Why eggs should be a staple in every breakfast table

posted 18 Sept 2019, 11:05 by Norco Ranch

Most people like to have different sets of breakfast throughout the week. These sets are often a combination of breakfast staples such as bread, toast, eggs, sausages, hotdogs, bacon, cereal, fruits, oats, and other foods. People want to have variety in their meals as not to grow tired of the same dish. However, as much as people would constantly rotate their dishes, eggs should always stay according to Norco Ranch. Here’s why.

Compared to other food, eggs can keep you full for a longer period. This means you don’t have to eat as much as long as you have eggs in your breakfast table. This also affects how much you buy. Because eggs aren’t that expensive, it can surely save you a lot of money in the long run. As far as budget is concerned, eggs are pretty affordable considering the health benefits they give. A lot of people have a misconception that a healthy meal is an expensive one.

Eggs can also fend off certain cancers, positively affect your cholesterol levels, and give your body the right amount of protein it needs daily. And because eggs are healthy, consuming them is also advantageous if you are trying to lose weight. Because of the high protein content of eggs, people trying to lose weight can build their muscles easier.

Eggs also have two types of antioxidants that can help improve one’s eyesight. These are lutein and zeaxanthin. Norco Ranch explains that these nutrients protect the eyes from UV-related damage and help reduce the risk of cataracts in older people.

Safety, quality, and excellent customer service are the guiding virtues that drive Norco Ranch. With its multi-generation family-owned egg farms, the company has been providing locally produced farm fresh eggs to customers in Southern California for more than 40 years. Visit this page for more insightful information on eggs.

Try out this sumptuous Sheriff’s Blazing Poblano Burger recipe

posted 16 Aug 2019, 12:26 by Norco Ranch

For a deliciously spicy source of protein, Vitamin A, and folate to match the heat of the summer, farm-fresh eggs farm Norco Ranch based in California highlights the recipe for the Sheriff’s Blazing Poblano Burger, a unique twist on the famed poblano pepper-based dish.

A healthy four servings of this poblano burger variation requires four fried large eggs, two poblano peppers, a pound of lean ground beef, one tablespoon of garlic powder, a teaspoon of paprika and salt, ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper, half a cup of finely chopped onions, four pretzel buns, four lettuce leaves, ¼ cup of crumbled blue cheese, and a sliced tomato.

First, put the poblano peppers over a medium-high-set skillet. Turn on all sides to roast them evenly, until their skins look lightly charred and blistered. Then place the roasted peppers immediately inside a plastic bag and seal and let steam for 10 minutes. After this, spray your frying pan with cooking oil and heat to medium-high. Break the eggs one at a time and cook covered on very low heat, until your desired doneness.

Remove the peppers from the plastic and rub off the charred skin (they will peel easily) either with a paper towel or your fingers. Slice open, in large strips, and scrape the veins to also remove the poblano seeds. Keep the peppers warm. Meanwhile, place the ground beef and the other ingredients mentioned above in a medium bowl. Mix everything and divide into the four patties.

Either cook or grill the patties in a cast iron skillet for three to minutes on each side. Then place the patties on the bottom of the sliced pretzel buns. Add the tomato, blue cheese, lettuce, and pepper strips before topping with a fried egg and pretzel bun, Norco Ranch adds.

All Norco Ranch farms have a comprehensive, multi-faceted quality assurance and food safety programs in place, monitored, and certified by a variety of organizations, including the United Egg Producers, the Global Food Safety Initiative, and the USDA. More on Norco Ranch here.

Preparing a delectable chicken and asparagus poached egg meal

posted 13 Jun 2019, 12:07 by Norco Ranch

Who says that we can’t get more creative with our egg recipes this summer? Certified egg producer Norco Ranch suggests the following chicken and asparagus poached egg meal, which is both mouth-watering and a nutritious source of calories, fiber, and protein.

For this four-servings recipe, the main ingredients are four eggs, two skinless, boneless chicken breasts, six cups of chicken broth, a pound of three-inch trimmed pieces of asparagus. You’d also need a teaspoon of peppercorn, a bay leaf, half a teaspoon of salt and cracked pepper, ½ cup of raspberries, ¼ cup of toasted, sliced almonds, and six cups of mixed greens.

