July 8th, 2006


big fat round nutty cookies

this is the first time i used egg replacer in baked goods and i've been baking vegan for like, 2 years! oh em gee i can't believe i have been missing out on such a good thing! i don't mean to repost recipes here but i just wanted to share with you guys my liberation from the dismal world of baking without egg replacer. adding the egg into the margarine mixture i could tell right away how good it was going to be- the consistency was very very close to what beaten eggs in butter/margarine would be like, and i was in heaven (despite the fact that it's one of the hotter weekends here and the oven was pre-heating).

i updated this recipe- http://community.livejournal.com/vegancooking/391746.html in the Collapse )

ripe avocados

i get about eight avocados every other week from my csa. i love avocados but this is way too much for me and nobody else really shares my produce with me. i'm wondering a few things:

is there any way i can store avocados so they take longer to ripen?

if i mash up ripe avocado and refrigerate it, how long will this last in my fridge?

what if i mashed it up and froze it?

do you all store your avocados in the fridge or on the counter? can i put them in the fridge for a few days then take them out to continue ripening?

anybody in the los angeles area want some organic local avocados for the duration of the time that i'm still receiving them? maybe you have a fruit tree or something that i could have a little something from in exchange, or...?

my favorite thing to do with avocados is to mash them up with some garlic powder, some onion powder, some nonhydrogenated tofutti cream cheese, and maybe some nutritional yeast. those last two items are optional and i leave them out with good results when i don't have them around. i then put it between two pieces of bread and grill it up like a grilled cheese sandwich. it is so good!

Tofu as cheese substitution

I am planning on making an eggplant parmesan for my mom this weekend, but I don't have the money to buy any faux-cheeses, and my mom really dislikes any fake foods. Right now I have tofu and I think that would be an acceptable substitute for cheese, but I don't know how I can utilize it to appear to be cheese with the taste. Help!