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Alternative to Eating Eggs

Alternative to Eating Eggs

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Today on OiB I will take about different alternatives to Eating Eggs. If you are a person who just cannot do it with eggs, then this article is truly the best for you. Eggs are no doubt very rich in proteins and they have such power and energy that there is actually no substitute for them. Still I have often been asked how organic can actually be beautiful if one doesn’t want to have eggs.

Alternative to Eating Eggs | OrganicIsBeautiful
Alternative to Eating Eggs | OrganicIsBeautiful

There is a simple answer to that. What I have found out is that it all takes for you to know what eggs contain. You can then make up for all these things that an egg provides with intakes of different things that are rich in the same. There are three types of people who cannot have eggs

  • People who are allergic to eggs
  • People who just don’t like the smell or taste of Eating Eggs
  • Vegetarians who do not want eggs to constitute their meals

Let me first tell you what eggs contains in them. Eggs are known to be important because they have too many benefits just through one simple egg. You can make up for them by eating multiple things but you can’t find all that in one simple ingredient.

  • Eggs contain lots of proteins
  • They can be had in different quantities and do not result in causing any heart diseases.
  • They have such contents that in fact raise the good cholesterol in the body
  • They are rich in too many antioxidants
  • They have lots of vitamins, minerals and good fats in them
  • Eggs also have iron, phosphorus, selenium and choline which is important for the brain
  • They help to lose weight too

I have substituted all these with different essential ingredients. If you are looking for its substitute in taste, then make sure you try the commercial egg replacer from stores. On the other hand, for gaining health benefits I normally eat the following or replace it when I am in no mood to have an egg.

  • I replace each egg for mashed potatoes if I need to bind a cutlet, loaf or a burger
  • I make crispy tofu to have an egg-less salad
  • If egg is used for adding moisture to any recipe, I add in ¼ cup banana puree for each egg asked for. Even apple sauce, vegan sour cream and pumpkin can be used for the sweetness
  • For baking, I make sure that agar powder is used instead of egg whites or soda is used for cake mixes

For people who need to eat things that can in any way replace some of the health provided by eggs. They can include the following in their diet.  Eating Eggs! 

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Alternative to Eating Eggs | OrganicIsBeautiful
  • Lean meat is the best option and the number one to provide many essential proteins.
  • Fish is a game changer for iron sources that make up for eggs beautifully

There are many other techniques as well. If you want to know more or have any of your own, let me be obliged by your comments below.

PLANT BASED DIET FOOD

 

Mediterranean Pizza with Cauliflower

This recipe is great for beginners, comer backers, and those who love to work with their hands. This “pizza” would work great with any choice of toppings, however I chose to make a Mediterranean version to eaaaaaaaaaaase myself back in.

Enjoy.

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Cauliflower | OrganicIsBeautiful

 The Recipe – 

The Crust:

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup powdered parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1sp salt
  • 1 large egg

Toppings:

  • 1 can olives; drained (you can choose any olives you like, I went with green)

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    Olive | OrganicIsBeautiful
  • 1 can artichoke hearts; drained
  • feta cheese; crumbled
  • 1 jar sun dried tomatoes
  • fresh arugula
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar

LEVEL: Easy

Directions – 

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using a food processor, pulse the cauliflower florets to a fine powder (it should resemble snow and you should have about 2 1/2 cups).

Next, transfer the processed cauliflower to a microwave-safe bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and puncture the plastic 3-4 times with a fork. Microwave cauliflower 4 minutes. Next, on a thin, clean, dry kitchen towel, dump out the cauliflower and allow to cool.

Once cool enough to handle, wrap the cauliflower in the towel and wring out as much moisture as possible (you will be surprised by the amount of water. This may take a few minutes.) In a large bowl, stir together the cauliflower, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt, and egg until well combined.

Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and press into a 10-inch round. It is important to make sure your round is thin and even. Bake until golden, 10 to 15 minutes. (I did 10 minutes).

Next, remove the crust from the oven. Once it is cool to the touch, brush the crust with olive oil and sprinkle with chopped olives, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, and feta cheese.

Place back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes.

While the pizza is cooking, in a large bowl dress the arugula with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. When the pizza is done, remove from oven and transfer to a serving plate and top with dressed arugula.

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Vegan Appetizer | OrganicIsBeautiful

Bon Appetit!

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Amanda

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Mango Fennel Salad

Happy Sunday everyone! Sunday & sweet pace of a lovely week end. What best than a healthy and easy to make salad to enjoy your day? Today, on OiB, sharing with you a lovely recipe compelled and detailed by Pistachio.

Enjoy 😉

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Mango Fennel Recipe | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 bulb fennel with fronds
  • 3 ripe mangoes , preferably ataulfo, kesar, alphonso
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 small clove grated garlic
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • pinch of black pepper (optional)
  • handful Pine nuts
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Mango Fennel Salad | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Method:

1. Make fennel frond pesto

First, take off the fennel fronds from the fennel bulb, add it with the grated ginger and garlic along with lemon juice and process it in a food processor whiling pouring olive oil in it.

