The Week of Eggs

by HEAB on July 26, 2010

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On our way home from Missouri yesterday, we stopped at the egg lady’s house. There is literally a woman who lives right on the outskirts of town where we stayed, and when she has fresh eggs, she puts out an Eggs for Sale sign in her front yard. We got there just as her and her adorable little husband were leaving for church. When she heard we were in from out of town and hoping for some fresh farm eggs, she went and gathered 4 dozen eggs while her husband entertained us. I split the eggs with my mom and brother and ended up with 2 dozen freshly laid eggs for $2.00. Can’t beat that! Thank you Egg Lady. :)

Since Chris and I will be leaving this coming weekend for our Babymoon, I’m trying really hard not to go to the grocery store this week. So, the eats should be interesting, and they will include lots of eggs…starting with my dinner last night…

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A scrambled egg mess with red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, spinach, and crumbled goat cheese. Sadly, I’m all out of wing sauce. :(

Please send me your favorite egg-o-licious recipes. I’m thinking I need to make custard oats. What’s your favorite way to prepare them? Also, any good frittata recipes out there? I seem to always scorch the bottom of mine.

Before I head to my favorite vinyasa yoga class, I have some important things to share with you.

First off, would you like to win a bottle of Extra Virgin Pressed Avocado Oil?

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Jessica has started a site called Give Away One Thing A Day. She will be doing daily giveaways both to visitors (weekdays) and charities (weekends). Visitors who win the daily giveaways will be asked to pay it forward by giving away an item of their own and then sharing the story with the site. The goal is to create a fun, interesting, and heartwarming site about living lighter, one day at a time. Cool concept, no? To help Jessica bring more awareness to Give Away One Thing A Day, I’ve offered to help her out by hosting a giveaway here at HEAB. So, for a chance to win the bottle of avocado oil pictured above, there are three ways you can enter:

1) Leave a comment on this post.

2) Tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment below saying you did so.

3) Link to the giveaway on your own blog and leave a comment below saying you did so.

I’ll leave the comments open for 24 hours, and Jessica will post the winner on Give Away One Thing A Day tomorrow. Thanks guys!

Secondly, don’t forget to enter my Maranatha Nut Butter Giveaway as it ends tonight at midnight (CST).

Thirdly, if you get a chance, please check out my guest post, Love, Marriage, and Hamburgers over at Maggie’s blog. Maggie, many congrats on your marriage this past weekend! So excited for you and Bobby. :)

{ 196 comments }

VeggieGirl July 26, 2010 at 8:18 am

Send ME some egg recipes! :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 8:19 am

VeggieGirl, I will certainly do that! :)

Jessica @ How Sweet July 26, 2010 at 8:18 am

I have always wanted to try avocado oil!

As for eggs, I have been loving them fried on top of things like chicken tacos, pasta and tortillas.

Erica July 26, 2010 at 8:20 am

I’d love to try cold pressed avocado oil!

Beth July 26, 2010 at 8:21 am

I looove eggs. This morning I had savory oats with onions and a poached egg on top. I also love doing scrambles like what you had last night. Poached is definitely my favorite way to have ‘em!

Erica July 26, 2010 at 8:22 am

Tweeted the giveaway! (@discoveringraw)

thedelicateplace July 26, 2010 at 8:24 am

i am affectionately know as the egg slut by my friends. this is because i love me some eggs! any time/all the time. i make mean omelet muffins that freeze well and/or keep in the fridge for 3 days recipe here:
http://thedelicateplace.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/christos-vozkrese-voistina-vozkrese/

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 8:29 am

Egg Slut, Thank you! :)

Marilou July 26, 2010 at 8:25 am

Wow, this is such a great idea of a blog!! I kinda burnt out on eggs when I low carbed for a long time ( I know I know) … but I still like it once in a while burritos-style

Hilary July 26, 2010 at 8:26 am

I just discovered a love of avocado and love that there is an oil!

Carbzilla July 26, 2010 at 8:26 am

My wing-sauce loving heart is breaking for you. Let me know how wing-sauce withdrawal goes! Have fun on your trip!

homecookedem July 26, 2010 at 8:26 am

You know how much I’m lovin’ eggs these days!! :)

What a great giveaway idea. That is so awesome!

Evan Thomas July 26, 2010 at 8:26 am

I’ve never tried avocado oil, but I certainly would love to see how it tastes

Carrie @ TV and Dinners July 26, 2010 at 8:28 am

I think the key to frittatas is when you are cooking on the stove top to turn down the skillet to medium/medium low once you add the eggs. You don’t need to have the pan super hot at that point because you will completely set the eggs in the oven anyway.

