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6/2/13 8:56 A

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Thanks for the Vegg review, K8! But sorry to hear it's not "cracked up" to be what it said it was. (That was sorta an egg joke!) Thanks for letting us know.

I did see somewhere that had Vegg recipes. One of the recipes was scrambled tofu using Vegg.

I've been so busy this week I've not gotten to try anything, but do plan to try Alan's (Biblys) recipes when I'm finally settled in back home now that my house-sitting job is over.

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6/1/13 11:57 A

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Sorry, everyone. I think you'll do better with BILBY4's recipe. From the sparse info on the VEGG package, it looks like it's simply intended as an egg yolk substitute for cooking other dishes. The package contains a Vegg French Toast Recipe, and general instructions that tell you to blend (NOT hand-mix) the contents with 4 cups of water for other, undisclosed, uses. That's it. No other guidance. There is a recipe site I haven't checked out: www.thevegg.com but I think I'll just stick to chia seeds and ground flax seeds for my egg substitutes.

I did try the garbanzo bean flour, plain unsweetened almond milk, & black salt (Hawaiian, Shiva!!) that Bilby4 recommended. I didn't get too creative because I wasn't sure about proportions or anything. So I steamed some broccoli and added just that. If I'd cooked some onions & garlic too, that would've been better. It reminded me of a veg pancake, even after I'd scrambled it. I liked the taste & will try it again - and put more effort into it, now that I know I like the taste.
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5/30/13 11:33 A

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I've seen pictures of the vegg in vegnews magazine and such. It looks pretty legit. I want to try it maybe when I have the money, although I generally don't really like the idea of mimicking real non vegan foods a lot. I don't miss eggs that much but it might be fun to try.



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5/27/13 1:56 P

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Cool that you've ordered them, K8...yes, please let us know what you think. I plan to order them also, but I'm such a procrastinator at times, who knows "when" I'll get around to it! Ha!

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5/27/13 9:39 A

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I ordered the Vegg & the black salt, so by next weekend I may have multiple egg replacements! I'll keep y'all posted...

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5/27/13 9:32 A

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"I used to like curried egg and lettuce sandwiches. Best substitute I have found for that is steamed cauliflower mashed with a little rice milk and the spices of course."

Again, an egg substitute I had never heard of or thought of doing! Cauliflower! Who knew! Thanks for the idea, Alan! (I'm so glad you don't charge for these suggestions! I would owe ya some dough lately!)

Speaking of Australia, it's funny how we think of places people live. When we hear Australia, what comes to mind immediately with many American's is the movie "Crocodile Dundee"...which "may" have been our first real exposure to an Aussie accent! (And I hear many Australian's have never heard of the movie--not sure if that's true or not!)

But for me what springs to mind is "Sir Arthur Connan Doyles The Lost World"--a fun action/adventure TV series that came on a few years ago that was filmed in such a lush, jungle looking area, which I learned was actually Queensland, Australia. Had no idea previous to that that Australia had tropical areas--we American's thought it was all like on "Crocodile Dundee"---desert! LOL! (Just call it American ignorance!)


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5/26/13 12:28 P

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I wouldn't worry about brand of black salt, a little goes a long way.

I used to like curried egg and lettuce sandwiches. Best substitute I have found for that is steamed cauliflower mashed with a little rice milk and the spices of course.

I don't do much baking so I'm not all that fussed about the egg replacers that are a mysterious cocktail of this and that. Pretty sure Vegg would be hard to find in Australia, and expensive if we can get it at all.

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5/26/13 10:59 A

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"Viscous gum - Yum! I think I'll still try it."

LOL!!! I know what ya mean! I probably will too.

But I read some more on it, and it sounds like "maybe" you still have to have tofu to make it work--like it has to be mixed with tofu to form the eggs. But I'm not sure that's what it meant. Will have to do some more research on it.

If it turns out to just be a tofu "additive", then that would still leave open the chance to get rich--to be the first person to discover a vegan egg replacement that is just like eggs! (Sorry...that's been a dream of mine! I've tried all sorts of ways to create eggless eggs and have failed everytime! The vegan who does discover this will be "building a better mouse trap" and will get rich! Cause I know I'm not the only vegan who dearly misses his eggs! Ha! Yeah, there's scrambled tofu, but true egg lovers know it's just not quite the same. But maybe with Vegg added to it, it might be great!)

I will probably buy the Vegg product, too. Will be eager to see what it does.

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5/26/13 9:25 A

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I figured it had to be the sodium alginate so I looked it up. Yup!

Alginic acid, also called algin or alginate, is an anionic polysaccharide distributed widely in the cell walls of brown algae, where through binding with water it forms a viscous gum.

Viscous gum - Yum!

I think I'll still try it.
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5/26/13 9:11 A

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K8, I may be owing you a big one on this, if the Vegan Egg yolk is a product we all like!!! I say that because the one food I've missed the most as a vegan is eggs!!! I've never found a truly suitable vegan replacement for them--so if this product is good, then I will be a happy camper!!!

But the ingredients list kinda throws me!!! How can it be mostly just made from nutritional yeast? It's not thick, or egg-like. I wonder how they did that? Well, ya know I'm gonna have to buy some to find out! LOL!!! Thanks for informing us!

