One Saturday morning…
Andrew: I made you breakfast, but you may need to heat it up.
Me: Awe, what did you make? Eggs?
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”
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. ❤
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.
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!
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!
“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