Frittatas are so yummy, they are my go-to dish when I want eggs. Here is my favorite frittata I’ve ever made: http://iseemonsters.typepad.com/tv_and_dinners/2010/06/hey-summer-how-you-doin.html

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 8:29 am

Carrie, Thanks for the tip – I’ll try that next time!

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday July 26, 2010 at 8:32 am

I can’t even get mass-produced eggs at the grocery store for $2!

maria July 26, 2010 at 8:34 am

giving away one thing a day? sounds pretty interesting – im going to have to start following that blog!

dorrybird July 26, 2010 at 8:34 am

I’d love to try avocado oil!

One of my favorite ways to eat eggs is simply poached with yummy, grainy toast.

Tina July 26, 2010 at 8:35 am

What a cool thing to do! Love that concept she started. Avocado oil is delicious too.

Great deal on those eggs. I just love sandwiches with egg and tomato lately.

Monica July 26, 2010 at 8:40 am

Oh eggs, how delicious and affordable you are.
I wonder if you cooked the eggs with that avocado oil, if they would taste a little like avocado?

Have a nice day!

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 8:44 am

Monica, Not sure as I don’t think I’ve ever actually had avocado oil. However, I’m thinking not as I hear the taste is pretty mild.

Danielle (Runs on Green) July 26, 2010 at 8:40 am

I’ve never even heard of avocado oil! I want some :D

Oh, and egg recipes: STRATA! I made the vegan version w/tofu and it was sooooo good so I figure the traditional egg version would be good too :D

Justine July 26, 2010 at 8:43 am

I was just glancing over the last part and read “Love, Margarine, and Hamburgers”. I’ve had coffee and it’s not terribly early in the morning. I’ve no excuses for this one….ha :)

For some reason runny egg yolks over mashed potatoes sounds yummy….

Jaya July 26, 2010 at 8:46 am

Wow, that is a steal for fresh eggs! I feel like I might not be entirely outcast/crazy for saying here that one of my favourite things about Nigella Lawson’s show is that the eggs she uses are so high quality that the yolks are practically amber.
I hope you guys have a wonderful babymoon! My sister and brother in law spent theirs in France, Belgium, Syria and Jordan. Not a bad reason to have a baby. Just kidding!

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 9:01 am

Jaya, No, you’re not crazy at all. I’ve heard a good quality egg always has a really dark yolk.

Valerie @ City|Life|Eats July 26, 2010 at 8:47 am

I have always wanted to try avocado oil :) Thank you for entering me in the giveaway.

Valerie @ City|Life|Eats July 26, 2010 at 8:48 am

Just tweeted about the giveaway!

kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com July 26, 2010 at 8:50 am

love, marriage, and hamburgers <3 hehe i love that! will check it out now!

xoxo

Fallon July 26, 2010 at 8:52 am

Avocado oil, sounds interesting!

maren July 26, 2010 at 8:52 am

would love to try avocado oil!

Brandi July 26, 2010 at 8:53 am

eggs every day doesn’t sound bad to me :) Especially at that price!

I’ve never even SEEN avocado oil to buy, but I love avocados, so I’m sure I’d love it.

And I love the idea of giving something away – what a cool concept!

missyrayn July 26, 2010 at 8:53 am

Tortilla Espanola is perfect for eggs. Parboiled potatoes (sweet potatoes work too), diced onion and anything else you want to add sauteed and then covered in eggs until they set around then edges and the put under the boiler. It was my favorite thing in Spain and the make it in many flavors. And it tastes great cold the next day.

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Missrayn, Yes, I love Tortilla Espanola but have never made my own. Thanks for the idea!

annecalista July 26, 2010 at 8:55 am

I would love to try avocado oil!
Your egg mess looks beautiful and delicious :-)

Ellen July 26, 2010 at 9:04 am

Iowa Girl Eats has THE best frittata recipe I have ever tasted:
http://iowagirleats.com/2010/06/24/a-summer-fresh-veggie-feast/

Seriously, you won’t regret it, and super healthy too!

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Cool – thanks Ellen. :)

Scott in Ohio July 26, 2010 at 9:05 am

There’s a brand of tater chips I’ve seen at the health food stores that are fried in avocado oil. Since seeing them, I’ve been wanting to try the oil. Maybe this is my shot!

Glad your shower trip was so good!

Sara July 26, 2010 at 9:13 am

My all time favorite egg recipe has to be omelets. That’s my go to recipe when we don’t have very much in the house or I’m too tired to cook anything extravagant. Lately I’ve enjoyed homemade vanilla pudding though.

