Eggs were a culinary game-changer for me. I still remember the time when, at the age of 21, I learned that if I scrambled an egg and wrapped it in a tortilla, I had a meal. Duh.
They’ve been a kitchen staple for me ever since. The mix of protein and fat helps round out a humble plant-based meal, lending staying power (plus key vitamins and minerals) to salads, grain dishes, and dressing up vegetarian soups. There was only a brief time for me they were off the menu, which I wrote about in this Lady Project blog post on failing at vegetarianism and that time a carton of eggs was kind of the beginning of the end of a relationship.
I’m actually a big fan of plant-based diets, but some people can do really well including eggs as a source of protein and vitamins B12 and D, among other nutrients. The term I’ve heard floating around lately is “vegganism,” where you follow a vegan diet (so no animal products like meat, poultry, fish, dairy, honey, etc) except for eggs. I was recently quoted in this Yahoo article on the topic. This approach can make a great transition or offer a plan that’s sustainable for the long term. There’s no one-size-fits-all diet out there, but it’s good to have options.
Do you like eggs? If you do, what’s your favorite way to eat them? Would you try vegganism?