Vegan Corner: An Answer to Butter
A lot of people ask me how I can cook and bake without butter. Well if you haven’t heard of Earth Balance, I am about to rock your world.
Earth Balance is a buttery spread made of expeller-pressed oils and is 100% natural, vegan, and free of GMO’s, trans fats, and artificial ingredients.
Now there are other butter alternatives out there but Earth Balance, in my opinion, is by far the tastiest and acts the most like butter in every way. I have my entire family now substituting Earth Balance for butter because, well, why not? It’s cholesterol free and tastes amazing! Now don’t get me wrong, as Earth Balance is made almost entirely of oil it’s definitely not fat free. So don’t go globbing this on everything. Use in moderation.
Another cool thing about Earth Balance is that unlike many vegan products, it’s available almost everywhere. Obviously Whole Foods sells it and so does Trader Joe’s. But you can usually find it at Safeway and Raley’s too! And if your local grocery store doesn’t carry it, let them know you want it. Their job is to supply us with what we want. If we demand healthier foods, they will be happy to oblige.
Right now Earth Balance is doing a “Made Just Right” contest where you can submit recipes that you’ve made using their products for a chance to win a $400 Whole Foods Market gift card and a year’s supply of Earth Balance products. It’s so on.
So go dig up all of your delicious pie and cake recipes, sub in some healthy and delicious Earth Balance butter and get your bake on! I want to hear how it goes! Happy cooking.
Vegan Quote of the Week: “I argue for being conscious, but perfectionism is an enemy of progress.” -Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore’s Dilemma. I know I am definitely not perfect and do not expect that from anyone. But I also argue for being conscious. Please take the time to think about your food and where it comes from.
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