Thursday, February 16, 2012

Spiral Diner's Tips on Making a Recipe Vegan

I am taking Biochemistry and Microbiology at TCU this semester and I joined the student nutrition association. On Monday, the guest speaker was from Spiral Diner, a vegan diner in Dallas and Fort Worth.  She made vegan brownies for us and gave us tips on how to make any traditional recipe vegan.  I have not experimented with this yet, but here are her tips:

Substitute shortening for butter (I wonder if Coconut oil could be a healthier alternative)
Omit eggs, which bind and leaven a recipe; extra leavening might be necesary and flax seed meal and chia seeds can also be substituted
Replace milk with almond milk or soy milk (heavier/creamier)

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