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message 1: by Connie (new)

Connie | 5 comments Hi, I'm new. I love to cook but recently found out I'm allergic to several foods (mainly eggs and some dairy). I've read a few good vegan cookbooks for baked goods recipes, but I'm always looking for more. I gotta have my dessert!

I've also heard that soy-mayonnaise such as Veganaise can be used as a substitution for eggs...anyone know how much = one egg?

Sorry, I know these are very specific questions. I'll join in more on the general recipe chat, but I would also love to connect with anyone that shares these types of restrictions.

message 2: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony Connie, if you put "egg free recipes" in google a ton of sites come up...you may have tried this already...but here's a link:


message 3: by Connie (new)

Connie | 5 comments Thanks. I've found a lot of recipes that way, and by going to two of my favorite sites (epicurious.com and cookinglight.com)and doing an advanced search to eliminate eggs.

I was hoping there would be some people here who might know hot to veganize regular recipes as well. I've got a white chocolate pistachio cake I make at Christmastime and it calls for 5 egg whites. I don't know how in the heck to make it w/ substitutions. Most recipes let you sub up to the equivalent of two eggs only. *sigh*

Thanks for your help!

message 4: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Sorry, Connie. That's not really my area of expertise, but if I see anything that will work for you I'll definitely pass it along.

message 5: by Connie (new)

Connie | 5 comments Thanks. I may have to join a vegan forum as well, but I will feel like such an imposter since I DO eat meat. LOL.

message 6: by Kim (new)

Kim Hi Connie, I sympathize with you. I have dealt with food allergies that come and go. Nothing with caffeine for me so your Christmas cake (yummm!)is out for me, though I could do it with carob. My husband is lactose intolerant and can't have sugar either, so I do a lot of substitution too.

Haven't had the egg problem though. You might look here: http://www.recipezaar.com/
They have all kinds of recipes, including vegan. You could type in egg-free maybe in their search engine too. Are you sure it's only SOME dairy? My husband thought so too, milk no but cheese was ok, but actually he can't have any and found out after a long period of being ill. (He's French. Telling a Frenchman that he can't have cheese is like telling a duck he can't go near water!)

Good luck!

message 8: by Ehrrin (new)

Ehrrin I'm not sure how to veganize current recipes, but a great vegan cookbook is Veganomicon. They're site is http://www.theppk.com/nomicon.html.

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