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pixelllate
03-31-2012, 01:40 PM
I just wanted to say that somewhere LOL
I'm not a bodybuilder, haven't even weight trained (YET, but i will)
Today I even splurged on some araucana eggs.
Tried just egg whites, but they make me hungrier and I hate the carton egg whites! and sad cause I paid a lot for the eggs and the farmer works so hard for the chickens lol.
I'll report back about my health this week, cause I'm getting a physical :o:o:o
http://www.zebrafinch.com/blue%20eggs.jpg


threenorns
03-31-2012, 01:49 PM
if you're not being treated for high cholesterol, eat away. eggs is good.

and i speak as someone who HATES eggs. i hate the taste, i hate the texture - imo, a fried egg is one step away from a raw oyster when it comes to the "gag me" scale.

but every day, i eats eggs.

sontaikle
03-31-2012, 01:53 PM
I have at least one egg a day. If not in the morning then I take a hard boiled one as a snack, sometimes two or more if it's a weight training day.

My favorite way to eat them is poached with some veggies. mmmmmm!

I am so psyched for easter because this means the fridge will have a giant bowl of hard boiled eggs in it!!


pixelllate
03-31-2012, 02:05 PM
hahaha I can tell the farmers want to ask me "why so many?!" when everyone else buys like 1 carton, i feel so silly buying that many but at around 210 cals(3 eggs) they hit the spot more than 210 cals of chicken or beef (I do eat both of those too!)

My mother and father have high cholesterol, my mother managed to get it down. But they hardly eat eggs and still had those issues (they did cut down on whatever eggs they ate). For my mother-its likely stress-she's fainted from stress and panics if we ran out of nailpolish remover, but she's so strict with her diet that its normal now (i do feel kind of bad for her about it cause she allows herself like 1 yolk "for the flavor" when she sometimes makes eggs).
My father eats foods stirfried heavily in tons of cheap peanut oil and rock sugar-he loves Chinese restaurant food. He puts it on my plate and I don't even want it because I figured out-it wasn't MSG I was allergic to, all that crappy oil just made me sick as a kid.

midwife
03-31-2012, 02:17 PM
I am so psyched for easter because this means the fridge will have a giant bowl of hard boiled eggs in it!!

Haha! Me, too!

WildThings
03-31-2012, 03:14 PM
I eat two eggs every morning for breakfast. Starting my day with protein is a must, they are easy to make and I like them so I have no plans of changing up my routine any time soon.

And I agree with the white egg thing. For a long time I got eggs from a lady my mom worked with who raised her own chickens. They were free-roaming (as in loose on a farm, not free-range-packed-into-an-overcrowded-egg-factory), ate left-over raw veggies and what ever they picked up roaming around. They were the best eggs. The women no longer works with my mom so I can't get eggs from her anymore but after one carton of the white store brand eggs, won't buy those again. The yolks were almost white they were so pale. They had no flavor at all. One of my local grocery stores carries a local producer who has free-range, humanely raised chickens so I fork over the extra money to buy those.

*Edited to note that I re-read your post and my soapbox stand on commercial, white eggs did not go along with what you were talking about. I saw you buy from a farmer's market and something about egg whites and my mind instantly went to commercial eggs. Sorry to get off subject :D

Riddy
03-31-2012, 03:32 PM
I love eggs, too! I'm lucky, the local convenience store chain gets their eggs locally - so much better than grocery store eggs! And I am totally a brown egg girl. It's probably mostly sentimental - my grandmother always had brown eggs at her house.

I'll bite - what are araucana eggs?

threenorns
03-31-2012, 03:40 PM
the araucana chicken is pretty cool - lays eggs in a rainbow of shades, mostly blue, green, and pink.

philana
03-31-2012, 04:07 PM
I love eggs, but I hate the yolk. Which conviently holds the cholestrol and fat and most calories anyway. So I just give the yolks to the dogs and eat myself silly on the eggwhites. YUM!

CHUNKEY_MUNKEY
03-31-2012, 04:14 PM
eggs seem like such a power house of nutrients i wish i could stomach it to eat one ,

i hate eggs i hate the way they look i hate the way they smell .... and im bothered if people around me are eating them ..... even when baking goods involving eggs the goopyness makes me gag !!

threenorns
03-31-2012, 04:16 PM
not just cholesterol, fat, etc - the yolk is a nutritional powerhouse you're missing out on. i hate eggs from start to finish but i still eat them because they're healthy, cheap, and fit nicely into my caloric budget.

about giving them to your dog: be careful. my dog's on a straight raw food diet and he can't handle more than a cpl raw eggs a week before he gets the runs. took me a while to figure that one out, i can tell ya!

chunky munkey - try them with salsa. chop up scrambled or boiled egg, dose liberally with (virtually) calorie-free salsa, add a shot of hot sauce if you like. the texture is so similar, you should be able to tolerate them quite nicely.

philana
03-31-2012, 04:22 PM
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about giving them to your dog: be careful. my dog's on a straight raw food diet and he can't handle more than a cpl raw eggs a week before he gets the runs. took me a while to figure that one out, i can tell ya!



