Vegetarian Means Vegan, Right?

Actually vegetarians tend to differ from what Vegans consider themselves to be. The exact reasons for why, evade me at the moment.

I eat plenty of vegetables but also enjoy eggs so I think this means I may be a vegetarian but I am not a vegan because eggs are not on their menu. I need to watch my calories and weight.

Veganism, if I may, seems to be more like a religion than just a healthy eating regime. I think the term is applied to not only eggs but even to wearing things that may have once been alive, like leather.

I have no feelings on this one way or another and think our life choices are just that, our life choices.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Electric Egg Poacher Overview

By Paul Eden

Perhaps using an electric egg poacher to poach eggs would not be remotely considered by most professional chefs. They might prefer to poach the old way by cooking the egg directly in water. For the rest of us however, this method is difficult to master. Poaching eggs in an electric egg poacher is a simple process and produces consistent result day in and day out.

There are an endless variety of manufacturers and models of electric egg poachers. The smallest can be purchased for under $20, while the larger premium models typically are in the $30-$40 range. Some poachers are designed to cook just a single egg at a time, while the larger ones can cook up to 6-8 eggs.

You may want to consider an electric egg poacher that performs additional functions.. For example, there are egg poachers that not only poach several eggs at one time but they also do double duty by keeping them warm if they are not ready to be eaten, or boil more eggs underneath the poached egg section. Although these egg poachers are more expensive, they make doing the job of cooking eggs a lot easier if you are feeding several people at once.

Because there are so many models and manufacturers of electric egg poachers, it should be easy to find one with the exact features you desire. Some poachers have just a simple heating element, while others have timers or indicator lights to aid in achieving consistent results. It is a good idea to look for a see-through cover that will make it easy to monitor the cooking process.

Most electric poachers come with egg trays with a non-stick surface. Based on my experience, you should eliminate any egg poacher without a non-stick surface as there is nothing worse than scraping cooked egg off of a pan. Certainly one of the primary reasons for purchasing an electric egg poacher is for convenience, and ending up with a lengthy clean-up process would negate the advantages.

For the most convenient electric egg poacher, you may want to try a duel egg poacher that has both a poaching area and a two-slice toaster together in the same device. It is an innovative appliance that helps to make a quick and healthy meal for anyone in the house. Perfect for the person on the go, you can use this type of egg poacher to either just make toast, make just a poached egg, or you can even make a delicious egg sandwich. With everything cooking at once, this functional egg poacher allows you to eat a full breakfast in just minutes.

The best place to buy an electric egg poacher is actually just a few clicks away. When buying an egg poacher online you are able to read the reviews of actual people that used the poacher and you can compare several different egg poachers to see which one best suits your needs. With so many electric egg poachers to choose from it could take you hours to wander from store to store to check out each one individually, whereas online you can see several different brands and styles within minutes to figure out which egg poacher you are most interested in buying. It is convenient and by being able to compare prices as well you will most likely get a better dealing buying an egg poacher online.

Once consumers find out how easy it is to prepare poached eggs, they typically find other ways to add them to their meal planning. Eggs are not just a breakfast food; salads, pastas, and salmon dishes are easily complimented by poached eggs. Of course the classic poached egg dish is Eggs Benedict, which can be prepared economically with consistent results at home with an electric egg poacher.

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