Thanks for hosting this. Its a great idea!

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Sara, How do you make your pudding?

Christina July 26, 2010 at 9:14 am

That’s a steal for good quality eggs! I bought some local eggs a few weeks ago. I had some mass produced store bought generic eggs in my fridge, and I cracked open one of each. The local egg yolk was almost orange! And the taste is incredible. The local egg yolk was much smoother/kind of buttery tasting. I try to get local eggs whenever I can – good for the planet, good for my palate :)

My favorite way to have eggs is scrambled with sauteed onion and green bell pepper. I have black beans on the side (in an adobo sauce) and toast some corn tortillas on a medium heat griddle. I may just have this for dinner tonight!

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Christina, May I please join you for dinner? ;)

Sara July 26, 2010 at 9:15 am

I tweeted it!

Amanda Hearne July 26, 2010 at 9:18 am

I would love to win the avocado oil! I just cleaned out my pantry this weekend and already have things to give away for “paying it forward.”

lz July 26, 2010 at 9:19 am

Eggs are so good. I love them fried, with soy sauce and vinegar, served atop oatmeal. Don’t bash it till you try it!

Avocado oil seems intriguing! Thanks for the creative giveaway.

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:31 pm

lz, No bashing from me – I think your egg dish actually sounds really good!

jacobc July 26, 2010 at 9:21 am

I didn’t even know there was such a thing.. ha!

I like trying new stuff though!

Kathi July 26, 2010 at 9:23 am

I just made a pizza and the crust was made out of 5 egg whites. I wasn’t sure how it would be but it was pretty tasty. I cooked the egg whites until done in the plan, topped it with tomato sauce that was seasoned with oregano and basil, roasted veggies and cheese. I put it under the broiler until the cheese was melted. Delicious! let me know if you give it a try.

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Kathi – I will. Sounds delicious. Would totally make that for dinner if I had some tomato sauce.

Katie July 26, 2010 at 9:27 am

I eat eggs everyday. I love them, as you know. I eat them hard boiled, scrambled, fried, all of it. I made this awesome Spanish tortilla/frittata that is serisouly easy.
http://makingfoodandotherstuff.wordpress.com/2009/12/21/home-for-the-holidays/
I also posted a bunch of recipes for egg salad – great for hot days!
https://makingfoodandotherstuff.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/an-egg-cellent-recipe/

Oh, my god. I love eggs. I think I’d cry tears of joy if I met The Egg Lady. You are lucky!

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Katie, My fellow lover of all things eggs – thanks for the recipes!

Katie July 26, 2010 at 9:27 am

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh egg scrambles are the best! How cool the lady sells fresh eggs, I bet they are yum!

Hmmmmmmmmmm egg recipes?

Muffin Frittatas

6 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup chopped zucchini
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
Directions
1.Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper in medium bowl until blended. Add cheese, zucchini, bell pepper and onion; mix well. Spoon evenly into 12 greased muffin cups, about 1/4 cup each.
2.Bake in 350 degrees F oven until just set, 20 to 22 minutes. Cool on rack 5 minutes. Remove from cups; serve warm.

from http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Muffin-Frittatas/Detail.aspx

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Thanks Katie! Sounds delicious. :)

Anita July 26, 2010 at 9:33 am

I love eggs!! The only problem is I never use a recipe. I ALWAYS make what’s ever in the fridge scrambled eggs. This is usually my way of using up veggies that are going bad. However, reading everybodys ideas has kind of inspired me…..kind of, when you have a good thing going it is hard to change.

Danielle July 26, 2010 at 9:36 am

I love cooking frittatas with lots of veggies on the stovetop, then adding cheese and putting it under the broiler for a few minutes!

Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15) July 26, 2010 at 9:39 am

EGGS! A.k.a, chicken periods.

As I learned from Sophia, nothing beats a good poached egg on top of ANYTHING.

You can also mix cooked eggs with goat yogurt for custardy stuff. Actually, what I’ve done is created a little “egg cake” in the microwave (you could probably do it on the stove too), out of one egg (or two whites), then once it’s cooled, topped it with yogurt or cottage cheese and put it on toast. With any flavorings/sweeteners you’d like, of course. Haha, plain would be kind of gross.

Oh, and BANANA frittata! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Banana-Frittata/Detail.aspx

For more savory, I’ve made this baby with kabocha, and it was brilliant: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pumpkin-Spinach-and-Feta-Frittata/Detail.aspx

Avocado oil is awesome. It tastes soooo rich and it’s a great moisturizer.

