Mung Bean ‘Eggs’ or Vegan Cheese Sauce

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This is part 2 of the previous blog post you can see here  JustEgg-vs-mung-bean-egg-using-vegan.html When I wrote the last  post I didn’t have black salt. I received my order from Amazon a few days ago. Black salt makes things taste like eggs and it also great for bloating, and I personally like the taste.  This time I put the soaked mung beans, seasonings a little oil and some water in the magic bullet. I think I put too much water. Last time I whipped the mixture with a fork before cooking it in the pan. This time I poured from the blender into the pan.  While it was cooking I thought this method would make a good vegan cheeze sauce. Just change the seasonings and thin it out with plant milk add vegan cheese. I only had baby bell cheese and coconut almond milk which wasn’t the best for a cheese sauce so i didn’t add much just enough to see if it would work. I will likely try to make a mung bean cheeze sauce in the future.  I had already added seasoning to make the mixture taste like

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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