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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
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: 10/23/16, Replies: 1
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: 10/23/16, Replies: 1
Pineapple 'Fried' Rice--an original recipe Original Recipe by Sarah Danna (me Post Date: 10/23/16, Replies: 3
Celebration Okay firstly a confession: I personally am not currently a vegetarian I'm working towards it however my best friend is a Vegan. I am so proud of her because this time last year she decided to turn vegan and she has come so far and done so well, it is also her 20th Birthday coming up. As she adores Alice in Wonderland, as a surprise both for her birthday and her year of being a committed vegan, I wanted to give my friend her very own Mad Hatter Tea Party. The only issue I have is I really have no idea what sort of things to make for her to eat. There are some incredible cake recipes out there (I know I've tried them with her) but in terms of savoury food we can have as afternoon tea and pick at, I don't know where to start and honestly any advice would be warmly welcomed. Post Date: 10/23/16, Replies: 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: 10/23/16, Replies: 4
Rosemary Roasted Mushrooms Here’s a one delicious mushroom meal . You can use any kind of mushroom you like, or a combination of two or three. 1 lb. crimini (Baby Bella) mushrooms, stems trimmed 2 tbsp olive oil ¾ tsp crushed rosemary ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground pepper 3 garlic cloves, chopped You can find the whole recipe here : www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/rosemary-roasted-mushrooms/ Post Date: 10/18/16, Replies: 4
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: 07/08/16, Replies: 0
Free eBook - 21 Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know about the free ebook I recently released :) www.bethechangejournals.com/recipes/ebooks/healthy-vegan-recipe-ebook/ This ebook contains 21 vegan, gluten free recipes. These recipes were contributed by our favourite instagrammers, and these instagrammers have contributed their favourite recipes. So as you can assume, there are some really tasty choices! A lot of work has gone into this by our fellow instagrammers, and ourselves. The participants and I would really appreciate it if you helped us to share this amazing free ebook and let us know what you think of the authors recipes when you try them by tagging the participants or commenting on the recipe pages. Enjoy! Jamal Post Date: 06/30/16, Replies: 3
15 Amazing Vegan Curry Recipes You love curries but there are no vegan options near you? Or you want to eat curries like every day but can't afford restaurant meals that often? Why not make it yourself? Here are 15 of the best vegan curry recipes ever: www.elephantasticvegan.com/15-amazing-vegan-curry-recipes/ Post Date: 04/25/16, Replies: 7
Chili, gluten free and vegan cupcakes. Check out the video, it is a really easy recipe. https://youtu.be/mf9U2N1NZKs Post Date: 04/03/16, Replies: 0
POPRICE!!!!! Has anyone else ever discovered pop rice? If you leave brown rice cooking for ages it starts to pop and looks and tastes just like popcorn!! I discovered this by accident and so far haven't spoken to anyone else who knows about the secret popping rice Post Date: 03/25/16, Replies: 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: 03/22/16, Replies: 2
Cashew Chia Seeds Pudding Recipe Makes 2-4 servings Ingredients ¼ cup chia seeds 1 cup cashews 2 cups water pinch of salt 1 tbsp. raw honey or agave nectar Directions 1. Prepare the cashew milk: Put 1 cup cashews, 2 cups water, a pinch of salt, and 1 tablespoon of natural sweetener of your choice. Raw honey or agave nectar are my favorites. 2. Blend ingredients on high for about 90 seconds. 3. Strain the mixture through a nut milk bag or a strainer. This recipe yields two cups of milk and will last in the fridge for four days. 4. Put the seeds in a bowl and stir in 1 cup of milk. 5. Whisk together with until the seeds are well incorporated – about 10 minutes. The pudding will get clumpy if you don’t keep stirring. You’ll know it’s ready when it sets and gets a pudding-like texture. 6. Add the toppings of our choice – chopped apples, pitted cherries, chopped pecans, currants, or raisins are all great options. Kitchen notes You can experiment with the consistency by adding more chia seeds or more milk, but the general ratio is 4:1 (milk: chia) You can substitute the cashew milk for almond milk To save time, make a bigger batch and save it in the refrigerator for 4 days For a sweeter pudding stir in ½ teaspoon vanilla, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon maple syrup Nutritional facts Calories: 203kcal Total fat: 11.39g Total dietary fiber: 12.24g Protein: 5.62g Total sugars: 6.53g Sodium: 5mg Calcium: 189mg Phosphorus: 284mg Potassium: 48mg Zinc: 1.05mg Copper: 0.06mg Manganese: 0.65mg Source: kalepower.com/cashew-chia-pudding/ Post Date: 03/22/16, Replies: 1
10 vegan and vegetarian recipes 10 vegan and vegetarian recipes to make you forget the meat as seen here: www.guiderecipe.com/10-vegetarian-recipes/ I love it! Post Date: 03/18/16, Replies: 0
Shelf life Hello, I have a tough question: recently I started to make vegan ganache at home. I think that the most appropriate substitution for heavy cream is "almond cream" (almond milk with a lot a almonds and a bit of water: around 25% fat). It tastes delicious but the problem is shelf life: after a few days it loses its taste. I don't know if is the almond cream or the fresh fruits I use for the ganache. So, someone have a suggestion? Thank's Post Date: 03/06/16, Replies: 1
