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Baked Egg in an Avocado

Baked Eggs and Avocado with a tomato, oregano, onion topping

I have always been partial to eggs, some years I can eat them and other years not. At the moment I can eat eggs, but only if I get them close-by our weekend house from Sepascot Home Farm upstate NY in Rhinebeck. The eggs from the Farm are true-to-life produced by the happiest chickens, who are not caged and are free to roam the property during the day eating naturally. They are very happy little chickens! Personally, I can only eat eggs if they are baked or hard-boiled. Weird I know. I cannot do fried eggs and the smell of a cooking omelette can near make me sick.

Free-Range chickens produce eggs that have half the cholesterol of Battery-Caged eggs (from chickens who are kept in hideous conditions and live in a life of hell).

Free-Range chickens also produce eggs that are 6 times higher in beta carotene and 4 times higher in omega-3′s fatty acids.

Beta Carotene is needed by the body for good eye-sight and vision, to maintain a healthy immune system and healthy skin. Omega 3 Fatty Acids are needed by the body to control blood clotting and to build cell membranes in the brain, as the body does not produce Omega 3′s we must get them from food.

The taste is way better of Free-Range eggs, with Battery-Caged eggs having no taste in comparison. Sure, they are usually more expensive but for me I just cannot do conventionally farmed eggs at all.

I also love avocados, which are high in close to 20 nutrients including potassium, vitamin K, folate, B vitamins and vitamin C. Not to mention high in fiber. So, I started thinking, how would a baked avocado go with a baked egg – can I combine the 2?

Feeling motivated, after an insane workout at the gym, I tried it out this morning and the combination turned out amazing. It is definitely something that my family is going to be eating in the future…. often.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Avocados
  • Eggs
  • Half a tomato finely diced
  • Quarter of a small onion finely diced
  • Oregano chopped in small pieces
  • Half a teaspoon of sea-salt
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Organic Avocados and Free-Range Cage-Free produced eggs are the main ingredients

WHAT TO DO

  • Pre-Heat oven to 350 F
  • Cut avocado in half and pit
  • Scoop out approximately half of the avocado flesh of each half of avocado
  • Crack one egg into each half of avocado

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Raw Dark Chocolate Unpasteurized Goat Milk Ice-Cream

Ice-Cream, Ice-Cream we all scream for Ice-Cream

With Summer fast approaching here in the Northern Hemisphere, that can only mean one thing – it’s time for children to eat a busload of ice-cream! However, concerns come to hand in my family with this realization as my Son cannot consume cow milk products. This is because he breaks out in an eczema like skin rash. The rash does not appear when he has goat milk products so this is what we give him instead.

Thankfully, upstate NY where we spend each weekend, we live near Sepascot Home Farm which offers raw goat milk (straight from the goat into a bottle) and as a double bonus my Son LOVES goat milk. I am not a fan of pasteurized (or homogenized) milk. I see no point in heating up milk so much that it becomes sterile and loses most of its natural nutritional content, and further more, then the milk companies add synthetic additives in to replace them? Makes no sense to me. I just like to know that my Son is having milk pure and simple as nature intended.

Goat milk is very similar to human milk in comparison and has less lactose than cow’s milk making it a great alternative for people who are sensitive. Goat’s milk is also digested by the human body in around 20 minutes, whereas if you drink cow’s milk it can take up to 24 hours to digest.

This was my husband and my first time making goat milk ice-cream, and it was a huge HIT. Personally, I do not drink animal milk at all, but I did have a taste of this and it was very flavorable. With 5 simple ingredients how can you go wrong.

A very simple 5 item ingredient list – Raw Goat Milk, Raw Honey, Organic Dark Chocolate, 5 egg yolks from cage-free chickens and organic vanilla extract

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 3 cups of raw goat milk (We picked some up at Sepascot Home Farm upstate NY)
  • 3.5 oz good quality dark chocolate niblets
  • 5 egg yolks (We used yolks from cage-free chickens from Sepascot Home Farm upstate NY)
  • 1 tablespoon organic vanilla extract (We used Simply Organic brand)
  • 1/3 of a cup of raw honey (We used Ray Tousey brand)
  • Sea Salt to taste (We used 1 teaspoon)

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Say NO to plastic in your Home too! Help make a difference

Did you know, that some conservationists estimate that at least ONE MILLION animals die in the United States annually from plastic related issues? Just let that number sink in – ONE MILLION animals die because of plastic. While, apparently the fish that are killed in the wild each year is a lot higher. Let’s take it a step further and say, that around 500 billion plastic bags go into circulation each year. Sit there and consider that for a moment! I mean, it literally just breaks my heart.

According to the EPA – In 2010, the United States generated almost 14 million tons of plastics as containers and packaging, almost 11 million tons as durable goods, such as appliances, and almost 7 million tons as non-durable goods, for example plates and cups. Only 8 percent of the total plastic waste generated in 2010 was recovered for recycling.

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Gorgeous Day upstate NY today

My family is fortunate that we divide our time between living upstate NY in Rhinebeck on the weekends, and during the week in the city in Williamsburg Brooklyn. We have been doing this for 6 years now. Every Friday, we head upstate, and Monday we return to the bustling city. It is a lot of time commuting, however it is definitely worth it.

It is a wonderful contrast for Miles Storm, being exposed to city living and country living.  I love that he is already able to identify many animals that he constantly sees when we are out and about-  from turtles to turkeys and geese to snakes. He also gets to spend time helping his Dad in the garden, swimming in the pool, horse-riding, and petting the many animals at the near-by Sepascot Home Farm.

Rhinebeck is a beautiful little town nestled in the historic northern Dutchess County on the Hudson River. It is actually one of the oldest settled towns in America having recently celebrated it 400 year anniversary. George Washington used to drink at the Oldest Inn in America in town called “The Beekman Arms” – isn’t that crazy to think about!

This Saturday we went to the “Rhinecliff Family Water Day” which was so much fun. Miles had a great time. It was a quaint turn-out with clowns, a bouncing castle, and a water installation for the children to play with. Later that afternoon, we drove up to Hunter Mountain to watch Ben Folds perform at the Mountain Jam music festival. It was a beautiful day which I wish could have lasted forever.

There is much to do upstate, all year round and never enough time in the day.

I sometimes wonder if I could live to Rhinebeck full-time, I love it upstate but Williamsburg is a pretty cool place to spend time too. I think that it is great, for now, just the way it is.

Me and Miles Storm on the Hudson River in Rhinecliff, upstate NY!

Sepascot Home Farm – Rhinebeck

My family is very fortunate in that we live upstate NY in Dutchess County every weekend, and in the bustling city of Williamsburg during the week. We have been doing this for close to 6 years now.

Upstate, we live very close to Sepascot Home Farm and buy as much food as possible from them. The animals are treated kindly and are very well looked after. They are also out on open pastures and are only fed organic feed, other than what they find in their environment. My husband makes raw milk yoghurt from the dairy cows milk and we buy all of our eggs there too. We never buy eggs from a supermarket!

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