NO. But it is coming for our wallets…and maybe our diets.
This year, 2015, has had one of the most devastating cases of Bird Flu in decades…and it’s predicted to become worse. The cost of a dozen eggs could rise to $6.00. That is incredibly high for a carton of eggs that could be found for $1-$2 in previous years…even last year.
The virus may somewhat be controlled now, but prices will continue to drive up while poultry farms work on rebuilding their stock. But what can we do in the mean time? Go VEGAN. I am not vegan, but if the cost of eggs is bringing you down look into some alternatives! I may even give some of these a shot.
Tofu is an excellent substitute for eggs, you can use it for eggless egg salad or even eggless scrambled eggs. It doesn’t stop there, with the holiday season approaching quickly think of ALL of that baking you will have to do. Some replacements for eggs in baking are apple sauce, and bananas…pretty sweet if you ask me. There are many recipes online that provide numerous ways to prepare what your hankering for. Here’s a link to help get you started.LINK
However, if you just can’t give up the egg game and are nervous about Bird Flu I can give you a couple of tips on how to stay healthy. Most consumers do not need to fret over contracting bird flu, however proper cooking techniques can assure you of killing the virus. I will say that feeding wild birds may not be the smartest, you want to be sure to wash your hands and avoid bird droppings with the increase of birds flying south for the winter. The bird lady from the Christmas classic Home Alone probably shouldn’t be your remodel at this time…I’m sure you can guess why.
If you have any questions about bird flu, eggs, or experimenting a vegan diet be sure to comment below and I will do my best to answer ay questions you have. Thanks for keeping up with me.