Eggs are a staple food to omnivores in and of themselves in terms of their nutritional value. They act as the glue in endless dishes, which, if eggs were to be extracted without replacement, would simply fall apart. However, when light is shed upon the often horrific realities of even ‘free-range’ chicken farming, eggs quickly lose their appeal.
One of the most daunting factors about turning vegan, or deciding to take on a more plant-based diet, is the prospect, or the frequent presumption that you will have to give up many of your favorite classic dishes.
By getting creative with alternative binders or ingredients that will match or surpass eggs in terms of nutrition and star-ingredient potential, vegans are not predisposed to crumbly dishes or bland meals and treats.
The easiest way to go about replacing eggs in the foods that you love is to identify the role that they play. Different alternatives are appropriate depending on particular recipes, in accordance with how eggs contribute to the make-up of dishes. Using the examples below as guidelines and templates, having determined whether eggs need to be replaced as star or supporting ingredients, or the glue that gels a cast of ingredients together, you can reclaim your traditional favorites for the vegan world.