Kids in the Kitchen

This week we are celebrating Kids in the Kitchen Day, which is on September 13th. There are a lot of great ways to get kids involved in meal prep, cooking, and nutrition. And there are a lot of benefits, too! Cooking not only helps kids develop academic skills like math and reading, helping in the kitchen also develops life skills. Teaching kids a few recipes will help them feel confident in the kitchen and empower them to feed themselves.

Try some of our favorite kid-friendly recipes and use it as an opportunity to talk to your kids about making healthy choices, trying new foods, and learning new skills.

Microwave Coffee Cup Scramble
Sweet Potato Hash
Savory Breakfast Biscuits
Bell Pepper Crustless Quiche

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New Products, Same Values

We strive to be the leader in humane, sustainable eggs. Since starting as a 100% cage free egg company, we have always tried to produce a better alternative to regular eggs. Most recently, we launched some new products that continue our focus on happy hens and healthy humans.

We have released more options from pasture raised hens that have 108 square feet per bird of grass, fresh air and sunshine. This line of eggs includes Non-GMO, Organic, and Organic Soy Free varieties. We have partnered with our farmers to produce these new products because we know that animal welfare, sustainable agriculture, and healthy foods are important to you. They’re important to us as well. That’s why we continue to produce humane, sustainable eggs on family farms.

We hope you enjoy these new products and we hope that we can continue to lead the way in producing better alternatives to regular eggs.

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Lemon Amaretto Pound Cake Recipe Video

We are sharing a brand new video to give you a quick overview of how to make Lorraine’s Lemon Amaretto Pound Cake. Her recipe was the winner of our Second Annual Egg-celent Baking Contest and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. It’s our new favorite and we hope it becomes one of your favorites too.

Watch and then make this delicious treat for yourself with your favorite NestFresh Eggs.

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Back to School Success

Did you know that NestFresh has released a number of new products just in time to make the back to school season even easier on parents and kids?

We are really excited for parents and kids to try our new hard cooked eggs. These are our same delicious, nutritious eggs that are hard cooked, peeled, and ready-to-eat. The 2-packs come with salt and pepper, so they make the perfect addition to lunchboxes or a nutritious after school snack on the go. We also offer larger boxes to make meal prep even easier during the busy back to school season.

NestFresh Eggs are humane, sustainable eggs from family farms. They are free from hormones, antibiotics, and other harmful inputs so kids can enjoy the filling protein along with the countless vitamins and minerals that growing bodies need without any of the bad stuff.

Looking for some tips to make this school year a success? Always make sure kids have a filling, nutritious breakfast. Breakfast is so important to support learning and good behavior in school. To make mornings easier when school starts up, prepare breakfast the day before or even on Sunday night so you’re ready for the week. You can make a batch of egg muffins, breakfast burritos, or scrambled eggs that will last the week and get you out the door on time in those rushed mornings.

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Celebrating Local Agriculture

August is Colorado Proud Month, so we’re celebrating our Colorado roots. NestFresh was founded in Colorado by a family who wanted to produce an alternative to regular eggs. Since we got our start in Colorado, we want to share some facts about agriculture in this great state! Did you know that nearly half of the state’s 66 million acres are dedicated just to farms and ranches? The state’s agricultural sector contributes more than $40 billion to the state’s economy each year as well as more than 173,000 jobs.

With all of that agriculture in our state, there are a lot of locally produced foods that Colorado residents can choose. And there are a number of great reasons to choose local foods!

Locally grown food is full of flavor. When consuming local foods, you’re getting fresh products at their peak of ripeness versus being harvested early in order to be shipped and distributed to your local retail store. You’re also eating seasonally fresh food rather than food that needs to be grown in a different climate and shipped long distances.
Local food supports the local economy. The money that is spent with local farmers and growers stays close to home and is reinvested with businesses and services in your community.
Local food benefits the environment. By purchasing locally grown foods, you help maintain farmland and green, open space in the community. Choosing local food also limits the resources needed to transport food.
Local companies have a conscience. NestFresh strives to be the leader in sustainable, local, humane and natural eggs. We are committed to producing eggs that are cage free and we have increased our commitment to sustainability and humane treatment by introducing organic, free range, pasture raised and the first Non-GMO Project Verified Eggs. Like many other local business, we are also committed to giving back to our local community.

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And the Winner is…

Our Second Annual Egg-cellent Baking Contest was another hit! Once again, all of you talented chefs out there made choosing a winner one of the most difficult challenges we’ve faced all year.

We’re so proud to introduce you to this year’s winning home chef and her prize-worthy recipe. Let’s give Lorraine from Land O’ Lakes, Florida a hand for her Lemon Amaretto Pound Cake! This flavorful take on the pound cake you know and love is bound to be your new go-to. Sweet and zesty with a hint of Amaretto, we’re serving up Lorraine’s pound cake to anyone who’ll give it a taste!

Can’t wait to try the winning NestFresh-inspired recipe for yourself? We don’t blame you! Check it out here and let us know what you think. And stay tuned for a very special recipe video!

A note from Lorraine Fina Stevenski:

I have created many bundt cake recipes and love the way these beautiful cake pans present at the dessert table.

This simple recipe is my favorite with Amaretto and fresh lemon to enhance the buttery cake. Most pound cake recipes use the standard creaming method of beating the butter and sugar first and then adding the eggs and flour. I found the “paste” method works best with this recipe. First, the flour and butter are combined to a cookie dough consistency and then the wet ingredients are combined and added in thirds. This mixing method prevents the batter from separating and results in a finely textured and even cake crumb. Serve with freshly whipped cream and your choice of fresh berries for an extraordinary dessert.

