Our recipes page is meant to whet the appetite for vegetarian/vegan cooking. Online resources are available to find just what you are looking for and sometimes to find something new and different. Any of the recipes that include dairy or eggs can be modified. There are many soy products which include milk, butter, yogurt, and a wide variety of cheeses and can be used in place of the dairy kind. There are several substitutes for eggs, including egg replacers which you can find in most health food stores.
[Courtesty of HSUS and PETA]
A popular egg substitute is Ener-G egg replacer, which is make from potato starch, tapioca flour, leavening agents (calcium lactate, calcium carbonate, and citric acid) and a gum derived from cottonseed. It’s primarily intended to replace the leavening/binding characteristics of eggs in baking, but it can be used for nonbaked foods and quiches.
Use to Replace Eggs (quantity is per egg substituted for) …
2 oz of soft tofu can be blended with some water to add consistency
2 oz. of mashed beans, mashed potatoes, or nut butters
1/2 mashed banana
1/4 cup applesauce or puréed fruit
One Tbsp. flax seeds (found in natural food stores) with 3 Tbsp. water can be blended for 2 to 3 minutes, or boiled for 10 minutes or until desired consistency is achieved.
1 tsp. soy flour plus 1 Tbsp. water
Use to Replace Butter (in recipes)…
7/8 cup canola or corn oil = 1 cup butter
Sauté instead in wine or vegetable broth.
Use lemon as a dressing
From Bhagavad Gita 4.24 and 15.14
Brahmaarpanam Brahma Havir
Brahmaagnau Brahmanaa Hutam
Brahmaiva Tena Gantavyam
Brahma Karma Samaadhinaha
[This is 24th verse from the 4th chapter of Bhagavad Geetha] The act of offering is Brahman. The offering itself is Brahman. The offering is done by Brahman in the sacred fire which is Brahman. He alone attains Brahman who, in all actions, is fully absorbed in Brahman. (As we chant this prayer we are offering the different types of food to Brahman).
Aham Vaishvaanaro Bhutva
Praanaapaana Samaa Yuktaha
Pachaamyannam Chatur Vidam
[This is 14th verse from the 15th chapter of Bhagavad Geetha] This sloka is a sort of acknowledgement and assurance to us from Brahman. “I am Vaishnavara, existing as fire God in the bodies of living beings. Being associated with ingoing (prana) and outgoing (apaana) life breaths, I will digest all the four different types of food (that which we bite and chew; that which we masticate with the tongue; those which we gulp; that which we swallow) and purify them.”
Harir Daatha Harir Bhoktha
Harir Annam Prajaapatih
Harir Vipra Shareerastu
Bhoonkte Bhojayathe Harih.
Oh Lord Hari, You are the food, You are the enjoyer of the food, You are the giver of food. Therefore, I offer all that I consume at Thy Lotus Feet.
|Mardis Gras Beans||Hermit Chili|
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