Where do all the eggs go?
Have you guys checked out my budget page? If you have, and you’ve perused it weekly since I’ve started keeping stats, you’d noticed that I buy an insane amount of eggs. We’re talking at least 18 eggs per week, but usually more like 24 eggs. Lucky for me, eggs are generally less than $0.60 a dozen.
I must concede, however, that they are most likely *not* cage-free, happy-chicken eggs. I *am* a vegetarian, but I’m not that kind of vegetarian. I support and admire those vegetarians but I’m just not there. I don’t support animal cruelty, of course, but I don’t purchase cruelty-free-eggs. I beat myself up enough already about that, okay? So just bite your tongue and move along, Betty.
You see, I’m a vegetarian for different reasons. I wish I could review with you exactly why I don’t eat meat but I cannot. I’m still working on that? It has something to do with health, but not really, because you can be very healthy and eat meat. I’m basically responsible for the stellar cholesterol numbers of my Omnivore and I feed him animals all the time. Rawr.
And methane released by cow gas. Cows have 4 stomachs. That’s a lot of methane. I’d be happy to go over the organic chemistry behind this problem, but you’d be less than happy to read about it. So I’ll just move on…
And being green, and by green I mean friendly to the environment. Not in the I-look-vaguely-Mediterranean-and-have-Olive-skin-green way.
And the challenge. I like the challenge.
Anywho. I don’t do a lot of baking. So these 18 eggs are usually consumed by me in whole-egg-form throughout the week. I like to think of poached eggs as a condiment. In many households the poor egg is relegated to only breakfast and baked goods. You people are missing out:
Doesn’t that look just delicious? A gently poached egg atop stir fried veggies with fresh basil and cracked pepper beats soy sauce any day.
I’ll eat this for breakfast. For dinner. For lunch. For my midnight snack. And I snack a lot mid-night. But that’s another battle I fight.
Just sautee some broccoli, some zucchini, some onion. Anything, really. Add a couple-three egg whites and fold the mixture, gently to cook the egg. Poach a whole egg in another pan. Top the veggies with the poached egg and some freshly chopped basil. Crack some pepper on that baby and enjoy.