Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs and Organic Egg Salad

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Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tips #EasterDecorating and dying Easter eggs for my family has always been a tradition. In fact, according to the the tradition dates back to at least the 13th century.  Easter for most is a religious holiday and not just about the Easter bunny, egg hunts and baskets filled with candy. My research tells me that there are many ways that Easter eggs are associated with the religious holiday. From

“One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, then eat them on Easter as a celebration.”

Regardless of why you dye Easter eggs the likelihood is you do dye them, decorate them, display them, hide them, hunt for them and eat them. That’s what we do. How you dye them or what special methods you use for decorating them – well there are hundreds of methods, tips and tricks really! In fact I found many of the tips from Pinterest!

Favorite Tips, Tricks and Link Love

  1. Boil your eggs correctly– you know with no cracks and make sure they’re done so that you can peel and eat! I love when the eggs are beautiful but after you’ve decorated them it’s time for some awesome egg salad sandwiches, you know what I mean? Check out Happy Hour Mom for some great boiling and Easter egg color safety.  Seriously did you know that you should let your eggs be at room temperature before you boil them? Oh and you don’t even have to boil your eggs you can put them in the oven instead? Really! I was shocked to but I am going to have to try this!
  1. Dye your eggs naturally. No need for the harsh food coloring when you can use cranberries, spinach, coffee grounds and blueberries! Condo Blues offers 2 natural ways to dye eggs using natural food coloring and spices and She Knows gives you the step-by-step guide to successfully dying your Easter eggs naturally. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
  1. Organic Egg Salad Sandwich – oh yeah baby! Do not waste those pretty little eggs! Use the egg shells in your compost {they add nutrients to the soil} and then make some organic egg salad for lunch. Applegate Farms and Organic Authority offer two mouth watering recipes I cannot wait to try this year!

Do you dye Easter eggs? How about an egg salad recipe?

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