The Vegg is a brand new 100% vegan egg product. As the website says, “The Vegg is a versatile egg yolk replacer that can be used (instead of egg yolks) in a wide range of recipes, and you can even use it straight as a liquid “yolk” for dipping!”
That’s exciting news, and it was even more exciting when Erica Meier over at Compassion Over Killing (COK) offered to send us a sample to try out! The Vegg is actually a powder, and you blend it with water to get your egg ingredient (1 teaspoon of Vegg and 1/4 cup of water equals 2-3 egg yolks). TheVegg.com offers several delicious-looking recipes including “Vegg Pan Frittata” and “Vegg French Vanilla Iced Cream.” I decided to go really simple and make some scrambled eggs and bacon, vegan-style of course.
The eggs were really simple to make, but as the website points out, make sure to BLEND Vegg with water and not mix by hand. I simply followed the “Scrambled Veggs” recipe from Rocky Shepheard (who also created The Vegg) on the website. It calls for half a package of LiteLife SmartBacon, one package of extra-firm tofu, some vegan margarine, and 3/4-1 cup of Vegg.
My “Scrambled Veggs” and veggie bacon were delicious! If you’re a vegan who misses bacon and eggs every now and then, this is a good recipe for you. The Veggs tasted a lot like their non-vegan counterpart, and I put them, the bacon and some Daiya cheddar shreds on toasted bread to make a yummy vegan bacon, egg and cheese.
According to COK, Shepheard says he got to work on The Vegg after learning a new vegan fried egg yolk was actually just an April Fool’s Day hoax. After two years of development, The Vegg is here and Shepheard is also working on an egg patty and a fried egg. COK adds, “The Vegg is all-vegan, which is great news for the more than 250 million egg-laying hens in the US, most of whom spend their lives intensively confined inside barren wire cages. And since it’s made using 100% plant-based ingredients — fortified nutritional yeast (dry yeast, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamin hydrochloride, folic acid, B12), sodium alginate, black sea salt, beta carotene — it’s also 100% cholesterol-free, which makes it heart-healthy, too.”
If you want some more good news with your vegan breakfast, The Vegg is also supporting a good cause! Compassion Over Killing will receive 10% of net sales until 2014. You can buy online at TheVegg.com, or at any of the retailers listed on the site.