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Why is vegan cheese nicknamed Gary?

This started as a reaction to a rant from one dairy lover who was offended by vegan cheese being called cheese. Excerpt from the rant suggesting the vegan cheese being called Gary: "Call it Gary or ...
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How does the cost of production of soya milk compare to cow's milk?

This question really made me curious. Where I live (Romania, developing country within Eastern Europe), it's the same: soy milk is (much) more expensive than cow's milk. The price difference has many ...
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Are there any vegan chocolate spreads which taste like Nutella available in the UK?

click the pictures to go to a UK-based online supplier. Mr Organic Free From Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (cheapest & most like Nutella) Ingredients: Cane sugar, sunflower oil, Cocoa (16%), Hazelnut ...
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Are there vegan formula options for infants?

There are soy formulas that are suitable for infants from birth. For example, SMA Wysoy Soya Infant formula However, soy formulas are reinforced with vitamins and minerals and some of these (vitamin ...
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What can substitute for cow's milk in a vegan breakfast?

This comparison of an 8oz (230 mL) serving of 1% fat cow's milk and an unsweetened soya milk may be instructive. Most people would probably agree that the nutritional profile of soya milk looks better....
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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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Why do vegans call milk "mylk"?

This non-standard spelling is used, in my opinion, because of the discomfort some vegans feel with the idea of dairy milk as food and the desire to distinguish vegan "milk"s from dairy milk, but also, ...
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What can substitute for cow's milk in a vegan breakfast?

To answer your question I took nutritional values of some of the popular vegan alternatives. I compared: Sweetened and unsweetened soy milk Sweetened and unsweetened almond milk Rice milk Coconut ...
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How can I make a pleasant vegan latte? Soy milk often curdles in heat

You want a milk that doesn't curdle, and that produces foam. That's soy drink and pure rice drink (doesn't froth) off the list. Fortunately, there are a lot of alternatives. Almond drink, hazelnut ...
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What vegan food or drink helps to cool off after spicy food?

The reason for suggesting milk or cream is that capsaicin, the irritant in chillies, is soluble in fat, not in water. Thus, you can put some cooling cashew/coconut/soya/almond (etc) cream/yogurt/mylk (...
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Why do vegans call milk "mylk"?

This practice mirrors plant-based alternative products often sold under such (similar but recognizably different) names - for marketing or often legal reasons. In various localities, terms for certain ...
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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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Vegan egg nog for the holidays?

Traditional egg nog uses eggs, dairy, sugar, booze, and nutmeg. All of these are actually (lacto-ovo) vegetarian ingredients. If you want to make a fully vegan "egg" nog, eggs and dairy can't be used....
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What vegan food or drink helps to cool off after spicy food?

Anything with a good fat content should work. Avocado, peanut butter, tahini, coconut cream, soy/rice/almond/cashew milk are all items I've used for this purpose.
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Make a vegan classic poutine

I found plenty of resources online: Vegan poutine: https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/the-ultimate-vegan-poutine/ Vegan Mozzarella https://gourmandelle.com/how-to-make-stretchy-vegan-mozzarella-...
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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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How can I make a pleasant vegan latte? Soy milk often curdles in heat

I find that grain milks behave especially well for me for making milky drinks. I make latte (and masala chai) with buckwheat milk, millet milk or rice milk. For latte I preheat the milk (in a ...
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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 well known smoked cheese alternatives?

I couldn't find any products in local supermarkets except this one at Tesco, but it's currently unavailable on their website. Otherwise though, I've found a great cashew based recipe for a three day ...
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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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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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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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How can I make a pleasant vegan latte? Soy milk often curdles in heat

It is quite possible that the soy milk you are using is simply not good for lattes. It also sounds like you're pouring your milk into coffee as opposed to steaming and foaming your milk and then ...
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How can I make vegan ice cream myself without expensive equipment?

Here's an article on kosherfrugal.com that tells how to make vegan ice cream. (Full disclosure: I do have an affiliation with this website.) Ingredients: 1 cup chick pea cooking liquid 1/8 tsp ...
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Why does dairy-free ice cream get so hard?

Whilst I cannot be certain without knowing the brands of the two ice creams you are comparing, most vegan ice cream is lower in fat than non vegan ice cream. A higher fat content makes ice cream more ...
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Which plant-based milks have the highest protein content?

Soy milk is the only common plant-based milk with a protein content comparable to dairy milk, which has a protein content of up to 3.4g per 100ml (the lowest fat cow's milk sold has the highest ...
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Vegan cheesecake?

A homemade cheesecake can definitely be vegan and, if there is market for it, so can be commercially made cheesecake. There are good baking substitutes for egg available and milk in the kitchen can be ...
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Milk substitute for home-made glue

The first thing that popped in mind was flour glue, which is cheap, easy to make and possibly strong enough for glueing on glass bottles. It might be worth a try. However, I found a glue recipe ...
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Are there vegan formula options for infants?

There is now a vegan infant formula made by French company Prémibio. The product is rice-based and is called Prémiriz. There are three stages available: stage 1 - 0-6 months stage 2 - 6-12 months ...
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