Note: Process only to make sure that everything gets mixed but you can still see the fronds! (If you don’t have a food processor , use mortar and pestle or a whisk).

Then, it is time to remove the pesto in a bowl and add salt and black pepper to it and mix it.

Slice fennel bulb thinly removing the root and stem. Once done, its mango time 😉 ⇒ Remove the skin of the mangoes and slice off the flesh in the same way as fennel.

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Mango Fennel Salad | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

2. Mix it all together

In a salad bowl, take the fennel and mangoes slices and dress the salad using the fennel frond pesto. You can more salt if needed. Don’t forget to add the pine nuts on top for the crunchy taste!

I have used it as a salad, you can also chop it slightly smaller size and have it in your tacos. The pesto is also great to be used to grill fish or use in dressing cantaloupe or honey dew salad. It is really versatile.

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Mango Fennel Recipe | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Feel free to visit Pistachio’s blog for further recipe and travel photos!

Amanda

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Lets get messy…Ethically!

Watch out guys! Today, in OiB, I intend to ignite to taste buds widely! Oh Yes 😉 Since starting OiB 4 months ago, I love teasing you with one or two mouthwatering recipes of simple yet good food. Eggs, Avocado, rice, quinoa… the list is long. Those same products are also the one I rely on in my daily skin care routine:

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Lime, Lemon & Lemongrass

Natural Preservatives
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I love simple. My kitchen is my Bathroom and vice versa. Yet, a question arises this morning after I drunk my lemon water, scrubed my face with green tea and and my hair with coconut oil, (Yes, a pampering sunday morning):

How, as a ordinary consumer, can I know that my food and skin care ingredient are not only healthy & natural but also ethically processed?

Thats a hard one, isn’t it? The short answer: CERTIFICATION. The longer one? read below 😉

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What are Organic Certification for?

I wrote in the past about the difference between “organic” and “nature” and that its all about personal choice. This is where Organic certification comes in, giving me those much desired assurances that what I am consuming is exactly what I expect it to be. Like you, organic products I consume vary in range and include

  • Fruits – The good think of living in Malaysia, I am surrounding by exotic and delicious fruits. (Will write a post about my fancy love/hate relation with the local foods here).
  • Vegetables
  • Wines
  • Cheeses

I source my products from a range of places such as local Organic markets, shops and direct sales farms where the foods were produced. Having the foods from different sources further enhances my requirement to ensure my foods are organic. This is where certification comes in…

Do you live in Italy, Uk or Bolivia (Hola Boliviano) ? Don’t worry, the table below lists the major state entities.

So, how does it work?

In simple terms Organic certification is a set a rules and regulations that apply to the organic production, labelling and control of something that is going to be classified as an organic product. Organic control bodies licence and regulate organic operators to ensure compliance to a set of standards and that we as a consumer have our requirements of a product being organic met.

Below you will find a brief list of some the processes involved in the production of organic food which may be regulated:

  • Production process of organic foods or products
  • Importation of organic foods from third countries
  • Labelling of organic products

To further enhance the Organic identity of a product, labelling of organic products usually contain a list of ingredients as well as the name of the producer, processor or distributor.

Some Local Involvements

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The Organic food production act is what legislates organic food production in the USA.

Historically federal legislation defined three levels of organic foods:

 

  • Products made entirely of certified organic ingredients which could be labelled “100% organic”
  • Products with at least 95% organic ingredients which could be labelled “organic”
  • A minimum of 70% organic ingredients that could be labelled “organic ingredients”

Similar to the USA, in Europe the term organic is defined by law where rules apply to organic production. Organic control bodies (CBs) license individual organic operators who need to comply with a specific set of standards and meet requirements in order for something to be marketed as organic. Each or all of the activities involved in organic product production require registration with an approved control body.

… and Limitations.

Historic differences between the USA and Europe made it difficult for producers from overseas to get their organic practices recognised accordingly.

Why? Those wanting trade both sides of the Atlantic may have required two lots of certification (one for USA standards and one for European) which also resulted in increased costs. An agreement was recently made between the US and Europe that allowed for European organic certification to be allowed with impunity into the US. Within this is the concurrence that organic standards are fairly equivalent across both markets. The agreement also brought with it a number of others advantages such as:

  • Connecting farmers and organisations both sides of the Atlantic
  • New opportunities
  • Less bureaucracy & costs
  • Improvements in transparency on organic products and standards

The most important thing for me and you as consumers of organic products is the increased uniformity between Europe and the US symbolising increased confidence in the recognition of what I can truly believe is an organic food and product.

Furthermore this huge step gives recognition for Organic produce itself and emphasises the importance of Co-operation and relations around the world which ultimately gives you and I the satisfaction as a consumer that we are getting exactly what we want and that is 100% Organic.

Amanda,

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