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3 Vegan Alternatives to Oyster Sauce (That Still Taste Great)

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Oyster sauce is a popular ingredient in a lot of Asian dishes that obviously isn’t vegan. When it comes to substituting oyster sauce, we don’t have a ton of options. But there are 3. 1. Mushroom-Based Soy Sauce For whatever reason, soy sauce with mushroom flavoring comes closest to oyster sauce in terms of texture and taste. You’ll typically find it in Asian grocery stores called either “Mushroom...

Is Nutritional Yeast Bad For You?

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The quick answer is that: No, nutritional yeast is not bad for you. In fact, it’s quite healthy, especially if you’re a vegan. It has loads of pretty much all B-Vitamins: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, folate, and B12. It’s one of the best food sources of B12 for vegans. If you’re not going to use a vitamin B12 supplement as a vegan, you should be eating nutritional...

What’s the Best Vegan Egg Substitute for Breading?

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Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy many of the same breaded foods you did before. None of these are perfect substitutes for eggs in breading, but most do a pretty good job. Some people actually prefer them. There are 4 main ways to substitute eggs in breading: Make a “flax egg” – This is the best option. Mix 1 tbsp of ground flax with 2 tbsp of water. Mix it and let it...

Do Dry Beans Go Bad?

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Short answer: Yes, dry beans go bad, it just takes a long time. Longer answer…If you’re storing beans in a reasonable location (dry, sealed off), dry beans are unlikely to get moldy, even after years. It is possible, so check for any weird looking beans before cooking them. The issue is that over time, dried beans become harder to cook. The older dry beans are, the longer...

The 3 Best Agar Agar Substitutes

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Agar agar is a gelling agent derived from red algae, used mainly in vegan recipes to replace gelatin. It’s fairly easy to find now, but if you don’t have it on hand for a recipe, there are a few alternatives. The 3 Closest Plant-Based Substitutes for Agar Agar You can substitute any of the following ingredients in a 1:1 ratio (e.g. 1 tbsp of either gum for 1 tbsp of agar agar):...

Where to Find Seitan in the Grocery Store?

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There are 2 things that make seitan hard to find in grocery stores. First, it’s not that common of a food to stock. Second, it’s rarely called “seitan,” because no one other than vegans have even heard of it. What Seitan Really Looks Like in Grocery Stores It won’t be called “seitan,” but you’ll find it in the “fake meats” section...

Where to Buy Tempeh in the Grocery Store?

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Tempeh is a lot easier to find than it used to be, but can still be a challenge. If a store has tempeh, it will almost always be right next to the tofu, which is usually either by the produce or dairy sections. If your go-to grocery store just doesn’t have it, you have 2 options that will likely succeed. First, if you have a Whole Foods near by, it’s your best option. Not only do they...

Where Do You Find Nutritional Yeast in the Grocery Store?

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It took me 4 or 5 visits to my normal grocery store to find nutritional yeast when I first became vegan. It was always there, I just didn’t know where to look, or what to look for. Asking someone who works there is typically the easiest option, but if you don’t want to do that, I’ll try to help you find it. In general, you’ll find nutritional yeast in a few different...

The 8 Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Brands [Sortable by Price and Sugar]

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Being vegan means giving up a lot of your favorite foods. Luckily, chocolate chips aren’t one of them. While many have dairy, there are many non-dairy, vegan chocolate chip brands for you to enjoy still. Most are fair trade, which makes them suitable for even the strictest vegans. I researched all the different options out there, and came up with a list of 8 that I you’ll be able to...

Can You Freeze Cooked Lentils?

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You absolutely can freeze cooked lentils! Cooking a huge batch and freezing unneeded ones is the most efficient way to meal prep. It saves you even more time if you like sprouting your lentils, which takes even longer before cooking. They also last longer. Cooked lentils last around 5-7 days in the fridge before going bad, but can last up to 6 months in the freezer. Here are some important things...