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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Make seitan "fattier"

I have been experimenting with this very thing, which is how I stumbled on this conversation. Real meat (I'm not a vegetarian so I can easily compare) has a different mouth feel. Deli meat feels ...
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Does breadmaker bread need to include milk powder?

A basic bread is flour water yeast or sourdough (salt) With these base ingredients, just by varying flour type, ratios and preparation method, you already get a wide range of breads, whether made ...
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Grilling veggies & meat on same surface for vegetarian guests

Just adding another dimension to this good question. Hope it helps someone. Sometimes when Muslims can't get halal meat they tend to go for vegetarian meals. I can't speak for everyone, but in my ...
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What influence does the properties of fat in vegetable oil affect emulsification of oil?

Fatty acids are not the emulsifiers here. Long chain fatty acids are excellent for emulsification, if they are deprotonated. But then they would be called “fatty acid salts”, and their flavor would ...
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How much baking powder or soda can I add to cookies without the taste being affected?

Your question is based on several misconceptions, I'm afraid. The very short answer would be, "don't do it". First, you cannot add more baking powder without affecting the taste, baking powder is ...
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Vegan Cheese - Almond Milk Curdle

Vegan cheeses are typically mot made by curdling a vegan milk. As you have noticed, vegan milks don't curdle when you introduce an acid. Vegan cheeses tend to be made by either making a nut paste with ...
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Why remove the vegetables from vegetable stock?

The point of stock is to extract the maximum flavor from whatever you are using, be it bones or vegetables. Once extracted there's not a whole left, which is why you don't boil stock bones over and ...
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How much can be learned from a regular cookbook as a vegan?

This is borderline opinion based but I'll give it a shot. Cookbooks vary in how much technique and science they explain, some cookbooks are mostly eye candy, beautiful pictures of professionally ...
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For soups, bisques, and chowders, can a chef prepare a vegan substitute for milk by mixing white bleached wheat flour with water?

No; flour and water (starch and water) is not a substitute for milk or cream (fat emulsion in water), no matter how similar in visual appearance the suspended flour is to milk. If you are aiming to ...
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A vegan alternative to Quorn?

Quorn have introduced some vegan products themselves since that question was asked (as of 2017).
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Vegan alternative to Mozzarella

Late but you have to try the vegan Mozzarella from Miyoko's kitchen. Its the only Vegan Mozz I've found that tastes great cold i.e. in a caprese sandwich but it also melts very well as I use it on ...
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Grilling veggies & meat on same surface for vegetarian guests

The thing about offence is that you can never be absolutely certain. You can only do your best. If the guests are your friends, you can ask them. If it's a commercial situation or similarly catering ...
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Grilling veggies & meat on same surface for vegetarian guests

Most vegetarians will (strongly) dislike finding meat juices or the like on their food, because at a certain point there really kicks in a sense of disgust for meat, aside from the mental reasonings ...
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Seasoning advice for seitan to replicate gyro meat

Bury it in bread. A meat-substitute burger or kebab meat that has obvious textural or flavor flaws when served bare will often appear near perfect in a pita or bun. Also, you can keep a lot of oil/...
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