Veggsquisite French Toast to Take You Back to Childhood

By Christina Vani It was August of 2014. A charming young woman that we all know and love, a certain Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator at the TVA, regaled me with my first sampling of the Vegg. “You need to try it.” I knew that if she was sharing this kind of love with such urgency, it was necessary that I obey. This led—three months later (why did I wait so long?!)—to my first foray into making vegan French toast that was not chickpea-flour–based. Of course, if you’ve also been using the French-toast recipe from Vegan Brunch to satisfy your cravings for this delectable breakfast staple, you probably would never imagine considering other recipes. Things got serious when that recipe entered our repertoires several years ago. But things change. Even while our vegan-recipe repertoires are exploding as veganism becomes more “mainstream,” there is always room for improvement—or, rather, for an alternative. We don’t always have chickpea flour in the house, so what does a vegan do when struck with a hankering for fluffy, maple-syrup–doused French toast? Look no further: the Vegg is here. I grabbed the Vegg cookbook (also regaled to me), which you can find here, and flipped through the… Read More

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No-egg quiche made easy with the Vegg

By Autumn Ladouceur, former TVA communications intern   This week I took my first “crack” at cooking with Vegg, the new product made with nutritional yeast and other ingredients, that when mixed with water forms an egg-tasting and egg-yolk-textured product. With this you can make a number of things from egg salad to Hollandaise sauce. I decided to try out one of the quiche recipes in the Vegg cookbook. You can also see the recipe here on their website. The recipe comes with instructions to make a vegan piecrust, but to make it even simpler I used the Wholly Wholesome whole-wheat crust. If you don’t have time to get to a health-food store the no name® piecrust in the plain yellow box is vegan and widely accessible. Prep for this recipe took less than 20 minutes, and baking took about an hour. To start, preheat the oven to 400F. You’ll need 1 head broccoli, an onion and a clove of garlic, chopped. Steam the broccoli, and fry the onion and garlic until tender. Next you need to mix up your egg substitute. The recipe asks you to mix 4 tsp Vegg with 1 cup water… Read More

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