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Recipe Directory Hi Everyone, Just want to make sure you know HappyCow has a recipe directory with hundreds of recipes already listed. You can add your own and rate/​ comment on the one's there. www.happycow.net/​vegetarian-recipes.html Use this forum space for general recipe/​cooking chat. Post Date: 03/09/09, Replies: 4 03/09/09 4
Vegan Mozzarella Cheese What are the best vegan mozzarella cheeses? I tried follow your heart mozzarella shreds to eat with pupusas 2 times and it was disgusting. The pupusa easily breaks apart too, and the cheese is also messy so I had to keep cleaning my hands. I also ate the cheese as a quesadilla and it was still disgusting. I'm vegetarian. My parents and sibling also didn't like it. I won't be buying it again. What brands have the best mozzarella cheese that either come in shreds or blocks? Btw, I am aware they sell frozen vegan pupusas, but I refuse to eat it for several reasons. Pupusas are my country's national dish. These frozen vegan pupusas are so small. I don't even think it comes with coleslaw or the sauce. I eat pupusas with both because that's what a pupusa is meant to be eaten like and that's how I like it. I don't eat wannabe pupusas. I'm vegetarian. Post Date: 10/20/17, Replies: 6 10/20/17 6
Your favourite vegan kitchen tools Hi all, I work for an ethical store and we're stocking a range of tools for a vegan kitchen. Would you mind sharing your favourite tools, and your kitchen essentials please? Thanks in advance tadhg Post Date: 10/18/17, Replies: 0 10/18/17 0
Raw vegan protein bar Just made my first Bar! It was so easy and good! What kind of bars have you done? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKgOjUBVBTo Post Date: 10/11/17, Replies: 0 10/11/17 0
Macaroni Fail Hello all, I'm struggling with finding the best Vegan Sub. for Macaroni and Cheese any good recipes? It is my favorite food to eat. I use to make a Baked White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese Dish. Its hard enough giving up dairy. Giving up my favorite food is even harder. What are the best tasting Vegan Cheeses? I tried Daiya Cheddar Slices. It has a strange after taste. I could not eat it by itself. Can someone please point in the right direction? Post Date: 10/10/17, Replies: 6 10/10/17 6
Vegan Newbie: Pancake Help! I was so happy to discover that my favorite packaged pancake mix, Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake Mix, was vegan in itself! So instead of using the milk, eggs, and butter, I used almond milk, aquafaba, and earth balance soy free. The mix looked great, so I fried up in coconut oil as usual, but they stuck to the pan like cement!!!!! I couldn't even get my silicone spatula under them. Am I missing something? Again, newbie vegan here. Thanks all! Post Date: 10/09/17, Replies: 3 10/09/17 3
Vegan Pumpkin Soup "Recipe" -by a guy that doesn't really follow recipes The following steps will be slightly vague, but follow your heart and your gut and at least some of these directions, and you're bound to have a very decent soup/stew. Good luck, be safe and have fun out there!!! 1. Buy pumpkins or other seasonal squash. 2. Slice the tops off. 3. Scoop the seeds and other goo and save seeds for a nice protein snack. The goo is full of vitamins, feel free to rub it all over your face before your next shower for extra beauty/radiance. 4. Slice the pumpkins/squash into halves or quarters, doesn't make a big difference, smother with olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast at 450ish Fahrenheit until a fork slides through nicely. It's going to have to bake for 20-40 minutes, I can't really remember. 5. Chop onion and garlic (be generous with this stuff). 6. Heat olive oil in a soup pot, throw in the onion, wait a minute or 3 and add the garlic. 7. Add a bunch of spices (pepper, salt, turmeric, garam masala, curry powder, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, chili powder, cumin, whatever you like). 