Last Easter, I raised baby chicks. This Easter, I’m going eggless.
Do I think eggs are bad for our health or unethical to eat? Nope. Although depending on your egg source, one could argue that certain large-scale egg production facilities are cruel to chickens. And it’s well-known that eggs, especially the yolks, are high in cholesterol. But my situation is far more black & white than that: if I eat eggs, I get terribly sick for at least a week and can’t leave the house for several days afterwards. But Easter is coming, and besides the Christian holiday, it’s all about eggs, which still bring joy to my heart with their perfectly smooth, rounded, life-giving symbol.
I absolutely adore coloring eggs each year with Ryan hopping alongside me as we then hide them all over the yard. I’m thinking about trying natural, herbal egg dyes and giving the colored eggs to friends, because this year, I won’t be eating them! I haven’t eaten eggs since I figured out they make me sick, but I am going to try therapy to help my body stop attacking itself when I eat eggs. Since egg residue or trace amounts of egg are found in so many veggie-friendly products, it would be so nice to minimize or eliminate my reactions.
Here’s an infographic from Nasoya about egg consumption in the USA. Later on I’ll be posting reviews of two vegan sandwich spread products that Nasoya sent in the mail for their Eggless Easter promotion. I don’t really associate mayonnaise with Easter, and don’t think of vegan spread as an “Easter tradition” alternative, since the traditions revolve around dyeing and hiding actual eggs, not jars of mayo. But whatever! Pasta salad season is approaching, and I can’t wait to try these new products!