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  • - Hey guys, it's Inga.

  • So for the next 24 hours,

  • I will only be eating foods that are the color purple.

  • A lot of people have been doing this on YouTube.

  • It's a very popular format

  • that I also wanted to try for myself

  • to not just experiment,

  • it's also just a cool way for you guys to find out

  • what there is out there that's edible and is purple.

  • So I picked purple because I wanted

  • a little bit of a challenge,

  • but not so much that I'd be starving myself.

  • I'm actually going to try and stay away

  • from anything that's artificially colored.

  • It has to be naturally colored purple,

  • which kind of just makes my job harder

  • than it already is.

  • So...

  • The next step is to go to the grocery store

  • and see what we can find

  • for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that is purple.

  • All right.

  • Let's go!

  • These are rainbow carrots.

  • They have purple ones, so I'm gonna keep these.

  • And of course there's grapes.

  • I feel like figs might be purple?

  • Eggplants.

  • Purple.

  • Red onions.

  • Purple cabbage.

  • They're going in here too.

  • Blueberries, because they were included,

  • I think these are the first.

  • Potato chips.

  • Is this black?

  • But it's actually purple?

  • Prune juice.

  • That should be purple, right?

  • It's brown.

  • This looks pretty purple to me

  • even though it says blue.

  • There's this huge bag

  • of just different kinds of purple things.

  • Now to plan out my meals for tomorrow.

  • I made it back home with my giant bag of groceries!

  • I also changed into a purple shirt.

  • I'm just going to take everything out now

  • to see what I have.

  • Just to show you guys what we're working with...

  • This is everything I bought from the store.

  • I also have purple noodles.

  • I think are made with like, purple yam.

  • And then I also have this Indigo Punch tea.

  • This has butterfly pea flower in it.

  • If we add like, lemon juice or lime juice

  • it'll become purple.

  • So I thought that would be a good drink.

  • I think we have a good balance of protein,

  • fruits, vegetables, and carbs.

  • I haven't really planned out my meals yet.

  • But, yeah, so, we have a lot of food here

  • and let's start it off with breakfast.

  • This is my kitchen.

  • Because it's New York City, it's pretty small.

  • I'm gonna try to make this work.

  • I'm picking out all of the fruits that I bought.

  • Blueberries, grapes, plums, and figs.

  • And we also already have this blue machine smoothie

  • that's actually purple.

  • But I figured I could just make my own.

  • So, smoothie building time.

  • It's like different shades of purple.

  • Here's our blender, dump these all in.

  • Gonna pour some of this smoothie in there too.

  • Look at that purple!

  • Just to amp it up I have my blueberry chia jam.

  • Super purple.

  • And now to blitz it.

  • (blender whirring)

  • What do you guys think?

  • Is this purple?

  • Under this light it looks a little bit more purple.

  • So I think this is now drinkable.

  • I cut some fruit up.

  • This is what we have, you guys!

  • So we have the plums on top, we have the grapes.

  • The fig is like kinda wrinkly here.

  • That looks pretty purple, right?

  • I'm just gonna go ahead and try this now.

  • To me it really just looks like

  • a normal blueberry smoothie bowl, so...

  • I guess you really could make a smoothie bowl

  • out of purely purple foods.

  • I'll just be here finishing this,

  • then I'll see you guys at work for lunch.

  • We have catered lunch today.

  • I'm gonna try and see if we can find purple foods.

  • If...

  • That was purple hair.

  • If I can't find any purple foods,

  • I'm gonna have to cook my own, so,

  • let's see if we can find some.

  • Salad...

  • I don't see any.

  • That's red.

  • There's no purple.

  • So because we couldn't find anything out there,

  • I'm just going to try and make my own lunch.

  • Good thing I brought some stuff with me.

  • This is what I have.

  • The red onions.

  • Carrots.

  • They didn't really that many purple carrots,

  • but I tried to pick some out.

  • And then I have the octopus.

  • I know this is kind of intimidating maybe

  • for people who haven't had it before,

  • but it's actually really good.

  • And then we have the purple yam noodles.

  • A nice, light purple I would say.

  • I didn't have a sauce but because

  • I came into the Tasty space,

  • I actually found this red wine sauce

  • that Tasty produce Alvin was making

  • that is actually purple.

  • So, I guess we have a sauce now.

  • I'm just gonna toss these in there and let it cook.

