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Old 07-25-2013, 10:32 PM   #11
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I thought there were egg substitutes out there, and as far as butter, my wife been making all kind of desserts using margarine and it is as good if not better than butter.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:37 PM   #12
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KatyCooks is quite correct...I don't use eggs or butter. I also don't use margarine for similar health reasons! "partially hydrogenated oils" to be specific. That always means trans fats, regardless of whether or not the label claims to have 0 grams trans fat. I have had some success substituting nut butters, but it makes for quite a rich cookie! I will have to experiment...I will probably try almond butter mixed with a little vegetable oil (to loosen it up) first.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:37 PM   #13
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Margarine is foodstuff, not food; I doubt it's on any list as a "healthy" alternative to butter.
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Oh, and Welcome, Sntrose! =)
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:42 PM   #15
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The greatest challenge I face is finding a good egg substitute. (Healthy and inexpensive) In cake-like gingerbread, pumpkin will work fine in place of egg. I'm not sure how well that will work for cookies...it makes it very moist, not crunchy. The boxed egg substitute is something I have not tried, mainly because it costs almost 10 dollars and it says on the box that it is not guaranteed to work! Has anyone tried something like this? I'd hate to waste the money...
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:19 AM   #16
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Hello!

My diet is similar. I am pescetarian. I do eat eggs and dairy (occasionally) though.

Anyway, welcome!
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:20 AM   #17
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The greatest challenge I face is finding a good egg substitute. (Healthy and inexpensive) In cake-like gingerbread, pumpkin will work fine in place of egg. I'm not sure how well that will work for cookies...it makes it very moist, not crunchy. The boxed egg substitute is something I have not tried, mainly because it costs almost 10 dollars and it says on the box that it is not guaranteed to work! Has anyone tried something like this? I'd hate to waste the money...
Here is a good chart: Egg Substitutes in Baking | Vegan, Egg Free Substitutes | Chef In You
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:50 AM   #18
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Nice, Grumblebee! Even us carnivores can use this! Thanks!
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GB, thanks for the link
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KatyCooks is quite correct...I don't use eggs or butter. I also don't use margarine for similar health reasons! "partially hydrogenated oils" to be specific. That always means trans fats, regardless of whether or not the label claims to have 0 grams trans fat. I have had some success substituting nut butters, but it makes for quite a rich cookie! I will have to experiment...I will probably try almond butter mixed with a little vegetable oil (to loosen it up) first.
So it is more than vegan issue, how about coconut butter?
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