Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Curds and Whey

"Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away."

Does anyone out there know what "curds and whey" actually are? I didn't but a quick google soon provided the answer...from Cheesaholics blog I discovered that today's curds and whey are comparable to cottage cheese. Huh. And all this time I thought it was a type of oatmeal! You learn something new every day.

Now, I happen to love cottage cheese..heck, I love cheese of any sort. Since my dogs also enjoy the stuff, I try to keep a Costco-sized vat of it in my fridge at all times. In addition to eating it straight, I also top it with fruit and use it as a substitute for ricotta cheese in recipes. I'd never thought of combining it with eggs, though, until I saw the recipe below from the Eat-Clean website:

Eat-Clean Egg Salad

Egg Salad is the perfect school lunch! It’s hearty, tasty and takes no time at all to prepare. Trade the fatty, mayonnaise-laden version for this Eat-Clean recipe from my latest book, The Eat-Clean Diet for Family and Kids! Make sure to pack it in a cooler.


• 1/4 cup / 60 ml fat-free cottage cheese
• 1 Tbsp / 15 ml skim milk
• 1 tsp / 5 ml mustard
• 4 hardboiled egg whites, diced
• 1 hardboiled yolk
• 2 Tbsp / 30 ml chopped green onion
• 2 Tbsp / 30 ml chopped celery
• Dash curry powder
• 1/4 tsp / 1 ml sea salt


1. Whip cottage cheese and milk until smooth in medium-sized mixing bowl.
2. Blend remaining ingredients except egg whites with cottage cheese mixture.
3. Add diced egg whites to cottage cheese mixture. Mix well.

SERVINGS: 1 cup of egg salad
Calories: 170
Calories from Fat: 30
Fat: 3.5g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Trans Fat: 0g
Protein: 17g
Carbs: 18g
Dietary Fiber: 3.5g
Sodium: 528mg
Cholesterol: 106mg

Mmm...guess what I'll be having for lunch today? Perhaps Miss Muffet would like to join me? *wink*

Have a Beauty-Full Day,


  1. well now what the hell am I supposed to do with this Costco-sized vat of mayonnaise? (proceeds to trash Costco-sized vat of hair conditioner in the bin) There! Problem solved :)hee hee, I kid. I just really wanted to use the words Costco-sized vat in a sentence.

  2. Ocupada, lol! You crack me up, hon! xoxoxo

  3. Hey! I know you!!
    Love the recipe and it would come in really handy just after Easter...:/

  4. Wow, do I like this recipe!! I miss egg salad sandwiches and I could make this work for sure. Thanks for posting it.

  5. Hi, Sheree! Great to "see" you here! :) Yep, that recipe would be very useful after Easter indeed!

  6. AZGypsie, I agree about missing egg salad sandwiches..this on a Ezekiel bread would be soo good, no?