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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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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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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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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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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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How can I replace eggs when making an omelette?

A common alternative is to replace the eggs using chickpea flour. The idea is to mix the chickpea flour with water (two times more volume of water than of flour), a bit of vinegar (to reduce the ...
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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'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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Is it our natural way of living to be a vegetarian?

The truth about the natural diet is that our ancestors were eating whatever they could get their hands on. They could digest meat as well as vegetables. Some humans have been fed mainly bread their ...
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Is there a vegan alternative to Ovaltine?

I did a bit more research, and found a few "homemade Ovaltine" recipes, such as this one — none of which are vegan. That being said, they all appear to have the same basic ingredients: ...
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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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Does a "vegan leather" exist?

Yes, the artificial leather or alternative leather. The material is usually some kind of plastic. There are even vegetable based alternatives, as indicated here.
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What are some vegan substitutes for gelatine in terms of health benefits?

The health benefits of gelatine In a review of available evidence for gelatines effects on joint health, the European Food Safety Authority writes that: In weighing the evidence, the Panel took ...
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How can I replace eggs when making an omelette?

I often make omelettes from chickpea flour, but I find the texture is a little bit heavy for a French-ish-style omelette To soften it up, I add a little bit of silken tofu, beaten until smooth in the ...
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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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Are there any vegetarian or vegan alternatives to bone broth?

Moving my original comment as an answer since the question was reopened: It's good to be aware that many websites on the internet try to create hype around various "superfoods" and bone broth seems ...
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Does a "vegan leather" exist?

Yes. There is a type of leather which is made out of Mushrooms and its products are trending. "MuSkin" is one of the popular brands of Mushroom Leather.
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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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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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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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Is it advisable to avoid seitan?

Your concerns about GMOs and food processing apply more broadly than this specific food, and I would recommend looking into each issue in general rather than in regards to seitan specifically. Seitan ...
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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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Is it advisable to avoid seitan?

Seitan is made by the simple process of washing the starch out of wheat dough, leaving the gluten. It should be remembered that seitan, although this name for it is new, is a traditional food in ...
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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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Is it possible to make food without plants, animals, bacteria?

Plants, and some protoctists (algae, for example) use the sun's energy to fix carbon from the air (photosynthesis). Because the resulting compounds can release energy when they react with oxygen (or ...
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How can I replace eggs when making an omelette?

While chickpea flour omelette has already been mentioned a couple of times, I'd like to add two other variations for vegan 'omelette'. These are Rava Chilla and Oats Chilla. The recipes sometimes use ...
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