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I don't actually like eating eggs much. Never have liked them. I do like the things I can make with them, like quiche and cornbread and cake and ...well, you get the picture.<br><br>
I tried the egg substitutes, but honestly, I could taste the difference in my baked goods. I couldn't get used to it. It was like Butter Buds...ECK!<br><br>
So I'm ovo-lacto, with very little of either, really.<br><br>
How do you feel about eating eggs?
 

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It's convenient.
 

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I do not eat eggs but I don't freak out over eggs as an ingredient in products. I do not use them in my own baking however as they creep me out now after not eating them in 4 years. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br>
I have had mostly good luck with Ener-G egg replacer as well as subbing applesauce in some recipes.
 

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Instead of veganizing recipes, try using vegan recipes that don't call for egg replacers. Get "Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar" and "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World," both by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. Try getting them through the library so you can try before you buy, but I think you'll love them. Also, check out theppk.com.<br><br>
The authors of the aforementioned books post some recipes from their books there. However, I don't think all the recipes on the site are necessarily from their books.
 

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I don't really know of anything similar available in the UK <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
Personally the only thing I eat with eggs in it is quorn, which is quite saddening, I believe I will go completely vegan when I move out, but at the minute my parents are only starting to get on board with me not eating meat, they get very worried which seems daft to me, but they are old-fashioned, so if my mum makes me eggs I accept as we've all made progress and I dont want to tuin it x
 

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I have had mostly good luck with Ener-G egg replacer as well as subbing applesauce in some recipes.</div>
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Me too. I just veganized an Ina Gartner Peanut Butter and Jelly bar cookie today, subbing Ener-G, EB and natural peanut butter instead of her eggs, butter and Skippy. They turned out divine! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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I don't have anything against eating eggs, as long as I know where I'm from. I don't know anywhere (excluding perhaps barren land where no one else lives, of course), really in the US or Canada, where it would be more than a 10-40 minute trip to get free range eggs from a local farm that you can look at.
 

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I eat quite a bit of eggs, but I'm extremely picky about where they come from. Grocery store labels are almost completely meaningless for the most part. All the common labels, such as "vegetarian fed, all natural, free range, cage free, etc." are complete BS. Organic is by default not pumped full of antibiotics, but still says very little about the treatment.<br><br>
The ONLY label that is worth even giving a glance is "pasture raised," and even then I would still suggest visiting the supposed pasture. If it's not accessible, there's probably a reason.
 

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There are some foods that I still use eggs in, but ever since a factory chicken farm was built about a mile from my house, the smell of scrambled eggs smells just like wet feathers to me. :p<br>
Honestly, I can't even imagine how anyone would "pasture raise" chickens. We've tried raising them several years ago (for eggs) and a weasel wiped the whole flock out in one evening. Racoons are also fond of chicken. (They say they taste like... defenseless animals. What did you think I was going to say?)<br>
And yes, I talk to racoons.
 

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It's more of a legal definition thing. "Cage free" has nothing regulating how much time they must spend out of the cage in order to earn the designation. Maybe they let they roam open fields pecking around for insects, maybe they are let out of their cage for 3 minutes per month, no way to tell really. Vegetarian fed just means GMO corn and soy, which is what most of them are fed anyway.<br><br>
Pasture raised doesn't necessarily mean they live outside or anything. Typically, it means they roam around scavenging during the day and go into their coop at night. But again, with the loosely regulated labels, a personal inspection is really the only reliable way to know.<br><br>
As "heartless economist"like as this may sound, I'd be willing to bet that they would have the natural predator thing figured out if they were raising them. Otherwise it simply wouldn't be economical. Definitely something to consider if you want to raise your own though. When I was a kid in Washington state we had some chickens. They were basically pets. We ate the eggs only, but never the chickens. We would take them out to roam regularly, always supervised, even walk them on the beach lol, and they slept in a large pen at night. The one time a raccoon managed to get it open, however, yes we were left with a pretty gruesome scene that morning.
 

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I dont have anything againt eating eggs or items w/eggs in them.....when I was 15 I went Vegan first and was egg and dairy free for three years but it didnt work out for me and I went veggie at 18 and have been veggie ever since and am very hippie bbout that.....I believe its a personal choice and a person needs to do whats healthy and is right for them.<br><br>
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I'm like you, in that I only eat eggs that are not blatantly, you know, eggs. However, I used to love omelettes, and eggs benedict, etc. Since becoming vegetarian, and learning more about AR, I am having trouble not seeing milk and eggs as cartons full of meat. And yes, I know, it is kind of hypocritical (not proud) to continue to eat milk and eggs in other forms, but I'm working on it.
 

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I actually feel bad about it. When I cook I don't use them, using for example flax and water works good for me. but i do eat them when my friends cook, or my parents or order an omplette in a restaurant sometimes<br><br>
I don't think it is a problem to buy eggs if one knows for sure that it is from a rescue farm and the animals are not abused
 

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Honestly, I can't even imagine how anyone would "pasture raise" chickens. We've tried raising them several years ago (for eggs) and a weasel wiped the whole flock out in one evening. Racoons are also fond of chicken. (They say they taste like... defenseless animals. What did you think I was going to say?)<br>
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You let them go all day, maybe have a dog watching them (but it's not really necessary), and lock them in, away from coons, when they go to their nests for the night.
 

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I don't really know of anything similar available in the UK <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
Personally the only thing I eat with eggs in it is quorn, which is quite saddening, I believe I will go completely vegan when I move out, but at the minute my parents are only starting to get on board with me not eating meat, they get very worried which seems daft to me, but they are old-fashioned, so if my mum makes me eggs I accept as we've all made progress and I dont want to tuin it x</div>
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You can get egg replacers in Holland and Barratts <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I haven't had an egg in six years. They used to be a 'perfect food' for me. I don't miss eating them but I do miss certain things that I haven't been able to veganize, like angel food cake, meringue for my lemon pie, creme brulee...I had just purchased the blow torch thingy and custard cups, made creme brulee once, and then decided to give up the eggs and dairy. Great timing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:">
 

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The taste and texture of eggs makes me ill.</div>
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Same here...and the smell and the sight.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:">
 
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