DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2013) - Avoiding genetically modified organisms or GMOs in your favorite holiday recipes will give you even more reason to celebrate the season. NestFresh cage-free and free-range eggs are the first nationally distributed egg line to receive the Non-GMO Project Verified seal from the Non-GMO Project, a third-party certification program that assures a food product has been produced according to consensus-based best practices for GMO avoidance.
GMOs are in as much as 80 percent of the conventionally processed food in the United States. A GMO is a plant or animal that has been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species do not occur naturally in the environment and, according to the nonprofit Non-GMO Project, a growing body of evidence is connecting them to health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers' and consumers' rights.
With eggs being called for in almost every holiday recipe, NestFresh non-GMO eggs are a good way to get cracking on a non-GMO-filled celebration.
NestFresh chickens are fed non-GMO feed consisting of corn and soybeans, which are the most at risk for GMOs. A routine schedule for the non-GMO feed is tested and approved by the Non-GMO Project to ensure the chickens produce non-GMO eggs.
This groundbreaking commitment to non-GMO verification in eggs by NestFresh currently impacts approximately 400 acres of non-GMO corn and 380 acres of non-GMO soybeans. And by working with multiple small farms across the country, NestFresh provides more opportunities and a safer environment for family farmers. This is another good reason to celebrate, so bring on the eggnog!
NestFresh cage-free and free-range eggs are the only non-GMO eggs available nationwide (MSRP: $3.49-$4.99). For free holiday recipes visit: http://www.nestfresh.com/recipes.aspx. To see a complete list of Non-GMO Project Verified products, visit: http://www.nongmoproject.org/find-non-gmo/search-participating-products.
Holiday Morning Banana French Toast Bread Pudding
Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
6 NestFresh Eggs
2 cups half-and-half
1/4 cup maple syrup, plus extra for serving
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 loaf French bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel and slice the bananas into coins.
Roll the bananas in sugar.
Melt the butter in a pan.
Once the butter is melted, cook the bananas until they are golden brown (5 minutes). Set aside to cool.
In a bowl, whisk together the NestFresh Eggs, half-and-half, maple syrup, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.
Slice the loaf into 1-inch-thick pieces and lay evenly into a deep baking sheet.
Pour the liquid mixture over the bread and top with the bananas. Pressing any exposed pieces into the liquid, allow the dish to soak for 15 minutes.
Bake until set, approximately 50 minutes. Serve warm with the additional maple syrup.