Ingredients:

• Canola cooking spray
• Instant Flour

Batter:
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 cups sugar
• ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
• 1 cup unsalted butter, 2 sticks, slightly softened and cut into 16 pieces
• 5 large eggs, room temperature
• 1 tablespoon lemon zest
• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon pure almond extract

Syrup:
• 1/3 cup sugar
• ½ cup Amaretto
• 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Topping:
• 1 tablespoon lemon zest
• 1 tablespoon sugar

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the oven rack to the lower third of the oven. Lightly coat a 10-12 cup Bundt pan with non-stick spray. Take a pastry brush and brush the oil into the groves. Dust lightly with flour; tap lightly over the sink to remove any excess flour. Place the pan on a half sheet pan.
2. MAKE THE BATTER: In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the flour, sugar and salt. Add the pieces of butter on top. With the paddle attachment on medium-low speed, beat for 4-5 minutes or until the ingredients are well combined; the batter will look much like cookie dough.
3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the remaining wet batter ingredients. On medium speed, add 1/3 the ingredients and mix for two minutes; stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl. Add another 1/3 ingredients and mix for another two minutes; scrape the bowl again. Finally add the remaining 1/3 ingredients and mix just until smooth. Remove the bowl from the mixer and give the batter a final vigorous stir with a large spatula.
4. Scrape the batter evenly into the pan to 1″ from the top. Gently tap the filled cake pan on the counter a few times; this will remove any excess air bubbles in the batter. With a spatula, push the batter to the outside of the pan pushing slightly up the walls; this will help the cake rise up the sides of the pan giving greater detail to the beautiful characteristics of the pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Lower the oven to 325 degrees during the last 15 minutes of baking if the cake is getting too brown.
5. MAKE THE SYRUP: Make the syrup while the cake is baking. In a small saucepan on low heat, stir the sugar, Amaretto and lemon juice until the sugar melts and liquid is clear; about 5 minutes. Take off the heat to cool slightly.
6. TOP THE CAKE FOR SERVING: Cool the cake in the pan 15 minutes and then gently remove onto a serving platter; gently wiggle the cake back and forth to loosen. Brush the syrup over the cake. Let cool before serving and storage.
7. TO SERVE: Combine the lemon zest and sugar in a bowl. Just before serving sprinkle over the top of the cake.

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NestFresh Goes Texan

We are proud to announce that NestFresh is now part of the GO TEXAN program for our eggs produced at Texas family farms. GO TEXAN “celebrates and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit” within the Texas agriculture industry. The GO TEXAN Program is a comprehensive initiative from the Texas Department of Agriculture designed to promote the growth and prosperity of Texas-proud companies. With our inclusion, we promise to uphold the responsibilities that come with being a local brand and promote the sustainability of the Texas agricultural industry.

We work with farms throughout Texas to produce and supply farm fresh eggs in a sustainable system and each farm is specially chosen with animal welfare, stewardship of the land and local production as a priority. It’s important to us that we provide consumers everywhere with the very best eggs. As part of the GO TEXAN program, we can definitively say that we’re not only providing local shoppers with exceptionally sourced cage-free eggs but also supporting local egg farmers. Celebrating NestFresh in Texas is just one way we are able to commit to our promise of humane animal care, sustainable agriculture and family farming.

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NestFresh in the News

We have been working hard to get the word out about our humane, sustainable eggs lately. We have been talking to everyone who will listen about our new products, our amazing farms, and our favorite recipes. We’ve been in print, online, radio, and television media over the last few months and we wanted to share some of our favorite appearances with you.

Our line of hard cooked eggs was called innovative by C-Store Products. We are so proud to be able to bring the NestFresh values of humane animal care, family farming, and sustainable agriculture to the convenience arena, providing nutritious snacks to busy people.

We appeared on The Barn Radio network, which plays on a number of local Colorado radio stations, to talk about egg dishes that are a great fit for all of the celebrations in Spring and Summer.

Suzanne Huber, a nutritionist and chef, shared some great recipes that use our eggs on Fox Baltimore.

Where have you spotted our eggs lately? See our Where to Buy map to find them near you.

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All In One Sheet Pan Eggs

We are so excited to bring you a brand new recipe from Mr. Food Test Kitchen. This easy, filling recipe features our humane, sustainable eggs along with other delicious, nutritious ingredients like bacon and veggies.

Watch the video to see how to make a simple all-in-one dish on a sheet pan, then visit our friends at Easy Home Meals to get the full recipe.

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National Scrambled Eggs for Dinner Day

Earlier this week was Scrambled Eggs for Dinner Day and what a great way to get more eggs into your daily diet! With the protein and Vitamin D found in eggs, you can’t go wrong with scrambled eggs for dinner.

This recipe for Curried Scramble Eggs with Lamb is a filling meal with delicious flavors that makes for an easy weeknight dinner.

Servings: 4
Time to Prepare: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

• 2 tablespoon coconut oil
• 6 NestFresh Eggs
• Salt and pepper to taste
• ¼ cup coconut milk, divided
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• ½ lb ground lamb
• 1 teaspoon curry powder
• 3 tomatoes, diced
• 2 tablespoons tomato paste

Instructions:

1. Heat the coconut oil in a pan.
2. Crack the NestFresh Eggs into a bowl and whisk them with salt, pepper, and a dash of coconut milk.
3. Add the garlic to the hot pan and cook for about 1 minute.
4. Add the diced tomatoes to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes.
5. Add the ground lamb, eggs and curry powder.
6. Cook until the lamb is free of any pink and the eggs are set.
7. Add the tomato paste remaining coconut milk, stirring occasionally until the mixture is thickened.

What will you put in your scrambled eggs for dinner night?

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