A quick peek around my blog and recipe index will prove how much I love eggs. Next to a bright, shining sun, it’s my favourite yellow to see first thing in the morning.
I love to eat eggs in the morning simply because they taste great, can be ready in minutes, or can be part of a fancy schmancy spread. However, the fact that a large Canada Grade A egg has 6 grams of high quality protein, 14 important nutrients such as vitamins A, D and E, folate, iron, zinc and choline doesn’t hurt either.
The only thing better than sunny skies and soft boiled eggs with buttered toast would probably be free breakfast!
On Tuesday, February 2, Egg Farmers of Canada will host events in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal where a special pop-up garden will be installed to add a little extra sunshine on a Canadian winter morning. From these locations, local egg farmers will be on-hand distributing sandwiches made with wholesome eggs to morning commuters.
In those areas? Be sure to follow @eggsoeufs on Twitter for updates and locations. If you’re not, don’t panic, you might not score a free breakfast but you may win big! A special online contest will take place on February 2 to February 16. Canadians are invited to tweet, post or share their favourite egg breakfast using #WakeUpToYellow and enter for a chance to win a uniquely Canadian getaway valued at $3,000. For full details, rules and regs, see the link at the end of this post. In the meantime, here’s some inspiration from my own recipe box to get you started:
- Croque Madame (pictured above, lower left)
- Spinach & Feta Quiche
- Tuna Melt Omelette
- Eggs Benny Burger (pictured above, lower right)
- Quiche with Phyllo Crust
- Sweet Potato Hash with Ground Chicken (pictured above, upper right)
- Truffle Oil Omelette
There are also oodles of recipes to be found at eggs.ca.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with and will be watching the hashtag closely. Good luck!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Egg Farmers of Canada. Opinions are my own; honest and genuine.