Here at Nellie's Free Range, we strive to talk the talk and walkŒ©aq the walk of kindness, compassion, and care. This philosophy is reflected in all that our partner farmers do on their Certified Humane Free Range farms. We take this approach to bringing products like eggs and butter to your local grocery store because we sincerely believe that it makes a difference in the lives of our animals and in the quality of the food they produce. But food doesn't exist in a vacuum, so our approach doesn't stop at our farms.
Eggs are universal
How does an egg company in the United States go about honoring other cultures, anyway? Well, as it turns out, eggs are pretty universal. In fact, aside from potential differences in quality, chicken breed, and the lifestyle of the hen, the eggs you pick up at the grocery store (in the purple carton, of course!) will be almost identical to the eggs you might find at the store or market anywhere from Japan to Iceland. This isn't true for a lot of ingredients. For example, most cultures gravitate towards a particular type of rice, whether it's basmati or arborio. Butter is an everyday cooking staple in some cultures, while ghee is more prevalent in others. Milk, cheese, bread...you name it. Whether due to regional availability or historical context, no two cuisines are identical—but most of them include eggs.
Eggs showcase diversity across cuisines
At Nellie's Free Range, we believe in honoring the differences that make each culture's cuisine so unique, and eggs are a wonderful way to showcase that diversity. Through our recipes, we strive to celebrate the countless ways that people all over the globe prepare their eggs. In a sense, eggs are like a blank canvas that can be used to illustrate the unique cooking techniques, tools, and traditions found all around the globe.
Our approach to recipes
Over the years, we have collected recipes from brand ambassadors, farmers, and friends. Our recipe collection began with a handful of American classics, but quickly grew to include dishes from all over the world. In pursuit of greater diversity, we continue to make purposeful decisions about who we partner with in order to expand our recipe offerings, always making space and time for our brand ambassadors to share recipes that hold significance to them, whether that's on a personal or a cultural level. Today, we're proud to partner with a group of bloggers and recipe developers that each bring a unique and rich perspective to the recipes that they share with us. Our partners include:
- Five Marigolds: Rochelle lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and three children, who inspire all of her DIY projects, entertaining ideas, and recipes for all occasions.
- Lola's Cocina: Growing up in Southern California with frequent summer trips to Ac√°mbaro, Guanajuato to visit extended family, Lola developed a love affair with Mexican culture and cuisine from a young age. Today, with many years intensive graduate studies focused on Mexican cuisine and culinary tourism under her belt, she proudly shares recipes imbued with her Mexican American identity.
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Party: Andressa is a full-time mom of two with a penchant for party planning and all things fun and whimsical. Whether it's Easter or Halloween, you can bet that she has a balloon garland, DIY craft idea, and yummy kid-friendly recipe for every occasion.
- Brunch With Babs: Barbara (or Babs, as her friends, family, and audience lovingly call her) is everyone's favorite grandmother. As a cook, mother of four, and grandmother of eight, she shares her seemingly endless wealth of knowledge, life advice, cleaning tips, food hacks, and family recipes with her adoring audience, spreading positivity and peace along the way.
While many of our recipes are not considered authentic or traditional, they are all imbued with the deeply personal experiences and perspectives of the people who developed them—and that's what makes food special.