Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wishing You an Eggxhilarating 2009 from Eggology

2008 is almost over. Can you believe it? Wasn't it just yesterday that we were thinking up the idea of providing you with a safe-to-drink, organic, fresh egg white product that was conveniently packaged. No more cracking eggs and separating out the whites and the yolks. Just open up the fridge and there it is - in that smart clear container where you can see the purity of the product and know that the container is specially made to be sterilized. Oh wait a minute, that was back in 1993! Wow! How time flies.

As Eggology moves forward into our 16th year of business, we want to remind you of how much we've grown. Not only do we continue to supply five-star hotels, restaurants and countless grocery and specialty stores with our egg whites (now available to order online as well), we've also created products that are convenient, but never skimp on quality such as the On-The-Go egg white scrambles (approximately 96 seconds in your microwave, with no mess) and hard-boiled egg 2-paks (peeled, vacuum-packed and ready to eat complete with salt & pepper packets). Our egg whites are so delicious, naturally sweetened, that we've eggspanded to making products with our egg whites such as Simply Sensational (gourmet mini cakes and muffins), Cool Cravings (a higher protein ice cream), and even Norton's Naturals (tasty treats for our four-legged friends).

And for those athletic-enthusiasts out there, Eggology egg whites are the only ones that are safest to drink - Ronnie Coleman, 8 time winner of "Mr. Olympia" thinks they are fabulous. And so does Eva Mendes and Hillary Swank and Valerie Waters (Hollywood's Hottest Personal Trainer) and Dani Spies (Health & Food Coach and Fitness Trainer).

In addition to endorsements by such famous people, Eggology products have appeared in countless magazines (such as Muscle Mag, Allure, Fitness, Oxygen, Runners World, Cooking Light, Self, Women's Health, Running Magazine, Shape, Fit Cooking, Life&Style Weekly, Good Housekeeping and more) online websites and blogs (such as iatepie.net, foodcandy.com, buzztraker.com, slog.thestranger.com, USAtoday.com, bakingdelights.com and more). Visit our Press Page to see a complete list of what Eggology has been featured in!

Our biggest news item this year, we are proud to say, is that Eggology Becomes First Egg Products Brand Certified Humane Endorsed By The Humane Society Of The United States. This means that we not only care about getting you the best possible product, but we also care and adhere to the Humane Farm Animal Care Standards including a nutritious diet without antibiotics or hormones, among other things.

Lastly, we'd like you to know that our website isn't just for placing orders! We invite you to visit our website and our continuously eggspanding Recipe page, featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizer and holiday recipes made with egg whites as an ingredient.

As with many of you out there, one of my resolutions in 2009 is to live and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Eat egg whites for breakfast, or any time of day, and you are on your way! No cholesterol, no fat, no carbohydrates, simply lean, pure protein. It doesn't get better than that.


From all of us at Eggology, wishing all of you a happy, healthy, eggcellent 2009! Peace!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Diet Tips for New Years: Slim Down in Six Days

Ready to squeeze into that little black dress for your New Years Eve party? You have six days to do it - and it is possible!

I happened to catch a segment on NBC's Today Show this morning and with tips from Joy Bauer, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, it is possible to slim down and get yourself ready for a healthy 2009.

Joy Bauer provided some simple tips (see the video segment here) such as:
  1. Eat breakfast: this revs your metabolism and regulates what you are going to eat for the rest of the day. Her recommendation was an egg white omelet with veggies and half grapefruit - no more than 250 calories. Eggology egg whites are an excellent source of lean protein, no cholesterol, no fat!

  2. "Ditch the liquid losers": give up soda, fruit juice and sweetened coffee.

  3. "Skimp on starch": measure your cereal bowl (only one cup), eat an open-faced sandwich (cutting out one piece of bread can be significant), cut out other starchy foods such as bagels and pasta.

  4. "Cook yourself thin": make your own meals at home; people who regularly eat out consume 32% more calories; control your portions and save money. Find lots of healthy recipes using egg whites on Eggology's recipe page.

  5. Cut out treats: stop adding extra sugars into anything; the false taste of sweetener in your mouth makes it harder to combat sweet cravings.

  6. Snack smarter: one snack a day, between breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner; 150 calories or less; and remember not just to eat carbohydrates, but add in lean protein too.

  7. Walk it out: 60 minutes a day for 6 days you can burn up to 3,600 calories.

Have Eggology egg whites delivered right to your front door! Order online today.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Eggology Egg Whites: Blast from the Past and Forward into the Future

This holiday time of year prompts many to think of the past, of the present, and of the future. Googling the word "Eggology" today, I ran across an article that was titled Incredibly edible - trends - Eggology Liquid Egg Whites and was featured in Vegetarian Times, June 2003. The article goes on to describe how the author met the Chief Eggsecutive of Eggology who introduced her to Eggology and it's egg white product.

What I found interesting was that the title contained the word "trend". According to an online dictionary, a trend is defined as the general direction in which something tends to move or, more loosely, current style; vogue. Obviously I cannot speak for the author of the article however I can see how she may have assumed that egg whites would just be another trend ... a passing fancy, like the many different diets that find their way in and out of our society.

It's been five years since the article was written and we can tell you that Eggology egg whites are here to stay. The demand for egg whites, from athletes and body builders to professional chefs in five-star restaurants to moms and dads have kept Eggology alive and thriving. And for that, we thank all of you. And will continue to provide the best possible egg white product now and into the future.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gingerbread Houses and Eggology-A Perfect Relationship!

One of the things that I LOVE about the Holiday Season is a good Gingerbread House. I make one every year! One of the main concerns for those that plan on eating the house is raw egg whites in the royal icing that is used as the glue to hold everything together.

Eggology solves that problem! Because our egg whites are safe enough to eat raw, you can make your house and eat it too!

Gingerbread Houses are a great way to bring the family together in a fun, festive activity! Everyone can join in the fun!

After making gingerbread houses for the past 20 years...I think the best recipe can be found on Epicurious. Templates for houses are harder to come by, but who better to trust than home improvement and remodeling expert, Bob Vila, to provide sound construction advice! He has multiple templates and all make great houses!

Finally, you need the GLUE to put your house together!

Royal Icing Recipe

1/2 cup Eggology Egg Whites

7 to 7 1/2 cups powdered white sugar

Using electric mixer, beat egg whites in medium bowl until very foamy, about 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Beat until well blended. Add remaining cups sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating until well blended after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl occasionally.

Beat icing at high speed until very thick and stiff, about 5 minutes.

You will need to make 2 recipes of royal icing-one batch for gluing the house together and a second batch for decorating!

Happy baking, making and enjoying! Pictures are of my efforts of some Holiday Joy!

Happy Holidays from Eggology!






Monday, December 22, 2008

Let's Get Egg-ducated about Eggology Egg Whites!

Eggology egg whites have a simple, pure look. A beautiful snow white, fluffy piece of food that tastes delicious and is ever-so naturally sweet. Not to mention a lean source of protein, with no cholesterol or fat. When I think about egg whites, I think they are a great choice for any meal (I could eat an egg white omelet or scramble any time of day), and also prefer to bake with them instead of whole eggs, rendering my sweet creations just a little more savory and healthy.

Interested in egg-ducating myself about egg whites, I stumbled upon the wikipedia entry egg whites. In doing so, I discovered some impressive things about egg whites. More than just as a great food, did you know that these are some uses listed for egg whites:
  • In schools it is often used to teach pupils how to test for protein using Biuret reagent.
  • It is used to remove sediments from champagne and beer and to clarify broths.
  • It was used in the emulsion of traditional photographic paper.
  • It was used in medieval medicine to treat wounds and broken bones.
  • It can be used as a base for waterproof glues.
  • It can be combined with gasoline to make a gelled incendiary compound similar to napalm.

Impressed? Me too! You can order Eggology egg whites from the convenience of your home or find them at a store near you!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Eggology's Cool Cravings Ice Cream featured in KidsLA Magazine

Hip, fun, informative and cutting edge, KidsLA magazine, is a magazine for Los Angeles parents that seeks to enrich the lives of their readers with an emphasis on inspiring community service to strengthen family bonds. All great stuff!

In the summer issue, KidsLA featured some of their favorite ice creams! Eggology's ice cream line, Cool Cravings, got a mention. Here is what was said:

Eggology's 100% all-natural ice cream, which is free of artificial flavors or preservatives and features fresh egg whites instead of yolks for higher protein, has a lighter texture and a naturally sweet taste. The Cool Cravings line contains chunks of real fruit, almonds or coconut, and is made and packed by hand. Eggology ice cream flavors are Amorous Almond Praline, Bodacious Blueberry (kidsLA's favorite), Captivating Chocolate Banana, Mind Blowing Mint Chip and Pulsating Pineapple Coconut. $5 per pint, available at grocery, health food and specialty stores.

Use Eggology's Store Locator to find a store near you that carries Eggology products including egg whites and Cool Cravings ice cream.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Snow Capped Banana Layer Cake with Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting

BRRRRR. I just got back from a trip to Minnesota and it was cold, actually it was colder than cold! I arrive in southern California, and guess what? It's cold here too! And looking at this picture makes me even colder! But I thought it was a great scene for this holiday season.

And the egg white recipe of the day is also a great fit for the holiday season. Enjoy, with a cup of hot tea!

Snow Capped Banana Layer Cake with Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting
Servings: 18

WHAT YOU NEED (for cake):
cooking spray
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 oz Eggology fresh egg whites
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup ripe banana (about 2) mashed
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting (see recipe below cake recipe)
1 1/2 cups ripe banana (about 2) sliced

WHAT YOU NEED (for frosting):
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups confectioners' sugar

INSTRUCTIONS for cake
Preheat oven to 350º.

Coat bottoms of 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray (do not coat sides of pans); line bottoms with wax paper. Coat wax paper with cooking spray; dust with 1 tablespoon flour.

Beat sugar, shortening, and vanilla at medium speed of a mixer for 5 minutes. Add egg whites, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Lightly spoon 2 cups flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine 2 cups flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring well with a whisk. Combine the mashed banana and buttermilk. Add the flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Pour batter into prepared pans. Sharply tap pans once on counter to remove air bubbles. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pans. Remove wax paper. Cool completely on wire rack.Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with 1/2 cup Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting. Arrange banana slices over frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Chill 1 hour. Store cake loosely covered in refrigerator.

Instructions for frosting:
Beat cream cheese, butter, lemon juice, lemon rind, and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar in 2 additions. Beat until creamy. Add more icing sugar or juice as needed for easy spreading. Makes about 3 2/3 cups.

Visit Eggology's website for all sorts of healthy holiday recipes!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ladies Home Journal: Cooking Secret Revealed!

Vanessa Seder is a food editor for Ladies Home Journal. She shared her secret for perfectly separated egg whites on their website...any guess as to what she had to say?

You guessed it! To get perfect results for meringues, omelets and even chocolate mousse, Vanessa recommends Eggology Egg Whites!

With the holiday season approaching, there are sooo many yummy things to be made. Check back here for Holiday Recipes using Eggology Egg Whites!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Eggology Featured in GlobalChefs.com

Calling all chefs out there! We found a great resource. It's called GlobalChefs.com. It is a go-to website for all people interested in cooking, with sections such as "featured chefs", gourmet articles, cookbook reviews, environmental kitchen, recipes, even a "career center" and much more. What makes GlobalChefs.com the authority is that it is a culinary online magazine written by chefs! There is even a feature called "The Wine Guy" where you can read up on your favorite wines and beverages, learn about some new ones, figure out how to pair wine with what foods or ask the wine guy for a recommendation!

So were we ever surprised, and honored, when we they featured an Eggology recipe in their Recipe File! But, on second thought, chefs tend to like the finer things in life, and Eggology egg whites are the best - 100% pure, naturally sweetened and delicious!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Egg White Puns: Eggscruciating or Eggsilarating?

Being a Scrabble fan, I love words, and playing with them too! And being an Eggology egg white fan has upped my fascination with puns. It seems like anything beginning with "e-", easily becomes a target. For eggxample (see I just did it there), I often say that Eggology egg whites are eggcellent and eggciting! Every time I come up with a new word beginning with "egg-", I feel eggsilerated, and that's no yolk! Okay, okay, I'll stop!

The point of this article is that I recently discovered that I am not the only one who does this (audible sigh, of relief)! I recently came across a discussion thread about Eggology egg whites on T-Nation.com - a site for "Unapologetic Muscle-Building Elitists" - and the puns never stopped! So many quick-witted people, must be because of their big muscles - their brain muslces - from eating Eggology egg whites - the leanest source of pure protein! Ready for a big pun eggsperience?

Then read on:

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Eggserpt from T-Nation discussion thread title "Eggology Anyone?"

User Cron391: Anyone ever tried this stuff?
http://www.eggology.com/.../Home/index.cfm

User Krusier: Sounds EGGciting!

User romperschompers: This product is all it's cracked up to be!

User Badunk: Stop it with the lame yolks, guys.

User Vegg: I'm eggstatic that you posted this.

User Dirty Gerdy: Ronnie Coleman used it...its in one of the youtube videos. AH THATS HIS SECRET! I'll take 10!

User MeinHerzBrennt: If you click on products you can see a pic of him http://www.eggology.com/...ducts/index.cfm

User Kruiser: Can we get back to the EGGSquisite puns please. Don't cluck up this thread being serious!

User yorik: Will you please quit egging people on?

User romperschompers: These puns are eggscruciatingly funny!

User Cog: Cracking the one-liners makes the days go over-easy you yolksters.

User redgladiator: eggcellent
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That's it! Are you eggcited this blog piece is over (easy)! Okay, I'm really stopping now!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Best Broccoli Frittata

Food shopping these days is hard. Labels on everything claim "low fat" or "low sodium" or "fat free" or "no trans fat", but how do we know how good the product is for us overall? For instance, something may be "fat free" but may be full of chemical preservatives or sugar. Well I'm delighted to say that choosing good-for-you foods may become easier in the coming year. Yale University's Griffin Prevention Research Center developed the Overall Nutritional Quality Index which scores food from 1 to 100, based on nutrients, sugar, vitamins, and salt as well as impacts on blood pressure and other health concerns. Word on the street is that most stores plan to adopt the rankings in 2009. Among the foods that score a perfect 100 is broccoli. Broccoli, part of the cabbage family, is high in Vitamin C, soluble fiber and contains a lot of antioxidants with possible anti-cancer properties. How to incorporate more broccoli in your life? How about serving it at breakfast in a frittata! Eggology's Best Broccoli Frittata recipe follows:

Best Broccoli Frittata
Servings: 6

WHAT YOU NEED:
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 shallot, chopped
1 bunch (about 6 ounces) broccolini, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup chopped jarred roasted red pepper, drained
1 tablespoon water
1 1/4 cups Eggology egg whites
1/4 cup fat-free ricotta
2 tablespoons fat-free skim milk
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS
Heat oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped shallot and broccoli and cook, stirring frequently, 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in roasted red pepper and water. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook 2 minutes.

Whisk together Eggology egg whites, ricotta and milk. Stir in minced basil. Season lightly with salt and generously with pepper.

Spread broccolini mixture evenly in skillet. Pour egg white mixture over broccoli. Cover and cook 6 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with cheeses, cover and cook 2 minutes or until cheeses are melted. Cut into wedges.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Diet Tips from Diva on a Diet!

Often talking about the subjects of weight and dieting is a bit taboo - not many people want to reveal their stringent diet methods and even less want to reveal their weight! So when I stumbled upon this website, http://divaonadiet.com/, I was impressed. The author, a self-proclaimed "Atlanta Diva", is a 30-something woman who lets her diet and weight history all hang out. She is pursuing major weight loss - and we are not taking about 5 pounds for a party next weekend. In doing so, she is blogging about her challenges and goals, as well as providing healthy recipes, diet tips, food product reviews, diet plan reviews, nutritional information and more. It's all here! And fun to read too!

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Day in the Life of a Chicken...

We are animal lovers here at Eggology! As I was looking at the comments about Prop 2 and the humane treatment of chickens, I came across this video that perfectly demonstrates our reason for treating our chickens to huge outdoor areas where they can be, well, chickens! Dust baths, overhead cover from pesky preditors, NO cages...all equal happy, healthy chickens and yummy, healthy egg whites.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Champagne Cupcakes

Every day is a reason to celebrate. But tomorrow is extra special because it is my birthday! Bring on the cupcakes and champagne ... or whip up some First Class Champagne Cupcakes!

First Class Champagne Cupcakes

WHAT YOU NEED:

For the cupcakes:
2/3 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup champagne
3/4 cup Eggology egg whites, at room temperature

For the frosting:
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 tablespoons champagne
4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Insert liners into a medium cupcake pan.

In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.

In a separate medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture alternately with champagne.

In a large clean bowl, beat the Eggology egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold one-third of the egg whites into the batter until blended, then fold in the remaining Eggology egg whites until well blended.

Fill the cupcakes liners 3/4 full. Baker for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pan.

Once completely cooled, brush 1 tablespoon of champagne frosting onto the tops of the cupcakes.

Champagne Frosting:

In a large bowl beat the shortening and butter until combined. Add the champagne. Slowly add the confectioners sugar and beat until smooth.
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Eggology Egg Whites: An Eggcellent Breakfast Choice!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It's the meal that gets you going, providing you with energy for the rest of the day. Lots of people eat complex carbohydrates for breakfast, like cereals, bagels, toast. While those food are okay - some providing you with fiber, minerals and vitamins - a smarter choice is eggs. Why? Because eggs are packed with protein, which is important to replenish in your body after a good nights rest. And there is even better news for those who eat eggs for breakfast! Research has shown that those who eat eggs are inclined to a better weight loss strategy! According to MrBreakfast.com:
A study from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center showed that participants who ate two eggs for breakfast lost 65% more weight than participants in the same study who ate a bagel for breakfast, even though the bagel and the eggs contained an equal number of calories. The egg-eaters also lost 61% more body mass and felt more energetic than the participants who ate
bagels.

Wow! That is big news. Eggology suggests that you can have a healthy, lean protein meal by just eating egg whites! By eating egg whites, you will eliminate the cholesterol and fat that is found in a whole egg. So if you are striving for a weight loss goal, the best choice would be egg whites for breakfast: no fat and lots of protein!

For those of us who are busy, Eggology has fantastic On-The-Go microwavable egg whites. A perfect scramble with no oil and no pan. Easier than making toast!





Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Propostion 2 Passes in California! Eggology Practices Humane Treatment of Animals

Eggology is so proud that animal rights have prevailed in California. Proposition 2 was created by Californians for Humane Farms. They believe that it is cruel and inhumane to confine animals in cages so small that they can't turn around or stretch their limbs. Now that Prop 2 has passed, what can we expect? No more cruelty to animals. An improvement in our health and food safety. New opportunities for family farmers, less opportunity for factory farms. All positive results.


Eggology is proud to say that we were the first and still the only egg whites to be "certified humane" as we have made it a priority to promote animal welfare. Receiving the prestigious "Certified Humane" designation affirms that Eggology meets the Humane Farm Animal Care's stringent Animal Care Standard. What does this mean? This means that:
  • Hens live and move freely in large community open-air hen houses
  • No cages - hens have unlimited access to feed, water, and dirt for bathing
  • Hens are fed a 100% certified organic diet comprised mainly of organic corn, organic alfalfa, organic soy, organic salt & limestone
  • Hens that become injured for any reason receive immediate attention from an onsite poultry specialist to determine if the injury requires isolation for healing, or that the severity of injury will incur undo suffering in which case the hen is humanely euthanized
  • Hens who die are cremated on the ranch to prevent any potential for disease
  • Hens are not de-beaked

Remember happy chickens equal healthy eggs!

Eat Smart, Be Healthy: Thoughts from Eggology

"Your health is your wealth" my mother has said time and time again. Reading about home foreclosures and possibly an impending recession got me thinking about how true that statement really is. You have to be healthy to survive because it's hard to hold down a full time job if you are sick. Which reminds me of the old adage "you are what you eat". More and more evidence is surfacing to support that statement. And one way to ward off everyday colds, the flu, and even more serious illnesses is to eat healthy. Skip the fast foods. Concentrate on veggies, green tea, lean protein. Eggology egg whites are a great source of lean protein - they have nothing added, no cholesterol, no fat - in addition, they keep for months in your fridge in the sterilized container. In these times of economic downturn, make a wise investment - in your health. Choose good foods. And don't forget to put Eggology egg whites at the top of your list!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Huge Upset in Today's Election?


Basic Unknown is Gaining Popularity in the Polls-
find out more by clicking here!

As I turned on the news this morning to see how the voting is going, I was shocked to see that there is a new Presidential Candidate...and it's someone you might know!

Check back in tomorrow to see the outcome!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Eggs and The Election?

Everyone is probably telling you to get out and vote and we are no different, it is important to make that a priority tomorrow.

But, that is where we will take a different path! We want to tell you to EAT then VOTE!

As I sit here and plan out my day tomorrow, ensuring I allow time to get all the regular things in plus find time to get out to the elementary school (my polling location) and vote, I thought it was best to make a game plan. I made sure to stock up the fridge with my favorite speedy breakfast!

I'm sure my morning will go something like this: wake up to my son yelling for me to come get him out of his crib, followed by the dogs running circles around my legs anxious to get outside, which is always followed by their excitement for breakfast, which has to wait until after I am showered and dressed. I'll feed my son, then feed the dogs. During their meal time I am usually jetting around the house getting lunches made, gym clothes packed, bed made and all those other last minute necessities done! I know I won't have much time to eat before jetting out the door-and tomorrow will be especially challenging as I want to ensure I have time for the predicted long lines and long ballot! This is one morning I don't want to skip breakfast!

I know the one thing that will give me the much needed energy to make it through my hectic morning is a quick 95 seconds...the seconds that I'll wait for my eggceptionally quick but eggstremely filling breakfast of Eggology On-The-Go! Once I hear the buzzer, I'll be off and running!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin-Cranberry Loaf

Happy Halloween from all of us at Eggology! Looking for something healthy to feed your family this holiday season? This pumpkin bread is fantastic - with cranberries for a little antioxidant kick. Enjoy!


Vermont Pumpkin-Cranberry Loaf

WHAT YOU NEED:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 Eggology fresh egg whites, lightly beaten
3/4 cup cranberries, coarsely chopped
vegetable cooking spray
1/4 cup chopped pecans

INSTRUCTIONS
Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

Combine pumpkin, water, oil, vanilla, and egg whites; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Fold in cranberries. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle pecans over batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan, and let cool completely on wire rack.


Looking for holiday recipes? Eggology's Recipe Page has tons of holiday recipes - festive and healthy!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thanksgiving...Already?


As I was frantically searching for the perfect Halloween costume today (can’t greet all those trick or treaters without one, right?), I couldn't help but notice all of the holiday decorations just a few rows over from the skeletons and princess dresses.

That got me thinking about Thanksgiving and the full day of cooking that it usually entails! This is one of those rare years when our extended family will not be able to join us. Since there will only be two of us, it doesn’t make much sense to spend the whole day in the kitchen-but we still want the typical Turkey Day food!

Gourmet Station offers the perfect solution! A four course Thanksgiving meal with all the fixin’s-Turkey, dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes and cranberry relish and a yummy soup too! They finish it off with pumpkin cheesecake, coffee and even include special gifts! It’s a great solution for those wanting all the great Thanksgiving food without the fuss!

For those of you that are looking way ahead to the holiday season, they offer various other meals-delivered right to your door! All you have to do is heat it up and you have your very own gourmet meal in the comfort of your own home! Give the cook in your family a break for the night!

We here at Eggology love saving time (why do you think we created Eggology On-The-Go and All-Natural Hardboiled Eggs?)

Thirty minute gourmet meals
sound like an eggcellent idea!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Eggology in the News: Think Outside the Carton

Eggology is in the news again! Reviewed in the Food section of LifeScript - a website dedicated to women's health and wellness - in an article about cutting out the fat in eggs, making them safer and more convenient. Their review of our egg whites:

Pasteurized, these whites come in refrigerated, pourable containers, with a slightly longer shelf life than regular eggs. We prefer the organic Eggology brand, which contains no added preservatives or flavors.

Read the entire article here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Rocky Road Turnovers

Are you having people over for Halloween? We are! Halloween night is usually cold and we like to serve warm foods. But what for dessert? I know the kids will get tons of candy, but still, we like to serve some sort of dessert. And it's too cold for ice cream. But here is a twist on a treat that reminds everyone of ice cream and is warm and yummy!

Raging Rocky Road Turnovers
Servings: 4

WHAT YOU NEED:
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
1 cup dark chocolate, cut into small pieces
1 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup Eggology egg whites, beaten
coarse sugar

INSTRUCTIONS
Cut the puff pastry into four pieces.

Place a quarter of the dark chocolate, walnuts, and marshmallows onto each piece of puff pastry.

Fold over the pastry, crimp the edges, brush with the Eggology egg whites, and top with coarse sugar.

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Do you have a favorite Halloween recipe? Send it to us and we may feature it as the Eggology Recipe of the Week.

Monday, October 20, 2008

You-On-A-Diet? All Your Diet Resources at One Site

Are you looking for diet resources, reviews, weight loss tips and more? To find all this information conveniently in one place, visit You-On-A-Diet.net. Their site offers up-to-date tips and information about dieting and features links to Lifestyle Based Diets, Meal Based Diets, Supplements and Fitness. So, if you are on a diet, this is the site you need to see!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Egg White Recipe of the Day: Orange Chiffon Cake

What eggxactly makes a cake "chiffon"? According to dictionary.com, the first definition of chiffon is a sheer fabric of silk, nylon, or rayon in plain weave. How, then, could a word like this get applied to a cake? Asking that question, I did some sleuthing (have I told you before that I love Wikipedia?). Apparently a cake can be called "chiffon" because it is lighter than it's regular counterpart (known simply as "cake"). Also referred to as "foam" or "angel food" cakes, how does this lovely fluffy cake come to be? Mostly from beating egg whites until they are stiff and folding them into the cake batter. Did you know that Eggology's egg whites are 100% pure, fresh, kosher and "Certified Humane"? Hands down - your best option for making your chiffon cake the lightest and fluffiest of all!

Orange Chiffon Cake (serves 12)
Recipe courtesy of Santa Fe Lite & Spicy by Joan Stromquist

WHAT YOU NEED:
1 cup cake flour
½ cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 egg yolks, room temperature
1 tablespoon orange zest (outer orange part grated off)
1/3 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed and strained
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 tablespoons Eggology egg whites
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
1 orange, very thinly sliced and seeds removed

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Sift the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt together into a medium mixing bowl.

Make a well in the center. To the well add the egg yolks, orange zest, orange juice, and vegetable oil. Mix the ingredients on slow speed for 7 to 8 minutes, or until the ingredients are combined.

In a medium small mixing bowl place the egg whites and cream of tartar. With clean beaters, mix them for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the whites are stiff. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the batter, 1/3 at a time, so that they are just incorporated.

Pour the batter in a 9” greased and floured tube pan. Bake the cake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out dry. Remove the pan from oven, and invert it immediately. Let the cake cool completely.

Remove the cake and let it sit overnight. Decorate it with the orange slices.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Very Healthy Veggie Quiche Cups

Ah, transitions. That time of year is here. Transitioning the kids to a new classroom, transitioning to a new routine now that the freedom of summer is over, transitioning into your winter clothes. Transitioning from summer barbecuing to indoor cooking. Barbecuing is so easy, with little clean up, and tasty. I find one of the hardest parts of transitioning from summer to fall is giving up the barbecue. Too dark and too cold to stand outside and grill. So I'm always looking for easy, healthy meals that can be made in the oven and that everyone will love. Here is one. Simple, healthy, delicious!

Very Healthy Vegetable
Quiche Cups To Go

Servings: 4


WHAT YOU NEED:

1 package frozen chopped spinach
3/4 cup Eggology egg whites
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat soy cheese
1/4 cup green peppers, diced
1/4 cup onions, diced
3 drops hot-pepper sauce (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
Cook the spinach according to instructions, then drain the excess liquid.

Line a 12 muffin pan with baking cups. Spray the cups with cooking spray.

Combine Eggology egg whites, cheese, peppers, onions and spinach in a bowl. Mix well.
Divide evenly among the muffin cups.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
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Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and appetizer recipes always available on Eggology's Recipe Page!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Chocolate Frosting

Not that this is a meal in and of itself, but who can resist eating just a little bit of homemade chocolate frosting? Yum, as Rachel Ray would say. Now that it's October, the month of Halloween, which leads us rapidly into the holidays, this homemade recipe for chocolate frosting is something to keep handy at all times, for all those special occasions. Yum. Yum. Yum.


Ultimate Chocolate Frosting

WHAT YOU NEED:

4 ounces semisweet chocolate
3/4 cup Eggology egg whites at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar (or try substituting lemon juice)
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound unsalted butter at room temperature
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 teaspoons instant espresso powder, dissolved in 1 1/2 teaspoons water
3 tablespoons dark rum (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Melt the chocolate–either in microwave or with double boiler.
Mix the egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.

Place the bowl of Eggology egg whites over the pan of simmering water and heat the Eggology egg whites until they are warm to the touch, about 5 minutes. Return the bowl to the electric mixer and whisk on high speed for 5 minutes, or until the meringue is cool and holds a stiff peak. (If this process isn’t feasible, it will still turn out great if you skip it.)

Add the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, while beating on medium speed. Scrape down the bowl, add the melted chocolate, vanilla, espresso, and rum, if using, and mix for 1 minute or until the chocolate is completely blended in. If the buttercream seems very soft, allow it to cool, and beat it again.

This makes A LOT of frosting, and you can chill and reuse. When it chills, it will stiffen. To reuse, just let it sit at room temperature until it regains the right texture.


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How about some champagne cupcakes to go with the chocolate frosting? Find lots of dessert recipes from Eggology here.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Eggology Egg Whites Cultural Piece: The Yin and Yang of Yolks and Whites

In the first ever Cultural Piece by Eggology, we will be comparing the egg as a whole and as separates to the ancient Chinese philosophy of yin and yang. According to Wikipedia, yin and yang "are generalized descriptions of the antitheses or mutual correlations in human perceptions of phenomena in the natural world, combining to create a unity of opposites". In essence, two opposites that compliment each other. Similar to the egg white and the egg yolk.

Upon further research (okay, scanning down the Wikipedia page), we come to find that there are four laws of Yin-yang (all definitions provided by Wikipedia, examples provided by Eggology):

  1. Yin-yang are Opposing: Yin and yang describe the polar effects of phenomena. In viewing any one phenomenon (or the comparison of two phenomena), yin and yang describe the opposing qualities inherent in it. For instance, egg white and yolk would be the yin and yang, respectively, of the egg.

  2. Yin-yang are Mutually Rooted: Yin and yang are two complementary qualities. That is to say, the yin and the yang aspect of any one phenomenon will, when put together, form the entire phenomenon. Yin-yang is a philosophy of duality. This is the reason the Chinese word has no "and" between yin and yang - the term always expresses the two making up the one. In the example above, egg white plus yolk makes up the whole egg.

  3. Yin-yang Mutually Transform: The maximum effect of one quality will be followed by the transition toward the opposing quality. In other words, once the maximum Yang aspect has manifest, such as the egg whites becoming one without a yolk, this will be followed by the transition toward the Yin aspect, by placing the yolks with each other for company.

  4. Yin-yang Mutually Wax and Wane: As one aspect declines, the other increases to an equal degree. For instance, as the egg whites join the Eggology family, the yolks venture onward to join salad dressing and ice cream families.

    We realize this is a lot to digest, so we leave you with this image to meditate on:


Friday, September 26, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Great Granola Bites (Diabetic Recipe)

Who doesn't love granola these days? When I was a child, granola bars were hard as a rock and dry. They've come a long way. Nowadays they tastier - all sorts of new healthy ingredients have been added such as dried fruits, nuts, peanut or almond butters, even a bit of chocolate. Not only is it a great source of fiber and protein, it is actually easy to make. How healthy is that?!

Our recipe of the day is pretty simple. It's for granola cookies AND it's a diabetic recipe too.

Great Granola Bites (Diabetic Recipe)
Servings: 2 dozen bites
WHAT YOU NEED:
2 cups corn flakes cereal
2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup 100% bran cereal
1/2 cup chopped pitted dates or raisins
1/2 cup reduced-fat crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup Eggology egg whites
5 teaspoons Equal for Recipes (sugar substitute) or 16 packets Equal sweetener
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine cornflakes, oats, bran cereal and dates in large bowl.

Mix peanut butter, Eggology egg whites, Equal and vanilla in small bowl until smooth; pour over cereal mixture and stir until all ingredients are coated.

Shape mixture into 1-inch mounds; place on lightly greased cookie sheets.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until cookies are set and browned 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Information Per Serving (1 cookie): Calories: 67, Protein: 3 g, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 61 mg. Food Exchanges: 1/2 Bread, 1/2 Fat.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Eggology Egg Whites Yolk (joke) of the Day

Eggology egg white joke of the day:

What happened to the egg when it was tickled?

It cracked up!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Eggology Egg Whites Yolk (joke) of the Day!

Eggology Egg White joke of the day courtesy of Alberta Egg Producers:

What kind of egg lives by the sea?

Egg Shells!






Monday, September 22, 2008

Eggology Egg Whites Yolk (joke) of the Day!

Eggology is now featuring the Egg White Yolk of the Day!

Why did the chicken cross the playground?


Drumroll please . . .


To get to the other slide!!


Have you got a better chicken, egg, or egg white joke? Email us and submit your funny! We'd love to post your contributions.


Friday, September 19, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Dani Spies' Strawberry Smoothie

Since Eggology egg whites are the only egg whites safe to drink and eat, we've gotten quite a few requests for drinkable egg white recipes. One recipe that we've tested, and are addicted to, comes from the super-savvy health and food coach, Dani Spies. Watch the video on Dani's site and learn how to make the perfect smoothie! The only difference between her recipe and ours is that we throw in a 1/4 cup of fresh Eggology egg whites to give it that extra protein punch!

