I was thinking of getting the vegan option “Just Egg” from the Target store for months since it has had very good reviews online. However, Target is located in the Menlo Park section of the Edison Township, near those many acres of land Thomas Edison bought and established his lab more than 150 years ago. Before the pandemic, I used to frequent the shopping mall, dry cleaner, fruit store, and restaurants there, but I haven’t been to that part of the town for almost two years.
Then today, I went to the grocery store ShopRite near me and was surprised to discover that “Just Egg” showed up on the shelf right beside the piles of egg cartons. I couldn’t believe my eyes since I knew this particular ShopRite is rather unfriendly to healthy food, unlike the one in Psicataway and the one in North Edison. It usually carries very limited vegan food and the price is ridiculous, almost two dollars higher than those more health conscious stores like Trader Joe’s or Wegmans.
Needless to say, I bought two “Just Egg” and was even more surprised to discover that each only cost $1.99. At first I thought it had already expired, but the little writing on the creamy yellow container announced that the expiration date is 16th, this coming Saturday.
I poured almost half of the container into the frying pan, and that’s an equivalent of 4 medium sized eggs. It cooked almost like eggs with edges gradually curled up with heat and the middle starts to bubble up a little. The cooking time is exactly the same as real eggs.
The taste does not disappoint at all. If anything, it is better than real eggs. I really like it. Now I am overcoming my last hurdle towards my goal of being a vegan. I think I am ready to get rid of real eggs and go for vegan eggs now.
Now after dinner, I am a little exhausted, all because of the fact that I was drenched by a sudden rain earlier in the afternoon. I was told that the best time to photograph is at the sunrise or sunset. So today, at sunset, I was trying to photograph a blooming tree–not a big bloom though. It’s rather a small bloom for some inexplicable reason. It felt like half of the flowers are sleeping and only half are blooming. Anyway, suddenly a rain shower came and my fluffy jacket was half drenched. It rained when the sun was still shining. Then the rain was gone.
I should just give up on taking photos. I have no skills in photographing and Edison has no scenery. I know a couple of people who have to travel to New York City in order to aim at something worthy of their camera. However I have no interest in going to NYC any time soon. Just today there’s the news of somebody who shot at more than 16 people in a Brooklyn subway. And it is said fortunately his gun was jammed and his low quality device didn’t go off as planned. No, I don’t think I will go to NYC no matter how interesting the city is.