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Questions tagged [vegan]

Vegan indicates that no animal products or compounds of animal origin are incorporated.

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Caramel made with coconut milk tastes burnt

I'd like to be able to make caramel without using any dairy products for my friends and family who are lactose intolerant or vegan. Usually when I make caramel, I use a recipe close to this one with a ...
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Making potato pancakes without egg

I am wanting to make these Kartoffelpuffer, which is german for potato pancakes. I am looking to use this recipe https://www.allergygirleats.com/potato-pancakes/ The ingredients are as follows: ...
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Mayonnaise advise

I am making vegan garlic mayonnaise at home using soy milk as an egg alternative. The taste is good on the day I make and bottle a batch. For some reason, however, after two days the mayo breaks up ...
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Vegan Croissants 🥐 HELP

Hi lovelies I tried to make vegan croissants with the following recipe: 120g water 15g wet yeast (I used 7g dried yeast) 250g bread flour 30g sugar 5g salt 50g butter (I used vegan margarine (stork?)...
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Vegan Alternative to Monte au Beurre?

I was just in my kitchen making pasta and a wild thought appeared when I mounted my sauce: Can I do a vegan monte? What alternatives could provide the same bind and richness? Been looking for a ...
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What can replace milk, for vegan pancakes without eggs?

Please see the question in the title. My goal is to make vegan pancakes without: eggs, milk, any milk alternative that uses Natural Flavours, like soy or coconut milk. I live in Ontario, Canada and ...
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Fishy Tasting Vegan Feta

I'm making an almond vegan feta with homemade rejuvelac from quinoa sprouts. The recipe calls for agar agar powder to hold it together and so far it's got a good consistency. It's brining right now ...
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Characteristics of lupin and soy flours

I have to prepare something that will be eaten for breakfast or as a snack in the afternoon, using mainly lupin flour and (full fat) soy flour and without using eggs or milk/butter. Since I'm not a ...
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How to add richness to a vegan dough?

Usually whenever I bake I substitute milled flaxseeds + water for eggs, soy milk for milk, and margarine for butter. This isn't a problem when the sweet gets most of its flavor from other ingredients ...
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Bad tasting avocados recently

I'm new/ignorant to using avocados and never really enjoyed them until 3 months ago when I bought some on a whim. The avocados actually tasted great. They were creamy and had the consistency of butter....
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Vegan Alternative for Pecorino Romano in Pesto

Title says it all, I'm looking for vegan alternatives to pecorino romano for when I want to make pesto for vegan guests. Not striving for authenticity, and yes pesto is serviceable without the cheese, ...
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Banana blossoms versus bean sprouts

What is the exact difference between been sprouts and banana blossoms. They look very similar, so much to make me think that banana blossoms might be a joke...
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What can I use to replace white cheese in a roasted red peppers pate?

So, there's something I usually prepare for myself. It's pretty straightforward (since I have 0 knowledge and skills in cooking). I add roasted red peppers (from a can), white cheese, onion, garlic &...
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Achieve butter-like aroma in a vegan recipe

I am planning to cook a French bœuf bourguignon, but a vegan version. Apart from the wine and the herbs, I recall that the butter had quite an impact on the vegetarian version that I previously made. ...
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How long are egg-free dressings like Just Mayo okay to eat after sell by date?

I recently ordered a jar of Just Mayo from an online store and was sent a bottle that has a sell by date for about a month ago. The obvious complaint aside, it got me wondering how likely it is that ...
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Vegan substitute for cheese [duplicate]

Though I read a lot about vegan substitute of cheese but I have not come across one that can be described as its perfect replacement especially in places where cheese is supposed to melt, like in ...
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Seasoning advice for seitan to replicate gyro meat

I am looking for a seasoning recipe to flavor seitan so that it tastes like gyro. I have tried products on the market but all have been disappointing. The most successful recipe I have tried is the ...
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Sugar won't dissolve in cacao butter

In an attempt to make (vegan) white chocolate I noticed that the sugar doesn't dissolve in the melted cacao butter. For reference, this is the recipe I'm using: Organic Authority's "Four Ingredient ...
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Why does does vegan pulled pork specifically require jackfruit?

I'd really like to try a vegan pulled pork recipe, but all of those I've come across require jackfruit. This ingredient comes from the other side of the planet, so I'd like to avoid adding it to my ...
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Can I replace casein in a recipe with soy protein?

I wanted to try this veggie burger recipe from ChefSteps. However, it uses sodium caseinate as one of the binding ingredients. Casein is derived from milk, thus making the burger non-vegan. Would ...
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Substitute of eggs [duplicate]

I am a vegan and love to bake cakes. But every cake recipe requires egg which I don't want to use. So can anybody tell me what should I use in replacement of eggs without affecting the results?
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When making Vegan Carnitas, BBQ, & etc., is canned green jackfruit superior to fresh green jackfruit? What about frozen?

weI have seen a lot of debate regarding the use of green/young jackfruit as a meat substitute in vegan cooking, but the opinions i find on the subject are all simply reading copy, or incorporating ...
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How do green jackfruit and hearts of palm compare for vegan pulled pork/carnitas/barbecue?

I have been reading a lot about the latest vegan meat substitute choices, but I'm having trouble deciding between green jackfruit and hearts of palm. I am wondering what the advantages and ...
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Plant-based sources of Vitamin B-12?

Vitamin B-12 deficiency (used to be called "pernicious anemia") is a risk of being a vegan. Are there any plant-based sources of Vitamin B-12? If not, why? Can one "grow" Vitamin B-12?
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Is there a way to neutralize or override coconut flavour in a vegan dish?

I made a simple vegan cheesecake: coconut fat from coconut milk blended with pre-soaked raw cashews. Turned out real nice but the only thing is a strong coconut flavour. Is there a way to neutralize ...
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What can be added to non dairy milks to extend shelf life?

