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Vegan Egg Replacements

VEGAN EGG REPLACEMENTS

TO ADD MOISTURE

Applesauce: 1/4 cup applesauce + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder = 1 egg (can also replace butter, oil) (moist/heavy cookies, brownies, cakes, muffins)
Bananas: One small mashed banana = 1 egg (moist/heavy brownies, muffins, cakes; adjust sweetening in recipe)
Canned Pumpkin: 1/4 cup = 1 egg (moist/heavy cakes, muffins, cupcakes, bread)
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No-Salt Seasonings

Nothing like going low sodium to suddenly realize just how much one has been depending on salt and salty condiments for flavor 🙁

That said, it became a fun challenge to figure out how to do it…and the answer is “Bump up the strong flavors.”

Here are my favorite (currently!) no-salt seasonings:

TOMATO-BASED Sun-dried tomatoes, salsa+cilantro, tomato sauce-fennel-bay-saffron, tomato sauce+low-fat … Read more

Sweeteners and Glycemic Index

“Glycemic index refers to a food’s ability to raise blood sugar to a particular level within a given period of time. Glycemic index applies only to carbohydrate foods because they are the foods that most affect blood sugar levels.” [WebMD.com]

“Glycemic index should not be used in isolation and other nutritional factors — calories, fat, fiber, vitamins, and Read more

Core Kitchen Tools

My sweetie and I were talking about core kitchen tools the other evening (yes, we do that sort of thing). Anyway, we were talking about early French cooking and our own early college-days kitchens, whittling down the list to an absolutely necessary, bare bones list. If you could see our kitchen, you’d know how hilarious this concept is…it’s a walking … Read more