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How I Make The Best Hard Boiled Eggs

8 Dec

 

I love  hard boiled eggs for quick protein. Up until a few years ago however, I never ate eggs. So when I first started, I had some pretty shaggy looking hard boiled eggs.

I have tried many methods from various other tutorials and kept what worked. My method is a compilation of several of those tips that have consistently worked for me!  I know many like the oven method or the steaming basket way of hard boiling eggs but to me the texture is never the same or as good as old fashioned hard boiled eggs.

First, I gather my ingredients: vinegar, baking soda, healthy pastured eggs.DSC_0130

 

Fill a pan with cold water and your eggs. Drop in a teaspoon of baking soda and stir it around till it dissolves.
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Then add a splash of vinegar. It shouldn’t fizz because you dissolved the baking soda first.

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Bring your water to a boil and while covered, turn off the heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
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While waiting, give attention to your screaming toddler climbing up your legs.

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When you get a minute, get some ice.
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After the 10 minutes are up, drain your water and fill with ice and cold water. This shocks the eggs and stops the cooking. DSC_0158

 

 

Now this is the most important tip I can offer. Look at your eggs and find the narrow pointed top part. DSC_0172

 

Tap the top part of your egg first. DSC_0174

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Then flip it and tap the wide bottom part of the egg. DSC_0176

 

 

I have found this is the best way to get easy to peel eggs because the act of tapping the eggs forces the air from the air pocket all around the egg and knocks the shell away from the egg white.

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I also like to have some cold water running to help rinse away the little bits. DSC_0178

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This egg basically peeled in two pieces. Don’t you love that!?

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Pretty, smooth, perfect hardboiled eggs! Not a shaggy one in the batch. DSC_0184

 

Rich and golden without any green ring! DSC_0186

 

 

 

 

 

As a bonus I will share with you my easy egg salad “recipe”.

First, chop up your 8-12 eggs in a medium size bowl. I LOVE using a pastry blender for chopping up my eggs for egg salad. It is quick and efficient! DSC_0190

Assemble your desired spices. I use about 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and paprika and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. I usually eye ball this part and season to taste but those amounts are pretty close. DSC_0192

Add about 2 big dollops of your favorite mayonnaise which is probably about 1/4 cup. Start with less if you prefer less mayo in general. I am a mayo lover so I like it really creamy. With that, add your favorite mustard. I prefer a slightly spicy brown mustard. I use a big squirt which is approximately 1 tablespoon. DSC_0194

Mix all together and enjoy!  DSC_0196

This is an easy lunch idea for my kids because they adore snack style lunches. They love crackers and egg salad or tuna salad with fruit. I love it too because it is super easy and a big batch keeps for about 5 days in the fridge.

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Lilah is 8 Months Old!

19 Oct

8monthsold

On Tuesday Lilah turned 8 months old. Between all of us being sick last week and Lilah having an allergic reaction, I am a bit behind on posting this.

Speaking of her allergic reaction, Lilah had a very bad response to eating egg yolk. About a month ago she had a little vomiting fit an hour after eating bits of yolk but we were not sure if that was the reason because she had previously had it with no reaction. It had been a month since having yolk when I gave her some more on Tuesday morning. She ended up vomiting for over 4 hours and had diarrhea as well. It was a stressful day but Steven came home to help me and she ended up feeling better by the evening. The egg yolk was the link. Going forward we will have to be extra careful to see if that allergy remains.

On to the fun stuff! Lilah has continued with her never stopping, always moving energy. She climbs, cruises, and even stands without support for about 5 seconds. Her teeth are STILL NOT HERE! I see little white buds underneath but those darn suckers are hanging on for dear life. Linden already had some teeth by this age, so we are eagerly awaiting the day her teeth come in.

Her sleep is still touch and go and I KNOW it is because of those teeth. It’s my fault too, I know. Apparently I have like the worlds strongest teeth which is why I had braces for 6 years!

Lilah is officially in 12 months and up clothing. Those black pants she is wearing in the above photo are size 18 months. They are leggings though, so it’s not the norm.

I am adoring this stage with her though. She is the happiest baby and for the moments when she is grumpy, if I sing “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!” She instantly stops whining and smiles and claps. The clapping of hands and waving are her newest tricks. She also just starting giving slobbery open mouth kisses which is the sweetest thing.

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