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Thanks Mimi – I’m intrigued by your idea of the yogurt egg custard, and both frittatas sound amazing!

ginny July 26, 2010 at 9:39 am

I put a Dr. Praegers California veggie burger in the skillet… chop it up with the spachala & throw in 4 egg whites & a dash of Himalayan salt… YUM! The veggies are still identifiable in those burgers, which is why I like them… you can snag them at Trader Joe’s, but I just got a big box at Costco & I’m more than glad to share!

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Ginny, Yes, I’ve seen Dr. Praegers burgers at Costco before but never tried them. Thanks for the tip. :)

malpaz July 26, 2010 at 9:40 am

i had almost that exact eggs screamble yesterday! that website is cool i must check into it!

Kati July 26, 2010 at 9:49 am

I would love to win some avocado oil..and I have plenty of things to give away. I love that idea!

Krystina July 26, 2010 at 10:07 am

Ooo, I’m all over avo oil!

couchpotatoathlete July 26, 2010 at 10:08 am

I would love to try avocado oil — and the Give Away One Thing A Day site is such a neat idea! will definitely link the giveaway later today.

I love farm fresh eggs — mu husband works with an egg lady! They taste so much better than grocery store eggs, hands down!

mary July 26, 2010 at 10:15 am

I love eggs especially for dinner lol. But I lie to scramble some eggs, salmon and cheese together and put the mix in a tortilla for a delicious burrito. I also like to make breakfast sandwiches with a English muffin, egg, and cheese.

Theron Willis July 26, 2010 at 10:20 am

Avocado oil would be fun to experiment with. Hope to win!

Sandra July 26, 2010 at 10:21 am

Oooh I have been wanting to try avocado oil too. That website sounds like a great idea. I think I give things to the goodwill on a weekly basis or I call purple heart and have them come pick up boxes of my daughters things that she’s grown out of.

Sarah L. July 26, 2010 at 10:34 am

I have only ever used avocado oil as a moisturizer but I assume you could cook with this too, right? Would love to win it and give it a try!

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Sarah, Yes, you can. Never tried avocado oil myself, but I hear good things about it.

Michelle July 26, 2010 at 10:39 am

I would love to try avocado oil.

I love eggs. Recently had an egg salad sandwich and it was good, kind of like tuna fish sandwich but made with eggs.

Jenn (GH) July 26, 2010 at 10:39 am

Holy moly those are cheap eggs! Local eggs around here are about $5 a dozen.

I eat so many eggs I’m surprised I haven’t started growing feathers!

Maria July 26, 2010 at 10:42 am

I’ve been wanting to try avocado. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 26, 2010 at 10:45 am

Love scrambled eggs with veggies! YUM! I wonder if I would like avocado oil since I am not a fan of avocados? Would love to try it though!

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Sarena, I think the avocado taste is pretty mild. I bet you would like it. :)

SANDY July 26, 2010 at 10:45 am

love eggs- it seems like I eat more in winter but also I eat mainly egg whites…mix with spinach, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers for crunch and sprinkle on bacon salt

Louis July 26, 2010 at 10:45 am

enter me please, thank you for the giveaway

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Louis, You’re welcome. :)

mal July 26, 2010 at 10:46 am

i’ve never tried avocado oil but i would love to! thanks!

Louis July 26, 2010 at 10:46 am
SillyGooseMama July 26, 2010 at 10:47 am

I’ve never tried avocado oil, but sounds delish!

Amy @ Second City Randomness July 26, 2010 at 11:00 am

Awww… we used to have an “egg lady” back in the day, too! My mom would make the trip down to her house every other week for fresh ones…

Sandi July 26, 2010 at 11:03 am

I love putting a poached egg in a bowl of soupy black beans topped with salsa…mmmmm. I don’t know if you eat beans, but I bet a poached egg on top of a bowl of oat bran would be amazing too. Or poached eggs with rice, or toast, or sauteed greens…or plain, I don’t know. Lately I’ve been discovering the amazingness of eggs in general.

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Sandi, I do eat beans, and I love poached eggs on top of oat bran – really good with a little cheese or hummus, and I agree, eggs are amazing! :)

JT (The Faux Foodie Girl) July 26, 2010 at 11:12 am

Wow, what cool concept for the website. I must check it out.

Avocado oil is definitely something new to me and I would love to try it…… Congrats on the baby and enjoy the babymoon:)

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Thanks JT!

