Friday, June 8, 2012

Josiah, Eggs, Flax Eggs and Chickens

Josiah is very allergic to eggs. It has gotten better as he has gotten older, but he will still get weeping rashes if he is exposed too much.
He can love on the chickens, just not eat their eggs. I don't know how he catches them because I have tried and they just run away. Today he was sitting outside holding this one, petting it and talking to it.
When we cook food that calls for an egg, we will make flax eggs. They are so easy and fast. The eggs we get from the chickens get eaten by my husband and boys who are not allergic. We try to always cook with flax eggs though, so that Josiah can have some too.

1 Flax Egg: 1 Tablespoon ground flax
                    3 Tablespoons water
Mix them together and let them sit for a few minutes to turn into a gel while you prepare the rest of whatever you are making.

We have used them in cakes, cookies, quick breads and more. It is handy to ground a bunch of flax seed in a coffee grinder or blender, then freeze it for later use. The reason you keep it in the freezer is to keep the oils in the flax from going rancid. It happens kinda quick in flax seed, so it's best to buy it whole instead of ground.

Happy Healthy,


  1. It really is hard having one allergic to eggs, but like Josiah, Miss K loves caring for her chicken along with her siblings chickens. Im glad they can have the experience even though they dont get to enjoy the egg.

  2. Great information on the flax eggs. Maybe those chickens love Josiah because they know he won't eat their eggs!