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Archive | November, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016 Style – Succulent Chicken, No Turkey

Even as a vegan I have never imagined preparing Thanksgiving Dinner for my meat-eating family with no turkey! Like seriously, my family is from the ole' school. They could care less that I chose the vegan lifestyle. Literally, they could care less. 

So this year I was looking for a way to show everyone you could have an inexpensive dinner, and not have to buy a turkey. I know it sounds insane, but I wanted to try something different and see if anyone would miss turkey!

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Cooking With Que #FauxThanksgiving #PopUp

I wondered what would happen if I went against the grain and cooked something different this year for the holidays. Everyone expects turkey on Thanksgiving and I wanted to try out a new recipe and see if the turkey would be missed.

I was like a mad scientist trying to figure out what food would be filling to my guests, and then see how I could pull this all together and not spend a crap load of money. My brain said, you have to have a Cooking With Que #FauxThanksgivingDinner #PopUp. That sounds weird right? Oh, but that’s exactly what it was.

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Product of the Week: Vegan Egg

So I had to tell you guys about a new product that I tried. It’s called the Vegan Egg. This is a 100% plant based egg replacer. I remembered hearing of it, but I couldn’t find it in my local grocery store. Well, while I was grocery shopping for some items for a new Vegan Donut recipe, looked down the flour aisle, and low and behold I see some peculiar packaging. Very clever packaging too. It looks like a mini egg carton. I could have shed a tear. It’s in the flour aisle? I have been looking in the wrong place all along. Every non vegan I asked about this item, their response was to look by the eggs. It would be there if we had it. When I found this, my heart melted, and my day was made.

My first thought was, how is this gonna work? Didn’t really understand. First, I wanted to try it as an egg, so I whipped up an omelette, just to see if it would stick together. Nailed It (not tooting my own horn but.. It was delicious). The secret to this is not to over add the powder. The directions on the container is accurate, and realize the more you “whip it” (like the song.. haha) the fluffier it gets. So think about the food you want to make, and if you want it to be super fluffy or not.

So far, have made, omelettes, and donuts and it worked out perfectly. It’s your turn now. What recipe did you replace with the Vegan Egg. Snap a pic and tag me in it, @CookingWithQue! I’m super excited.