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5/26/13 8:45 A

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Hey! While I was on Amazon looking for black salt, I saw this:
The VEGG - Vegan Egg Yolk
Introducing the world's first vegan egg mix! Super-easy to prepare-- simply mix contents of package with 1 liter of water and blend until smooth, then use as you would traditional eggs. Ingredients: Fortified nutritional yeast (dry yeast, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamin hydrochloride, folic acid, B12), sodium alginate, black sea salt, beta carotene.

Since that's what started this topic, I thought it was pretty on-target.
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5/26/13 8:37 A

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Alan, any preferred brand of black salt?

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5/26/13 8:33 A

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I couldn't find black salt here, either, which really surprised me. Amazon, here I come!

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- Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, “Forks Over Knives”
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5/25/13 10:07 P

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"We're still waiting for Terry's Tofu.
;-) "

LOL!!! That's a good one, Alan! But I'm afraid you'll be waiting a looooong time on that one!!! LOL! Still don't have a love affair going with tofu yet! Ha!



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5/25/13 11:06 A

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We're still waiting for Terry's Tofu.
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5/25/13 9:52 A

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"Terry - I like how you name your recipes. That's a good idea"

Thanks, Sarlia. I have recipes by other members of the group that I saved over the years, but I used to not put the person's name to them and have since forgot who gave me the recipe, so that's why some of you folks didn't get a recipe named after you (yet!) Ha!

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5/25/13 6:28 A

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Terry - I like how you name your recipes. That's a good idea. emoticon

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5/24/13 11:24 P

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Just so ya know, I give names to my recipes when they come from members and I save them in my files. Among those I have are:

Boni's Chickpea Burgers
Shiva's Breakfast Reuben
Kelly's Portabella Crust Pizza
K8's Green Dressing

.....and now, Alan's Omelet! (Has a nice ring to it!)

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5/24/13 11:06 P

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I've heard good things before about Black Salt for giving scrambled tofu (and now chickpea flour!) that "eggy" taste. But man, that stuff is impossible to find in my neck of the woods--even at our Whole Foods. And the only specialty stores locally are Mexican.

But I can order some on-line. I found some at Amazon (which anymore has just about anything one can think of!)

Alan--Glad you mentioned that the veggies might need to be cooked beforehand for the omelet if one like's them nice and soft (I would). Very eager to try it!

K8--I also was not making the connection that Garbanzo flour and Chickpea flour were one and the same! LOL! I have Garbanzo flour, but I had been thinking, "Gee...if only I had some chickpea flour, I could make this recipe!" LOL!!! emoticon

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Definitely going to try that! And having searched high & low for chickpea flour before, I'm glad to know it's called besan. I ended up grinding my own chickpeas - nearly killed my food processor. Then of course I found garbanzo bean flour pretty easily and felt like a total idiot! LOL!

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WOW! Ok, the chickpea and black salt omelet is a total revelation, Alan! Thank you SOOO much! (And the note that it's also called besan - never would have known otherwise).

I foresee many brunches over this holiday weekend (regardless of the actual time of day)...

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In the omelette the type of milk doesn't matter, I'd even suggest plain water if you only have the kind of plant milks that have a sweet finish to them.
As y'all probably know chick pea flour is also sold under the name 'besan' and can be found in oriental groceries as well as better/bigger whole foods type places.
Black salt is very sulfury which is what gives the egg-kick to the omelette. If you are missing eggness then it'll be a good buy as it could be a useful flavour in quite a few things.
This kind of omelette cooks quickly so only put vegetables in it that you are happy eating rawish, or pre-cook them before adding.
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Alan, as usual you ROCK! That sounds amazing. I must try it. I normally do a tofu scramble so this will be a nice change up.

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Thanks Alan for the chickpea onelette idea. I've never heard of it either, but it sounds really good.

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5/24/13 6:46 A

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Alan, I also am glad to learn of the chickpea omelet! May I ask if you've ever tried it using almond milk rather than soymilk? (Just curious, since I usually buy almond.) Thanks for the recipe idea!

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A good substitute in baked goods is 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal mixed with 3 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for about 15 min and you're good to go. I've had good success using this in bread and muffins.

Alan - thanks for the tip on chickpea flour and soy milk. I'll have to give that a try.

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Ok. Don't think you can do anything like a fried or poached egg.
Tofu scrambles are pretty well known and there are lots of recipes around.
My personal omelette favourite is made with chick pea flour, soy milk and a pinch of black salt. Mix these ingredients until they are well combined but still runny. Cook in a saucepan over medium heat, adding your preferred vegetables. The mixture will thicken to omelette-like consistency and has plenty of body and flavour.
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Oh, good point. Silly me.

I just seem to crave eggs for breakfast (scrambles, omelets and such). I already have found workarounds for baking and desserts (mostly just baking things that don't require eggs in the first place).

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You'll need to explain what you use the eggs for.

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Hi Everyone!

So going vegan has been pretty smooth sailing for me, except for one thing: eggs. It's the weirdest thing - I never much liked eggs before, but since I cut out all the other animal derived products, my egg cravings have increased to incredibly high levels! Do any of you have suggestions for a natural substitute for eggs? I cannot do fake eggs, as my body cannot properly digest processed products (long, icky story).

Any help is much appreciated!

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