December 30th, 2011

Butter substitute

I'm hoping someone in the UK can give me some advice on what is best to use when a recipe requires butter (specifically when baking cakes etc). Margarine is OK for some things but generally butter is used for a reason so margarine wouldn't work as well. I know in the USA there is a butter substitute made by a company called Earth Balance, but I can't find anything similar in the UK. I live in a large city with several well-stocked health food shops but none of them have been able to help. Does anyone know of a butter substitute that isn't just margarine that I could get here? I don't even mind if I have to order it online, I can always stock up and buy quite a lot in one go. Thanks for any help you can offer!

Acorn squarsh!

Best vegan deliciousness made with acorn squash, GO!

(I have 2 acorn squashes and want to do something interesting with them, probably not a risotto though I'm not fully opposed) for a potluck tomorrow night. I'm looking to branch out a little from the things I normally make, so thought I'd ask you lovelies for some ideas. Thanks!