Happy Herbivore Blog

Replacing Eggs in Baking (Egg Replacers, Egg Substitutes)

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: FAQ

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Eggs (and how to replace them) always seem to be the big hang-up or confusing part of vegan baking. The good news is, you don't need eggs to have terrific baked goods, they can easy be replaced and substituted out. (That also means you can go hog wild with uncooked batter and not worry about getting sick!)

I've put together this cheat sheet -- a PDF of egg substitutes, when to use them, when not to -- happy baking!

Download the PDF here

(The picture is not the complete chart--just a glimpse of it.)

Note: Since I don't cook or bake with oil, I haven't tried some of these substitutes out myself -- I just heard about them or read about them. My go-to substitute is bananas or applesauce.

Celebrate: Acorn Squash Day!

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Holiday

Today is Acorn Squash Day! Squash is a great fall vegetable, and from what I hear...there's signs of autumn popping up in the States. Acorn squash is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.

Why not celebrate with HH's Acorn Squash and Apple Soup?

You can also cook an acorn squash and scoop out the center and stuff the acorn squash. You can use a couscous or rice, it makes for a beautiful presentation! 

To quickly microwave an acorn squash, cut whole squash in two, cover, and cook for 13 minutes on high. Do not add water. You can also bake an acorn squash at 350 for about an hour. 

Ask Happy Herbivore: Breaking Free from Sugar

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: FAQ

Q: Do you have any tips on breaking free from the sugar/soda addiction?

They say it takes three weeks to break a habit -- so keep that in perspective as you struggle to overcome your addiction. If you love soda -- try sparkling water. You can jazz it up with limes, lemons and frozen berries or buy a flavored sparkling water (just make sure its not sweetened with sugars or artificial sugars). I like to add a tiny splash of grapefruit juice to my water -- makes it more interesting! I also keep cucumber and mint leaves in my pitcher, which adds a lot of flavor. 

As for sugar, any time your sweet tooth hits grab a piece of fruit. Reach for dried fruit instead of candy (it’s super sweet) just make sure your dried fruit is 100% fruit and not infused with juice or covered with sugar. Regular fresh fruit works well. I also love slowly nibbling on frozen fruit like bananas, strawberries or peaches. They last longer for nibbling and really give me that sweet fix

 Put your mind to it and stick with it -- you’ll be so glad you did!

If you have a question for HH, send it to [email protected]! Thanks!

Do you have any tips for breaking a sugar/soda habit?