Monday, July 6, 2009

lead by "eggs"-ample

if you love and care for the well-being of all animals, are looking to lower your cholesterol, and/or enjoy tasting the batter without fear of salmonella, you may want to try using egg replacers when baking. trust me, baking without eggs can be done!

vegan egg replacers:

simply whisk the following ingredients until foamy:

1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp flour
3 Tbsp water
= 1 egg

2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
4 Tbsp flour
6 Tbsp water
= 2 eggs

you can find other egg replacers here:

Homemade Egg Substitute

Egg Substitutes

Tofu Scramble Recipe

for quick baking and making sugar cookies minus baking powder, i use Ener-G egg replacers.

sadly, cage-free eggs are not all they're cracked up to be. pastured eggs from a local farm seem to be the most humane way to obtain eggs. find local pastured eggs here!

picking our eggs up from a farm may be inconvenient and a bit more costly, but we will get healthier eggs from happier hens. it's worth it!

The Battery Hen: Her Life Is Not For The Birds

The Truth About Cage Free Eggs

Debeaking: The Defining Moment For Me

Chicken Intelligence

Pastured Eggs

"...The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?"
Jeremy Bentham


  1. Great info!!! I'm slowly making the full vegan transformation. I've been vegetarian for a long time but I'm eating less and less egg and cheese products. This is only adding fuel to the fire! Thanks!!!! :)

  2. thanks, A! it's a hell of a transition, isn't it?! i'm still having a hard time when i am out, especially at all these bbqs. i just can't say no to potato salad, but fortunately i learned how to make my own with vegan mayo that is absolutely delicious (i will post it soon - last time i ate it all before i could take a pic!) i guess i will just have to start bringing my own. =)

  3. Another replacer I really like, and have never had a problem with, (except one time I made a cake with four eggs....) is 2 tablespoons water + 1 tablespoon oil + 2 teaspoons baking powder.

  4. thanks for sharing, jamie! =)


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