Day 6 Jamaica Trip April 2024

We went for breakfast at 7:30 as we had booked a driver that was to pick us up at 8:00 am. There were plantains on the buffet this morning and they were good. We were going to Nine Mile which is Bob Marley’s house and some other sightseeing. We couldn’t arrange for the driver to pick up my friends aunt as she lives too far away. We will try and have her come to the resort tomorrow. It’s our last day and I really want to spend one day relaxing at the resort before we leave. Tomorrow is also 4/20 and all over Ocho Rios were signs for parties and discounts. I don’t want to get stuck on the traffic.  The road to Nine mile was so narrow and bumpy. I spent most of the time holding on while listening to my friend and the driver banter and flirt. It is pretty rare that someone can keep up with my friends feistiness so it was entertaining. There were some great views from the window but I couldn’t get any pictures the ride was too bumpy. The roads in Jamaica are very narrow so there is always h

JustEgg vs Mung bean Scramble using Vegan Hacks Pod recipe

Just Egg is a great vegan egg substitute but it is getting very expensive and it is also a plastic bottle with ingredients that I am not familiar with. This little bottle was on sale for $7 at the grocery store. 

I have seen a few different recipes of recreations of Just Egg using mung beans but they all had ingredients i didn’t want to buy. Veganhackspod had a very simple recipe on his Instagram essentially just mung beans and black salt. I had a hard time sourcing these two ingredients in my area mung beans are usually easily accessible but they have been sold out at all the stores. After months of looking I finally found a bag at the grocery store for $3. This bag will last a long time. 

I love black salt it is great for bloating and I personally like the taste. A lot of vegans will use it to make things taste like eggs. The only place I have been able to find it in my area is at whole foods but it is a giant bottle and I have very little space in my kitchen that size will go to waste. In Vancouver I had a grinder of black salt that I have ordered from Amazon but it is going to take a couple weeks to get here. I never liked the taste of eggs but I did like them the texture the ease of cooking but I usually seasoned them so I thought I could make an omelette with other flavours. Then I realized I had no chicken bullion from smell foods and this has a lot of similar spices as just egg so started with a scramble. 

I washed and soaked the mung beans before I went out for the day. They were soaked for 6 hours. Then I added some spices and ground them in the magic bullet. When I took this picture I hadn’t added old bay seasoning or oil which I did after. The just egg is much whiter because I added turmeric to the mung bean mix I put turmeric in everything. The just egg is runnier some recipes for mung bean egg add plant milk I wanted to keep this simple but I will try that in the future. 

My mom used to make pancakes out of different lentils and oats or rice. I would add cheese to that sometimes and think it was egg like. I used the same cooking method cook it like a pancake first then scramble it. 

The mung bean egg cooked for about 7 minutes. The texture and stickiness changed after awhile and it was easy to clean the pan. At the end I could still taste the mung bean flavour so I decided to add a little vegan butter and sauté it. It made it taste much better. The mung bean egg is very tasty not really egg like but it’s very good. 

Everytime I cook Justegg it sticks to the pan. It also gets a lot of air bubbles and makes me wonder what is in it. 

Just egg has a fluffy slightly rubbery texture . The mung bean egg has a chewy but softer texture. Just egg has a very salty slightly chemical taste to it. I don’t think it tastes like eggs. The mung bean tastes like mung beans with seasoning. I think it will be very good with black salt. I like the mung bean mixture I wouldn’t call it an egg substitute but for a healthier and much cheaper vegan meal it is great. I will continue to experiment with cooking mung beans and will have future blog posts about it. 


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