Our dogs eat only their raw meat and veggies. They are crazy. They love veggies and fruit but get it in moderation like a treat. They get a yolk maybe twice a week, they don't get the runs so I think they are good on it.

I eat pretty healthy so I don't mind missing out on the yolk. I just really don't like the texture. The grainy dust like yuckyness. Also don't like them raw/runny. So yeh, I'll eat some extra fish any day! ;)

threenorns
03-31-2012, 06:00 PM
yep! my dog too! haven't bought dog food in... like...


i dunno, must be a cpl years now, anyway. he just eats meat, bones, some fruit (particularly blueberries and blackberries -every year it's a mad race betw him, me, and the bears to see who gets to the patch first) and veg, and of course all the grass he can mow. sometimes feels like i'm walking a goat.

i just go easy on the yolks - i don't know why he gets the runs; apparently it's not a one-to-one correlation; only some dogs are affected, not all. might be related to his vaccine allergy, maybe? i know there's egg protein in vaccines so who knows.

konfyoozed
03-31-2012, 07:14 PM
i can't wait to dye easter eggs :D

no kids, but it means i can have a bunch of hard boiled eggs in the fridge and we'll know which ones are which!

check this out, dyed with kool aid - no vinegar!

http://learning2coupon.com/2012/03/use-kool-aid-to-dye-easter-eggs/

a picture from that link:

http://learning2coupon.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/finished-eggs.jpg

so bright and uniform. i'm doing this :)

CHUNKEY_MUNKEY
03-31-2012, 07:45 PM
threenorns ty i will try that on some pita squares and see if i can stomach it .... they are very easy on the calories and the idea of salsa is a great one ... it should cover the egg smell ...

knfyoozed .... those are beautiful ... makes me want to dye eggs .... how nice would that look when you opened the fridge !

kaplods
03-31-2012, 08:54 PM
I also dye eggs year round to distinguish them from raw in the refrigerator, but I just add the colorant into the boiling water (because I don't care if all the eggs are the same color, I just want to make sure my husband and I don't confuse the cooked from the raw).

I'll throw in a couple tea bags, or the juice from canned beets, or a half packet of Kool-Aid.

If I want the eggs to absorb flavor, I'll add a lot of tea bags, soy sauce, and five spice powder (haven't tried it with KoolAid)and then simmer on low for several HOURS.

To make pretty marbeled eggs I'll boil the eggs, then roll the eggs to crack the shells. Then put them back into a strong tea and/or soysauce bath and simmer the eggs for an hour or so.

You could do that with kool aid too (boil them in a lighter colored KoolAid bath and then crackle the shell and simmer in a more concentrated bath or a different color), but I would wonder whether the flavor of the KoolAde would permeate the egg.

pixelllate
03-31-2012, 09:14 PM
I eat two eggs every morning for breakfast. Starting my day with protein is a must, they are easy to make and I like them so I have no plans of changing up my routine any time soon.

And I agree with the white egg thing. For a long time I got eggs from a lady my mom worked with who raised her own chickens. They were free-roaming (as in loose on a farm, not free-range-packed-into-an-overcrowded-egg-factory), ate left-over raw veggies and what ever they picked up roaming around. They were the best eggs. The women no longer works with my mom so I can't get eggs from her anymore but after one carton of the white store brand eggs, won't buy those again. The yolks were almost white they were so pale. They had no flavor at all. One of my local grocery stores carries a local producer who has free-range, humanely raised chickens so I fork over the extra money to buy those.

*Edited to note that I re-read your post and my soapbox stand on commercial, white eggs did not go along with what you were talking about. I saw you buy from a farmer's market and something about egg whites and my mind instantly went to commercial eggs. Sorry to get off subject :D


Ohhh my goodness yes those carton egg whites, heck even some of hte "organic" eggs are really no different from the regular eggs! I can't believe the price I used to pay for some eggs-when I look up how they really treat teh chickens (like Happy Hens grr not so happy) I flipped. "humanely" treated :mad:
I pay a little more for hte farmer's eggs, but I am happy to do so!