JT (The Faux Foodie Girl) July 26, 2010 at 11:14 am

I tweeted about the contest :) @fauxfoodiegirl

Aleyta July 26, 2010 at 11:16 am

What an interesting product! Would love to try it!

mwoody July 26, 2010 at 11:17 am

never heard of avocado oil. sounds awesome though. avocados are delish and it would seem like the oil would be great for cooking!

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather July 26, 2010 at 11:29 am

I’ve always wanted to try avocado oil! I have a tasty simple frittata recipe under breakfast recipes on my site. I make it for breakfast and dinner all the time.

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Great – thanks Heather!

Cellabella July 26, 2010 at 11:30 am

What a wonderful giveaway and way to spread generosity by paying it forward. I hope to spread my wealth to others too!

elaine July 26, 2010 at 11:56 am

thanks for hosting this giveaway! Also here’s a link to one of my favorite recipes:
http://teaandcookies.blogspot.com/2009/08/clean-out-fridge-frittata.html

i use goat cheese and it tastes amazing!

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Thanks Elaine – you know I love my goat cheese. :)

Carol Harrity July 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I am a “cookaholic” and love experimenting with new to me items. I know there are a lot of different oils, but avacoda oil is new to me. I would love to win and experiment with it.

Carla July 26, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I’d love to try avacado oil.

julie July 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm

avacado oil would be SO good with eggs!

Denise July 26, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I’d love to try this, thanks.

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) July 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I actually made one of my favorite egg dishes just yesterday for my pregnant sister. :) I did this quick meal often while I was living in China, since English-labeled grocery selection was scarce. Just grate a zucchini/yellow squash (or 2) until shredded and sautee in a bit of oil, garlic powder, oregano, S&P, then scramble in an egg (or 2…or 4). It’ll be watery from the squash, but I just pour it out of the skillet while holding the mixture back with a lid. Top with cheese of your choice (parm is nice) and that’s it!

For custard oatmeal, I think the last time I did it, I stirred in the egg in the last minute of cooking or so, then turned off the heat, covered and let it stand for a couple minutes to custard-ify.

Enjoy your eggs, whatever you end up doing. :D

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Great – thanks Diana, your preggo egg dish sounds wonderful, especially with Parm!

glutenfreemuse July 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Hi Heather!

I am going on vacation soon and would love to have someone guest post for me while I’m gone! What are the intricacies of the set up for doing that?? Do I need to give over my passwords and such??

Thanks!
Alyssa

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Alyssa, No, I’ve never published a guest post on my blog, but when I’ve written them for others, I usually just send it to the blogger in an email, and they copy, paste, and publish it themselves.

Amber G July 26, 2010 at 12:48 pm

This looks yummy! I’d love to win!

ann July 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I love the pay it forward concept and would love to try avocado oil.

Thanks!

Jennifer K July 26, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I’ve never even heard of avocado oil!
Sounds fun =D

aubrey July 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm

i dream of a fried egg sprinkled with smoked paprika and sitting on top of a giant salad. yum!

mapledreams July 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Sounds amazing getting your eggs from a cute little place like that! Bet it makes eating them all the more enjoyable!!! I think you should defintiely go for the custard oats!! Sound absolutely lovely!
Thanks for the cream cheese mint recipe on your previous post! Definitely want to give them a go! Sound splendid xx

Ozlem July 26, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Hmmm avocado oil?? I am intriggued (sp.)!! TO say the least. Now onto the maranatha give away and then to jessica’s blog :)

Ana July 26, 2010 at 1:31 pm

I love avocados and would really like to try avocado oil, I never had it before.
Regarding eggs, my favorite way to enjoy them are scrambled with cheese, tomatoes and herbs (basil, parsley, oregano, or dried italian mixed herbs). I sautee some onions and garlic then I add chopped tomatoes, cook for a minute, season everything with salt and pepper and in goes some beaten eggs. I then scramble it quickly until almost done and add cheese. Parmesan is a favorite, as is goat cheese or even american cheese (it melts beautifully but doesn’t get stringy, which I like!). Done, put it on a plate and enjoy with a big salad, roasted veggies (I love having broccoli as a side with eggs!) or put the scramble in a tortilla (and a bit more cheese maybe), also yummy!
Another way I like eggs is in a frittata! The key is not get the stove too hot. I like to sautee lots of veggies with garlic until they are starting to get soft but not too soft (I like using red peppers, spinach, tomatoes, corn, and I looove peas – the sweet green frozen ones – with eggs, either in the scrambled eggs or in a frittata, for some reason peas are really good with eggs, imo at least!). Sometimes I add leftover roasted chicken pieces to the veggies if I have on the fridge, they go well with the eggs too. Then I add beaten eggs to the sauteed veggies and mix gently to get everything together. Let it sit for a minute, run a spatula around the edges and let the unscrambled egg ooze on the surroundings of the pan.
As the whole thing starts to set I sprinkle it with a good dose of parmesan cheese (or another cheese I have, sometimes goat cheese, sometimes mozzarella) and put the pan under the broiler to finish cooking and setting the eggs. It takes about a couple of minutes or so, keep a close eye on the thing as broilers can burn things pretty quickly!
I love making frittatas with tons of veggies inside, then I have it with a salad and some brown rice it is a complete meal!
I like the looks of your scrambled eggs Heather, I love eggs with spinach and tomatoes, major yum!
Ana

