So get this… I was in L.A. in March and I was in an Uber going to the airport; as I was flying back to NYC.My uber driver was a lovely talkative woman at 6AM and we started chatting about health, wellness and cooking.She was a vegan and told me about this new way to make meringue with the liquid from canned chickpeas.

What ?????

 She got my attention! She told me that this liquid gets light and fluffy just like meringue when you beat it with sugar. So basically it’s a vegan meringue. I thought that this was quite unique; and so I had to try it for myself.
The name of this delicious fluff like substance is called aquafaba. I love the name. I tried making it at home.  I couldn’t believe how easy it is. So how do you use it once you make it?
Let me share two recipes with you that we created.
But feel free to use this fluff anyway your imagination lets you.
Just remember that you must beat it for 15 minutes before it begins to thicken.

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Aquafaba
Aquafaba
Print Recipe Aquafaba
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people

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Strawberry Banana Goodness
Strawberry Banana Goodness
Print Recipe Strawberry Banana Goodness
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 2 slices, Raisin bread toasted
  • 6 tablespoons Hazelnut chocolate spread
  • ½ cup Aquafaba
  • 1 each banana, sliced
  • 4 each strawberry, sliced
  • 2 each strawberry, sliced

Instructions

  • Spread three tbsp of hazelnut chocolate spread on a slice of toasted raisin bread
  • Spoon and smooth out 1/4 cup of aquafaba
  • Gently place a few slices of banana and strawberry on the aquafaba
  • Sprinkle with organic sugar
  • Torch for one minute or until the sugar caramelizes and gives the fruit and aquafaba a caramel like color
  • Enjoy this delicious vegan open faced sandwich

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Crunchy PBJ
Crunchy PBJ
Print Recipe Crunchy PBJ
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwiches