Tuesday, July 29, 2008

News Flash! Eggology Egg Whites and Dani Spies Spotted Together

Dani SpiesBREAKING NEWS! We confirm the rumors that the Health & Food Coach and Fitness Trainer Dani Spies and Eggology egg whites have teamed up again to make an awesome asparagus omelet and it was all caught on video!

And Epicurious, the site for "people who love to eat", is premiering it online! See the step-by-step instructional video here.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ask The Eggspert: How can I get the hotel I'm staying at to serve Eggology egg whites, not other brand egg-whats?!

Recently we had a post from an Eggology customer about hotels and egg whites. We thought this made an eggcellent "Ask the Eggspert" question:

Question: I am a disgruntled traveler at a Sofitel hotel who asked what brand the egg whites were and was told that the egg whites were eggbeaters, which is not what I buy at home. i can't believe that a high end hotel like this doesn't carry eggology. i am really careful about my diet and exercise and believe that you are what you eat...who can I contact at Eggology to see what hotels carry Eggology??

Answer: Great question. Most hotels (even the upscale ones) don't think their patrons care about the differences in quality food items. I recommend you voice your opinion to the head of dining or hotel manager.

For a list of hotels who use Eggology, please contact our Customer Service department either by phone at (888) NO-YOLKS or through email.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Strawberry Meringue Cookies

Recently Marye Audet sat down with the founder of Eggology for an interview for Love to Know Organics (see July 16, 2008 blog post about that interview). After the interview was over, Eggology sent over some egg whites for her to eggsperiment with . . . which she did and blogged about it. Turns out that Marye, who also writes for Baking Delights, discovered that fresh, organic Eggology egg whites have many more uses than just egg whites! (Which we knew, but always nice to have it validated by someone else!) In fact, she writes, that she "compared them to the whites from our own free range hens and there was virtually no difference in taste or quality." Indeed, she was "impressed"!

Marye used the egg whites for glazing bread, as a face mask and whipped them up into a "fluffy meringue". Which brings us to the recipe of the day! Who doesn't love a meringue cookie? So light and airy, they are the perfect afternoon treat.

The spring edition of Southern Lady magazine featured a twist on the traditional meringue cookie (noting to use "pasteurized eggwhites" from Eggology):
Strawberry Meringue Cookies

1/2 cup pasteurized Eggology egg whites, room temperature
1 teaspoon strawberry extract
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
2 drops red food coloring


Preheat oven to 215 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat Eggology egg whites, strawberry extract, and cream of tartar on medium speed until frothy. With mixer running, add confectioners' sugar in tablespoon increments. Add food coloring; continue beating until stiff peaks form. (Be careful not to over beat.)

Transfer mixture to a pastry bag or large zip-top bag fitted with large round tip. Pipe into 2-inch spirals on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, rotating once. Turn off oven, and open door. With meringues still inside oven, let dry out for 10 to 12 minutes.

Remove from oven. Remove parchment paper from baking sheet, and let meringues cool completely.

Order Eggology egg whites online or find them at a store near you!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dani Spies Weighs In on Dieting

A friend of mine just forwarded me an eNewsletter from Dani Spies (pictured on the left) - the popular Health & Food Coach and Fitness Trainer. She featured an interesting article in it about dieting - America's favorite topic! The title of the article sums it up "Why Weight? Diets Don't Work". I thought, awesome, she's going to tell me that I can eat everything and still look like her! Well, not really (more on that later).

She does have some great points about diets:

  • Diets don’t work because each person is unique: how could one diet be right for everyone?

  • Diets don’t work because they are extreme solutions

  • Diets don’t work because they are too restrictive

Dani believes that "balance and a sustainable weight are your body’s natural state" and that there is "no such thing as a quick fix". Slowing-down, eating a home-cooked meal, listening to your inner wisdom and feeding yourself wisely are her great suggestions for keeping your body healthy and stabilizing your weight.

So my take-home message is that I can eat what I want, but I must be mindful about it (within moderation, as my mother would say!). Remember, as the old saying goes - you are what you eat. Thanks, Dani, for an inspiring article ... I'm off to eat broccoli and hummus but you can read the article in it's entirety here.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Even Eva Mendes Eats Eggology Egg Whites!

It's no wonder Eggology egg whites are popular with the stars. In this day and age, Hollywood actresses seem to be thinner, but toner, than ever before. What's their secret? We think it has to do with eating lean protein, lots of veggies and fewer carbs. And Eggology egg whites are a fabulous source of protein because they are the purest form of protein available allowing for ultimate muscle and body absorption with no fat and no cholesterol.

Recently we read on Celebrity Beauty Buzz that Eggology egg whites are one of Eva Mendes' favorite healthy snacks! Even Eva Mendes Eats Eggology Egg Whites. Say that ten times - preferably to ten of your friends!

Find Eggology at a store near you or order online today!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Turkey Burgers

This weekend we are taking our family summer "staycation". With gas prices being so high, who can afford to take a road trip or fly to another state just for a vacation? Instead we are spending our vacation in our own backyard, almost literally. We are heading about 10 miles north of our city to go "camping". Well, okay, it's in the semi-wilderness, right across from a beach, and we are staying in a cabin with full bathroom and mini-kitchenette. But still, we will be cooking our own food. And nothing's better than an awesome burger after a long day of, err, "wilderness". So I cooked these up in advance and am taking them with us because they are great served hot or cold. In this way, I'll have one meal taken care of and I won't even have to lift a finger. Sounds like my type of staycation! Enjoy!

