An age old question of what to do about eggs. A lot of people choose not to go completely vegan because of eggs and cheese. How do you bake? But I love grilled cheese. What do I do about breakfast? For us baking was definitely a concern; a lot of egg replacers yield inconsistent results. And to be honest the consistency of scrambled eggs were always a little dodgy.
However vegan eggs and cheeses have come a long way. One of the first items most newbie vegans learn to master is combining turmeric, nutritional yeast and tofu into a delicious scramble.
We were super excited to learn that the folks at Just For All were introducing a new liquid egg replacer called Just Egg. Would we be able to do quiche, omelettes, french toast and where would it take our baking game?
Our first question was how does the mung bean sprout become eggs?
Have you heard of these? They are no stranger to Asian cuisines. Like most beans, they are nutritionally dense – excellent sources of fiber, protein, potassium, iron and magnesium. These plants have traditionally been used in hearty curry dishes, soups and stews, as well as grown for their sprouts. Mung beans have no cholesterol and are low-fat Yay!
We actually used then in our Sweet Potato Tikka Masala recipe. And have enjoyed them in some of our salads before. We like their crisp texture and fresh sweet taste. But mung beans; like many sprouts have a short shelf life and a distinct smell. It's not bad, but it's very noticeable and that made us wonder how this would translate.
Amazingly, once it hits the pan, Just Egg smells like eggs. We couldn't believe it. With a light flick of our spatula the Just Egg fluffed up to make a beautiful scramble with a nice golden color and a soft texture.
And now for the taste test. The flavor was good…buttery, light and fluffy. Actually what we remembered eggs tasting like. And the texture; what can we say, eggy.
The one thing to note about Just Egg is the cost, it's on the pricier side when compared to a dozen eggs. But if you have health needs like reducing your cholesterol intake and you want to eat more plant based proteins then we think it's worth it.
This should definitely be a go-to staple item and we would recommend it to anyone from folks with egg allergies, meatless monday eaters, new vegans and long time vegans.
If you give Just Egg a try, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag and us on Instagram at #thevgnway.
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