March 12th, 2009


Hey guys,

I was thinking of making shortbread, I used to love it but haven't had it since being vegan. 6 years without shortbread!!!

Have any of you guys tried before? It should be fine, it doesn't really call for any non-vegan ingredients but was wondering if vegan margerine was as good as dairy in it or if it would be unbearably greasy.

Any experiences would be appreciated.


Does anyone know where I can find a good sandworm in East Texas?  ^_^  Hopefully someone got that reference.  *groan*

My question is:  Why is cumin used in so many vegan recipes?  I've never used it and have no idea what it tastes like, but it is widely used in almost every recipe I've seen for vegan cooking.  Enlighten me.  ;)

Tim live

Burnt Ends on Bun with Oven Fries

This dish was actually inspired by something I saw on a Food Network special. It's a Kansas City classic where they mix up all the burnt ends of smoked meat and mix it with bbq sauce and throw it on a bun. Apparently at the place they visited on the show, you have to order it as burnt ends on bun. If you say burnt ends on A bun, they won't serve you and you have to go to the end of the line. This just seemed so gross that I simply had to veganize it.
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Rogue night elf

Does this recipe need nutritional yeast? If so, would you recommend possible substitutions please?

I'm a very new vegan and not an expert cook. I was going to make this potato frittata recipe for dinner but I can not find nutritional yeast anywhere. I was going to add broccoli for extra flavor, and just ditch the yeast. Do you think this would be alright? Do you think the yeast was for flavoring or texture? What would you suggest I substitute it with? Thanks!

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Yummy things to do with broccoli?

I'm currently a vegetarian, but am slowly transitioning to a vegan diet (slowly because I'm only 15 and my mom still buys the groceries, and won't go out of her way to buy special food for me) and one of my favorite things to eat is broccoli! I usually eat it plain with hummus, or steamed with cheese mixed in. For the weeks of Lent, I've decided to give up all animal products. My mom just bought me some broccoli, but we don't have any hummus.

So I was wondering, does anybody have any other delish ways of eating broccoli that don't involve me putting cheese on it?
I'm not a picky eater, so suggest away.
Thanks in advance!