If you have any smoothie recipes you'd like to share, we'd love to hear from you! Email us - who knows, we may just start a "Smoothie" section on Eggology's Recipes page.

Dani Spies' Strawberry-Vanilla Smoothie

What you need
1 cup of frozen strawberries
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 cup of unsweetened vanilla soymilk
1/4 cup Eggology egg whites
2 tbsp of water

Instructions
Pour vanilla soymilk, water, Eggology egg whites and protein powder in the blender. Blend about 15 seconds.

Add frozen strawberries and blend for about 20 seconds.

Enjoy!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Eggology in the News on Examiner.com!

Amy Dungan, our favorite healthy low-carb living guru, is going national! Not only does she run the most thorough and informative website on living a healthy low-carb lifestyle, but her food-savviness is now being featured in the Fitness & Weight Loss section of the Examiner.com - a nationally known newspaper that is now on the web!

Recently Amy featured a review of Eggology products on Examiner.com. She featured the On-The-Go eggwhite cups and the hardboiled eggs. Eggology was praised not just for a good meal for "those of us who need something in a hurry" but also for the taste and texture and was touted as a "good fit for any diet". We wholeheartedly agree with Amy and thank her for spreading the message to the nation!

Read the entire article here.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Eggology in the News: Quick & Nutritious Breakfast

The CBS affiliate in Philadelphia featured Eggology egg whites in their "Quick & Nutritious Breakfast" segment yesterday. Eggology On-The-Go microwavable egg whites were one of three breakfast items featured that can be made in under five minutes and are nutritious.

It's simpler than preparing a bowl of cereal! Shake the egg whites and put the cup in the microwave. In about 95 seconds, you will have fluffy, scrambled egg whites. No cholesterol, no fat but lots of pure protein and no pots and pans to clean up. The saying "Easy as pie" should really be "Easy as Eggology Egg Whites"!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Eggology's Eco-Team and Devotion to Sustainability

Eggology has some eggciting news! Eggology - the leader in 100% organic and cage-free egg whites with the "Certified Humane" distinction - is doing their part to save the environment!

Eggology is now using PET recycle #1, the nation's most recycled plastic, in all of it's product packaging and it is manufactured by PWP Industries who is an award-winning industry leader.

In addition to sustainable packaging, Eggology has created an Eco-Team, staffed by company executives and employees, to examine and improve upon all of Eggology practices related to the environment.

Founder and CEO Brad Halpern states "Our commitment to respecting the environment is as strong as our commitment to serving our customers".

We can certainly respect that!





Sunday, September 7, 2008

P90X: Extreme Home Fitness

Have you seen the commercials for P90X? It is the Extreme Home Fitness System that boasts real results in 90 days. If you haven't seen the commercials, the end result is an extremely ripped body (AKA total muscle definition). And don't get this confused with "toned". The transformations of both men and women who have done this are truly jaw-dropping. The P90X system includes workout DVDs and a nutrition guide. Why is it so effective? The workouts keep changing over the 90 days - leading to "muscle confusion" so your body doesn't plateau, as it would doing the same workout.

Does this really work for most people? A friend of mine is so excited to start the program, she has P90X as a contact in her cell phone! Now that her kids have gone back to school and she has more free time, she is going to start the P90X program. And all from the comfort of her own living room . . . I can't wait to monitor her progress. And, of course, I'll keep you posted!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Bravo Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Wow! I can hardly think of an introduction to this recipe because my mouth is watering as I look at the picture (see picture at right). Having weekend guests? This is a great recipe that you can throw together and put in the oven. It's easy, tasty and good for you. Blueberries are a superfruit: full of antioxidants to keep you healthy. Enjoy!

Bravo Blueberry French Toast Casserole
Servings: 8
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 1/2 cups Eggology eggwhites
3/4 cup sugar
3 cups low-fat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 slices high-fiber bread, cut into cubes
3 cups blueberries
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Cinnamon Sugar:
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Coat a 9-by-13-inch pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk Eggology egg whites, beat and combine with sugar. Add milk and vanilla; mix well.

In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar; set aside.

Place 1/3 of bread cubes on the bottom of prepared pan. Pour 1/3 of the milk-and-egg mixture on top of the bread. Sprinkle bread cubes with 1 cup of blueberries and 1/3 of the cinnamon sugar. Repeat layering 2 more times. Pour melted butter over top, covering as much surface as possible. You can prepare the dish up to this point as early as the night before, but at least half an hour before. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until a sharp knife inserted halfway between the center and the edge comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand for about 10 minutes before cutting into 8 servings.
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Friday, August 29, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Hearty Chicken Pie Pockets

Over the years, I've learned a thing or two in the kitchen. Usually this comes about by family members complaining, or "constructive criticism" as certain people like to put it, about something or another about the meal. Two rules I've learned to cook by:

  1. Do not divulge the ingredients in any dish, unless specifically asked, and if one must answer, then forget to mention the spinach, beets and carrots that are pureed into it.

  2. Do not serve leftovers; disguise them as a whole new meal.

These two rules go hand-in-hand. If you practice not divulging all the ingredients in a meal, and become good at creating a new meal with leftovers, then you've got a happy family and a clean fridge! Who could ask for anything more? (Well, I could, but that's a whole different post ...)

So the today's recipe of the day is a perfect example of how to use your leftovers in a constructive way. Who wants to eat day-old white meat chicken? Re-heating it will leave it rubbery. But this recipe puts it in a whole new light - and it's simple, straightforward and tasty!

