly that the egg can’t ‘exhale’ it fast enough and the egg may explode.
- You can dye all-natural eggs with natural things from the kitchen. You can use fruits, vegetables and their peels and juices, herbs and spices and even coffee to decorate your Easter eggs.
- If you have a garden, you can put eggshells in your compost. (I crush them and mix with used coffee grounds to sprinkle in my plants)
- You really can have egg on your face. As egg white tends to be drying, it has long been used as a facial. Egg yolks are used in shampoos and conditioners and, sometimes, soaps. Cholesterol, lecithin and some of the egg’s fatty acids are used in skin care products, such as revitalizers, make-up foundations and even lipstick.
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