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Make Any Recipe Vegan or Gluten-Free with SideChef’s Secrets

Making a lifestyle change to vegan or gluten-free meals can be made easier with ingredient substitutions already available in your kitchen. Step-by-step cooking app SideChef blogger Girl Eats Greens has the secret behind making any recipe vegan or gluten-free. In the Top 10 Food & Beverage apps category in the first week of its iPhone launch, SideChef’s bloggers know the secret to creating tasty, guilt-free recipes.

Eggs:

Gluten-free Flax Egg: Mix 1 Tbsp. of ground flax seed with 1 Tbsp. of water and chill for 15 minutes. This creates an egg-like consistency that can be used to replace eggs when baking foods including muffins or fritters.

Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer: This is a power that works similar to flax egg but doesn’t require any refrigeration. This can be used in similar recipes.

Firm Tofu: Perfect replacement for scrambled eggs.

Silken Tofu: Great for egg- and dairy-free quiches.

Cream:

Coconut Cream: The cream at the top of a full-fat coconut milk is rich, thick and does not contain a strong coconut taste. This is perfect for vegan ice cream or a creamy base for a soup.

Homemade Almond or Cashew Cream: A bit thinner than coconut cream, this cream is delicious and can be used in the same way.

Meat:

Chickpea or Black Bean: This base can make a protein-packed burger to which cooks can add healthier ingredients such as sweet potatoes or spinach.

Mushrooms: Mushrooms can be mixed with lentils and breadcrumbs to make homemade meatballs.

Tofu Cheese:

Firm Tofu: Mixed with onions, garlic and basil or mint, this is the ideal substitute for ricotta.

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Daiya Brand Shredded Vegan Cheese: This melty-cheese tops lasagnas, tacos and pizza perfectly.

Cashew Blend: Cashews soaked in water and pureed with garlic and basil, then rolled in breadcrumbs are the exact cure for a goat cheese craving.

Wheat Flour

Chickpea or Garbanzo Bean Flour: This flour, although adding protein to a recipe, makes a gluten-free flour that is perfect for any recipe from muffins to fritters to crumble on top of a guilt-free peach crumble.

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Cascia Talbert

Cascia Talbert is a devout Catholic, mother of five children, health and fitness enthusiast and positive parenting supporter. She is also the founder of the award winning online health, fitness, parenting and Christian faith magazine for moms, the Healthy Moms Magazine. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, five children and one spoiled cat. Her hobbies include gardening, country music, running, and playing her flute. Check out her first book, "Taking Care of your Family's Health and Well-being, Saints to Turn to and the Catholic Faith," available anywhere books are sold.

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