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Old 01-04-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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Thanks Bongo. I've used flaxseed as an egg replacer, but I don't cook with oil (in bread-y food I'll use applesauce as a replacement) - this makes making palatable pancakes more challenging, especially with heavy flours like buckwheat - which is why I've avoided trying them up 'til now. One of these days I'll have to experiment and see what I can come up with!
I rarely use just buckwheat; instead, I mix buckwheat & whole wheat flour.

We make pancakes every Sunday, always different, with various grains
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Thanks Bongo. I've used flaxseed as an egg replacer, but I don't cook with oil (in bread-y food I'll use applesauce as a replacement) - this makes making palatable pancakes more challenging, especially with heavy flours like buckwheat - which is why I've avoided trying them up 'til now. One of these days I'll have to experiment and see what I can come up with!
I don't use oil either...when you make pancakes without gluten or oil or eggs, you need to use a mixture of flours like brown rice, oat, almond, buckwheat, tapioca flour, etc. So important to add extra baking powder so that you get a good rise. But to make a pancake with nothing but buckwheat would produce a very dense product.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:03 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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Day 5 (and counting)

After a shopping trip to Costco I just realized how many items have meat. And also how many items that don't have meat but are still not good for the body. Still learning...
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:17 PM
 
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We drove to town to Costco yesterday too. Wow, $3.99 for bag of 5 avos! Great deal for us out in the rocky mountains!
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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Costco rocks for vegan food. I got my quinoa, my sprouted bean trio there, a huge bag of kale, carrot juice, green juice, they have a new kale salad mix, delicious.

But, alas, I am not gonna go full vegan. I do suggest a subscription to "Vetetarian Times" though. I just got mine today, although the cover recipe, has an egg, and romano cheese.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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Costco rocks for vegan food. I got my quinoa, my sprouted bean trio there, a huge bag of kale, carrot juice, green juice, they have a new kale salad mix, delicious.
That huge Costco bag of baby kale was challenging! 101 ways to use kale LOL
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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Day 5 (and counting)

After a shopping trip to Costco I just realized how many items have meat. And also how many items that don't have meat but are still not good for the body. Still learning...
Reading labels is an enlightening experience. Many foods contain chicken broth, others contain gelatin, still others contain the ever-mysterious "natural flavors" (which I do NOT trust).

Continued good luck on your journey!
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Day 5 (and counting)

After a shopping trip to Costco I just realized how many items have meat. And also how many items that don't have meat but are still not good for the body. Still learning...
You might find this interesting: Vegan How To: Part 1 (How To Make The Transition)

Also, the Happy Herbivore has a 30 day email message program you can sign up for that sends you tips every day.

The less processed you buy, the easier it will be to avoid the "not good for you" stuff.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Bongo/Catknap, I now am craving pancakes. I'm just lazy to play around with recipes until I find a way to make old favorites work. Anyone have any fav vegan pancake recipes they'd like to share?
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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Does anyone have a strong take on vegetable oils in the diet? Someone here provided a link to Dr. McDougall and to me, he makes a lot of sense. He suggests that oils, even the good ones, are unnatural in the diet (it is a refined product, not whole) and toxic, especially when heated (cooking or baking).

I feel really confused on this. Some vegan recipes use oils liberally. Being vegan is challenging enough, but eliminating oils to cook and bake with and use as dressings is really a reach. Thoughts?
I don't think I would ever give up olive oil - when I did cut out oils my skin got really dry. I read a lot about different oils and rolled the dice. Now I buy virgin cold pressed olive oil for salads and to drizzle on pasta, quinoa , tabouleh, etc. I love it. I would drink it if I could.

For cooking I use "Light Olive Oil" over low heat and do not use Teflon pans ever. Or a microwave.
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