For the dressing, you’d need a minced shallot, three tablespoons of white vinegar, a teaspoon each of capers and Dijon mustard, 1 ½ teaspoon of honey, ¼ teaspoon of salt and pepper, and 1/3 cup of olive oil. 

Heat chicken broth in a shallow saucepan for 10 minutes (in medium heat), along with the bay leaf. Add the asparagus and cook for another two to three minutes, until it is tender and crisp. Remove the asparagus with a slotted spoon then put into ice water. Drain it then set aside. Add the chicken to the broth and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove the chicken and place it on a cutting board. When it’s cool enough, slice it crosswise. Strain the chicken broth and stir in vinegar. For the dressing, whisk together olive oil, the vinegar, honey, capers, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Crack the four eggs in a dish while you wait for the broth to simmer, then slide each egg into the broth one at a time. Cook for three to four minutes before removing with a slotted spoon. Blot the eggs on paper towels.

You can now toss the asparagus and green with the dressing and divide among four plates, then top each serving with the chicken and poached egg. Serve with salt and pepper and garnish with raspberries and almonds, Norco Ranch adds.

All Norco Ranch farms have comprehensive, multi-faceted quality assurance and food safety programs in place, continually monitored and certified by a variety of organizations including the United Egg Producers, the Global Food Safety Initiative, the USDA, and the Safe Quality Program. Drop by this webpage for more delicious egg recipes.

Egg and vegetables: Recipes for this match made in heaven

posted 18 Mar 2019, 16:27 by Norco Ranch

What’s not to enjoy with the comforting taste and sheer simplicity of egg recipes? They’re so nutrient-dense and filling that you can dramatically lessen your cravings throughout the day, says Southern California egg producer Norco Ranch. Here are some recipes you can try if you’re transitioning to a plant-based diet or just want to pair your favorite superfood with greens.

Veggie egg muffins

Preheat your oven. In the meantime, chop vegetables of your choice (broccoli, spinach, kale, or peppers) and cook them in 1 teaspoon of oil until they’re tender-crisp. Cool them. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray, and then divide the vegetables, onion, and cheeses over 12 muffin pan sections. In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk, and seasonings, and then pour the mixture evenly over every section. Bake for up to 25 minutes or until they’re set, notes this recipe.

Mashed avocado toast with sautéed shaved asparagus and poached egg

This recipe might sound a bit too fancy, but it can be fairly simple to make. First, poach your eggs. Second, shave an asparagus using a peeler, and then sauté it with salt and pepper in olive oil. Set aside. Next, mash some avocado with lime juice, salt, pepper, and chili flakes. It’s time to assemble the toast: layer the mashed avocado, the sautéed asparagus, cherry tomatoes, and the poached egg. Top them with some salt and chili flakes.

Savory oatmeal breakfast bowls offers a dreamy recipe takes your breakfast up a notch with a savory oatmeal bowl that’s filled with oats, diced veggies, spinach, cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper, and your trusty eggs. It’s a novel approach to your everyday oatmeal bowl – with eggs, you can customize all you want, according to Norco Ranch.

Norco Ranch has been providing locally produced farm-fresh eggs daily to Southern Californian customers for more than 40 years. The company is committed to safety, quality, and excellent service. Read more on this site.

Anyone care for a farmer’s market omelet?

posted 14 Feb 2019, 11:50 by Norco Ranch

Norco Ranch has always produced farm fresh high-quality eggs perfect for any kind of preparation. Omelets are some of the most popular concoctions, and one of the most fascinating kinds is the farmer’s market omelet. Here’s how to make it.

First, gather the ingredients below (as seen in

- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tsp grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp canola oil 

- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow summer squash
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced zucchini
- 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 2 tbsp water

Take a nonstick pan or skillet and put in the filling ingredients. Mix them and cook over medium heat. Wait for the water to evaporate and for the veggies to be crisp. This should take no longer than four minutes. Once done, transfer the ingredients to a small bowl and clean the pan.

For the eggs, break them and put them in a bowl with ¼ cup of water, basil, garlic powder, and cheese. Beat the mixture until it’s blended well.

Go back to the pan and pour oil. Start heating until the oil becomes hot. Don’t forget to tilt the pan to get it coated before pouring half of the egg mixture. The mixture should almost instantly set at the edges. Cook like you do with regular scrambled eggs by pushing the cooked parts to the center.

