You’ve probably been reading a lot lately about how sugars endanger your health. For years, fat was a four-letter word. We were urged to banish it from our diets whenever possible, and we were led to believe it was not sugar but fat that was so bad for us and caused weight gain and disease.
Back in 1972, a British scientist and professor of nutrition, John Yudkin, claimed that sugar - not fat - was the greatest danger to our health. At that time his findings were universally ridiculed and his reputation was ruined. He wrote a book called “Pure, White, and Deadly.” He stated, “If only a small fraction of what we know about the effects of sugar were to be revealed in relation to any other material used as a food additive, that material would promptly be banned.” The book did well, but Yudkin paid a high price for it. Prominent nutritionists combined with the food industry to destroy his reputation, and his career never recovered. He died in 1995, a disappointed, large...
To create PINK, use red beets, raspberries or blackberries.
To create RED, use red beets or red onion skins.
To create PURPLE, use red onion skins, or purple grape juice.
To create YELLOW, use yellow onion skins, turmeric or cumin.
To create YELLOW-GREEN, use yellow or green apple peels.
To create ORANGE, use yellow onion skins or chili powder.
To create BLUE, use red cabbage.
To create GREEN, use spinach.
To prepare the “dye” combine 4 tablespoons of spice or four cups of chopped/mashed fruits and vegetables with four cups of water (a little less for the spinach) and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer for about 30 minutes. Strain the fruits and veggies and you have a healthy natural Easter egg dye. Use the grape juice as is.
Place the egg into the dye for about 5 minutes. Leave it longer if you what to achieve a darker color.