When I was little I loved American Girl dolls. It seems like yesterday that I was picking out my first doll, after my “Twin Doll” sadly lost her head four times. I can remember my mom suggesting I get Samantha because she was the one that looked closest to me. However, the doll I chose was Molly because she had glasses just like me. I loved that doll, I read all the books which went along with her; even dressed up as Molly for Halloween one year.
One year we threw a birthday party for Molly. My mom being the creative person she is went all out! We made homemade headbands; an idea from one of my American Girl Magazines and ate dishes of food that Molly would have enjoy during the era in which she lived. It’s one of those childhood memories I won’t forget.
Over break I received eggs from Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs; a company I met at this year’s summer Food Fete. My brother laughed when he asked what was in the package and I excitedly responded “Organic Eggs!”
Pete & Gerry shipped me their Organic and Heirloom (Cage Free) eggs. I really like this companies philosophy because “they are committed to producing fresh, organic, cage-free, Omega-3 eggs from hens that are Certified Humane,” and was excited to give them a try. Typically I only eat plain egg whites or make a zucchini Quiche. It was a big deal when people heard I put red peppers and onions in my eggs! However, when trying Pete & Gerry’s eggs I wanted to make something different.
I remember when I was little my mom made my brother and I “Toad in Toast” which is a recipe from Molly’s Cookbook. I enjoyed this meal for breakfast when I was little, but there came a point where I didn’t love the yolks of the egg and is why I stopped eating eggs for a time period. However, like I have said in the past, after I went gluten-free my taste buds changed. I decided to give this old favorite recipe a try. Below is the recipe for your enjoyment.
Toad In Toast
(Taken and Adapted from Molly’s Cookbook and Adapted)
Slice of your favorite GF bread ( I used Canyon Bakehouse Cinnamon Raisin)
1 Pete & Gerry Organic Egg
Butter or non-dairy alternative ( I used Earth Balance)
With a small cutter remove centers from bread (I used cookie cutter). Butter slice on one side only. Grill bread until lightly toasted. Crack an egg into each bread hole (be careful not to break the yolk). Flip toast after a few minutes. Cook thoroughly and enjoy!
I’m still not the biggest fan of wet yolks, but it was fun to give this recipe a try. It was easy to make and would be a fun meal to make with kids.
I’m trying to break out of my shell and try new ways to enjoy eggs, so tonight I tried scrambled eggs using Pete and Gerry’s Heirloom (Cage Free) eggs (two whites, one yolk) and added turkey bacon, peppers and onions to it. Outcome: Loved it!
--------------------------------- Author Information: Candice Bonaduce
After being diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity Candice started Embrace G-free. On this honest account you will find posts which empower you to live your happiest and healthiest gluten free life, in addition to recipes, product reviews, and resources. www.embracegfree.com www.facebook.com/embracegfree Find Me on Twitter: CandiceRose90
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