One Saturday morning… 

 

Andrew: I made you breakfast, but you may need to heat it up.

Me: Awe, what did you make? Eggs?

Andrew: Yep.

Me: Fried eggs?

Andrew: No. Puffy eggs.

Me: Puffy eggs? [laughing] What are puffy eggs? [more laughing]

Andrew: I baked them in the oven…

I have no idea what he said after this. I was so taken by the phrase “puffy eggs.”

These are “Puffy Eggs”

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He says to me, “They aren’t as puffy as they were when they came out of the oven.” Well, they sure tasted puffy, and cheesy too! What a great way to start the day! He’s way too cute. ❤

Eggz-actly!

Did you know, that the colour of an eggs yolk is indicative of what a hen has been fed? A chicken that’s been fed a diet high in grass and veggies will have a darker orange coloured yolk, whereas, one that’s been fed more grains and protein will produce a paler yellow yolk. The reason behind this is that veggies contain carotenoids. Carotenoids give both fruit and vegetables their yellow and orange hues.

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No Yolk!

Carotene can also affect our skin tone. If an excessive amount of orange, yellow, and some green fruits and vegetables are consumed, it can result in a condition known as carotenemia. As with egg yolks, it causes the skin to take on a yellow or orange hue, which can be mistaken for jaundice.

Diseases such as Hashimoto’s Disease and Diabetes can also contribute to carotenemia. For those of us with Hashimoto’s Disease, however, carotenemia is a result of a decrease in the ability to convert carotene to vitamin A.

Not a Tan in a Can!

I have experienced this, especially with sweet potatos, carrots and orange juice. Andrew once mentioned that I had a tan when I’d hardly spent any time out in the sun. It does go away when you adjust your diet, but it can take some time for your skin to return to it’s natural hue.

She remembers this AFTER she’s been drinking orange juice again! I also bought some sweet potatoes. (I forgot!) I guess I’ll have to moderate my consumption. Then I won’t end up looking like Ernie!

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Our True Colours

What we consume, and how often we consume it, matters to our spiritual health as well. However, what we do with what we see and hear matters just as much. James, the show-me Saint, was big on practicing what you preach, and Jesus taught His disciples that if we love Him, we will keep His commands. (John 14:15-26 ) To inherit the Kingdom of God we must be changed. (Matthew 18:1-5) This change will show outwardly. (So, no puffed up eggs. We must become meek.) As C.S Lewis put it, “We must be hatched or go bad.” Change isn’t easy. Thankfully, the Lord graciously assists!

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“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” –C.S. Lewis/Mere Christianity 

27 thoughts on “Eggs Essential

  1. I wouldn’t know what “puffy eggs” are, either. When you said “oven”, I thought of the cloud eggs. I’ve had those once. You put the white on a baking sheet and bake, then pull out and add the yolk. Once you take it out it looks like a sun on a cloud. Pretty neat.

    1. Hmmm… like spongy eggs. lol We’re not puffy eggs, we’re spongy eggs. 😀 We absorb all of God’s spices and ingredients until the recipe is perfect! 😀 Hehe. 😀

    1. The puffy eggs recipe is basically to whip up your eggs with whatever spices you like, and then pour it into a baking dish. I think he also used some butter. He loves his butter. Lol.

      When I asked him what time he cooked it at he said, “It’s always 20 mins at 400” lol. This cracks me up because guys are very similar. Matt of Jesusluvsall microwaves everything on the popcorn setting and Andrew cooks everything’s for 20 mins at 400. I didn’t notice this! 😂

    1. Lol. Yep, it’s true. Being orange requires some adjustments, but being green means you’re starting fresh. The journey isn’t over yet, but we’re well on our way! 😀 Thanks for the comment, Jeanne. ❤

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