May 14th, 2008

Substituting Soy Milk for Rice Milk...

I have this recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance that requires rice milk, but I don't have any / want to avoid buying it. It's the Lemon Gem Cupcakes by the way. Does anyone know if it's going to mess the taste or anything up if I swap for soy milk?

edit to add so, I made them. And it went well... except the icing was horribly runny. Oh well! More cupcakes for me / less for the festivities they're being made for.

coconut lime cupcake substitution?

the 85 degree weather plus a distinct lack of cute baked goods in my life has inspired me to make the VCTOTW coconut lime cupcakes. however, i don't have coconut oil, know where to get coconut oil, and don't have the money to get it anyways. is there another oil i can use to substitute for it, or should i just make something else? thanks!

Allergy-free alternative?

Okay, so I really miss having mustard with my tofu pups & veggie burgers but I'm allergic to apples & grapes so I guess that means mustard made with most vinegars or apple cider vinegar is out. But I got to thinking, what about rice vinegar? Is it possible to make a mustard with that? If so, anyone have any good recipes for making your own mustard/mayonnaise? Or is there something I'm missing here where this would not be possible either? Same question for mayonnaise.

Secondly, I heard recently that Follow Your Heart (makers of Vegan Gourmet Cheese Alternatives) have released Cream Cheese & Sour Cream products though I haven't been able to find them at my local stores yet. Anyone else seen these & tried them? If so, what did you think?