8. By now your pumpkin might be ready for action, if the fork slides in easily, remove from oven, and turn off the oven unless you're planning to roast the seeds right away. 9. If your squash has edible skin, skip this step, but if you're working with pumpkin use a spoon to remove pumpkin flesh from the skin (don't burn yourself). 10. Throw pumpkin/squash flesh into the soup pot with the spices/onions/garlic. Chuck a few diced tomatoes in if you happen to have about 400 in your garden like me. 11. Cover the stuff with some water, or veg broth/bouillon. 12. Cook at medium heat, I guess. 13. Once all the stuff has had a chance to boil together for awhile, reduce to a simmer. 14. Pour in some coconut milk for creaminess, maybe some spinach or anything you'd like to add that cooks really quickly. 15. Taste it, add some more spices as needed. 16. If you like a nice smooth soup, this is when you'll immerse your immersion blender in the mix and blend. Otherwise your meal will have the consistency of a stew, which is fine. Last night, for the first time, I added a few cups of previously-cooked lentils to the mix before blending for some extra protein. It was a good move, I'm gonna do it again. 17. Scoop the soup into a bowl. 18. If your pumpkin/squash/gourd seeds are already roasted, sprinkle a few on top for style points. 19. Enjoy your seasonal hearty meal. Post Date: 10/06/17, Replies: 0 10/06/17 0
vegan chocolate cake and frosting disaster Hello!! I am trying to make a vegan chocolate cake and vegan chocolate frosting with no success! I have tried earth balance for butter replacement, the one with soy (yellow box) and without soy (red box). Cakes taste kid of salty/oily/weird/fishy but if I add a lot of cocoa powder and pure vanilla extract, they can be edible... kind of. The major problem I have is with frosting! There is no way earth balance can decently substitute butter. Frosting tastes bad, real bad. I experimented again tonight with both cake and frosting. Cake as usual is oily and salty, frosting is horrible! I refrigerated for a couple of hours and it now even tastes a bit bitter. Definitely not something to serve to any guest!! I made the frosting with half shortening and half earth balance stick, added a lot of powdered sugar, much more than the recipe called for, a lot of pure vanilla extract and adjusted consistency with coconut milk. I need help!!! what do you normally use for frosting? Do you know of another brand I can try? Am I doing anything wrong? I cannot use coconut spread as I live in Florida and it will melt before my eyes, here it doesn't keep in solid form at room temperature. Any help is much appreciated!! Thank you!! Post Date: 09/27/17, Replies: 2 09/27/17 2
Good Vegan recipes In need of good vegan recipes because i am planning on launching a vegan cooking channel on my youtube channel my channel name is The Vegan Metalhead Post Date: 08/21/17, Replies: 7 08/21/17 7
Actually easy vegetarian/vegan/raw recipes Hey guys! Started an Instagram @weekday_vegetarian to document what I eat since I'm a new sometimes vegetarian/ mostly vegan and would love some support (follow 👍🏼) or any suggestions on re-creating favorite dishes to be healthier and vegan 😊 Post Date: 08/20/17, Replies: 0 08/20/17 0
Lovely lemon drink This drink is my mum's recipe. It is a lovely hot drink to have at a special occasion or in the winter and it has also cured me of a bad cold many a time. Im not that good when it comes to measurements of ingredients (I usually just throw random quantities in and hope for the best) so I won't be putting all the measurements here just some of them. Instructions: 1 Get a smallish or medium pot and boil water in it. Then bring down to just below a simmer. 2 Add 1 to 2 lemons for a small pot or 2 to 4 lemons for a medium pot. Cut each lemon in half before throwing it in. 3 Add 4 spoonfuls of sugar and honey (or vegan honey substitute). Add more honey or honey substitute than sugar. 4 Add ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Add as much or as little as you want, it's a matter of preference and how spicy you want it to be. 5 Stir and cook on a low to medium heat for awhile. 6 Pour the drink into a large round mug and enjoy! :) Post Date: 08/15/17, Replies: 0 08/15/17 0