When the egg mixture is nearly cooked and almost all solid, put half of the filling ingredients on one side of the omelet before folding it in half with the ingredient inside. Place the omelet in a plate.

Do the same with the remaining egg mixture and fillings.

Enjoy your farmer’s market omelet with Norco Ranch eggs.

Norco Ranch is committed to safety, quality, and excellent service for its customers throughout Southern California. For more than 40 years, the company has been providing locally produced farm-fresh eggs daily. For more recipes, check out this site.

Healthy egg recipes for the fitness buff

posted 17 Jan 2019, 09:40 by Norco Ranch

Eggs are not exclusive for breakfast recipes. Quick and healthy dishes with eggs are a favorite among fitness buffs and others keeping a close eye on their food intake. They are served morning, noon, and night, and are prepared with ease.

The Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is easy to prepare, with only a few ingredients such as quinoa, eggs, avocados, and tomatoes. This bowl can be one’s next go-to post-workout meal. English-Muffin Egg Pizzas are ready in just 15 minutes, a dish that kids and adults will surely adore. Particularly loved by health buffs, this recipe is packed with protein and lycopene.

With the Egyptian Egg Salad, vegetable lovers are given a treat. The Egyptian-inspired recipe combines fava beans with egg and the sumptuous flavors of Tahini, garlic, lemon, and cumin. The Green Shakshuka mixes up one’s favorite greens, eggs, and flatbread, just right for a laidback weekend at home with friends. Burrito fans are sure to love the Egg White Breakfast Burrito, packed with turkey bacon, bell peppers, and egg whites. This grab-and-go, protein-loaded breakfast will be a health buff’s next favorite post-workout meal.

Early morning breakfasts call for easy-to-prepare meals made from fresh ingredients. Poached Eggs with Asparagus gives one the perfect asparagus and egg pairing for a tasty breakfast. It’s a complete healthy meal great for those keeping a close eye on their food intake. For most fitness enthusiasts, a day can’t go by without them devouring an egg or two. These recipes can help one spice things up a bit.

Norco Ranch is committed to safety, quality, and excellent service for its customers throughout Southern California. For more egg-citing eats, head over to this blog.

Fun and creative ways to cook eggs

posted 12 Dec 2018, 11:48 by Norco Ranch

Eggs contain the right amounts of healthy protein, perfect for anyone looking to build their bodies and lose fat. It’s time to fully debunk the cholesterol issue and accept that the high levels of nutrition eggs provide—from selenium, phosphorus, vitamins B2, B5, D to iodine and other micronutrients—far outweigh the scare. Hereunder are some unique and fun ways you can prepare eggs to spruce up your meal choices.

Egg and Salmon Muffin: Contrary to popular opinion, fatty acids, especially Omega 3, are good for your heart. You can incorporate more fatty acids into your diet and increase your omega fats to achieve a leaner look. To make this dish, mix up eggs with salmon. That’s a healthy load of both protein and essential fats with the add-on carb-loading, thanks to the English muffin.

Mexican Scramble: Scrambled eggs are always a great, protein-rich wake-upper. Add in some chopped vegetables from peppers and tomatoes to onions, and a bit of chili and cheese to give it that distinct Mexican flair. It’s guaranteed to get you mumbling in no time.

Egg Drop Soup: This is a great way to prepare eggs for the winter months. More than just being a perfect comfort meal, an egg drop soup is packed with nutrients, vitamins, and protein. Get more creative and don’t just settle for a chicken or beef noodles. It’s also very easy to prepare (just beat eggs in cold water and stir the mixture with heated chicken broth and green onions).

Norco Ranch is a multi-generation family-owned egg farm that has been producing locally produced farm fresh eggs daily for over 40 years. It is committed to safety, quality, and excellent service for its customers throughout Southern California. Check out this blog for more delectable egg recipes.

Your guide to making the best shirred eggs

posted 12 Dec 2018, 11:14 by Norco Ranch

As believed by many, the fanciest treatment an egg can get is by being cooked as a frittata. However, there’s another one on the list of fancy egg recipes: shirred eggs. This dish is done by baking eggs with a small portion of cream, in mini cups set at a fairly low temperature.

