Thursday, March 07, 2013

review and giveaway :: the vegg

The Vegg: Looks like egg yolk. Boy does it smell and taste like egg yolk. But it's vegan!
I've been wanting to veganize Pan de Mallorca forever. This fluffy blond sweet roll hails from Spain and is popular in Puerto Rico. But egg yolks are a centerpiece ingredient. Let's face it: while a pinch of turmeric is a spectacular tool for infusing vegan foods with a non-toxic blast of yellow color, it does nothing for the flavor. If I wanted authentic Pan de Mallorca, it was time for me to call in the big guns. Enter The Vegg.

The Vegg, vegan egg yolk substitute

The Vegg is the world's first vegan egg yolk. It has been sweeping plant-based circles by storm and no wonder. It's opening up a whole new world of culinary possibilities to herbivores. Even though I read the rave reviews, I must admit after scanning the ingredient list – mostly nutritional yeast– I was skeptical.
My powdered sugar-dusted Pan de Mallorca owes its yellow color and fluffiness to The Vegg
My skepticism disappeared when I cut open the package, whizzed it up in the mini-food processor as per the directions: 1 tsp = 1/4 cup water. The intensely sulfuric odor of eggs [It comes from the black salt.] almost knocked me over, and the almost phosphorescent yellow glow was sunglass worthy. The aroma alone told me it would work. And work it did: my beloved Pan de Mallorca is officially sunny yellow and vegan-friendly.

Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing
I also remember years ago my friend Kim making Caesar Salad Dressing many years ago with an egg yolk. The recipe stuck in my head all this time, so I made my own version with The Vegg and it is, without a doubt, the creamiest, eggiest dressing I have ever had. Yes, it's even eggier than dressing with egg. And no nasty salmonella!


Massaged Kale Salad with Vegan Caesar Dressing and Pan-Seared Soy Curls
Tonight, I used the Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing to dress a massaged kale salad topped with Pan-Seared soy curls. I don't mean to be a tease: I'll post all these recipes for you soon; they are definitely keepers. But for now, let's cut right to the chase: The Vegg is a winner, and I have already cleared out a permanent corner in my pantry for it. The fact that 10% [quite a large sum!] of net proceeds are donated to Compassion Over Killing only makes me love it more.

What would I change? I wish it came in a bag with a ziplock.

Giveaway Contest: Win a Free Packet of The Vegg

Speaking of winners, the nice folks at The Vegg are giving away a package of The Vegg to two, count 'em, two lucky Urban Vegan readers. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what you will make first using the Vegg. I'll announce the winners this weekend.

So be a good Vegg, and leave a comment.

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75 comments:

Hindy Garfinkel said...

I want to make a hollandaise sauce with my Vegg!

Heather said...

Veggs Florentine.

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Yvonne said...

French Toast

nomstoppable.com said...

Scrambled Veggs! (Tofu scramble + vegg = ethical deliciousness)

Beth said...

I'd totally go for french toast! Not that current vegan french toasts aren't bad, I just feel like this would make it really gooey, the way I like it. Also... nice nail color!

T.M. said...

I would make my sister ( a big ole carnivore) some hollandaise sauce over tofu and french toast!. I will get her to be a vegan yet!

Olivia said...

I just recently became a vegan, and miss eating eggs more than any other food! I love to try it out in a traditional egg dish, like eggs benedict! yumm

Andrea said...

OK. Maybe I didn't try hard enough with my Vegg sample and need to give it another go. I was going to say French vanilla ice cream, but I don't want my ice cream smelling like eggs. Did the smell go away in the finished product?

Josh H said...

French toast

RB said...

I would make Matzo Brei -- and make my bubbe proud.

Anonymous said...

French toast. Or maybe Brioche (which I'd then use to make french toast - ha!)
Emma

Casey said...

Doughnuts

Anonymous said...

Egg custard pie

jamiefox said...

Egg Yolk Sponge Cake

Cadry's Kitchen said...

Great post! It's cool to see the various ways that you used it. Lots of good possibilities! I'd most like to try making my own "egg" noodles.

Shanna said...

I'd love to attempt some "egg" drop soup.

novascotia32 said...

Would love to try this!

Chad Ferguson said...

I love The Vegg, and would make me some more French Toast!!!

RunningCUITE said...

I would make (as soon as you post it!) that amazing looking Caesar salad dressing! I loved a good Caesar salad back in the day and it would be fun to have one again!

Tommie said...

Grits and Vegg!

Johanna said...

hmmm? I think that I would make a Caesar Salad, too. A nice hollandaise would be nice as well.

windycityvegan said...

Vegg makes for an awesome carbonara! I wrote it up here (and it was a winner for the Vegg's recipe contest to boot): http://windycityvegan.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/marcella-forgive-me/

acookinthemaking said...

My immediate first thought was flan or some other type of custard, but I'd also love to use it to make hollandaise sauce, or challah!

