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#1 Old 11-01-2006, 07:30 PM
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My husbands family used to be vegetarian, but have given it up through the years. I am just going vegetarian again and also cutting out eggs and dairy products. His mom always cooks the exact same thing for Thanksgiving so I pretty much know what to expect.



I thought I would offer to make one of the dishes and veganize it.



It is made up of vegeburger, sliced cheese, milk, eggs, vegetable oil, saltine crackers and spices.



I am going to experiment with it and try using Mrs. Nisely's Spelt Crackers in place of the saltines and olive oil in place of the vegetable oil.



Any suggestions for substituting the milk, cheese and eggs?
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I might be able to help you better if I knew what it is you're making but I'll give it a shot.



milk and plain soy milk are interchangeable in recipes. That one's easy



For eggs, I've had really good luck subbing silken tofu. About 1/4 c. of silken tofu per egg works really well.



Cheese is a little trickier so it kind of depends what you're doing with it. Also, a lot of people really don't like vegan cheese. If it's a big slice of cheese melted on top of something, you'd probably be best off just skipping it or you could possibly use tofutti slices (they melt really well, almost too well, they'll melt in your hands if you hold onto them for too long.) If it's a cheese sauce, Vegan Gourmet cheese works really well and has a great cheesey flavor. It takes longer to melt than the really thing but it's yum.
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Can you explain how the ingredients go together? Is it mixed all up, like a casserole, or layered. Also, what flavor is the cheese normally?

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#4 Old 11-13-2006, 05:45 PM
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Sorry! Yea it is a casserole. We call it a Vegeloaf. We make it in a loaf pan just like a meatloaf.



I need to see if I can find the Tofutti cheese. There isn't a lot of vegan food to be found anywhere near where I live.
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Are you going for a cheddar flavor or mozzerella flavor with the cheese?



To be honest Cheddar or nacho is easier to mimic without buying vegan slices.

You would need Red Star Nutritional Yeast, but if you can't find that near you you can just order it from online http://www.veganessentials.com



I bought the 6 lb pail a few months ago ... and it is well worth it. I keep mine in the fridge, but with the cool weather coming you might be able to keep yours in a cool, dry place w/o using up the space in your refrigerator.
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Originally Posted by leighpea View Post


It is made up of vegeburger, sliced cheese, milk, eggs, vegetable oil, saltine crackers and spices.



I would love the original (and vegan-ized version, if possible) it sounds like something my non-veg husband and I could both eat.



Not sure if this has been mentioned but I use the Ener-G egg replacer in everything and have had good results.



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