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Grilling veggies & meat on same surface for vegetarian guests

My response to this kind of question is always just ask, and if you absolutely can't, err on the side of caution. I'm assuming here that you're talking about a pretty thorough heating and brushing. ...
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Grilling veggies & meat on same surface for vegetarian guests

Depends on the person but typically... no. I'm not sure how bad cross contamination is in terms of food safety, but grills are high heat, though you might not always heat the food through. Many ...
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What's the point of "cheese alternative" that has dairy in it?

Lactose intolerance (which is different from a milk allergy, which is a smaller group) comes in varying degrees, so this may be useful for people who can have a bit of lactose (who can process casein ...
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How can vegans alleviate the effects of spicy food?

I have done no testing of this at all but I was surprised to find on this site that they recommend trying a spoon full (or cube of) sugar. Perhaps the easiest way of calming down a flaming mouth is ...
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How can vegans alleviate the effects of spicy food?

Avocado would be the classic answer IME (often in the form of guacamole, but not required to be in that form.) AFAIK it's the fat effectively diluting the hot pepper oil in either case, (where it's ...
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Grilling veggies & meat on same surface for vegetarian guests

Imagine if someone grilled a cat or dog, and then rinsed the grill surface to cook your burger. Would you be happy? This is how you have to think about it. I am not vegan or vegetarian but used to ...
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Sugar won't dissolve in cacao butter

Sugar won't dissolve in cocoa butter. Or in coconut oil, for that matter. When making chocolate, the sugar is smoothed and kept in suspension by prolonged grinding, conching, which is really a ...
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What can I substitute for the egg used to seal egg rolls?

Flour paste. Mix flour with water and a bit of salt. Go for a thick glaze-like consistency, and use it instead of the egg. Give it at least 10 minutes to hold before frying, and try to hold the edges ...
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How can vegans alleviate the effects of spicy food?

There's a great answer to this from Vietnam, where super-spicy food is popular and dairy generally isn't. It combines many of the other suggestions into something wonderfully smooth and soothing: ...
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What is the diference between a quinoa burger, a quorn burger, and a soya burger?

The differences are as follows: Quinoa is a pseudocerial coming from goosefoot wikipedia. It is one of the trendy "superfoods" because it has a very high nutritional value ánd is gluten free. I have ...
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Vegetable stock for a vegan gravy

A gravy tastes like gravy because it has salt and glutamates, which is what yeast extract has been formulated to deliver. There is no vegan replacement. The only good way to produce glutamates in your ...
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How can vegans alleviate the effects of spicy food?

Try a nut milk (almond comes to mind), soy milk or coconut milk. Here's a highly rated recipe for vegan "Sour Cream".
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Grilling veggies & meat on same surface for vegetarian guests

There is a huge variety of motivations and feelings involved in the choice to not eat meat. If you're serving a large group, it would be best to choose the safest option and use separate surfaces and ...
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Achieve butter-like aroma in a vegan recipe

Many of the modern "vegan butter-like spreads for cooking" have a passable butter flavor, not like the margarines of yore. You do want to get one that mentions it can be used in cooking/baking, rather ...
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Making potato pancakes without egg

The non-vegan ingredients are the egg and the ghee (clarified butter, browned to develop the nutty flavours). For the ghee you can substitute the same quantity of olive oil, possibly with some loss ...
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Is cast iron skillet suitable for vegans?

I am a vegetarian and I am totally put off by the idea of seasoned pans that don't get cleaned with soap and water. One of the reasons I am a vegetarian is because I consider meat to be unclean (not a ...
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How can vegans alleviate the effects of spicy food?

I've always liked the bread solution more than the dairy solution. It somehow feels to me that bread "mops up" the spicy stuff from my mucosa, while dairy dissolves it, but also spreads it around in ...
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What are the ingredients that make vegan meat taste like real meat?

The meaty taste is Umami. It is the flavour of monosodium glutamate, in the same way that salty is the flavour of salt. Both mushrooms and tomatoes of the right variety are quite rich in it, as is ...
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Banana blossoms versus bean sprouts

They're a thing, though mostly eaten in India and other parts of asia . Banana Blossoms are actually typically found as a great big bundle like this You basically need to remove the purple 'cover' ...
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Are these almond cookies likely to be a success if I make them vegan by substituting coconut oil for butter?

Summary Pure coconut oil is not an adequate replacement for butter in this recipe. However, coconut oil and water appears to work as a substitution when using ratios between 4:1 and a 5:1 coconut oil ...
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What is the food chemistry of aquafaba?

Aquafaba in cooking generally refers to chickpea aquafaba, but the term generally applies to the liquid in which any legume seeds have been cooked. It contains starches and proteins which allow it to ...
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Best vegan substitute for egg wash

An effective method I've recently tried is using date honey, diluted with water or almond milk at a ratio of 1:1. Another fine substitute is carob syrup, diluted similarly. Due to the dark color of ...
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Live Tomato Zucchini Lasagna - what does live mean?

I'm pretty sure the word "live" means that it's raw and uncooked. I found a recipe for Raw Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna that's very similar to the menu item you describe. It uses zucchini "noodles", ...
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Plant-based sources of Vitamin B-12?

Vitamin B12 is stored in the liver and muscle of animals, and is also passed on to eggs and milk, so these are good sources for non-vegans. Humans produce B12 in the gut, but cannot absorb it. Many ...
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Why does does vegan pulled pork specifically require jackfruit?

It is simply because jackfruit has a consistency and texture that makes it very well suited in a substitute for pulled pork. Apparently, you can also use hearts of palm, but according to an earlier ...
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What's a good way to prepare vegan corn on the cob without too much of a price difference?

"Dairy-free margarine" is available at any supermarket. It's half the price of a supermarket 'econo-saver' butter, pound for pound & a quarter the price of a premium, Lurpak, President etc. If ...
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Can you make vegan garlic bread? If so, how does the use of margarine effect taste and texture?

Margarine will not impact the texture, and probably will not alter the end result dramatically. It, of course, is not butter, so as long as the flavor is fine with you. But, you also don't need ...
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Best vegan substitute for egg wash

A mixture of soymilk and agave syrup works beautifully! It gives a nice glaze and when we make bagels and brush them with the soymilk/agave before baking the seeds really stay on.
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Best vegan substitute for egg wash

The food industry has an answer: fructose syrup (or high-fructose corn syrup). Apparently, when you're browning millions of baked goods a year, egg wash is expensive. Fructose syrup is much cheaper ...
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Best vegan substitute for egg wash

In Brazil friends use a mix of catchup, mustard and a bit of water to brush over savory dishes, it browns very well and gives a bit of flavor
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