If anyone is interested-from the appetite for china site
"Chinese Tea Eggs 茶叶蛋 (chydn)

6 medium to large
2 tablespoons or 2 tea bags of black tea or Puerh
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar
4 pieces star anise
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon cracked black peppercorn (optional)
2 to 3 strips dried mandarin peel (optional)

Put eggs in a medium-sized pot with enough water to cover the eggs. Bring water to boil, then lower heat to simmer for 3 minutes. Remove eggs from heat and allow them to cool a bit before handling (running them under cold water does the trick quickly.) Take the back of a knife and crack eggs evenly all around.

Return eggs to the pot and add the rest of the ingredients. Bring liquid to boil again, then simmer for 1 to 3 hours, longer for a more intense flavor and color, adding water if level gets too low. Remove from heat, and serve as a snack or addition to rice or noodles."

sontaikle
04-01-2012, 12:36 AM
i can't wait to dye easter eggs :D

no kids, but it means i can have a bunch of hard boiled eggs in the fridge and we'll know which ones are which!

check this out, dyed with kool aid - no vinegar!

http://learning2coupon.com/2012/03/use-kool-aid-to-dye-easter-eggs/

a picture from that link:



so bright and uniform. i'm doing this :)

Those are beautiful! I have to try that!

ValRock
04-01-2012, 01:04 AM
I love eggs too!!! I get them delivered from a local farm. My kids get super excited when the "rainbow eggs" come! They are so much yummier than store eggs!

WildThings
04-01-2012, 10:05 AM
I also dye eggs year round to distinguish them from raw in the refrigerator, but I just add the colorant into the boiling water (because I don't care if all the eggs are the same color, I just want to make sure my husband and I don't confuse the cooked from the raw).

I'll throw in a couple tea bags, or the juice from canned beets, or a half packet of Kool-Aid.

If I want the eggs to absorb flavor, I'll add a lot of tea bags, soy sauce, and five spice powder (haven't tried it with KoolAid)and then simmer on low for several HOURS.

To make pretty marbeled eggs I'll boil the eggs, then roll the eggs to crack the shells. Then put them back into a strong tea and/or soysauce bath and simmer the eggs for an hour or so.

You could do that with kool aid too (boil them in a lighter colored KoolAid bath and then crackle the shell and simmer in a more concentrated bath or a different color), but I would wonder whether the flavor of the KoolAde would permeate the egg.

Okay, dying then sounds a lot more fun than my method for distinguishing boiled versus raw, however, for anyone else that ever needs to determine if an egg is hard boiled or not, if you set them on their side on a counter top and give them a spin, hard boiled eggs will spin smoothly, raw eggs won't...they just kind of wobble around.

kaplods
04-01-2012, 02:38 PM
Okay, dying then sounds a lot more fun than my method for distinguishing boiled versus raw, however, for anyone else that ever needs to determine if an egg is hard boiled or not, if you set them on their side on a counter top and give them a spin, hard boiled eggs will spin smoothly, raw eggs won't...they just kind of wobble around.


LOL! I've read about this method, but I could never remember which one spins smoothly and which one wobbles.

And I have to admit that "fun" is the biggest motivator for dying eggs, because I also use other methods, such as writing a "B" on the boiled eggs with a non-toxic Crayola marker. Also, unless I'm boiling a full dozen, I don't return boiled eggs to the egg carton, so there's an even easier method to distinguish boiled from raw. The raw ones are in a carton, and the boiled ones are in a bowl or my egg plate (with egg-shaped divets to nestle the eggs into, ideal for deviled eggs).

Amy8888
04-01-2012, 06:25 PM
I love eggs too! Most weeks I buy a carton or two and boil up whatever's left in a carton from the previous week. Then I peel them right away and keep them in a container in the fridge. Great, cheap, easy snack all week!

And by the way, don't ever buy the as seen on TV product Eggies. It doesn't work at all.

LAgreeneyes
04-02-2012, 02:32 PM
I live on a farm and I have chickens and eat eggs EVERY day and I have never had any problems. Eggs that you buy in the store and fresh farm eggs taste totally different. I have not eaten store bought eggs in about 10 years.

XLMuffnTop
04-02-2012, 02:42 PM
I love eggs in most forms except hard boiled. The smell of the yoke makes me gag and I just can't get it down. Once the yoke has been altered, say, deviled egg style, I don't mind it.

