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How can you veganize a boxed cake?

Back in the day before I went vegan I used to eat boxed cake all the time. You know, the stuff you add water, oil and eggs and it magically transforms into a cake? Well, after going vegan that stuff was a no-no since I couldn't use eggs but I thought why not give some substitutes a try and see if I could veganize this thing. So there's good news and bad news. The good news is that yes, it could be done. I tried 3 different egg substitutes: chia eggs, Just Egg and a can of Coke. All 3 actually produced a cake in the end. The bad news is that none of them produced a cake really worth...

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Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Refrigerator No Bake Cake

If you love chocolate, hate having to work for it, and doing dishes is not your jam, let me tell you, my friend, you're going to love this recipe. Some of the reasons why I love it are: 1) it's basically just a giant homemade candy bar you can keep in the fridge and cut out slices through the week. 2) the ingredients list is very loose. Don't like Lotus cookies? Swap it out for Oreos. Don't like nuts? Swap out for peanut butter chips or vegan marshmallows or shredded coconut. Anything goes! 3) It's no bake and requires minimum effort and clean up. So without further ado, here it is: Ingredients 3 cups vegan chocolate chips 7/8 cup vegan...

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What's the best vegan egg wash?

When you’re baking bread, the whole thing is not quite complete without that shiny, golden coat over it, right?One problem with that is the way you get that shiny golden color in conventional baking is with an egg wash.So if you’re vegan, can you still get that look and effect without using eggs? We’re looking into that today at the Curious Cat Bakery Test Kitchen. The Substitute Options I’ve been using a mixture of plant milk and agave and I love the results.But I decided to test out 3 other different types of egg wash replacements on  vegan croissants to see if they work better or worse. When Googling for alternatives, the most common are plant milk, coconut oil and...

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4 easy recipes to make with fresh fruit

Considering it’s early June, odds are you have a fruit problem in your hands right now. Maybe that mango tree in your backyard has gone bonkers and given you buckets of ripened fruit. Maybe it’s your neighbor’s orange tree that yielded quite the harvest and they came knocking and unloaded a whole basket of it on your hands. Maybe you got a little overexcited at the grocery store when you saw those beautiful peaches and added way too many to your cart or you, like me, have a passionfruit plant that’s been giving you nothing but yard work to do for the last three years and now all of a sudden you have three years’ worth of passionfruits. You guys,...

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