Hi Sarah! Thank you for this link! Great tips :) I am very curious though about Chloe Coscarelli's egg replacement idea. Appearantly she uses vinegar and baking soda in combination as a binder. The winner of Cupacake Wars must surely be on to something, being the winner and all. Too bad it didn't say that here, would have liked to see how much vinegar and baking soda you need to replace one egg. BUT, i clicked on a link from your link, and there were VEGAN FRENCH MACARONS!!!!!!!! Oh my goood!! They are usually made from just grinded allmonds, eggwhites and powdered sugar, so how the **** does she manage to do the vegan??? I am so intrigued I might by her book (Hanna Kaminsky, book is called Vegan Desserts). She didn't put the recipe out cause she wanted it in her book. Thanks for the link again! :)
I'm still not quite sure about the badness of eggs.. I really think that they have a healthy thing about them, if you don't overeat. I'm going to investigate this and get to the bottom of it. I agree that it's not good for the chickens and those poor little chicks.. But I wonder if these things also happen in the organic certified eggs..? And what about getting your own chickens and eating their eggs? What could possibly be wrong with that? They'll lay eggs anyways, wether you eat them or not.
Eggs are the only reason why I suspect I will never be a full vegan..
Using your own chickens' eggs is by far the most humane way to get them, since you are 100% aware of how the chickens are being treated. As long as you don't sell them for poultry once they stop laying! You can't be certain of the conditions organic certified eggs come from, since there are no official, enforced guidelines for organic eggs. A lot of the time, organic and free range don't mean very much and the chickens are still living in horrible conditions. Plus, male baby chicks are still ground up for livestock feed, since they do not lay eggs. I stay away from eggs because I'm not about to raise my own chickens and everything else is just too unreliable! (not to mention they are pretty high in cholesterol and I'm not that crazy about them anyway) ;)
I'm not a big egg fan either though for baking they were handy and I worried that I wouldn't be able to do any baking after I went vegan but that's not the case at all. I really haven't missed using eggs in anything and I've been using tofu to make scrambled (egg) tofu, (egg) tofu mayo, quiche etc. I made tofu mayo and cress sandwiches recently and my mum thought they were egg mayo.
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