In honor of Deviled Egg Day, which is celebrated on Wednesday, November 2, here are some of our favorite deviled egg recipes. Click through to see the recipes!
Looking for some last-minute inspiration for your Halloween celebration this weekend or next Monday? We have compiled some of our favorite Halloween recipes for you.
We previously compiled a list of some great candy-free alternatives for Halloween with this round-up of healthy Halloween recipes.
If you’re looking for a festive addition to your lunch on Monday, we love cooking up some spooky spider eggs for a fun and easy snack.
Finally, if you’re looking for more of a treat, our recipe for mini pumpkin cheesecakes will certainly do the treat.
Happy Halloween-ing from everyone at NestFresh!
This October, we are once again proud sponsors of Non-GMO Month. We have participated in this important effort to raise awareness about GMOs and products that avoid them every year since we became the first Non-GMO Project Verified eggs.
Our friends at the Non-GMO Project organize the month’s festivities to help educate people about the risks GMOs pose to our health, our families, and our environment. Every October, Non-GMO Month provides brands, retailers and individuals a chance to stand up for our right to know what’s in our food, and to choose non-GMO.
As part of our participation, you will see us in stores and included in materials from the Non-GMO Project. You can look up participating retailers and check out the Non-GMO Month website for giveaways all month long. NestFresh will be hosting a giveaway throughout the month! We are giving away a $100 gift card to Whole Foods along with a NestFresh prize pack that includes coupons for free NestFresh Eggs and other egg-celent goodies. Enter now!
For Non-GMO Month and beyond, visit the Non-GMO Project website, LivingNonGMO.org. The Living Non-GMO website is a place for everyone who cares what’s in the food they eat and feed to their loved ones and is filled with inspiring blogs, latest news, tasty recipes and more.
Did you know there is an international day to celebrate the egg?
World Egg Day is celebrated on the second Friday of October every year! This year it falls on October 14 and this year is the 20th World Egg Day.
To help you celebrate, we are sharing our absolute favorite egg recipes from all around the world. Check out our round up of international egg recipes in our Pinterest Board dedicated to Eggs Around the World. You’ll find everything from shakshuka to huevos rancheros.
We hope you’ll whip up something new from another part of the world to celebrate World Egg Day!
Now that school has started and is in full swing, we are sharing this information from our friends at Colorado Egg Producers that will help you start the school day with a healthy, easy egg breakfast.
Whether your child is starting kindergarten or high school, all students need a healthy, hearty breakfast to start their day. Packed with protein, vitamins and nutrients, eggs are a healthy and delicious breakfast choice to keep your child energized and engaged until the last bell rings. Help your child crack open their textbooks by cracking open a few eggs each morning. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association is proud to offer easy, healthy and kid-friendly breakfast recipes to help you, and your child, get the school day started.
“The start of the school year can be a hectic time for Colorado families. But that doesn’t mean we should forget about nutrition,” said Derek Yancey, Colorado egg farmer and CEP member. “Eggs provide growing kids with important nutrients and vitamins to keep their brains and their bodies strong. Eggs are also one of the most versatile foods. Whether your family enjoys a sit-down breakfast or breakfast-on-the-go, eggs can easily fit into your morning routine. Eggs are also a great option for healthy snacks and meals in schools, according to new guidelines recently issued by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service under its Smart Snacks Rule.”
Think you have no time for an egg breakfast in the middle of a busy weekday morning? Think again. You can prepare an egg breakfast in a snap. CEP and the American Egg Board recommend trying these fast, easy recipes.
• 1 flour tortilla (6-inch)
• 1 egg
• 1 tbsp. shredded Mexican cheese blend
• 1 tbsp. salsa
Line a two-cup microwave-safe cereal bowl with a paper towel. Press a tortilla into bowl. Break an egg into center of tortilla. Beat the egg gently with a fork until blended, being careful not to tear tortilla. Microwave on high 30 seconds and stir. Microwave again until egg is almost set, 15 to 30 seconds longer. Remove the tortilla with paper towel liner from the bowl and transfer it to flat surface. Top the egg with cheese and salsa. Fold the bottom of tortilla over egg, then fold in sides. Note: Microwave ovens vary; therefore cooking times may need to be adjusted.
• 2 eggs
• 2 tablespoons milk
• 2 tablespoons shredded cheese
• Salt and pepper
Coat a 12-oz. microwave-safe coffee mug with cooking spray. Add eggs and milk then beat until blended. Microwave on high for 45 seconds then stir. Microwave again until eggs are almost set (30 to 45 seconds longer). Top with cheese and season with salt and pepper.
