2024 Contest Wins

Image
I enter and win a lot of contests but I always forget to track how much I win. This year I am going to have a blog post and keep updating it as I win.  My first win of the year happened to be while I was visiting Vancouver in February. I won two tickets to the home and garden show and a package of Noods (vegan noodles). Thank you to Plant Based Workshop value $45. 

This omelette is vegan


 

The first time I tried Justegg I wondered what all the hype was about. Later I found out it if it is close to the expiry date it doesn’t work the same as a fresh batch. Justegg is a vegan egg substitute that is mostly made from mung beans and the most popular vegan egg substitute in North America. It is pretty easy to make a homemade version if you don’t want to use a commercial product. I moved and have been having trouble sourcing ingredients but I will make it in the future. Justegg is available at a few stores in my area

I have tried Justegg a few more times and it was much better. It is easier to get fresher bottles where I live now. The instructions say to scramble it just like you are making scrambled eggs. I have tried to make an omelette with it in the past it didn’t work the eggs would just get scrambled. 

I have only been vegan for about a year and I am very experienced in making egg omelettes. I even used to work on a brunch as the omelette maker. I realized that when I make omelettes I don’t just crack the egg in a pan which is the equivalent of squeezing Justegg from the bottle to the pan. I always put the egg in a bowl with a little water, spices, and mix it with a fork. 

This worked so much better. It is pretty close to cooking an actual omelette. The difference is I wasn’t able to flip it but it still turned out really well. 

Vegan cheese has also come a long way. I had a block of vegan ilchester cheese that said it was great for melting. The block cost $9 which seems expensive but it is comparable with buying a higher quality dairy cheese. I cut it into pieces put a little water in the pan and covered until the cheese melted. If I had taken the time to grate the cheese it would have looked perfect but it was still great and melted. I still remember what omelettes taste like and the only difference between this an egg omelette is this is fluffier if you had it a restaurant you would wonder what the chef’s secret ingredient is. It is so good please let me know if you try it. You can find me on Instagram @livingottawalocal.




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Recovery Six months after Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

Westjet economy vs Air Canada business class

First day Jamaica trip Apr2023 -part 1