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[Food] Don’t Waste Eggs


When I was living with my parents, food waste was not an option. Since we were four and later five kids, sauce pans were often empty at the end of the meal, but were there leftovers they were stored for the next meal or given to the dogs and cats. The rest was composted. But no creative ‘upcycling’ of food though.

We don’t have pets, we live in an urban area and our garden is to tiny to make a good use of compost. In the summer we regularly bring peelings to the sheeps not far from home and I give egg sheels to my brother for the chicken, but we can’t do much more. Still thinking about that. What I do however is creating new with old. You remember my post about using fruits in a smoothie? Today I give you three easy recipes to re-use egg whites and yolks.

Egg whites – Amaretti
(an Italian treat for your friends in a gluten-free diet)

  • 2 egg whites
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 150g sugar
  • 1 tsp bitter almond extract
  • 1 pinch of salt

1 – preheat the oven to 170C/325F
2 – beat the eggs whites with salt until firm, add sugar little by little
3 – add the almonds and almond extract
4 – scoop small heaps of the mixture onto a baking paper on a baking tray
5 – bake for approximately 15 minutes until golden brown

Egg whites – Chocolate fondant
(that tastes like a light version of a brownie)

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 100g sugar
  • 50g flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder

1 – preheat the oven to 170C/325F
2 – beat the egg whutes with salt until firm, add sugar little by little
3 – melt chocolate and butter
4 – add flour to the mixture chocolate/butter
5 – add egg whites
6 – bake for approximately 20-25 minutes

Egg yolk – Hélenettes

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 100g sugar
  • 100g flour
  • 100g ground almonds (or hazelnuts)
  • 80g butter

1 – preheat oven to 200C/400F
2 – melt butter and let it cool
3 – mix egg yolks and sugar
4 – add melted butter
5 – add flour and almonds
6 – scoop onto a parchment on a baking tray
7 – bake for approximately 8 minutes

Guten Appetit!

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