Scrambled, over-easy, and hard-boiled are all really delicious ways to cook and eat an egg – I couldn’t pick a favorite, but every once in a while it’s fun to get a little creative. Recently, I tried out a new method that involves whipping the egg whites and then baking them with the yolks balanced in the middle, often called eggs in a cloud. They were really neat! The pillowy whites have a light texture, and it’s nice to add herbs, cheese, or other flavors to this part of the dish. I think a little cayenne would be great, too.
Here’s the list of ingredients:
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup white cheddar, finely grated
- ¼ cup blend of thyme, parsley, dill (or any combination of your favorite herbs)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Separate the egg whites from the yolks and place in different bowls.
- Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold in the cheese, herbs, salt, and pepper.
- Using a parchment lined baking sheet, spoon 4 mounds of egg whites onto pan, and make a well in the center of each with a spoon.
- Bake at 450F for 3 minutes.
- Remove from oven and place one yolk in each well. Return to oven for an additional 2-3 minutes or until yolks have set.
Green Mango Smoothie
Adapted from Thriving Home Blog’s Green Pineapple Smoothie.
- 1 cup frozen mango
- ½ of a large, ripe banana
- 1 cup fresh spinach or baby kale
- 2 sprigs fresh mint
- juice of ½ lime
- ¾ cup coconut milk
- 1 tblsp chia seeds
- 1 tblsp flax seeds
- 1 tsp honey
- Combine and puree in blender until consistency is smooth. Enjoy!