Country Lore: Healthy and Vegan Holiday Pie

Holiday pies can be made healthy with arrowroot powder.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie can be made with alternatives to milk and eggs.

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Most pumpkin pie recipes call for cream and eggs. For a healthier (and vegan) alternative this holiday season, try replacing the milk and eggs with 4 to 5 tablespoons of arrowroot powder (a natural thickener extracted from a tropical plant root).

This creates a creamy pie that holds together beautifully and has fewer calories and less saturated fat. 

d sayles
4/10/2006 12:00:00 AM

I also would love to see more vegan recipes added to an otherwise excellent newsletter. Thank you.

karl omelay
11/25/2005 12:00:00 AM

hmmm. doesnt anyone ever reply to these comments?

shannah griggs_2
11/19/2005 12:00:00 AM

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:I was wondering, please, as a Vegan, and, in which, vegetarians would, also, agree with me, why are there not more recipes for us in this delightful magazine, please, more hints/ideas on alternatives, also?When replying, please, put GRIGGS in the Subject line.Thank you very much.Shannah

carolyn burton
11/18/2005 12:00:00 AM

Not to mention, shouldn't you change the amount of powder used based on the amount of milk/eggs used in the recipe?

liz abbott
11/18/2005 12:00:00 AM

Finally!!! Vegan versions of recipes being featured. Thank you!

karl omelay
11/18/2005 12:00:00 AM

i dont get it- how can you replace all the milk and eggs with a powder? dont you also have to add more liquid to make the recipe work? can we have a real recipe using arrowroot powder, here?-tabitha in missouri