Hearty Chicken Pie Pockets
Servings: 4

WHAT YOU NEED:
1 pound leftover white-meat chicken, cut into cubes
1 cup frozen carrot slices
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup frozen chopped onions
12 ounce jar of chicken gravy
fresh cracked pepper, to taste
1 package refrigerated pie crust
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Eggology egg whites, beaten


INSTRUCTIONS
In a large saucepan, combine the chicken, vegetables, and gravy. Bring to a boil and season with the fresh cracked pepper.

In the meantime, place the two rounds of pie dough on a floured surface and allow them to come to room temperature. Then sprinkle each round with a half cup of the shredded cheese and press it into the dough.

Flip the dough over and place half of the chicken mixture on each round. You will only want to place the filling on one half of the dough, making sure to leave room to crimp the edges.

Fold the dough over and crimp the edges with a fork. Carefully place the pockets on a nonstick cookie sheet and brush with the Eggology egg whites.

Cut slits into the top of each pocket and bake in a 425 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Eggology in the News: Women's Health "Best Packaged Foods"

In the Women's Health magazine September 2008 issue, Eggology was featured as one of the 125 Best Packaged Foods! This is their second annual list of "great-for-you products" to help you take "the guesswork out of grocery shopping".

I couldn't agree with Women's Health more! Having Eggology egg whites on hand makes cooking easier. They are fresh and will taste great in any recipe or as a meal by themselves. And, if you find yourself using egg whites mostly for scrambles or omelets, an even better option are the Eggology On-The-Go microwavable cups. They are measured out for one serving and make the healthiest meal (or snack)!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Is There Such a Thing as Eggcellent Diet Foods?

I'm not really into dieting, I actually dread the thought! BUT, I do like to eat healthy foods and keep myself in shape, especially as I am getting (just a little bit) older. It seems there is constantly a new product on the market that likes to claim it is THE best diet food, or low carb, low fat, low sugar alternative. I can't keep up with all of the new stuff. A friend and I were discussing this very issue when he pointed me to a great site that does all the work for you. Iateapie.net reviews foods that are advertised as "diet" friendly. They provide a non-biased look at products with taste tests and ratings as well as provide a forum for discussions on the latest craze!

One of the other things that gets confusing is reading all the labels -"how healthy is it?" is a question I am always asking my self, with skepticism. Tanya Taylor, the brains behind the site, has a PhD in Food Science and Nutrition and currently works as a Food Chemist for a food ingredients company. Who better to help me read the labels than a PhD in Food!

With a busy life and too many new products to count, it's a great way to learn something and save time! You can go through their archive by ratings, so you can see the products that got the highest ratings and skip the ones that didn't. They even provide a list of coupons for some of their favorite foods.

It's definitely worth checking out this site before you go to the grocery store!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ask The Eggspert: What Holiday Recipes Do You Recommend that are Freezable?

Question: Now that the kids are almost back in school, the holidays will soon be rapidly approaching! My plan this year is to have less stressful holidays and part of that means preparing some of the food beforehand so I can enjoy my family and friends during those special days, instead of being in the kitchen. Of Eggology's holiday recipes, which do you recommend as being freezable?

Answer: Thanks for bringing this question up. When it comes to holidays, we know that it can be more hectic and stressful than relaxing for many people. So doing things like making holiday desserts in advance and freezing them until the day, is a great idea. We asked our local culinary expert about which of our Holiday Recipes she would recommend as being freezer-friendly. Here is the list she chose and her notes are alongside:

Plethora of Passover Blintzes
Passover Matzoh Muffins
Eggnog Bread Pudding & Apricot Whiskey Sauce (do not freeze the sauce)
Crispy Cheese Blintzes
Vermont Pumpkin-Cranberry Loaf
Soothing Apple Cider-Carmel Cake (do not put the sauce on prior to freezing-you can reheat the cake slightly then add the sauce)
Banana-Fofana Oatmeal Bread
Fog City Cappuccino Cheesecake with Fudge Sauce (don't freeze the Fudge Sauce)
Easy-As-Sunday-Morning Lemon Squares
Forest Honeyed Apple Torte
Winter Spice Pumpkin Bread
Tea Time Spice Pound Cake

Here are some additional tips to freezing your baked goods:

  • Let all baked goods cool completely before preparing to freeze.

  • For cookies, wrap each individually in plastic wrap then place in freezer storage bag.

  • For brownies and other types of bars, do not cut into individual servings. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and then in foil.

  • For cakes, muffins and breads, use freezer storage bags.

  • Do not frost or cover with sauce any of the baked goods. That can be done when they are thawed and you are ready to serve them.

  • Most of these items can be frozen for as long as three months except cookies - those can be frozen for about one month.

  • To thaw, place on serving platter and let sit out at room temperature for about one to two hours.


See all of Eggology's Holiday Recipes here! See other Eggology baked goods recipes in the Dessert Recipe section!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

I love making muffins and cupcakes! Being their own little cake, contained in a wrapper, keeps them fresher and more moist than a cake that you slice up. Once a cake is sliced, the part exposed just becomes dry, and soon the whole cake is dry. No fun! The one issue I have with muffins and cupcakes, is that most recipes make one dozen or even two. That is too many for our small family - inevitably some of them end up going bad. And I know you can freeze them, but I just have to tell you - the freshness is never the same.

Sorry, my thought train has temporarily de-railed . . . Back to muffins. So I found a recipe that makes 7 mini-muffins or 3-4 regular size muffins. Excellent! I can whip up 4 muffins for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. No leftovers, no waste! Just some great homemade muffins that are good and good for you! Since they are protein-based, they are also great as a snack before you exercise.


WHAT YOU NEED:
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup raisins
1/8 cup brown sugar (or substitute 1 tablespoon Splenda brown sugar)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
shake of cinnamon and nutmeg
Optional (but recommended): add walnuts for an extra dose of protein and heart-healthy omega-3s

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Coat muffin tin with cooking spray. Divide mixture evenly among muffin cups (make sure to include all liquids).
Cook for 12-15 minutes.
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