One of the major hurdles to becoming vegan is replacing common food groups in baking. The vegan replacements below are for eggs, milk, cream and other common baking ingredients. I hope you find it helpful.
1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water
1/4 cup pureed tofu
1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water
1/4 cup avocado
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup pumpkin
1 mashed banana
3 tbsp aquafaba
1 tsp baking soda mixed with 1 tbsp white vinegar
Almond, soy, cashew or coconut Milk – Equal parts
1 cup = 1 cup nut milk + 2 tbsp lemon juice
Agave Syrup, Maple Syrup or Rice syrup to taste
3/4 cup soy milk + 1/4 cup vegan margarine
soy, coconut, almond or cashew yogourt (equal parts)
Chocolate raspberry hand pies are a different take on the hand pie. Chocolate pie dough encapsulates a sweet raspberry filling for a decadent treat. They’re great to take for a mid afternoon snack or a small dessert.
1/2 lb of vegetable shortening
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tbsp white vinegar
Beat one egg in a measuring cup and add 1 tbsp white vinegar. Fill with cold water to 1/2 cup.
Blend flour, vegetable shortening and salt.
Gradually add liquid to dry ingredients and blend until well incorporated.
I don’t often eat cereal for breakfast but when I do I tend to eat granola. This granola recipe includes coconut oil, honey and dried apricots. For a surprise cocoa nibs are added for a chocolatey kick. Enjoy morning granola for breakfast or on top of your favourite crumble.
Marshmallow squares are crazy easy to make and are delicious. They’re sweet and delicious and anyone with a sweet tooth will love them. Store in the refrigerator for an indulgent treat any time of day.
I remember as a child we always coloured Easter eggs by using onion skins. The variation in colour and imperfections in the tone were always more fun than the colour that commercial dyes create. I’ve found as an adult that you can colour eggs with other natural materials. Below is a list.
3 tbsp Turmeric – yellow eggs
purple cabbage – blue eggs
blueberries – darker blue eggs
beets – pink eggs
cranberries – red/pink eggs
spinach – green eggs.
In a pot bring 2 cups of fruit or veggies or the Turmeric and 1 cup of water to a boil Boil for 30 minutes or until a water has turned the desired colour. Cool mixture
Add 2 tbsp of vinegar to mixture and transfer to a bowl or jar where eggs can be covered with the mixture. Add 2 or 3 hard boiled eggs to the dye. Soak from 1/2 hour to overnight in the refrigerator.
Flavoured vinegars are great in salad dressings but can be pricey to buy. Fortunately they are easy to make but takes some preparation. Below I have listed recipes for Raspberry/Blueberry Vinegar, Sage Red Wine Vinegar and Thyme Basil Vinegar
1/2 cup mashed raspberries
1/2 cup mashed blueberries
White vinegar to fill a jar
Add fruit to jar and fill with vinegar. Cork and let stand for at least 1 week. Strain and use on salads or as a marinade. Can be sweetened by adding stevia to the finished vinegar. Continue reading Infused Vinegars→