Vegan Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Pancakes Hey everyone! I made these yesterday. Delicious savoury pancakes with a creamy spinach, mushroom and garlic sauce. https://wearesavoury.wordpress.com/2016/02/28/savoury-pancakes/ Have a look! Ive recently become vegan and this is so creamy you would not believe it was vegan! Post Date: 02/29/16, Replies: 0
Raw Creamy Broccoli Soup Ingredients 3 cups filtered and warmed water – Not boiling 2 cups chopped, raw (uncooked) broccoli rabe 1 cup of raw cashews 1 T raw agave syrup (or 1 tsp of raw honey) 1 large avocado 1 clove of garlic 1/2 to 1 tsp. sea salt 1 tsp. onion powder. (You can use raw onion, but I find it a bitter in the soup.) 1 T. cumin powder Instructions Blend all of the below ingredients in a high-speed blender. (I use a Vita- Mix) Blend on high for a minute or two, until it’s warmed and creamy. Source: www.getgreensmoothies.com/raw-creamy-broccoli-soup/ Post Date: 02/16/16, Replies: 3
Funny Vegan Cooking Channel! Hey guys! My friend and I just started a really funny vegan cooking channel. We've only got one recipe posted so far, but stay tuned because we're gonna be filming a new one this weekend--possibly a raw recipe! Thanks for the support! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Ig3FP1sZesAQINRxNMkbw Post Date: 02/06/16, Replies: 3
Ideas for coffee shop vegan menu Hi everyone, I work in a coffee shop and as a vegan myself, thought it would be a great idea to create a full vegan menu. I know some of the things that I like but thought I'd ask some other people what their favourite vegan food, deserts, drink etc are and what they would buy vegan in a ceffe shop or would like to see more of. Many thanks x Post Date: 01/25/16, Replies: 3
Paleo Recipe Who know about in paleo recipes....? Post Date: 01/25/16, Replies: 2
Soy free options? Hi everyone, I'm new here, and trying to come up with some vegan or vegetarian recipes that do not include soy, as I've been instructed by my doctor to stop eating soy products. I guess I have been in a convenience rut, and didn't realize how many vegan convenience foods I was relying on, and they are almost 100% soy-based. So, if anyone has any good soy-free products, as well as tips for what to do with them, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks, Danielle Post Date: 01/10/16, Replies: 2
New vegan blog Howdy I have just started a blog for us. I know, I know, and another one! But mine is focused on people who like me want no fuss, want healthy, want on a budget, want normal ingredients that want from the supermarket. You want that too? Please check out my blog www.thefloranurse.wordpress.com I am a nurse so I make my recipes so that they are easy, quick, cheap, delish and healthy to avoid deficiencies. Posts throught the week. Comments super welcome! Peace folks Celine Post Date: 12/29/15, Replies: 1
Vegan tasty pie crust Almond Pie Crust Number of Servings: 8 Approximate Calories per Serving: 157 Approximate Percentage of Fat: fairly high, from almonds Time Required to Prepare: 20 minutes ____________________________________________________ Ingredients: ½ cup Almond Butter 1-½ cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour ½ cup Almond Flour (can fine grind almonds to a fluffy powder, if no flour available) ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ - ½ cup cold water Preparation Steps: 1. Mix pastry flour, almond flour and salt in a large mixing bowl 2. With a pastry cutter, cut almond butter into the dry mix. Only cut in until you get small lumpy kernels of dough. You may need to rub the flour mix between your hands to get the almond butter mixed in well. 3. Sprinkle in water and turn dough, just until when you try to make a ball of the dough, it holds together. 4. Sprinkle a little water on the counter and place one large piece of wax paper on the moistened counter. This keeps wax paper from slipping in next step. Two pieces of wax paper will be stronger so you can slide the flattened dough onto a cookie sheet and flip it on to the pie pan. 5. Place the large ball of dough on wax paper, add another piece of wax paper over it and flatten by hand, then roll with rolling pin until about ¼ inch thick, keeping shape round to fit in pie pan. 6. When correct thickness, peel back top wax paper slowly, and then flip into pie pan, peeling off remaining layer of wax paper. 7. Shape to pan and flute edges. 8. If you will be cooking a pie that cooks for a long time or at high temperature, and could burn the top edge of crust, shape a long strip of aluminum foil and place carefully just over top edge of pie crust, being careful to not extend the foil into pie filling. It can fit loosely, but will prevent the edges burning. Aloha, James Brennan Hawaii Post Date: 12/28/15, Replies: 0
VeganEgg In the midst of the ridiculous egg board controversy with Just Mayo, hilariously Follow Your Heart (makers of Vegenaise) are releasing their carefully crafted VeganEgg,in the middle of the controversy. It sounds like it's really nutritious, has anyone tried it yet? It's supposed to hit stores in the coming weeks and months, but can now be purchased via Amazon. Post Date: 11/03/15, Replies: 1
packed lunch Hi all -- Suggestions for vegan packed lunches for high school student? Would love to hear what you put in packed lunches to take to school or work. THANK YOU!!! :) Post Date: 10/26/15, Replies: 3
Best Easy-Healthy recipes? Hi! I'm trying to become vegetarian but I have trouble finding easy and nutritious recipes that I like (which makes it really hard to change lifestyle). So maybe you could send your favorite vegetarian/vegan dish of all time? Thank you :) Post Date: 10/26/15, Replies: 5

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