Vegetarian / Vegan Substitutions
Being a vegetarian or vegan doesn't mean you can never again make
any recipes that call for beef broth, eggs, or gelatin. These and many
other animal products can be replaced with vegetarian- or vegan-friendly ingredients.
Note that these alternatives are chosen mainly for their ability to
simulate a similar property or consistency as the animal ingredient.
Some of them will give the recipe a different flavor, so experiment to
see what works best.
||Veggie safe alternative(s)
||Curdled soy milk (1 c soy milk + 2 T lemon juice or white
||Soy cheese,* nut cheese
||Tofu cream cheese
||Egg substitute, soy eggs, puréed tofu,
||Agar, arrowroot, corn starch, guar gum, xanthan gum
||Maple syrup, molasses, succanat
||Olive oil, vegetable oil
||Eggplant, portobello mushrooms, tofu,
textured vegetable protein (TVP)
garlic broth, water/wine with soy sauce (1-2 T soy sauce per cup
||Soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, oat milk
||Natural sugar, sucanat, fruit juice
*Not all soy cheese is vegan - it may contain casein so be
sure to read the list of ingredients.
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