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tips to turn your favorite recipes into vegan-friendly meals
You have vegan friends coming over for dinner, and you have no idea what to cook or how to go about it? Or maybe you have decided to make the jump and become a vegan yourself, but don’t want to lose the great recipes you have been cooking for years? Here are a few ideas to help you out for your friendly dinner or your new daily nutrition routine.
If you have been searching all over the internet to find out how to turn your favorite recipes into vegan meals, you might be on desperate mode right now. Sometimes, the easiest way to go about something new, is simply to learn. That is why joining a cooking class might just be the best thing for you to do. It will provide you with the sufficient bases to prepare any vegan meal you can imagine. And you’ll be able to ask about how to adapt your own recipe, if you actually choose a tutor to teach you!
However, we have a few direct tips for you to start, just in case that vegan dinner of yours is in a few hours…
Replace Butter with Vegetable-Based Alternatives
If baking is your thing, and you are wondering if the way you cook can be considered vegan, the first thing you have to know is that using butter is a no-no. Yes, it will taste different using vegetable-based alternative, but different doesn’t mean it won’t be as good. The closest you will get to the taste of butter, will be by using nonhydrogenated margarine. Otherwise, a coconut oil will work great for any kind of dessert recipe. If you want your meal to be savory, while taking out the butter from it, then try using olive or peanut oil. You should be delighted by the result!
Replace Cheese by Nutritional Yeast
If you want an easy solution to replacing cheese in your recipes, then simply buy a vegan cheese substitute. However, you’ll soon find out it can be quite costly to do so. For a much more economic solution, use nutritional yeast instead. Although the sound of it may worry you, you’ll discover a great new product that you’ll use quite often in the future, throughout your new vegan life.
Replace Honey with Agave Nectar
Honey: Nothing better than that, right? Well, not if you are vegan. Therefore, you need to find a replacement for your gold sugar. How about tequila? Well, maybe not, but agave nectar comes from the same plant that is used to produce the tequila. It is a sweetener that will work well in baked food and oatmeal.