Nutrition Unscrambled

WOW your eggs with SPICES and More

By Anna Shlachter, MS, RD, LDN
February 2nd, 2012

Marcia and I attended a food networking event last night called Olive Oil, Spices and Wine-Oh My! The event was run by two Registered Dietitians Brooke Schantz and Anne Milliing and they did an amazing job. It was a wonderful evening talking and tasting with other foodies. We heard about the different oils and balsamic vinegars at Old Towne Oil and had a tasting of several products. Chef Ranelle Kirchner shared samples and recipes using different oils and spices. The recipes included hummus, eggplant spread, squash bran muffins and more.

The next stop on the tour was the Spice House where we learned more about the world of spices. I joked that I was “spicewhelmed” and couldn’t decide what to get because there were so many awesome spices! While looking around the store, I noticed how many spices noted that they would be good with eggs. This reminded me once more that eggs are so versatile and you can have them a different way every day just by tweaking the spices you use.

The spices are great for omelets, quiche, scrambled eggs and more. So many recipes, so many spices!

The Spice House also had many different mixed blends that would give your taste buds a workout!
One thing that I bought last night was white truffle salt (use sparklingly). This will make a yummy egg treat for breakfast!

So the next time you want to mix up your egg routine, try any or a mix of these spices!
In honor of our evening I found a recipe from Food and Wine. Here is a recipe for a Spinach, Feta and Tarragon Frittata (used olive oil and spices). Enjoy and let your taste buds have fun-remember there is so much more beyond salt and pepper.

Let us know your favorite spices on eggs!

2 Responses to “WOW your eggs with SPICES and More”

  1. I was so happy that you and Marcia could join in on the foodie fun! I was “spicewhelmed” too…haha. I can’t wait to try out some egg dishes with my new spices!

  2. Anne Milling says:

    Eggcellent way to blend the evening’s info with your product. I’ll try the frittata recipe. Nice to meet you at the event – hope to see you at other foodie/RD events. Maybe at the next CDA event on Feb. 15th

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Nutrition Unscrambled  is written by nutrition experts with the Egg Nutrition Center, which is funded by the American Egg Board. It is monitored and maintained by the public relations agency of record. The mission of the Egg Nutrition Center is to be a credible source of nutrition and health science information and the acknowledged leader in research and education related to eggs. For more information, click here.

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