I Want to Go Vegan but I Can’t Give Up Eggs… Help!
For many of us there was one thing—often a particular food—that stood in the way of going vegan sooner. If you’re having a hard time imagining life without eggs, here are a few tips so you can ditch eggs for good:
Veganize Your Favorite Egg Dishes
There are TONS of amazing plant-based recipes that have all of the taste and none of the torture inherent in egg-based recipes. These are a few of our favorites that incorporate tofu as an egg replacement:
Vegan Breakfast Sandwiches, Three Ways
Buy Some Black Salt
It might be a little harder to find, but this stuff is seriously good. Highly regarded for the “eggy” flavor it adds to dishes, black salt (also known as kala namak) will help you create amazing eggless dishes, including the yummy dishes above. You can get it at your local Indian grocer or just buy it online!
Find Some Easy-to-Make Meals
Often eggs are used because their preparation is speedy and requires limited creativity. Some easy alternatives include this five-minute tofu salad:
Understand allergen warnings. “May contain” does not mean it isn’t vegan.
Under every ingredients list, common allergens are listed in bold. Keep in mind that if something says it “may contain” eggs, it doesn’t mean that it does contain them. This warning is for people with life-threatening allergies.
Try Chickpea Flour
Omelets, frittatas, and more are possible with just a little chickpea flour. Yep, this versatile legume can really do it all. And while you might have a somewhat harder time finding chickpea flour (also known as besan at Indian and Asian grocers), the hunt is worthwhile if you’re not into tofu.
Learn How to Replace Eggs When Baking
The most important thing to know is that the egg replacer you choose should be determined by the level of binding or moisture that you need in a recipe. Here are some great egg alternatives for baking and the best ways to use each.
Get the VeganEgg
This revolutionary product, made by the fine folks at Follow Your Heart, is startlingly similar to eggs and makes a drool-worthy scramble. Many tasty recipes are specifically designed for the VeganEgg. If you can’t find it locally, you can order it online.
Most important? Maintain perspective.
Remember why you decided to ditch eggs. Hens at egg farms are subjected to extreme confinement and mutilations without painkillers—and inevitably, a ruthless slaughter. Even worse, they are denied nearly everything that comes naturally to them, including caring for their young. You make a big difference for animals when you leave eggs off your plate.
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