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More Vegan Cooking, and Baking! [Aug. 21st, 2013|02:00 pm]
susan smitten
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I've learned that the best way to cook vegan from recipes is to find good recipes from cooks I trust (Alton Brown, for example) and substitute ingredients. This seems to work better than using any old recipes on the Internet, posted by vegan laypeople.

I like Vegenaise, made by the American brand, Follow Your Heart, but I can't buy it in Dubai. So I used this recipe, touted by at least several Internet vegans. It features a picture of creamy mayonnaise, and testimonials on Reddit from vegans who claimed to have made it. So I tried it. It did not emulsify, and it did not thicken, even a little.

But it tasted good. So I made a Japanese potato salad, substituting my mayonnaise flavored dressing and using corn niblets instead of ham.


And it tasted exactly like it should.

I was salivating over a display case of Subway cookies the other day, and vowed to bake. I worked at Subway for years, so I've eaten enough of those cookies for the rest of my life. I used an Alton Brown recipe called 'The Chewy,' and substituted vegan margarine for butter, the flax egg for actual egg, and a little soy milk for the milk. I used a bar of Lindt Excellence Madagascar chocolate (dairy free) instead of chocolate chips, and added crushed walnuts.


The result was a chewy cookie, a cross between a Subway cookie and a cake.

And it was delicious, and no animals were harmed. Viva la flax egg!
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2013-08-21 05:45 pm (UTC)

Nom Nom

Our kitchen is available to you so long as we get samples. :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2013-08-21 07:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Nom Nom

I'll be right over. :-)
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[User Picture]From: medicalfairy
2013-08-21 08:43 pm (UTC)

ppk?

what are your thoughts on the PPK? http://www.theppk.com/
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2013-08-22 09:04 am (UTC)

Re: ppk?

Looks fantabulous!
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[User Picture]From: starkodama
2013-08-22 12:47 am (UTC)
Your food always looks so amazing. and the plates! I love the plates!!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2013-08-22 09:05 am (UTC)
Thanks, Lauren!
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