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 Post subject: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:59 am 
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I don't know what's going on, but I'm having weird food cravings. Specifically for eggs. And not for eggy dishes, like egg salad, but straight up eggs. Fried or boiled. I actually dreamed about it. What the hell is going on? I could make a dish and add black salt, but I'm not sure that's going to satisfy it. Recipe ideas?

This is seriously the first time I've had such a craving in 6+ years. So weird.


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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:12 am 
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You could try making something like scramble or omelet with some black salt, plus add something fatty to the mix.

I get cravings sometimes for animal proteins, such as chicken salad or steak. Normally having something that fulfills some of the nutrient quota fixes it for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:44 am 
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I'm wondering if some polenta with some shredded Cheezly ad black salt might satisfy it. Might try tat later or for breakfast tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:48 am 
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Try this: http://airyway.blogspot.com/2010/08/veg ... -salt.html

The "yolk" is a scarily good imitation.


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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:43 am 
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oooh, that looks really neat rhelune. i might have to give that a try.

i get cravings for eggs too, pickledtreats - and i've been vegan for 5+ years. what i do is make a breakfast sammie. i pan-fry some thinly sliced tofu and season it with lots of black pepper and some black salt. i then put it on toast that's been smothered in earth balance and it's super yum with smashed avocado, too.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:54 am 
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My craving is for a specific brand of marzipan. I've been thinking about it for months. Can't really get it around here, I suppose I could order some online.


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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:55 pm 
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i too have literally been craving cheese this entire past week. of course i will not eat any, but i've been dreaming of ooey gooey pizza with real cheese on it.

i have yet to cave and buy any fake cheeses, i've actually never bought or tasted any of them, and i fear i will be disappointed at how not-cheesey they taste.

and agreed, that yolk looks pretty realistic..... i might be tempted to try that recipe some time......

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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:01 pm 
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Devilled eggs, maybe?
http://lagustasluscious.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/maresas-vegan-deviled-eggs-vegan-deviled-eggs-that-taste-and-look-like-eggs/


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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:08 pm 
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bookwormbethie wrote:
and agreed, that yolk looks pretty realistic..... i might be tempted to try that recipe some time......


Instead of broth I use water with 1/8 tsp of yeast extract spread. Instead of carrot juice I use yellow food colouring (carrot juice is not yellow enough when diluted). I add black salt only on top of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:06 pm 
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For the cheeze pizza craving, there's daiya and that's a little easier to cook with, but I always found the key with follow your heart and teese was moisture. Cheese pizza is pretty greasy - spray fake cheese with a little cooking spray and then drizzle the tiniest stream of olive oil over and around the pizza and it will come much closer.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:29 pm 
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You should totally order the vegg & make some kinda tofu fried egg. It makes such an awesome yolk & the pack lasts for ages if you just mix enough for a couple of yolks at a time.

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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:20 am 
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Jojo, where did you order the Vegg in the UK? I want to get a few packets but I don't want to order outside the EU!


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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:40 am 
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So is vegg just nooch and black salt? Could I make it myself or is it more than that?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:06 am 
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smoothie wrote:
Jojo, where did you order the Vegg in the UK? I want to get a few packets but I don't want to order outside the EU!


I ordered it from Vegan Store.

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So is vegg just nooch and black salt? Could I make it myself or is it more than that?


It's more than that. It has sodium alginate for texture and a couple of other things. It's eerily eggy!

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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:32 am 
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Thanks guys! I used to love dipping toast in yolk and still crave that sometimes myself. I'll check this out.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:43 pm 
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thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:31 pm 
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rhelune wrote:
Try this: http://airyway.blogspot.com/2010/08/veg ... -salt.html

The "yolk" is a scarily good imitation.


I tried this last night & this morning. Yum, and thanks for the link.

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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:03 pm 
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Were you going in on the group order with Cornelie, pickledtreats? I just saw that they're selling the Vegg at Veggiedeli!

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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:02 pm 
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annak wrote:
For the cheeze pizza craving, there's daiya and that's a little easier to cook with, but I always found the key with follow your heart and teese was moisture. Cheese pizza is pretty greasy - spray fake cheese with a little cooking spray and then drizzle the tiniest stream of olive oil over and around the pizza and it will come much closer.


I've seen daiya at Earth Fare and I think at my grocery store. It's so pricey though! Maybe $6 for a bag?? I understand it's a unique product and probably made in small batches for quality control and things, but sadly, I can't really spend $6 on a bag of cheeze :( Wish I could!

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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:09 pm 
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Duuude. This looks crazy! Sunny-side up egg with fried egg white.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZWS-nkTyWo


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Here is my link to a thread for an omelet mix I made: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=22286&hilit=vegan+omelet

I still eat it most days!

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 Post subject: Re: Annoying food craving
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:20 am 
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lycophyte wrote:
Here is my link to a thread for an omelet mix I made: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=22286&hilit=vegan+omelet

I still eat it most days!


That looks cool! Though I would need more ingredients for it. Tapioca starch is the same as tapioca flour, right?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:37 am 
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pickledtreats wrote:
That looks cool! Though I would need more ingredients for it. Tapioca starch is the same as tapioca flour, right?


it is the same, indeed!


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