Vegan and Vegetarian- Food Substitutes for Recipes

Vegans and vegetarians often start as meat eaters and for a number of reasons choose a lifestyle change. That change leaves them with old recipes, often from families and friends, and new recipes from a varsity of sources. Whether a choice to eat different or a moment of “what will I do now!!??”. There is help! The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is my fall back site – lots of research based facts and studies, as well as really amazing recipes and facts. Today I found this handy Ingredient Substitution Chart by PCRM.

Substitute 1/2 banana for an egg

Check out the chart and experiment with old and new recipes.

Hint: I keep a box of Ener-G Food egg replacer in my pantry for when I’m substituting a recipe for guest or I don’t have time to experiment.


This is no April Fools Joke: Kick on over to PCRM

Happy April Fools – I loved this day as a kid and still do as an adult. Haven’t pranked anyone today, darn!

Today is prep day for the 21 Day Vegan Kickstart. If you haven’t signed up, give it a try and if you have then you have made a choice to join many in their new or continued venture into a plant-based diet. I’ve joined several times and have learned new things each time about myself, my diet and the choices I make on a daily basis.

The member’s blog is worth joining as well. No only do the organizers post a wealth of information, other members share their experiences and information to the forum. I learned  that coffee raises cholesterol levels (that was from anther member on the member’s blog). I have eaten a plant-based diet for over 20 years and my cholesterol rises and falls, so now know another factor. Have to get it checked again this month.Enough about me.

Do yourself a favor and give it a try – even if you just take a baby step in to see what it’s all about. Hope you check back here as I blog about another kickstart.

Bon Appetite!