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Easter Eggs (Colored with vegetables)


Easter eggs are a fairly-safe food on the PhazeMoldDiet, however there are a few pieces of information you need to keep in mind to make sure that you are not "adding to your toxic load" when making your favorite colored eggs.



When it comes to eggs, as you may or may not know: Eggs can be eaten on the PhazeMoldDiet but "ONLY" pastured eggs. I have an entire article here on the website about why pastured eggs are the only eggs you should consume. You can read that full article here.


Once you get the "pastured" egg information the only other possible danger are "food colors & dyes".



Beets - about 24 hours soak time. 4 small beets peeled and diced.



Spinach - about 1 hour soak time. About 2 cups of spinach.





Turmeric - about 1 hour soak time. About 1 tablespoon of turmeric works well.



Purple Cabbage - Vast range of shades of blue you can experiment with soaking from 10 minutes up to over 24 hours. Use only half of a whole head of cabbage




Onions - Onions make more of an orange color - about 1 hour soak time. Use 3 onions peeled and diced.


KITCHEN ITEMS YOU'LL NEED

  • large saucepan or several large saucepans if you are making several colors at the same time

  • vegetable peeler

  • stainless steel cutting knife

  • slotted spoon/strainer

  • glass or porcelain cups or small stainless or glass bowls (to dye the eggs in) Do not use plastic or styrofoam to avoid toxic chemicals


INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED

  • Your food from the chart above according to what color you want to make

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar (extra to deepen color)

  • As many hard-boiled eggs as you are going to color


BASIC FOOD DYE INSTRUCTIONS (Each color will need a separate pot of boiling water. You can either do 4-6 separate pots on the stove at one time, or you can do one pot at a time which will take a lot longer.

  1. Start the process by adding water to the saucepan and bringing it to a full boil.

  2. While the water is heating, peel and chop your vegetables or fruit into chunks and separate them. When the water is boiling, add the specific fruit or vegetable and the vinegar and simmer for 25-30 minutes.

  3. Remove the food with a slotted spoon (or pour through a strainer), this will leave only the dyed water.

  4. Poor the colored water into the cups or bowls on a table or counter.

  5. Next it's time to dye your eggs

  6. Soak the eggs until they are the color that you are going for.

  7. Timing changes the desired shade. Dye times can range from as little as 10 minutes to almost 12-24 hours; The lighter the color you want, the less time you leave it in the water, the darker the shade of color you want, the more time you'll want to leave it in the water. I've found that about an hour gives me the colors I want.

  8. Remove the eggs with the slotted spoon and set them back in the egg carton to dry. Keep your eggs separated and don't stack them in bowls or the dyes will run into each other..(unless you want that look, which is nice too!)

TIPS: Don't rinse the eggs after removing them from the dye. If you rinse the eggs after pulling them from the dye it will lighten the color significantly. I recommend pulling the eggs from the water and putting them in the carton to dry and letting the dye soak in.



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