How to make tahini PLEASE, anyone know how to make tahini? I've been searching for a while. I tried to make it in my juicer, which I can make nut butters with an attachment. It only flung sesame seeds all about my kitchen. I can't imagine it being too difficult or needing too much technology since it is a basic in 3rd world countries. I see no reason for it to cost $10/lb at my local HF store. I start muttering in the aisle every time I see it (hummus too for that matter) and nearly cause a scene. I just want it to be around the $2-3 range when I used it back in the day. It isn't as though there is a sesame shortage, is there? Also, please keep this thread for MAKING tahini; not tahini sauce, or hummus or baba g, or tell me to sub nut butters (thanks though). I want to know how to make tahini from scratch, it is the topic. Post Date: 08/03/17, Replies: 7 08/03/17 7
"Raw"Vegan Cheesecakes - Cuz it's summer:) Hi guys! It's hardcore summer right now (so really really hot) and I usually choose raw vegan cheesecakes as desserts, they cool me down very effectively. So, here are a few recipes that I found awesome. Do you have any worthy to share? ( I mainly like healthier and berry cheesecakes btw, the're so pretty too :D ) www.thegreenloot.com/yummy-raw-vegan-cheesecake-healthy/ Post Date: 07/26/17, Replies: 0 07/26/17 0
2nd generation vegetarian recipes All changes are in the following book, you see! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073ZLF8HT/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1500448878&sr=8-6&keywords=ketogenic+vegan+cookbook Post Date: 07/19/17, Replies: 0 07/19/17 0
Wrote ebook with over 100 recipes.16yo boy Hey, I'm Simon and I'm 16 y.o. (vegan) boy who just wrote ebook featuring over 100 of my favorite recipes, my personal story, insights, tips, my food staples and more. Some of you might know me from my instagram (www.instagram.com/fruitysimon) where I try to show that veganism is easy, delicious, cheap and healthy way to live. This ebook is dedicated to all vegans, non-vegans or transitioning people who are seeking more informations about this lifestyle. If you're curious about the ebook you can find all the informations here: (www.fruitysimonblog.wordpress.com) I have put a lot of work into this ebook so I can hopefully share the vegan message with as much people as possible.. If 16 y.o. boy can do this, certainly everybody else can! Post Date: 07/08/17, Replies: 0 07/08/17 0
Vegan/Veggie BBQ Vegan/Vegetarian BBQ - The Organic Grill Summer’s here! Enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Start a new, all-veggie barbecue tradition. We can help! Picnic Party ($22.00 per person / minimum 5 people) - veggie kebabs with choice of tofu, tempeh, or seitan - summer grain salad or vegan potato salad - assorted vegan finger sandwiches - or assorted raw veggies & summer dips - Specialty drink or lemonade BBQ Party ($16.00 per person / minimum 5 people) - we bring it, you cook it! - assorted veggie burgers - assorted veggie burger toppings - marinated vegan kebabs / ribs / tempeh wings - marinated veggies for grilling - vegan summer grain salad - vegan potato salad - cut watermelon for grilling! Additional Packages To Ask About - Dessert spreads - Homemade popsicles - Beer Popsicles - Vegan sangria icecream sandwiches Call julia 267.231.5149 to schedule your next vegan summer cook out or picnic! Delivery Fee may apply depending on distance. Customize it to your specifications, give us a ring! www.theorgancigrill.com Post Date: 07/06/17, Replies: 0 07/06/17 0
Leftover rice Not sure what to do with leftover rice? Preferably white rice… One trick I learned is to mix the rice with coconut milk, cinnamon, dates/raisins and/or bananas to make a delicious rice pudding dessert. Any other ideas? Post Date: 07/06/17, Replies: 4 07/06/17 4