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Thanks for all the egg tips Ana – especially your method for making frittata. Sounds delicious!

Ana July 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Forgot to say that I mix my herbs with my eggs when making either scrambled eggs or frittatas, and also that I season the beaten eggs with salt and pepper!
Ana

Neena July 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm

What a great idea!!

spoonfulofsugarfree July 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Wow avacado oil? I’ve never heard or seen that before! I would love to try it!

Abbey July 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Um, that sounds amazing. I would lOvE to try some! Thanks HEABS!
BTW, I am in STL so you shot right past me on your weekend trip!

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Abbey, Enjoy some Ted Drewe’s for me. We didn’t have time to stop. :(

Lorne July 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I have some avocado oil in the cupboard, my mum bought it for me knowing how much I loveeeee it.

I am on a cottage cheese bender this morning… just can’t get enough of the yummilicious stuff…

Erin M. July 26, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I love how that blog name says it all!

Melissa @ Tryingtoheal July 26, 2010 at 2:13 pm

that reminds me that i have an egg lady near me! i need to get her eggs!
:) egg recipes? mix with wild rice, veggies, garlic, onions and top with soy sauce! bake it in a muffin tin and it’s like fried rice cups!

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Melissa, Fried rice cups? Brilliant!

Diane R. July 26, 2010 at 2:27 pm

This sounds as if it could be an interesting substitute for olive oil.

shawna July 26, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I would love this to cook with!!

Lynn July 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I too would adore some avacado oil!
Eggwise (what a fun thing to say!), I have been loving on some black bean and mozz omlets. Thanks to you, dear Heather, I was tempted to try my hand at omlet making…according to my husby I have become quite the master. I think this Wednesday, which is Saturday for us, I will try a sweet omlet.
Enjoy your babymoon!!!! If I’d known such a thing existed, we would’ve gone on one before West came along. Safe travels!

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Thanks Lynn, and so happy to hear you have perfected the omelet!

DANIELLE WALDO July 26, 2010 at 2:37 pm

I have never heard of avacado oil i bet this would be good in some bbq recipes.

waitressdani (at) hotmail (dot) com

runningaroundnormal July 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm

2 dozen eggs for $2?! that is pretty amazing. OK I need to convince my hubby to get on it with those reconditioned Vitamixes. NEED. :)

greenbean July 26, 2010 at 2:44 pm

avocado oil, yes please!

Ed Nemmers July 26, 2010 at 3:13 pm

I have never tried avocado oil and would like to do so!

Kristine July 26, 2010 at 4:01 pm

I would love to try avocado oil!

fitnessandsunshine July 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm

That is a pretty neat concept! It would definitely help some of us simplify our own lives, while helping someone who might really need the stuff!

Avocado oil sounds interesting; I saw it at Whole Foods just a few days ago and was intrigued. :)

Bekah July 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm

When you get fresh eggs like this, I think the best way to enjoy them is straight up either fried, (runny) or poached (runny) on top of toast so you can actually taste the freshness and quality of the egg. Nothing beats these types of eggs. Going from our eggs at home (that we buy like 10 dozen at a time from a family outside of Tucson, just yesterday the family came over to hand deliver them, my family is craaazy I will say that) to the cheap-o eggs by the flat at school– there’s simply no comparison. The average eggs don’t taste like anything!

Or I’d make egg salad, boiled eggs, or a frittata, etc. to enjoy the flavor of the yolk. 2$ though- that is cheap. Farmer’s markets go for like 5$/dozen, it is crazy.

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Beeks, You can’t really beat poached eggs on toast, and yeah, I was super excited to get the eggs for $1/dozen!!! I love your family by the way and don’t think y’all are crazy at all! :)

kaztronomic July 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I love eggs! Your egg lady story sounds sweet. =)

I think my favorite way to eat eggs is to mix it in with my porridge. It makes it extra protein-y and creamy. So good. :D

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) July 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Avo oil, would love some!

Egg lady…love that story! There’s an egg lady that goes to the farmer’s market (which is across the street from my house! every Sunday). Too bad I dont eat eggs b/c everyone raves about her eggs. Nothing beats eggs from chickens who can forage for bugs and worms and are raised with love, not in cages. It’s not even the vegan in me that has egg issues…it’s my darn food allergies. Anyway so glad you scored!

Sara July 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Looks so delicious, I wonder how high temps it can take. I’m sure it would be good enough on salads.

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Sara, I’ve read avocado is best for high heat cooking: sauteing, frying, cooking, etc.

Raychel July 26, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Call me boring but I love just scrambled eggs with spinach and tomato in between an earthgrain thin bun for my breakfast (I have it probably 5 days a week!)

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Not boring at all Raychel. :)

Shannon Baas July 26, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I like mine scrambled with mushrooms and cheese.

Meg July 26, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I have never had avocado oil! I would love to try it though!

Justine July 26, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Heather- I commented earlier and I have just also linked your post on my blog!

I have always been curious about avocado oil……Thank you for hosting/passing along Jessica’s giveaway. That is such a wonderful idea! Kind of like doing one small nice thing a day for someone else. Imagine how many smiles will come of this. (Pardon how cheesey that all sounds, please!)
:)

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Justine, Thank you!

Rachel Higgs July 26, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I would love to win. I really appreciate fine food. I just cant always afford it

mandyunruh July 26, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Eggs! I’m on a total egg kick right now. I eat “Western Eggs” (aka Toad In A Hole) every single day. No lie. I love dipping the toast into the runny yolk. Served with a side of either roasted broccoli or green beans. Happy baby belly. xo

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Mandy, Runny yolk plus toast was my favorite breakfast when I was young. My mom used to butter the toast and cut it all up for me – no one makes it like my mama! :)

Rachael July 26, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I love eggs. A definite perk to raising chickens is having them right outside your kitchen, freshly laid (and usually still a little poopy). Ah, the farm.
I acknowledge this might sound a little odd, but when I was in Poland, the woman I stayed with would make up the dough for sourdough or rye bread, and when it was finished rising, shaped and ready to bake, she would stuff in some barely-hard boiled (and de-shelled) eggs and cover ‘em with dough. When the bread was done, each slice had hard-boiled goodness in it, and even though I thought I was adverse to eggs in general, that was some seriously good eating, especially when combined with sweet and sour cabbage!
From Poland to you, with love :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Rachael, I will go to Poland someday! :)

John S. July 26, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Love avacados; would love to try avacado oil. Thanks for the chance.

Lindsey July 26, 2010 at 7:26 pm

I would lerrrrve to try some avocado sensation in the form of oil! Yum!

Colleen S July 26, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Oh boy, It bet that is outstanding with good crusty bread!

laura July 26, 2010 at 7:43 pm

ooo avocado oil sounds wicked interesting!

Paige July 26, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I’ve been dying to try avo oil! mm

Shannon July 26, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Avocado oil? How cool is that?! Yes, please!!!

christina July 26, 2010 at 7:56 pm

ooooh i’d love avocado oil!

Sarah July 26, 2010 at 8:06 pm

YESSSSSSSSSSSSS PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Christine July 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm

wanted to try avocado oil

Laura T. July 26, 2010 at 8:18 pm

what an interesting concept!

Amelia July 26, 2010 at 8:36 pm

I want to try avocado oil!

yogiclarebear July 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm
Heather Eats Almond Butter July 27, 2010 at 7:44 am

Jiggy – thanks Clare! :)

Sarah R July 26, 2010 at 9:25 pm

avocado oil – yum!!!!

i love making breakfast burritos & french toast with egg whites mmm

Ro July 26, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I never heard of Avocado Oil; would love to try it.

Michael July 26, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Under now I was not aware of avocado oil, although I’m not surprised that someone (Olivado) decided to make it available. I would love to try it! :)

Angela Winesburg July 26, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I would love to do some cooking with this, thanks for the chance!

Sonya July 26, 2010 at 10:57 pm

I’d love to try cold pressed avocado oil! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sand July 26, 2010 at 11:46 pm

I’ve been curious about trying this oil!

Veronica Garrett July 26, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Avocado Oil sounds great.

Janette July 27, 2010 at 12:46 am

I love avocado oil!

