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For a recipe that contains fish, what could be a vegetarian substitute that somewhat retains taste?

For "fish pie", for example, I use a combination of oyster mushrooms, tofu and torn sheets of seasoned sushi nori seaweed. Mushrooms mainly for texture tofu mainly for protein seaweed mainly for ...
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Do some vegans avoid using cookware that's previously been used to cook meat?

I can't answer definitively but possibly my experience is worth sharing here. Thinking about food labelling, products may be labelled vegan and have a warning aimed at allergy sufferers along the ...
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What are some non-sweet options for vegan breakfast?

tofu scramble get some extra-firm tofu and fry it with green/spring onion, turmeric (for colour), and yeast extract, nutritional yeast or soy sauce for flavour. serve on toast etc savoury pancakes ...
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What's a vegetarian substitute for Parmesan?

Below is a list of places where vegetarian Parmesan-like hard Italian-style cheeses can be found: Twineham Grange Vegetarian Pasta cheese from Bookhams is lovely and can be bought online and from ...
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Do some vegans avoid using cookware that's previously been used to cook meat?

Just another perspective, maybe should have been a comment instead, but: I read once, on a blog possibly but it was a good few years ago, that the person no longer sees meat as food, and I agree ...
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What's a vegetarian substitute for Parmesan?

You don't have to go to specialist stores; you can get vegetarian Parmesan in at least three of the major UK supermarkets! It seems to usually be under each supermarket's "budget" branding. I believe ...
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What are some non-sweet options for vegan breakfast?

As you are looking for some non-sweet recipes, Indian recipes are a good option for you. Most Indians prefer not to have sweet foods in their breakfast (although they do at lunch or supper) Below are ...
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Is there a vegan cheese I can use for pizzas?

My local pizzeria uses a brand called VioLife who have a cheese specifically for pizza, though any of their cheeses would work. At home, I enjoy my own 'vegan cheese' on pizza which has two ...
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What are some non-sweet options for vegan breakfast?

Toast with hummus. You can even make a creamier spread with avocado and cucumbers. Open a tomato, add stuffing and bake it, it's delicious. Here's a recipe (of course, don't add the cheese). Garlic ...
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What's a vegetarian substitute for Parmesan?

There is vegetable rennet. You can get parmesan-style cheese with vegetable rennet. Here's a few: Organic Valley uses vegetable rennet in their shredded parmesan as well as their grated variety. ...
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Which foods benefit from soaking before cooking?

While I appreciate the orientation towards an analytical, scientific and health perspective here, I have not ignored culinary considerations where they seemed important. This post is a work in ...
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For a recipe that contains fish, what could be a vegetarian substitute that somewhat retains taste?

A lot of the fishy taste comes from the Omega 3 fats which are abundant in fish. Fortunately, fish is not the only source of them, and you can substitute them. The best substitute is probably seaweed....
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Is there a vegan cheese I can use for pizzas?

While cheese is a fantastic ingredient which very specific physical properties and tastes, people are often indoctrinated about the ways of making a successful pizza. Once you are vegan, you will find ...
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For a recipe that contains fish, what could be a vegetarian substitute that somewhat retains taste?

As a supplement to the great answer by Zanna - seaweed is a great way to fake fishy sea flavour - you can sometimes fake the flavours around fish without actually having fish. For example, a store-...
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What's a vegetarian substitute for Parmesan?

Here's a widely available vegan option: Violife Prosociano. It's sold in health-food shops and Tesco, and online for example at The Vegan Kind For those who prefer not to use processed foods, I find ...
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Difference between flour and wheat gluten when making seitan

Gluten is the main protein component of wheat. You can use ordinary flour and process it into seitan yourself by washing the starch out of it, or you can buy gluten powder, which might be sold as "...
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Is there a vegan cheese I can use for pizzas?

A couple of pizza places local to me use Daiya Brand vegan cheese. It is soy and peanut/treenut free. It melts and stretches similar to mozzarella. Daiya also makes frozen pizzas available in some ...
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What are some non-sweet options for vegan breakfast?

Porridge (oatmeal) is a great Scottish staple. Cheap and convenient. You can make it fairly quickly on the stove or faster in the microwave with water or plain unsweetened soy/almond/rice milk. Fresh ...
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Is there an effective way to make vegan "souffle" pancakes (an airy, fluffy batter)?

There is a really good, unexpected replacement for egg white: Chickpea liquid (Aquafaba) Seriously. Buy a can or glass of chickpeas, pour it in a sieve, collect the liquid. Set the chickpeas aside and ...
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Is there a vegan cheese I can use for pizzas?

There are various ready-made vegan "cheese" products available and I hope others can recommend some that are suitable. I don't use them myself. I make my own cheese-like foods from various ...
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Is it possible to make vegan crepes?

I never use any egg substitute and I don't have any trouble... Here's my method: Savoury: half and half gram/chickpea flour and buckwheat flour oat or soya mylk (or whatever you like) salt, herbs ...
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Do I need a tofu press to make tofu?

Yes, you can make your own tofu without a press. Before pressing, tofu has a high water content. For some purposes, this soft, wet tofu is ideal; if you like the texture, you can use it as it is. One ...
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Is it safe to make mylk/milk from rice?

You seem to be asking two questions. One about safety of fermentation, the other about how to make rice mylk (safely). While I cannot answer the latter I can answer the former. The difference between ...
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How can I make thick and creamy vegan curd or yogurt?

After numerous failed experiments I came across this YouTube video in which chef Nupur Sampat makes impressively creamy curd from peanuts, with no thickeners, sweeteners, expensive probiotics or ...
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For a recipe that contains fish, what could be a vegetarian substitute that somewhat retains taste?

To add to the other answers, depending on where you are located, it could be worth checking out Quorn Fishless Fingers product. These are vegan and very fish-like. Unfortunately, they come already ...
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What are some non-sweet options for vegan breakfast?

A typical Israeli breakfast can easily be made vegan: Israeli salad (finely chopped cucumber, tomato and onion with some olive oil and a bit of lemon), a few slices of bread and a savory spread (...
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What are some non-sweet options for vegan breakfast?

I know I'm late to the party, but I've thought of a nice little curveball. Sushi! (Which does actually mean 'rice'.) For example, there's kappamaki, a type of sushi consisting of: nori* (a kind of ...
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How can I get the same rise in baked goods when I replace cow milk with almond milk?

There's a similar cooking.SE question: Adjusting baking powder to work with almond milk if a recipe involves baking soda or baking powder, almond milk produces a less satisfying rise and there's a ...
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Is there any website that tells what vegan recipes I can cook with X and Y ingredients?

Try allrecipes.com. Ingredients have to be typed, but the results seem relevant. Example: You are looking for a vegan recipe with avocado and flour, but excludes (veg) butter (I do not know if it ...
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How can I approximate the flavour of butter in savoury dishes?

In many markets, butter flavoured oil exists that is also labelled (or documented so by the manufacturer) as vegan. Eg "Alba oil", common in Sweden and Germany. Do keep in mind that the most potent ...

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