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What's a good way to prepare vegan corn on the cob?

Is there a cheap substitute to butter/margarine? Or is there an alternative way to prepare ears of corn without animal products, yet still retains some basic taste? I am looking for an alternative to ...
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How can I make thick and creamy vegan curd or yogurt?

How can I make a thick and creamy vegan curd or yogurt at home? Here in South India the temperature is very suitable for fast fermentation, but I am not sure which ingredients or fermenting agents to ...
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Is boiling oil seeds and oleaginous fruit as effective as soaking them overnight in cold water?

Those seeds are the base for vegan cheese preparation. In the process of experimenting with making my own vegan cheese, I am wondering whether soaking is equivalent to boiling in this context, since ...
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Is a Range Cooker useful for vegan food?

My flatmate is vegan, and I don't really have any strong feelings that would compel me to insist on having animal products in the house, so I'm sort of tagging along. I'm now building a new kitchen, ...
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Is there a vegan Durian pie recipe?

I have been able to find quite a few Durian pie recipes, but they all seem to contain some animal products such as cream. I was wondering if there is a vegan Durian pie recipe somewhere out there ...
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What vegan food could substitute for chunks of beef in stew?

I made a pretty good vegan Moroccan stew recently, and it reminded me a lot of the stews I had in my childhood. But the stews I had in my childhood had large chunks of beef that were very chewy, and I ...
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How can I make okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) without egg?

A friend of mine really likes okonomiyaki (Japanese savoury pancake) but always makes it with egg. I don't eat eggs, so I'd like to make an adaptation that we can share and eat together. Okonomiyaki ...
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Which foods benefit from soaking before cooking?

I’ve heard that it’s important for health to soak beans when cooking them from dry. Some people also soak rice or chickpeas. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of somebody soaking lentils. Why do we soak ...
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Can aquafaba be used to replace gluten in breads and buns?

Having made a surprisingly good Pavlova from aquafaba (non-brined chick pea juice - the liquid from the can), I was wondering whether it was possible to use the egg-like properties of this juice to ...
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What place do chia seeds have in cooking?

Apparently chia seeds are a very high source of polyunsaturated fatty acids and have a very favourable ratio of omega-6 to omega-3. In terms of nutritional quality they are very similar to flaxseed. ...
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How can I make rice mylk/milk that tastes sweet without adding sugars/sweeteners of any kind?

This follows on from my question Is it safe to make mylk/milk from rice? which I realise was trying to ask two questions (if not three...) I notice that the rice mylk I buy has a wonderful sweet ...
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Is it safe to make mylk/milk from rice?

I live in the UK. At some point, I was taught that cooked rice that has been left for a while can cause illness. More recently I've become aware that many people make healthy fermented dishes from ...
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How can I make a rich, moist, vegan Christmas pudding?

I'm looking for a tested recipe that produces a really rich-tasting, moist, dark, nutty vegan Christmas pudding. I'll be making an alcohol-free pudding, so I'd prefer an alcohol-free recipe, but I ...
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What can I swap for cream that's still “creamy”?

I have a lot of recipes that call for heavy cream, half-and-half, or milk. I'd really like to ditch the dairy -- but while I can swap soy, almond, or something else for plain milk, I have a much ...
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Difference between flour and wheat gluten when making seitan

I am looking into making my own seitan, but every recipe/video I see is talking about 'vital-', 'whole-' or just 'wheat gluten'. What exactly is the difference to normal typical flour? And if it is ...
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Some good ways to roast vegetables without using oil? [closed]

What are some good ways to roast vegetables - such as carrots, cauliflower, peppers, or celery - without using oil? Crispy would be nice; tasty required! :-)
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What are some uses for soy 'whey'?

I was wondering what are some common uses for soy 'whey' (leftovers from the coagulation process when making tofu)? I usually use Calcium Chloride or lemon juice, for coagulation, if that makes a ...
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What kinds of vegan sausage casings/skins are there?