Tantalizing Turkey Burger
Serving size: 2
Notes: Makes a great sandwich when served cold.

1/2 pound ground turkey
1/4 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
Dash worcestershire sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
2 ounces Eggology fresh egg white, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

cooking spray
2 (1/2 ounces) hamburger buns
2 tomato slices (1/8-inch-thick)
2 red onion slices (1/8 inch)

Combine first 10 ingredients in a bowl; stir well. Add egg white; stir until blended. Divide mixture into 2 equal portions, shaping into 1/2 –inch-thick patties. Dredge patties in flour.

Coat a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium heat until hot. Add patties; cook 5 minutes on each side.

Serve patties on hamburger buns with tomato and onion.

Find Eggology egg whites at a store near you or order online!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wouldn't You Love to Know all about Eggology Egg Whites?

Recently the founder of Eggology sat down with lovetoknow.com - a free information website with articles on all subjects that you'd love to know - to eggsplain why Eggology egg whites are so eggstraordinary.

Eggcerpts from the interview:

LoveToKnow (LTK): Well, there are other egg white products on the market. What makes yours different?

Brad Halpern (BH): There are several differences. First of all, our product is in a clear bottle. You can see that there is nothing added and the egg whites are pure and unfiltered. You can see the foam and the chalazae, a natural part of the white, floating around.

The whites are fresh. Other companies that create this type of product are often egg separation companies that primarily sell yolks to ice cream manufacturers and other food manufacturers. The whites are frozen until they can be marketed. We never freeze our product. We make each bottle to order. The product is good for the same amount of time opened or unopened, there are no preservatives added.

When you are cooking with organic egg whites you want the same results every time. The product you buy should be the same as if you had separated an egg at home. You can whip these egg whites into a meringue with no problems. You can't do that with the other brands unless they have added tri-ethylcyclate to help them whip.

LTK: Where do you get the eggs?

BH: The eggs come from local farms and ranches here in Southern California. Not only are they certified organic and certified humane, but we have our own certification program that they have to pass. We want to know that they are using good manufacturing processes.

LTK: Do you produce other items?

BH: Yes. We have an entire line of products that use organic egg whites. Often when you buy natural, organic products, they taste bland. When you buy the things that are bad for you they taste great. We are trying to marry the two; an all-natural, healthy product with a decadent taste.

We make an ice cream that has less fat and more protein than other ice creams. It is made with egg whites and the taste is absolutely decadent! It is completely organic and the milk has no bovine growth hormones. Cool Cravings is available in five flavors.

Other items we produce are:

  • Eggology-on-the-Go, a microwaveable, scrambled egg white breakfast. Just microwave until the op pops up and enjoy four, perfectly cooked scrambled egg whites.
  • Simply Sensational desserts and muffins are delicious, all natural baked goods

Read the entire interview here.


Eggology.com features recipes that use egg whites. Do you have an egg white recipe that you'd like to share?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Healthy Low Carb Living - It's a Lifestyle!

Healthy Low-Carb LivingWhen people were shunning carbs, I was always quick to defend them. But as I'm getting older, and researching more about what I eat, I am beginning to realize that maybe I should not have been so quick to defend. Recently I have begun to adjust my eating - and I'm not talking about anything drastic like cutting out every last carb and subsisting on cheese, bacon and eggs - but I am making an effort to look at not only the fat grams and cholesterol, but the also of the amount of carbs that any food item contains.

With a wealth of resources out there about "low carb diets" telling me what I should eat and shouldn't eat, I found many of them a little too structured for my liking. Then I was referred to a site called "Healthy Low-Carb Living" which is really more of a guide for people who are interested in adopting a low-carb lifestyle. The site is not only inspirational (check out their story and progressive weight loss pictures), but it is informative in the way that it offers you choices of low-carb plans and doesn't try to squeeze everyone into one plan. It is also full of resources - links to cookbooks, food products, etc., - tips and, my personal favorite, a tools page that has a hidden carbs calculator and a link to the USDA nutritional database (where you can find nutrition information about almost any food out there). One last fun item is their blog, where they keep you up to date on the latest low carb foods, findings and more.

Low-carb living is a lifestyle, not a diet, and the Healthy Low-Carb Living website is my favorite resource for helping me transition to this new way of life.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Egg White Recipe of the Day: Weekend Waffles

Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend with your family and friends! We enjoyed four sets of fireworks from one viewing area that we were vacationing at. Fantastic! It doesn't get any better than four sets of professional fireworks at once. Except for that we were with our very best family friends. After a late evening on the 4th, we woke up to a lazy Saturday morning. I whipped up these waffles and they were, hands down, every one's favorite ever. Frozen waffles (or as my toddler son used to call them "awfuls"), never again! This recipe is so easy, fresh, and tasty you don't even need syrup. Just powdered sugar and fruit. Just my humble opinion, though I think some children I know would beg to differ. Anyway, whatever you top it with, I know it will be delicious!

Weekend Waffles

Makes about 3 waffles in a Belgian waffle maker that yields waffles that are about 7.5 inches in diameter.

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar or sugar-substitute (like Splenda)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 oz (or 6 tablespoons) Eggology egg whites
1/4 cup melted butter
1 1/4 cups milk, as needed
cooking spray

Preheat waffle maker. Spray with cooking spray if needed.

Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in egg whites, melted butter and milk. Batter may be a bit lumpy.

Spoon batter into waffle maker. Cook for appropriate time (per your waffle maker's suggestion).

More eggcellent breakfast recipes can be found on the Recipes page at Eggology.com.
Have an eggxhilarating breakfast recipe made with egg whites? Share it with us!