- Joined Aug 13, 2004
I would like to know how vegan cooks feel about prepared items like Gardien, enger-G, and New Balance? Do you rely on this sort of product or are you more dedicated to whole foods? And, of course, why?
OooOoooh!! It'll grow in Alberta? That must mean it'll grow here in Southern Ontario. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif Did you start yours from seed, or seedlings? Mail order, or local supplier? I would LOVE to grow some to use in my baking. I often joke with my customers that our baking is calorie-sugar-guilt free; it would make me very happy if I could say that for real.I don't know what all the hype about stevia is. I have grown it in my gardens for the last five years. I dry the leaves, grind it into powder and offer it as green sugar XXX use sparingly is the warning on all my containers as I have ruined way too many dishes with that herb and I have a sweet tooth.
I prefer the taste of Earth Balance vegan butter substitute. I feel that if a person is successfully transitioning from an unhealthy traditional American diet using these products, that's a positive application. As part of a normal diet and in terms of an energy budget, these products are less sustainable than whole foods.I would like to know how vegan cooks feel about prepared items like Gardien, enger-G, and New Balance?