Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs


I may be 26 years old but I will never give up the tradition of dying Easter eggs.  First of all, it guarantees that I have tons of hard boiled eggs for the week and most importantly it gives me an excuse to lay the newspaper down and get messy.  This year, I decided to try something new.  Rather than those bright, store bought kits (with God only knows what chemicals) I decided to make my own dyes out of vegetables, herbs, and even coffee!  The results: gorgeous pastel eggs and beet salad for lunch with the leftovers!

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  • 1 small purple cabbage, sliced
  • 3-4 beets sliced
  • 4 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 cup of coffee
  • 8 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 dozen, white hard boiled eggs
  • Difficulty: easy


Boil each of the ingredients in about 3 cups of water each (except the coffee)  for 30 minutes

Drain veggies from the water and pour colored water into various bowls

Add 2 tbsp of vinegar to each colored water and coffee bowl

You can now experiment with different dyes for each egg!


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