I'm not sure what's going on but the last two batches of homemade cashew and sunflower seed milks went bad faster than usual i.e. 1-2 days. What can be added to make them last longer? Both ...
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Substituting Soy milk +vegan butter for whole milk +margerine for whipped fluffy icing

I would like to make an icing for my family member who has a milk allergy. I have a recipe for whipped fluffy icing using whole milk, flour, sugar and margerine. It is cooked, then cooled and ...
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What can be added to veggie burgers to increase texture?

I add chopped onions, garlic, grated carrots, some flour and spices to pre-soaked TVP. Onions add a bit of texture but after baking tvp densifies becoming like soft rubber. I think mushrooms, beans, ...
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What are vegan ways to change or neutralize the taste of textured vegetable protein (TVP)?

I find the taste unappealing. For one cup of TVP I blend 3-4 onions, a head of garlic then add some spices, add carrots, then bake it as burgers and still I can taste it. I tried soaking it in ...
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Grilling veggies & meat on same surface for vegetarian guests

If I grill veggies and then grill meats (or vice versa) on the same surface, is heating and brushing the grill an adequate method to assure I haven't offended a vegan or vegetarian?
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Which foods are most likely contaminated by dairy due to processing methods used?

I am Vegan but also highly allergic to milk and wondered if anyone is familiar, or has come across any knowledge about which foods and food groups are typically processed in a factory which also ...
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Where can I buy dark chocolate which was not produced in a factory that handles milk?

According to an FDA study most plain dark chocolate has milk in it. If it is produced in a factory which handles milk, it almost always has milk in it, even if it says its vegan and dairy free. Does ...
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Does breadmaker bread need to include milk powder?

I'm trying to make vegan bread but all of my bread maker machine's recipies have one or two tablespoons of milk powder. What is a vegan solution?
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Vegan binder for chinese style dumpling fillings

Common recipes for potsticker/wonton-style (thin wrapper) dumplings use egg as a binder for the filling, to make it easier to work with and to displace air. For comparison, if you make a filling with ...
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Vegan patty binders

I am looking to understand the nature of how binders work. I made patties the other day. A potato, two carrots, a can of black beans, a bit of bread crumbs. It blended to a decent grainy slush and ...
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How do I make prepared seitan (gluten) more tender?

The 'chicken' Twinkie-sized logs from Chinese grocer are roughly the texture of firm silicone. I sliced them thinly and braised for 1 hour. Not noticeably softer. How do I tenderize them? Would meat ...
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What are the ingredients that make vegan meat taste like real meat?

I tried making a vegan burger in my kitchen before, and it turned out all right. However, when I taste a vegan burger or a vegan hot dog at restaurants or in frozen foods, it seems much closer to the ...
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Protein networks in vegan cakes

I have read that one important role of eggs in cakes is to add proteins that denature with heat and then link together giving the cake structure. Given that proteins are so varied and abundant in ...
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What's a good vegan substitute for sour cream?

There's a recipe I grew up with, that I would like to try to make a vegan version of. Basically, it's mushrooms sauteed with onion and paprika, and then sour cream. Since my kitchen is now vegan, I'...
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What's the point of “cheese alternative” that has dairy in it?

I was at Trader Joe's again, and I bought this cheese alternative. Being hungry out of my mind, the thought to check the ingredients never crossed it. Now I, a vegan, am stuck with having to eat a "...
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Vegan ice cream has chalky texture

I made vegan ice cream for the first time. The recipe: 350 g peeled bananas, frozen 100 g raspberries, frozen 100 g coconut cream 50 g agave syrup I put everything through the high speed blender,...
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What plant-based (non-dairy) milk do not separate when making caffe latte?

This is a little subjective, but what plant-based milk is best used to make a latte? By "best" I mean one that doesn't separate (like plain soy often does) and has a creamy consistency that best ...
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How is this non-dairy creamer really non-dairy when it has sodium caseinate?

I was at a hotel recently, and naturally I had brought home those little packets of free coffee by the sink in the room. I noticed a packet of coffee additives--sugar, Splenda, and most importantly ...
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How can I preserve refrigerated cashew / almond milk by at least 2 months?

How can I preserve refrigerated cashew / almond milk by at least 2 months? I tried citric acid, but a very bad taste and smell resulted. Does anyone know what can i use naturally to prolong the life ...
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How can vegans alleviate the effects of spicy food?

It's well-known that if you eat spicy food, you can neutralize the flavor (and thus stop your mouth from burning like a forest fire) by drinking milk. This is due to casein. Simply drinking water or ...
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Vegan alternative to Mozzarella

I'm familiar with many fine vegan cheeses, ranging from cream-cheese to Camambert. Undoubtedly much progress has been made in this area in recent years. The one (important) cheese I have yet to find a ...
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How does pineapple affect umami when used in vegan-fish-sauce recipes?

I have seen mushroom and wakame as ingredients in fish sauce substitutes but does pineapple just take the cake? A number of recipes are simmering fresh chopped pineapple along with salty ingredients ...
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What can I substitute for the egg used to seal egg rolls?

I would like to make a vegan "egg roll". In a normal egg roll, the filling is cooked and then placed in a wrapper, which is folded and sealed with egg before frying. I know how to make substitutions ...
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Substituting Cream without Coconut

I'm mastering my vegetable curry recipe and while it is spectacular in its current form using heavy whipping cream, I have some wild notion that the recipe would be more appreciated if I could manage ...
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What natural emulsifier can I use for almond milk?

I am a vegan and I make my own raw almond milk (blend soaked almonds, strain through a nut milk bag). The trouble comes when I want to warm the milk for a warm drink or to put in my coffee - if it ...