April 11th, 2010


Lemon Vegan Cupcakes!

Hi there, im new!

I have been looking over posts here to try and find a vegan cupcake recipe, I used the search in the user info and found a few things.
I however didn't see anything that used lemons ( I have some and  I really don't want to waste them!). We are having a bbq and bonfire this weekend and I need a vegan recipe!
I found a basic cupcake recipe online, but it calls for "silken" tofu and I can't get it here. I did a quick google search and found that regular and silken tofu are not the same. Is it possible to replace this with something else? Or can anyone suggest a cupcake recipe that love?

One recipe that I did find on here was orange cupcakes. These sound very yummy, but agian I'd like to make lemon ones. What do you all think about replacing the orange juice for lemonade? Has anyone ever done anything like this?

Also, where in the grocery store can I find egg replacer? I can't seem to find anything but liquid egg and egg whites.
I'm in Atlantic canada my usual store is Sobey's but we also have a Superstore, Shoppers Drug, Walmart and a Bulk Barn.

Thanks for any help!

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unpasteurised yogurt starter in Australia

Hiya. My partner wants to make soy yogurt using an unpasteurised yogurt starter. She doesn't like the taste of the soy yogurts we can get in the supermarkets, so she wants to use the bacteria in commercial soy yogurt to make her own. The problem is that the only soy yogurts we've been able to find here are pasteurised, so they won't work as starters.

I know there are recipes for soy yogurt that don't need a yogurt starter (see tags), and she says she'll try those if she has to, but she prefers to try using either:

* vegan unpasteurised yogurt


* a vegan acidophilus or lactobacilus starter kit.

So, anyone know an Australian source of one of those please?

(I've tried the Cruelty-Free Shop and the Radical Grocery Store: in case any of you haven't heard of these wonderful places, you can read about them at http://crueltyfreeshop.com.au and http://www.radicalgrocery.com.)

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Egg replacer BBE dates

I'm making a carrot cake for a girlfriend tomorrow and the recipe calls for commercial egg replacer (I think it's really for the texture as it's quite a heavy cake). I've just noticed that my Allergy Care egg replacer has a BBE date of 31 March - do you reckon it's still ok to use. There's no mold on it and I think it smells alright but I don't normally sniff egg replacer! The stores are closed now so I'll have to resort to baking something else if it's no good.

The only thing I can see in the ingredients that could be a bit dodgy if it's past its best is soy protein isolate. I realise best before end dates are different from "use by" and "expires end of" dates but I don't want to give either of us food poisoning!