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What are the basics of vegan baking?

So maybe you’re vegan and craving some cookies. Maybe your friend or co-worker who’s vegan just asked you to make them a birthday cake. Maybe you’re new to this whole vegan thing altogether. Either way you’re looking online scratching your head and wondering what the heck vegan baking is, what ingredients you can use and why anyone would do that anyway. So today on Ask a Vegan Baker we’re taking it back to basics and going over what vegan baking is, what ingredients you can and cannot use and how it’s different from other diets like gluten free and keto.   What Vegan Baking Is Vegan baking means you're not using any animal products in your recipes. So while traditionally most...

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My Vegan Story: Why I Stopped Eating Meat and Dairy

“That’s it. I’m done.” That’s what I said on March 18, 2011 as I watched the image of a cow being forced to slaughter — afraid, unwilling, desperate for help that wasn’t coming. I was watching the documentary Food Inc. and that was the moment I decided to go vegan. One tiny problem: I was the biggest meat eater I knew. I’m talking Ron Swanson levels of meat love here. Brazilian steakhouses, you know, the places where they bring you an assortment of meats on a stick over and over until you say stop, were my jam! I ate meat and dairy for every single meal and now I was planning on quitting, for the lack of a better expression,...

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Veganizing the Great British Baking Show

What's your favorite cooking or baking show? I am one of the millions who’s become fascinated with — even deeply emotionally invested in — the Great British Baking Show. I cringe when someone gets a soggy bottom on their bake and I cheer when someone breaks into tears as they’re awarded the star baker title. The only thing I don’t love about the show is that I can’t bake any of it. The Vegan Challenge As a vegan, all of the recipes include ingredients I can’t use like eggs, butter, and milk — and that’s not to mention the occasional savory game and meat pies. When the 10th season of the show started, I decided to change that. As the...

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That Time I Veganized The Great British Baking Show

Have you ever set out to do something and then 3 minutes in, you're like what the heck did I get myself into? That was me after announcing on my Instagram that I was going to be veganizing the challenges from season 10 of The Great British Baking Show. When I set off on this challenge, I had no clue of what I was getting myself into to be honest. I just thought it'd be fun. Little did I know I would learn so much in the process too. Here were my favorite moments and recipes: Bread Week: Helena's Cinnamon Rolls I had never made cinnamon rolls before and I was so nervous! It's crazy to think these amazing cinnamon rolls...

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