In addition to providing Colorado students with a delicious, healthy breakfast, CEP wants them to learn about our state’s agriculture. Administered by the Colorado Foundation for Agriculture, the Agriculture in the Classroom program provides Colorado educators with fun, free resources for their students, including activity books, posters and new interactive Colorado Readers that cover Colorado’s food system, agriculture, natural resources and nutrition. The online interactive format uses quizzing and other activities to reinforce learning. The Colorado Egg Reader is full of information about eggs and chickens. Students will learn about the parts of an egg, the different housing systems and the various types of eggs that are produced using these systems. The Colorado Egg Reader will also soon be available in Spanish as well. Educators can visit www.growingyourfuture.com to order materials.
Our commitment to sustainable, humane egg production on family farms doesn’t just make for happy hens, it also results in delicious eggs. From chefs to home cooks, people who care about the ingredients in their food choose NestFresh Eggs.
We are excited to share some recipes from chefs that love NestFresh. Check out the videos below for some great egg dishes.
Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon
Eggs in Purgatory
Red Peppers and Eggs on the Grill
Grilled Burgers with Fried Egg
After a good night’s sleep, the best thing you can do to jumpstart your metabolism is eat a healthy, protein-rich breakfast. But what happens when breakfast turns ho-hum?
Fuel up with nutrition and flavor for a day that’s nothing short of greatness. Check out 3 sneaky ways to amp up your morning protein intake.
#1 Egged Whole Grains
Make a whole grain-rich cup of oatmeal, toss a handful of golden raisins in and top it all with an egg over easy. An average of 6 grams of high-quality protein per NestFresh egg makes this all-in-one breakfast cup as satisfying as all get out.
#2 Nut’in But Butter
Not only do nut butters keep well in the pantry, but they also add a bit of decadence to every piece of toast. Spread a tablespoon of almond, cashew or sunflower seed butter on thick and dig in. We recommend having a few ready-made Mini Veggie Quiche Cups on hand.
#3 Unique Greek
Greek yogurt isn’t just for fruit and granola! Simply top your plate of pancakes with a thin layer of this protein boosting food or use it to replace the dairy in your favorite breakfast recipes. Roasted Beet and Tuscan Kale Quiche with Brie and Fontina Cheese or Whole Wheat Blueberry Coffee Cake, anyone?
We’ve crowned the winner of this year’s Egg-cellent Baking Contest and have heard from so many people that love the winning recipe, so we thought we’d reconnect with the home chef behind America’s favorite Curried Crab Quiche Lorraine.
Get Nancy H.’s tips and tricks, and your Curried Crab Quiche Lorraine might be just as fabulously flavorful as hers!
1. What was the inspiration behind your Curried Crab Quiche Lorraine?
My recipe for Curried Crab Quiche Lorraine is an adaptation of an old church recipe I tried long ago. But because I’m ingredient conscious, I made a few tweaks. I love cooking with curry, so I added it to the recipe and once I did, I knew that fresh lump crabmeat would take the flavor to the next level!
2. During what occasions do you typically serve Curried Crab Quiche Lorraine? How do you serve it? Is it accompanied by any particular side dishes or is it a stand-alone dish?
Curried Crab Quiche Lorraine is perfect for luncheons, special occasions like Mother’s Day brunch, potlucks and casual family celebrations. It’s hot in Las Vegas, which makes it a great summer dish. Serve with a light salad or fruit for simple meal that doesn’t require much oven time.
3. Do you have any baking tips for readers trying your Curried Crab Quiche Lorraine for the first time?
My recipe for Curried Crab Quiche Lorraine is great because it gives you the freedom to really make it your own. If you don’t particularly like Gruyere, for instance, I suggest using Swiss cheese.
Have fun adding fresh herbs and spices you love, but don’t skimp on the curry! The beauty of this dish is that it has been known to convert even the pickiest of eaters who may not yet know they love curry!
4. Why do you choose to use NestFresh?
I usually buy my eggs at my local Whole Foods, and when I pick up a carton of NestFresh eggs, I know that they’ll be fresh. I love that they’re cage free and organic. It’s important to me that I know where my food comes from.
5. What is the value of using quality ingredients, like NestFresh, in your recipes? Do they truly make a difference?
Speaking from a health perspective, ingredients most certainly do make a difference. When you know that you’re putting good in, you can ensure that you get good out. Especially with a crowd-pleaser like Curried Crab Quiche Lorraine, I want to make sure that I’m feeding my friends and family a dish that I trust. A great recipe starts with transparency and truly quality ingredients.
Now that you’ve got the inside scoop, give Nancy’s Curried Crab Quiche Lorraine a try. Trust us, there’s a reason it won this year’s Egg-cellent Baking Contest!
Our first Annual Egg-celent Baking Contest yielded some great recipes from home cooks all across the country. We loved seeing everyone’s favorite recipes that use NestFresh Eggs and we loved taste-testing them even more! Now that we have compiled all of our favorite submissions, we can’t keep them to ourselves.
In our ebook you will find both sweet and savory recipes that will please everyone. Some of our favorites are the gluten free pecan brownies and the pear clafouti. We hope you love making and tasting these recipes as much as we did and we hope you find some new uses for your favorite NestFresh Eggs!