Naturally dyed Easter eggs






  I like things as naturally as possible. In my cooking I only use chemical-free ingredients. I believe that nature has provided us with every thing that our body needs and that we can thrive if we nourish ourselves with two main ingredients: joy and wholesome food. 
  Here is simple way to dye the Easter eggs using the pigment found in plants. Just remember to put on kitchen gloves!









                                   For yellow eggs: 




                       - 4 Tablespoons turmeric
                       - 4 cups water
                       - 2 Tablespoons white vinegar  

Boil the ingredients for 30 minutes, strain then add the boiled eggs to the liquid. The longer you keep the eggs, the more saturated the color will be. I find that turmeric works great and creates a nice, even color.


                                     For blue eggs:


                      - 1/2 red cabbage, shredded
                      - enough water to cover the cabbage
                      - 2 Tablespoons white vinegar

Just like the recipe for yellow eggs, boil the ingredients for 30 minutes, strain then add the boiled eggs. Reserve the strained cabbage - we're going to turn it into dinner! (recipe here)



                                   For red eggs:





                         - 3 beets, sliced then cut into sticks
                         - enough water to cover the beets
                         - 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  
Again, boil the ingredients, strain and add the boiled eggs. I used only 2 beets thinking it would be enough and, as you can tell by the pictures, the eggs came out pink, I kept some eggs longer but they still turned a darker shade of pink. Keep the strained beets, they will be part of a delicious salad. (recipe here)











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