Lucky Ladies Free To Forage!
I have been OBSESSED with Vital Farm Eggs for a long time now! I was pulled in initially by their ADORABLE packaging and then the fact that their eggs are Pasture-Raised sealed the deal!
They have 3 different kinds of Pasture-Raised eggs, but the black package are the ones most commonly found in stores right now. I have also purchased the tan package at Whole Foods, but have never seen the cream package! Hopefully soon I will.
All of them have the cutest sayings on them!
- Happy Hens
- Made With Fresh Air and Sunshine
- Freedom To Forage Outdoors Year Round
- Girls On Grass
- Lucky Ladies Free To Forage Under Open Skies & Sunshine
Happy hens make better eggs! Their orange yolks are so incredible. If you've never tried these eggs you absolutely HAVE TO! It makes a huge difference what kind of eggs you are buying.
Now the team from Vital Farms is making packaged hard-boiled eggs and butter too! I love buying convenience packs of hard boiled eggs to make deviled eggs. Starting with these eggs means it takes literally 2 minutes to throw together amazing deviled eggs and I love any time-saving solution because mom life is hard and BUSY!
Now let's talk about BUTTER!
Being keto introduced me to the world of grass fed butter, like many of you I'm sure! I was amazing how much better it was than the butter I had been eating before. Standard butter now tastes like wax to me- gross! But now let's talk about pasture raised AND grass fed butter aka the holy grail of butter!
At its simplest, pasture raised can be thought of a a welfare standard – how the cows are raised, and where they eat – , whereas grass fed refers solely too what they eat and their diet.
Just like you want happy hens making your eggs, you want happy cows making your butter! It's as simple as that! The Vital Farms butter may not be as easy to find because it is newer, but they have a store locator you can check out!
Once you get your Vital Farms eggs and butter here are some recipes to try out!
8 oz of butter, I use Vital Farms Salted Pasture Raised and Grass Fed
¼ tsp of garlic, minced
¼ cup of herbs, your choice I use equal parts parsley, fresh dill, and chives
Rosemary, thyme and sage are also a great combination
¼ tsp of pepper
1 tsp of lemon juice
Mix all ingredients in a food processor or in a mixer with paddle attachment.
Mix thoroughly, but don’t whip.
The herb butter with the Butter And Herb Pork Chops on page 116 of my cookbook, The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook, would be amazing!
CRABBY EGGS USING VITAL FARMS PASTURE RAISED HARD BOILED EGGS
I love deviled eggs, always have and always will. The most time consuming part of making deviled eggs is making the hard boiled eggs and peeling the shells off, I hate that part! My solution is using the Vital Farms Pasture Raised Hard Boiled Eggs! Super convenient, especially when you only want to make a small serving of deviled eggs, like I often do for my daughter and I.
If you are making deviled eggs for a crowd then I love using regular Vital Farms eggs and placing a dozen in my Instant Pot with one cup of water and cooking for 7 minutes. They turn out perfect and the steam in the pressure cooker makes the shells practically fall off. Here are full instructions.
Now back to the Crabby Eggs! I made an omelette topped with crab awhile back and ever since I have been thinking about adding it to deviled eggs and today was the day! I used the egg base I always use and then added Sriracha, wild caught crab meat, and parsley. I also cut the eggs differently than the typically horizontal deviled egg just to be a little fancy.
If you're wondering why the Vital Farms pack comes with 6 eggs and you only see 5 on the plate... this "chef" always tastes tests first ;)
- 6 Vital Farms Pasture Raised Hard Boiled Eggs
- 1/4 cup of avocado oil mayo
- 2 tbsp of sour cream (or you could use cream cheese)
- 4 oz of crab meat (I used Trader Joe's Frozen Wild Caught Crab Meat, thawed)
- 1 tablespoon of ground mustard or dijon mustard
- 1 tsp of Sriracha
- 1 tsp of paprika
- 1 tsp of parsley, chopped (or you could use green onions)
- Pink salt and pepper
- Slice off the top third of the hard boiled egg, using your knife scrape out the yolk into a bowl being careful to keep the egg white in tact. Slice a sliver of egg white off the bottom of the egg to create a flat surface to stand the egg up.
- Mix the yolk with the mayo, sour cream, mustard, sriracha, salt and pepper. Once smooth add 2 oz of crab meat broken up into small pieces.
- Spoon the mixture into the egg white or fill a zipper bag, cut off a corner and pipe the mixture into the egg white.
- Add additional 2 oz of crab meat on top of the filled eggs, garnish with parsley and paprika.
You can find more deviled eggs recipes on pages 79 and 80 of my cookbook, The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook. I feature BLT Deviled Eggs, Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs and Bacon Avocado Deviled Eggs.