I would like to make my own vegan sausages at some point, but I have no clue about vegan casings/skins. Do edible ones exist or are they all inedible? Are some much more processed than others? Do ...
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Do I need a tofu press to make tofu?

I want to try some recipes with tofu, but I don't own a tofu press. Do I need to buy one before I can make tofu? Is there a way to press the tofu without a press?
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What's a vegetarian substitute for Parmesan?

My recipe for Macaroni Cheese (or Mac and Cheese) requires some parmesan, but parmesan isn't vegetarian as it uses Rennet. Are there any Vegetarian or Vegan "free from" parmesan substitutes in the UK ...
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De-carnivorizing protein [closed]

I just saw a great question here regarding protein sources in vegan food; the answers summarize the nutritional specifics very well. I want to go in a different direction, so I'm going to reframe this ...
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How can I approximate the flavour of butter in savoury dishes?

I used to make dishes like risotto, for example, with dairy butter. Is there a vegan way to approximate that rich flavour? It would be awesome if I could do this with simple ingredients rather than ...
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Is it possible to make vegan crepes?

I'm vegetarian and aspiring vegan. My family loves crepes, and I have tried various egg replacements, and they just don't work - when I try to turn the crepe, it disintegrates. Has anyone figured out ...
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How to replace cashews in vegan cheese?

Many recipes for vegan cheese use cashews as a base. I have to avoid these recipes because I am highly allergic to cashews. Due to the nature of the allergy, I also have to avoid most tree nuts. What ...
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How does cooking affect Omega 3 oils in flax, chia and other seeds?

I often use chia and flax seeds in my baking, mainly to help bind the mixture (sometimes to replace egg). I know they're a great source of Omega 3 (potentially scarce in veg*n diets) when raw, but I ...
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Is there a book similar to “On Cooking” that will teach the fundamental principles of cooking, from a vegan perspective?

I want to learn how to cook, not just from the experience of following lots of recipes, but from understanding the principles behind recipes: how to best combine ingredients and flavours, what ...
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Is there any website that tells what vegan recipes I can cook with X and Y ingredients?

The internet is full of many recipes collections, with a variety of websites with many different features. Sometimes they let you make searches with a richness of parameters. Let's say I open my ...
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Do some vegans avoid using cookware that's previously been used to cook meat?

We have a "mixed diet" household, so much of our cookware has (at some point) been used to cook meat, poultry, or fish. However, I also like to cook vegan food for vegan friends who visit. I know ...
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How can I get the same rise in baked goods when I replace cow milk with almond milk?

We're attempting to reduce dairy consumption in many of our staple foods. Almond milk has worked very nicely for some things, but in baked goods I'm often failing. If a recipe involves baking soda or ...
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Is there a vegan cheese I can use for pizzas?

This weekend, I'm inviting friends at home to play online together. As every time they come, we have pizzas. But this time, I would like to prepare vegan pizzas for them. I'm therefore wondering if ...
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An easy vegan meal plan that covers all dietary needs [closed]

If you want to get enough of a particular nutrient X, there are always plenty of resources showing how to do so. For example, here are articles showing how to get enough protein, calcium, and iron. ...
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What are some non-sweet options for vegan breakfast?

While I find following a vegan diet really easy to adapt to, ever since I stopped eating cheese and eggs, I have almost run out of my usual breakfast choices and all of the ones I've been left with ...
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Is there an effective way to make vegan “souffle” pancakes (an airy, fluffy batter)?

When I was vegetarian, I made small, light, fluffy, puffy pancakes. The batter consisted of spelt flour, ricotta, orange oil, honey and eggs. Crucially, the egg whites were beaten until stiff before ...
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For a recipe that contains fish, what could be a vegetarian substitute that somewhat retains taste?

My wife finds that the marinated tofu we add to our pasta tastes pretty similar to meat (I am vegetarian but she is not, so I wouldn't know, but I take her word for it). When a recipe contains fish, ...