What’s Egg in a Box?

We’re two sisters in New York who believe that the extra rice you get with Chinese food takeout can have a new life. If you’re like us, you get far too much rice with your delivery—much more than you can eat. Being a good conservator, you save it in the fridge, but it inevitably gets stale and thrown out. We got to thinking one evening that if we only added an egg to the rice, the leftovers would become a nutritious meal for a hungry person, and Egg in a Box was born.

Our idea is simple. Next time you have an extra box of rice, throw in a hard boiled egg and drop it off wherever you’d leave leftovers (replate it) — or eat it yourself. ...


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Spring. . .Summer. . . Hello

Hello, friends! We sisters are happy to say that fresh from our annual EIAB organizational summit. We are really looking forward to time off this summer from our jobs to recalibrate our mission and keep on packin’ those boxes. We’ve noticed something interesting though – and we’d love to hear you weigh in on this. Chinese food restaurants have been giving out less rice this past year or two. We have fewer leftovers! Do you find the same? This is great: more conserving happening from the start. Have you been noticing this, too?

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How to Boil an Egg

> Put eggs in a small sauce pan.
Optional: poke eggs with a pin to allow steam to release.
> Cover with water and heat water.
> Let water boil and then turn down to a simmer.
> Keep eggs in simmering water for 7-9 minutes.
> Run cool water over eggs and let sit for 3 minutes.
> Store for up to one month in the fridge.

Farmers Market Locator: Instant Freshness

Looking for recipe solutions? Attention! Our colleague in arms, Evan, has launched this fantastic website, Farmers Market Locator, to help you find farmers markets across the country. In addition to searching by location, you can even search by product and form of payment! Thank you for your hard work, Evan, on behalf of all who benefit from your site. Please visit and use his site regularly, and make sure to get the goodies nearest you for your takeout reuse recipes!

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