Country Lore: Healthy and Vegan Holiday Pie

Holiday pies can be made healthy with arrowroot powder.
By Tabitha Alterman
December 2005/January 2006
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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. 

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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.

11/25/2005 12:00:00 AM
hmmm. doesnt anyone ever reply to these comments?

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

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!

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

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