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Hey guys,<br>
I'm heading over to the co-op in my town in like a half hour. I live out of town and it's a hassle to get there since it's right in the middle of downtown and I hate city driving so I only go once every couple weeks and rely on Hannafords for most of my groceries. Anyway, my point is I'd love some suggestions of new vegan products you find to be a staple but can't get at traditional grocery stores. I'm already picking up nutritional yeast and black salt. I'm also going to look for that Daiya cheese. I've never tried temeph (however you spell it), but also I don't know what to do with it if I bought it. haha<br><br>
Any suggestions are welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Well, you have some really good stuff on your list already! I like extra virgin coconut oil, umeboshi vinegar and Bragg's Liquid Aminos a lot. I also like unhulled sesame seeds and spices (try out new ones you don't have).<br><br>
Use Daiya anyway you'd use other cheeses! Quesadillas, lasagna, grilled cheese etc. and tempeh is great grilled or made into sausage patties.
 

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Do you use the coconut oil for frying or recipes or what? haha And whats braggs liquid for?
 

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Do you use the coconut oil for frying or recipes or what? haha And whats braggs liquid for?</div>
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Yes, for frying, baking, on toast (delicious with nutritional yeast), so many things! The Braggs is like soy sauce only it has less sodium.
 

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Awesome, thank you!
 

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You're welcome! Anything in particular you want to try and make? If your regular store doesn't have coconut milk, I'd suggest getting some. It is useful for many things (like making whipped cream, curries and so on).
 

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Today I'm attempting a cheesecake recipe off of vegweb. At this point (I've only been vegan about a month and a half) I'm trying to convert traditional recipes to vegan to keep my boyfriend trying my new foods and letting myself enjoy my typical comfort foods that I ate as a l/o veg. I'm going to try and make mac & cheese, scrambled egg sandwiches, and I plan to use the cheese to try and make some kind of veggie cheese burger with sweet potato fries & "chicken" quesadillas.<br><br>
Also, I want to beef up my "traditional" menu to cook for my parents who both grew up on farms and have no idea what vegan food is like. I hope to see them in like a month or so and want to wow them with how awesome vegan recipes are. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Nutritional yeast flakes. You can use it to make a cheese sauce for your mac "n" cheese and as an additive in anything savoury for a salty/cheesy taste.
 

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Too late to post <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br>
Whacha get?
 

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I found out they sell nutritional yeast and various mock animal broths (amoung like a million other products) in bulk. Awesome. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Also I scored a box of Ener-g egg replacer. Can you make like scrambled eggs with that or is more like a leavening agent for cooking? I found vegan chocolate bars but they were soo expensive! maybe just the brand I looked at (some kind of organic fairtrade stoneground chocolate bars) but it was almost 8 dollars a bar!<br><br>
Still couldn't find black salt! Maybe it's crazy of me to expect to be black, I googled it when I got home and found out its pink haha. I asked the girl that was stocking the bulk section and she showed me the salts, there was like 10 types of salt many of which were pink, but none were labeled "black salt". Is there another name for it?<br><br>
Also, picked up the ingredients for my cheesecake, but ended up eating like half the box of whole wheat graham crackers. haha whoops.<br><br>
Sorry for all the questions, vegan cooking is my new favorite past time so I want to try pretty much everything and therefore have a million questions. :p
 

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Sounds like you got some awesome stuff! Yeah the ener-g is just for baking, not for making scrambled eggs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Have you tried making a tofu scramble yet? Those are surprisingly tasty and I hear that using black salt makes it taste eggy. The black salt you are looking for will be called Kala Namak. I have yet to find it anywhere so I think I'm just going to order it online sometime. Did you find any Daiya?
 

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I haven't made a tofu scramble yet because I have my heart set on black salt since I've read so many good things about it. haha Do you know any good recipes without black salt? All I want is an big "scrambled egg 'n cheese" sandwich. haha<br><br>
I found the daiya cheese no problem (though pretty pricey, I don't know how much it is for you guys but it was like $5.50 a bag here) I haven't eaten much of it though, I don't miss cheese as much as I expected.
 

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Well I've only made a tofu scramble once and that was last week. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> The recipe I used was from vegweb, <a href="http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=14074.0" target="_blank">http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=14074.0</a>. I thought it was really good! I did make the nutritional yeast sauce to go on it and I think that made it taste more like scrambled eggs. But if you use daiya I would just forget the sauce altogether. I'm actually happy that I liked the sauce because the first couple times I used nutritional yeast I really didn't care for it. I think the more you try it the more it grows on you. Or maybe it's just me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
I think $5.50 sounds about right for the daiya. I've only gotten it once since the nearest place that carries it near me is about 3 hours away. I had someone get it for me when they were visiting the area. I actually don't miss cheese as much as I thought I would either! I'm glad because I used to love cheese and I was worried I would go into a depression or something! lol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Ener-G is only for baking, it's a potato starch-maybe blended, but I've alway just used cornstarch or arrowroot for egg subs in baking. Heres a link to my favorite subs:<br><a href="http://www.bobsredmill.com/docs/pdf/egg.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.bobsredmill.com/docs/pdf/egg.pdf</a><br>
I do always try to buy fair trade organic chocolate and coffee, which really means cutting back. Endangered Species is a favorite, mint, espresso, and a couple others are vegan.<br><br>
As for scrambled eggs, have you made scrambled tofu? I like it much better than eggs. I sautee peppers and onion and add tofu ( that I squished the water out of ) when they're cooked halfway. A couple drops liquid smoke, and a drizzle of maple syrup in a little water poured over and flipped around till absorded and golden. Yummy in a wrap.
 
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