  • And while that's cooking,

  • I'm just going to cut some of this onion

  • and the carrots up.

  • Noodles are now cooked.

  • Kind of a pink-ish purple.

  • I have the onions cut up,

  • and the carrots, and we have the octopus.

  • We toss it into the pan.

  • The purple carrots actually end up having

  • like orange bits in them.

  • I think it's smelling pretty good so far.

  • But the onions I feel like just have a stronger flavor

  • than yellow or white onions.

  • The octopus is actually already cooked.

  • I just figured we give it a little more flavor

  • and add the noodles in.

  • This is looking really purple.

  • I don't really know what I was expecting,

  • but this is pretty freaking awesome.

  • It's so purple!

  • More onions and carrots.

  • That's our very purple looking dish.

  • This actually turned out to look

  • a lot better than I thought it was going to.

  • Super excited to taste this.

  • But before that, a purple drink.

  • So this butterfly pea flower,

  • it's a flower that just turns liquid

  • into this natural blue color.

  • Add my hot water.

  • Can you see the color?

  • I didn't even need to add lemon

  • because I think this tea already has

  • some raspberry and apple bits in it.

  • I guess I already have a purple drink.

  • Purple tea, purple pasta.

  • It smells really good.

  • So hopefully that means it actually is really good.

  • So pumped!

  • Wow.

  • I don't think I've ever had

  • things that are this vividly colored.

  • That isn't, you know, artificial.

  • Wow, that is actually...

  • That's actually really good.

  • I think it's because the sauce is really good.

  • I can't believe we were actually able

  • to make this work.

  • I'll try this tea too.

  • (calming music)

  • Mm.

  • Fruity.

  • I have to show you guys how pretty the purple actually is.

  • Look at this color!

  • I didn't even have to add anything else to it.

  • This turned out so good.

  • Now I feel a little more confident about dinner.

  • I gotta get a second taste tester.

  • Ta-da!

  • - Whoa!

  • It's so purple.

  • - It was with your red wine sauce.

  • If it looked purple than that means I did it right.

  • - Mm!

  • - [Inga] Right?

  • - My sauce is really good!

  • - Oh my God, okay.

  • I'm about to take a snack break to eat my chips.

  • I have my tea here.

  • But Ashley is giving me really weird looks.

  • - I don't get it, but I support you always.

  • - [Inga] It's just a butterfly pea tea with lemon.

  • - That's not food dye?

  • - [Inga] No, it's not.

  • It's natural.

  • - What is in your hand?

  • - What is this face?

  • I like it, it's good.

  • It's a little thicker and very purple.

  • Like my shirt.

  • (lighthearted music)

  • I'm on my way back home, it's still light outside,

  • but I'm really hungry.

  • We're just gonna see what we can make

  • with the food we bought.

  • We have the purple cabbage, eggplant.

  • This is the leftover onion, red onion from lunch.

  • This is really cool.

  • This is purple shiso leaf.

  • So I got them from an event I went to earlier.

  • They're green on the other side,

  • but this side is purple.

  • There's also the squid.

  • Pretty purple looking.

  • I also just love squid,

  • so this worked out perfectly for me.

  • Can you guys see how the water is actually purple?

  • Here's all the vegetables I have.

  • Just going to stir fry it now.

  • I'm also just snacking on this while I'm waiting.

  • I'm a big sweet potato person normally,

  • so I think that's why I'm really loving this.

  • I feel healthier too while I'm eating this,

  • even though it's probably all just in my head.

  • There's a lot of sugar on this.

  • It looks healthier than a normal potato chip.

  • You can't forget the black rice.

  • I know it says black, it actually is purple.

  • I also just eat this a lot normally.

  • This is the one I have at home.

  • This is what just the black rice looks like.

  • You could cook this as is too,

  • but it would just be a little too coarse.

  • When you mix it with white rice, it looks like this.

  • Just gonna pop that in the microwave.

  • This is what it kinda looks like now.

  • Thinking of putting it in this onigiri mold I have.

  • Add the squid rings.

  • They're already cooked, so...

  • This is my purple dinner.

  • I know there's a lot of white here.

  • This part is purple.

  • It's probably as purple as it gets

  • without artificial dyes.

  • Dinner is served!

  • Yeah, I don't really know what I made,

  • but I think this looks pretty purple.

  • And then I also had some of the tea

  • left over from earlier.