Food coloring 101

I’ve had this red cabbage sitting in the fridge for about a week now. I had bought the red cabbage to make the Tilapia Tostadas, see post below this one. It was good and everything, but there was a lot of cabbage left over. Buying a whole cabbage isn’t worth it for only 2 people, so I looked for the smallest one that was at the grocery store. Last night, I was looking for recipes that had red cabbage and couldn’t really find any that looked good.

Instead, I found a natural recipe to make purple food coloring using red cabbage. Easter is next weekend so why not dye some hard boil eggs and try to create some neat looking patterns? This is my challenge this week. To make neat looking decorated dyed Easter eggs. You can also use other different veggies or fruits to make different colored dyes.

Blue: 4 cups red cabbage, 4 cups water, 2 tablespoons white vinegar

Purple: 4 cups cranberries, 4 cups cranberry juice, 2 tablespoons white vinegar

Lime Green: 2 (10-ounce) boxes frozen chopped spinach, two cups water, 2 tablespoons white vinegar

Red/Pink: 2 cans beets, 2 tablespoons vinegar

From these lists just bring the ingredients to make the certain color to a boil for about 30 minutes. That is it! Look for my colored Easter egg posts soon to see what I come up with.

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