My husband laughs at this but hey, the gag is automatic and can't be helped. :D

Arctic Mama
04-02-2012, 03:48 PM
We buy the five dozen Costco pack every week. I eat eggs, usually two per day, and my kids have two almost every morning as well. That is eight eggs, minimum, 5-6 days a week. We go through a lot ;)

konfyoozed
04-02-2012, 06:02 PM
I love eggs too! Most weeks I buy a carton or two and boil up whatever's left in a carton from the previous week. Then I peel them right away and keep them in a container in the fridge. Great, cheap, easy snack all week!

And by the way, don't ever buy the as seen on TV product Eggies. It doesn't work at all.

the eggies product worked for me, it was just a pain in the butt to put together and to take apart and clean... 4 parts x 6 pieces = 24 random parts in the box.

banananutmuffin
04-03-2012, 05:14 PM
I keep backyard chickens. I have one Maran mix that lays olive colored eggs. I also have an auracana mix that lays a pretty blue egg, when she lays.

I eat a ton of eggs! Scrambled, fried, boiled, deviled, pickled, quiche... you name it, and I eat it. I love eggs.

The great thing about eggs, IMHO, is that they work really well for adding veggies. Scramble some with veggies and yum. I load up my quiche with veggies, too. It's a great way for me to eat more vegetables (which I don't really like), as well as get some green stuff into my kids.

sontaikle
04-03-2012, 05:51 PM
The great thing about eggs, IMHO, is that they work really well for adding veggies. Scramble some with veggies and yum. I load up my quiche with veggies, too. It's a great way for me to eat more vegetables (which I don't really like), as well as get some green stuff into my kids.

Oh my gosh yes! I love a poached egg with some veggies. Such a great breakfast! :) Eggs just about any way with just about any veggie is just awesome.

Amy8888
04-05-2012, 11:34 AM
the eggies product worked for me, it was just a pain in the butt to put together and to take apart and clean... 4 parts x 6 pieces = 24 random parts in the box.

Yeah, I decided it was so much easier to just peel boiled eggs than assemble the Eggies, wipe (not spray) oil into the thing, pour the egg into the Eggie (inevitably spilling some of the egg), hope it boils as well as they say, remove the egg, dissemble the Eggie and clean the 24 pieces. :dizzy:

theCandEs
04-06-2012, 10:48 PM
I keep backyard chickens. I have one Maran mix that lays olive colored eggs. I also have an auracana mix that lays a pretty blue egg, when she lays.

I eat a ton of eggs! Scrambled, fried, boiled, deviled, pickled, quiche... you name it, and I eat it. I love eggs.

The great thing about eggs, IMHO, is that they work really well for adding veggies. Scramble some with veggies and yum. I load up my quiche with veggies, too. It's a great way for me to eat more vegetables (which I don't really like), as well as get some green stuff into my kids.

I have backyard chickens, too. We have auracanas, barred rock hens, buff orphingtons, black austrolorps, and Rhode Island reds. We also have one white giant hen. We have all hens now (16), but we used to have a rooster. He was mean as sin though, so we had to get rid of him. I didn't want him attacking my children.

They are putting out about 8 or 9 eggs a day now that it's spring. I'm guessing we will have to start selling some here and there.

Serval87
04-07-2012, 06:03 AM
My parents had chickens when I was little. I loved the fresh eggs. Sadly, since we're budget-tight and on foodstamps, we only have the option for store bought eggs, and since they're all pretty much the same, I buy the cheapest.

Unfortunately, I'm pretty bad at cooking eggs. My husband makes little bread-eggs for me occasionally, which I love. I love my yolks runny. Mmmm. (I got tonsillitis this way once.)

I'm going to attempt to make this soon: http://justbento.com/handbook/recipe-collection-mains/1-egg-tamagoyaki-japanese-omelette

konfyoozed
04-07-2012, 11:26 AM
i made the koolaid eggs! :)

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/4418/eastereggsk.jpg

i didn't think they'd come out so bright, but i was pleasantly surprised.

if you decide to color eggs with koolaid, just be careful when removing them from the dye and setting them to dry, when the dye is wet it scrapes off pretty easily.

novangel
04-07-2012, 11:49 AM
I love eggs however I have high cholesterol (runs high on my Father's side) so I try to avoid them. :/ I have them once in a while but as a kid I swear I ate them daily! I was an egg addict and my kid is allergic. Go figure.

I'm going to have my cholesterol checked again in a month or two and I am hoping that my new lifestyle of diet/cardio has made a positive impact and my number will be down. :crossed:

pixelllate
04-07-2012, 08:39 PM
Painting easter eggs tomorrow!! =)
Also I left some eggs I bought at the farmer's market...along with some chicken. UPSET. but oh well, I bought enough food for the week...