Let’s talk eggs! Do you know the difference between conventional eggs vs cage free organic eggs? Conventional eggs come from hens that are typically fed grains, corn, soy & an unnatural diet of supplemented vitamins + minerals. Cage-free organic eggs are laid by cage-free hens that are raised on certified organic feed with access to outdoors. Because of this, cage-free organic eggs are naturally higher in vitamins A, E, & omega-3s.
If you’ve ever cracked & compared the yolks of a conventional egg vs a cage-free organic egg, you can literally see the difference. The conventional egg yolk is pale in color typically because the hens had no access to the outdoors & are fed mainly grains. While the cage-free organic egg yolk is bright orange in color which typically indicates the hens were fed a well-balanced, nutritional diet with access to sunlight.
Being someone who truly cares where my food comes from, I love working with local companies like Chino Valley Ranchers. They simply let chickens do what they are supposed to do. Chino Valley hens are fed the highest-quality organic feed from certified pesticide-free fields, & have access to soil & vegetation where they can dust bathe, scratch, & fresh air. They always have unlimited access to fresh food + water & sometimes they choose to forage for food outdoors.
Matt eats eggs more than any other food in his diet. So it’s incredibly important to me to purchase our eggs from companys like Chino Valley! Over the weekend, I made a spicy sweet potato hash with organic soy-free eggs nestled in the skillet. It was so simple & we’ll definitely be making this a regular thing!
1/2 sweet onion, diced
2-3 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
1/4 lb organic ground chorizo, cooked
2 Chino Valley Ranchers organic soy-free eggs
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp avocado oil
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp pink salt
Freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 400.
Heat 2 tbsp avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in your diced onion & begin to sauté until soft + translucent (about 5-8 minutes.) Add in your minced garlic & sauté for another minute. Then crumble in your ground chorizo & sauté until cooked through.
Add your chopped sweet potatoes + spices to your cast iron skillet with your onion mixture. Fold together until well-combined. Pop in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft.
Carefully remove skillet from oven. Make two wells in the skillet & crack your eggs into them. Place back in the oven for 6-8 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your liking.
Remove from oven, serve & enjoy!