For Chefs and Others Here is a favorite compilation of some unique ethnic vegan recipe videos. I am not sure if the link will work, but it can be copied and pasted. It is called, "Mother India," and it is put out by the YouTuber gracestar4all. Make sure you read the description on the playlist at the YouTube site. All recipes are vegan but the last one has a non vegan picture of a dead fish as it runs the credits and title for a few moments. The music video at the end to be used when you need a break is really great. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQlgR0H02jQvN_kv_Q2_8OhlAk-dzVhbe&feature=em-share_playlist_user Post Date: 07/06/17, Replies: 0 07/06/17 0
My first Vegan Youtube Video! Hi everyone. I love cooking and making videos so I decided to start a Youtube channel! Check out my video and please give feedback too :-) Thank you very much! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1R74i3znPw Amalie from Copenhagen, Denmark Post Date: 06/29/17, Replies: 0 06/29/17 0
Not eating enough? I'm a newish vegetarian and I find myself so hungry all the time. I've been incorporating veggies high in protein and fiber as often as possible,but it seems like it's not enough! Does anyone else have this issue? What else can I do to keep myself full? Post Date: 06/26/17, Replies: 4 06/26/17 4
Vegan Pizza Recipe Hi everyone, I wanted to share the most amazing vegan pizza recipe I made. I am so excited that such a healthy oil-free, GF and whole food recipe can taste so amazing!! Check it out: www.soulintheraw.com/vegan-pizza/ Post Date: 06/15/17, Replies: 0 06/15/17 0
Lost a treasured salad dressing recipe In a now-discontinued vegan forum many years ago, someone posted a delicious salad dressing recipe and I have lost it. It was a "ranch-type" dressing and the original recipe began with a girl's name. I remember a few ingredients - raw cashews, apple cider vinegar, sweetener of some kind. Does anyone recall a recipe like this? Thanks! Post Date: 05/20/17, Replies: 5 05/20/17 5
My favorite easy and quick recipes Love these: soulintheraw.com/quick-easy-filling-vegan-meals Post Date: 05/20/17, Replies: 0 05/20/17 0
Easy ,quickly and delicious dinner Hi vegans / vegetarians I have that great LFHC #recipe that is so easy to do spaghetti Every thing you need is of course spaghetti , tomato choped or cherry tomatos , basil , onions "choped" , tomato past , and any Spices that you like and salt and peper Add them into the pan cover them with water and cover the pan and wait for 15 _20 min. And thats it its ready and delicious ?❤ Eat it with love and with people you love and SMILE ? Post Date: 04/17/17, Replies: 1 04/17/17 1
Guilt-free amazing carrot crisps! Hi everyone! I've made these crisps yesterday and was really happy with how tasty they were, so wanted to share them with you! www.macaroonzi.com/food/carrot-crisps Post Date: 04/04/17, Replies: 0 04/04/17 0
Like Moroccan food? I hope this isn't considered spammy, but we just thought we'd let you all know about our new website : www.happyhmisa.com We're a small team of veggies based in Algeria (North Africa) and let's just say, being veggie is pretty tricky here. Imagine a world with no soy, no tofu, no quinoa, no seitan, no dairy alternatives and you get an idea of what we're up against. So we decided to launch our website showcasing North African cuisine made with locally available ingredients :) It's actually suited to anyone anywhere in the world who likes authentic North African cuisine, especially if you're living somewhere without a health food store! We encourage you to take a look, and if you have five minutes, head over to the Algeria Web Awards (https://vote.awa.dz/detail/850/) and give us a quick vote to spread the word about our cause. Best wishes, HappyHmisa P.S. We're also doing what we can to update the Happy Cow database with any restaurants out here that offer veggie food. There aren't too many yet, but we're working on it! Post Date: 03/22/17, Replies: 1 03/22/17 1
What's a good dressing for this salad? Just made this awesome salad and need some fresh ideas for a dressing? I was thinking about letting it swim around in the juices of my bloody rare steak while I tear it apart with my bare hands. Then feed the salad to the chooks cause salads for rabbits and chickens get a piece of steak up ya Post Date: 03/18/17, Replies: 0 03/18/17 0

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