Liz F said...

Definitely making french toast!

vegan.in.brighton said...

I love the Vegg! I bought a packet with big plans to cook & bake things with it and ended up making fried tofu eggy sandwiches over and over again because they were so good!

I would make quiche and carbonara.

veggie4ayear said...

A poached vegg!

Lizzie Bordello said...

Yet another vote for french toast. I follow Vegg on Facebook, and every time they post something I get a little bit more frantic to try some french toast with it!! :)

Carli Flynn said...

Definitely french toast, maybe a Spanish tortilla too!

Jeanie Hay said...

Vegan sausage, veg, and potato breakfast burritos!

Elizabeth said...

I'd try to veganize my late grandmother's "rice omelet" recipe - it was all eggs, butter, and rice, and was my favorite food when I was a kid. If that didn't work (or even if it did) I'd probably dip a LOT of toast in it (one of the few nonvegan things I actually miss).

Tanya said...

I would make a zucchini pie, it's been so long! Thanks for the chance to try it :D

Amy Krell said...

I would make Homemade Vegan Ice Cream, with flavors galore...the vegg would more than help make some great vegan ice cream.

Erin said...

I'd love to try a vegan quiche!

Jessica Caneal said...

Wow, I have never had Pan de Mallorca, but it would be wonderful if you could share the recipe some day. If I won some Vegg, the very first thing I would make is french toast. Not all that creative, but it's what I need to do. Thanks for a great giveaway!

marie said...

I'd veganize some lemon curd.

Jessica said...

I would try out my mom's traditional challah with Vegg and almond milk. I've been dreaming about the soft, rich bread dough lately!

urban vegan said...

Yep, the smell went away in the finished product, just like it does with real eggs.

PurpleLarkspur said...

I would make matza brei, since passover is coming up!

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urban vegan said...

Looks great!

Marcia Schmidt said...

I would just love to put it over toast!

mlh said...

I would make the best homemade Veggnog.

Sherry said...

First, quiche, then hollandaise sauce.

Jerilyn said...

I would love to make this vegg caesar dressing you speak of :) Sounds delicious!

Miss Polkadot said...

Oh, the possibilities! I'd like to try some kind of Spanish (potato) frittata first - I don't remember the last time I had it.

robyn said...

I really would love to try making lemon bars. I loved the original eggy version but my vegan versions were just okay, not spectacular.

Ana said...

Muffins and French Toast is what come to my mind first to use the Vegg!!
What a cool product!
Ana

sbr4evr said...

I would make some fried rice with veggies. It's one of the simple things I miss with an egg. The fact that this really looks like yolks will take some getting use to though.

Aimee Douglass said...

I have been dreaming of hollandaise since I first heard about this product.

Aimee Douglass said...

I have been dreaming of hollandaise since I first heard about this product.

Erica said...

I'd like to try making custard or a tofu scramble with it. I'm always interested in trying new products anyways!

Erica said...

I'd like to try making custard or a tofu scramble with it. I'm always interested in trying new products anyways!

Vegan Bee said...

John Wayne's casserole- basically a big ole soufflé that is dependent on eggs, or now veggs. Also <3 your nail polish!

janet @ the taste space said...

What an interesting product... I think your Caesar dressing sounds fab, though. :)

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't even know where to begin to use this: french toast, various bread recipes, dressings...the possibilities are eggless!

jen l p

Niska said...

quiche!

Jennifer said...

Challah bread or a pizza frittata...I have missed that frittata since we stopped eating eggs. Will it work like an egg in a cake?

Billie Jean said...

Hmm, French toast or quiche!

Mitsu said...

If I'm not too late - magic custard cake!

Mitsu said...

If I'm not too late - magic custard cake!

KTBuns said...

French tooooooooast!!

Carmen said...

Am I too late to enter? I would love to try this stuff out.

Mia said...

My Meme's Potato Salad recipe... it always called for hardboiled egg yolks... and I've never been able to get the vegan version right without them... HUZZAH!

Chris said...

I would make some french toast.

clear trampoline said...

Oh I think I would make caesar salad dressing! :)

Crissy Durst said...

I would make blueberry pancakes, I could really go for a big fluffy, yummy pancake smothered in blue agave syrup!

Yello said...

french toast and Chinese sweet & sour "pork" -- turned out to be a great success!!

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Yello said...

french toast and Chinese sweet & sour "pork" - they have been a great success!!

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Meg said...

avgolemono (greek lemony egg soup) MMMMM

Kimberly said...

Quiche

flower said...

Poached vegg.

Leigh said...

Definitely hollandaise!

jamiefox said...

My grandmother's french toast recipe that includes brown sugar, toasted almonds and toasted sesame seeds.

jamiefox said...

Matzoh Brei, (fried matzoh) Divine!

Annie Reed said...

definitely an openfaced tofu breakfast sammie... w/vegan "sausage"

SO excited to try the vegg!