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No more eggs in your fridge? 8 tips to replace missing ingredients

Some ingredients may be missing from our refrigerators after ten days at home. With a little creativity, we can find alternatives in our cupboards. Zero waste can also be done with what is already available!

Vegan cooking has long gone without eggs and butter. Now is the time to be inspired by them! Here are a few examples of ingredients that can be interchanged:

Alternatives to eggs

  •  ½ banana replaces 1 egg
  • Chickpea water to replace egg whites (aquafaba recipe)
  • Potato flake purée for savoury preparations
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed in 2 tablespoons of water that is left to soak for a few minutes replaces 1 egg

Alternatives to butter

  • Applesauce
  • Coconut oil
  • Almond puree

Alternatives to cream

  • Greek yogurt
  • Coconut milk

Most substitute ingredients are used in the same proportions as the original. However, there is no precise rule. It’s up to you to experiment and above all, have fun!