Hey everyone! How are you doing?? My week has been a busy one which is not a surprise. I feel like I can never get a grip on how many things I have to get done in a day. It feels like holding on to a bucking bronco that never tires. This is probably because I am a master procrastinator. I am excited about this vegan banana bread recipe because it is my first completely vegan recipe that I will be posting because it actually turned out somewhat edible.
I had an opportunity a long time ago to work with some vegan baking recipes and I recently kept finding myself thinking back to those recipes. I remember how surprisingly good they were which is kind of funny because I know that vegan baking can be just as good as conventional baked goods. It honestly is just a lot of ingredient replacement and some tweaks in amounts to turn pretty much any recipe into a vegan recipe.
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I did whip out one of my current favorites to bake with right now though – ground flaxseed. This is such a powerhouse seed that has enough protein to actually replace eggs in pretty much anything. The cool thing is it actually works. I have come across so many ‘baking hacks’ on the internet that don’t amount to anything and are just a waste of my time. But this does not do that. It actually is a perfect way of replacing eggs with a vegan option if you so choose. So far, I have used flaxseed in this recipe and one other, and it has worked both times.
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I have mentioned before (in my newsletter which you really should sign up for!) that I will be taking the blog into a more “eco-friendly baking” direction which basically means that I will be weeding out unethical products such as the use of non-organic produce, the use of milk (how it is produced is not ethically sound in my opinion, and focusing on fair trade items) as well as much as possible.
Also, shopping locally when possible and focusing on reducing the waste that comes from the products that I buy. Using flaxseeds is one of those substitutions that I will keep implementing because I honestly just enjoy using them. I will still use eggs when necessary because I don’t find the production of eggs to be unethically sound. I will however only buy from companies that keep the welfare of the animal in mind as well.
For me this year has really made me take a step back and look at the things that we are doing. Looking at the ripple effects of my actions and asking myself “Is this the best that I can do?”. It really is time for all of us to step up and try a little bit harder to make this life better for everyone. I hope this blog can be a vessel for that. (continued on next page)