The prep time for the shirred eggs is 7 minutes. With a cook time of 18 minutes, the whole recipe takes 25 minutes to finish. Ramekins or very small ceramic bowls will be needed for one to make the perfect shirred eggs. Eggs are sensitive to temperature and not all ovens have the same heat spots, so it’s best for a home cook to know how their oven works to get the best results.

Set to 350 to 375 degrees, and with an oven thermometer inside, try to check the eggs once the timer hits the 15-minute mark. However, it must be remembered that every time the oven is opened, the temperature loses roughly 10 degrees. Take note that the shirred eggs will be served in the ramekins they were cooked in, which will stay hot to the touch after being removed from the oven, causing the egg to firm up.

A home cook can practice creativity to spice up the classic shirred eggs. Some recipes include bacon and other meat, others add vegetables and spices. The method of cooking the eggs stays the same, only the ingredients would change, since the recipe is highly dependent on who will be enjoying it.

The multi-generational family-owned egg farms of Norco Ranch have been serving the customers throughout Southern California with farm fresh eggs for over 40 years. Head over to this page for more egg recipes from Norco Ranch.

How to make perfect scrambled eggs with cheese

posted 19 Sept 2018, 09:20 by Norco Ranch

Everyone who’s ever made scrambled eggs has their own recipe for cheesy scrambled eggs.  Sure, a lot of top chefs claim that great tasting scrambled eggs can be cooked without the use of cheese, milk, or cream, but that’s beside the point.  Adding cheese makes eggs more fun to eat and more appealing than just regularly cooked scrambled eggs.  But you can take it up a notch and not simply add cheese to your eggs.  Here’s a recipe for the perfect scrambled eggs with cheese.

 Start by cracking an egg or two in a bowl. Whisk until you get a smooth consistency with lots and lots of bubbles.  This makes the egg a nice even yellow look when you cook them.

 Now, for the pan. A non-stick skillet works best, but other non-stick frying pans are fine.  Pre-heat the pan for a few minutes and add a bit of butter to the pan.  You can also use oil instead of butter.

 Once the butter has melted, add the eggs and let them sit for about 15 seconds before stirring around to get curds in your eggs.

As for the cheese, cut the heat off just before the egg thoroughly cooks and add the cheese on top.  Let the residual heat melt the cheese on top of the egg without burning the egg.  For cheese choices, some top picks are Cheddar, Parmesan, or a Cheddar-Monterey Jack mix.

Norco Ranch is committed to safety, quality, and excellent service for its customers throughout Southern California. The multi-generation family-owned egg farms have been producing locally produced fresh farm eggs daily for over 40 years. For more delightful egg recipes, visit this blog.


Egg-cellent ideas to help with picky eaters

posted 19 Sept 2018, 08:56 by Norco Ranch

It comes as no surprise to many parents that getting our kids to eat nutritional food can be a challenge.  Kids don’t care that much about nutrition.   What they do like on their plates is something delicious, pleasing to look at, and easy to eat.   They easily get bored with repeated meals and feeding them food they don’t like is such a hassle.  Therefore, a little creativity can help when preparing meals. Take eggs for example.  Kids easily get tired of the same scrambled eggs.  So here are recipes that can make eggs more appealing to kids.

 Omelets are great for breakfast.  Kids are pretty much honest if they don’t want a certain vegetable on their food like onions for example.  An omelet makes them in charge of what they want to put in their egg.  It can be their favorite cheese, tomatoes, ham -- whatever they want mixed with their eggs.

 Sometimes, you can cook the same food but prepare it differently to make it more appealing.  Besides the usual egg sandwich or just a fried egg with bread, why not make a wrap instead?  Breakfast egg burritos still have a lot of a kid’s needed vegetables, plus it’s a fun way of putting it together.

 Egg pizzas may not be ideal for breakfast, but the good thing about eggs is that it’s not just for breakfast.  Use eggs as your base topping for a pizza for a fun and healthy snack for the kids.

Recruit your child's help! At the store, ask your child to help you select fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. At home, encourage them to help crack a few eggs,  rinse veggies, stir batter,etc.

Norco Ranch has been providing locally produced farm-fresh eggs daily to South Californian customers for more than 40 years. We are committed to safety, quality, and excellent service. For more reads on delicious egg recipes, visit this blog.


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