Lecithin, Soya

Lecithin, Soya

soya lecithin as an emulsifier in recipes We primarily use soya lecithin as an emulsifier in our bread recipes.  It is also used as an ingredient of dough enhancers: for every cup of flour, we use 1 tsp. of soya lecithin, 1/16 tsp. vitamin C (ascorbic acid), and 1/16 tsp. of ground ginger. Lecithin is […]

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Kelp or Kombu, Granulated

Kelp or Kombu, Granulated

Kelp or kombu (Japanese) is a sea vegetable Kelp or kombu (Japanese) is a sea vegetable. We mostly use granulated kelp on our salads for both flavor, and to add some iodine (an essential mineral) to our diet, which is needed to give us good thyroid function and health. It can also be added to […]

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Horseradish Root

Horseradish Root

The raw horseradish root is much spicier than the processed form The root of the horseradish is usually washed, peeled, and ground and sold in its processed form in jars; but it is also found as a whole root in the produce section of most larger supermarkets.  The raw horseradish root is much spicier than […]

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Guar Gum

Guar Gum

Guar Gum acts as a thickening agent in dressings and other recipes; it’s a polysaccharide (a long chain of sugars) made of the sugars galactose and mannose Guar, also called guaran, is extracted from the seed of the leguminous shrub Cyamopsis tetragonoloba, where it acts as a food and water store. It’s similar to locust […]

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Ginger, Dried Ground

Ginger, Dried Ground

Ground ginger comes from drying and grinding the thickened, pungent, aromatic rhizome (root) of the tropically grown ginger plant, Zingiber officinale Ground ginger comes from drying and grinding the thickened, pungent, aromatic rhizome (root) of the tropically grown ginger plant, Zingiber officinale.  Ginger is widely used in Chinese food and is one of the seasonings […]

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Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is a tuber that is consumed whole as a delicacy, medicine, or spice.  Ginger is a tuber that is consumed whole as a delicacy, medicine, or spice. It is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale.  Fresh ginger can be substituted for ground ginger at a ratio of 6 to 1 (1/4 cup ginger […]

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Dulse, Granules

Dulse, Granules

Dulse is a deep red or purple algae sea vegetable This is a greatly enlarged photo of the dulse granules from Maine Coast, but they look more like flakes. We use these granules or flakes in salads and to impart a seafood flavor to our vegan recipes. Dulse is a deep red or purple algae […]

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Dill Weed Dried Leaves

Dill Weed, Dried Leaves

Dill Weed, Dried Leaves – Photo and Description from Vegan Venue Dill Weed, Dried Leaves is an herbal seasoning ingredient in a vegan pantry that is used in several vegan recipes including rye bread and salad dressing. Both dill weed (dried leaves) and dill seed come from the same plant. Although we prefer using the […]

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Corn Starch

Corn Starch

Corn Starch – Photo and Description from Vegan Venue Corn Starch is an inexpensive vegan pantry ingredient that is primarily used as a thickening agent in soups, sauces and other cooked vegan recipes. Corn starch is an inexpensive ingredient to thicken sauces and gravies or any other cooked recipe.  To use corn starch as a […]

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Curry Powder, Dal

Curry Powder, Dal

Curry Powder, Dal – Photo and Description from Vegan Venue Curry Powder, Dal is a home made vegan pantry ingredient that we originally used in making yellow split pea soup, and now use in other soups and green smoothies. This dal curry powder, like all other curry powders, is a blending of several seasonings. We […]

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