Buffalo Blue Egg Salad with Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs (+ $100 Visa gift card giveaway)

buffalo blue egg salad

We eat a lot of eggs in our house. A LOT. I bake with them, Lily eats one for breakfast most days of the week, I often incorporate one or two into my lunch, and John makes wicked good breakfast sandwiches on the weekend. Eggs are one of the foods I buy every week and always have on hand.

So when I was offered the opportunity to participate in the Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs campaign via BlogHer, I jumped at the chance.

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Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs come from humanely raised hens that are given plenty of space to move about freely, as well as shelter in clean and well-ventilated barns located on small family farms (<– click the link to read about some of the farmers!). The hens are handled gently to keep stress at a minimum; they are fed high-quality nutritious feed without antibiotics and hormones, and are given plentiful pure fresh water. The hens’ feed contains a healthy amount of flaxseed, which in turn produces eggs with extra heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

It’s no question that hens treated this well are bound to produce superior eggs, both in terms of nutrition and taste.

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Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs are perfect for those who care about the welfare of animals and place a high priority on knowing that their eggs were raised without cruel factory farm conditions. In fact, Nellie’s was America’s first Certified Humane egg producer and the first “B-Corp” certified Farm!

They truly do carry “a kinder kind of egg”.

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I – for one – love knowing where my food is coming from, and with Nellie’s, I know the eggs that I’m feeding my family come from healthy and happy hens.

We’ve been enjoying the eggs as we usually do; but one meal sticks out as especially delicious, and I want to share the recipe with you!

buffalo blue egg salad

Egg salad is a quick, easy, filling, and – most importantly – delicious lunch. It’s one of my go-to midday meals when I can’t think of what else to make. Classic egg salad is perfect in-and-of-itself, but it can be fun to add some unexpected punches of flavor; and that’s precisely what I did in this case.

buffalo blue egg salad

Spicy buffalo sauce and creamy blue cheese take the egg salad up a few notches. I prefer a crunchy/crispy accompaniment to my egg salad, so I served this buffalo blue version with sweet fresh carrot sticks.

Delicious!

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Buffalo Blue Egg Salad with Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: poach entree main salad side snack vegetarian eggs

Ingredients (2-3 servings)

  • 6 large Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs
  • 1/4 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp all-natural buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 Tbsp freshly crumbled blue cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp sliced green onions
  • carrot sticks for serving, optional

Instructions

Place the eggs in a large saucepan and cover (by at least 1/2 inch) with water. Place saucepan on the stove set to medium-high heat. Bring water to a rolling boil, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and remove from heat. Let eggs sit in the covered saucepan for 10 minutes.

Carefully drain the water out of the saucepan. Shake the drained saucepan to thoroughly crack the egg shells. Run cold water over the cracked egg shells for one minute. Peel the eggs (the shells should come off easily).

Cut each shelled egg in half. Scoop out two of the yolks, and reserve for another use. Chop the two hard-boiled egg whites and the remaining 4 hard-boiled eggs (whites & yolks); set aside.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, buffalo wing sauce, and blue cheese. Taste and add Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper if desired. Fold chopped hard-boiled eggs and egg whites into the yogurt mixture. Fold in the green onions. Serve with carrot sticks, if desired.

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Monday Musings

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First of all, I have to thank all of you who bought my e-cookbook! It means so much to me, and I hope that you enjoy the recipes. For those of you who haven’t yet bought it, but are interested, it is sold exclusively through the Amazon Kindle store, but you do not need a Kindle to purchase or read it. All you need is the Kindle app, which works on most smartphones, tablets, and computers.

 

Halloween may have come and gone, but my pumpkin preoccupation is nowhere near over for the year… as is apparent from this post!

candle

1. We’ve been alternating burning the Pumpkin Spice & Autumn Leaves natural soy wax Old Factory candles, and they smell fantastic! Both scents are part of the Fall Harvest themed gift set; the third in the set is Cranberry, which I’m saving for December.

I don’t often burn scented candles because of the artificial aroma and/or chemicals in the ingredients, but these Old Factory candles have neither. They are on the small side, but each will burn for over 20 hours.

 

yogurt

2. Something else I don’t often have in the house is sweetened flavored yogurt (or when I do, I combine a half serving with plain yogurt to cut down on the sugar)… but THIS one is a game changer.

Siggi’s Icelandic yogurt is seriously delicious: thick, creamy, lightly sweetened with half the sugar of other flavored yogurts, and packed with protein. The Pumpkin & Spice flavor is wicked good; I’m going to stock up before they fly off the shelves!

 

tea

 

3. I’m a coffee fiend through and through in the morning, but a steaming mug of this Pumpkin Spice tea from The Republic of Tea after lunch serves three purposes:

  1. It satisfies my sweet tooth, which is necessary after getting used to eating dessert midday while writing my e-cookbook.
  2. It warms me up, which is necessary as the New England days turn colder.
  3. It gives me a slight caffeine pick-me-up, which is necessary when you have an active toddler (who still doesn’t sleep through the night).

I love that there are no artificial ingredients, which – for some reason – is common in pumpkin-flavored teas. There are no strings attached to the tea bags, but I like my tea strong, so I just leave it in to steep while I sip.

 

pumpkin bfast cookies

4. Lily and I both love these Vegan Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies from Two Peas & Their Pod. Maria knows cookies (check out her vast arsenal of recipes here), so I knew these breakfast cookies would be delicious even before I made them; and I was right! They are soft, chewy, and just sweet enough.

 

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5. My mom made a puppy Halloween costume for Lily. She’s obsessed with the super soft tail (attached to an elastic band that goes around her waist)… so much so that she did not want to take it off for her nap on Halloween! My mom sewed a pair of handmade doggie ears onto an oversized sweatshirt and used stick-on felt for the spots. She also made a cute felt collar, but Lily didn’t want to wear it (sorry, Mom).

I’m pretty sure she’ll be wearing this costume throughout the year ;).

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