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'World's Fastest Omelet Maker' Helps Moms Prepare Dishes Under $2.00 for World Egg Day

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With Americans feeling financially stretched due to the current state of the economy, many families are eating more meals at home in an effort to save money. To keep mealtime fresh, moms are looking for new menu ideas that are easy, healthful and most importantly, affordable. World Egg Day on October 10 provides moms with an opportunity to make their families feel like they are a world away at mealtime, while sticking to affordable ingredients that are already in the refrigerator and pantry.

Howard Helmer, the Guinness World Records "World Fastest Omelet Maker," has traveled the world teaching people how to spice up their menus without breaking the bank. "More and more, moms are asking me for creative meal ideas that feature new flavors, but are affordable and easy to prepare," says Helmer. "Luckily, moms don't need to buy expensive ingredients or cook all day to enjoy flavors from around the world. At just 15 cents each, eggs are incredibly affordable, plus, the high-quality protein in eggs provides kids with the energy they need to stay focused throughout the day."

To celebrate World Egg Day, Helmer is providing tips and recipes (costing approximately $2.00 per serving) that will give families a taste of the world right from their own kitchens:

    -- Rediscover the Spice Rack -- Many families have a fully-stocked spice
       rack, yet most spices are rarely used. Spice up everyday egg dishes
       like omelets, quiches, frittatas and more with curry for Indian spice,
       chili and cumin for Mexican heat, or ginger to experience Thai flavor.
    -- Give Your Fare an Asian Flair -- Excite taste buds by incorporating
       Asian seasonings and sauces into basic egg dishes. Add soy sauce,
       teriyaki sauce, duck sauce or ginger to infuse scrambled eggs with new
       flavors.
    -- Adios, Ninos -- Even the most rushed mornings can start with nutritious
       and flavorful breakfasts. Send kids to school with an on-the-go
       Mexican-inspired breakfast by rolling scrambled eggs, black beans,
       salsa and low-fat cheese into a tortilla.
    -- Elevate Your Leftovers -- Take leftovers to a new level by adding them
       to egg dishes like scrambled eggs, omelets, quiches and frittatas.
       Almost any food can be added to eggs -- from last night's Asian stir
       fry to leftover taco fixings.
    -- This World Egg Day, try the following recipes, all of which cost less
       than $2.00 per serving:

         Vegetable, Egg and Noodle Stir-Fry -- In several Asian countries it
         is traditional to serve egg on top of or mixed into rice and noodle
         dishes. Try this dish for an interesting and easy-to-make 1-pan
         lunch or dinner.
         (http://www.incredibleegg.org/index_v2.php?rID=163)

         Indian-Style Scrambled Eggs -- Spice up regular scrambled eggs with
         onion, cumin, tomato and chili. Indians consider this traditional
         recipe a simple comfort food.
         (http://incredibleegg.org/index_v2.php?mcID=1&cID=14&rID=194&offset)

         Arroz con Huevos -- A quick-fix dish featuring Mexican flavors that
         uses basic ingredients moms already have on-hand.
         (http://incredibleegg.org/index_v2.php?mcID=1&cID=15&rID=52&offset)

For additional egg recipes with international flare, visit the American Egg Board at http://www.incredibleEgg.org. And be sure to keep up with Howard Helmer's egg-ventures on his blog at http://www.IncredibleEggMan.com. Families can also celebrate World Egg Day by checking out the World Egg Day Egg Designer at http://www.WorldEggDesigner.com.

About the American Egg Board (AEB)

AEB is the U.S. egg producer's link to the consumer in communicating the value of The incredible edible egg(TM) and is funded from a national legislative checkoff on all egg production from companies with greater than 75,000 layers, in the continental United States. The board consists of 18 members and 18 alternates from all regions of the country who are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. The AEB staff carries out the programs under the board direction. AEB is located in Park Ridge, Ill. Visit http://www.incredibleegg.org for more information.

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SOURCE American Egg Board

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