Jackie (Peaces of Earth) July 27, 2010 at 12:57 am

Now those are some fresh eggs!! How sweet of her to gather you up some as she was leaving. :) I’m a vegan, but I’ve eaten my fair share of over easy eggs in my day!!

What an awesome idea by Jessica!! I would love to try some avocado oil.

Venus M. July 27, 2010 at 1:25 am

Avocado Oil sounds yummy!

Charlene Kuser July 27, 2010 at 1:38 am

We love eggs and I love to scramble them with fish roe.I would also love to try the Extra Virgin Pressed Avocado Oil

Wendy Heath July 27, 2010 at 1:41 am

Ask, and it shall be delivered… http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/a-tasty-frittata-recipe.html

This is one of my favorite frittata recipes!! Have yet to burn it and it’s full of really tasty ingredients. I generally put mozzarella on the top, but the way it’s originally written would work perfectly for you! :) And I would love some avocado oil… mmm…

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 27, 2010 at 7:44 am

Thanks Wendy! :)

Gianna July 27, 2010 at 1:43 am

I am addicted to avocados!

Kassi July 27, 2010 at 1:49 am

MMmm avocado oil! Sounds so good!

Kassi July 27, 2010 at 1:51 am

I tweeted about the giveaway! :)

Chrystal July 27, 2010 at 3:16 am

I’ve never tried Avocado Oil, but would love to.

susan smoaks July 27, 2010 at 4:21 am

i’ve always wanted to try avocado oil too, sounds delicious

Pure2Raw Twins July 27, 2010 at 4:54 am

Scrambled egg dish looks great, love all those colors in there :) It has been soooooo long since I have had eggs that I do not have any good recipes to share at the moment, sorry. xoxo

EMMA L HORTON July 27, 2010 at 5:35 am

I USE OLIVE OIL IN MY COOKING NOW SO I COULD USE THIS

Laura July 27, 2010 at 5:41 am

I wonder why you don’t see avocado oil more often. Most of the other high-fat legumes have pretty popular oil’s (olive oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, etc). I would love to give this one a try!

nikkionlunch July 27, 2010 at 6:43 am

I posted about the Giveaway website on my blog! I love the concept and might have to do the same.

One of my favorite quick and easy egg-meals is simply a scambled egg mixed with some tuna. I usually add a sprinkle of cheese and some hot sauce to it.

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 27, 2010 at 7:45 am

Nikki – thanks so much, and your tuna scramble sounds delicious. :)

kim parrott July 27, 2010 at 7:02 am

I’m always looking for new ways to cook eggs!

jvegegirl July 27, 2010 at 7:07 am

I’d love to try cooking with ‘cado oil!

jvegegirl July 27, 2010 at 7:07 am

tweet tweet :)

runnergirl July 27, 2010 at 7:07 am

I love avocados, so why not their oil?

vegangal July 27, 2010 at 7:09 am

Avocados ftw!

Jane Hoh July 27, 2010 at 8:32 am

I am by no means a gourmet chef nor do I eat as healthy as I should but I’m willing to learn. Thanks for the information and the opportunity to win.

Cookie July 27, 2010 at 8:42 am

Shakshuka!! is my FAV egg recipe since travelling to Egypt. It’s like a Mediterranean version of “eggs in a nest” — and so easily HEABified. Who wouldn’t like eggs poached in soupy veggies?! I put artichoke hearts and spinach in mine once instead of peppers — SO YUMMY.
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1916224

enjoy!

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 27, 2010 at 9:20 am

Cookie, Oh my gosh, that sounds amazing. Thanks – never heard of it before.

Cookie July 27, 2010 at 8:44 am

sorry.. meant to say “Middle Eastern” not Mediterranean (either version would be yummy!!)

susan July 27, 2010 at 8:50 am

I would love to try avocado oil.. It would go great with some recipes I have!

Erika July 27, 2010 at 9:14 am

I would LOVE some avocado oil! :-D

-Erika

evelyn July 27, 2010 at 9:16 am

sounds for an amazing meal

Tarah July 27, 2010 at 9:23 am

I have never tried this but it sounds interesting!

Nanette Olson July 27, 2010 at 9:40 am

I would love to try the avocado oil.

Jessica July 27, 2010 at 9:52 am

I would love to try Avocado Oil :)

j July 27, 2010 at 10:07 am

I’d love to win avocado oil so I can cook with it at high temps (which you’re not supposed to do with olive, sesame, flax, and a lot of other oils).
BTW In your profile pic you totally look like Jennifer Anisten to me for some reason…

Heather Eats Almond Butter July 27, 2010 at 10:34 am

J, You just made my whole day! :)

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